Keep up to date on our investments and business developments in recent news stories and summaries.

FACIT leads seed round in Nanology Labs

May 18, 2021 – FACIT deploys Ontario First capital, enables rising local start-up to reach critical value inflection point. FACIT has previously supported Nanology, spun out of the University of Toronto, through both its early-stage Prospects Oncology Fund and seed-stage Compass Rose Oncology Fund.

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Healthcare Software Start-Up Ziliomics Financed by FACIT

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.

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FACIT Features: OICR Launches CTIP Initiative

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.

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FACIT Features: Turnstone and AbbVie Announce Collaboration

Turnstone Biologics, a startup co-founded by FACIT, announced a research, option and license agreement with AbbVie Inc. for up to three of Turnstone’s next-gen oncolytic viral immunotherapies. This partnership deepens the Ontario roots established by FACIT and its co-founders, expanding the scale of innovative research and local career opportunities for scientists.

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FACIT Launches The Prospects Oncology Fund

FACIT announces the launch of The Prospects Oncology Fund, designed to advance early-stage Ontario cancer discoveries by supporting the proof-of-concept studies needed to attract seed-stage investment.

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Privacy Analytics Acquired by IMS Health

The transaction combines Privacy Analytics’ leading edge expertise in health data anonymization and de-identification with IMS Health’s broad range of healthcare information, technology and services solutions.

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