FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Brockville ON, March 23, 2018 - Advonex International is the winner of the Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year announced at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam on March 20th, 2018.

In 2016, a pilot project began and a new venture emerged from Queen’s University; the timing was right for implementing and evaluating a novel strategy for commercializing intellectual property originating from researchers at the university.

Nanofabrication capabilities helped Queen’s University researchers and their graduate students develop a novel, highly sensitive portable biosensor that can be manufactured simply and inexpensively. Their technology now forms the basis of an award-winning startup company, Spectra Plasmonics.