Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Contingencies (Details)

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Contingencies (Details) - CAD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Disclosure of contingent liabilities [line items]    
Royalty payment on sales revenue, percent 0.50%  
Royalty payment maximum $ 20,000  
Contingent Royalty Payment, Contribution Rate 2  
Estimated accumulated work in kind total $ 301,000  
SYNSORB    
Disclosure of contingent liabilities [line items]    
Milestone payment in connection with Share Purchase Agreement $ 1,000,000  
Payment due period 90 days  
Royalty payment due to founding shareholders, percent 10.75% 11.75%
Royalty payment on net sales due to founding shareholders, percent 2.15% 2.35%