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A ground-breaking project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) to address a major medical issue in Canada and around the world: too many patients develop complications after having cardiac and vascular surgery, resulting in re-admission to hospital soon after they have been discharged home. The SMArTVIEW system uses wireless, wearable technology that […]

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Research Infosource provides an overview of university corporate research partnerships as measured by grants or contracts received from corporate sources during the FY2012-2016 period, and finds that McMaster University has the highest level of corporate research income in Canada, at $479.5 million dollars. At the same time, McMaster is also ranked first in corporate research income as a […]

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The Hamilton Spectator ran a profile of Synapse Consortium Director Alex Muggah.  In addition to learning about his role supporting the Hamilton life science ecosystem, we discovered that he likes having a beer at the Shed Brewery. To read the full profile, click here

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The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago with the support of the province of Ontario is partnering once again with the Chicago Innovation Mentors ([email protected] https://matter.health/)   to provide a comprehensive mentoring program for FIVE Canadian life sciences and healthcare entrepreneurs. [email protected] encourages innovation, catalyzes tech commercialization and creates stronger entrepreneurs through an institutionalized mentor/mentee program. [email protected] is unique in Chicago […]

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A group of four McMaster University students has won a $50,000 prize to develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer. The recent grads — all students in electrical biomedical engineering at the Hamilton university — earned the International James Dyson Award for their final year project, called The sKan. They say […]

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What started as a final year engineering class project at McMaster University is now an internationally recognized improved solution for the early detection of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Michael Takla, Rotimi Fadiya, Prateek Mathur and Shivad Bhavsar, all graduates of McMaster’s Electrical and Biomedical Engineering program, have received the prestigious James Dyson […]

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The health care field in our city continues to advance, so how has innovation benefitted our local community? Are there ways that it can be better? How do our organizations reach out to the regular everyday person? How do they raise awareness to the regular everyday person? Guest – Ted Scott , Acting VP, Research […]

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