Hamilton Ecosystem to Accelerate and Leverage Trials of Health Innovation

Hamilton Ecosystem to Accelerate & Leverage Trials of Health Innovation (HEALTHI)

Leverage up to $15,000 worth of services to work directly with the Research Administration groups at Hamilton Health Sciences or The Research Institute at St. Joe’s Hamilton to create the pre-trial protocols and documents required to undertake a commercialization project or clinical trial in one of Canada’s leading research hospitals.


HEALTHI BENEFITS

  • Access world-class researchers, clinicians and facilities
  • Accelerate your product commercialization timelines
  • Opportunity to leverage up to $15,000 worth of services (*minimum $2,500 company contribution required)


Who Should Apply

  • Canadian, incorporated companies
  • Working on commercializing an innovative technology at TRL-6 (or above)
  • Demonstrated commitment to commercializing innovation with a clear clinical application
  • Interest in undertaking a clinical trial or collaborative project with a research hospital


Timelines

HEALTHI operates under a rolling application intake and will be accepting applications until March 31, 2023, or until funds are fully committed.

Applications: OPEN

 

HEALTHI GUIDELINES   APPLY TO HEALTHI

 

Have a question? Contact us

Alex Muggah, Director
Synapse Life Science Consortium

905.667.2606 | [email protected]

HEALTHI Recipients

2021 COHORT

Hyivy Health
HyIvy Health
Hyivy Health creates smart pelvic rehabilitation for women with pelvic health conditions.

TEAM: Rachel Bartholomew, CEO | Kmyar Rouindej, CTO

Website | Email | LinkedIn


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: HyIvy is launching a research study with Hamilton Health Sciences to track the effects of chronic pelvic pain for women with endometriosis.

PROVA Innovations

PROVA Innovations is a medical technology company that specializes in smart wearable solutions for in-home GAIT training and rehabilitation.

TEAM: Matthew Rosato, CEO & Founder

 Twitter


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital, PROVA’ goals include preparatory work for clinical study & evaluation, engagement with key stakeholders and decision makers through planed focus groups, and to identify collaborative funding avenues to finance upcoming clinical trials.

Able Innovations

Able Innovations is developing advanced medical devices to tackle the pressing problem of patient transfer in healthcare.

TEAM: Jayiesh Singh, CEO | Phillip Chang, CTO | Pratheek Mishra, Operations & Development Manager

 Twitter| LinkedIn


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, Able Innovations will reduce strain and burden on caregivers though the evaluation of the ALTA platform™ in high-impact clinical settings.

Tenomix

Tenomix develops novel medical technologies that address challenges in the pathology workflow, optimize cancer care and reduce healthcare costs.

TEAM: Saumik Biswas, CEO & Co-Founder | Eveline Pasman, COO & Co-Founder | Sherif Abdou, CBO & Co-Founder | Michael Lavdas, Director & Co-Founder

 Twitter


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, Tenomix will engage with pathology staff for early prototype feedback, as well as the development of a clinical study protocol.

Chirp

Chirp uses ambient sensors to remotely monitor the health and wellbeing of aging adults.

TEAM: Justin Schorn, CEO | Shannon White, Head of Engineering | Parthipan Siva, Head of Research

 Twitter| Website | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, Chirp’s in-home monitoring system will be evaluated for pre-emptively detecting declines in mobility and health for aging adults.

EmergConnect

EmergConnect is helping streamline the patient experience through a digital front door that lets patients digitally triage, register, and get an individualized wait time prediction.

TEAM: Ron Galaev, CEO & Founder | Marina Gavrilov, CTO & Co-Founder | Ben Giller, Lead Software Developer & Co-Founder

 Twitter| Website 


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, EmergConnect will integrate and test their digital platform in a clinical scenario to collect and analyze health data.

Insight Medbotics

Insight Medbotics is a health systems company that develops novel MRI-guided, minimally-invasive high-risk breast cancer diagnostics and biopsy system.

TEAM: Paul Chipperton, CEO & President

 Website 


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Insight Medbotics will complete the final phase of their MRI- and product-testing to achieve US FDA510k clearance for their IGAR platform (image-guided automated robot).

SanteSuite

SanteSuite is a social impact health technology company focused on transforming and strengthening immunization programs globally.

TEAM: Madeline Barber Dal Molin, CEO

 Website 


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, SanteSuite will improve its platform’s user experience through development, testing and enhanced training materials.

Sensoreal

Sensoreal is commercializing a unique, instrument-free microfluidic technology that will enable rapid testing in a variety of low-resource medical settings.

