Posts Tagged ‘intellectual property’

Right Turn: Sightings of innovation in Canada

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/14/17

If you are a knowledge worker, it may seem as though “innovation” is on everyone’s lips these days. First, Canadians saw Industry Canada renamed Innovation, Science and Economic Development when Prime Minister Trudeau unveiled his first cabinet. Then, Budget 2017, titled “building a strong middle class” could have had “the innovation budget” as its working…Read more

Stifling Science?

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/29/14

  On June 18, 2014, I walked into the enormous, blue lit plenary hall of the Vancouver Convention Centre excited to hear Canada’s own Janet Rossant give the opening remarks for ISSCR’s Presidential Symposium. I glanced up at the information screens and read, to my dismay, “no live tweeting from the conference.” So what’s a…Read more

The regenerative medicine industry: From “bench to business”

Author: Sasha (Alexandra) Lisovsky, 08/13/13

. I was very fortunate to win a CCRM (Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine) scholarship to attend the 6th Annual “Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place” at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The focus of this year’s course was on opportunities and challenges associated with biologics and,…Read more

From Japan with love: Cell therapy intellectual property prospects

Author: David Brindley, 07/09/13

. At the close of ISSCR2013, I left Boston bathed in an ochre sunset, and settled on a plane to reflect on what my most unexpected learning had been. My plane was bound not for home (London), but for Istanbul, where the TERMIS meeting was about to begin. As far as I’m aware, the last…Read more

Innovation without protection is philanthropy

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 01/08/13

This year, your household will pay $360 for the use of Intellectual Property (IP) held by people and corporations outside of Canada. For a little less than a dollar a day, you’re supporting industries like biotechnology, high-tech electronics, and engineering in other countries. Two policy think-tanks believe it’s time for Canadians to flip that balance…Read more

Creating an ecosystem for Canadian RM commercialization

Author: Michael May, 11/19/12

James Till and Ernest McCulloch identified stem cells 50 years ago in Toronto, and their legacy is a vibrant community of scientists who are leaders in this field of research. But what does that mean in terms of producing products and therapies to heal and cure patients? While Canada is an acknowledged leader in the…Read more