For a second time, Dr. Treurnicht has been honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™. Award in the Trailblazers & Trendsetters category. Her first Top 100™ win was announced in 2009.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – October 24, 2011 – DLVR Therapeutics Inc. (“DLVR”) - a privately-held biotechnology company currently focused on developing oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary high density lipoprotein-like…
Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, spoke to the Canadian International Council about the importance of protecting intellectual property as an important component in commercializing Canadian technologies.
Here’s an excerpt:
Government could be extremely helpful if they created special funds dedicated to covering the costs of patent protection.
Provincial Investment Supports Commercialization of Leading-Edge Molecular Diagnostic Screening Technology TORONTO (July 26, 2011) — Xagenic Inc., one of MaRS Innovation’s (MI) portfolio spin-off companies, was awarded $1 million in…
TORONTO (May 31, 2011) — MaRS Innovation (MI) and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) today announced a new development fund — the GSK-MaRS Innovation Fund — that will support and fast-track the commercialization of some of the country’s most promising translational research coming from 16 leading academic health sciences centres, hospitals and universities derived from MI’s member institutions.
“From the discovery of insulin in 1922 to the discovery of stem cells, Ontario has a rich, proud history of world-class medical and scientific breakthroughs,” said Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation. “Our partnership with GSK Canada furthers Ontario’s position as a major international research hub by providing much needed capital to fund exciting drug discovery and development technologies and bridging the gap to successful commercialization.
“Launching this development fund is also part of a global trend where government, researchers and industry are partnering at the early stage of translational research with an eye to achieving global impact and improving patient care,” Hofstein added.
MaRS Innovation to act as commercialization agent for York’s life sciences and technology discoveries, leveraging new potential for York’s existing $70 million in research initiatives
“York has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing centres for research and innovation,” said Stan Shapson, vice-president Research & Innovation at York University. “We typically get 10 to 20 discovery disclosures a year. Joining MaRS Innovation allows us to deliver the most competitive commercialization services to the researchers making these discoveries. We’re confident that membership in MaRS Innovation will boost that number and accelerate the commercialization of York’s most promising research.”
Earlier this year, York University launched its Innovation York office. Based in York Region, Innovation York works with other partner organizations in the Markham Convergence Centre to build upon research partnerships between York researchers and life science and technology companies based in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. It’s also making York’s research and infrastructure more accessible to industry, government agencies and community partners.
MaRS Innovation provided crucial commercialization funding to support research from The Hospital for Sick Children MaRS Innovation (MI) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have launched OtoSim Inc. to…
A discovery that could help millions of diabetics worldwide is the subject of a lucrative pharmaceutical deal that will enrich the Toronto hospital that created it – part of a growing trend of selling science to help shore up Canada’s troubled health-care system.
Tuesday’s agreement between Sanofi-Aventis and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on a wound-healing molecule demonstrates how entrepreneurial hospitals can become when the very sustainability of medicare is in question.
But the licensing deal with one of the world’s biggest drug companies is also savvy medically. Until recently, some hospitals were reticent to capitalize on their discoveries, seeing commercialization as unsavoury, but now many believe it’s one of the quickest ways to get a drug to their patients.
Bridgewater, NJ and Toronto, ON- February 15, 2011 - Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, Canada) announced that they have entered into a research…
Dr. John Rowlands’ X-ray Light Valve technology among the first TBRRI patents that MaRS Innovation will bring to market January 26, 2011 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Today, MaRS Innovation welcomes…