Parallax Innovations unveils CT Sabre™, the only commercial robotic intervention device that operates inside a micro-CT bore

The Parallax Innovations CT Sabre™ is a six-degree of freedom robotically-controlled micro-positioner for pre-clinical biomedical research. Guided by either live fluoroscopic x-ray feedback or retrospective 3D CT image reconstructions the CT Sabre™ allows better than 200 µm positioning of a variety of user selected tools. There is no need to reposition the animal between acquisition…

Blog: Crowdfunding in the Biotech Industry

Crowdfunding has become a popular funding source for many industries, though biotech-related projects are still relatively new to the scene. That seems to be changing, as the Scanadu Scout recently became the highest grossing Indiegogo campaign ever, raising over $1.6 million. Scanadu Scout is a device that measures and records a person’s blood pressure, heart…

Mitacs supports companies in need of research expertise

Ontario technology companies in need of the latest research expertise need look no further than Mitacs-Accelerate. This national program connects companies with graduate students and university faculty members through short or long-term research projects aimed at addressing a company’s need. During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, a highly-skilled graduate student or post-doctoral fellow spends approximately half of…

TechEdge compensation survey

TechEdge is conducting a short compensation study focused on seven key job families: UI/UX Specialists, Mobile Designers, Web Designers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Client Relations/Product Specialists, First Tier Technical Customer Support. Visit TechEdge for more information, and to participate in the survey before August 30. Participants will receive the results of the survey…

Western’s job shadow program

Western University’s Job Shadow program gives local companies the opportunity to showcase their organization to emerging student leaders, and gives students a first-hand look at a work environment with their chosen field.The program is currently looking for companies and students to match. If you are interested and would like more information about becoming a host,…

SunWash harnesses the power of light

By Sandra Desrochers SunWash Technologies, a London company co-founded by Dan Jenken and Patrick Therrien, has developed a material which uses the power of light to sanitize surfaces. The pair accessed resources available through the VentureStart program to support the development of their technology and their business. VentureStart, a program funded by the Federal Economic…

Medical imaging sector partnership developing innovative oncology therapy

The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC), Western University and Claron Technology Inc. are developing hardware and novel software modules to be integrated into an image-guided oncology therapy system for wide distribution abroad by Perfint Healthcare, based in India. “This collaborative project has the potential to profoundly impact liver cancer treatment in developing countries such…

Pilot of new geo-adventuring app launches in Oxford County

Local London company TecVana has launched a pilot program for their new Geo-Adventuring mobile application in partnership with Oxford County Tourism. The app allows users to explore events and activities that interest them in Ontario’s outdoors and to customize their own expeditions, all while earning rewards for merchandise and services. TecVana Corporation‘s Geo-Adventuring initiative is…