Sep
24
7:15 AM07:15

MedTech Canada Innovation Breakfast Seminar “Connected Medical Devices - New Paradigms of Care ”

  • The Meade Room at The Union League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

According to IBM connected medical devices are expected to reach 50 billion in the next decade and the market for connected medical devices is expected to grow to $12.4 billion. Apart from traditional liability concerns what new areas of vulnerability exist? What measures and controls can be established to protect patient safety?  How will traditional patient, physician and other stakeholder interactions be distributed? What new business models will immerge? What about reimbursement?  Where will you get your answers?

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Sep
26
to Sep 27

McMaster University Diagnostics Workshop “Developing Clinical Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics for Improving Healthcare Outcomes”

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (FPC-BEAM) is hosting a workshop on the challenges and opportunities of developing clinical diagnostics to improve healthcare outcomes. The two-day workshop will bring together various stakeholders for presentations, panels and open forums to discuss the ideal POC diagnostic, POC development and the support systems needed to bridge the gap between academia and industry to bring these diagnostic healthcare solutions to market.

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Sep
27
12:30 PM12:30

Investor Spotlight: AmorChem @ JLABS

On September 27th, Elizabeth Douville, Inès Holzbaur, and Maxime Ranger from AmorChem will present an overview of the firm, its investment strategy, its primary areas of interest, and a few investment case studies.  Following the presentation, they will meet 1-on-1 with companies, university researchers or tech transfer offices that have been accepted after applying online. 

Apply for one-on-one meetings here

Buy tickets here

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Medventions Lecture "An Introduction to Patents for the Medical Device Researcher"

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture and workshop will provide an introduction to various concepts in patenting from the perspective of a researcher, comparing and contrasting differences between filing a patent application and submitting a journal paper. The lecture will also focus on different types of patent searches, including patentability searches, state of the art searches, and freedom to operate searches. Practical search techniques will be described, followed by an in-class exercise in which participants will practice their search skills with an example of a patentability search.

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Medventions Lecture "Ideation & Brainstorming in Biomedical Technology Invention"

  • Sunnybrook Health Science Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop tackles the process of developing new concepts or ideas that are designed to address well-defined clinical needs. Topics that will be covered include: (i) why ideation matters to innovation and new product development; (ii) ideation methods; and (iii) methods for finding the best ideas among a large quantity of ideas. The workshop also includes a group brainstorming activity where attendees will break into groups and will be guided through a series of brainstorming methods to develop a new medical device concept.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Manning Innovation Awards

Now entering its 37th year, the Manning Innovation Awards, presented by Scotiabank, recognize and reward the contributions of Canada’s most outstanding innovators. This year, the awards are returning to Toronto to introduce and celebrate the 2018 Manning laureates. Events run Oct. 23-24, with an innovation symposium on Oct. 23 at the University of Toronto and the awards reception on Oct. 24 at the Scotiabank Centre.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Ontario Awards Gala

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 Ontario awards program recognize entrepreneurial spirit and purpose-driven leadership for the future of the healthcare industry.

Swift Medical (CAAP 2016, 2017) CEO Carlo Perez is recognized as one of the finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Health Care Category.

Click here to register for tickets

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Sep
18
8:30 AM08:30
EES

"No Project Was Ever Completed On Time and Within Budget." - Cheops Law

On September 18th, OBIO lead a workshop with two financial experts who can help keep this from happening to you.

John Jordan (CFO, RNA Diagnostics) and Jim Cooke (CFO, Stoneybridge Partners) will be leading the workshop, addressing topics such as:

  • How to build in headroom for slippage and unexpected costs

  • What level of budget should you present to your board and to investors  

  • Facing the reality of comparing actual to budget

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Medventions Lecture "Unleashing Medtech Innovation: Industry & Entrepreneurial Perspectives"

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On September 13th, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will host a workshop on the topic of "Unleashing Medtech Innovation: Industry & Entrepreneurial Perspectives", comprising of two 60-minute interactive sessions with leading medical device and healthcare innovation experts.

