Genomics and mining? Really?

November 25, 2015

If you thought that genomics can only be applied to healthcare, you might be surprised to learn that at an Innovation Lunch and Learn hosted by McEwen Mining, Drs. Lesley Warren and Elizabeth Edwards shared some of the ways in which genomics can be applied to the mining industry. “There are microbes out there that…

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Need early-stage funding to test your product? Apply for PBDF

November 13, 2015

Ontario Genomics’ Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF) is now open for applications. The PBDF is an investment fund that enables the commercialization of ‘omics/life sciences research and technology development.  Specifically, the PBDF aims to provide early-stage funding as companies (on their own or with academic collaborators) move towards commercial applications, and speed up the transfer…

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Call for an Ontario Health Data Ecosystem [Report]

November 2, 2015

With support from the Data for Health Advisory Group and the OPMN, Ontario Genomics has released the” Call for an Ontario Health Data Ecosystem” report to investigate affordable and feasible mechanisms for Ontario to remain competitive with global benchmarks in the emerging age of data-driven medicine and research. This paper’s ultimate recommendation is a call for an enabling mechanism–the formation of a health data coalition. This coalition would consist of leading organizations across the research and clinical data continuum, as well as the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, with the aim to develop some foundational data sharing policies to facilitate the exchange of data assets.

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