McMaster Innovation Park
Synapse Life Science Competition final showcase
Congratulations to the winners of the Synapse Life Science Competition final showcase, which took place this week.
InnovoGENE won the grand prize for their revolutionary system used to detect E. coli and other pathogens in recreational water supplies. They took home $25,000 in cash, a $5,000 IP package, and the $5,000 life sciences consulting package.
“The work that we have done during the competition is so important for our business. We are excited for what the future holds.” says InnovoGENE Co-Founder, Dr. Kha Tram.
HiNT took second place, receiving $5,000 in cash and a $5,000 IP package from our legal partners. They have developed a wearable point-of-care device that can monitor high-risk stroke patients.
20/20 OptimEyes, coming in third, took home $2,500 cash and an IP
package valued at $5,000. Their unique, patent-pending drug-delivery system will be used in the form of eye drops for the treatment of dry eye disease.
The Synapse Life Science Competition is the culmination of months of hard work. In January, the competition paired life science innovators with business students from McMaster University. Together, each team produced both business and commercialization plans for their ventures. All the finalists also participated in training sessions to help them complete the plans and fully prepare for the final showcase.