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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Ontario Genomics appoints new Vice President, Research

October 28, 2015

Ontario Genomics [formerly “Ontario Genomics Institute” (OGI)] has announced the appointment of Dr. Robin Harkness as Vice President, Research. As Vice President, Research, Dr. Harkness will support Ontario’s researchers, and their Canadian and international co-investigators from academia and industry, towards securing funding for early-stage market driven research. Bringing over 25 years of experience in academia,…

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Call for proposals for the biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey

October 28, 2015

(le français suit) Call for proposals for the biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey From November 1 to December 31, 2015 Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the Biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) for use in health studies. The biospecimens are…

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