rafiq ahmad

scientific advisor

Dr.Ahmad leads research in
the Laboratory of Intelligent
Manufacturing, Design and
Automation (LIMDA) at the
University of Alberta. His
research applications are
oriented towards three major
areas. 1. Hybrid Manufacturing
and Remanufacturing 2.
Sustainable design 3. Industrial
Automaton (Robotics).


John Vidmar

scientific advisor

John received his Ph.D. in Botany
from the University of British
Columbia. He was senior scientist
and genomics team lead at Alberta
Innovates – Technology Futures,
where he has worked focused on
evaluation and breeding of both
Cannabis sativa and barley. He has
worked on number of agricultural
and model plant system for the

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Paul Milne

SR & ED Advisor

Dr. Paul Milne has a PhD in Organic Chemistry (Queens), an MBA (Western), and manages a consulting firm which assists companies in the natural health product industry with product, GMP and research-related regulatory services. Paul assists Nutraponics with recovery of Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits.

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john simon

regulatory advisor

John has support 14 plus Cannabis
applicants through various stages
of their application. Most recently,
he was the CEO of GrenEx
Pharms- from May 2015 to
January 2018. GrenEx is the 4th
Licensed producer in Alberta to
received approval to cultivate. He
then negotiated the sale of the
company in December 2017.