“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


Multinational connection leads wave of support for PARTEQ spinoff’s lifesaving technology

Thursday, November 26, 2009
KINGSTON, ON – Pathogen Detection Systems, Inc., an Ontario startup company founded on university researchers’ determination to find a faster, more effective way to monitor municipal water systems, is officially marking a major growth spurt today, thanks to investments by government and industry – including the world’s leading player in global water systems. 

PARTEQ alternative energy spinoff named Emerging Cleantech Leader

Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
TORONTO/KINGSTON, ON --  EnerWorks Inc., a Dorchester, Ontario company founded on solar-thermal technology developed at Queen’s University, has been named among the Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders by Corporate Knights, an independent Canadian-based media company focused on promoting and reinforcing sustainable development in Canada. 

PARTEQ and Kingston’s innovators highlighted at OCE Discovery 2009

May 8, 2009

KINGSTON, ON – Canada’s first Centre of Excellence for Green Chemistry Commercialization, founded  by PARTEQ Innovations, joins a roster of Kingston’s technology innovators at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery 09 showcase in Toronto this month.

GreenCentre Canada is a unique national venture that links Canada’s leading Green Chemistry researchers, industry partners, and commercialization professionals in a common goal of developing cleaner, less energy-intensive solutions for traditional chemical and manufacturing processes. 

Windsor’s Hôtel-Dieu Grace hospital adopts Kingston-developed patient waiting list technology

April 14, 2009

KINGSTON and WINDSOR, ON – A web-based patient waiting-list management tool developed and piloted at Kingston General Hospital is now streamlining surgical services at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, ON.

The novel tool ensures patients that vital information about their preparation for surgery is now fully integrated between their surgeons’ offices and the hospital’s operating room services.

PARTEQ inventors shed light on ultra-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulb

April 7, 2009

KINGSTON, ON – Long touted as an energy-saving alternative for home lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) now have the potential to be even more efficient, as well as dimmable, thanks to research at Queen’s University.

Adopted by householders as a longer-lasting, energy efficient alternative to the traditional incandescent lightbulb, compact fluorescents consume one-third of the power and last 1,000 times longer than incandescent bulbs.    

PARTEQ Innovations receives $9.1 M to establish National Centre of Excellence in Green Chemistry

Feb. 27, 2009

KINGSTON, ON -- PARTEQ Innovations, the technology commercialization office of Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, has been awarded $9.1 million from the federal government towards the establishment of a National Centre of Excellence for the development and commercialization of Green Chemistry technologies.

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