TORONTO – Most doctors recognize the symptoms instantly: hand tremors, slurred speech, impaired posture and balance. What they don’t always associate with people suffering from Parkinson’s disease are hallucinations and delusions.
TORONTO – Its Canadian medical device establishment licence now firmly in hand, Toronto-based Internet of Things Inc. (ITT) is set to launch a fever-detection system for identifying possible COVID-19 carriers at the entrances of airports, long term care facilities, schools and other places where people congregate. The Thermalpass is an AI-enabled, deep learning screening system that got its start as a road-related weather sensing system, today detecting elevated body temperature.
TORONTO – After four years of relying on Vivametrica Inc. to successfully boost the health and wellness of its clients’ employees, Sprout Wellness Solutions Inc. has taken the next logical step by acquiring the Calgary-based health analytics company.
TORONTO – Virtual reality (VR) platform developer Realize Medical Inc. is collaborating with Lausanne, Switzerland’s Logitech International SA on what the Ottawa-based med tech calls “the world’s first VR platform for creating patient-specific 3D medical models.”
TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has accepted documentation supporting a binding letter of intent between Toronto-based Therma Bright Inc. and arm's-length vendor Orpheus Medica Inc. for development of a rapid saliva, COVID-19 test.
TORONTO – Dishing out hundreds of millions of dollars for new COVID-19 fighting ventilators, test kits and antibody detection platforms Ottawa has another vital gap to close: the time it takes to approve these technologies for the marketplace. A new Canadian pilot program could significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to determine if these technologies are ready for prime time.
TORONTO – Edmonton’s University of Alberta is lending its neuromotor research smarts to a wearable, machine learning driven sensors platform developed by Menlo Park, Calif., and Calgary, Alberta-based Protxx Inc. for better managing the future care of patients suffering from neurodegenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
TORONTO – Industry-led accelerator Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has dipped into its CA$50 million (US$37 million) supercluster fund to help three Canadian companies beef up the nation’s supply of COVID-19 equipment and medical devices.
TORONTO – Once he’d enrolled in an entrepreneurial engineering course, third-year medical school student Gabriel Georges’ task was deceptively simple: come up with a device to meet an unmet medical need. Before long, Georges had pulled two other students with engineering and investor relations smarts into the project, developing a minimally invasive, long-term transcatheter heart pump that this month garnered financing from Canadian and U.S. investors.