November 2022 Newsletter


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API News

API at the ASTech Awards

We were pleased to sponsor and participate in this year’s ASTech Awards, which brought together innovators from across Alberta to reward excellence, share success, and inspire the next generation of innovation.

42 awards given to some of Alberta’s top innovators and we send a big congratulations to all of the finalists and award recipients. It was wonderful to join and celebrate Alberta’s fantastic community of innovators and change-makers!

Check out the winners here.


We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring an Operations & HR Officer! This position will support the operations of API ensuring the effective operation of the business. If you’re experienced in Human Resources and want to be a part of a dynamic team, consider applying here.

Are you an Accountant with experience in budgeting, financial reporting, and expense tracking? We’re hiring a Project Accountant to support the operations of API! Apply here.

People of API

Meet our Vice President of Product Development & Scale-up

We’d like to introduce you to Richard Roy, our Vice President of Product Development & Scale-up. Richard brings a wealth of experience guiding life sciences start-ups, and has the knowledge to help our clients navigate the complexities of moving a product through the many stages of development, regulation and scale.

Richard recently joined MedTech Talent Accelerator as a guest speaker to discuss his background and expertise. Watch his talk on “Medical Devices: A Transition Story from Engineering to Quality & Regulatory” here!

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API Supports the WiSER Annual Industry Mixer

We were proud to sponsor this year’s virtual WiSER Annual Industry Mixer!

WiSER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research), a sub-community of WISEST, supports the retention and advancement of women and under-represented groups in STEM careers by providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, professional development, and more.

Some of our team, including our Director of Programs & Ecosystem Development, Paramita Chaudhuri Basu, and our Manager of Programs, Marina Barbu, attended. We are proud to have such an inclusive and diverse team at API that enriches the life sciences ecosystem, and were very glad to participate!

API at the StartupTNT’s Investment Summit VI

Last week was the finale of StartupTNT’s Summit VI. Startup TNT Investment Summits help raise capital for startups, and make it easier for local investors, both seasoned and new, to angel invest. We were proud to participate in this amazing initiative, and would like to congratulate the fantastic winners!

Recipients include 48 Hour Discovery in Edmonton, Nimble Science in Calgary, Construction Clock in Manitoba, and Offstreet in Saskatchewan!

Life Science & Innovation News

Pacylex Receive FDA Approval for Cancer Research

Pacylex, an Edmonton born company, got some great news this month! They received FDA Fast Track Designation after their Investigational New Drug approval for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Congratulations to Pacylex on this success and an amazing next step for their innovative cancer research!

We recently worked with Pacylex for the 2022 forward/slash summit spotlight. Watch their founders speak more on their story and their important research below.