Ontario Industry News
Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that a new round of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) is now open (Round 18). The program provides a unique opportunity for Receptor organizations to collaborate with an ’omics researcher, and to leverage their R&D investments with public funding.
Application deadline: October 28, 2019
Interface Biologics Inc. (“IBI”), a privately held, commercial stage developer of innovative material science technologies for Medtech and Pharmaceutical applications, is pleased to announce the sale of its surface modification business to Evonik, a German based specialty chemical company with revenues in excess of €13 billion in 2018.
This week, the Globe & Mail reported that venture-capital investment surged to its strongest first half on record, injecting $2.15-billion into Canadian startups and scale-ups, according to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA).
iMerciv was accepted into the Fall 2019 Cohort of the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley, which helps high-potential Canadian technology companies access the unique resources of Silicon Valley to grow at a global scale.
Profound Medical announced that they have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market TULSA-PRO® for ablation of prostate tissue.
Able Innovations will be pitching live against 9 other companies for a chance to win up to $75,000 in cash prizes at the Lions Lair.
Perimeter Medical Imaging announce the completion of a pre-public financing round raising $C4.4million.
Hosted by Sunnybrook, this flagship weekly lecture series features enlightening talks on key topics related to pursuing medical technology innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship, aimed at clinicians, engineers and life sciences researchers and trainees.
The Women Founders Fund aims to bridge the gap on entrepreneurial equal opportunity by providing access to resources and empowering growth for female entrepreneurs.
The RBC Post-Doctoral & Graduate Fellowships will support research and innovation at the University of Toronto and recognize emerging leaders who are establishing a record of research, scholarship, and impact, and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Founded in 2014, 43North is a startup competition with prizes of $5M USD in investment, dedicated mentorship and free incubator space in Buffalo, NY.
Steadiwear announced that they received FDA registration and that the Steadi-One is now available for pre-order.
RetiSpec was featured in coverage of the Toronto Memory Clinic, where their device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease is currently undergoing clinical trials.
Genome Canada, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Thermo Fisher Scientific are collaborating to develop a complete solution of targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) assays and analysis software designed to more effectively assess cancer.
Presented by Falling Walls Lab, participants will pitch their solution to a pressing modern challenge, which is then assessed by an expert jury. One winner is selected to travel to the Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany.
Supported by Ontario Genomics, the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development projects that address real world opportunities and challenges defined by “Receptor” organizations such as industry, government, or not-for-profit entities.
Apply to be one of 4 medtech startups to pitch in front of a 300+ person audience. The winning company will leave the event with a non-dilutive cheque for 50% of the event’s net proceeds with all remaining proceeds being donated to the Sunnybrook Medventions Program.
Presented by H2i and U of T, this initiative supports early stage student health innovations. Six student project proposals will be selected to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas for three Student Innovation Fellowships of $5,000 each.
iGan Partners is seeking 3 emerging MedTech companies with life altering technology to pitch at the event on November 7th, 2019, with the winning company securing a $250,000+ investment.
ManagingLife was featured in coverage of their clinical trial, with 250 patients using the 'Manage my Pain' app to help manage their chronic pain.
ProteinQure announced a USD $4M Seed round led by Felicis Ventures with participation from 8VC, Golden Ventures, iNovia, Global Founders Capital and angel investor Tom Williams.
Trexo Robotics was featured in coverage of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, Queens.
Fast-track your tech startup by joining the Forge McMaster Business Incubator, with access to seed funding, dedicated office space, mentorship, makerspace & introductions to investors.
Canada's technology industry has lost one of its biggest champions with the death of Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) president and CEO John Reid.
Christine Sarkisian will be retiring this week from her position as Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences Business Development. For nearly 30 years at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston she has been instrumental in working with and helping Canadian entrepreneurs on their path to commercialization.
With more than $150,000 in prizes, TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business competition. Finalist companies will be narrowed to a list of 10 by public voting, which is now open.
Winterlight Labs announced it is developing vocal biomarkers for monitoring disease progression in frontotemporal dementia patients in collaboration with Alector, a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for neurodegeneration.
ANGLE PLC raised $30M from new and existing investors to commercialize its Parsortix liquid biopsy for ovarian cancer as well as to support its filing with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Exact Imaging announced that it is the proud recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Global Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Imaging Technology Innovation Award for their ExactVu™ Micro-Ultrasound System.
The CIX TOP programs are Canada’s largest national showcase of the hottest and most innovative tech companies. Apply for the chance to be showcased at the 2019 CIX Summit.