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NeRV, a startup offering a sensory platform designed for the healthtech sector, has closed a $3.32 million CAD ($2.65 million USD) seed round of funding.  NERv has been able to grow its team from 16 at the start of the pandemic to 24. The seed round was led by returning investor SOSV, with participation from […]

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NERV Technology, an Innovation Factory client and Kitchener-Waterloo-based startup offering a sensory platform designed for the healthtech sector, has closed a $3.32 million CAD seed round of funding. NERv has developed a sensory device that is aimed to help doctors monitor postoperative patients remotely, by detecting potential complications. The startup’s device can attach to catheters […]

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Launchit Ventures, a new healthtech venture studio, announced today the start of a new model of bringing innovations from idea to the commercialization. Launchit Ventures, as a venture studio, helps entrepreneurs build a team, obtain funding and necessary licenses, and will help arrange pilots and tests. “The venture studio model is different than a traditional […]

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The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) is proud to announce its 2021 Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP) and the high-potential health science companies in this year’s cohort. CAAP 2021 logos. Hamilton-based ToeFx and Eye3 are set to join 6 other companies that make up the 2021 CAAP cohort. Now in its ninth year, OBIO CAAP […]

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A McMaster University lab that’s studied clots for decades has become key to the country’s efforts For decades, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has been a hub for research on blood and its diseases — known as hematology — but in recent weeks it has taken on an even more prominent role in the field: […]

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Published in: Hill Times By: David Farrar, President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University For more than a year now, the world has been on a crisis footing after the emergence of a frightening new virus for which there was no known prevention, treatment, or cure. The pandemic’s ravages—including illness, death, economic upheaval, and social isolation—have hit […]

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The federal government’s FedDev Ontario announced an investment of $6 million for Hamilton’s Innovation Factory, which will work alongside the Synapse Life Science Consortium to launch the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE). SOPHIE will bring together Synapse’s network of experts in the life sciences field with Innovation Factory’s experience helping businesses accelerate […]

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