The Navigator helps connect experts in state-of-the-art Canadian facilities with leaders in business, academia and government. Explore our success stories to find out how, and delve into what else is happening in Navigator-listed facilities through stories from our partners.

Olivia Carey, March 3, 2021

How one company used lab equipment in a new way to advance their product idea

After months of searching, a Quebec researcher-entrepreneur found the expertise he needed to test a one-of-a-kind oxygen-rich drink

Researcher-entrepreneur Daniel Sdicu, CEO of the company IVe État Inc. located in Granby, Que., searched for months to find the right partner to help him test a new product: bottled water enriched with oxygen. The water...

March 3, 2021

Food: friend or foe in immunity’s fight against ovarian cancer

Precision Radiation Medicine for Cancer Immunotherapy (P-REX)

Inside the tiny micro-environment of a tumour, cancer cells and immune cells are in a battle for nutrients. University of Victoria researchers have now discovered a key culprit that will help them use gene-engineering...

Olivia Carey, March 3, 2021

Bringing high-impact drugs to market

A doctor-turned-entrepreneur looks to the Navigator to find the research support he needs to develop new drugs for patients with neurological diseases

Toronto-based company Neuractas Therapeutics uses the Navigator to find the pharmaceutical manufacturing expertise needed to develop high-impact therapeutics Andrew Lingard was in his last year of medical school when an...

March 3, 2021

Supporting smarter shopping experiences with technology

Longo’s Food Retail Laboratory

Our fast-paced lifestyles have sparked significant changes in almost all consumer, family and technology experiences in the past 30 years – except shopping for food at grocery stores. University of Guelph researchers are...

Olivia Carey, March 3, 2021

Applying new chemistry to cancer treatment

Fuzionaire Diagnostics turned to the Research Facilities Navigator to find expert collaborators to help bring a revolutionary new technology to market

Fuzionaire Diagnostics was born out of one entrepreneur’s dream to make medical imaging more accurate and accessible. When Anton Toutov was a PhD candidate working in Nobel Prize winner Robert Grubbs’ lab at the...

March 3, 2021

Engineers developing air filter to deactivate COVID-19 virus

Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLS)

The team is using the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan to take high-resolution images of their device while it is in action to gain a deeper knowledge of the sanitation process. They will use that...

March 3, 2021

Neuroethics rises to the challenge

Neuroethics Canada

When it comes to studying the brain, it’s essential to consider the many ethical questions that often arise. Neuroethics Canada is a research group that’s part of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and led by...

Olivia Carey, March 3, 2021

Oil field innovation

A Regina-based entrepreneur turns to Navigator-listed experts for solutions to oil industry challenges

Read about how Rand Oil Ltd.’s CEO Larry Hesterman uses the Navigator as a key resource for finding the right research partners in the development of his business. Throughout his career in engineering, Larry Hesterman...