2019 Innovation To Commercialization (I2C) award recipients

The Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program is designed to help researchers advance discoveries or inventions towards commercialization by supporting commercialization activities that strengthen the value of their intellectual property, facilitate collaboration and attract future investment.

In its third year, MSFHR was pleased to announce nine successful award recipients for the 2019 competition. These researchers are advancing health innovations that range from new nanomedicines for type 2 diabetes; developing a safe and effective analgesic for chronic pain relief; and creating a smart, multifunctional wound dressing for continuous monitoring and treatment of chronic injuries.

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University of British Columbia

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A GlycoCaged drug delivery system to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

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University of British Columbia

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Novel bioengineered probiotics increase colonization and persistence in the gut enhancing bioavailability and their therapeutic potential for inflammatory bowel disease

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University of British Columbia

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Improving cancer immunotherapy using G-CSF-blocking antibodies to overcome myeloid cell-mediated immunosuppression

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University of British Columbia

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Developing a safe and effective analgesic for chronic pain relief

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University of British Columbia

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Novel nanomedicines for resolving inflammation as a treatment for type 2 diabetes

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University of Victoria

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A smart multifunctional wound dressing for continuous monitoring and treatment of chronic injuries

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University of British Columbia

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Technology for image-based screening to enhance protein production

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University of British Columbia

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Biomarker tests to diagnose and prognose acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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University of Victoria

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3D bioprinting personalized neural tissues for drug screening

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