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Toronto Health Vertical Summary Oct 2017

Welcome to the October Health Vertical Summary! Inside you will find the most recent announcements from the Health Innovation Ecosystem.

Biomedical Zone -

Health Bound – new initiative and collision day - Demo day started with 50 companies / 9 selected – Oct 16th
Co-development Lab - fostering connection between clinicians and Ryerson students

• Innovation Broker for Ontario
Developed list of critical problems for hospitals
Doing matchmaking service to apply for validation sites – template on website
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Fee for service offerings – consulting in new research opportunities, regulatory experience
Knowledge translation – Till and McCulloch Stem Cell Meeting
Cell and gene therapy workshop - Nov. 8-10

City of Toronto
• Working on life science strategy
• Mayor going to New York and Boston for life science trade missions
• Royal Canadian Institute – intersection of life science and physics
• 2 workshops in Nov with OBIO and Biotalent

Clinical Trials Ontario
• 3 years into streamlined ethics review
CTO Conference – March 27-28th at the Sheraton Toronto

Global Affairs Canada
• 2 large Japanese companies were in Toronto looking for Regenerative Medicine expertise
2 funding programs for companies to travel - contact a trade commissioner for more information

MaRS Excite
• 2nd graduate of Excite in Oct
• Next graduate scheduled for November
ACRP and Excite Future of Clinical Trials – Nov 13th

Launched new Life Science cluster Strategy
• In process of convening a consortium of industry leaders across sectors - stay tuned

Workshop for Regulatory and Business Strategy in Nov

Ontario Brain Institute
ONtrepreneurship program - $50K startup support and mentorship – next application in Jan
Oct 26th – Neurotech showcase in Ottawa

• Building a shared health infomatics network for population health, genomics, etc • Making available aggregated and de-identified PHI and linking together many health data sets - very exciting work will have announcements when ready

Peter Munk donated $100M to cardiac center
• Collaboration with Princess Margaret's and MD Anderson 
• Project Spark – health data project
• New Neuro imaging research project - 7 Tesla imaging

The MedTech Conference 2020 in Toronto!
Toronto Health Innovation Week - April 9-13th 2018


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