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Inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Award in Diagnostics winner announced

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the recipient of its inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Award in Diagnostics: Dr. Yih Yang (Ian) Chen. The awardee was selected by the members of NMIN’s Research Management Committee, based on the applicant’s qualifications, as well as the quality of the proposed research… Read More »Inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Award in Diagnostics winner announced

NMIN names new Scientific Director & CEO Dr. Christine Allen

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN), a national research network funded by the Government of Canada, has appointed Dr. Christine Allen Scientific Director & CEO, effective 1 July 2021. Dr. Allen is Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives, and Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, at the University of… Read More »NMIN names new Scientific Director & CEO Dr. Christine Allen

Recognition grows for role of LNPs and Canadian biotech in COVID-19 mRNA-based vaccines

Since news of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine first broke in November 2020, growing recognition has been given to the Canadian nanomedicine-based component underlying the vaccine’s effectiveness: the lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery system that originated from basic research by NMIN Scientific Director Dr. Pieter Cullis that started over 40 years ago… Read More »Recognition grows for role of LNPs and Canadian biotech in COVID-19 mRNA-based vaccines

Transmucosal drug delivery & the model dilemma in biomedical research: Two new papers out of the Hedtrich Lab

Two new publications highlight recent research from the UBC-based lab of NMIN researcher Dr. Sarah Hedtrich. Transmucosal drug delivery The first, published 14 March 2021 in Small, describes the lab’s recent efforts to develop a method for efficient transmucosal drug delivery. “Mucosal surfaces pose a challenging environment for efficient drug… Read More »Transmucosal drug delivery & the model dilemma in biomedical research: Two new papers out of the Hedtrich Lab