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Are you into brain health and neurosciences and thinking of a place to set up shop, research, commercialize or eventually, go international? Think Ontario.


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A Meeting of the Minds

Many diseases can affect the human brain

Parkinson’s
Alzheimer’s
Dementia
ADHD
Stroke
Insomnia

Big breakthroughs need the right ecosystem for research and commercialization

Enter Ontario

40 years of discovery

* “1978 – Stroke prevention discovered”
* “1990 – Dopamine D1 receptor discovered”
* “1995 – First familial Alzheimer’s gene discovered”
* “2000 – Alzheimer’s gene (Nicastrin) discovered”
* “2002 – Pain regulation gene discovered”
* “2004 – Human brain cancer stem cells isolated
* “2005 – Key protein in developmental neural death discovered”
* “2007 – Alzheimer’s disease-associated gene discovered”
* “2008 – Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) treats memory disorders”
* “2015 – World’s first Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB) non-invasive opening”

Ontario’s life sciences ecosystem has

The Education

Western University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Carleton University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo

The Talent

Over 800 brain-related researchers

The R&D and commercialization

Over 100 brain-related organizations
200 brain-related companies

Ontario Brain Institute, Brain Health Network (London), Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Neurological Health Charities Canada

A Meeting of the Minds is happening here

Research
Innovation
Discovery

Think Ontario

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Some images © Synaptive Medical and Cerebral Diagnostics Canada Inc 2017. Used under license. All rights reserved.

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