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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 »

CMA’s newest start-up awards five grants to jump-start physician-led innovation

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Over $150,000 to fund game-changers VANCOUVER, Aug. 20, 2016 /CNW/ – In a very short period of time, Joule™ has gone from start-up to game-changer in Canadian health innovation. Five grants were announced today to fund innovative opportunities led by Canadian physicians. The grants are part of Joule’s mandate to promote and fuel physician-led innovations that… Read more »

$300,000 awarded to launch startups and commercialize neurotechnologies

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Year five of the newly rebranded ONtrepreneurs (Ontario Neurotech Entrepreneurs) Program will help six neurotech entrepreneurs and their startups launch brain-related technologies onto the market. TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2016 /CNW/ – The Ontario Brain Institute [OBI] today announced the 2016 winners of its ONtrepreneurs Program to help Ontario neurotech entrepreneurs take their ideas “from the… Read more »

Tecla’s tech makes Pokémon Go more accessible for wheelchair users

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Toronto-based B corporation Komodo OpenLab thought Pokémon Go using its Tecla product, an assistive hardware device designed to make it easier to use smartphones, tablets and users for people who might not generally be able to interact with these gadgets, including, for example, wheelchair users with spinal injuries or multiple sclerosis. As you can see from the… Read more »

SF accelerator Highway1 debuts startups with continuous blood pressure monitor, incontinence smart patch

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Hardware tech accelerator Highway1 is debuting its sixth class of startups, and it’s got a handful of medical device startups in the mix. A couple of the stars include Blumio, with its cuffless continuous blood pressure monitor, and Sensassure, with its incontinence patch that alerts caregivers when seniors need pads changed. Highway1 is part of… Read more »

Bone mimic startup wins $25,000 at Slaight New Venture competition

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Artin Biomed, a medical startup created by Ryerson alumni, has joined the Biomedical Zone at St. Michael’s Hospital after winning $25,000 at the Slaight New Venture competition. Led by Samin Eftekhari and Madlen Cumandra, the company has developed a material that mimics human bone. “We are trying to replace metallic screws, which create problems in… Read more »

Bell breaks down barriers to mobile accessibility with new products and enhanced services

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Exclusive smartphones, assistive devices, accessibility app and more now available for customers with disabilities MONTRÉAL, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ –  Bell today announced a new portfolio of products and support services to make mobile communications more accessible for customers with speech, cognitive, physical, hearing and vision related disabilities. With screen readers and hearing aid compatibility,… Read more »

Global University Blend Trend

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“iBEST is focusing its research in four areas:  Advanced systems of delivering medications to maximize their effectiveness and minimize side effects, ranging from nanotechnology to medical devices capable of delivering personalized care. Creating new biomaterials and cell-based therapies to restore the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs, such as replacing knee cartilage for… Read more »