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From Innovator to Enabler, MedStack sees Traction with its Digital Health Platform

Healthcare is important and we all depend on it. Governments want an efficient system that operates at a low cost. Healthcare practitioners want to provide the best level of service possible while minimizing clinician burnout. Patients want access to quality care whenever they or a loved one needs it. In recent years, as organizations and…

November 28, 2022 | Alex Muggah
Minister Filomena Tassi and MP Lisa Hepfner connect with successful SOPHIE life science recipients about their commercialization projects

Minister Tassi recognizes life science innovation milestones with visit to Innovation Factory

Hamilton region’s life science and health tech community driving economic prosperity HAMILTON, ON – November 8, 2022 – Yesterday, Innovation Factory welcomed the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister Responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Minister toured the business…

November 8, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Drone delivery project at McMaster University will deliver medical isotopes

McMaster University is partnering with Halton Healthcare, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), Air Canada Cargo and DSV Canada to develop a drone delivery system that will revolutionize how medical goods – including medical isotopes made at McMaster – reach hospitals and patients across Halton Region. The first of its kind in Canada, the Care by…

October 26, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Government of Canada invests over $5.6 million to help early-stage genomics companies bring new products to market

Original Press Release, FedDev Ontario, October 21, 2022 FedDev Ontario investment to support over 30 companies, create and maintain 160 jobs, and develop eight new products, services or processes, and over 32 new patents October 21, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario Research in genomics and engineering biology has led to the development of…

October 21, 2022 | Alex Muggah

VoxNeuro closes $4 million to help diagnose concussions and Alzheimer’s diseases

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Josh Scott,, October 20, 2022 Backed by decades of research, VoxNeuro aims to bring objectivity to brain health assessments. Cognitive health assessments are something that a lot of people have experienced, whether you’re a professional athlete or weekend warrior who has suffered a potential brain injury, or an…

October 20, 2022 | Alex Muggah
Life Science innovator networking at Synapse Competition in the McMaster Innovation Park atrium.

Ontario’s Premier Life Science Competition Celebrates 10 Years of Health Innovation

Applications are now open for this year’s cohort of innovative startups Hamilton – October 12, 2022 – Fresh off the heels of celebrating innovation at the recent LiONS LAIR pitch competition and gala event, Innovation Factory has turned its attention to the 2023 Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition, now in its 10th year. …

October 19, 2022 | Alex Muggah

$3.1 million CIHR grant funds major McMaster study on pandemic’s impact on child health

A McMaster-led interdisciplinary team of researchers, policy and community partners is launching a major investigation into the pandemic’s impact on Canadian children and youth.   The study of almost 27,000 children and youth ages five to 21 is being supported by a $3.1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research…

October 6, 2022 | Alex Muggah

McMaster University collaborating with Verv Technologies to advance blood testing technology, leveraging $314k grant from NSERC

Verv Technologies and McMaster University announced a new collaboration that will further develop Verv’s technology to improve at-home healthcare. A $314,000 investment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is allowing the partners to work together to develop a series of blood tests that have the potential to…

October 4, 2022 | Alex Muggah

Llif Healthcare and Chirp among Big Winners at at 12th Annual LiONS LAIR Awards Gala.

Congratulations to the 2022 LiONS LAIR winners, who collected $50,000.  Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR event showcases the region’s innovative start-up community and gives up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts and potential investors. Second place winner Shawn…

September 29, 2022 | Alex Muggah