The Ontario Brain Institute [OBI] has announced the 2017 winners of the Ontario Neurotech (ONtrepreneurs) program.
Since 2012, the ONtrepreneurs program has awarded $50,000 to each winner and has supported 34 entrepreneurs to-date. The program flows directly from OBI’s mandate to unlock the huge commercial and medical potential from what is already one of the largest communities of brain scientists in the world.
This year’s cohort, featuring 11 companies, includes iF/The Forge clients and Synapse Life Science Competition participants:
HiNT Neuro is developing a wearable point-of-care device that monitors high-risk patients, and alerts them if they are having a stroke, enabling immediate medical attention before it’s too late.
RetiSpec is developing a non-invasive retinal scanner for early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology years before symptoms occur, so that clinicians can intervene with emerging therapeutics early, when there’s a chance of actually impacting the disease.
Epineuron Technologies is building the world’s first electroceutical device engineered to supercharge and accelerate regeneration of injured nerves. Our technology delivers electrical stimulation that boosts the nerve’s natural biochemical process to heal and repair itself when injured.