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PreOperative Performance Enters the SOPHIE Program to Fuel Collaboration with Ontario-Based Radiology Researchers

PreOperative Performance is a SOPHIE company partnering with The Research Institute of St. Joes Hamilton to to help neuroradiologists to assess the quality and consistency of MRI diffusion imaging protocols.

Through the SOPHIE program, PreOperative Performance will enter a 12-month co-development partnership with The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton (RSJH) to evaluate technology that aims to help radiology groups make better quality measurements of MRI machines. This press release was originally shared by PreOperative Performance through Newswire on June 14, 2023. Read the original […]

Minister Tassi recognizes life science innovation milestones with visit to Innovation Factory

Minister Filomena Tassi and MP Lisa Hepfner connect with successful SOPHIE life science recipients about their commercialization projects

Hamilton region’s life science and health tech community driving economic prosperity HAMILTON, ON – November 8, 2022 – Yesterday, Innovation Factory welcomed the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister Responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Minister toured the business accelerator, and met with emerging life science tech companies driving innovation with […]

Hyivy Health CEO, Rachel Bartholomew, shares her perspective on the rise of FemTech

FemTech Canada Roundtable meeting of women & LGBTQ2S+ founders discuss women's healthcare technologies

Original Article by Aileen Lalor, NUVO Magazine, September 23, 2022 A boom in technology for women is good for everyone. In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake: “all of your metrics that you’re most interested in,” Apple […]

Hamilton’s premier life science pitch competition now accepting applicants

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Anthony Urciuoli,, October 21, 2022 Soon after handing out awards for this year’s Lions Lair pitch competition, Innovation Factory in Hamilton is now accepting applications for the 2023 Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition — now in its 10th year. As Hamilton continues to be a hotbed for life science and health research and innovation, this competition […]

VoxNeuro closes $4 million to help diagnose concussions and Alzheimer’s diseases

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Josh Scott,, October 20, 2022 Backed by decades of research, VoxNeuro aims to bring objectivity to brain health assessments. Cognitive health assessments are something that a lot of people have experienced, whether you’re a professional athlete or weekend warrior who has suffered a potential brain injury, or an older person showing signs […]

Ontario’s Premier Life Science Competition Celebrates 10 Years of Health Innovation

Life Science Innovators networking at McMaster Innovation Park atrium

Applications are now open for this year’s cohort of innovative startups Hamilton – October 12, 2022 – Fresh off the heels of celebrating innovation at the recent LiONS LAIR pitch competition and gala event, Innovation Factory has turned its attention to the 2023 Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition, now in its 10th year.  Applications are […]