SYNIAD INNOVATIONS NEWS
On November 1st John Davies, Syniad Innovations’ CEO, attended the annual European Association Conference in London hosted by the Global Partnership Family Offices (GPFO), educating the audience of family offices on our disruptive business models. Click here to watch the video!
“I am thankful for the opportunity that GPFO gave my fellow panellists and me to share their thoughts on disruptive innovation and how it has changed our world today. I am also delighted that we could share some of our experiences in developing new technologies and business models which have been disruptive in their own right.” John commented.
Later in December, Syniad reported the launch of its quantum computing control electronics project with UBC, which also received a package of support funding from Mitacs’ Accelerate Program. The Quantum I/O project, led by Prof. Lukas Chrostowski, will undertake collaborative R&D focused on integrating photonics with quantum computers.
Finally, we also welcomed John Martin as part of our investor relations team. John Martin has worked in the capital markets for over three decades. He has a wonderful reputation in Canada for building high-trust, long-term relationships, and it’s great to have him join the team.
GEMINA LABS NEWS
November was a big month for Gemina Labs!
After just 2 years of really rapid product development, Gemina Labs attended the MEDICA – Leading International Trade Fair in Dusseldorf to showcase Gemina’s ground-breaking diagnostics platform.
Gemina achieved a milestone for Syniad this month, as it marked the international corporate transaction to occur within the portfolio when it entered into a definitive share exchange agreement with RAPIvD Limited, a UK based point of care diagnostics company. Under the share exchange agreement, Gemina has acquired 19% interest in RAPIvD with the option, subject to certain conditions, to acquire all the remaining issued and outstanding shares of RAPIvD. Dr Rob Porter, the founder and CEO of RAPIvD has a deeply impressive track record and will join the Board of Gemina as President.
Within a matter of days, Gemina was also able to announce that RAPIvD had successfully received ISO certification (ISO 13485), a milestone, which as Brian Firth, Gemina’s CEO said, “adds significantly to our combined capacity to take lateral flow products into in-house manufacturing”.
Finally, in this week before the holiday break, Gemina also announced that it had entered into a research partnership with Dr Amanda Clifford at UBC. Dr Clifford is an outstanding young materials engineer who trained at the University of Toronto before taking up her assistant professorship at UBC. The partnership with Gemina is premised on the development of new sensor architectures for point of care “molecular diagnostics,” i.e. DNA detection, which is another exciting extension of Gemina’s biosensing toolkit. Dr Clifford has been involved with Syniad as a member of the advisory board since its inception, so it’s particularly satisfying to have been able to make the research connection to Gemina.
In December, the Anodyne team secured new non-dilutive funding from NRC-IRAP to expand the companies’ IP strategy into computational enzymology – the digital design of entirely new enzymes. This funding further strengthens the collaboration between the Company and University of Ottawa Prof. Roberto Chica.
The company also hosted a site visit from the Natural Gas Innovation Fund and its industry members who are assessing the companies’ plan to produced renewable methanol.
Finally, the Company completed renovations of its Gilmore Way facility. This enables bioprocessing, electro-chemistry and prototype testing to be co-located for the first time and sets the company up for rapid integrated development in 2023.
Patronus welcomes Andrea Vela as the new Program Manager.
Andrea Vela is a chemist with 10 years of research experience in the fields of colloid science, materials science, and nanotechnology.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico and a Master of Science in Materials Science from the Centre for Advanced Materials Research (CIMAV) in Mexico.
Throughout her career, Andrea has gained expertise in a variety of fields related to advanced materials and nanotechnology. Before her work in the United States, Andrea was a Research Assistant at the Institute Charles Sadron in Strasbourg, France. Andrea has demonstrated her expertise and passion for colloid science, materials science, and nanotechnology and continues to be a leading researcher in these fields.