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    BIOTIC and Cubresa continue successful partnership with PET scanner testing

    August 5, 2016
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program expands to include screening for SCID

    March 22, 2016
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    IWK Announces The Wessex Scholarship - Scholarship Recognizes the Contribution of the Community to the IWK Health Centre and Commemorates the Visit of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

    November 2, 2015
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    Leading Forward - IWK Health Centre hosts 2014/15 AGM and releases Report to the Community

    September 21, 2015
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    Child Safety Link and Parachute are encouraging Maritimers to ride together and prevent cycling injuries this spring/summer

    May 4, 2015
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    Three time’s a charm for the Shambhala Royal Family in Halifax, as they welcome a third child to their family.

    April 13, 2015
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    National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21, 2015

    March 16, 2015
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    IWK Health Centre named one of Top 25 Employers of Atlantic Canada

    January 29, 2015
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    IWK Children’s Building entrance to light up like never before!

    December 4, 2014
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    Medical Imaging Evaluation Application evaluates children’s ability to complete an MRI without general anesthetic

    November 28, 2014
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    IWK Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Conference

    November 19, 2014
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    Read to Me! program delivers 100,000th bag

    November 18, 2014
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day on November 17th

    November 17, 2014
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    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at IWK to conduct Phase I Ebola Vaccine Trials

    November 14, 2014
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    Here and Beyond: A World of Change - IWK Health Centre hosts its 2014 AGM and releases latest report to the community

    October 15, 2014
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    Parents and Families Support Pregnancy and Infant Loss through 6th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember

    October 14, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre Celebrates its 2014 Annual General Meeting

    October 8, 2014
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    Pain in Child Health Training Program announces the release of paper and video

    October 6, 2014
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    Prominent physician bringing “Three Big Ideas” about health care to new innovation speaker series

    September 25, 2014
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    IWK’s smallest patients receive big donation from construction association

    September 23, 2014
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    Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo named a Fellow of The Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship

    August 20, 2014
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    IWK NICU implements new breast milk scanning, storing and tracking system

    July 29, 2014
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    Drowning rates decreasing in Atlantic Canada, though still second most common cause of injury death for children

    June 9, 2014
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    Maritimers donate $6.1 million to the 30th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV

    June 2, 2014
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    New Mental Health Unit Will Enhance Patient and Family Care at the IWK Health Centre

    May 2, 2014
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    Planting the Seeds of Partnership: Hope Blooms and IWK Recreation Therapy

    April 7, 2014
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program Expands on April 1, 2014

    April 1, 2014
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    Poison Prevention Week March 16 – 22: What Poisons Could Be Hiding in Your Purse?

    March 17, 2014
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    Innovative research grants poised to transform health care in Atlantic Canada

    February 17, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre celebrates African Heritage Month with a special lecture

    February 12, 2014
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    Food After Baby Launches at the IWK Health Centre

    January 28, 2014
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    Bust a Move 2014: a celebration and an announcement

    January 15, 2014
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    Three IWK psychiatrists receive awards at 2013 CACAP conference

    December 16, 2013
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    Six-year-old Samuel Khan named 2013 IWK Tree Lighter

    December 3, 2013
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    Psychology For You: Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Monday December 2, 2013

    November 28, 2013
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day

    November 15, 2013
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    Tightly Knit: IWK Health Centre hosts its 2013 AGM and releases latest report to the community

    October 16, 2013
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    Parents and Families Support Pregnancy and Infant Loss through 5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember

    October 15, 2013
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    IWK Health Centre Celebrates its 2013 Annual General Meeting

    October 11, 2013
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    5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember at the IWK

    October 10, 2013
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    IWK Community Grants Program Lends a Helping Hand to Maritime Community Organizations

    October 7, 2013
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    Leading international pain experts to visit Nova Scotia for three-day conference

    October 1, 2013
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    Families invited to Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge and Family Fair on October 5

    September 30, 2013
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    IWK researchers awarded highest honour from the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

    September 30, 2013
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    Psychology For You: Promoting a Good Night's Sleep - Monday October 7, 2013

    September 26, 2013
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    September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week

    September 16, 2013
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    Psychology for You: Stand Up for Healthy Living - September 9, 2013

    August 23, 2013
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    Nova Scotia improving Dental Care for Children

    August 19, 2013
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    Capital Health and IWK Health Centre Celebrate Pride Week 2013

    July 22, 2013
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    Public Service Announcement - Regular Power Restored at IWK

