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State of the art lab tests currently take at least four hours to diagnose most illnesses. During that time, patients can transmit infections to others – or go home with the wrong medication. One Hamilton doctor is very close to changing that. Dr. James Mahoney, a researcher at St. Joe’s in Hamilton, has created a prototype test that can detect dozens of viruses and bacteria in less than 20 minutes.

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  NEWS RELEASE Second Annual Life Science Competition Cultivates Commercialization Competition designed to move Life Science innovations out of labs and into market Hamilton, ON (January 15, 2015) – As Hamilton looks to develop a position as a leader in the life sciences industry, community members have come together to present the second annual Synapse […]

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  Advanced Theranostics Inc. Owner: James Mahoney, founder and CEO Location: 50 Charlton Ave. E., L305 What they do: Make a point-of-care device that diagnoses viral and bacterial infections within 20 minutes. Why the nomination: “They are developing a point-of-need device that will allow doctors to make more informed patient-management decisions, improve antibiotic stewardship, shorten […]

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Sound Options Tinnitus Treatement Name of owners: Michael Chrostowski, founder and president of Sound Options Tinnitus Treatment. Location: soundoptions.ca What they do: Develop treatment for tinnitus sufferers. Why they were nominated: The Canadian Tinnitus Foundation notes that more than 360,000 Canadians suffer from chronic tinnitus and almost half of those are affected severely. Many treatments […]

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  Apollonia Health Owner: Joon Kim Location: apolloniahealth.com What they do: Create cavity-prevention products that don’t use fluoride Why the nomination: The innovation behind their flagship product, Starinse, a cavity-preventing rinse that is safe for kids to swallow. The company is expanding production and plans to launch new products in 2015. Read the full Hamilton […]

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  BlueOrchid Care Inc. Owner: Sina Afshani, CEO Location: blueorchidcare.com What they do: Make assistive living devices. Why the nomination: “Inaccurate handling and lifting of patients by caregivers can put both parites involved at high risk for further injuries… The company’s goal is to prolong home-care services provided by caregivers (family members / nurses) through […]

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