New Brunswick Scientist and Entrepreneur Wins Governor General’s Innovation Award
David Brown, co-founder of Mycodev Group, Tudo and Chinonova Bioworks, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards along with five other innovative Canadians.
The Governor General’s Innovation Awards are meant to recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations whose work help shape the future.
Brown was nominated for his work with Mycodev Group to resolve a lack of supply of chitosan, a valuable pharmaceutical ingredient essential in a wide variety of medical devices and drugs. At its four year point, Mycodev is selling its chitosan to major pharmaceutical and medical device companies around the world.
“I’m very honoured to have won this award,” Brown said. “To me, it is a recognition of the hard work myself and others at Mycodev Group and Chinova Bioworks have done and it’s a recognition that innovation in biotechnology is not only done here in New Brunswick but its some of the best in Canada.”
Brown is currently working primarily with Chinova Bioworks on the research and development of natural preservative ingredients.
The award ceremony will take place on May 23 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.