Resident companies

At the Goodman School of Business BioLinc, we help bioscience and applied health start-up businesses to thrive in the early stages of their company’s life by providing them with private and shared office suites, wet lab space, shared collaborative space, meeting rooms, shared use of office and lab equipment, business counselling and training and networking opportunities. Assisting these companies during their start-up phase helps drastically reduce the potential for failure, and helps build a stronger foundation for company growth.

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Resident companies

1931057 Ontario Inc. – Destiny Resources

Destiny Resources matches innovative proprietary hydrometallurgical copper making processes to smaller copper resources overlooked by traditional copper producers to become a substantial low cost producer of copper.

The proprietary copper making technology is based on the following principles:

  • At mine, low cost copper production
  • Process stranded and marginal copper resources not considered viable for conventional technologies
  • Not dependant on local infrastructure
  • Value extraction for marginal / smaller resources
  • Employ environmentally sound processes
  • Modularised production units for speedy deployment
  • Suitable for economically challenged regions, in order to create much needed local employment

1931057 Ontario Inc. (Destiny Resources) will be using the laboratory and shared office space at BioLinc. For more information about Destiny Resources, please visit: www.destinyresourcesinc.com

Dave Cousins
davec@destinyresourcesinc.com

Greg Hanna
gregh@destinyresourcesinc.com

Trivium Industries

Trivium Industries manufactures biodegradable and compostable cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging in Welland, Ontario. The corn-based containers look and function essentially the exact same as plastic but decompose within 180 days of being buried. Trivium offers a wide variety of containers shapes, sizes, colours and customs design.

Trivium Industries has been working with Dr.Paul Zelisko, a professor in the Chemistry department to develop a silicon-based coating that will line the inside of the biodegradable containers. The research with Brock University’s Chemistry department, has allowed the containers to be filled with virtually any cosmetic or pharmaceutical product and will be protected by a patentable Green Barrier coating. Dr. Zelisko’s research at Brock includes exploring the use of enzymes as a green method for synthesizing polymeric silicon species. David D’Angelo, the founder and President of Trivium Industries, graduated from Brock University in 2012 with a General Arts Degree with a focus in business. David comes from an entrepreneurial family and while at Brock, David began the early plans for Trivium Industries in an entrepreneurship class, when he wrote a business plan on biodegradable cutlery (forks, knives and spoons) that would be made in Canada rather than Asia. He then won Brock University’s 2012 Nicol Entrepreneurial Business Competition and became a National Finalist.

As David continued through his final year at Brock, he became very passionate about the idea and upon graduating David focused full-time on starting Trivium Industries. Trivium Industries will be using laboratory space and shared office space at BioLinc.

David D’Angelo, President
triviumindustries@live.ca
www.triviumindustries.com

ColdBlock Technologies Inc.

ColdBlock Digestion is a new and innovative sample digestion technology using focused short-wave infra-red radiation to primarily energize sample particles and a cooling block to create a condensation effect. This unique method rapidly dissolves solid matter into a solution for instrumental multi-element analysis.

ColdBlock Digestion quick facts:

  1. Excellent recovery and reproducibility of elements across an array of precious and base metals including the complete recovery of chromium in less than 15 minutes.
  2. Very rapid digestions to benefit mining operations and laboratories through increased productivity gains by shortening digestion time and accelerating sample throughput.
  3. Superior safety by eliminating the need for perchloric acid and hydrofluoric acid.

Contact us by email at info@coldblock.ca
Skype at coldblock.technologies
Visit our website at coldblock.ca

Exact Delivery Inc.

Exact Delivery is currently working with Dr. Thad Harroun, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Brock University. Dr.Harroun’s research at Brock focuses on the biophysics of lipid-peptide interactions. Dr. Harroun is an advisor and Technical Director for Exact Delivery Inc, and also is a mentor to Drew.

Drew is currently a PhD candidate in Physics at Brock University.  He is working towards putting a new oral hygiene product on drugstore shelves with help from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Drew has also received funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Smart Start, and private investment to match the OCE Smart Start funding. Drew started Exact Delivery in 2012 and is looking to improve existing technologies and processes in the health and wellness industry.

Exact Delivery will be using the laboratory and shared office space at BioLinc.

Drew Marquardt, President
Drew.marquardt@exactdeliveryinc.ca

Craig Gagnon formed Meta Valent Solutions with the intent to develop and implement new and innovative technologies in the waste and water treatment sphere. Over the last seven years in the water and waste water treatment industry, Craig has developed a passion for developing solutions that focus on reduction of waste at source and material recovery from waste. With a strong background in technical development, technical management and business development, Craig is focused on developing MVS into a world class solutions provider.

Find out more about Meta Valent Solutions here.

BioLinc collaborators

Whiting Equipment Canada

In April 2014, Whiting Equipment Canada took residency at BioLinc as a Collaborator. Whiting is a diversifed designer and manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment with expertise in chemical processing, heavy and light rail maintenance, metallurgical equipment, materials handling and equipment services. BioLinc will provide Whiting with use of laboratory and office space. Whiting will be using BioLinc’s lab facilities at Brock University for bench scale, glassware tests to determine solubility, crystallization habit and physical property data of inorgranic chemical solutions.

The collaboration with BioLinc and Whiting will allow the introduction of process engineering capability, mentoring, and advisory services to Brock University through BioLinc.

www.whiting.ca