TEC Edmonton clients reach finals in BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Awards
From News Release
Edmonton - Three TEC Edmonton client companies - KMT Hepatech, SinoVeda Canada, and Ceapro Inc. – were finalists in BIOTECanada’s 2012 Gold Leaf awards.
BIOTECanada, Canada’s leading industrial biotechnology sector association, produces the annual awards to recognize the individual and corporate significant achievements of its members.
KMT Hepatech is one of 11 finalists in the Company of the Year category, with the winner to be announced at the end of May. KMT Hepatech is an University of Alberta spin-off company that has developed a transgenic mouse with a humanized liver that can be infected, for research purposes, with hepatitis C, hepatitis B or malaria. The KMT mouse will remain infected over extended periods of time. www.kmthepatech.com
SinoVeda was one of 15 finalists in the Early Stage – Health category. Another University of Alberta spin-off founded by two pharmaceutical scientists, SinoVeda’s patent-pending drug development technology is creating a continuum of standardized nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products with proven therapeutic efficacy. The category winner, now announced, was biomanufacturer Therapure Biopharma of Mississauga, Ontario. www.sinoveda.com
Ceapro made it to a five-company short list of finalists for the Gold Leaf Early Stage – Industrial and Agricultural category. Using proprietary technology, Edmonton-based Ceapro develops and commercializes active ingredients from Canadian crops for personal care, cosmetic and nutritional products. The category was won by bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber of Sarnia, Ontario. www.ceapro.com
As there were over 50 applications for the Gold Leaf Awards in each category, TEC Edmonton takes some justified pride in the national recognition of the leading-edge work being done by its client companies.
For more information or to arrange interviews with the principals of any of these companies, please contact:
Communications Coordinator, TEC Edmonton
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TEC Edmonton helps transform high-tech discoveries into viable business opportunities. Through our business services, TEC Edmonton helps navigate the commercialization process by providing assistance with technology evaluation, intellectual property protection, business plan development, marketing research, corporate management and funding preparation – as well as provides a home for startups in the TEC Centre incubation facility. A unique not-for-profit enterprise, TEC Edmonton is a joint venture between Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and the University of Alberta.