TEAM: Pooya Saberi, CEO | Dr. Roozbeh Safavieh, CSO | Kate Turner, CTO

 Website 


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, Sensoreal will be engaging various stakeholders in clinical practice to provide feedback on device design and biomarker panel, preparing a clinical study roadmap.

2022 COHORT

Qidni Labs

Qidni Labs is developing a first-in-kind dialysis system that is nearly waterless and portable, making dialysis globally accessible and sustainable.

TEAM: Morteza Ahmadi, Founder & CEO

 Twitter| Website | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: Qidni Labs is working with St. Joseph’s Healthcare to complete clinical trials and help bring the company’s novel dialysis system
to market.

AmacaThera

AmacaThera is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel local drug delivery platform to improve patient outcomes across multiple therapeutic areas including post operative pain management and oncology.

TEAM:Mike Cooke, CEO | Molly Shoichet, CSO | Mike Foorer, VP of Business Development and General Manager

 LinkedIn| Website | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, AmacaThera aims to better understand the health economic impact metrics of non-opioid products to manage post operative pain that are most important to clinicians.
to market.

Aiimsense

AiimSense develops portable brain scanners to turn expensive head scans with specialized procedures into real-time monitoring routine and preventative care at patient’s bedside.

TEAM: Atefeh Zarabadi, CEO and co-founder |
Mohammad Chavoshi, CTO and co-founder

 LinkedIn | Twitter | Website | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, AiimSense aims to engage with stakeholders to gain insightful prototype feedback, while working towards developing clinical study protocol.

Black & Blue Foods Inc.

Black & Blue Foods is a medical company that uses a science-based approach to formulate health promoting products to treat chronic medical conditions.

TEAM: Andrew Hyman, MD, MBA, CEO & Founder

 Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Black & Blue Foods aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of its all-natural proprietary pain-relieving formulation to treat acute and chronic pain.

A.I. VALI Inc.

A.I. VALI is a SaaS medical device company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to detect the early stages of diseases such as cancer. Their first product, AIDREA, is an artificial intelligence platform that provides clinicians with more than 95% accuracy in diagnosis through real-time image analysis and generates an instant patient report at the end of an endoscopy procedure (Health Canada approved).

TEAM: Azar Azad, CEO & Founder | David Armstrong, CIO & Co-Founder | Claude Ricks, Office of CEO

 Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: Hamilton Health Sciences
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, A.I. VALI is using its AI-powered platform to support clinical trials through improved efficiency and workflow.

Enhanced Medical Nutrition (EMN)

EMN is a scale-up life sciences company that builds clinical nutrition products to help patients prepare better and recover faster from surgery. These products are powders reconstituted in water and consumed as a drink or via a feeding tube. EMN is currently market-active, selling innovative products in Canada and the U.S.

With a mission to improve outcomes through evidence-based nutrition, EMN has developed a seamless, targeted nutrition program for patients undergoing surgery. This program contains 2 medical food products backed by multiple clinical research trials to reduce muscle loss, improve wound healing, and support a better patient experience. The surgeon recommends that patients follow the program 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after their surgery. EMN’s initial market launch is in orthopaedic surgery (knee/hip/spine).

TEAM: Eric Zimmerman, CEO

  LinkedIn | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, EMN will evaluate the feasibility and patient acceptance of their nutritional prehabilitation program and subjective, functional, nutritional and biochemical outcomes.

Vessl Prosthethics

At Vessl Prosthetics Inc., our mission is to make fulfilling lives more comfortable by empowering amputees and their champions to overcome obstacles and realize their full potential. Our first product, an automatically adjusting prosthetic socket, allows amputees to walk around all day comfortably. Poor socket fit is a leading problem in the prosthetics industry, characterized by a misfit between an amputee’s residual leg and their prosthetic socket. Just like wearing a pair of shoes that is a size too big, poor fitting prosthetic sockets can be painful and ultimately lead to blister formation. Blisters take a long time to heal and amputees cannot wear their prosthetic leg during that time, which is frustrating and debilitating. Thankfully, Vessl’s socket overcomes that challenge. Our socket automatically adjusts to changes in leg size, providing continuous comfort and allowing amputees to focus on what makes their lives more fulfilling.

TEAM: Sydney Robinson, Co-founder & CEO | Oleksiy Zaika, Co-founder & COO

  WebsiteLinkedIn | Email


HEALTHI COLLABORATOR: The Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
HEALTHI PROJECT: In partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, EMN will evaluate the feasibility and patient acceptance of their nutritional prehabilitation program and subjective, functional, nutritional and biochemical outcomes.

 

HEALTHI services are supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)

 

 

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