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H2i client ImmunoBiochem winners in the RESI Innovation Challenge

We are pleased to share some great news – ImmunoBiochem has won second place in the RESI Innovation Challenge during the JPM Healthcare Conference Week in San Francisco. ImmunoBiochem is a privately held biopharmaceutical company solving the problem of tumor heterogeneity by targeting unique proteins enriched in the secretomes of cancer cells with Antibody Drug Conjugates…

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ImmunoBiochem Corporation Announces the Completion of a New Round of Financing and Residency at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS @ Toronto

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ImmunoBiochem Corporation, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company developing novel biological therapeutics, has completed a new round of financing led by angel investors and the company’s founding investor. ImmunoBiochem has also expanded its operations and is now located at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS in Toronto (JLABS @ Toronto). ImmunoBiochem is solving…

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Innovation machine: How one U of T researcher is having an outsized impact on the health startup space

Paul Santerre recently flew to Boston to help launch a cerebral catheter that incorporates an anti-clotting polymer additive created by Interface Biologics, the company he co-founded nearly two decades ago based on his University of Toronto lab work. It was the sort of business trip that should be routine for the U of T biomaterials…

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Paul Santerre honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award

The molecules he works with are so small they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but for University of Toronto Professor Paul Santerre, who is being honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award, it’s what you do with those molecules that counts. One of six awardees to be recognized at a special ceremony…

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H2i Client in UofT News – U of T startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children’s ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton

Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step at at time. Co-founders Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi this week took first prize in a pitch competition organized by the philanthropic arm of Sunnybrook Hospital in partnership with…

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H2i in UofT News! Move fast and break things? Not when you’re building a health-care startup: U of T entrepreneur

Move fast and break things? Not when you’re building a health-care startup: U of T entrepreneur When it comes to the heavily regulated medical space, Robert Brooks says entrepreneurs should steer clear of the launch-it-now-fix-it-later approach favoured by the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. “The Silicon Valley idea of ‘move fast and break things’ doesn’t work well…

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Medical startups compete for $15,000 in prizes at U of T accelerator’s pitch event

From using seal oil to treat nerve damage to a new tool to aid minimally invasive surgery, entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto and beyond tested out health-focused business ideas during the Health Innovation Hub’s (H2i) recent pitch competition. Six startups presented their ideas before a panel of three judges at U of T’s ONRamp…

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H2i Client featured on DailyMail – The ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton that can let disabled children walk again

A Canadian startup has developed a device that allows children with disabilities to walk. A new exoskeleton from Tréxō Robotics consists of robotic legs that can attach to any walker and give kids with Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other immobilizing conditions the chance to escape the bounds of a wheel chair and move on their…

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H2i Client in UofT Magazine – How a Verbal Test Can Reveal Your Brain Health

WinterLight Labs analyzes speech for evidence of even mild dementia. All patients need to do is describe a picture If you’ve ever worried that you or a loved one has cognitive impairment or even Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve likely gone this route: an apprehensive trip to the family doctor; a battery of physical and mental tests;…

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A space for startups: U of T’s ONRamp to connect Ontario entrepreneurs

One of the biggest challenges Albert Tai faced when launching a startup was finding the space to do it. The co-founder of Hypercare, a communication and collaboration app for doctors, recalls bouncing from classroom to coffee shop at the University of Toronto as he and his team looked for places to hold meetings and work on their idea.…

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