Health Innovation Roundup

The Health Innovation Roundup provides you with the latest headlines and happenings related to health innovation in the Edmonton region.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Registration is now open for natHACKS, Alberta's annual brain-computer interface hackathon put on by NeurAlbertaTech to inspire beginners to develop neurotech skills and challenge competent hackers to apply themselves to the field. The event, running over 64 hours from July 29 to Aug.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. The Alberta government has announced a $2-million program to better coordinate organ donation and transplantation in the province. Meanwhile, health innovators are working on ways to revolutionize the way organ transplants are handled that may someday make such efforts unnecessary.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. DrugBank has been named one of Canada's best workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Edmonton-based company's debut at 19th in the under 50 employees category closely follows its success in raising $9 million of seed funding earlier this month.

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48Hour Discovery awarded $800,000 to accelerate drug development
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48Hour Discovery awarded $800,000 to accelerate drug development

University of Alberta biotechnology spin-off company 48Hour Discovery has been granted $800,000 to initiate peptide-based drug discovery using its patented drug discovery platform.

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Made-in-Edmonton cancer drug receives Health Canada approval for Phase 1 human clinical trials
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Made-in-Edmonton cancer drug receives Health Canada approval for Phase 1 human clinical trials

Edmonton-based oncology company Pacylex Pharmaceuticals has received Health Canada's approval to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial for its anti-cancer drug PCLX-001.

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U of A health research to receive $6.5M in federal funding
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U of A health research to receive $6.5M in federal funding

University of Alberta health research is getting a funding boost from the federal government through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to advance two projects: one that aims to better understand chronic health conditions and develop potential treatments, and another that investigates the impact of toxins on people’s health.

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