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Over the last 15 years, Abcam has remained committed to supporting scientists on their quest for discovery. We’ve focused on continually improving our high quality products and services by improving our global delivery times, enhancing our customer service offering, and increasing the validation information of our products. We’ve also expanded our product range beyond primary antibodies to include secondaries, proteins and peptides, lysates, biochemicals, immunoassays and other kits.


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August 15, 2013 · 5:09 pm



FOTA : Dr. Tony Carusone at the Univ of Toronto has developed patent-pending breakthrough technology that both efficiently and affordably performs optoelectronic conversion for high-speed data signals within a tiny footprint.

Sustained data transfer rates equivalent to three parallel streams of high-definition video have been demonstrated in prototype components. Devices and customer evaluation boards are currently available for testing by qualified partners.

Dr. Carusone’s technology enables dramatic reductions in both cost and size while enabling significant performance improvements.

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July 28, 2013 · 10:28 pm



PathXL (, is the winner of 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 – a spin-out from Queen’s University Belfast established in 2005, is a pioneer in the use of web-based solutions for digital pathology, mainly in regard to cancer. Its PathXL™ Manager product provides a web-based platform to enable digital pathology users across all fields to manage, view and collaborate around virtual slides easily and efficiently. In addition, PathXL provides a range of applications and workflows to deliver specific solutions to pathologists, scientists and students in education, research, clinical and biobanking settings. PathXL also provides a full range of supporting services, including scanning, hosting, image analysis and consultancy.

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July 28, 2013 · 9:26 pm



Brainomix developed a software that allows expertise of a world class stroke assessment team to be accessible by any doctor in an emergency department.
Brainomix is led by managing director Dr Michalis Papadakis, along with co-founders Professor Iris Grunwald and Professor Alastair Buchan, Professor of Stroke Medicine and Head of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

e-ASPECTS automates the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) pioneered by Prof Buchan. Over the last 12 years ASPECTS has been adopted worldwide. The original ASPECTS system relies on a scoring system to assess CT (X-ray computed tomography) scans but requires a stroke expert to gauge the images. The automated e-ASPECTS encapsulates the expertise of Prof Buchan and his team in software that processes CT images. The software gives a score that can be used by any doctor to assist in deciding on an intervention where there is only a four and a half hour window for treatment from the onset of the stroke.

Brainomix was set up by Isis Innovation, the technology transfer arm of the University of Oxford, and developed with the support of the National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

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July 28, 2013 · 6:48 pm




Aweekly online magazine that covers talent, innovation, diversity and quality of life stories in the Toronto region, covered Crowdmark‘s efforts to disrupt the way teachers grade and interact with students in their Innovation section on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Crowdmark graduated from the UTEST program earlier this spring. Last week, the company announced it has raised $600,000 in seed funding and completed two successful proof-of-concept pilot projects. Its co-founders are from the University of Toronto.

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July 5, 2013 · 12:07 am



Whirlscape Inc. released the beta version of its hotly anticipated, tiny, one-dimensional digital keyboard, Minuum: “the little keyboard for big fingers.”

If you follow tech gadget news, you’ve likely read about or even supported the company’s successful Indiegogo campaign, which raised more than US$87,000—over 870% above their modest initial goal of $10,000—from nearly 10,000 supporters who have now become beta users for the product.

The stats don’t end there. By number of funders, the Minuum Keyboard Project’s campaign is in Indiegogo’s top 10 of all time and is ranked No. 2 among all technology campaigns. Over 1.1 million people worldwide viewed Minuum’s original teaser video on YouTube, which the Whirlscape team edited and shot themselves.

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July 5, 2013 · 12:03 am



Weston adapter enables screen to mobile interaction.

Increase consumer engagement through dynamic mobile & motion technology while generating analytics for your digital advertisement.

​For a limited time test their tech and win prizes!

Enter their marketers contest to access their online platform. Create an engaging experience through photos, videos and NFC technology to win prizes! Upload, edit, organize, manage, and schedule your digital signage content in real-time online. Display your message at the perfect moment, to the perfect consumer.

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July 2, 2013 · 11:49 pm





IWatchLife records video only when events are detected so you don’t have to sort through hours of meaningless video to see what’s important.

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June 10, 2013 · 12:35 am


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June 9, 2013 · 11:48 pm

Epiphan Systems Inc.


epiphan-vga-grid-display-recorder-streamer-serverEpiphan Systems is a world leader in high resolution VGA, DVI and audio video capture, encoding, recording and streaming hardware. Backed by rock-solid customer support, our products allow you to capture, encode, record, stream and replay virtually any high­resolution video signal. Used extensively in a wide variety of areas including video re­cord­ing, medical imaging, webcasting and conference recording, Epiphan Systems’ products have received worldwide recognition from leading companies and organizations in the medical, secu­rity, education, transportation, industrial and IT fields

Used extensively in a wide variety of areas including video re­cord­ing, medical imaging, webcasting and conference recording, Epiphan Systems’ products have received worldwide recognition from leading companies and organizations in the medical, secu­rity, education, transportation, industrial and IT fields.

