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Dr. Hofstein’s Op-Ed for The Hill-Times, “Biotechnology research: A knowledge economy”

This op-ed on Canadian biotechnology and the knowledge economy appeared in The Hill-Times (subscription required), Canada's politics and government newsweekly, September 9: Obesity, cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, or the more general stresses of an aging population: no matter which area of concern holds our collective gaze from moment to moment, improving health outcomes and healthcare is the No. 1 challenge for the world’s economy. Canada has the holistic approach and translational research necessary to address health care’s pervasive ... Read more

What does MaRS Innovation’s funding extension mean for Toronto’s academic entrepreneurs?

Every six weeks, MaRS Innovation's marketing and communications manager writes a guest post for the MaRS Discovery District blog profiling MI's activities or one of our start-up companies. You can read the original post on the MaRS blog. Created in 2008, MaRS Innovation (MI) bridges the chasm between the early-stage technologies emerging from its 16 member institutions and successful startup companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem with hands-on management, business development, mentorship and intellectual property protection strategy, MI acts as ... Read more

MaRS Innovation awarded $15 million to further commercialize world-leading Canadian innovations

Networks of Centres of Excellence recognizes strength of partnership between MI and its 16 member institutions TORONTO, February 5, 2013 — How do you make sure the brilliant ideas emerging from Toronto’s academic research community get the best possible chance to succeed? MaRS Innovation (MI), created in 2008, bridges the chasm between these early-stage technologies and successful start-up companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem with hands-on management, mentorship and IP strategy protection, MI acts as a commercialization agent for ... Read more

VitalHub’s Chart Makes Apple’s Top 80 List of Doctor Apps

VitalHub Chart has been named to Apple's list of top 80 apps for doctors, nurses, patients and healthcare professionals in the "EMR and patient monitoring" category. Here's a description of the app, which is made by Toronto-based VitalHub Corp., from the Apple list curators: “VitalHub Chart puts patient data at your fingertips. You can access the information you need any time, anywhere there is WiFi or cellular service. No more waiting for a free desktop, hunting for a workstation on wheels, or carrying printouts ... Read more

VitalHub featured on CBC’s Metro Morning

Matt Galloway, host of CBC's Metro Morning, spoke to Prateek Dwivedi, vice-president and chief information officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, about VitalHub's technology. Dwivedi's interview with Galloway is no longer publicly available. Dwivedi and Galloway touch on various product highlights, including: Longitudinal view of a patient's history and benefits of having access to that information when making rounds or walking between locations. Security concerns, including encryption, that are equivalent to those used in the hospital. Feedback from doctors, nurses and others who have used the product. MaRS ... Read more

How VitalHub Corp. Uses iPhones® To Help Health Care

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 25, 2011) —Doctors, nurses and administrators can now access electronic health applications on mobile, hand-held technology through VitalHub Corp.. The unique start-up company was spun-off from mobile health technologies developed  Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, thanks in part to $300,000 in seed financing from MaRS Innovation that will give it a crucial head start in the fiercely competitive mobile IT health sector. MaRS Innovation invests in the most commercially promising discoveries emerging from its member institutions, which include 16 of Toronto's ... Read more

CIHR Commercialization Program funds insulin-alternative stem cell technology and nicotine addiction drug therapy

TORONTO (March 2, 2010) – MaRS Innovation is delighted to announce that two of its commercialization projects – notably an umbilical cord stem cell technology from Mount Sinai Hospital and nicotine addiction therapy from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - have received Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Proof of Principle (PoP) funding. This funding – each grant is valued at $150,000 – is third party validation of MaRS Innovation’s approach to commercializing its members’ discoveries. The CIHR performs rigorous due diligence and ... Read more

MaRS Innovation selects Mount Sinai Hospital’s umbilical cord stem cell technology as first commercialization opportunity

TORONTO (June 29, 2009) – MaRS Innovation and the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to collaboratively initiate commercialization of an umbilical cord stem cell technology for potential treatment in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and neurological disorders. “With the Toronto area identified as a world-leading cluster in stem cell research, we are extremely excited to have identified this technology as our first commercialization opportunity,” said Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein, President ... Read more
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