Cutting-edge radiosurgery tech for brain tumours wins 2024 Falcons’ Fortunes

May 6, 2024 – At the sold-out Falcons’ Fortunes pitch competition hosted by FACIT, Dr. Hatim Fakir delivered the winning pitch as selected by the panel of judges for the $100,000 Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award. Developed at London Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Fakir’s RadioSphere is a patient-centred technology to revolutionize existing gamma knife radiotherapy procedures by providing the most precise tumour localization capabilities.

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FACIT and OBIO® partner on women-focused seed capital and entrepreneurship program

March 8, 2024 – On International Women’s Day, FACIT and OBIO® are pleased to announce a new partnership in the Ontario life sciences ecosystem, built on their common goal to drive entrepreneurial and commercialization mandates to address the unmet needs and barriers faced by female entrepreneurial leaders in STEM.

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Women-led health and biotech companies dominate FACIT’s latest investments

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.

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From Idea to Start up: FACIT President’s interview with Amanda Lang

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

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Registration is now open for FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes pitch competition and reception

February 21, 2023 – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes pitch competition! Be part of the audience and watch the six finalists pitch their Ontario oncology innovations.

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