Ontario Industry News
The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is accepting applications for the 2019 Oncology Partnering Initiative, looking for Canadian companies that are developing innovative therapeutics, diagnostics, or research tools addressing needs of companies, researchers or healthcare systems in the oncology space
Cyclica announced the launch of MatchMaker™, a novel deep learning engine which combines molecular biophysics and deep learning to predict binding of new drug molecules to all proteins with high accuracy and high throughput, moving beyond the reliance on molecular docking.
Mobio Interactive's first scientific paper, an active randomised controlled trial, demonstrated that their mindfulness meditation app may provide immediate effects on mood and stress while also providing long-term benefits for attentional control compared to placebo.
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.
Falcons' Fortunes invites Ontario-based entrepreneurs working in the oncology space to pitch innovative research ideas to a panel of external judges, offering $50,000 in Prospects funding.
Presented by the Impact Centre, Entrepreneurship 100 is an event series aimed at connecting curious people with diverse entrepreneurs, featuring an interactive Q&A conversation and a chance to meet with the panelists.
Winterlight Labs announced a collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, which will focus on developing a sensitive digital biomarker that can distinguish patients with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer's Disease, from healthy elderly subjects.
Supported by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the SmartStart Seed Fund supports youth (19-29) entrepreneurs involved in on-campus entrepreneurship activities. Applicants can receive up to $35,000 in seed funding and access to regional business and investment networks and resources.
AmacaThera, a Toronto-based company commercializing hydrogel-based drug delivery platforms, has raised $3.25 million CAD in seed financing from Sprout BioVentures, Viva Biotech, and Grey Sky Venture Partners.
Synaptive Medical's Evry™, a superconducting, dedicated head-MRI, will be located in the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC) and will enable the Evry™ and resulting treatments to be validated against the current standard-of-care and demonstrate its cost-effective impact on Nova Scotia’s health care system.
The Canada Summer Jobs program is a Canadian government grant that offers support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees.
Fibrocor Therapeutics and Galapagos NV, a Belgo-Dutch pharmaceutical research company, have announced the formation of a partnership for the development of therapeutics to treat fibrotic diseases of the kidney and other organs.
Huda Idrees, CEO and Founder of Dot Health, was featured as one of Toronto's cultural influencers in an article in Vogue.
Robert Brooks, CEO and Founder of SensOR Medical Laboratories Ltd. was selected as a Vanguard 'Game Changer' for the December 2018/January 2019 edition.
OBIO was happy to celebrate the wedding of Braze Mobility Co-Founder and CEO Founder, Pooja Viswanathan, on December 14th and 15th, 2019.
Innovation Factory, Hamilton’s regional innovation centre, will expand into a $2.4 million collaborative space, providing entrepreneurs with access to advanced equipment to design and build innovative new products. The 10,000-square-foot space will also be home to The Forge, McMaster’s startup incubator.
Versant Ventures announced an infusion of $700 million through two new funds, including a primary global fund and Canadian companion fund.
Dr. Sheila Wang, Chief Medical Officer at Swift Medical, was featured on CTV Montreal demonstrating Swift's wound measurement app at the McGill University Health Centre.
Charles Plant, Senior Director at the Impact Centre, has released a book titled 'Triggers and Barriers: A customer perspective on innovation,' which focuses on how customers think when they are buying something innovative.
The Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University opened applications for their first Women Founder/Co-Founder cohort for the flagship Lazaridis Scale-Up Program.
Mariner Endosurgery announced U.S. FDA clearance for their LaparaGuard Augmented Surgical Navigation System, which allows surgeons unprecedented 3D spatial awareness during minimally invasive abdominal procedures.
The Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative (CTA) helps high-potential, high-growth Canadian technology SMEs seeking to expand to the U.S through a 5 month program of workshops, events, mentorship and business introductions.
Exact Imaging won the healthcare award at European Venture Contest Final 2018, Europe's leading network and investment event for high-growth technological start-ups, venture capital investors and technological corporations.
Cyclica announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for the use of Ligand Express®, a cloud-based in silico proteome screening platform.
ProteinQure’s partnership with Microsoft Quantum will grant them access to talent in Quantum computing, access to advanced quantum software, tools, and libraries such as the Quantum Development Kit and membership in Microsoft for Startups.
The Government of Canada announced the launch of the New Frontiers in Research Fund, an investment of $275 million over the next five years to support research that is international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk.
The Translational Research Program is looking for Clinician-Innovators for the 2019 Cohort of the Masters of Health Science in Translational Research Program (TRP), a non-traditional graduate degree that will focus teaching how to translate scientific knowledge into tangible benefits for patients and physicians.
Winterlight's research papers were accepted and presented at the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference.
Siemens Healthineers added Innovere Medical's in-bore infotainment system to their MRI portfolio in order to reduce patient anxiety during MRI exams.