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.
You may also have noticed we've refreshed our website and re-organized how we communicate about our work and services. We'd love to hear your thoughts: contact Elizabeth Monier-Williams.
Top 10 MI Portfolio Stories for 2015
1. ChipCare Corporation, a University of Toronto start-up company ...
UTEST graduate eQOL has received $350,000 from the Ontario Government to support patients managing their kidney dialysis at home. eQOL's solutions use mobile tablets technology to support patients in managing independent care at home.
The funding, part of an Ontario Centres of Excellence program to support technology used to remotely monitor and care for Ontario patients, was announced December 1, 2015 and covered in Canadian Healthcare Technology.
eQOL has partnered with London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario Telemedicine Network and the Kidney Foundation of Canada ...
TORONTO and SAN DIEGO (December 8, 2015) — Triphase Accelerator Corporation, a private drug development company dedicated to advancing novel compounds through Phase 2 proof-of-concept, today announced that positive results from its ongoing Phase 1 proof-of-concept study evaluating marizomib in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma will be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
The company will also present preclinical data on marizomib demonstrating synergistic activity in combination with pomalidomide. Marizomib is a novel ...
"In a project spearheaded by PhD candidate Reza Nosrati, U of T researchers are trying to learn more about the way sperm cells move — something that could benefit those using in vitro fertilization (IVF)," writes Daniel Otis in "Sperm show U of T researchers a new trick: slithering" published in the Toronto Star on November 13, 2015.
MaRS Innovation is working with Professor David Sinton, Nosrati and the university's Innovations and Partnerships Office to commercialize the technology for the human sperm ...
TORONTO and SAN DIEGO (November 19, 2015) -- Triphase Accelerator Corporation, a private drug development company dedicated to advancing novel compounds through Phase 2 proof-of-concept, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for marizomib to treat patients with malignant glioma.
Malignant glioma is an aggressive form of brain cancer for which there is a significant unmet need in current treatments due to the disease's poor prognosis. Triphase is evaluating marizomib, a novel and highly ...
Flybits, a Ryerson University start-up company created in partnership with MaRS Innovation, has been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch list.
According to TechVibes, "Companies were selected for their technological innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and growth. Now in its 18th year, Technology Fast 50 celebrated companies with an average four-year growth rate of 1,293%."
You can read TechVibes' coverage of the Deloitte announcement here. The full list, of which 62% are software companies, is posted on Deloitte's website.
UTEST, the tech accelerator co-directed by MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto, was named to BlogTO's Top 10 list of technology accelerators on November 8, 2015.
The list was published just weeks before the announcement of the fourth UTEST cohort, and included recognition of TrendMD and Whirlscape as notable startups among the graduated UTEST companies.
Here's the excerpt:
UTEST, a collaboration between U of T and MaRs Innovation, is in its fourth year of operation with 15 teams. The program is one year ...
TrendMD's content recommendation engine, an innovative content marketing solution, delivered 450,000 article readers last month
Faced with the challenge of finding research they need across a staggering and ever-growing number of articles online, researchers and clinicians are clicking on personalized article recommendations delivered by TrendMD’s recommendation widget.
TrendMD is a graduate of the UTEST program's third cohort.
Using sophisticated algorithms across millions of articles served each month, recommended articles are identified based on keywords and user behaviour, such as click behaviour (“people that read ...
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2015 - Working with five leading universities in North America during 2014-15, Crowdmark Inc., a collaborative online grading and analytics platform, has demonstrated the benefits and advantages of using two-stage examinations in a number of undergraduate programs in post-secondary institutions across the world.
Crowdmark has worked with universities to introduce two-stage exams as a way to integrate collaborative learning and assessment into the traditional exam format. In a two-stage exam, students individually complete the exam and then, working in ...
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Today, MaRS Innovation’s launching our new Wordpress website, built with feedback and input from our community (thanks to all who took the web survey back in June and please be patient with us as we make tweaks and adjustments this week).
We're excited because our website is where we talk about our role in advancing Toronto’s innovation ecosystem. We share news from our portfolio of companies and technologies, which ...