Five NMIN researchers among the most “Highly Cited”

Five NMIN researchers are numbered among the scholars listed in the 14th edition of “Highly Cited Researchers”—those with an h-index over 100—published by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Among the 4730 scholars in the list were: Dr. Robert Hancock (UBC; NMIN investigator); Dr. Edward Sargent (University of Toronto; NMIN… Read More »Five NMIN researchers among the most “Highly Cited”

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 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

NMIN’s Scientific Director changes course

Dr. Cullis stepping down as Scientific Director to pursue commercialization opportunities NMIN’s founding Scientific Director, Dr. Pieter Cullis, seizes yet another new opportunity. Over his celebrated career, he has spearheaded numerous innovations and created a range of new business opportunities for Canadians through his intrepid entrepreneurialism. Most recently, his aptitude… Read More »NMIN’s Scientific Director changes course

NMIN’s Scientific Director tells the story of the LNP delivery system behind Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

In a January 15, 2021 seminar organized by the Life Sciences Institute of the University of British Columbia, NMIN’s Scientific Director Dr. Pieter Cullis shared a first-hand account of the 40-year scientific journey that culminated in the lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery system underpinning the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. Watch the… Read More »NMIN’s Scientific Director tells the story of the LNP delivery system behind Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Nano versus Molecular: Optical Imaging Approaches to Detect and Monitor Tumor Hypoxia – a review by NMIN researcher & trainees

In a review article published today in Advanced Healthcare Materials, NMIN trainees Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng and Yulin Mo, together with NMIN researcher Dr. Gang Zheng, survey the latest nano and molecular developments in optical imaging approaches for detecting and monitoring hypoxia in solid tumours. “Hypoxia is a hallmark… Read More »Nano versus Molecular: Optical Imaging Approaches to Detect and Monitor Tumor Hypoxia – a review by NMIN researcher & trainees