"More than 240 million surgeries are performed worldwide each year, yet there is no approved product on the market to prevent the dermal scarring that can frequently occur," writes Jennifer Boggs, managing editor of BioWorld Today in her cover story on ScarX Therapeutics.
The article, "ScarX Finds New Uses for Old Drug in Dermal Scarring," appeared in the New Co section and focuses on the MaRS Innovation-Hospital for Sick Children start-up company.
Here's an excerpt:
"ScarX Therapeutics, a 2012 Toronto-based start-up, is looking to ...
India's Kumbh Mela, an annual mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, is unlikely to create a disease outbreak that spreads beyond the country's borders, Dr. Kamran Khan, founder of BioDiaspora, tells Maclean's Magazine's Hannah Hoag in "As millions gather for Kumbh Mela, doctors are watching" (February 11, 2013).
Here's an excerpt (emphasis ours):
Unlike the hajj or the Olympics, the Kumbh Mela is primarily a domestic event. While flights into Saudi Arabia spike to five times normal during the hajj, “with the Kumbh Mela, ...
Yonge Street Media, a weekly online magazine that covers talent, innovation, diversity and quality of life stories in the Toronto region, covered Bedside Clinical Systems' (BCS) launch in their Innovation section on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
BCS is a MaRS Innovation spin-off company created to commercialize decision-support research emerging from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). (more…)
ScarX Therapeutics, a spin-off company created by MaRS Innovation and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), was profiled by Business Without Borders on September 25, 2012.
Sean Fine's article examines the strategic funding partnership MI pursued with NovoTek Therapeutics Inc. (NovoTek) in China to develop the anti-scarring cream, which was discovered by researchers at SickKids.
A multibillion-dollar market may await ScarX, a Toronto biomedical start-up, but first it had to figure out how to finance the development of its unique cream that reduces scarring ...
The University of Toronto's news site has posted a brief snapshot of Toronto's entrepreneurial scene, highlighting the university's historical and current innovative strengths.
Here's a brief excerpt:
Entrepreneurs don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to become the next great business success story. Toronto now ranks fourth among the world’s top 25 start-up ecosystems, according to Start-up Genome, a project that maps the success rates of start-ups. Toronto ranks just behind Silicon Valley, New York City and London. (more…)
MaRS Innovation to act as commercialization agent for York's life sciences and technology discoveries, leveraging new potential for York's existing $70 million in research initiatives
TORONTO, May 9, 2011 – York University has become the latest member of MaRS Innovation, the commercialization agent for many leading Toronto-based universities, hospitals and research institutes.
“York has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing centres for research and innovation,” said Stan Shapson, vice-president Research & Innovation at York University. “We typically get 10 to 20 discovery disclosures a ...
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…)