- Alberta Innovates
- Getting resourceful with our resources.
Getting resourceful with our resources..
With our world-famous nature and bountiful resources, it's only natural that Alberta has become equally renowned for our leadership in agriculture, forestry and life sciences research and technology.
- $1 billion, a 30–year legacy and health and medical innovation
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions has a 30-year legacy of supporting top-quality, world-renowned research, formerly under the name Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). During that time, we have invested more than $1 billion in health and medical research. Learn more about the impact of $1 billion in health research here at Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions.
- Another first. Sleep apnea discovery
Dr. John Remmers, a global leader in sleep physiology and sleep medicine, was the first to demonstrate that sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing periodically during sleep, is due to an anatomical narrowing of the pharynx. Dr. Remmers produced CPAP and the SnortSat sleep recorder.
- Improved ‘senses’ could mean thousands more barrels of bitumen a day.
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Sensors Engineering specialists have partnered with a series of oil sands processing operators over the past decade to create a series of sensors, MineSentry, collectively boost bitumen recovery from oil sands separation processes. Given the mass volume of bitumen, even a one percent improvement in recovery could mean tens of thousands of barrels per day of additional bitumen produced, and reduced environmental footprint.
- Wheat straw offers shelter and withstands earthquakes
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures developed technology that uses wheat straw to solve a pressing human need for shelter, profoundly improves the living conditions of millions of people, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and protects the environment on a large scale.
Alberta Innovates has captured attention globally. When we have the opportunity to speak with researchers and innovators outside of Alberta, they wonder how we have put the system together and achieved the alignment that we have achieved.
Dr. Cy Frank is one of the leading figures in the field of bone and joint injury in the world and attributes his presence in Alberta to Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.
Ron Dyck, Assistant Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation Division of Advanced Education and Technology, discusses the mandate of Alberta Innovates. Alberta Innovates brings together research and industry together in a new way.
Diastolic heart failure is being studied in Alberta by both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. They are looking for 1,000 people who have different heart problems to be involved with a long-term research project as contributing participants to the research, not just subjects.
The hepatoma cell line is unique because it allows the hepatitis C virus to be isolate while it infects the cells in the tissue culture hood. Therefore the virus can be studied due to its safe environment.
The hepatoma cells in the culture dish allow for the HCV infection and can then be used for future studies.
This instrument is used to load dye into the DNA samples. This loading dye allows the DNA samples to become visible as they migrate in the agarose gel.