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November 16, 2022

The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health Cities, is written and published weekly by Taproot Edmonton to bring you the latest news and events in research, technology, companies and people changing health for the better in Edmonton.

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Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup:



  • Health Cities and the Brenda Strafford Foundation have issued a call for expressions of interest for the HealthTech Home Project. It’s open to early-stage companies, startups, or SMEs with a technology that has high potential or is ready for commercialization and use by healthcare professionals, patients, and/or end users. The technology must aim to solve problems related to memory and cognition, mobility, or healthy aging. The deadline is Dec. 18.
  • GlycoNet, a pan-Canadian research initiative based at the University of Alberta, was featured in BioLab Business Magazine. “GlycoNet was formed and has evolved to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary science that requires input from a number of different sides and perspectives,” said scientific director Warren Wakarchuk. “It’s a research network that works with a wide variety of researchers from all across the country, from hardcore synthetic chemists to doctors who work in clinics. And because of the nature of our network, we’re able to bring professionals together from across a range of fields, facilitating collaboration and inspiring innovative work.”
  • Iris Ho, who majored in adapted physical activity in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, reflected on the opportunities the university offered her to learn that movement is for everyone, whether it be the Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement or the Play Around the World program. “What I really loved was the relationships you got to build and just better understanding my role among others, better understanding ableism,” she told Folio. “I learned a lot about all these assumptions and things I didn’t know I had when interacting with people, and it made me a more conscientious person.”
  • Alberta Surgical Group has opened a chartered surgical centre to provide orthopedic surgeries funded by Alberta Health Services. The centre has five operating rooms that are expected to see up to 8,000 surgeries per year.
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