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  • Meet the Startup Looking to Make Its Mark in Biotechnology

    [Update: May 10th – On top of Mycodev’s 2016 KIRA Award for Innovative New Product, David Brown is among 2017’s recipients of the Governor General Innovation Awards. This post originally appeared in early 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week] Mycodev Group is a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market

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  • Health Research Chair on Cannabis Established in New Brunswick

    Job creation and economic growth are important priorities for the Government of New Brunswick. Cannabis has been identified as one of the key opportunities to pursue by the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, as legalization and control of cannabis will significantly expand the industry across Canada. Today, New Brunswick makes another commitment towards leading in

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  • Introducing New Brunswick’s Bio-Based Technology Leaders

    On June 7, 2017, BioNB is offering a unique opportunity to tour several industrial sites around this province. If you have ever wondered about the link between our renewable natural resources and innovative technology opportunities, walking through these facilities and meeting the experts involved is a great introduction. These technology tours are part of the Atlantic Biorefinery

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  • Canada’s Medical Cannabis Producers Look to This New Brunswick Research Lab

    New Brunswick’s Research and Productivity Council (RPC) is a research and technology organization whose core mission is to leverage science and technology to the benefit of industry. RPC support falls into two categories: analytical services and market-led research driven by industry needs. The organization has been working with the hemp industry since the late 1990s, and

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  • A Look at IBM’s Award-Winning New Brunswick Research Institute

    The IBM Centre for Advanced Studies – Atlantic (CAS Atlantic) is a research-based institution designed to promote collaborative research between IBM and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). At this past fall’s CASCON, IBM’s annual industrial and academic conference, UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate Bing Yang

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  • The Value of Connecting Corporate Leaders with Small Innovators

    Partnerships between large enterprises and small innovative companies, though sometimes unconventional, can be key drivers of business success. Those familiar with BioNB won’t be surprised to see me borrow a concept from the study of biology to demonstrate this point. In the natural world, symbiosis is the relationship between two types of biological species that live together

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  • Startup Canada Recognizes New Brunswick Biotech Entrepreneur

    The juice industry faces a significant problem as it relates to shelf life and spoilage. Beverage companies are losing money on spoiled product, and many of these juices are highly priced. New Brunswick’s Chinova Bioworks is developing a natural, safe, and effective antimicrobial agent to help solve this particular pain point. The company uses various

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  • Engineering Excellence and Innovation in New Brunswick

    It started here first. In 1854, the renowned School of Engineering at University of New Brunswick (UNB) was the first school to teach engineering in North America. Today, more than 90% of Fredericton’s UNB Engineering faculty members are involved in research. They attract and conduct an estimated $17 million per year in research activity, creating a

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  • A Look at Bioscience Innovation in New Brunswick

    Université de Moncton (UdeM) professor Dr. Marc Surette serves as the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Biosciences. His research on omega-3 fatty acids has recently led to the commercialization of a new nutritional oil, one whose omega-3s are sourced from plants rather than fish. “We wanted to find a plant source of omega-3s, one that more

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