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Monthly Archives: January 2015

IDC names President & CEO

Brent Sternig-IDCBrent Sternig has officially been named president and chief executive of the University of Victoria’s Innovation Development Corporation. Sternig had been acting CEO for the past six months, replacing Doug Tolson, and had helped to develop a new strategic plan for the IDC, an organization that manages UVic’s intellectual property portfolio.

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Selects GenoLogics

GenoLogics today announced that Wellcome Trust is deploying its lab and data management solution for genomics, including integrations to next generation sequencing […]

Sternig named IDC President & CEO

Brent Sternig has officially been named president and chief executive of the University of Victoria's Innovation Development Corporation. Sternig had been acting […]

VITP to Host Internationally Acclaimed Conference

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Vancouver, British Columbia will host delegates from the world’s leading scientific research and technology centres when the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) arrives for their 2009 Annual Meeting, to be held at The Westin Bayshore on October 21-23, 2009. The Meeting will be hosted by the University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park and will be sponsored by Vancouver’s Discovery Parks.

Joint BioEnergy Institute Selects GenoLogics

GenoLogics today announced that the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a U.S. Department of Energy bioenergy research center based in Emeryville, California, is […]

Protox announces initiation of placebo controlled Phase 2 BPH study

Protox Therapeutics

Protox Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: PRX), a leader in the development of receptor targeted fusion proteins, today announced the initiation of a double-blinded placebo controlled Phase 2 study of PRX302 (study name: TRIUMPH) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a painful and bothersome urological condition that affects more than 50 million men worldwide. The trial will evaluate the efficacy of PRX302 versus placebo using the optimal treatment volume established in the open-label Phase 2 study results announced in November, 2008.

“Results from our open-label Phase 2 study demonstrated that PRX302 has the potential to establish a new standard of care for the treatment of BPH,” said Dr. Fahar Merchant, President and Chief Executive Officer of Protox. “With results from TRIUMPH expected in the second half of 2009, we are confident this study will validate the value of PRX302 to our potential partners, and most importantly, patients suffering from BPH.”

Avocet 3D Images to work on Ocean Technology Park Project

Avocet 3D Images has just received the go ahead to proceed on visualization of the proposed UVic Ocean Technology Park to be based […]

VITP profiled in US Magazine – Site Selection Online

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Everyone wants LEED. But which jurisdictions attract the cream of the crop?

Since the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program was formally implemented a decade ago by the U.S. Green Building Council, more than 14,000 projects have received some level of LEED certification. A mere 1,271 projects – from residential to stadiums, bank branches to public libraries, headquarters to even a few industrial plants – had received the organization’s Silver, Gold or Platinum certification as of the end of October 2008.

VITP selected to join Microsoft BizSpark Program

Microsoft BizSparkThe Vancouver Island Technology Park today announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark Program as a Network Partner. The BizSpark Program is a new global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups by connecting them to Network Partners: active members of the global software ecosystem who can provide mentorship, guidance and resources to BizSpark Startups. BizSpark creates an ongoing, mutually beneficial ecosystem between Microsoft, Startups and Network Partners.

VITP Selected by Microsoft BizSpark

The Vancouver Island Technology Park today announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark Program as a Network Partner. […]