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McMaster professor Dr. Parminder Raina has been honoured as a member of the Order of Canada — one of the highest honours of merit in Canada — for his extraordinary contribution to research on aging and its impact on policy-making. Raina, also a lead investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), is among […]

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ToeFX, a healthtech startup offering a safe, effective treatment for nail fungus (onychomycosis), celebrated reaching a new milestone with their innovative ClearToe Therapy Light, which is now available at over 100 clinics from BC to Newfoundland.  ToeFX is a longstanding Forge client and developed a non-invasive, non-toxic, and painless treatment for clinicians to clear up […]

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HAMILTON, ON, May 31, 2022 — As part of its ongoing commitment to support economic recovery, promote product commercialization, and facilitate job growth, Innovation Factory is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the second cohort of the Hamilton Ecosystem to Accelerate and Leverage Trials of Health Innovation (HEALTHI) program. Innovation Factory is receiving […]

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OmniaBio, a subsidiary of CCRM, has executed a strategic agreement with Medipost, a global leader in stem cell therapeutics. Medipost is acquiring an interest in OmniaBio from CCRM for cash of $30 million and is investing an additional $60 million into OmniaBio. OmniaBio will start construction at McMaster Innovation Park this summer, an overall project […]

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Able Innovations operates in a space that Dr. Gaurav Puri, chief of Newmarket, Ontario-based Southlake Regional Health Centre’s emergency department, describes as “not particularly sexy.” The Toronto-based robotic medical device startup focuses on the problem of patient transfer—a run-of-the-mill, labour-intensive procedure that usually involves some combination of porters, nurses, and orderlies lifting a patient from […]

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The Toronto-based robotic medical device startup (and Innovation Factory HEALTHI program participant) focuses on the problem of patient transfer—a run-of-the-mill, labour-intensive procedure that usually involves some combination of porters, nurses, and orderlies lifting a patient from point a to point b, sometimes using bed sheets or a slider board. The typical patient transfer process as […]

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It was by chance that McMaster University professor Eric Brown found a possible solution to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance: bicarbonate. Now, helped by $300,000 from the seed fund sponsored by McMaster’s vice-president, research, his start-up firm Synmedix will soon test a new topical preparation of bicarbonate mixed with the antibiotic azithromycin to treat […]

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Laboratories—whether wet, where chemicals, drugs and biological matter can be tested and analyzed; or dry, with a focus on computers, electronics and other such instruments—can’t operate just anywhere. According to Daniel Lacey, practice lead for life sciences at real estate services firm CBRE in Toronto, they need specialized infrastructure. They need much more electricity to […]

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hrough the Ontario Together Fund, the Ontario provincial government has committed $559,200 to support the domestic manufacturing and commercialization of NERv Technology’s breakthrough post-operative monitoring solutions as part of the company’s $1.118 million investment. NERv Technology Inc. is a Kitchener-based medical device manufacturer that aims to re-imagine care by empowering healthcare providers with data-driven solutions […]

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Two Hamiltonians were among 4 winners (and eight finalists) in a national competition which provides funding for innovative projects that help people suffering from arthritis. The Arthritis Ideator Program — run by the Arthritis Society — received 21 submissions from innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups across Canada working on solutions to help improve the lives of […]

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