31 Mar 2021

Western Medical Innovation Fellows win Synapse “Quick Pitch” prize

Hamilton’s life science ecosystem gathered virtually on March 24, for Innovation Factory’s eighth annual Synapse Competition, Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition. Synapse is designed to help move innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market, by pairing up life science Innovators with business and entrepreneurship students.

Since the inaugural Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition in 2014, Innovation Factory has worked with more than 90 companies and awarded over $500,000 in cash and in-kind resources though the support of its sponsors.

Nine teams made it to the finals this year with two being submissions from the Medical Innovation Fellows for their projects teleMDview and Pathlogix. Together, these teams participated in three months of intensive training, where they produced commercialization plans for their ventures and prepared for the showcase.

The top three finalists, teams ToeFX, Synmedix and Pharmassess Diagnostics were able to compete for the grand prize while the remaining six competed for the “Quick Pitch” prize.

Pathlogix won the “Quick Pitch” prize of $2,500 cash.

This article appeared on the WORLDiscoveries website.

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