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Cellulose nanocrystal researchers win Synergy award

March 11, 2013 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – Dr. Derek Gray, holder of the NSERC/FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair at McGill University, has been presented with the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation. Dr. Gray shared the award with…
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$22M funding to advance new sources of medical isotopes

February 28, 2013 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – The federal government has signed agreements with three organizations to develop new sources of supply of the key medical isotope, technetium-99m (Tc-99m). Tc-99m is the most widely used isotope for medical imaging, which is used in approximately…
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Launch keeps Canada at forefront of space telescope technology

February 25, 2013 by Lab Canada Longueuil, QC – The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) today celebrated the successful launch of the Canadian space telescope, the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat). The satellite launched at 7:31 (EST) today from Sriharikota, India aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle…
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$61.8M supports clean technology projects across Canada

February 15, 2013 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced funding that supports 23 clean technology projects. Funding for the projects, which totals $61.8 million in areas such as agriculture, transportation, mining and energy, is being provided through SDTC’s SD…
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Collaborative research in bioeconomy to help transform forest sector

February 15, 2013 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – FPInnovations and Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY have formalized the collaborative efforts of the research teams from both organizations after years of informal cooperation. The primary objective of these efforts is to identify and commercialize novel products and…
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Bioeconomy the focus of new network

December 5, 2012 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – A group of industry associations is joining forces in a new Bioeconomy Network (BEN) to explore ways to take advantage of the significant emerging potential in the global marketplace for bio-based products. The announcement was made this…
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University gets biofuel

December 1, 2012 by Lab Canada Biofuel used to produce clean heat and electricity at UBC
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Exhibitors compete for SLAS new product award designations

November 14, 2012 by Lab Canada Chicago, IL – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) will be honouring up to three exhibiting companies with SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designations. This will be for presenting new products, at SLAS2013, that are judged to be exceptional…
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Basic research leads to new material

August 31, 2012 Leslie Burt, Lab Product News A fusion of basic chemistry research by two scientists in two fields has led to the successful commercialization of a revolutionary new orthopaedic cast product. The new material, called Woodcast, is a specially formulated wood composite material that is manufactured…
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Plants recover metals from mine waste

August 20, 2012 by Lab Canada Vancouver, BC – A research study to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings has received a $1.4 million grant. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have made initial studies…
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Pittcon 2013 announces conferee networking call for topics

July 12, 2012 by Lab Canada Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy announced its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions for Pittcon 2013, which will be held March 17-21, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The…
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Mobile laboratory tour hits the road

June 29, 2012 by Lab Canada Brea, California — Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is launching a Discovery in Motion tour that will travel throughout the continental United States, with a few stops in Canada. The tour offers cutting-edge application demonstrations performed by a team of scientific…
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Nanotech collaboration receives nearly $1M in funding

June 19, 2012 by Lab Canada Waterloo, ON – Major new research in nanotechnology, a joint initiative between the University of Waterloo and Soochow University in China, has received close to $1 million in funding. The SUN-WIN Joint Institute of Nanotechnology is a partnership between the…
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$1.125M funding supports clean-tech research

May 7, 2012 by Lab Canada London, ON – A donation of $1.125 million by waste management company Newalta will support research and development efforts at the University of Western Ontario to discover technologies to create value from wastes generated by industrial sectors such as oil…
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Pilot plant to demo new bioproduct process

May 7, 2012 by Lab Canada Edmonton, AB – University of Alberta is establishing a pilot plant to demonstrate and refine a new process known as lipid to hydrocarbon (LTH) technology. The process converts agricultural waste materials into high-value commercial products. On Friday, Western Economic Diversification…
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McMaster researchers develop rapid test strips for bacterial contamination in swimming water

April 30, 2012 by Lab Canada Hamilton, ON – Urban beach closures due to coliform outbreaks have become disturbing signs of summer, yet water-testing technology has never been fast enough to keep up with changing conditions, nor accessible enough to check all waters. Sentinel Bioactive Paper…
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Imaging projects receive cancer research funding

April 23, 2012 by Lab Canada Toronto, ON – The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has announced new funds to further enhance imaging research in Ontario and to develop improved imaging tools for more personalized diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients worldwide. “Ontario is a…
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Food safety recalls, traceability being improved with new genome research

