On October 9, 2020, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a FedDev Ontario contribution of $6.5 million to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3nBEXDR
Under this Agreement TIAP has to date made the following investments in our portfolio startup companies:
Bitnobi - $15,000, April 1, 2019
Bright Angel Therapeutics - $30,000, August 2, 2019 and $70,000, December 23, 2020
Elarex (McMaster University) - $50,000, ...
LSO - Life Sciences Ontario - prepared an in-depth and informative report on the importance of the life science sector in Ontario. TIAP was one of the endorsing organizations. The report was published in May 2021.
7D Surgical was acquired by SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. The agreement is a cash and stock deal valued at $110 million, subject to customary adjustments.
In February 2021, Miroculus closed a Series B financing extension bringing the total capital raised in the round to $45 million.
TIAP portfolio company Notch Therapeutics has announced one of the largest Series A financing rounds in the history of Canadian biotech. We are proud to say that we were there from the start in 2017 when TIAP received the technology disclosure from Dr. Zuniga-Pflucker via our Member, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and then again when we teamed up with CCRM and Dr. Peter Zandstra of University of Toronto, another one of our Members. TIAP was an early seed investor and acknowledges ...
On February 24, 2021 TIAP hosted a LAB150 webinar entitled Adventures in Drug Hunting: Identify and Advance Your Drug-Like Molecule.
Here is the full description of the webinar content:
In the second of three webinars in the LAB150 series, we turn to the initial stages of identifying and developing a therapeutic compound. This follows our previous discussion of target identification and validation.
Now that you have a validated therapeutic target, how do you go about discovering modulators of this target in an efficient and rational ...
December 8, 2020
TIAP announces co-funding of transformative projects with Amgen to support new venture development
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) is excited to announce co-investments made with a key strategic partner, Amgen Inc., into three translational life sciences projects from its members: University of Toronto, University Health Network (UHN) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
The TIAP-Amgen partnership, formalized in 2019, has an objective to jointly fund nascent technologies managed by TIAP on behalf of its Toronto-based member institutions. The two organizations ...
Staying on Target: How to Determine if Your Research Program is Ready for Drug Discovery
LAB150 Presents: A 3-part Webinar Series on Drug Discovery and Development
November 17, 2020 - 12-1:30 PM ET
Click here to hear a recording of the webinar: http://bit.ly/2O5dDR4
In the first of three webinars in the LAB150 series on drug discovery and development, we focus on the initial steps on the long path of bringing a new drug to market and to patients in need. Specifically, we examine approaches to target ...
November 2, 2020: Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences startup funded by TIAP and adMare BioInnovations, announced today that it has received funding from NRC IRAP and MITAS for its expansion into the development of ZT-01, a somatostatin receptor 2 antagonist (“SSTR2a”), to Type 2 Diabetes (“T2D”).
Red more here: https://bit.ly/34QRAn6
TIAP portfolio company Forbius announced on August 24, 2020 that they have entered into an acquisition deal with Bristol Myers Squibb. BMS is adding lead TGF-beta asset to its portfolio.
TIAP was one of the earliest investors and partners with Forbius in 2011/12. This is a big win for Forbius CEO Dr. Tikhomirov and the Canadian research and innovation community. Forbius (formerly Formation Biologics) is a clinical-stage protein engineering company that designs and develops biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer and fibrotic ...