In 2018, Dr. Brian Courtney received a $80,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Conavi Medical. Conavi Medical is a commercial-stage medical device company that develops and sells image guidance technologies for use in minimally invasive procedures. Ultimately, Conavi’s goal is to be the world-leading provider of image guidance technologies for use in minimally invasive procedures so that they may be simpler, faster, safer and more cost-effective.
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BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus
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Dr. Nada Gawad shares her inspiration for the app, the value of teamwork in turning her vision into reality and tackling some obstacles in innovation.
Lewis shares the story behind Flutter Wear from her original idea to flying to Hatching Health to find a team and how she hopes to continue developing the tool to support expectant mothers.
Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.
On this episode of Boldly, Charles Choi speaks to his Joule Innovation Council mentor, Dr. Tatiana Rac. Their conversation covers Choi’s journey as co-created VitalEyes.
Translational medicine helped this resident fast track the creation of a brain cooling device. His goal? To reduce the chance of brain damage post-cardiac arrest from 38% to 3%.
Dr. Sheila Wang shares her journey becoming a physician innovator and how she came up with the idea for Swift Medical while working in wound clinics.
Eric Zhao is using his unique background in engineering and medicine to bring on big changes to the clinical practice. Like any big change, it’s an uphill battle.
It’s not often we see these diverse skills lumped together in one place, especially within medical circles. However, when they all intersect, the results can be extraordinary.
How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision.
Heart failure―there is no cure, and many patients who require advanced treatment options simply lack access. One medical student knew there was a better way, so he 3D printed a solution.
Fueled by her professional and personal experiences, the MINT model of care is the brainchild of Kitchener-based Dr. Linda Lee―a family physician with more than 30 years in practice.
Care planning. Communication. Collaboration. Every one of these actions is essential to the delivery of care. Yet, they’re often a lower priority than “hard” actions.
Dr. Linda Lee and her initiative, MINT Memory Clinics, are disrupting current care models by providing access to high-quality dementia care within the local family doctor’s office.
How did a two-doctor start-up in Canada expand to the globally recognized company they are now? Turns out, it’s all about balance.
Dr. Dennis DiValentino shares how he got to where he is today, why he is so passionate about marginalized patient care and how technology helps doctors meet their needs.