Tell us about your partnerships
Professional co-authors Professor Nancy Turner and Dr. Tonya Khan DVM. Farmer co-authors are Willi Boepple, Victoria, BC and Jan Bevan, Hornby Island. A future co-author will be Kerry Hackett a Medical Herbalist located in Southern Ontario I also collaborate with Drs A.G.M. (Tedje) van Asseldonk IEZ: Institute for Ethnobotany and Zoopharmacognosy, the Netherlands. She disseminates my research through her institutional publications.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
No. It is specific to BC.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
It is claimed that only drug companies with sales of US$5 billion can engage in traditional validation and drug discovery so this research will evaluate the ethnoveterinary plants used with a non-experimental method. This method consists of:
1. obtaining an accurate botanical identification
2. determining whether the folk data can be understood in terms of bioscientific concepts and methods
3. searching the chemical / pharmaceutical/ pharmacological literature for the plant’s known chemical constituents and to determine the known physiological effects of either the crude plant, related species, or isolated chemical compounds that the plant is known to contain. To assess whether the plant use is based on empirically verifiable principles.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
I will need volunteers to contribute time to remind borrowers that the manual is available and that is has forms that can be filled out and returned.