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  • News from August, 2012
  • Commercialization on the Horizon for Dal Invention

    Dalhousie student Braden Murphy was still in high school when he read an article in Popular Science that got him thinking about engines, and how they’re configured.

    What started as a senior design project in the last year of his undergraduate degree has now evolved into a successful pneumatic engine prototype. The engine is smaller, more reliable, and ultimately, more efficient than the technology that’s currently available on the market.

  • News from July, 2012
  • UNB Welcomes New Vice President of Research

    On August 1, 2012, the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. David Burns as its new vice president of research. As a member of UNB’s senior management team, Dr. Burns will help shape UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda.

  • Neurodyn Inc. Acquires NeuroQuest Inc.

    Neurodyn Inc., a Prince Edward Island company developing early treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, announced the purchase of NeuroQuest Inc., a Halifax-based drug development company. The acquisition creates the largest neurology-focused company in Atlantic Canada by substantially increasing the company's core strengths in drug development in the neurological disease space and commercialization management.

  • NS Researchers and Businesses Hook Up at the ILO Food Connector Event

    In an energized event that resembled speed dating, six growing Nova Scotia businesses met with researchers from the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University (The Mount), all vying for the perfect business-research match-up.

    “Businesses are not always aware of the opportunities they have through universities to test products or strategies – we’d like to change that,” says Gina Funicelli, Director of The Mount’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO).

    ILO Administrator Tanya Moxley used a stopwatch to time the three-minute pitches as local businesses wooed researchers with their growth and innovation potential. Businesses also promoted current products and services, from Nova Scotia cranberry juice to dietary consultation. Researchers from The Mount, Acadia, SMU, and Holland College also showcased their services, projects and ideas.

  • Dalhousie, U.S. Company Collaborate on Hearing Technology

    Springboard Atlantic would like to congratulate Dalhousie University on the recent announcement of its worldwide licensing agreement with Ototronix, LLC of Houston, TX for a new technology that treats conductive hearing loss and miniaturizes the power source for a hearing device.

    This project originally received funding from an institution-led AIF project, as well as Springboard support. In 2009, Dr. Brown was awarded Proof of Concept funding to improve the imaging and diagnostic capabilities, as well as the intervention and monitoring of ear disorders.

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