TORONTO (March 2, 2010) – MaRS Innovation is delighted to announce that two of its commercialization projects – notably an umbilical cord stem cell technology from Mount Sinai Hospital and nicotine addiction therapy from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - have received Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Proof of Principle (PoP) funding.
This funding – each grant is valued at $150,000 – is third party validation of MaRS Innovation’s approach to commercializing its members’ discoveries. The CIHR performs rigorous due diligence and ...
CAMH and MaRS Innovation partner on innovative approach to nicotine addiction
TORONTO (Dec. 17, 2009) — Grappling with nicotine addiction is never easy, but a new drug therapy – developed by Dr. Fang Liu at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – brings promise to one of our great public health challenges.
The experimental medication in development at Dr. Liu’s lab targets the brain chemistry associated with addiction by disrupting a specific receptor-receptor interaction.
Proof-of-concept data demonstrate that this therapy decreases addictive ...