The Rise of Femtech

In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake: “all of your metrics that you’re most interested in,” Apple exec Craig Federighi told The Verge at the time. And yet one basic metric that billions of people monitor regularly…

The edge of innovation

Entrepreneur and scientist Saumik Biswas, PhD’20, is taking medical innovation to the next level with medical technology start-up Tenomix Saumik Biswas, PhD’20, says that the past two years have flown by faster than he would have ever imagined. Not only did he graduate with his PhD in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, but he also completed…

The many hurdles life sciences startups must overcome to commercialize

Alex Muggah has seen hundreds of life sciences and healthtech companies work to commercialize their innovations. As Director of the Synapse Life Science Consortium, a partnership of public- and private-sector institutions in Hamilton, Ontario and administrator of SOPHIE life sciences commercialization grants, Muggah likens his job to that of a concierge: connecting high-potential startups to…

AutoVerify Acquires iDealerPlus to Help Dealers Set Realistic Customer Expectations Around Financing

AutoVerify, powered by Mobials Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of iDealerPlus Inc. As the retail process continues to evolve, consumer expectations have increased around the ease of finding what they need online. iDealerPlus is a dealer-facing software that matches a consumer to a vehicle in the dealer’s inventory, considering both the customer’s credit…

Government of Canada invests $3 million to help early-stage companies adopt low-carbon processes and products

As industry seeks to accelerate the adoption of new clean technologies to drive de-carbonization and the transition to a green recovery, there is a growing demand for made-in-Ontario solutions to achieve this objective. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting this transition to a green economy and to advancing clean growth innovators in this…

Algoma University Partners with Tailwind to Become the First University in Canada to Incorporate Proactive Mental Wellness Awareness Programs

Algoma University has recently launched a new mental wellness awareness program for students; the first institution in Canada to implement this new and groundbreaking tool. The revolutionary new program, designed by Canadian health tech firm Tailwind, aims to prepare incoming university students for the mental stresses of their academic journey while organically gathering and harnessing…