“The lotus leaf has given us a wonderful example of a self-cleaning system, designed by nature. ”

– Queen's chemist Dr. Guojun Liu on his amphiphobic materials


CIHR funds Queen's cholesterol research

March 17, 2003

KINGSTON, ON -- Dr. Robert Kisilevsky (departments of Pathology and Biochemistry) has received nearly $100,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to further his research into novel means of preventing atherosclerosis, the major cause of coronary heart disease. 

The funding, from CIHR's Proof of Principle program, enables Drs. Kisilevsky and Shui-Pang Tam (department of Biochemistry) to advance their work in the cholesterol-regulating properties of the amyloid protein Serum Amyloid A, which has shown promising findings in early studies. 

International IP experts launch PARTEQ educational series

Feb. 24, 2003

Issues relating to intellectual property and the commercialization of university research are the focus of a new educational initiative being kicked off by PARTEQ Innovations early next month.

The first in a series of PARTEQ Educational Forums takes place next Wednesday, March 5, when PARTEQ presents "Issues surrounding the ownership of intellectual property: Canadian and U.S. perspectives."

Venture funds fuel development of solar hot water heater technology

Feb. 12, 2003

LONDON, ON -- EnerWorks, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of renewable energy systems, has received $1.25 million in funding from three Ontario venture-capital firms to help bring its first product to market. The product, a solar residential water heating appliance, was developed in partnership with PARTEQ Innovations and Queen's University.

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