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Small to medium size medtech companies now have a new resource to help scale-up and grow their businesses.

Kanata North accelerator L-SPARK has partnered with digital health provider Calian on an accelerator program geared towards helping companies expand their business and bring products to market by integrating them with Calian’s digital health platform as a service (PaaS) solution.

Companies in the program will gain access to Calian’s expertise and wide ranging customer base, as well as its sales and distribution channels. 

“This is an exciting initiative with the potential to transform the healthcare experience,” says Sacha Gera, president, IT and cyber solutions at Calian. “In cultivating the emerging MedTech ecosystem in Canada, we can provide healthcare organizations with easy access to high-value capabilities that can improve the efficiency, agility and quality of care.”

Ideal participants are Canadian companies focused on areas such as care team collaboration, education content and patient engagement, remote monitoring, and medication management.

Applications for the first cohort are now open, and will run until Dec.15. A final group will be chosen in the new year following a two week bootcamp. 

“Healthcare is undergoing a major digital transformation, driven by urgent need along with rapidly evolving digital health technologies to improve care delivery and accessibility”, said Leo Lax, executive managing director of L-SPARK. “By partnering with Calian to deliver this new accelerator program, we are bringing together an established leader in the digital health industry with emerging health tech innovators to deliver next generation solutions to the market. This program will help to bring innovative health solutions into the hands of more clinicians, improving both efficiencies and patient outcomes.”

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