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NMIN supports NanoCanada’s Canadian Nanomedicine Cluster initiative

NMIN is collaborating with its partner organization NanoCanada to build a Canadian Nanomedicine Cluster that will offer a hub for collaboration and partnerships, provide a database of expertise and capabilities, and showcase Canada’s leadership on the global stage. As part of this collaboration, NMIN Executive Director Dr. Diana Royce has… Read More »NMIN supports NanoCanada’s Canadian Nanomedicine Cluster initiative

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

NMIN researcher’s company develops new DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine

Edmonton-based company Entos Pharmaceuticals has developed a new DNA-based vaccine for COVID-19 that is expected to enter Phase 1 clinical trials soon. NMIN researcher Dr. John Lewis, associate professor of oncology at the University of Alberta, is CEO of Entos. At the outset of the pandemic, the company repurposed its… Read More »NMIN researcher’s company develops new DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine

Canadian technology enables Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

https://youtu.be/M-NUP8Xs9-g Above: watch the 26 April 2021 coverage of this story by GlobalNews. See also the CIHR’s timeline and video “The long road to mRNA vaccines,” featuring the contributions highlighted here. Pfizer caught the world’s attention with its promising early results for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. What has been less… Read More »Canadian technology enables Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine