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FACIT Features: OICR's Dr. Trevor Pugh wins $1M award for early cancer detection

FACIT congratulates Dr. Trevor Pugh, OICR’s Director of Genomics and Senior Principal Investigator, on being one of ten winners of the 2019 TD Ready Challenge.

The $1M award will support Dr. Pugh’s development work towards advancing a blood-based diagnostic for early cancer detection, in collaboration with Dr. Raymond Kim of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.


FACIT, Triphase Accelerator, Celgene, and OICR to present at Canadian Science Policy Conference 2019

Panel focuses on the recent $1B USD FACIT-Triphase Accelerator-Celgene partnership and its impact on Canadian healthcare commercialization

Titled “Ontario First in the innovation economy: impacts of a $1B USD public-private-partnership (PPP) on Canadian healthcare commercialization”, the panel seeks to highlight the outcomes and key lessons from this unprecedented partnership.


FACIT launches assessment of venture philanthropy models to scale Canadian commercialization of cancer research

Ms. Donna Parr and Dr. Niclas Stiernholm recruited to broaden public/private equity expertise

Scaling FACIT’s impact requires new partners and expanded expertise in the management of investments and equity markets. To that end, FACIT has recruited two seasoned executives through its Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Program.


FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company: Cellular Analytics

Next generation liquid biopsy platform to revolutionize companion diagnostics

Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. 


FACIT Features: Portfolio company KA Imaging secures Series A financing and new global strategic partner

Partnership couples KA Imaging’s portable multi-energy x-ray detector technology with advanced manufacturing expertise.

New partnership will provide the Ontario-based start up with both capital and advanced manufacturing expertise to accelerate its portable multi-energy x-ray detector technology.


FACIT’s Prospects Oncology Fund invests in Ontario-developed medical device and novel therapeutic platform technologies

Niche early-stage investment program seeds Ontario’s developing pipeline of oncology assets

FACIT announces investments in Xpan Inc. and innovations from OICR and the University of Toronto...


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