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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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  • How Atlantic Canada is Impacting the Biotech Sector

    For anyone in the biotechnology industry, exploring the trade show floor at the annual BIO International Convention is like being a kid in a candy store. Imagine a room as long as two football fields lined with endless rows of booths made of billboards and screens, each representing a pharmaceutical company or a region of

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  • The Hotspot Where Entrepreneurs Can Be Bold & Take Risks


    There is a place in eastern Canada, strategically located, where entrepreneurs and R&D experts are working away, under the radar, making significant strides. Some of that work is groundbreaking and its results will have the capacity to change people’s lives. One great example is the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI), located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Opportunities

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  • R&D by the Sea: New Brunswick’s Aquatic Biosciences Sector

    The Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick was established in 1969 by a consortium of universities, government departments, and private sector interests. A non-profit organization, the Huntsman was designed as a destination for researchers, students, and the public. Its educational offerings have engaged over 35,000 students ranging from the elementary-aged to university graduate level.

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  • How New Brunswick is Linking Science and Industry

    The Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre (BTSC), located on the Grand Falls site of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s (CCNB) Edmundston campus, supports industry in its bioproduct promotion efforts. The centre’s activities focus on two branches of fermentation technology and chemical analysis. The first sees the BTSC team working with fermentation and other bioprocesses for industrial-grade

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  • A Look at one of Canada’s Top Research Colleges: CCNB

    Many Canadian colleges have expanded their missions—which are, on the one hand, employment-oriented education and, on the other, regional economic development—in order to integrate industrial services and research capabilities focused on innovation and the needs of business. In recent years, the federal government has provided increased financial support to those colleges taking more active roles

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  • 7 Great Resources For the Wearable Technology Sector


    The wearable technology market is still quite young in terms of the product life cycle stages. That being said, there is some really interesting developments and great work taking place around the globe, and Opportunities NB (ONB) has been watching with great interest. As a follow-up to our interview with Dr. Erik Scheme earlier this

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