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Media Coverage

Vice-President Joel Liederman to participate in Financial Post’s live chat on Canadian commercialization challenges

Joel Liederman, MaRS Innovation's vice-president of Business Development and Physical Sciences, is participating in a live chat on the Financial Post's website. The chat will take place on June 28, 2012 at 2 pm. Topic: Why Canada can't do anything with its big ideas When it comes to academic research and the development or discovery of new concepts or product models, there are few countries in the world that can hold a candle to Canada. (more…) Read more

Montreal’s La Presse covers life science research funding project among MI, CQDM, OCE and OBI

This week, MaRS Innovation (MI) announced a new partnership agreement with The Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to launch the Québec/Ontario CQDM Funding Program. The funding program will support collaborative life science research projects between the two provinces that seek to develop new tools for biopharmaceutical research. (more…) Read more

National Post, Financial Post spotlight Flybits’ expansion to Tech City, London (U. K.)

The Financial Post and the National Post each ran a feature article June 18, 2012 concerning the United Kingdom's efforts to attract Canadian-based technology start-ups seeking entrance into European markets. Flybits, a Mars Innovation spin-off company based on the research of Ryerson University professor Hossein Rahnama, was among those profiled. (more…) Read more

The Accelerator Gazette Interviews Dr. Hossein Rahnama About Student Entrepreneurship

Ryerson University, one of MaRS Innovation's 16 member institutions, has created the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) to give student entrepreneurs and researchers — or anyone connected with a great idea connected to their campus — the space they need to grow their ideas. Dr. Hossein Rahnama, the DMZ's research director and a Ryerson University professor, was interviewed this week by The Accelerator Gazette about Ryerson's approach to accelerating and incubating technologies. (more…) Read more

OtoSim Inc. Makes a Sound Pitch on BNN

OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, made its debut on Business News Network’s The Pitchon June 1, 2012. Louis Hui, OtoSim’s business development manager, had 90 seconds to pitch OtoSim™ — an integrated educational system that dynamically and interactively teaches how to accurately diagnose ear diseases — to The Pitch’s panel of financiers and experts. (more…) Read more

OtoSim Inc. to Appear on BNN’s The Pitch

OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, is taping an appearance on Business News Network’s The Pitch on May 22, 2012. Louis Hui, OtoSim’s business development manager, will have 90 seconds to pitch OtoSim™ — an integrated educational system that dynamically and interactively teaches how to accurately diagnose ear diseases — to The Pitch’s panel of financiers and experts. (more…) Read more

ScarX Therapeutics Featured on Front Page of the Globe and Mail

MaRS Innovation's ScarX Therapeutics, a strategic partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and NovoTek Therapeutics Inc. (NovoTek), was featured on the front page of the Globe and Mail on May 7, 2010. Read the article on Globe and Mail.com (note that depending on when you're accessing this page, the Globe's content may be subject to a pay wall). (more…) Read more

Xagenic Raises $10 million in Series A Financing

TORONTO (January 30, 2012) – Xagenic Inc., a start-up company created by Dr. Shana Kelley, in partnership with MaRS Innovation, today reached a significant milestone by successfully completing series A financing totaling $10 million. The financing comes from sources from the private and public sector including CTI Life Sciences Fund L.P., Qiagen N.V. and the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation through its Emerging Technologies Fund. (more…) Read more

Top 100 Hall of Fame welcomes Mary Jo Haddad

Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, has been inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame. Haddad received the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Connie Sugiyama, Past Chair of the SickKids Board of Trustees, was also selected as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the “Trailblazers & Trendsetters” category. Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards has become one of Canada’s most recognizable honours and ... Read more
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