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About Meros Polymers

Creating the building blocks of tomorrow's smart medicine

Our Company

Meros Polymers Inc. is a privately held Alberta corporation formed to commercialize advanced drug delivery technologies developed within the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Meros is committed to helping our partners utilize our micelle-based technology to improve the performance of their therapeutic products.

Our History

Inspired to solve the problems associated with many existing medicines, University of Alberta pharmaceutical scientist Dr. Afsaneh Lavasanifar adapted materials with a long history of safe human use to create nanoscale drug delivery polymers that are highly effective in dissolving, delivering and slowing the release of drugs. Research performed over several years in Dr. Lavasanifar’s laboratory in mammalian cells and animals has confirmed the potential of these polymers to make drugs perform better. Results from this research have been presented at international conferences and in numerous peer-reviewed publications. Teaming up with Mr. Ronald Matheson, an experienced pharmaceutical executive and entrepreneur, Meros Polymers Inc. was formed in 2009 with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta to commercialize this powerful technology.

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Our Leadership Team


Afsaneh Lavasanifar, Pharm D, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer  

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Don Hughes


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Joanna Preston, BSc, MBA

Vice President Business Development

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