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MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for a third time

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 ... 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’s Elizabeth Monier-Williams to speak at TedxWaterlooWomen December 1

Elizabeth Monier-Williams, MaRS Innovation's marketing and communications manager, is giving a Tedx talk at the TedxWaterlooWomen event in Waterloo, Ontario, on December 1. Read the Kitchener-Waterloo Record's summary story and their curated highlights from the event's social chatter on Storify. The event, hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), will include a live stream of talks from the second annual TedxWomen conference in Washington, D.C., along with talks by local speakers, including Monier-Williams, for the Waterloo audience. (more…) 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

OICR and MaRS Innovation announce funding to develop Cellax™, a nanotechnology-based cancer drug

TORONTO, ON (November 13, 2012) — The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and MaRS Innovation (MI) today announced $1.5 million in funding from OICR over three years to further develop Cellax™, a nanoparticle drug that could offer an alternative to chemotherapy with fewer side effects. “Cellax is promising because it provides a more targeted strategy for treating tumours, killing tumour cells while minimizing the effect on healthy tissue,” said Dr. Rima Al-awar, director, OICR’s Medicinal Chemistry Platform. “OICR is proud to ... Read more

Dr. Raphael Hofstein’s guest column posted on Biotechnology Focus

Biotechnology Focus, a compendium of the Canadian life sciences industry, has published a guest column by MaRS Innovation President & CEO, Raphael Hofstein. The article examines how to build a strong biotechnology cluster from an academic base in the midst of a global recession. Here's an excerpt: Gone are the days of large-scale, well-funded, in-house departments with resources to liberally support academic and start-up collaborations. Financial pressures and the economic downturn have made it clear that the go-it-alone model is no longer sustainable, and ... Read more

Stem Cell Therapeutics, UHN and MaRS Innovation Announce Novel, Clinical-Stage, Cancer Stem Cell Program Agreement

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS), a life sciences company developing stem cell-related technologies, today announced the signing of an agreement with University Health Network (UHN), through its commercialization agent MaRS Innovation (MI), both of Toronto. The agreement provides Stem Cell Therapeutics ("SCT") with an option to an exclusive world-wide license to an innovative cancer stem cell program. This agreement produced a license for a UHN technology on April 17, 2013. (more…) Read more
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