Abiogen Development Services
Abiogen Devlopment Services
E-mail - abiogen@isnwireless.ca
Tel/Cell - 902-672-1907



 
PAUL SINCLAIR STEWART
1387 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, YORK, PEI CANADA C0A 1P0
TEL: (902) 672-1907        E-MAIL: abiogen@isnwireless.ca
 
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Summary: Extensive background in research, development and technical support in the biotechnology, life sciences, green energy and agri-food sectors. Providing business and technology development, matchmaking, innovation and commercialisation to startups, SMEs and research organizations for over 20 years.

- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -


1994-Present: ABIOGEN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Commercialisation in the Bioscience, Environmental and Green Energy Sectors, in support of government, academic and industry research & development activities in Atlantic Canada and beyond. Clients include private industry, PEI Energy Corporation, PEI Department of Innovation, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Atlantic BioVenture Centre. (see Project History)
May/05-May/07: INVESTMENT RESEARCH OFFICER
Investment Division, Innovation PEI, PEI Department of Development & Technology, PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 (Brad Mix, Director 902-368-5957) Technical/market research/diligence on bioscience investment leads; member of PEI Energy Corp.'s Biofuels Committee, identifying/contacting global tech-partners; intelligence to trade missions; tech-partnering with PEI bio-industry members (ACOA, BioAlliance, NRC-INH, etc.)
Apr/03-May/05: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Genesis Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Spencer Hall, St John's NL A1B 3X9 (Dr David King, CEO 709-737-2680) As part of the NT Atlantic Technology Development team with the Genesis Group, providing services to the following organizations:
Aug/04-May/05: RESEARCH OFFICER
Investment Division, Innovation PEI, PEI Department of Development & Technology PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 (Brad Mix, Director 902-368-5957) Lead prospecting of over 30 companies from Canada, USA and Europe for partnering, research and investment into PEI's Bioscience cluster. Technical, market and financial diligence; funding strategies; tech-partnering; liaison with other cluster members (UPEI/AVC, NRC-INH, Food Technology Centre, bioscience companies, entrepreneurs).
Jan/04-Jul/04: VENTURE CAPITAL RESEARCH OFFICER
Foragen Technologies Management Inc, (Dr Roger L. Bernier 514-937-5170) 2202 Sherbrooke W., Montreal, QC H1H 2Z3
Managing with Dr. Bernier in managing a portfolio of 10 startup and pre-startup company investments in Canada and USA. Capitalization diligence, investment records, meeting new prospects, technology and market diligence reports, background info reports, team meetings. Foragen invests in agri-biotechnologies through a $40M nationally partnered fund.
Apr/03-Dec/03: UNIVERSITY TECH TRANSFER OFFICER
Office of Research & Development, University of Prince Edward Island
440 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 (Dr Gordon Bird 902-894-2878) Managed invention disclosures, assignments, licensing and commercialisation on behalf of UPEI/AVC research faculty. Liaison with industry, government and other universities.
2001-2002: INTEGRATED HERB FARM/PROCESSOR STARTUP MANAGER
Conner Farms Inc., Lorne Valley, PEI
Business planning, financing, market development and construction of medicinal herb farm and processing facility. Supervised start-up, R&D, product development, marketing Y1-2.
1994: ESTABLISHED ABIOGEN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Private consulting firm, providing technical support, commercial development of primary resource based sectors in PEI. Waste retrieval, new crops, environmental research, plant tissue culture, biotechnology, business planning and funding. Technical strategy, research planning & consulting to executives in government, industry & academia across sectors.
1992-95: PROJECT RESEARCHER
PEI Food Technology Centre, Box 2000,
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8    (Dr Richard Ablett 902-890-0544)
New product development based on value-adding PEI bio resources; environmental solutions to fishery wastes; innovative processing of foods; tissue culture of edible fungi and medicinal plants; liaison between primary producers and government; business development.
1990: RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology (Orysia Dawydiak, Chief Technician 902-566-0833) Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Environmental toxicology research on domoic acid from contaminated shellfish. Clinical toxicology, pesticide detection. Cell culture, rat liver culture, autoradiography, scintillation.
1989: PROTEIN CHEMIST
Diagnostic Chemicals Ltd, Biochemicals Division, (Colin Marr 902-566-6140)
West Royalty Industrial Park, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8P9
Method development project (1 year) to purify horseradish peroxidase . Novel purification methods development, product development, QA/QC, routine assays, lyophilization, scale-up.
1982: PATHOLOGY LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Veterinary Pathology Laboratory, PEI Department of Agriculture
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 (Leonard Gallant, Atlantic Vet College, 902-566-0864) Preparatory autopsy of exotic, food, and companion animals. Blood cytology, chemistry, parasitology, faecal and urinalysis, histology. Data & record-keeping and filing.

- EDUCATION AND TRAINING -


Sep 5-9, 2004: Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) "Basic Technology Licensing" course, Baltimore MD (5 days).

