(FINAEO) Ask An Investor: Dissect My Deck

March 19, 2018
By betakit
Welcome to a BetaKit weekly series designed to help startups and entrepreneurs. Each week, investors tackle the tough questions facing founders today. Have a question you would like answered? Tweet them with the #askaninvestor hashtag, or email them here. In 2016, our predecessors gave feedback on one of the most important parts of the fundraising process, breaking down CareGuide’s seed deck and sharing an investor’s perspective on the good, the bad and the omitted. (Read more …) 

ExactVu Micro-Ultrasound System Featured Prominently at Meeting on Clinical urology Conference in Bilbao, Spain

February 22, 2018
By Exact Imaging
Multiple global speakers and live surgery illustrates the clinical benefit that the ExactVu micro-ultrasound is bringing to improve prostate cancer detection TORONTO, CANADA and BILBAO, SPAIN — (February 22, 2018) At the 5th Multidisciplinary Meeting on Clinical Urology – “The Dilemmas of Prostate Cancer: How to Improve Diagnosis”, the ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound system is featured prominently as a new central tool for helping leading urology practices improve their visualization of the prostate and significantly improve their targeting of prostate biopsies. The conference, which is being held from February 22 – 23, 2018 at the Clínica IMQ Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao, Spain, is hosted by Dr. Ander Astobieta Odriozola. It brings together leading urologists from across Spain and Europe to discuss their new techniques and strategies to improve prostate cancer detection. (Read more …) 

eSight Named The Canadian Breakthrough Technology of The Year

February 23 2018
By Techvibes
Techvibes held the seventh annual Canadian Innovation Awards last night at the beautiful Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in downtown Toronto. The awards brought the most cutting-edge companies and innovative entrepreneurs in the country together to celebrate each other’s successes as well as Canada’s growth as a technology powerhouse. The top awards of the night went to Wealthsimple for Startup of the Year; BroadbandTV CEO and founder Shahrzad Rafati for Entrepreneur of the Year; Michele Romanow for Angel Investor of the Year; and Zoom.ai for New Startup of the Year. (Read more …) 

MolecuLight most recent study on Medical Imaging device

January 15 2018
The Journal of Wound Care
Current standard diagnostic practice of bacterial infections by visual inspection under white light is subjective, and microbiological sampling is suboptimal due to high false negative rates and the lengthy time needed for culture results to arrive. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device attempts to combat the issues faced in standard practice by providing a non-contact, real-time method of visualising bacteria within wounds. Our aim was to test this imaging device in a series of patients. (Read more …) 

Think Research CEO, Sachin Aggarwal featured in the Financial Post for national data strategy

February 4 2018
By The Financial Post
OTTAWA — Tech leaders are challenging the federal Liberal government to get serious about reaping the rewards of one of the next big frontiers in the information revolution: big data. Canadian CEOs and academics have been pushing Ottawa for months to develop a national strategy for harnessing data’s burgeoning power — an approach advocates say will pay dividends on everything from boosting economic growth to improving health care. And the pitch — in meetings with both the Ontario government and with senior federal officials, including at a recent roundtable in Ottawa — is starting to gain traction, said Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators. (Read more …) 

Scenedoc listed among the GovTech 100

January 10 2017
Government Technology
The GovTech 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Government Technology as a compendium of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States. In 2017, as detailed in this feature-length story, the gov tech market brought bigger deals, more investment, new companies and many fresh new innovations that moved the needle in the public sector. We encourage you to explore the companies below and check out the 2018 GovTech 100 in our new interactive (and searchable) ecosystem map. (Read more …) 

eSight nominated as a finalist for 7th annual Canadian Innovation Awards

January 1 2017
By Techvibes
The Canadian Innovation Awards celebrate the best and brightest in the Canadian technology community. Now in its seventh year, the awards acknowledge outstanding startups, innovative businesses and influential individuals. Community Nominations Nov 24 – Dec 22, 2017 Use the nomination form at the top of this page to submit names for each category. The finalists will be selected from the nominated companies. Community Vote Jan 5 – Feb 2, 2018 The voting will commence with the announcement of the category finalists. Each community member will be able to vote once per category. Celebration Feb 22, 2018 The winners will be announced live during the awards gala and celebration at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on February 22. (Vote here …) 

eSight wants to help 50 million people living with vision loss see by 2020

January 4 2017
By BETAKIT
Toronto-based eSight has launched a pledge to help the 50 million people worldwide living with vision loss and blindness by 2020 through a new campaign. The company’s Make Blindness History campaign is looking to work with organizations, schools, medical professionals, community organizations, and public officials to provide its technology to the legally blind. eSight is also facilitating fundraising campaigns to help legally blind individuals obtain its glasses. “More than a quarter of a billion people on this planet lack the incredibly precious gift of sight,” stated Jeffrey Fenton, eSight’s director of outreach and communications. “Their experiences – in the classroom, in the workplace, in the home – are significantly and unfairly limited. Every once in a while, a new technology is introduced that changes absolutely everything. eSight is an example of that. Now that eSight exists, an overwhelming majority of the legally blind community has the chance to actually see. They can work for a living, proudly pay taxes, study to their fullest potential in the classroom, and they can perform and experience nearly every activity of daily life as their sighted peers do. The time has come for us to Make Blindness History, in our schools, in our workplaces, and in virtually every corner of our society, where those living with vision loss need our help.” (more…) 

Think Research to support eVisit (Virtual Visits) Primary Care Pilot in Waterloo Wellington region

December 21 2017
By Think Research
We are pleased to announce that the successful vendor to support the eVisit Primary Care pilot in the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) is Think Research, a Toronto-based company that offers a number of clinical tools that connect patients and clinicians to each other while facilitating best practices. Think Research will work with the eHealth Centre of Excellence, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and other stakeholders to provide a customized and secure online platform that healthcare providers participating in the year-long pilot project will use for virtual interactions and communication – secure audio, video, and messaging – with patients residing within the WWLHIN. The pilot project is designed to support timely access to care and continuity of care. (more…) 

Moleculight wound scanner shows bacteria glowing if your body is infected

December 18 2017
By Clare Wilson
THE surgeon was poised to carry out a skin graft when he decided to try out an experimental device to check for infection. Called the MolecuLight i:X, it shows the presence of bacteria in real time as an eerie fluorescent glow. The patient was a 47-year-old man whose leg had been amputated above the knee. He had endured one infection already and the surgeon didn’t want to risk another. “I was ready to perform surgery on this patient. The wound looked clean,” says Steven Jeffery of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham, UK. One look through the machine, however, and the operation was called off. The wound glowed red at the edge, showing it was riddled with bacteria that would probably have caused the skin graft to fail. (more…)