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Innovation Factory Receives $6M in FedDev Ontario Funding to Support Commercialization of High-Potential Life Science Innovators

Funding supports acceleration of ‘made-in-Canada’ life science solutions amidst global pandemic HAMILTON, ON, March 30, 2021 – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a $6 million investment through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev…

March 31, 2021 | Jennifer Gauvreau

FedDev Ontario supports new healthcare innovation ecosystem, including Mohawk College

Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem will increase access to a specialized network of experts and create new jobs. On March 30, 2021, FedDev Ontario announced the investment of $6 million in Hamilton’s Innovation Factory to launch the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE). SOPHIE…

March 30, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton life sciences accelerator awarded $6 million in federal funding

Hamilton’s biotech and health sciences accelerators will be getting a funding boost to support local innovation through a $6 million investment by FedDev Ontario.

March 30, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Turning healthcare research into commercial opportunities

Hamilton’s Innovation Factory and the Synapse Life Science Consortium will be able to speed up the commercialization of various cutting edge healthcare services. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $6 million for…

March 30, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Juravinski hospital lab on Hamilton Mountain plays key role in groundbreaking gene therapy

The stem cell laboratory at the Juravinski hospital is getting some international recognition. Nature Communications, an international access journal that features high-quality scientific research, has published the findings of a Canadian research team that used gene therapy to help people suffering from Fabry disease. That includes the key…

March 15, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton-based Fero International Featured in Toronto Life

Sabrina Fiorellino left her construction company during the pandemic to build modular hospital units so hospitals wouldn’t have to postpone procedures during the pandemic. Here’s how she did it. —As told to Isabel B. Slone “Pre-pandemic, I was focused on growing my construction company, which I founded with some partners in 2016. But…

March 3, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Pandemic sparks increased demand for building biotech research labs

The continued pandemic has been spurring unprecedented investments. To address Canada’s lack of vaccine production facilities, the federal government is financing construction of the $126-million Biologics Manufacturing Centre adjacent to the National Research Council’s Biotechnology Research Institute on Royalmount Avenue in Montreal.…

February 16, 2021 | Alex Muggah

EMN secures $2.2M investment to expand medical and at-home uses of plant-based protein blends

New project will focus on meeting the rising demand for high-quality plant-based protein options within the clinical and athletic markets Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into the development of a novel plant-based protein blend that will be designed to meet the protein needs of hospitalized and outpatient…

February 9, 2021 | Alex Muggah

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Announces New Scientific Director & VP Research: Dr. Lehana Thabane

The Scientific Director is a dual-role that also comprises the Vice President, Research of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Following an extensive search process, The Research Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Lehana Thabane has accepted the position of Vice President, Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and…

February 9, 2021 | Alex Muggah