MI spin-off company one of 30 listed in North America and the United Kingdom
Xconomy, a U.S.-based business news website, named Xagenic to its 2012 Biotech Startup Class.
Luke Timmerman's article, published December 3, 2012, sited Xagenic as one of only 30 "exciting biotech startups" to raise significant venture capital (at least $5 million) in the life sciences sector.
Xagenic, founded by Drs. Shana Kelley and Ted Sargent at the University of Toronto, was also the only Canadian company named to the list. (more…)
Shotlst is one of six inaugural UTEST companies; next UTEST application round to begin shortly
What if you could turn on Microsoft Word’s “track changes” tool and apply it at will to the world around you?
Sound like science fiction?
Meet Matt Ratto, a professor in the University of T’s Faculty of Information, and Mike Borg, a recent graduate of the faculty. They’ve formed Shotlst, a new software company being incubated by the University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST) program.
The central metaphor of ...
MaRS Innovation's (MI) projects and partnerships earned three separate article mentions in the December 2012 issue of Biotechnology Focus, including:
MI and UHN's partnership with Stem Cell Therapeutics was covered in the magazine's Dealmakers subsection. Read the write-up on the Biotechnology Focus website.
Cellax, a licensable technology that may produce a nanotechonology-based cancer drug, was highlighted in the magazine's Business Corner section (read the write-up). Cellax is a joint project between MI and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
MaRS Innovation's ...
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 ...
Technology reporter Alastair Charlton speaks to Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, about how Tech City in the U.K. can learn from Canada's hub for science, technology and social entrepreneurs. (more…)
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 ...
MaRS Innovation joins the MaRS Discovery District in congratulating Dr. Ilse Treurnicht on receiving the prestigious 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award.
The full release about Dr. Treurnicht's award is available on the MaRS Discovery District website.
The award, in the “Xstrata Nickel Trailblazers and Trendsetters” category, is Dr. Treurnicht’s third Top 100 recognition; she was previously honoured in 2009 and 2011.
Created by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across ...