News and Events

The Innovation Exchange is committed to sharing news and events related to its initiatives, with the dual goal of information and inspiration.

Dr. Mark Levine, Oncology researcher and innovator Innovators
March 26, 2018

Innovator Profile: Dr. Mark Levine

Name: Dr. Mark Levine Organization: Escarpment Cancer Research Institute – a joint research institute of Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University Title: Professor Department of Oncology McMaster University, Buffett Taylor Chair…

Founders of medical translation startup company Arinai Innovators
February 7, 2018

Innovator Profile: Arinai Inc.

Names: Robert Zeni, Nadia Ashoori, Mohamed Ibrahim Business: Arinai Inc. 1. What is your affiliation with HHS Innovation Exchange? With immigration on a rise, Canada is increasingly becoming a diverse linguistic…

Portrait of Dr. Guillaume Pare Innovators
January 31, 2018

Innovator Profile: Dr. Guillaume Paré

Name: Dr. Guillaume Paré Organization: GeneBlueprint Title: Chief Science Officer 1. What is your role with the HHS Innovation Exchange? I’m the chief scientific officer with GeneBlueprint, a health and wellness company that uses…

December 12, 2017

Innovator Profile: Catalytics Inc.

Names: David Lee, Alex Ianovski, Ming Li, Noura Balbaa (co-founders) Business: Catalytics Inc. 1. What is your involvement with the HHS Innovation Exchange? We are the co-founders of Catalytics Inc. At Catalytics,…

December 4, 2017

Innovation is at the heart of exceptional, efficient, and sustainable healthcare

By Nathalie LeProhon, Vice President, Healthcare Industry, IBM Canada This is a time of profound disruption across almost all industries, none as prevailing and as significant as in healthcare. The need…

September 26, 2017

GeneBlueprint a LiON’S LAIR finalist

One of the first projects to be invited into the Hamilton Health Sciences Innovation Exchange, in partnership with IBM Canada is a LiON’S LAIR finalist. LiON’S LAIR, an annual competition presented by the…

September 11, 2017

Innovator Profile: Paul Mercante

Name: Paul Mercante Organization: GeneBlueprint Title: President and Co-Founder What is your affiliation with the HHS Innovation Exchange? I am President and Co-Founder of GeneBlueprint, a biotechnology start-up. We provide personalized fitness and nutrition…

Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud Innovators
July 5, 2017

Innovator Profile: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud

Name: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud Organization: Hamilton Health Sciences Title: Director – Medical Education & critical care physician What is your affiliation with the HHS Innovation Exchange? The HHS Hamilton Early Warning…

June 26, 2017

HHS & IBM officially launch new innovation space

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and IBM Canada have continued to build on the IBM/HHS innovation collaborative announced in March 2016 and, on June 26, officially launched a new health innovation…

June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Ted Scott, Hamilton Health Sciences

Name: Ted Scott Organization: Hamilton Health Sciences Title: Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences What is your role with the HHS Innovation Exchange? In his role,…

June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Jim Magahey, IBM Canada

Name: Jim Magahey Organization: IBM Canada Title: IBM Sr. Project Executive & Lead, HHS Innovation Exchange What is your role with the HHS Innovation Exchange? I am the IBM business…

June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Gordon Alexander, IBM Canada

Name: Gordon Alexander Organization: IBM Canada Title: Healthcare Industry Technical Leader, IBM Innovation Space What is your role with the HHS Innovation Exchange? My role is to provide technical direction…

June 23, 2017

Innovative algorithm saves lives: instant alerts to changes in patients’ vital signs

Originally published by Spring 2017 “Code Blue,” a phrase many hospital staff hear daily, generally means a patient has gone into cardiac arrest. It sends response teams rushing to…

December 2, 2016

Stopping sepsis in its tracks through research & innovation

Sepsis is a deadly infection complication that, left untreated, can be fatal. Clinicians and researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are tackling this deadly condition through unique new research and…

March 8, 2016

HHS and IBM leading Hamilton to the world stage of health innovation

IBM  and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are joining forces to help area hospital clinicians, researchers, academics and entrepreneurs accelerate the development and commercialization of new healthcare innovations. The two announced…