    July 22, 2013
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    Pediatric Epilepsy Camp Comes to Atlantic Canada

    July 22, 2013
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    Statement for the community regarding patient safety practices for all patients on the IWK’s acute mental health inpatient unit (issued June 12, 2013)

    July 22, 2013
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    Response to media regarding care of Rehtaeh Parsons at the IWK Health Centre (issued June 8th, 2013)

    July 22, 2013
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    Precautionary “Boil Water Order” for the IWK Health Centre – Effective Friday, July 5, 2013

    July 22, 2013
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    Well known philanthropist makes surprise $1 million donation at IWK 250

    July 22, 2013
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    Working with Stuck Kids - part of the G. Wayne MacDonald Professional Lecture Series

    June 17, 2013
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    Come celebrate our 103rd annual Kermesse Fun Fair for the IWK

    May 23, 2013
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    Looking for a fun and educational activity this March break? Participate in an IWK research study!

    April 15, 2013
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    The IWK Health Centre Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship

    April 15, 2013
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    Cautions Regarding New Household Poisoning Risks to Children

    April 15, 2013
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    Shambhala's royal family announces birth of second child

    April 15, 2013
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    Mass casualty exercise March 23 at QEII, IWK

    April 15, 2013
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    Psychology for You - Bedwetting 101: Helping Your School-Aged Child or Adolescent Learn to Stay Dry through the Night.

    April 15, 2013
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    The Arthritis Society to Announce New Programs to Support Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    April 15, 2013
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    We need your help to improve our signage!

    January 15, 2013

BIOTIC and Cubresa continue successful partnership with PET scanner testing

August 5, 2016


Halifax, NS – BIOTIC (Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre), the advanced imaging center at the IWK Health Centre, has been chosen as the first research facility to test a new preclinical PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanner.

Cubresa, a medical imaging company that develops and markets nuclear imaging systems, has developed NuPET™, a preclinical PET scanner that enables simultaneous molecular & functional imaging within an existing MRI system.  Researchers can acquire simultaneous PET/MRI data, under identical physiological conditions, to better understand disease mechanisms, test novel treatments and accelerate drug development using preclinical models. As part of the collaboration, BIOTIC will work with Cubresa to maximize the performance of the PET insert for simultaneous PET/MRI by enhancing its software and hardware capabilities. The BIOTIC team will also utilize the PET insert to test and validate new diagnostic and therapeutic compounds.

“The BIOTIC team is keen to work with companies such as Cubresa,” said Denise Lalanne, Business Development Lead at BIOTIC. “Partnerships such as these are an investment in the region. They enable us to develop new technologies and attract and retain high-caliber jobs.” 

The collaborative research agreement runs to December 31, 2017 and will utilize the multidisciplinary expertise in medical imaging based technology development and the full suite of imaging infrastructure at BIOTIC.  Previously, Cubresa and BIOTIC worked together to get Cubresa’s pre-clinical Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) to market. 

“We have worked with the BIOTIC team in Halifax for several years and are excited to expand our collaboration into our new PET system, NuPET™ in order to ensure our product is the best system on the market and exceeds all the requirements of our customers”, commented George Abe, CEO, Cubresa.

“BIOTIC has become a vital part of Nova Scotia’s life sciences ecosystem”, commented Dr. Patrick McGrath, Integrated Vice President Research and Innovation at the IWK and Nova Scotia Health Authority. “Companies are routinely capitalizing on BIOTIC’s location and equipment, in combination with the team’s depth of knowledge, range of expertise and passion for advancing science and technology. This is what truly sets BIOTIC apart.”

About Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK) and the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC)
The IWK is the Maritime region’s leading health care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families. The IWK is a global leader in research and knowledge sharing, and a partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. As part of the IWK, BIOTIC has an explicit mandate to translate medical science innovations with industry partners using clinical and preclinical imaging tools to produce next-generation healthcare advances. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca or www.bioticimaging.com for more information.

About Cubresa Inc.
Cubresa is a medical imaging company that develops and markets nuclear imaging systems that enable researchers at leading universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to non-invasively visualize and measure biochemical processes at the molecular level. Applications for Cubresa’s products include preclinical drug development, disease research in oncology, neurology, and cardiology, as well as clinical diagnostics.  Cubresa has operations in Boston, Massachusetts and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Visit www.cubresa.com for more information.

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Media Contact:
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IWK Communications & Public Affairs
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