Biotechnology Focus

Bio JuneJuly_2018

Biotechnology Focus is Canada's leading authority on Canada's life science news. From biopharma and healthcare to ag-bio and clean tech, our readership includes life science professionals, C-level executives and researchers.

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June/July 2018 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOCUS 3 Features 12 Hope beyond the hype: The pursuit of longevity in cell therapies By proving that cell therapy can be effective, researchers have won an early battle – but to win the war they must ensure that this therapy is ef- fective and accessible for the tens of thousands of recipients in the years to come. By erika siren 16 KalGene Pharmaceuticals and its partners bring an innovative, collaborative approach to tackle Alzheimer's disease KalGene Pharmaceuticals has taken the road-less travelled approach to its clinical program, looking to slow down disease progression by devel- oping a treatment that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. By anthony Boone 18 Q&A with Molly Shoichet: Ontario's first Chief Scientist this past year, the government of Ontario founded a brand-new posi- tion to provide a platform for which Ontario can continue to grow its innovation-based economy and promote Ontario as an integral research hub and a top destination for global talent. Compiled by Michelle Currie 23 Going deep into the human microbiome with Adapsyn Bioscience adapsyn Bioscience mines the landscape of highly-evolved small molecules from microorganisms to uncover a diverse portfolio of novel drugs to treat a wide spectrum of diseases. By Michelle Currie 29 Ontario steps up to play on the global stage there have been many investments made and new capital that will fuel innovation within the province and economy. By Michelle Currie 30 Seizing the day: How can we capitalize on Ontario's life sciences opportunity a surge of momentum for our companies, along with a provincial election, has created an unprecedented opportunity to capitalize on Ontario's life sciences economy. By Jason Field DePartMents 7 ReSeARCH NewS 9 BuSiNeSS CORNeR 29 Ontario steps up to play on the global stage Biotechnogoly Focus online: it's in the Archives Missed an issue? Misplaced an article? You'll find them all online at Letters We welcome feedback on articles and story ideas. email About the Cover Innovative Ontario companies in the health sciences space

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