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The Ontario Lung Association (OLA) has announced a funding commitment of $50,000 to study the effects of combusted (smoked) cannabis on the immune system. The study is being led by Dr. Jeremy Hirota at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Hirota is the Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal […]

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The “ocean” of data expected to shift views on stem cells is so valuable it’s being made available to researchers all over the world. Hamilton researchers have discovered “kingpin” cells that orchestrate how surrounding stem cells develop and grow. “These cells organize the entire culture and they are responsible for giving rise to every single […]

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The new Canadian head office of medical technology company Stryker Canada opened in Waterdown on Tuesday. The building, just off Parkside Drive, includes nearly 130,000 square feet of operations, distribution and business functions, and is one of the most significant life sciences investments in Hamilton in the past decade. The facility will bring the company’s […]

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Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, together with their customers, is driven to making healthcare better. They offer innovative products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine, that help improve patient and hospital outcomes*. Since 1945, Stryker has grown to employ 33,000 people globally, generating $12.5B in annual […]

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A McMaster University startup company has secured US$105 million in financing, one of the largest single private investments in Canadian biotech history. Fusion Pharmaceuticals — formed in 2015 and based at the McMaster Innovation Park on Longwood Road South — develops cancer therapy products including a delivery system that seeks out and infiltrates cancer cells […]

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Surgeons are pioneering LaparoGuard, a suite of new technologies for patients, at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). Developed by Mariner Endosurgery, LaparoGuard is a surgical navigation platform that augments visualization for minimally invasive surgeries. The first U.S. surgeries utilizing this advanced surgical technology will take place […]

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Hamilton Ontario based Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer, today announced the completion of a $105 million Series B financing led by Varian and new investor OrbiMed. Additional investors participating in the round are Perceptive Advisors, Pivotal bioVenture Partners, and Rock Springs Capital, along with the existing group […]

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Some doctors recommend less screen time for their patients. Hamilton’s Rick Tytus is one doctor who thinks more screen time will help improve health for some of his patients. Tytus has introduced virtual health care into his Main Street East medical clinic, which allows him to see and treat some of his sicker patients through […]

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