Yonge Street, a weekly online magazine focusing on talent, innovation, diversity, and quality of life stories in the Toronto region, spoke to MaRS EXCITE manager, Monique Albert, on the program and its first three participants.

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“Monique Albert, EXCITE’s manager, says that companies are often surprised at the level of evidence they need to present in order to land sales of their products. Health Canada, she explains, explores the basic questions of product safety and efficacy, but doesn’t consider other questions like the comparative cost or efficacy of a new treatment relative to others that are already available. Health Canada also doesn’t examine the real-world implementation questions for new products – the precise questions that can determine whether a new product will be accepted clinically.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Lily Lo

Lily manages the Procurement by Co-Design challenges to ensure effective collaboration between healthcare providers and vendors. See more…