Grants awarded to support Synthetic Virus Technologies Inc. Research Objectives

Synthetic Virus Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce successful grant funding for its collaborations with McMaster University researchers. These consist of an Ontario Centers of Excellence – ‘TalentEdge’ Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship award and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – ‘Engage Grant’ award with Prof. Todd Hoare. These grants awarded combine to … Read more…

Trends in smart drug delivery

Many point to the success of various delivery methods like engineered viruses or nanopolymer complexes as the techniques of the future. While these techniques have their advantages, it is clear that for a drug delivery vehicle to be truly useful it must: be easy to build and store be non-toxic be ethical be able to … Read more…

The smart drug delivery conundrum

One of the concerns these days about self-assembling nanotechnology is that it is so advanced beyond the current drug paradigm that it becomes problematic from a regulatory point of view. Let’s say, for example, that you have a patient admitted to an oncology ward.  The doctor decides to get a biopsy to assess the nature … Read more…

What’s the deal with engineered viruses and delivering genes?

There are some things that viruses do very well.  That is: get into cells and delivery their cargo! We at Synthetic Virus Technologies Inc. are using the same model that enveloped viruses use to get into cells without actually using these viruses. This is a big deal because using viruses to deliver genes can go … Read more…