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Stellar International moves its manufacturing to Dalton Chemicals Laboratories

May 25, 2004 by Lab Canada London, ON – May 25, 2004 – Pharmaceutical developer Stellar International says it has signed agreements with privately owned Toronto-based Dalton Chemical Laboratories to manufacture its NeoVisc and Uracyst products. The company plans to move the manufacturing process for the…
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Supreme Court decides in favour of Monsanto in seed patent case

May 21, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 21, 2004 – The biotechnology industry today is applauding a Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Monsanto vs Percy Schmeiser case supporting intellectual property protection in Canada. The seed which is the subject of Monsanto’s…
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$1M funding for study to assess health effects of air pollution

May 21, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON & Vancouver, BC – May 21, 2004 – The federal government is allocating $1 million over the next year to fund research on the human health impacts of air pollution in support of the Georgia Basin/Puget Sound international…
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Physicists entangle light, pave way to atomic-scale measurements

May 21, 2004 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – May 21, 2004 – U of T physicists have developed a way to entangle photons that could ultimately lead to an extremely precise new measurement system. Their study appears in the May 13 issue of the journal…
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Life sciences news briefs (May 18, 2004)

May 18, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 18, 2004 – The following life sciences news briefs were recently published by Industry Canada. 1) Pharmaceuticals Update Vasogen’s VP025 reduces brain injury in preclinical model Vasogen (Mississauga) announced that preclinical findings demonstrating the ability of…
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Details of new public health agency are unveiled

May 17, 2004 by Lab Canada Winnipeg, MN – May 17, 2004 – Dr Carolyn Bennett, minister of state for public health, has announced details of the new Public Health Agency of Canada. The agency will have two main pillars, Winnipeg and Ottawa, and will work…
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Major international tenants give boost to Toronto R&D hub

May 17, 2004 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – May 17, 2004 – MaRS (Medical and Related Sciences Discovery District) has announced what it says is a big step toward its goal of establishing Toronto as a leading global centre of bioscience commerce, with the addition…
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CIHR draws internationally renowned health researchers to Canada

May 13, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 13 2004 – The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), says that eight internationally acclaimed health researchers have been recruited to Canada as a result of CIHR’s institutional establishment grant (IEG) program. This program aims to…
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$33.3M donation for quantum computing research

May 12, 2004 by Lab Canada Waterloo, ON – May 12, 2004 – A $33.3-million gift from Ophelia and Mike Lazaridis will help create a world-class centre for quantum-related research and teaching at the University of Waterloo. The announcement immediately followed the fulfillment of an earlier…
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BioEnvelop issues manufacturing licence in Pacific Rim

May 11, 2004 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – May 11, 2004 – Biodegradable coatings developer BioEnvelop Technologies says it has signed a manufacturing licence agreement with Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods of Tokyo, Japan. The licence allows Mitsubishi-Kagaku to manufacture, use, distribute, promote and sell protein-based biocoating products…
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AlphaRx appoints clinical and regulatory expert to chair scientific advisory board

May 11, 2004 by Lab Canada Markham, ON – May 11, 2004 – AlphaRx says it has appointed Dr Guy Ely to chair its scientific advisory board. Dr Guy Ely, a clinical and regulatory expert with significant experience in developing new drugs, will advise the company…
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Monsanto deferring development of genetically engineered wheat

May 10, 2004 by Lab Canada St Louis, MO – May 10, 2004 – Agricultural products developer Monsanto says it is discontinuing its breeding and field level research of genetically engineered Roundup Ready wheat, until such time that other wheat biotechnology traits are introduced. Instead, it…
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Biolubricants smooth way to a cleaner environment (May 10, 2004)

May 10, 2004 by Lab Canada Edmonton, AB – May 10, 2004 – The Alberta Research Council (ARC), under a contract to Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AAFRD), says it recently conducted two tests on a biologically based lubricant (biolubricant) for chainsaw bars. The tests,…
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Marine biotech research centre receives nearly $1M funding for equipment

May 7, 2004 by Lab Canada Rimouski, QC – May 7, 2004 – The federal government has made a $900,000 contribution to the Centre de recherche sur les biotechnologies marines (CRBM), a marine biotechnology research centre in Rimouski. The announcement was made at the official inauguration…
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Life sciences news briefs (May 07, 2004)

May 7, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 7, 2004 – The following life sciences news briefs were published this week by Industry Canada. 1) Pharmaceuticals Update Alda Pharmaceuticals patent application receives positive review Alda Pharmaceuticals (Vancouver) announced it has received a positive international…
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Scientists uncover how the brain retrieves and stores older memories

