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Non-organic Solvent Method of Extracting N-Acetyl Glucosamine from a Fermentation Broth

Wellesley Therapeutics Inc., is a Toronto-based pharmaceutical company, currently marketing two GlcNAc (GlcNAc) containing products under the trade name Ultimate Glucosamine® and Villicote®. Wellesley’s current purification process for GlcNAc requires the use of a multistep, organic solvent based, extraction and precipitation methodology. This method is costly, has negative effects on the environment and has safety concerns - expensive explosion proof processing is required. Wellesley is collaborating with Seneca’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry (BSAC) to adopt a new green chemistry approach to product recovery and purification...more

Development of Alteeve ScanCoreAI Decision Engine

Alteeve is a Toronto-based developer of high-availability clusters for enterprise computing. Their Anvil! Platform, driven by their Intelligent Availability software, is designed to operate autonomously providing complete redundancy and fault-tolerance that can survive single hardware failure without interruption, achieving >99.9999% of historical uptime across all of its deployments.

Alteeve has partnered with Seneca to develop an AI-based version of the Anvil’s decision engine, ScanCore. The current decision engine uses hardcoded heuristic algorithms to determine the best course of action in order to keep the system up and running...more

AI/ Deep Learning to support marketing and sales information systems related to liquor

Ample Organics is the leading cannabis software technology provider in Canada, dedicated to assisting licensed cannabis producers in their tracking of cannabis from seed-to-sale. In 2018, the company acquired Last Call Analytics, a retail data visualization platform designed to service the beverage alcohol industry. With this acquisition, Ample Organics is expanding to support liquor producers and distributors, as there is an opportunity to improve the sales of products by understanding their placement on store shelves. Ample Organics is currently collaborating with Seneca to develop a deep learning solution to support marketing and sales information systems regarding liquor...more

Rapid Quality Control Test for the Presence of Glucoamylase

Selene Biosystems Inc. (Selene) specializes in the design and manufacture of rapid lateral flow assays targeting diverse fields such as industrial bakeries, crop quality control, and medical diagnostics.

Selene is collaborating with Professor Frank Merante and research assistants from Seneca’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry to conduct research on a contaminating yeast in the brewing process that releases a highly undesirable enzyme capable of further fermenting the beer following packaging...more

Method of implementation of internet-of-things compatible blockchain for supply-chain application

Agile Blockchain Corporation is Toronto-based company that provides management solutions to food and manufacturing supply chains to generate a connected marketplace in a globalized world. Their supply chain process will enable the consumers to track product information, such as its origins and journey. Users will get access to vital information, which will facilitate to the consumers to be able verify certifications and product labels that are displayed on retailer shelves.

Agile Blockchain Corp. approached Seneca to understand, develop, and optimize the novel blockchain architecture to create a proof-of-concept implementation...more

Development of a Turn-Key Solution Monitoring of Drinking Waters for Genotoxicity (Genetic Toxicity)

EBPI is a world leader in the development and application of bacterial based assays for the detection of toxicity, genotoxicity and mutagenicity ( based out of Burlington Ontario.  EBPI currently sells their products and services globally to academic institutions, government regulators and private industry. The objective of this collaboration with Seneca is to design, build and test a functional prototype of a "turn-key" system to adjust pH prior to sample loading onto SPE filter systems allowing researchers and regulators a turn-key solution for measuring genetic toxicity effects of both drinking waters and waste-waters...more

Eco-Friendly, Automatic Equine Water Trough System 

Lenka Equestrian Centre (LEC) is a premier equestrian facility located in Campbellville, Ontario. LEC offers horseback riding lessons, coaching, boarding, training, and sales. A challenge faced by Lenka and other small-scale horse farms is that during the cold winters the drinking water provided to the horses in their troughs freezes quickly, preventing the animals from drinking.  LEC is working in collaboration with Professor Agnieszka Stopka, part-time faculty at Seneca School of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology (SEMET), to develop a working prototype of a standalone horse water trough that is powered by renewable energy and will prevent water from freezing in typical cold winter temperatures...more

Cosmetics redesigned for eyes that will not exacerbate ocular surface disease 

Quenchology Cosmetics Inc. is a Canadian based cosmetics company that redesigns cosmetics with ocular surface health at the forefront. Quenchology sources raw material and manufactures their own products in house. Quenchology is collaborating with Professor Ivana Knezevic and research assistants from Seneca’s School of Biological Science and Applied Chemistry, specifically in the Cosmetics Science Grad Certificate program, to develop a mascara and liquid eyeliner...more

Cardiology laboratory test data-transfer system and clinician-validated viewing platform

Founded in 2000, TeleMED Diagnostic Management Inc. is an Ontario-based medical data management company that designs, builds, and implements customized, electronic solutions for managing and sharing ECG and other vital-sign test data. TeleMED’s solutions utilize cloud technology and feature leading-edge functionality for privacy protection, customized report generation and quality assurance monitoring. TeleMED’s current solution, ViTELflo, for managing cardiology tests, is used by 70 percent of Canadian pathology laboratory networks and decreases clinician time by 15 minutes per test through short loading times, streamlined mark up and analysis, and report generation...more

Development of an effective and ecofriendly antimicrobial fabric using herbal nanoparticles

Giftgowns, a Toronto, Ontario based company, manufactures and sells comfortable, stylized hospital gowns for consumers to bring with them to the hospital or give as a gift to friends or loved ones staying in the hospital. Giftgowns is collaborating with Dr. Siyam Subair and Professor Barkev Keoshkerian and research assistants from Seneca's School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry (BSAC) to develop an antimicrobial fabric treatment using nanotechnology to encapsulate naturally sourced herbal extracts, or more specifically, nanoencapuslated essential oils (EO)...more

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