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Vetter Pharma and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Vetter Pharma and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems and Microdermics Inc., a Vancouver-based medical device company developing a novel hollow, metal microneedle drug and vaccine delivery system announce a strategic cooperation agreement. RAVENSBURG, GERMANY, AND VANCOUVER, CANADA (PRWEB) MAY 31, 2017 Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery […]

Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects

Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects

UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body. “Human skin and other soft tissues are thin, elastic structures that deform a lot,” said Dinesh Pai, professor of computer science. “It has been a challenge to come up […]

Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round to Scale Technology to Replace Hypodermic Needles

Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round to Scale Technology to Replace Hypodermic Needles

Microdermics, winner of the 2016 New Ventures BC Competition, participant in the e@UBC Lean Launch Pad, and venture funded by the e@UBC Seed Fund, receives $1-million in funding. Original article can be viewed here. Microdermics today announced completion of its $1 million financing round, which was oversubscribed and received robust global interest. Microdermics has developed […]

Young entrepreneurs create dock-to-table app to cut out middlemen in seafood industry

Young entrepreneurs create dock-to-table app to cut out middlemen in seafood industry

Original article from Global News. A pair of young Vancouverites are looking to revolutionize the way B.C. seafood gets from dock to dish. Joseph Lee and his business partner Robert Kirstiuk are the brains behind Coastline Market, a Vancouver-based startup keen on shaking up the industry by cutting out the middlemen: seafood brokers, wholesalers and processors, […]

Students’ WiFi habits actually save UBC money: expert

Students’ WiFi habits actually save UBC money: expert

Original Post from MetroNews A UBC tech startup has found a way to translate students’ habit of always connecting to WiFi into energy savings for the university. The software, created by Stefan Storey and his team at Sensible Building Solutions, counts the number of devices connected to the university’s WiFi network at any one time […]

Female entrepreneurs tread into male-dominated world of tech startups

Female entrepreneurs tread into male-dominated world of tech startups

Original article from the Globe and Mail Kerry Costello, co-founder of HeadCheck Health, is an entrepreneur in the technology sector – an area still dominated by her male counterparts. She admits starting her own business wasn’t her first instinct, let alone in the technology sector where she had limited experience. But after a couple of […]

Vancouver startup ChopValue gives used chopsticks new life as minimalist furnishings and housewares

Vancouver startup ChopValue gives used chopsticks new life as minimalist furnishings and housewares

Original article from Georgia Straight Live in Vancouver long enough and you’ll soon find your kitchen drawers littered with packets and packets of single-use chopsticks. t’s not the worst problem to have, given the amount of grade-A sushi, pho, and Chinese takeout you’re probably eating, but for local forestry student Felix Böck, the excess and […]

The UBC Entrepreneurship Engine

The UBC Entrepreneurship Engine

Original article from UBC Sauder School of Business When UBC MBA grad Manoj Singh set out to launch a startup, he didn’t just want to create a successful business – he wanted to help change the world. Singh had already studied engineering at one of India’s most prestigious institutes and worked for over a decade […]

Faber, e@UBC Venture, Joins Alchemist Accelerator

Faber, e@UBC Venture, Joins Alchemist Accelerator

Big congrats to e@UBC venture, Faber, that has joined Bay Area accelerator, Alchemist. Before the team heads down to begin their new journey, we asked them about how they are feeling before the big move.  1. What are you looking forward to most about joining the new Alchemist accelerator? The Alchemist is known for a strong and […]