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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]