Ryerson University partners its science, engineering strengths with research and clinical expertise at St. Michael’s

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“Some of the current ventures in the Biomedical Zone include companies exploring assistive devices for the mobility impaired, improved sanitization for portable healthcare electronics, advanced sensors that allows the medical team to control their operating room computers while scrubbed for surgery using simple hand gestures and high-fidelity procedure-specific surgical simulators that allow trainees to practice… Read more »

Partnership blends engineering, science and biomedical research

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“Unlike other incubators, the Biomedical Zone provides a combination of business and clinical development and support, tailored to the needs of the inventors and entrepreneurs. The other differentiator, Dr. Maxwell said, is its location on a hospital campus and true equal partnership between Ryerson, a university with a strong reputation for technology and engineering, and… Read more »

Ryerson University and St. Michael’s hospital announced 20-year partnership for innovative solutions

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“A 22,000 square foot lab called iBEST(the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology) will house Ryerson University researchers, while Ryerson’s healthtech incubator, called the BioMedical Zone (BMZ), will house startups directly adjacent to iBEST. Startups working out of the BMZ will work in the software, information technology, wearables, sensors, and medical devices sectors, and… Read more »

St. Michael’s Hospital, Ryerson unveil joint venture to improve health care

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“As governments across the country strive to find ways to bridge the gap between research and application, the partnership between Ryerson and St. Mike’s is an example of a grassroots effort driven by individuals rather than top-down policies or funding… Through a series of meetings where researchers from both institutions presented their work, the idea… Read more »

GHIC 2016: Innovation Prize Up for Grabs for Best Two Social Impact Pitches

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The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $2,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants — both students and professionals, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations — are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize…. Read more »

Two students develop lifesaving technology

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A pair of high school students are developing a piece of potentially life-saving technology. The HeartWatch “is a 24/7 heart monitoring and analysis system,” according to HelpWear CEO André Bertram. It analyzes the electrical activity and pulse of the user’s heart. When it determines that the user is going to have a heart attack or is otherwise in distress,… Read more »

Prince Edward in Toronto during Canada visit

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Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, toured two Toronto technology labs and met with some budding entrepreneurs during his latest visit to Canada. Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son arrived at Queen’s Park Tuesday morning, where he met Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Prince Edward then toured the downtown Toronto office… Read more »

Toronto teens invent wearable heart-monitoring device

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Two Grade 12 students from Danforth Tech have invented a watch that tracks vital signs and can summon help in an emergency. Andre Bertram and Frank Nguyen created a health technology start-up for their watch-like device, called the HeartWatch. Bertram says their invention is different from other emergency devices.