Click here to register

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Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30
EES

How Do VCs Value Health Science Companies? From Valuation to Deal Structure

On June 25th, join OBIO for a unique opportunity to hear from experienced investors and analysts about how VCs think about valuation and how valuation is translated into deal structure.

Find out more about:

  • ROI needed for investors

  • Valuation methods commonly used

  • Criteria for selecting comparable companies

  • Characteristics of equity and debenture instruments

  • Consequences of dilution and follow-on investment

  • Calculating exit payouts

  • Red flags and how to prepare to discuss valuation with investors

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30
EES

Engaging with the FDA: An Insider's Perspective

Get behind-the-scenes on the recent changes at the FDA and learn more about how regulatory process changes affect your company:

  • Understand FDA’s vision and approach to driving innovation under Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and how recent changes in the agency will affect premarket submissions and inspections.

  • Learn how and when you should be engaging with the FDA.

  • Find out what the FDA is looking for in 510(k), DeNovo, and PMA submissions & recent approvals of devices with AI and machine learning features.

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00
EES

Strategic Marketing and Influencing Your Customer

Join OBIO on Tuesday, June 12th to hear from industry experts on the importance of strategic marketing for health science companies, featuring our keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Jahns, the Senior VP, Commercial and Business Development at Trillium Therapeutics Inc. where he is responsible for providing commercial input clinical and regulatory strategy, as well as carrying out business development activities. Dr. Jahns will discuss why it’s critical for early stage health science companies to develop a strategic plan, the impact of those plans on successful commercialization and lessons learned from his experience in the health science industry.

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May
2
to May 3

Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference

Bloom Burton is hosting its seventh annual Healthcare Investor Conference on May 2 and 3, 2018, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, hosting approximately 60 of Canada’s premier publicly-traded and venture-backed private companies together with the most promising pre-venture companies in the healthcare industry.

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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

McMaster Health Sciences Venture Fair

The McMaster Health Sciences Venture Fair features top McMaster health science researchers pitch their novel ideas to venture capital investors. A networking lunch and roundtable session with Q&A is included, with questions answered by the investors themselves. The event is followed by an afternoon reception.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Lichty, PhD
Senior VP of Basic Research at Turnstone Biologics, 
Associate Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine at McMaster

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Apr
9
8:00 AM08:00
EES

Pfizer Global Workshop and Partnering Day

OBIO will be hosting Pfizer Global at ONRamp (100 College Street, Suite 158) for a workshop and partnering day. Representatives from Pfizer Global will be present to discuss Pfizer’s partnering philosophy, as well as the interests of individual research units. They will also discuss Pfizer’s unique approach to drug discovery. Following the workshop and Q&A session, there is also the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Pfizer representative to discuss potential partnering opportunities. If interested, please register by March 14th, and request a one-on-one as part of the registration process.

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Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

U of T Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry: 2nd annual ChemE Exhibition & 33rd ChemE Dinner

Harnessing the Power of the Sun with See Through Materials Using Organic Chemistry

Special talk given by
Professor Tim Bender
4:00pm – 5:00pm
(Free)

Poster Gallery and Cocktail Reception
5:00pm – 6:45pm
(Cash bar)
 
33rd ChemE Dinner
7:00pm – 9:30pm
($70/Person)
 

Details and RSVP

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Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

Canadian Global Initiative Against Alzheimer's Disease 2nd Alzheimer's Awareness Gala

The Canadian Global Initiative Against Alzheimer's Disease presents the 2nd Alzheimer's Awareness Gala

Monday, December 18, 2017
5:30pm - 10pm
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario

This years' keynote speakers include Dr. Serge Gauthier, Dr. Michael Gold, and Prof K. Yogesan.

  • Dr. Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC, is the Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging.
  • Dr. Gold is Vice-President, Development Neurosciences, at AbbVie.
  • Professor Yogesan is a Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.
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Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00
EES

OBIO 2017 APM

On November 27th, OBIO held its 9th Annual Public Meeting at offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. It was an exciting event with a formidable Keynote, a packed room of industry leaders, and an excellent venue for networking! 

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