Parvus Therapeutics Inc.
Parvus Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the developm
ent and commercialization of a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Parvus
rapeutics have the potential to be best-in-class, which would represent a significant improvement in treatment effectiveness as compared to current therapeutic products. Pre-clinical results to date indicate that Parvus’ therapeutic candidates have the ability to halt, prevent, reverse and potentially cure autoimmune disorders
Innovate Calgary's Company Creation team has partnered with Dr. Pere Santamaria to assist with funding, planning and execution of significant development and proof-of-concept testing. Innovate Calgary is currently helping Parvus to secure a series A investment.
“Innovate Calgary’s Company Creation team has been an invaluable resource in helping Parvus Therapeutics Inc. grow from the university research laboratory to a development stage biotechnology company and one of Alberta’s most promising early-stage life science companies. Innovate Calgary’s suite of services, personnel and capital have accelerated Parvus’ technology development, enabling us to attract over $2.5 million in commercialization funding from leading institutions including Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, National Research Council Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, nanoBridge and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.”
- Dr. Pere Santamaria, Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Parvus Therapeutics Inc.
iConnectivity™ is a Calgary-based company with a patent pending technology designed to bridge the gap between older electronic equipment and newer devices like portable handhelds, smartphones, and tablets. Although the platform technology can be applied to many verticals, the company is currently focused on the music industry with its first product – iConnectMIDI. In its current design, iConnectMIDI connects iOS devices, like the iPad and iPhone, to digital music instruments, like synthesizers, enabling both classic and modern connectors (traditional DIN vs. USB). iConnectivity™ has a product roadmap that will enable musicians, both recreational and professional, to compose and record music, add special effects, control volumes, and collaborate live with other musicians while on the road, in the studio, or from their basement.
Innovate Calgary and the Company Creation team, have been working with iConnectivity™ since June 2011 and have provided business expertise to help accelerate the company’s growth. Services that Innovate Calgary is assisting with include business plan writing, financial modeling, market analysis, marketing and communication support, intellectual property strategy, corporate and capital structure review and restructuring, and access to, and assistance with, both dilutive and non-dilutive funding sources. Since working with Innovate Calgary, iConnectivity™ has signed on three new distributors, showcased its next product, iConnectMUSE (product release Q1 2013), and added the newest member to the team – a VP Sales & Marketing.
"Our company was entering the next stage of growth and recognized that we needed guidance on moving into and beyond this stage. Through the support from Innovate Calgary's Company Creation team, we have redefined our company structure and developed strategic business and marketing plans, making us an attractive investment such that, we have secured funding from various private and government groups. We are now prepared to move to the next stage of our company growth.
Deciding to work with Innovate Calgary's Company Creation team was one of the best decisions I have made for iConnectivity™."
- Michael Loh, Founder / CEO, iConnectivity™
For more information, visit iconnectivity.com
Innovate Calgary’s most current Company Creation project is a novel oil field drilling technology from the University of Calgary. nFluids Inc. is based on a patented invention from researchers in the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department. The technology has impressive lab results that demonstrate the ability to reduce drilling fluid loss by 50% to 80% (as per API test standards).
Drilling fluid is an important part of an oil and gas drilling operation. It is used to cool the drill bit, remove cuttings, lubricate the wellbore and provide hydrostatic pressure to balance out the down-hole pressure from the reservoir (to help avoid a blow-out). The loss of drilling fluid into the cracks and pores of the geological formations is not only a safety risk but can also be very costly and an environmental blemish. nFluids Inc. is developing a product that has the potential to dramatically reduce the loss of fluid while providing a more efficient, environmentally friendly, cost effective and safer drilling operation. The group is hoping to have a product available by the end of 2012.
Innovate Calgary has been engaged with the researchers since the fall of 2011 and are working towards additional lab tests with core samples, live field tests down an actual well, and full commercialization of the technology.
For more information, visit nFluids.com