Life Science Association hands out honours


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THE Life Science Association of Manitoba presented its annual awards at a dinner last week at the Fort Garry Hotel. The winners are:

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THE Life Science Association of Manitoba presented its annual awards at a dinner last week at the Fort Garry Hotel. The winners are:

— Intelligent Hospital Systems — Life Science Company of the Year. IHS has developed an automated system to prepare IV admixtures in syringes and bags. It has been selling the million-dollar units to hospitals all over North America.

— Monteris Medical Inc. — Emerging Life Science Company of the Year. The company is developing technologies for the treatment of cancers, including malignant brain tumours not adequately addressed by current methods.

— Solanyl Biopolymers Inc. — Emerging Life Science Company of the Year, Agri-business. Solanyl uses a European technology for turning potato starch reclaimed from the food-processing industry into bioplastics.

— Miraculins — Life Science Award for Innovation. This company is focused on the discovery and validation of cancer biomarkers for use in developing diagnostic tools and therapeutic products.

— Dr. Geoff Hicks — Outstanding Leadership in Research. Hicks is the CIHR Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics; director of the Regenerative Medicine Program in Manitoba; associate professor, biochemistry and medical genetics and physiology at the University of Manitoba; and senior investigator at the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, CancerCare Manitoba.

— Meaghan Labine — Most Promising Life Science Student. Labine is a fourth-year PhD student at the U of M whose thesis focuses on the association between blue-green algae contaminated drinking water and liver cancer incidence.

Intel sales a relief

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel Corp.’s third-quarter results showed Wall Street something that many anxious investors were itching to see: a sign economic edginess hasn’t ruined consumers’ appetite for new PCs as much as originally feared going into the critical holiday shopping season.

Intel said Tuesday its net income leaped 59 per cent and sales rose 18 per cent, both topping analysts’ expectations.

Those expectations had been tamped down in August when Intel cut its guidance, blaming weak demand.

Insolvencies up in August

TORONTO — The number of insolvencies crept up in August compared with the previous month, but remained well below levels in the year earlier.

Total consumer and business insolvencies, which include both bankruptcies and proposals to creditors, were up 1.9 per cent from July, but down 12.4 per cent from August 2009, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.

In Manitoba, bankruptcies were up 5.1 per cent from July to August with consumer filings up 3.8 per cent, compared with declines in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. There were five business bankruptcies in August in this province, compared with two in July and six in August 2009.

But during 12-month period ending Aug. 31, compared with the previous 12-month period, total bankruptcies were down 8.2 per cent in Manitoba, the largest decline in the country.

— From staff / news services

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