TORONTO (March 17, 2016) — QD Solar, a Canadian technology company created by the University of Toronto (U of T) and MaRS Innovation, has received $2.55 million from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
QD Solar’s funding — announced March 4, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development — will galvanize a larger $8.7 million project to revolutionize conventional solar panels that waste a large portion of the available energy in sunlight because ...
Partnership expected to revolutionize the supply of transplantable lungs, with market launch in Europe by XENiOS® expected in 2017
HEILBRONN, Germany and TORONTO, Canada — XENiOS®, a commercial-stage medical device company, announced today it has invested $2.6 million in XOR-Labs Toronto (“XOR”), a spin-off of Toronto General Hospital at University Health Network (UHN), the world’s leading center for lung transplantation, created in partnership with MaRS Innovation.
This announcement was covered in FierceMedicalDevices and Cystic Fibrosis News Today.
VICE featured XOR's life-saving lung transplant technology ...
BlueDot, a Canadian company that helps decision-makers prepare for and response to infectious disease outbreaks, was profiled in the Toronto Star for their work in tracking the Zika virus.
The company, founded by Dr. Kamran Khan, was spun-off from St. Michael's Hospital in partnership with MaRS Innovation. The company raised a Series A with Horzions Ventures in 2015.
Here's an excerpt from Kate Allen's article:
Wayne Gretzky may be an unlikely inspiration for an infectious disease researcher. Yet here Dr. Kamran Khan is, on ...
Canadian biotech company developing ground-breaking therapeutic designed to minimize dermal scarring (fibrosis)
TORONTO (February 16, 2016) — ScarX Therapeutics, a Canadian biotechnology company commercializing innovative treatments for dermal scarring (fibrosis), has closed a $2 million Series A financing. The company will complete a Phase I clinical trial of its lead candidate, SCX-001, in human volunteers, with the eventual goal of creating better functional and cosmetic patient outcomes.
This announcement was covered in TechVibes, BetaKit, Biotechnology Focus, PEHub, Finsmes, and StartupHere Toronto.
SCX-001 is the ...
MaRS Innovation portfolio company completing Phase 1 human clinical trial of drug to prevent dermal scarring
VANCOUVER (February 16, 2016) — Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator (Accel-Rx), a Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research (CECR), and its partner BDC Capital today announced their second joint investment in ScarX Therapeutics, a Canadian biotechnology company commercializing innovative treatments for dermal scarring (fibrosis).
Accel-Rx and BDC Capital, and other investors including MaRS Innovation, have invested a total of $2 million in ScarX. This investment will ...
Applications for next MSc PoP granting round being accepted until February 25, 2016
TORONTO (January 26, 2016) — Nine Ontario-based medical research projects built on great science with potential for significant economic impact are advancing a step closer to market entry thanks to funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program. The projects range from cancer to heart disease to sleep apnea in children.
Applications for the next MSc PoP granting round are open until March 4, 2016. To ...
TORONTO and VANCOUVER, CANADA (January 12, 2016) — A novel drug therapy to reduce the severity and frequency of hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes in people with diabetes is being developed by Zucara Therapeutics Inc.
This new start-up company, created by MaRS Innovation and The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is based on decades of diabetes research by renowned University of Toronto (U of T) professor, Dr. Mladen Vranic.
Zucara Therapeutics will attend Does of the Valley in February 2016. The ...
MLA48 leads ConferenceCloud pre-seed round in cooperation with UTEST
TORONTO, CANADA (January 11, 2016) — MLA48, Canada’s first angel investment fund committed to providing a 48-hour turnaround on investment decisions, has announced its third investment in ConferenceCloud, an innovative digital platform that provides a virtual solution for the next generation of hybrid conference events.
TechVibes and BetaKit covered this announcement. The University of Toronto also published a web story on Olivia and John-Alan Simmons and their start-up journey.
Founded in 2014 by siblings Olivia ...
2015 created a flurry of activity for MaRS Innovation and our portfolio. As the holidays begin, here are our picks for the top 10 news stories from MI's portfolio in 2015. We look forward to more exciting developments in 2016.
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Top 10 MI Portfolio Stories for 2015
1. ChipCare Corporation, a University of Toronto start-up company ...