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Hiba Kamal-Choufi

Health Innovation Roundup Curator


Recent work by Hiba

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Partnership makes it easier for vulnerable patients to get blood work done

The Jasper Place Wellness Centre has partnered with DynaLIFE Medical Labs and Health City to increase access to quality health care by letting vulnerable patients give blood samples closer to home.

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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms
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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms

A University of Alberta pilot project is exploring whether combining a commercially available device with artificial intelligence can predict chronic respiratory symptoms in patients.

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NeurAlbertaTech to host 'Canada's biggest brain-computer interface hackathon'
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NeurAlbertaTech to host 'Canada's biggest brain-computer interface hackathon'

Edmonton-based neurotechnology innovator network NeurAlbertaTech (NAT) is collaborating with the province's academic institutions and industry leaders to host Alberta's first brain-computer interface (BCI) hackathon.

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Local startup launches sustainable menstrual products, aims to end period poverty

Edmonton-based startup company Ruth recently launched its environmentally-friendly menstrual pads made of plant-based materials.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5M to grow the province's life sciences sector
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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5M to grow the province's life sciences sector

Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) announced that it has invested $5 million in Amplitude Venture Capital's precision medicine fund to boost the growth of the health innovation industry in the province.

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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis
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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis

University of Alberta researchers are investigating whether cannabis can be used as a potential treatment for arthritis. The two-year project aims to develop a decision tool to help arthritis patients and health providers decide if cannabis products would be an effective option for treatment.

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Kemet to build 'modular' manufacturing facilities to resolve global drug shortages, advance health equity
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Kemet to build 'modular' manufacturing facilities to resolve global drug shortages, advance health equity

Kemet Advanced Manufacturing is hoping to tackle medical shortages in Canada and globally with a new innovative approach. The Edmonton-based company aims to build modular, portable, and digitally connected manufacturing facilities that can produce essential drugs based on the market's needs.

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True Angle Medical closes $1.64M funding round, led by Accelerate Fund III
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True Angle Medical closes $1.64M funding round, led by Accelerate Fund III

Accelerate Fund III, an early-stage angel co-investment fund, led the investment in a recent funding round by biotechnology company True Angle Medical, whose Mobili-T technology helps patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders.

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New initiative launches to showcase Alberta as a major hub for medical research
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New initiative launches to showcase Alberta as a major hub for medical research

Alberta Innovates has launched a new initiative to attract world-class clinical trials to the province and establish Alberta as a major destination for medical research and innovation in North America.

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