 
Oct 29, 2003: "Adding Value to Early Stage Technologies" (executive tele-course)

 
Mar, 1994: Genetic Testing Methods, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
Swine Research Centre, Agriculture Canada, Lacombe, AB (3 weeks)

 
1986-1987: Special Studies in Animal Science and Medicine
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Research on muscular dystrophy at Montreal Neurological Institute: rat muscle cell culture, electrophoresis and chromatography. Experimental Medicine graduate courses.

 
1984-1986: Senior level research-related Biochemistry upgrading Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL
- Molecular Biology - Chemistry of Proteins
- Analytical Chemistry - Biochemical Laboratory Techniques


 
Summer 1986: Environment Canada Petroleum Research Project
(Dr. D. Peakall, Env.Can. Ret.; Dr. A. Rahimtula, MUN 709-737-7510)
c/o Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Microquantitative toxicology. Impact of crude oil by assay of liver enzymes from oil-challenged seabirds of Newfoundland. Field sampling at nest sites, clinical chemistry.

 
1982-1984: Pre-Vet and 1st Year Veterinary Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
- Normal Body Systems Courses - Clinical Medicine I
- Radiobiology & Nuclear Medicine - Large & Small Animal Anatomy
Pathology Research Technician
Department of Biomedical Sciences (c/o Dr Amreek Singh, Ret.) Experimental infection and lung washes of cattle. Electron microscopy and physiology of calf lung macrophages. Sampling method development. Report: "Shipping Fever Project".

 
1980-1982: MSc Research Program in Cell Biology
c/o Dr. A.K. Bal (Ret.), Department of Biology,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL
Topic: "Natural & Induced Skin Carcinogenesis in Winter Flounder"
- Cellular Physiology/Cytology - Electron Microscopy
- Experimental Pathology - Experimental Canine Surgery


 
1975-1979: Bachelor of Science, Biology & Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE
Special Study Topic: "Electron microscopy of bivalve mantle (quahaug)"
Animal Physiology Histology Biochemistry
Cell Biology Ecology Cell Physiology
Marine Biology Spectroscopic Methods Creative Writing


 

- PUBLICATIONS -


  Homonnay, F.A., and PS Stewart, 1989. International Food Identification System: A Handbook of Health and Nutrition, Chief Seattle Foundation, Montreal.

Judson, W.I., Stewart, P.S., and Carver, W., 1977. "Culture of the quahaug, M. mercenaria, on artificial substrate and floating rafts", PEI Dept. of Fisheries Report #167.

Stewart, P.S., 1999-2001. "Fish Farming", Island Press, Montague. [monthly contributing editor]

Stewart, P.S., Komsky, R., and O'Neill, P., 1999. "Nutraceutical Awareness" [PEI Dept.Ag. herb profiles]

Stewart, P.S., 1999. Hedgerows for PEI Farms, Clarke Printing. 50 pp. [ADAPT-PEI project]

Stewart, P.S., 1996. American Biology Teacher Book Reviews: "The Diversity of Life" and "Experimental Animals and the Future of Medical Research", Plenum Press, NY.

Stewart, P.S., 1995. Training Manual For Plant Tissue Culture, AT&IT Development, Charlottetown. [part of an international training seminar for agriculture clients in Palestine]

Stewart, P.S., 1992. "Food Science", Canadian Student Pugwash Science Yearbook, CSP, Ottawa.

Stewart, P.S., et.al., 1981. "Ultrastructural analysis of lesions of winter flounder, Conception Bay, Newfoundland", Proc. Can. Fed. Biol. Soc. 24:175 (CFBS Abstract #297).

Stewart, P.S., et.al., 1981. "Ultrastructure of a necrotic skin lesion of the winter flounder", Proc. Micros.Soc.Can. 8:70.

Stewart, P.S., and MacPherson, R., 1978. "Culture of the hardshell clam, Mercenaria mercenaria in estuarine waters of Prince Edward Island", PEI Dept. of Fisheries Report #174.
 
( reprints available upon request )


- CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS -


Nov. 2008 "InnoVet", International Veterinary Industry Conference, Charlottetown, PE (coordinator)
Nov. 2004. "Technology Incubators: The Provincial Perspective", Association of University Technology
Managers (AUTM) Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC. (Speaker)
Nov. 2004 InnoVet, International Veterinary Industry Conference, St Hyacinthe, QC (Co-coordinator)
June 2004. "Small University Tech Transfer", Atlantic Research Commercialization Network (ARCN)
Launch, Halifax, NS. (Speaker)
Feb. 2002. World Trade Centers Association General Assembly 2002, Atlantic Canada WTC, Halifax, NS. (Co-coordinator & Official Matchmaker)
Feb. 2000 1st Annual Medicinal Plant Industry Conference, Charlottetown, PE (Chair & Coordinator)
Jan. 1998. CANUC conference on Agricultural New Uses (AgCan), Charlottetown, PE (Coordinator)

- OTHER ASSETS -

  Languages: English (fluent), French (intermediate), Spanish (basic)
Sustainable Agriculture and Soils short course, Montague, PE, 2001. (C. Mermuys)
ACUC and NAUI Open Water SCUBA Certifications
Private Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory (edible mushrooms, medicinal plants)

 
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