For the 6th round of its Ignite program, Innovate BC, a crown agency of the province of British Columbia, allocated a total of CAD $ 613,850 to 3 projects. The purpose of this program is to stimulate the commercialization of technologies by providing up to $ 300,000 in innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied sciences and / or engineering. Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real life business problems in a 3-year time frame.

Among the winners of this 6th call for projects, Dr. Unrau, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University (SFU), has been awarded $ 85,000 CAD for his project: RNA Mango : Sensitive and Rapid Nucleic Acid Detection Kits. A patent related to this project was filed in 2018 by Dr. Unrau and Dr. Ryckelynck from the Institut de Biologie Mol├ęculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC) of Strasbourg (CNRS / University of Strasbourg).

For more information about the Ignite program, visit Innovate BC.

For more information about round 6 of the Ignite Program, visit Innovate BC.

For more information about The Unreau Laboratory, visit SFU

For more information about the collaboration between Dr. Unrau and Dr. Ryckelynck, visit France canada Culture.