Emergence client, Chinova Bioworks co-founder “named among Canada’s top emerging innovators”

December 21, 2017

Emergence client, Fredericton, New Brunswick-based Chinova Bioworks, is celebrating one of its co-founders being hailed as among “Canada’s top emerging innovators“.

Four UNB innovators are included on a new list of top researchers by Mitacs. Dr. Tanzina Huq, extreme left, is a co-founder of Emergence client, Chinova Bioworks.

The national not-for-profit organization, Mitacs, is saluting 150 researchers from all across Canada who it says are shaping the future of the country. The researchers highlighted represent various academic disciplines, and mirror Canada’s diversity and innovative spirit.

Included on the list is Dr. Tanzina Huq: a postdoctoral fellow in UNB’s faculty of engineering, who is creating a sustainable natural food preservative that will impact the food industry.

Dr Huq is also co-founder of Emergence client, Fredericton-based startup Chinova Bioworks. Huq has been part of the team that has developed a natural preservative from mushroom extract instead of a widely used animal extract. The research will result in more environmentally friendly food, and has the possibility to benefit cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

See: Mushroom Chitosan: The health benefits you should know and Mushroom chitosan offers clean label products – the preservative they need

CB“For Canada’s sesquicentennial, we’re showcasing 150 Mitacs researchers whose dedication and vision have impacted our past and will inspire our future,” Alejandro Adem, Mitacs CEO and scientific director, told us. “Researchers like these exemplify the creativity, diversity, and tenacity that make Canada a wonderful place to live.”