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Start-Up Companies

Start-Up Snapshot: Flybits, OtoSim, ApneaDX, ScarX Therapeutics

Happy New Year. Here's a snapshot of some spin-off stories you may have missed over the holiday break: Flybits and Flybits Lite, the startup company's context-aware mobile technology that anyone can use, was mentioned in a Smithsonian.com article as one of six technologies changing the way the way humans live. ApneaDx was featured in a company profile post on the MaRS Blog: "ApneaDx: First we take Ontario, then we take the world." ScarX Therapeutics launched its website. OtoSim Inc. co-founder Dr. Vito ... Read more

Bedside Clinical Systems featured in Philadelphia’s MedCity News

Bedside Clinical Systems (BCS) participated in Philadelphia's 2012 Canada-U.S. eHealth Summit on November 28. Twelve of the 65 participating companies were selected to pitch a group of over 100 chief medical information officers, chief information officers and chief medical officers from U.S. hospitals, along with venture capitalists and industry representatives. BCS's CEO Rajesh Sharma delivered a strong pitch and was interviewed for a story in MedCity News. (more…) Read more

Kaypok selects Zync to power its global “big data” technology brand

Spin-off company based on founder Razieh Niazi's research at York University TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 — Kaypok Inc., a start-up company whose technology delivers insight into unstructured big data, today announced that it has selected Zync as its agency of record to create and launch Kaypok's brand globally. Kaypok Inc., which was spun off from York University research with support and funding from MaRS Innovation, filters, categorizes, identifies meaning and measures the root cause and emotions buried within unstructured text to understand what ... Read more

Kaypok Unveils Root Cause Analysis Solution for Why Consumers Behave

Company to Present on Social Media Behavior and Deep Root Cause Analysis at iStrategy Toronto December 4 TORONTO (December 4, 2012) — Companies are drowning in a sea of big, unstructured, noisy data. Whether it’s social media chatter, email or survey results, how do you filter the noise and take action? Kaypok Inc., a company spun off from York University research with support and funding from MaRS Innovation, uses a contextual natural language process to automatically interpret the meaning of raw data — ... 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

MI Inventors Poon and Rahnama Pitch EMTech 2012 (Videos Online)

Being named to the MIT Technology Review's 35 Inventors Under 35 list is a prestigious honour, but one of its best perks is the subsequent invitation to attend the Emerging Technologies conference (EmTech). Joyce Poon and Hossein Rahnama, both researchers and inventors working with MaRS Innovation to license or spin-off technology projects, were named to the MIT Technology Review‘s prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012. They attended the EmTech 2012 from October 24 to 26 where they each made a three-minute ... Read more

OtoSim featured in Health Research & Innovation, receives B Corp Designation (video)

OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-of company, was featured along with MaRS Innovation in the Autumn 2012 edition of Health Research & Innovation magazine. The article by Tim Wilson is titled: "The Business of Health Innovation: How Startups Find Funding." Here's an excerpt: "The doctors [Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi] designed OtoSim and did a clinical validation on the prototype, says Andrew Sinclair, OtoSim's CEO. "They then disclosed the invention to SickKids, who passed it to MaRS Innovation, which is a partnership of the ... Read more

Gen Magazine features Dr. Aaron Wheeler’s research in microfluidics

GEN Magazine (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) featured the microfluidics research of Dr. Aaron Wheeler on November 15, 2012. Wheeler, Canada Research Chair of Bioanalytical Chemistry and an associate professor at the University of Toronto, has made an invention disclosure to MaRS Innovation; Kapplex is the start-up company created to commercialize his research. (more…) Read more

Yonge Street Media covers Bedside Clinical Systems’ launch

Yonge Street Media, a weekly online magazine that covers talent, innovation, diversity and quality of life stories in the Toronto region, covered Bedside Clinical Systems' (BCS) launch in their Innovation section on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. BCS is a MaRS Innovation spin-off company created to commercialize decision-support research emerging from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). (more…) Read more

Bedside Clinical Systems aims to bring better healthcare to children

Each year, 5,000 children in North American hospitals experience code-blue incidents; a code blue is an event where patients require immediate resuscitation. One quarter of these incidents result in death, and Bedside Clinical Systems (BCS) seeks to drastically improve this statistic by launching its flagship solution, Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System (BedsidePEWS™). “BedsidePEWS™ is a unique software solution that helps hospital clinicians to identify deteriorating children early, giving them a window of opportunity to intervene and potentially avoid code blue incidents,” says Rajesh ... Read more
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