R&D

Opportunities NB (ONB) has identified cannabis as a priority sector for economic growth, actively aligning our efforts to ensure the economic, academic, and regulatory portions of the industry connect. In November, the Province of New Brunswick was named the ‘Most Progressive Public Office’ in Canada as part of Lift’s 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards. Our team is […]

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In 2016, New Brunswick’s Economic Growth Plan identified cannabis as one of several opportunities to pursue for economic growth. Opportunities NB (ONB) has made cannabis a priority sector, actively aligning our efforts to ensure the economic and regulatory portions of the industry connect. ONB works with New Brunswick’s world-class academic institutions to ensure they are involved […]

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The team at Atlanta-based Pronto has developed an innovative technology platform allowing them to offer on-demand home repair, with a focus on small jobs around the house. CEO and Co-Founder Erik Stadler says the company hand-picks and vets all ‘Pronto Pros’ to ensure the highest quality work. The company’s professionals specialize in carpentry, plumbing, handyman (e.g. drywall […]

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Cybersecurity is one of the most significant societal and economic issues of our time. Canada’s economy is absolutely dependent upon a safe and resilient internet. Every day, Canadian citizens leverage critical infrastructure assets, such as electricity to run their businesses, homes and families. Today, New Brunswick’s ecosystem just expanded with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announcing a […]

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Update: May 12 – UNB’s Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Engineering captured this year’s Innovation Champion KIRA Award. This post originally appeared on the ONB Blog in May 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week. Conversations about cutting-edge research and development and the province of New Brunswick are certainly not mutually exclusive, […]

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Mycodev Group is a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market a versatile pharmaceutical ingredient called chitosan. CTO David Brown says his company takes a novel approach to producing its chitosan — it comes entirely from fungus. Similar to how beer is brewed, Mycodev grows large amounts of fungus via a submerged fermentation process. From there they […]

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Job creation and economic growth are important priorities for the Government of New Brunswick. Cannabis has been identified as one of the key opportunities to pursue by the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, as legalization and control of cannabis will significantly expand the industry across Canada. Today, New Brunswick makes another commitment towards leading in […]

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On June 7, 2017, BioNB is offering a unique opportunity to tour several industrial sites around this province. If you have ever wondered about the link between our renewable natural resources and innovative technology opportunities, walking through these facilities and meeting the experts involved is a great introduction. These technology tours are part of the Atlantic Biorefinery […]

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New Brunswick’s Research and Productivity Council (RPC) is a research and technology organization whose core mission is to leverage science and technology to the benefit of industry. RPC support falls into two categories: analytical services and market-led research driven by industry needs. The organization has been working with the hemp industry since the late 1990s and […]

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The juice industry faces a significant problem as it relates to shelf life and spoilage. Beverage companies are losing money on spoiled product, and many of these juices are highly priced. New Brunswick’s Chinova Bioworks is developing a natural, safe, and effective antimicrobial agent to help solve this particular pain point. The company uses various […]

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Université de Moncton (UdeM) professor Dr Marc Surette serves as the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Biosciences. His research on omega-3 fatty acids has recently led to the commercialization of a new nutritional oil, one whose omega-3s are sourced from plants rather than fish. “We wanted to find a plant source of omega-3s, one that more […]

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For anyone in the biotechnology industry, exploring the trade show floor at the annual BIO International Convention is like being a kid in a candy store. Imagine a room as long as two football fields lined with endless rows of booths made of billboards and screens, each representing a pharmaceutical company or a region of […]

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