Merck Invention Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

Funding, mentorship and workspace available for health companies, researchers and entrepreneurs

Edmonton, AB, Canada (January 16, 2018) – Recruitment is now open for Merck Invention Accelerator, a new health technology accelerator and partnership between TEC Edmonton, Merck Canada Inc. and the University of Alberta. Set to open March 2018, the program goal is to advance the success […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|TEC Company News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Biobased Phosphorus Containing Polyol With Fire-Retardant Properties

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Vegetable oil based polyols have been successfully commercialized and utilized in polyurethane production, such as for automotive or building applications. One of the problems with using biobased polyurethane foams in building materials, such as in foam insulation, is their inherent flammability. A partial solution to this problem is to incorporate heteroatoms such as halogens, silicon […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Licensing Opportunities|0 Comments

‘The new wave is already happening’: 2018 a pivotal year for tech in Edmonton, experts say

‘The new wave is already happening’: 2018 a pivotal
year for tech in Edmonton, experts say More…

By |January 18th, 2018|Front Page News|0 Comments

Innovation District: 1 year later

One year ago, TEC Edmonton expanded its headquarters to the first floor of Enterprise Square with the official opening of TEC Innovation District. Created as another way for technology entrepreneurs to access TEC Edmonton resources and mentorship, the Innovation District quickly became more than a work space.

The Launch Program, operating out of the Innovation District, […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chipless Printable Sensor For Non-Contact Pipeline Monitoring

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Underground pipelines can be very difficult to monitor for signs of deterioration, especially deterioration due to pipe corrosion. Even if a failure occurs, it can be difficult to locate the failure for repair. Once located, repairs can be far more time consuming and costly than if the corrosion was identified prior to rupture.

Researchers at the […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Licensing Opportunities|0 Comments

Prosthetic Device For Replacing A Mitral Valve

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A University of Alberta researcher has developed a novel design for a percutaneous mitral valve stent that can be deployed using a minimally invasive technique.
Minimally invasive surgery (for example, percutaneous procedures) and transcatheter techniques are rapidly replacing standard surgical techniques. Percutaneous procedures performed through the skin are preferable, as demonstrated by strong patient satisfaction, lower […]

Putting Edmonton on the map: Edmonton Economic Development celebrates Alberta capital at 2018 IMPACT Luncheon

A buzz was in the air on Tuesday, January 8 as EEDC CEO Brad Ferguson took the stage to give his outgoing address at the 2018 IMPACT Luncheon. The much-anticipated event had brought together a sold-out crowd of 1,100 business, government and non-profit leaders to celebrate Alberta’s capital city.

In reminiscing over the last five years, […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edmonton economic boss bids adieu, touts bolder approach to business for the city

Edmonton economic boss bids adieu, touts bolder approach to
business for the city

By |January 10th, 2018|Front Page News|0 Comments

High Flow Antifouling Filtration Membranes

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In recent years, improved membrane technologies have been used for water and wastewater filtering due to their low energy consumption, ease of preparation at scale, and the breadth and low cost of polymers that can be used.  Unfortunately, membrane-based filtration systems, especially ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes, tend to foul due to unwanted particles on the […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Licensing Opportunities|0 Comments

Howard Covering: Novel device to prevent accumulation of biofilm in endotracheal tubes

 
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A University of Alberta researcher has developed a novel device to remove accumulated biofilm and prevent further formation of biofilm in endotracheal tubes thereby improving healing rate and preventing infection in patients on respiratory ventilation.
Nosocomial infections are one of the leading causes of death during mechanical ventilation; should the patient survive the infection, their hospital […]