Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) recently added the Alberta Small Business Innovation & Research Initiative to its suite of commercialization programs. With funding from the Government of Alberta, and through a partnership between AITF and Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), this program is designed to direct innovation towards true market-demand by providing SMEs with access to technology End-users and their supply chains.
On June 27th, AITF will launch a CHALLENGE "Point-of-Care Detection for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction" that has been developed in close collaboration with a highly influential and reputable end-users in our province – DynaLIFE Dx.
AITF, AIHS and DynaLIFE Dx have set a goal to identify technologies with the potential of providing a high-sensitivity point-of-care (POC) cTn device. A point-of-care (POC) High Sensitivity cTn assay would be beneficial to both patients and the healthcare system. A POC format would enable critical treatment to begin sooner; thereby improving patient outcomes while simultaneously freeing up resources as this assay would have rapid rule-out triage capabilities. In addition, such a POC devise would reduce healthcare disparities experienced by regional, rural, and remote communities.
The CHALLENGE will open June 27, 2016 and will close August 7, 2016.
To read the full details of the CHALLENGE, as well as how to apply, click here.