Shahid Ahmad

CAAP Company: Komodo OpenLab Wins 1st Place at the 2017 Interface Health Challenge!

Komodo OpenLabs (CAAP 2015) has won 1st Place at the highly competitive 2017 Interface Health Challenge with their TECLA line.

The prize has a total value of $40K and includes cash, services, and media. Their flagship TECLA product line helps those with physical disabilities effectively use modern day communications devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Pre-CAAP Company: Iris Technologies Featured in Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) Website

Colin Harding, CEO of Iris Technologies authoured a blog featured on the BIST website. Iris Technologies has developed a unique e-reader solution helps people who have suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or live with chronic migraines regain their ability to comfortably read electronic documents, and assist in their recovery process.

Funding Opportunity: MaRS Procurement by Co-Design Program

Deadline for Submission October 13, 2017, 5PM EST

Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design is a unique program that offers healthcare-service providers something rare: the opportunity to participate in the development of innovative solutions before procuring them. In turn, technology and service innovators with scalable business models can gain unprecedented access to end users and validate use cases to remain competitive.

Analysis: Update to Ontario's Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, By Norton Rose Fulbright

The Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Minister”) introduced Bill 160:
An Act to amend, repeal and enact various Acts in the interest of strengthening quality and
accountability for patients on September 27, 2017. One of the new enactments is the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act (the “Act”) which will require the reporting of information about financial relationships in the Ontario healthcare system.

Synaptive Medical Appoints Peter Wehrly as Ceo

TORONTO, ON (October 5, 2017) – Synaptive Medical, a leading Canadian medical device and technology company, announced today the appointment of veteran healthcare executive and current chairman of the board Peter Wehrly as chief executive officer. Cameron Piron will continue to serve as president and assume the new role of chief strategy officer.

Funding Announcement: Ontario Genomics' Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Ontario Genomics iannounced that Round 10 of their Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program is now open.

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds public-private research collaborations focused on developing genomics-derived technologies that address opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits or other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and tools.

EOI forms are due to Ontario Genomics on November 13th, 2017 at 9 am ET.

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