November 20, 2023 – On the globally-recognized Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, FACIT is pleased to announce investments in four breakthrough oncology innovations – all driven by women leaders. November 19th each year is a day to celebrate and showcase women’s contributions to advance communities and to strengthen their empowerment in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive economic impact. FACIT’s support of the four ventures, Virano Therapeutics, Hyivy Health, Tenomix Inc., and DTPx Therapeutics are representative of an asset portfolio where over one third are women-led or founded innovations, attracting one third of every dollar invested by FACIT – as much as ten times the average for the venture capital industry.
November 2, 2023 – cTRL Therapeutics (“cTRL”), a FACIT co-founded and financed company developing novel tumour cell therapies for patients living with cancer, welcomes industry veteran Derrell D. Porter, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer.
November 1, 2023 – FACIT is pleased to welcome two new directors to its Board, Dr. Maura Campbell and Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi. Dedicated to commercializing Ontario intellectual property and impacting patients with cancer, both executives bring with them decades of private and public sector leadership experiences.
August 2, 2023 – FACIT and T-CAIREM announce partnership to commercialize medical artificial intelligence (AI) innovations. The partners intend to harness both T-CAIREM’s innovative translational research in AI and FACIT’s unique commercialization-venture model to build the next generation of Ontario biotechnology companies. The joint mission will accelerate the benefits of AI research to support patients battling cancer.
July 24, 2023 – The U.S. FDA announced the approval of quizartinib, an important new therapy for patients with leukemia. This global effort to impact patients in need is to be celebrated while recognizing the contributions from across the Canadian health R&D ecosystem to reach this significant milestone that will now make a difference for patients.
July 21, 2023 – FACIT congratulates Turnstone Biologics on the announcement of their upsized initial public offering (IPO) and debut on the Nasdaq market.
May 1, 2023 – Watch FACIT President Dr. David O’Neill’s interview with Amanda Lang, host of Taking Stock on BNN Bloomberg. The episode, titled From Idea to Start up, originally aired on April 28, 2023. This was part of a special series about innovation in Canada and some of the challenges and opportunities. FACIT was featured as a “success
April 25, 2023 – Emerging from stealth mode, Radiant’s financing enables the Company to continue rapidly advancing its Multabodies that have application across multiple diseases including cancer.