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June 9, 2013 · 11:41 pm

Solace Systems


Solace Systems, based in Ottawa, provides messaging middleware solutions that let companies efficiently distribute data to desktop, enterprise and mobile applications with higher performance and at lower cost than alternatives. The foundation of Solace’s solution is a turnkey appliance that’s available in two sizes to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses. Solace has been successfully deployed by customers in financial services, energy, government, internet services, telecom, transportation and logistics.

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June 9, 2013 · 11:34 pm



PERFUSIX is the world’s first and only commercial provider of ex-vivo organ perfusion services. PERFUSIX employs clinically proven ex-vivo organ perfusion technology and processes that restore and improve the function of donor organs. Most importantly, PERFUSIX increases the number of organs available for transplant, improves patient and organ survival, improves recipient quality of life, and reduces post-transplant care costs.

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June 6, 2013 · 1:59 pm


proxmifyThe fusion of content management and social networking that boosts productivity

Foster collaborations by mapping how individuals connect based on interests, skills, expertise and needs.

Reach out! Engage your community, disseminate results, attract the best amongst your target groups.

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April 14, 2013 · 10:46 pm



Wealthfront’s platform helps clients build and manage a diverse investment portfolio, rather than paying for an investment bank or private wealth manager. You put in the account type, amount to invest, and age, and this SEC-registered, software-based financial advisor will provide professional financial advise at a lower cost. The service also manages the personalized online investment account for you.


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March 27, 2013 · 3:42 pm



Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies is a spin-off by engineers from Prolucid Technologies with extensive software engineering experience; specializing in complex, mission critical embedded systems. This experience and our industry partnerships have allowed us to develop a Smart Grid ready platform that can be rapidly customized and deployed to the grid.

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March 27, 2013 · 3:32 pm

DLVR Therapeutics Inc


DLVR’s innovative technology is based on the synthesis and use of an HDL-mimetic phospholipid-based nanoparticle called HPPS (HDL-like Peptide-Phospholipid Scaffold).

DLVR Therapeutics Inc. is based in Toronto. Co-founded by University Health Network, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and MaRS Innovation, the Company is developing an innovative, HDL-like Peptide-Phospholipid Scaffold (HPPS) nanoparticle delivery system. HPPS enhances cell targeting and bypasses endosomal degradation, two common problems which beset contemporary delivery systems. Mechanistically, HPPS appropriates HDL’s affinity for its natural ligand, Scavenger Receptor B1 (SR-B1) to preferentially target this receptor.  Upregulated in many solid tumors such as breast, colorectal, pancreatic and ovarian, SR-B1 facilitates direct delivery of payload to the cytosol of tumor cells. The ultra-small HPPS particle is suitable for a variety of different RNAi payloads. The company’s development strategy is to collaborate with partners that have developed novel RNAi therapeutics that require an innovative delivery technology.

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March 19, 2013 · 6:45 pm



The best way for high school students and their families to manage the financial aid process from start to finish.

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March 19, 2013 · 5:10 pm




COMMUNITECH provides expertise and resources to startup companies, engaging executive-level talent from the Region. With more than 30 monthly groups,  COMMUNITECH Peer2Peer network sees over 2,500 monthly attendees. This network gives their members an opportunity to plug into sessions with people in similar roles to explore common challenges, and exchange advice.

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March 14, 2013 · 5:52 pm



Venturelynx is sophisticated security and permissions system control who sees each news post, file or piece of data.

Entrepreneurs can take control of network, use best practices, raise funds easily.
Investors stay informed on investments and speed up due diligence.
Lawyers and Accountants focus on high value work, not searching for files.

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March 13, 2013 · 8:41 pm



ORION is dedicated to connecting and supporting research, education and innovation customers throughout Ontario.

They are recognized as providing leadership and critical infrastructure that allows members to collaboratively engage in making Ontario a global leader in innovation. With one of the world’s fastest research and education networks, they enable users to be connected to a world of possibilities.

By linking members through their network to a variety of strategic partners, they deliver a collection of unique value-added capabilities that enhances their pursuit of knowledge, social impact and economic outcomes.

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March 12, 2013 · 9:21 pm

Nexj systems


NexJ provides next generation Customer Relation Management CRM solutions delivered through its enterprise private cloud software

NexJ enables financial services, insurance and healthcare organizations to tailor the CRM solutions to their specific needs, seamlessly integrate with existing systems and ensure security of customer information. NexJ’s enterprise private cloud software provides infrastructure management.

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March 11, 2013 · 7:18 pm



Oxehealth, spun out from Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, will allow patient’s health to be monitored using a webcam and a software application.

The software will detect a patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation even in artificial light without the need for any physical contact or additional hardware.

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March 9, 2013 · 5:18 pm