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Hamilton Health Sciences Adopts Cloud DX for Post-Surgical Monitoring of 2,400 Patients

Cloud DX has been selected as the Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) platform for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Surgical Transitions program. Launching this month, the program will monitor selected surgical patient populations using Cloud DX’s Connected Health™ platform supported by HHS’s Virtual Nursing Station. HHS is deploying…

December 15, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Synapse, HiIvy, NERv and Allarta featured in LSO Success Stories

Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) has featured several Ontario life sciences organizations and companies that are producing astounding innovations across our sector. Four organizations with deep connections into Hamilton were profiled, including Synapse, HiIvy, NERv and Allarta. Read about how these businesses are fuelling our  economy – and how…

December 15, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton-based Elarex: Toward more durable COVID vaccines

A new company spawned by McMaster University innovation in the arena of vaccine manufacturing has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Elarex Inc., based in Burlington, ON, has been awarded a $1.2M Cdn grant from the non-profit humanitarian foundation to develop a new technology for keeping liquid mRNA vaccines safe…

December 10, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Human trials for 2 inhaled COVID-19 vaccines to start in Hamilton in 2022

Human trials are set to begin early next year at an Ontario university for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that can be inhaled. Fiona Smaill is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton and lead researcher for the clinical trials. She said on Tuesday that both vaccines, which would be the […]

December 7, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Weston Family Foundation funds $12M initiative to advance the science of healthy aging

The Weston Family Foundation is awarding a $12-million research grant to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), hosted at McMaster University, for a new initiative that will shed light on the many factors that influence brain health as we age, including lifestyle and the human microbiome. The Healthy Brains, Healthy Aging Initiative…

November 24, 2021 | Alex Muggah

FendX (out of McMaster) pathogen-repelling wrap earns top prize in global innovation competition

The McMaster engineers who invented a plastic surface that repels bacteria and viruses have earned top prize in a design competition that drew 750 entries from 60 countries around the world. Leyla Soleymani and Tohid Didar, founders of FendX Technologies, led the team that created RepelWrap, have been named grand prize winners in the 2020…

November 12, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton POV Podcast: Altus Assessments scales from local start-up to award-winning, national growth!

We all want a physician that has exceptional medical skills and education, but we also want to be in the care of someone who embodies empathy and kindness as well as someone who is well respected within the healthcare ecosystem. This is where Altus Assessments steps in with their program management and data analytics solutions […]

November 10, 2021 | Alex Muggah

VoxNeuro tech points to data-driven future of brain health

VoxNeuro is ready to change the way brain health is managed and treated across the globe. Today’s cognitive assessments are reliant on subjective measures like patient self-reporting and observed behaviour, opening the door for faulty results. The types of brain health assessments using objective measures that are available today, such as…

November 4, 2021 | Alex Muggah

McMaster Innovation Park Establishes North America Life Sciences Capital Markets Advisory Council

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) today announced the establishment of the North America Life Sciences Capital Markets Advisory Council (“Council”, or “the Council”). “Canada is prolific in the creation of intellectual property in life sciences, but too often that IP either never gets commercialized, or it leaves…

November 2, 2021 | Alex Muggah