RJH Biosciences is focused on realizing the full potential of gene medicine for human health by developing vehicles to effectively deliver nucleic acids.
We develop novel transfection agents that deliver different types of nucleic acids to a range of human cells in culture, while tailoring the transfection agents further to act as delivery vehicles for preclinical models and clinical therapy involving nucleic acids.
The company was established in 2016 based on the long history of technical expertise developed at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).
The company develops value-added products in three commercial segments, as transfection reagents for biomedical R&D enterprise, as transfection reagents in biomanufacturing industry and as nucleic acid delivery agents for preclinical and clinical applications.
We design and develop unique materials for effective delivery of nucleic acids to meet the emerging needs in biomedical enterprise. Accomplishing the task at hand is what drives our venture.
We are dedicated to understanding the performance of our products in the hands of our customers to reveal the scientific basis of their actions. Establishing such a foundation will guide our efforts to overcome future challanges
Collaboration & Personal Development
We work closely with our customers, fellow researcher and scientists to realize shared scientific and technical aspirations. We create a supportive environment to foster entrepreneurial spirit of our team members and collaborators.
We deliver a value-added product that overcomes impediments in everyday practice. We enable our product users to go further, to see beyond and overcome impediments that has not been possible before.
Dr. Hasan Uludağ
Dr. Uludağ is the President of RJH Biosciences. He is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Alberta. Dr. Uludağ directs interdisciplinary research programs on experimental therapeutics, and designing functional biomaterials to realize the potential of unconventional therapeutic agents based on nucleic acids.Dr. Uludağ is actively involved in various biomaterials societies around the World and is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Society of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE). Dr. Uludağ obtained dual B.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biology from Brown University (Providence, RI, USA) in 1989. He then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1993 at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). He spent four years at a pharmaceutical company (Genetics Institute Inc.; Boston, MA, USA) and contributed to development of a tissue engineered device for clinical use.
Dr. KC is a founding member and Director of Materials Development at RJH Bioscience. He has been working as a researcher at the University of Alberta, Department of Chemical & Material Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in organic chemistry from the Tribhuvan University (Nepal) and Ph.D. in Bionanosystem Engineering from the Chonbuk National University (South Korea). Dr. KC has been working in interdisciplinary research projects at the interface of chemical sciences, engineering and biology for the last 20 years. His research expertise spans polymer chemistry, engineering of nanoparticulate systems, and gene/drug therapy for cancer. He is the inventor on 6 international patents and authored >50 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Valencia is a founding member and Director of Therapeutic Development at RJH Biosciences. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Antioquia´s School of Engineering and CES University (Colombia). Dr. Valencia has been a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan (USA). She worked as a researcher at the CES University and constructed scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Dr. Valencia subsequently started at the Univeristy of Alberta in 2011 as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Valencia led a local biomaterials group and organized several events that allowed the interaction of biotech company leaders with students looking for careers outside of academia.