Stoney Creek firm licenses stem cell technology

New York-based IntelliCell BioSciences has licensed its patent-pending technology for the manufacture of stem cells to RegenaStem Inc., based in Stoney Creek. Under the agreement, the company name, RegenaStem, will be changed to IntelliCell BioSciences of Canada. According to company president, Jason Kane, talks are under way with Health Canada to begin manufacturing stem cells and using the technology to treat people with degenerative joint disease, such as arthritis. The treatment is designed to rebuild and repair cartilage and tissue. Clinical trials are set to begin this year. Other applications are also being planned.

Kane’s background in stem cell work includes leading the launch of the first in-clinic stem cell therapy kits for veterinarians in Canada. For more information, call 289-887-5195 or email jkane@intellicellbiosciences.ca

Construction association members honoured

The Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) will honour eight of its members for their achievements in health and safety during the association’s annual general meeting next week.

The recipients of the 2011 awards are Comstock Canada, Lancaster Sheet Metal, Barclay Construction, McGowan Insulations, Safway Services Canada, John Kenyon Limited, Brand/Aluma Enterprises and B&G Roofing and Sheet Metal.

Also during the meeting, Ted Wyatt — who has been involved in the local construction industry since the 1950s — will be inducted in to the Construction Hall of Fame. Ron Worrall will receive the Young Leader Award.

The incoming president of the HHCA is Jim DiNovo, president of BML Multi Trades Group Ltd. in Brantford. He takes over for outgoing president Domenic Mattina, vice-president at Mattina Mechanical Limited.

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Stoney Creek firm licenses stem cell technology

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