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MaRS Innovation awarded $15 million to further commercialize world-leading Canadian innovations

Networks of Centres of Excellence recognizes strength of partnership between MI and its 16 member institutions TORONTO, February 5, 2013 — How do you make sure the brilliant ideas emerging from Toronto’s academic research community get the best possible chance to succeed? MaRS Innovation (MI), created in 2008, bridges the chasm between these early-stage technologies and successful start-up companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem with hands-on management, mentorship and IP strategy protection, MI acts as a commercialization agent for ... Read more

DLVR: Using personalized medicine and nature’s cellular toolkit to target cancer tumours

Every six weeks, MaRS Innovation's marketing and communications manager writes a guest post for the MaRS Discovery District blog profiling MI's activities or one of our start-up companies. This post coincided with World Cancer Day. What if you could use a cancer tumour’s proteomic profile to make it easier to target and destroy? Targeting specific proteins on the surface of individual tumours—or, more precisely, targeting a cell receptor that naturally allows substances to pass into a cell—would allow clinicians to more effectively deliver ... Read more

Stem Cell Therapeutics, UHN and MaRS Innovation Announce Novel, Clinical-Stage, Cancer Stem Cell Program Agreement

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS), a life sciences company developing stem cell-related technologies, today announced the signing of an agreement with University Health Network (UHN), through its commercialization agent MaRS Innovation (MI), both of Toronto. The agreement provides Stem Cell Therapeutics ("SCT") with an option to an exclusive world-wide license to an innovative cancer stem cell program. This agreement produced a license for a UHN technology on April 17, 2013. (more…) Read more

ApneaDX Inc: A Medical Device to Accurately Diagnose Sleep Apnea at Home

MaRS Innovation and the University Health Network's Toronto Rehabilitation Institute have collaborated to bring a new technology to market that accurately diagnoses sleep apnea at the patient's home. Sleep apnea is a medical disorder that is gaining increasing recognition as a major health issue. It is estimated that six to eight per cent of the world's population suffer from the disease, but 85 per cent are undiagnosed. Undiagnosed sleep apnea is estimated to cause $3.4 billion in additional medical costs in the US.  ... Read more
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