Turning a family-inspired innovation into a global solution

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Spencer Waugh, Founder of AceAge, was inspired to launch his entrepreneurial journey during a family dinner in 2014. A casual conversation about a final-year engineering project became the catalyst he needed to turn an idea for helping his grandfather into an industry-changing product. Waugh’s grandfather was admitted to the hospital eight times that year because… Read more »

[PRESS RELEASE] Biomedical Zone Executive Director Dr. Linda Maxwell named a WXN 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

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Biomedical Zone Executive Director Dr. Linda Maxwell named a WXN 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner The Biomedical Zone’s top executive joins community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders   TORONTO, ON (November 23, 2016) –– The Biomedical Zone, a partnership between Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital, is pleased to announce… Read more »

#SMALLROOMS PODCAST: BALAJI GOPALAN OF MEDSTACK ON ENABLING HEALTHCARE APPS

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Rob Kenedi sits down with Balaji Gopalan, founder of MedStack, a cloud-based platform that allows developers to easily create healthcare apps. Balaji discusses his experience building developer platforms for other firms such as Nymi and Desire2Learn, and then applying that skill to his own endeavour. Balaji also points out considerations in building healthcare software, including… Read more »

3D-printed cleft palate simulator improves surgery training

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A new simulator developed by U of T medical resident and IBBME PhD candidate Dale Podolsky may help doctors to better perform uniquely challenging cleft palate surgeries. Cleft palate is a potentially serious birth defect that affects 400 to 500 Canadian babies each year. The tissue on the roof of the mouth does not join together… Read more »

PointClickCare Launches Skin and Wound Smartphone App; Improves Treatment and Transparency in Senior Care

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on its industry leading EHR platform to advance senior care through technology and innovation, PointClickCare debuted its latest skin and wound smartphone app that integrates with the PointClickCare EHR platform. Over the next two days at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, PointClickCare will showcase its complete LTPAC continuum solution, with product demonstrations… Read more »

HELPWEAR WINS $25,000 GRAND PRIZE AT CNE’S EMERGING INNOVATORS PITCH COMPETITION

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Over the course of a weekend, startups got the chance to pitch and showcase their products in a venue not commonly associated with tech: the opening weekend at the CNE. With an expected 200,000 in attendance, the CNE Innovation Garage featured local startups in the PayPal Startup Zone, while also hosting the first-ever Emerging Innovators… Read more »