Check out this week’s 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:

Local headlines

  • Edmonton’s NanoSpeed Diagnostics amongst those funded through Women Entrepreneurship Fund
  • David Staples profiled the Umay Rest and Thermal Meditation Device
  • Edmonton-based company Bioneutra made the Globe and Mail’s top 1,000 companies list for the fourth straight year, ranking eighth of the 37th biotech companies.
  • Alberta Venture looked into Edmonton’s health city hopes and the barriers to making the healthcare innovation sector a bigger contributor to the economy.


  • The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council is hosting a bio-industry information session on May 10 at the Bredin Centre for Learning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The University of Alberta is hosting the Festival of Health on May 25from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.
  • From May 28 to 30, the Tamarack Institute is hosting ABCD Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities.
  • Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer from the University of Wollongong, Australia will speak at the Matrix Hotel on May 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in an event by the Institute of Health Economics titled “Big Questions About Big Data.”
  • Inventure$ 2019, an “un-conference” for entrepreneurs and startups to connect with investors, will be held in Calgary from June 5 to 7.


The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, is written and published weekly by Taproot Edmonton.

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