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cryoSPARC: Enabling Drug Discovery

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In 2014, major advances in a structural biology technique called Cryo-EM made it possible to obtain 3D proteins at the high resolutions required for drug discovery. cryoSPARC enables pharmaceutical companies to obtain 3D protein structures via Cryo-EM. It is the only technology currently available that can support high through-put Cryo-EM in drug discovery.

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LaparoGuard Technology

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Mariner Endosurgery is commercializing a novel surgical technology designed to markedly improve the safety profile and accuracy of laparoscopic surgeries, with a focus on gynecological, urological and general abdominal procedures. LaparoGuard is intended to reduce surgical tool patient tissue collisions, reduce costly readmissions procedures and improve the efficiency and workflow speed in a operating room by increasing a surgeon’s confidence in the correct placement of hardware therapy.

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Machine Stereo Vision: Revolutionizing Surgery

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During surgery the preoperative imagery is displayed to guide the surgeon during the procedure. A shortcoming of current practice is that it can be difficult for the surgeon to perceive the geometric relationship between the displayed preoperative imagery and the live surgical scene before them. We respond directly to this challenge by yielding a machine vision system for automatically registering live video of a surgical scene to corresponding preoperative imagery. The registration will enable a graphical overlay of the live imagery to the model that will increase the situational awareness of the surgeon. This capability will improve the accuracy and safety of surgical procedures by minimizing collateral damage and complications.

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Monitoring of Neurological Movement Disorders

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We are developing and evaluating an affordable monitoring technology for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. This technology has the potential to be used at home and in long-term care. In contrast to similar technologies in the market, we use video monitoring and artificial intelligence techniques, thus eliminating the need for individuals to wear sensors on their body.

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Portable Cell Analyzer

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Developed in 2012 as a diagnostic tool for testing HIV/AIDS, this device accurately provides rapid results in a portable and cost-effective manner, which is highly relevant in developing countries. We will develop a molecular test that is compatible with the ChipCare reader and which can be produced on a chip with a similar format, expanding the existing platform and increasing the testing capacity for hepatitis, malaria and syphilis.

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PosturePod

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PosturePod is intended to prevent pressure ulcers. The PosturePod includes a wireless wearable sensor that monitors the posture, position and motion of patients in beds. The device will alert staff members to perform a turn when a patient’s posture is inconsistent with their intended posture as determined by their care plan.

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Seizure Detection Simplified

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Over the past 5 years, Novela Inc. have successfully developed a patented implantable device to predict and stop epilepsy seizures. However, implantable devices are not ideal with respect to promptly detecting brain injury among patients. We will translate Novela’s patented implantable technology into a wearable device that will be used as a low-cost brain monitoring solution in the emergency room. The wearable device will host a proprietary algorithm for early detection of epilepsy seizures. It will be used to monitor real-time brain activity of the patients who come to the ER with brain injury, to identify cases that require immediate care and treatment.

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Smart Tiles

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Smart Tiles are floor tiles that measure the vital signs of a person when he/she is simply standing on the tile. We will also include interconnectivity with healthcare providers through reports that highlight significant changes in patients' vitals signs.

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SOUND Sleep

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SOUND Sleep is an unobtrusive system capable of detecting sleep apnea and other sleeping disorders by way of processing data collected via a non-contact sensor.

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Verified.Me

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In order to be able to integrate apps into the larger ecosystem for bidirectional information sharing with government health data repositories, it is imperative that we are able to first securely verify the identity of the end user. By using SecureKey, patients will become empowered to receive and send personal health information to entities that were previously impenetrable, facilitating improved patient engagement and comprehensive clinical care.

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VITALITI 3.0

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CloudDX has developed a wearable Continuous Vital Sign Monitor (CVSM) called VITALITI designed to continuously collect and analyze the major vital signs in a comfortable, easy-to-use, patient-friendly experience. Paired with companion software for cloud-based computing, VITALITI also features a user-friendly interface, Bluetooth LE and WiFi for communication with smartphones/tablets/PCs and tri-axial accelerometer/gyroscope.

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YUBiCA

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Dr. Lauren Sergio and her team at the Motor Control Laboratory at York University have studied the use of bimanual coordination in assessing brain function. Using a custom designed manual assessment device, Dr. Sergio has been able to provide a validated measure of how the two sides of the brain communicate in producing skilled eye‐hand coordination. To date, it has been used primarily on elite athletes as part of the annual NHL draft prospect testing, and on non‐elite youth athletes. However, it could also be used for assessing populations having brain damage, including stroke recovery progression, neurodegeneration, and chronic congenital conditions, such as cerebral palsy and developmental coordination disorder, or neuromuscular deficits. Along with MyAbilities, Inc., Dr. Sergio and her team will transform the system into an electronic system that can be deployed on a tablet or smartphone, allowing global access that will improve the metrics available to trainers and therapists working with athletes and patients.

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