Simcoe County, Barrie and Orillia region is home to a robust medtech cluster and innovation ecosystem, including: medical devices and equipment, research and medical laboratories, and digital health solutions. It also hosts leading education programs developed to fuel growth in this sector; these include applied, graduate, post-graduate, and professional development programs through Georgian College, Lakehead University, and through the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre partnerships with University of Toronto and York University. This well-developed network of advanced manufacturers, academic institutions, dedicated government stakeholders, and business innovation services is crucial to growing the regional sector and driving new innovations.
The core of this cluster are companies that have long specialized in medical manufacturing and technologies, such as Southmedic, Interspec Systems, Baxter Canada, and Deutra Med, to name a few, as well as headquarters for national and international med innovators, including LifeCentre by LifeLabs, Saint Elizabeth Health Care, and MediPharm Labs.
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