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Innovation Showcase brings glimpses of future trends to CTO conference

Innovation Showcase brings glimpses of future trends to CTO conference

This year’s Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) conference welcomed a select group of Ontario-based health care start-ups to exhibit at its first-ever Innovation Showcase. “These companies represent some of the resources that are helping to drive the future of health care,” said Andrew Haller, lead of CTO’s Industry Concierge Service. “They bring to the clinical trials community their vision for better connectivity, better patient empowerment and better evidence-based health care.”

Featured at the 2019 Innovation Showcase, which was held on March 27 and 28 in Toronto, were the latest trends in machine learning, data sharing, digital clinical assessment tools, artificial intelligence, advanced imaging, patient analytics, and clinical research support.

Interacting with the clinical trials community

“There is so much potential for technology to be used to streamline the clinical trials process,” said Julie Publicover, a Program Manager at the QIPCM advanced Imaging Core Lab, one of the exhibitors. QIPCM is part of Techna, a health technology productization institute at University Health Network. “We wanted to be here to interact with the clinical trials community at large. Everyone is here together sharing different viewpoints –  technology, patients, pharma and the community.”

Hassan Jaferi, CEO of start-up Bitnobi, was enthused about his company’s participation in the Innovation Showcase. “By exhibiting at the CTO Conference, Bitnobi was able to have many conversations about our privacy-protected, data-sharing technology, and it appears that we may have identified a prospective partner to be a user,” he said. 

The inaugural Innovation Showcase was introduced as part of CTO’s Industry Concierge Service, which looks for ways to connect innovators, researchers, trials sites and start-ups to each other and to resources in the clinical trials community.

Caption for feature image: This year’s Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) conference welcomed Ontario-based health care start-ups to exhibit at its first-ever Innovation Showcase.

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