Ricardo E Rivera-Acevedo

  • Job Title: Chief Science Officer, Adjunct Professor
  • Company: Ecovita Health Corporation, University of British Columbia
  • Specialization: Education, R&D, Extraction, Process Design, Clinical Trial Design
  • Location: British Columbia
  • Website: www.cannabisconciencia.org
  • Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ricoriver/
Favorite Quote:
“He who loves his will never work a day in his life.”  – Confusious
Dr. Rivera-Acevedo is Chief Science Officer for Ecovita Health Corporation, as well as a cannabinologist, scientific advisor, and director for various biotech companies. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. With a BSc from the University of Puerto Rico – Cayey and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of British Columbia, he has extensive knowledge and expertise researching cannabis and its derivatives. In 2015, he established the first laboratory for cannabinoid research in the Department of Pharmacology at UBC, which is dedicated to understanding the therapeutic uses of different cannabis strains and formulations to treat different diseases. At his previous company, Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd, he led the chemistry team conducting R&D, QA/QC, and manufacturing research to improve cannabinoid extract formulations and development of new delivery methods. He has had the opportunity to work with various groups testing established extraction techniques: ethanol, CO2, and hydrocarbon (butane/pentane). He was key in the design and organization of the first clinical trial with cannabis flower in Puerto Rico for pain. Currently, he is helping to develop a revolutionary new cannabis formulation to help patients efficiently and effectively receive their medicine in a state-of-the-art facility.