May 6, 2004 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – May 6, 2004 – Scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) and UCLA have pinpointed for the first time a region of the brain responsible for storing and retrieving distant memories. This research is reported…
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Ottawa institute spearheads ambitious international regulome project

May 6, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 6, 2004 – Dr Michael Rudnicki, director of the Stem Cell Centre and senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), has announced the formation of an international consortium uniting leading world scientists to elaborate…
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Cancer research projects receive $29.7M funding injection

May 4, 2004 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – May 4, 2004 – The Canadian Cancer Society has funded 66 new research projects across the country, with a total of $29.7 million in funding over periods of up to five years. The Canadian Cancer Society funds…
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Killam Prizes for 2004 are announced

May 3, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – May 3, 2004 – Five prominent scholars in the fields of natural sciences, philosophy, music, health sciences and geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineeering will be honoured with the 2004 Killam prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding…
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US award recognizes outstanding Robarts geneticist

April 30, 2004 by Lab Canada London, ON – April 30, 2004 – Robarts Scientist Dr Robert Hegele has earned a place among a prestigious group as the first Canadian-based recipient of a key research award from the Dallas-based American Heart Association. Dr Hegele, director of…
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MedMira founder/inventor honoured for excellence in research

April 30, 2004 by Lab Canada Halifax, NS – April 30, 2004 – MedMira says that its founder and chief operating officer, Hermes Chan, was this year’s recipient of the award for research excellence presented by BioNova, Nova Scotia’s biotechnology industry association. Mr Chan is the…
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Genesis Awards salute Quebec researchers and companies

April 30, 2004 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – April 30, 2004 – BIOQuebec has honoured a number of Quebec-based biotechnology companies and executives in its annual Genesis Awards. Procyon Biopharma, ART Advanced Research Technologies, DiagnoCure, LMS Medical Systems received honours, as well as executives Hans…
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Canadian researchers identify key immune factors associated with SARS

April 29, 2004 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – April 29, 2004 – A group of scientists at the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics (Canvac) say they have identified key immune factors associated with the early stages of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Results of…
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Life sciences new briefs (April 29, 2004)

April 29, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – April 29, 2004 – The following life sciences news briefs were published this week by Industry Canada. 1) Pharmaceuticals Update Forbes Medi-Tech announces European Phase II trial data for FM-VP4 Forbes Medi-Tech (Vancouver) announced, further to the…
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Study looks at challenges facing R&D in Canada

April 29, 2004 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – April 29, 2004 – The belief that economic growth in the 21st century will be based on innovation is widespread. A new study shows that research and development intensive firms are the key players in propelling Canada…
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$20.6M earmarked for counter-terrorism science and technology

April 27, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – April 27, 2004 – Funding valued at $20.6 million is being invested in 24 new projects by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research & Technology Initiative (CRTI), a federal government initiative created to prepare for and…
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New phase of testing on prions starting at NRC

April 27, 2004 by Lab Canada Quebec City, QC – April 27, 2004 – TSO3, a company that develops sterilization solutions, says it is undertaking a third phase of testing in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Winnipeg. The testing is part…
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$30M to boost research capacity across Canada

April 26, 2004 by Lab Canada Fredericton, NB -April 26, 2004 – Canadian institutions across the country have received a financial boost intended help them attract and retain 164 high-calibre researchers. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today announced support for 145 projects in 33 universities…
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Celmed BioSciences to focus activities in oncology; sells neurology assets

April 26, 2004 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – April 26, 2004 – Celmed BioSciences, a subsidiary of Theratechnologies that targets niche applications in oncology, has sold Celmed USA, a private company, and its neurology assets and technology platform, to Dr Michel Lvesque. The terms of…
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New technology agency to target economic development

April 26, 2004 by Lab Canada Vancouver, BC- April 26, 2004 – The Innovation and Science Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) and the Advanced Systems Institute of BC (ASI) will be merged into a new Crown agency, the BC Innovation Council, to centralize the government’s technology…
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Life sciences news briefs from Industry Canada (April 23, 2004)

April 23, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – April 23, 2004 – The following life sciences news briefs were published this week by Industry Canada. 1) Pharmaceuticals Update ConjuChem reports positive interim Phase II DAC:GLP-1 results ConjuChem (Montreal) announced interim results from its ongoing monotherapy…
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Nanomaterials and nanorobotics the focus of new research partnership

April 22, 2004 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – April 22, 1004 – The federal government has created a new organization called the NRC/CIHR Science and Technology Convergence for Health Innovation Partnership that will collaborate on three new health research projects worth $3.1 million in Quebec,…