About us

Yellowbird Diagnostics develops plug-and-play imaging dyes for common medical imaging procedures. Our solutions enable better diagnostic imaging for patients with the greatest need for early diagnosis of diseases of the brain, heart and kidneys. Our products reveal otherwise invisible hallmarks of disease, empowering clinicians to make earlier and more effective medical decisions. Our molecular imaging dyes and platforms have been purpose-built to fill the current gap in diagnostic imaging of the brain, heart, and kidneys.

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Yellowbird Diagnostics


Nicholas D. Calvert

Co-Founder and CEO

Adam J. Shuhendler

Co-Founder and CSO

Alexia Kirby

Co-Founder and COO


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14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on lionslair.ca

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario