In many remote locations, access to medical supplies, which can make the difference between a speedy recovery and death, can be limited because of their sensitivity to temperature variations during transport.
One company that’s addressing the need for a vaccine is Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company that’s using a new manufacturing technology based on Plants and Virus-like Particles (VLP). Medicago is creating a vaccine that has the potential to promote antibody production, and unlike cell culture systems, plant systems do not require complicated growth or storage conditions.
A collaborative research project supported by Mitacs is contributing to enhance St.Amant’s community transitions by documenting and evaluating their impact on health and quality of life of persons with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
According to the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, an estimated 12.6 percent of Canadian children, youth, and young adults experience mental health disorders. As an on-going epidemic in Canadian society, mental health disorders and substance use are serious concerns for the future of our younger generation.
Like a Marvel character’s super power, summer intern Yutian Zhang has been learning how to see through tissue. However, unlike a comic-book hero, Yutian is working with a research team to develop a laser-based optical system and a special camera to see through tissue. The desired result would be improved medical technology for tissue imaging.
An autonomous intelligence system is helping seniors stay safe both at home and in care facilities, thanks to a collaboration between University of Alberta computing scientists and software technology company Spxtrm AI.