Rockin’ BIO: News, facts and lots of lessons

Rockin’ BIO: News, facts and lots of lessons

Last month, I traveled down to Boston for the 2012 BIO International Convention. While there, I met dozens of fellow Canadians who represented companies seeking international partnerships.

While I don’t have a product to scale, per se, my colleagues and I were there with a clear eye to opening new markets for MaRS clients.

Synching our efforts with the business interests of the industry is significant: we strive to ensure that we’re providing the resources and opportunities that entrepreneurs need to reach bigger markets.

To that end, we met with several parties who are interested in coming to MaRS to meet our clients or to partner with us on our practice initiatives.

Some other takeaways from the convention included:

BIO was certainly full of lessons, and I met an astounding number of interesting people working in the life sciences industry around the world.

MaRS client successes

While I’m at it, here’s a bit of a roundup of some other recent (and incredible) successes from MaRS life sciences & healthcare clients:

  • Quantum Dental Technologies recently announced that their caries detection system, The Canary System, has been proven to detect secondary tooth decay around restorations and fillings, the only system that can do so.
  • Fluorinov Pharma has won $1.5 million in funding over three years from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) to support the continued development of a novel drug to treat blood cancers such as multiple myeloma and some forms of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Have a great summer!