OBIO® in the Community
On April 25, one day before World Intellectual Property day, together with Bereskin & Parr, OBIO held a workshop entitled “Game Planning to Build Strong IP”. The workshop focused on two important aspects of IP: IP strategy and patent searching.
OBIO hosted 'Going Virtual for Product Development, Manufacturing & Clinical Trials' workshop on Tuesday, March 5th, which featured three industry professionals who discussed virtual operations and shared advice on how to be successful as a ‘virtual’ company.
Picking up where we left off last week, the second day of the 2019 Niagara Investment Summit (February 20th-22nd, 2019) continued on the first day’s theme: bringing together CEOs and senior executives from Canada’s most innovative health science companies with investors and strategics in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The OBIO 2019 Niagara Investment Summit, held in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake from February 20th through 22nd, brought together CEOs and senior executives representing Canadian health science companies from Halifax to Vancouver, global investors and venture capitalists, and health science industry leaders for two panels of company presentations, one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and keynote speakers.
On February 26th, OBIO hosted Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs (Director Tech Finance, BDC) and Antonio Lopes (Global Accounts Director, EDC) who spoke about “How BDC and EDC Can Help Your Business.”
OBIO’s recent Cross Border Investing panel on January 31, 2019, hosted by Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and moderated by Gail Garland (CEO, OBIO), featured David Young (CEO, Kisoji Biotechnology), Mike Cooke (CEO, AmacaThera) and Chad Bayne (Partner, Osler) answering questions on their experiences raising money for Canadian companies from international investors.
On January 24th, OBIO’s C-Suite Pub Night networking event was attended by over 50 CEOs and senior health science company executives.
On November 28th, OBIO held our 2018 Annual General Meeting at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. The exciting event featured Nik Nanos, our keynote speaker whose presentation Global Disruption: How to Make Decisions in an Age When Truth and Data are No Longer Enough to Persuade scanned recent global political experiences and explained the outsized influence of the margins, both on electoral outcomes as well as the impact for your company.
On November 14th, 2018 OBIO hosted “Talking to Doctors and Patients: Using Primary Market Research Data to Seal the Deal with Investors” at ONRamp.
On November 21st, 2018 OBIO hosted “Doing Deals with Strategics & Investors: Getting on Their Radar and Staying There,” at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
On April 9, 2018, OBIO hosted Pfizer Global for a workshop and partnering day at ONRamp in the Banting Institute.
OBIO and Blakes hosted OBIO's third annual pre-RESI networking event, connecting high potential companies with global investors. Over 100 international investors, local investors and strategics, as well as executives from high potential Ontario health science companies
OBIO - in partnership with Accel-Rx - hosted the Niagara Health Science Emerging Company Forum, which brought together CEOs and senior executives from high potential Canadian health science companies with senior leadership from American investors and strategics.
On October 24th, OBIO hosted Health Economics Day workshop in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital.
The workshop took place in the auditorium at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and featured four sessions: a moderated panel discussion with four panellists, followed by three presentations by three health economics experts.
Recently, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development launched a cross country tour to introduce the nine supercluster proposals that have been shortlisted by the federal government for the Innovation Superclusters Initiative.
Grant Burns, OBIO's Public Affairs and Communications Manager, has listed the 9 proposals and provided commentary and analysis on how they relate to the health technology sector.
On October 2nd, Andrew Hutchinson, External Research & Scouting Lead for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, provided his insights on the strategic partnering process between early stage therapeutic companies and big pharma to the OBIO community.
OBIO's Dr. Klaus Fiebig, VP Strategic Programs, recently attended an insightful workshop on the upcoming regulatory changes affecting the CE mark. Obtaining the CE mark is a "mandatory hurdle" to access the $56B EU market, and the new regulatory changes present an opportunity for medical device companies.
Should these changes adjust your CE mark milestones? Read the Klaus' analysis and decide.
On July 11th, Grant Blevins of FCA Venture Partners in Nashville Tennessee, returned to OBIO via webinar to give his second workshop on digital health. Grant focused on the "Why, When, & How Much" that early stage companies should consider when raising capital.
In the latest issue of Biotechnology Focus, OBIO President and CEO Gail Garland contributed a special report.
Anchor Companies and 'Sticky Capital': A prescription for attracting bioscience investment to Ontario
Gail Garland, President and CEO of OBIO, travelled to San Diego for BIO 2017, one of the largest annual conventions in the biotechnology industry.
Enjoy this weeks blog on Finding the Right Candidate by Sean Peel, H2BB™ Business Development Manager & Ryan Ball, H2BB™ Program Associate.
On May 12th, Grant Blevins and Andrew Bouldin of FCA Venture Partners, of Nashville, Tennessee, gave a workshop on the financing landscape of the digital health industry. FCA Venture Partners provides early stage capital for innovative digital health companies focusing on B2B SaaS.
Enjoy this week's blog by Sean Peel, OBIO's H2BB™ Business Development Manager.
Enjoy Part II of the RESI Recap series authored by OBIO's Klaus Fiebig, VP Strategic Programs
OBIO's own VP Strategic Programs, Klaus Fiebig, shares his impressions and advice garnered from RESI on MaRS last week highlighting some of the trends and sentiments about early stage fundraising.
OBIO kicked off its 2017 Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®) on March 29, 2017, hosted at sponsor Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (NRF) Canada, just as Toronto’s first inaugural Health Innovation Week launches
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization Leadership Summit Hosts Top Health Science Minds to Define Future of the Industry
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization Announces New Public Relations & Communications Services Member Benefit
OBIO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®).
Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO offers her insights into the premiere conference for MedTech companies.
Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO shares her advice on navigating the Health Science Investor in Part 2 of the Combined Conference Insights on RESI Boston & Digital Medicine Connect at BioPharm America September 13,14,15 2016
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Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO offers her perspective on the RESI conference and BioPharm America.
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The article titled "From Opportunities To ROI – Adopting Innovation In Canada" focusses on the key recommendations of the OBIO report “How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy.”
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OBIO is a not-for-profit organization committed to the development of an integrated health innovation economy for the province. Its report, How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy, was based on surveys and interviews with 125 CEOs of health science companies around the country. It makes recommendations aimed to ensure Canadians get the economic and patient benefits from being competitive in the global health market.
OBIO initiated the Eastern leg of its Provincewide Tour in Ottawa to promote their recently released report “How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy."
Tuesday in a joint announcement the Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, Minister of Science, and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism unveiled 6 action areas to build an innovative Canada.
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On Tuesday June 16, 2016 the first steps began towards the development of a Canadian National Inclusive Innovation Agenda. In a joint announcement the Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, Minister of Science, and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism unveiled 6 action areas to build an innovative Canada.