TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – October 24, 2011 – DLVR Therapeutics Inc. (“DLVR”) - a privately-held biotechnology company currently focused on developing oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary high density lipoprotein-like nanoparticle - announced today that the company has completed its seed round investment bringing the total raised to $2 million in cash and in-kind support. MaRS Innovation joins the University Health Network (UHN) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) as investors in the company. The additional funds will be ...
Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, spoke to the Canadian International Council about the importance of protecting intellectual property as an important component in commercializing Canadian technologies.
Here's an excerpt:
Government could be extremely helpful if they created special funds dedicated to covering the costs of patent protection.
Provincial Investment Supports Commercialization of Leading-Edge Molecular Diagnostic Screening Technology
TORONTO (July 26, 2011) — Xagenic Inc., one of MaRS Innovation’s (MI) portfolio spin-off companies, was awarded $1 million in funding by Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) through its Investment Accelerator Fund‐Life Sciences (IAF-LS) program.
Research and Innovation Minister Glen Murray made the announcement at MaRS Discovery District.
“Today’s announcement will go a long way in helping us to commercialize a technology that will ultimately shape the future of diagnostic testing — instead ...
TORONTO (May 31, 2011) — MaRS Innovation (MI) and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) today announced a new development fund — the GSK-MaRS Innovation Fund — that will support and fast-track the commercialization of some of the country’s most promising translational research coming from 16 leading academic health sciences centres, hospitals and universities derived from MI’s member institutions.
“From the discovery of insulin in 1922 to the discovery of stem cells, Ontario has a rich, proud history of world-class medical and scientific breakthroughs,” said ...
A discovery that could help millions of diabetics worldwide is the subject of a lucrative pharmaceutical deal that will enrich the Toronto hospital that created it - part of a growing trend of selling science to help shore up Canada's troubled health-care system.
Tuesday's agreement between Sanofi-Aventis and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on a wound-healing molecule demonstrates how entrepreneurial hospitals can become when the very sustainability of medicare is in question.
But the licensing deal with one of the world's biggest drug companies ...
Dr. John Rowlands’ X-ray Light Valve technology among the first TBRRI patents that MaRS Innovation will bring to market
January 26, 2011 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Today, MaRS Innovation welcomes Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) as its newest member.
MaRS Innovation is an incorporated non-profit organization with an international, independent, industry-led Board of Directors. It is the commercialization agent for 16 member institutions that are leading Ontario life sciences and commercialization agents. Partners include the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, ...
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Funds secured from MaRS Innovation, HTX, OICR and CCR to speed commercialization of Xagenic's rapid molecular diagnostic technology
TORONTO (October 13, 2010) – MaRS Innovation today announced a $500,000 investment in its Toronto-based spin-off company, Xagenic Inc.
When combined with funds from other investors and lenders, the new working capital provided to Xagenic totals $1.04 million.
This follow‐on financing includes a $300,000 loan from HTX, The Health Technology Exchange; $200,000 from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; $40,000 from the Ontario Centre of Excellence ...
TORONTO (August 16, 2010) – MaRS Innovation (MI) is pleased to announce that translational funding to support product development for early-stage technologies from its members has been successfully deployed from federal and provincial sources. At the federal level, three of MI’s commercialization projects have recently received notification of funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Proof of Principle (PoP) program, amounting to approximately $470,000.
Moreover, MI has successfully deployed about $1 million in proof of principle funding received from the Ontario Ministry of Research ...
MaRS Innovation (MI) has signed a co-funding agreement with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology to capitalize and accelerate the use of Toronto-based life sciences technologies during the early stages of pharmaceutical and medical device development.
The Translational Innovation Partnership Program (TIPP) is the first co-funding agreement of its kind for MI. (more…)