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FACIT Invests in Three Top Ontario Entrepreneur-Teams from Near Record Pool of Applicants

Prospects Oncology Fund seeds developing pipeline of Ontario-based biotech innovations

With an expanding portfolio of breakthrough innovations, FACIT is committed to supporting Ontario entrepreneurs through the latest round of its Prospects Oncology Fund.  


Healthcare Software Start-Up Ziliomics Financed by FACIT

World-leading genomics cloud computing group builds clinical tool for cancer care in Ontario

Derived from a leading oncology bio-computing group and leveraging insights from the world’s largest cancer genomics projects, Ziliomics develops web-based, modular software platforms that help physicians make actionable treatment decisions for patients living with cancer.


FACIT Appoints Biotech Veteran Dr. David O'Neill as President

Entrepreneur adds US oncology management experience to Ontario commercialization.

Dr O’Neill brings two decades of cancer drug development and seed stage investment experience, as well as an extensive business network in pharma and biotech.


OICR Welcomes Former Merck IO Executive as new President

Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi's industry expertise & network aligns well with OICR and FACIT's shared vision.

FACIT looks forward to working with Dr. Radvanyi on translating Ontario’s breakthrough oncology innovations.


Winner of 2018 Falcons' Fortunes Pitch Competition Announced

Restorative Breast Cancer Solution Start-Up Wins the 2018 FACIT Pitch Competition.

Biotechnology competition modeled after popular TV program Dragons' Den.


FACIT Announces Latest Round of Investments Under Prospects Fund

FACIT’s Prospects Oncology Fund invests $450k in promising Ontario breakthrough technologies.

Investment supports emerging entrepreneurial scientists and critical proof-of-principle studies.


Jeff Courtney, in Memoriam

Saying goodbye to FACIT's friend and visionary-in-chief.

Jeff was a fantastic leader in the OICR-FACIT family and the broader Ontario life sciences community.


FACIT's Year in Review (2017)

Seeding world class oncology innovation: a look back at 2017

We hope 2017 was a prosperous year for you, our partners in health innovation.  While FACIT had many successes this year..... 


FACIT Features: OICR Launches CTIP Initiative

FACIT congratulates OICR on launching CTIP to drive Ontario's most promising cancer drugs towards the clinic.

The Clinical Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline (CTIP) will support the local translation of Ontario discoveries into therapies with the potential for improving the lives of patients with cancer. Ten projects were selected in this highly competitive funding round, and reflect the strength of the province’s collaborative network and drug discoveries.


FACIT Welcomes Kevin Empey, Cynthia Goh and Shana Kelley to the Board of Trustees

FACIT expands Board to advance mandate to drive Ontario cancer breakthroughs.

New Trustees join existing Trustees, Mr. Greg Gubitz and Mr. John Morrison, bringing additional financial, entrepreneurial and biotech industry expertise.


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