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Renowned burn surgeon leaves Toronto for Hamilton to reboot General’s burn trauma unit, develop ‘skin printing’ stem cell tech, and become new VP Research at Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. Marc Jeschke joined McMaster University as a professor of surgery, and was also recently named vice-president of research at Hamilton Health Sciences and medical director of its burns unit. The burn trauma surgeon and scientist is moving to Hamilton from Toronto to become medical director of the burn unit at the General Hospital on […]

July 29, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Invest Ontario features Hamilton’s OmniaBio – Shaping the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Since the 1963 discovery of stem cells by two University of Toronto researchers, Drs. Ernest McCulloch and James Till, Ontario has been at the forefront of regenerative medicine discovery and development. Dr. Peter Zandstra C.M., Chief Scientific Officer, and Dr. Michael May, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCRM, recognized a need to…

July 27, 2022 | Alex Muggah

McMaster Researcher Parminder Raina Receives Order of Canada

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 […]

July 4, 2022 | Alex Muggah

McMaster Researcher Parminder Raina Receives Order of Canada

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 […]

July 4, 2022 | Alex Muggah

ToeFX reaches milestone of 100 clinics across Canada

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…

June 2, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Innovation Factory Now Accepting Second Cohort to Engage with Hamilton’s Research Hospitals

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)…

May 31, 2022 | Jennifer Gauvreau

OmniaBio announces $90M from private investor: CCRM’s capabilities go from clinical to commercial scale

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…

May 31, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Able Innovations announces $7.5 million to take the pain out of patient transfer

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…

May 30, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Able Innovations announces $7.5 million to take the pain out of patient transfer

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…

May 30, 2022 | Alex Muggah