April 16, 2012 by Lab Canada Calgary, AB – New research aims to improve food safety recalls and traceability systems, while also offering scientists a better method for tracking animals. The research project focuses on using DNA to improve food safety and traceability systems around ground…
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Improved drinking water tests the goal of $3.2M project

March 26, 2012 by Lab Canada Vancouver, BC – Just over a decade ago, a small Ontario town was the epicenter of Canada’s most significant drinking water related disaster. Close to half of Walkerton’s 5,000 residents fell ill and seven people lost their lives due to…
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Automated system isolates rare cells

March 20, 2012 S Gianni, Silicon Biosystems; N Maranesi, Silicon Biosystems; G Medoro, Silicon Biosystems; and F Ma Silicon Biosystems was challenged with designing, developing and producing a tool capable of detecting and isolating circulating tumour cells (CTCs) with the purpose of studying personalized care in oncology or fetal cells in maternal blood to allow for non-invasive prenatal…
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Automation improves tissue engineering

March 20, 2012 by Lab Canada Artificial skin is being produced automatically in a lab in Germany, with the production enabled by tissue engineering. Previously, production was only possible only using expensive manual methods in specialized laboratories.
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Measuring the stability of nanoparticle suspensions

March 20, 2012 M T Connah, Product Marketing Manager, Malvern Instruments The stability, targeting and cell uptake of 'functionalized' nanoparticles can all affect the efficiency of targeted drug applications. Being able to measure, understand and control the parameters that influence these characteristics is crucial to success.
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High speed network link to boost environmental research

February 6, 2012 by Lab Canada Ottawa, ON – An extension of a ultra high-speed fibre optic network has been to the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment in Huntsville, ON. The extension was announced by CANARIE, Advanced Research and Innovation Network, and the University of…
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Bio-chemical futures

December 30, 2011 Leslie Burt, Editor, Lab Product News Finland is home to one of Europe’s largest chemical industries, but the country is putting huge resources into R&D that will steer it away from a future dependent on fossil fuels. Here are some examples of innovation that are moving…
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Video game players advance genetic research

December 12, 2011 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by…
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Researchers develop one of the world’s smallest electronic circuits

December 12, 2011 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – A team of scientists, led by Guillaume Gervais from McGill’s Physics Department and Mike Lilly from Sandia National Laboratories, has engineered one of the world’s smallest electronic circuits. It is formed by two wires separated by only…
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R&D facility to be built as bio-energy demo plant

December 5, 2011 by Lab Canada Cornwall, PEI – Atlantec BioEnergy is creating a research and development demonstration facility in Prince Edward Island. The company was established to explore the feasibility of developing a commercially viable bio-refinery to produce advanced bio-energy from non- traditional feed stocks.…
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$3.2M grant supports green waste research

December 5, 2011 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – The NSERC/Total Industrial Research Chair in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Multiphase Processes at Extreme Conditions was recently launched at Polytechnique Montréal. The chair, with a five-year operating budget of $3.2 million, will investigate the potential for transforming domestic…
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Bioenergy research project gets funding support

November 28, 2011 by Lab Canada Prince George, BC – Researchers at the University of Northern British Columbia have received the inaugural grant in the new Canfor Pulp Grants Program. The grant is worth $75,000 over three years. Joe Nemeth, CEO of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership…
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Pfizer Montreal manufacturing facility wins innovation prize for cleaning process

November 28, 2011 by Lab Canada Montreal, QC – Pfizer Global Supply’s manufacturing facility in Montreal has been awarded the Prix Innovation 2011 for the most innovative process development by the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ). The award,…
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$2M to boost petroleum engineering research

November 21, 2011 by Lab Canada St John’s, NL – $2-million funding by energy company Statoil Canada and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) will be used to create the Statoil chair and Statoil associate chair in reservoir engineering at Memorial University and foster the development…
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Partnership to offer high-performance, fast spinning-disk laser confocal systems

November 11, 2011 by Lab Canada Center Valley, PA – Olympus America and Andor Technology say they have joined forces to offer Andor’s cameras and spinning-disk laser confocal microscope systems built around Olympus microscopes. The systems will be sold and supported through Olympus’ dealers and direct…