Genome BC announces $1M in funding to support the advancement of medical research and patient care for British Columbians

NEWS RELEASE Vancouver, BC — Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) has announced $1M in funding to support four unique projects aimed at enabling discoveries to address unmet clinical healthcare needs through its Data Access, Integration and Analysis program. This funding will benefit the BC health system by allowing researchers to analyze genomic data in conjunction…

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Bringing an entrepreneurial approach to finding health solutions

At first glance, the gap between start-up companies and BC’s publicly funded health care system might seem huge. Start-ups are typically led by entrepreneurs who are willing to take risks and move quickly to bring a new idea to the world. Given the complex nature of our health care system, change tends to happen more…

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A PHC Innovation: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Now Saving Lives Daily in Rural BC

Dr. Oron Frenkel uses the point-of-care ultrasound device on a patient.

It all started with an idea from Dr. Oron Frenkel to connect existing ultrasound and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to solve a big problem: diagnosing conditions in real time in almost every part of the body, from anywhere.   The team at PHC Ventures acted rapidly to make this dream a reality via the Digital Technology…

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