Ontario Healthcare Tech Scene, Hey
Two decades ago I would occasionally find myself in Ontario given the developing innovation corridor between Toronto and Waterloo, affectionately referred to as “Silicon Valley North.” Last week I visited again and saw the emergence of a strong healthcare tech ecosystem, leveraging historic strengths in telecom infrastructure and the recent (and significant) commitments to the…
UHN Start-up AVROBIO, Inc. Announces $60 Million Series B Financing to Advance Gene Therapy Pipeline for Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Apply Lentiviral Platform to Other Genetic Diseases | TDC
Company to initiate Phase 2 trial with lead gene therapy, AVR‑RD‑01, based on promising initial clinical data in Fabry disease Strong investor syndicate supports multi-product portfolio with three additional gene therapies for Gaucher disease, cystinosis and Pompe disease
Northern Biologics Announces Exciting New CEO
Northern Biologics, the relatively young organization that specializes in intelligent immune-oncology products, acquired some impressive new leadership this past month. “Dr. Vickers is a preeminent R&D leader with more than two decades of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry” Philip Vickers was announced as the new CEO on November 9th. Vickers joins Northern Biologics from the Executive Committee for Shire where he was the head of Research & Development.
SensOR Medical Wins National James Dyson Award
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has drastically changed the way surgeries are undergone. The primary idea is to reduce risks such as infection by avoiding complicated surgeries that require large incisions. In addition to MIS being a safer all-around option to the traditional techniques, it is also an economical alternative as it decreases the surgical resources required and the post-operation healing time as well as overall hospital stay time.
SensOR Medical - National Winner of James Dyson Award
Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death, with an estimated 12% due to improper force. The ForceFilm is a thin add-on for minimally invasive surgical (MIS) instruments that provides surgeons with a digital sense of touch to help improve surgical safety
AceAge Announces Investment for Medical Device Karie
Centric Health Corporation announced that a distribution and supply agreement & strategic investment with AceAge Inc. AceAge develops "Karie".
BresoDx completes MaRS EXCITE program: at-home sleep apnea device available to Ontarians - MaRS
TORONTO, May 16, 2017 – An at-home sleep apnea test will be available to Ontario patients for the first time as the result of a unique MaRS program. BresoDx, a portable test for sleep apnea, is the first technology to complete MaRS EXCITE, an innovative initiative that accelerates the adoption of health technology in Ontario. … Read More
Infoway Selects TELUS Health for PrescribeIT™ - The Business Journals
Infoway Selects TELUS Health for PrescribeIT™ Canada NewsWire TORONTO, May 11, 2017 TORONTO, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that it has selected TELUS Health as the successful bidder for the technical solution provider for PrescribeIT™, Canada's e-prescribing service.