Ontario start-ups using Blockchain Technology
The buzz around Blockchain technology is only getting louder primarily in the Ontario healthcare industry. Currently “The healthcare industry is an intertwined web of multiple business organizations working in different domains in the same sector.” (YourStory) We know that the provincial government has begun the integration of its very own Blockchain inspired technology called ConnectingOntario (Read more about that here) but how are Canadian companies keeping up with the changes?
Discovery of Medicines | Get Science
“I like to think about drug discovery as solving a very complex jigsaw puzzle with many thousands of pieces,” says Mark Noe, Vice President of Discovery Sciences in Pfizer’s Groton, CT Research and De...
Changing the scope of clinical trials in Canada - Biotechnology Focus
It would be too easy to say that last week’s CTO 2018 Clinical Trials Conference was an immense success – but it was. A sold-out event with 400 people speaks for itself. It was held in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel over two days chalked full of intrinsic speakers and panels discussing clinical research, clinical trials, and patient engagement.
ConnectingOntario VS. Blockchain Technology
Data storage and the security of data storage continues to be a prevalent need among major organizations. Companies that collect sensitive user and customer information have teams dedicated to ensuring their data is secure. Blockchain technology is the answer to all large-scale data housing problems. In a nutshell "it enables recording and storage of peer-to-peer transactions in a digital form." Not only does Blockchain house data securely, but it is also wallet friendly. With real-time processing and no need for third-party operating teams, Blockchain can decrease transaction costs tenfold.
Toronto Health Innovation Week 2018 is Fast Approaching!
Toronto Health Innovation Week is back for a second consecutive year, taking place between April 9-13, 2018. This five-day event provides a space for great Canadian minds to come together and discuss the future of technology within the health industry. Toronto Health Innovation Week is presented by MaRS and TOHealth and is additionally fueled by dozens of notable partners and sponsors such as the University of Toronto, Telus, and Life Science Nation.
Canada Country Partnership Announcement - SingularityU Canada
It's Official! SingularityU Canada is the Newest SingularityU Country Partner SingularityU Canada will create a platform that brings together uncommon partners to have strategic conversations and collaborate on our collective future TORONTO, CANADA / MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., USA - February 28, 2018 - Singularity University (SU), the global learning and innovation enterprise that educates individuals and organizations on accelerating technological change, has announced SingularityU Canada as the newest SingularityU country partner.
Dawn P Richards: The patient as a person – The BMJ
We need to recognise individuals as more than simply a patient Wife. Scientist. Daughter. Aunt. Friend. Entrepreneur. Volunteer. Advocate. Consultant. Traveller. Person who lives with rheumatoid arth...
J&J Innovation Podcast: 012 - Changing the Way We Think About CNS Drug Development
On this episode of the J&J Innovation Podcast, Bill Martin, CSO of Blackthorn Therapeutics, talks about the work they are doing to change the way we think about drug development, specifically as it pertains to treating brain disorders.
Steadiwear Innovating Tremor Treatment
Those who suffer from Parkinson's disease or have a loved one who is living with it understand first-hand how it visibly affects their quality of life. Tremors can make minor tasks such as tying your shoes or drinking a cup of coffee seems almost impossible. Since there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, patients are left with several options to treat their signs and symptoms. Everything from invasive brain surgery to medications; exercise or even botox. Although it may seem that there are abundant treatment paths for patient exploration, not all paths are suited for all Parkinson’s patients.
Patients can have a better healthcare experience through taking charge of their own health and getting more medical care than if they relied solely on in-office care. Thanks to accessible technology this form of self-treating is now possible. Apps using AI can provide patients with the ability to manage chronic diseases and life-impacting conditions.
Making medicine, not money: How one U of T researcher's startup is rethinking Big Pharma's business model
The latest medical innovation to spring from Aled Edwards’s University of Toronto lab isn’t a new protein structure or potential drug target – it’s a business model.