Uncovering the Untapped Benefits of Polyphenols
Canurta has brought together leading experts with decades of research experience on polyphenols including flavonoids, cannflavins and stilbenes, to reimagine their therapeutic potential with technology-driven drug development.
Technology-Driven Drug Development with our Partners
Meet Our Founder and CEO
Five years ago, Akeem embarked on a journey to impact health through hemp cultivation. His passion for botanical solutions to inflammation spurred Canurta’s early innovations forward.
Akeem Gardner, a bold entrepreneur, possesses the unique combination of academic, athletic, and professional experiences to lead and create exceptional shareholder value. With dual degrees in Psychology and Philosophy and a Bachelor of Law, Akeem excels in grasping complex scientific concepts and navigating regulatory guidelines, IP, and patent strategy.
Board of Directors
Angel investor and board member, Manitoba Harvest and Fresh Hemp Foods
Led first Canadian company to commercialize industrial hemp to $132.5M exit
Co-Founder, Manitoba Harvest
Created Canadian market for hemp hearts
Manitoba Harvest first sale of $132.5 Million
Founder, Organic Traditions
and President, Advantage Health Matters
30+ years experience in
Portfolio of over 100
Scientific Advisory Board
MSc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Guelph, BSc. in Genetics from Western University, and certificate in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Toronto
Skilled in python, Linux, APIs, R, SQL, RDKit, Machine Learning, Git, AWS, Streamlit, TensorFlow, and PyTorch