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First recipients of NMIN’s Advanced Training Certification (ATC) announced

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of NMIN Advanced Training Certification (ATC). NMIN ATC recognizes an individual’s engagement in diverse capacity-building activities organized by NMIN, its partners, and/or other recognized organizations, where the learning involved goes “above and beyond” the training conventionally provided in… Read More »First recipients of NMIN’s Advanced Training Certification (ATC) announced

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

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

Canada’s health security requires increased research support: Op-Ed by NMIN researchers

“Canada’s biomedical community can clearly be competitive globally. However, we need investment in research and development, as well as infrastructure, to enable end-to-end, made-in-Canada solutions that can help Canadians and ensure health security.” This is the key message of an opinion piece by NMIN research leaders Drs. Pieter Cullis and… Read More »Canada’s health security requires increased research support: Op-Ed by NMIN researchers

NMIN Researchers Drs. Christine Allen & Pieter Cullis receive Controlled Release Society awards

Two NMIN researchers were recently recognized with awards from the Controlled Release Society (CRS). Dr. Christine Allen was awarded the CRS 2021 Women in Science award acknowledging her international recognition for outstanding contributions in science and technology. Dr. Pieter Cullis was awarded the 2021 CRS Founders Award, acknowledging his international… Read More »NMIN Researchers Drs. Christine Allen & Pieter Cullis receive Controlled Release Society awards

NMIN research on entrapment of siRNA within LNPs published in Nanoscale

A new article by NMIN researchers published in the journal Nanoscale sheds light on a potential mechanism by which lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations of nucleic acid encapsulate short interfering RNA (siRNA). “Genetic drugs based on RNA or DNA have a remarkable potential to treat virtually any disease,” comments NMIN Scientific… Read More »NMIN research on entrapment of siRNA within LNPs published in Nanoscale

Dr. Ellen Wasan receives a $745K CIHR grant to support her NMIN project

NMIN researcher Dr. Ellen Wasan and colleagues have been awarded a five-year CIHR Project Grant worth $745,876 to support and expand upon her NMIN-funded project, “Intranasal Vaccines for Pertussis and Influenza Using Novel Formulations of a Triple Adjuvant.”  The research aims to develop better vaccines—expanding the range of those who… Read More »Dr. Ellen Wasan receives a $745K CIHR grant to support her NMIN project