- Alberta Innovates
- A Unique System
A Unique System.
Alberta Innovates is a new system for innovation that companies and researchers around the world agree is unique. Businesses, government, and universities collaborate to share resources, experts, and ideas across sectors. University researchers work together, unrestricted by academic barriers.
We invest billions of dollars in research through long-term endowment funds - that means our investments are there for the long term. And instead of needing to negotiate with multiple partners in industry, government and universities, you can access all the resources you need through one point of contact, one agreement and one system.
- $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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Novice skiers in good hands in Alberta
Our awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains attract some of the best and worst skiers in the world. Luckily for the latter, our province's superior healthcare system draws top health care researchers, practitioners and innovators from around the globe.
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.
There is a single point of access for anyone, anywhere in the world to find out how to partner with us.
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.
37°C is the normal body temperature, making it an optimal temperature for the cells to grow.
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.
The Houghton Team is working on a tissue culture hood. This hood provides a sterile environment allowing them to handle the growth of hepatoma cells. Without this sterile environment, the growth of the cells and the virus cannot be studied due to the hazardous environment.