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A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR YOU


Dear Colleagues,

As a distinguished Fellow or Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), you are cordially invited to join us for a special webinar cohosted by the HIBAR Research Alliance (HRA) and NAI.

Mark your calendar for this fascinating presentation on "From Lipid Nanoparticles to COVID-19 Vaccines & Genomic Medicines” featuring guest speakers Dr. Pieter Cullis, FNAI, co-founder of Integrated Nanotherapeutics, and Dr. James Taylor, CEO of Precision Nanosystems, on April 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

You'll hear the remarkable story of Dr. Cullis and Dr. Taylor’s 40-year HIBAR research journey that led to global vaccine success, the prospects for a revolution in genomic medicines, and some of the research challenges they faced along the way.
 
   REGISTER HERE - DON'T MISS IT!  
For the Webinar: April 21
11am-12 pm PT
(2-3pm ET) 

More About the Webinar
  • The Challenge: The COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for the development of a drug delivery system that would enable messenger RNA to get into cells in the body.
  • The Solution: To use lipid nanoparticle delivery systems, developed nearly 40 years ago by NAI Fellow Dr. Pieter Cullis at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
  • The How: The lipid nanoparticles - microscopic bubbles of fat - encase and protect the mRNA and enable it to be taken up by a cell and released inside to produce the desired immune response.
 
More About the HIBAR Research Alliance 
  • You’re receiving this special invitation because your university is one of the 12 governing member universities in the HRA, co-presenter of the webinar
  • Dr. Cullis’ work is a supreme example of a Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) project: Highly integrative because it deeply integrates different motivations, methods, and participants; basic and responsive because it embraces the academic character and purpose of fundamental research while addressing a societal challenge.
  • The mission of the HRA is to help deepen collaborations between university-based researchers and non-academic partners, to enable universities to be more responsive to the needs of society while strengthening their fundamental research excellence.
  • The HRA strongly supports NAI’s ongoing efforts to honor inventors who patent their discoveries and stimulate the economy by bringing their products to the marketplace, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work together to accelerate development and application of breakthrough knowledge.
  • The HRA invites individuals, from all areas of the research and innovation ecosystem, to participate in its activities aimed at catalyzing cultural and structural change within universities so they can be active partners in the larger innovation ecosystem.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the HRA and its activities, you can click on this link to sign up to receive periodic updates about upcoming HRA events, and to join one or more of their Collaborative Action Group communities.
 
Don’t Forget to Register for the NAI Annual Meeting
in Phoenix, June 14 & 15!
   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  
 
Thank you for your continued support of NAI and HRA,

Jamie Renee,
Executive Director  
National Academy of Inventors 
 
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INVENTORS ON THE PLANET!

 
Since 2011, the world’s leading academic inventors have gathered at NAI’s Annual Meetings to connect, learn, and be inspired! Join the over 400 distinguished inventors for two days of networking, insightful presentations, and panel discussions on the latest breakthroughs in the discovery ecosystem.

Join us this June 14-15 for crowd favorites like the Fellow and Senior Member induction ceremonies, NextGen Student Showcase, and our Academy Signature Gala. More details of speakers and panels coming soon!
 


 
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