News - Nov 2, 2017

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

CAHO
• Innovation Broker for Ontario
Developed list of critical problems for hospitals
Doing matchmaking service to apply for validation sites – template on website
[email protected]

CCRM
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

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

OBIO
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

TAHSN
• 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

Techna
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

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