January 2024 Newsletter


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As we embrace the new year, we would like to start off by expressing our gratitude for your unwavering support and readership! Your enthusiasm and engagement have been the driving force behind our commitment to delivering the latest stories and insightful content about our local life sciences ecosystem.

On behalf of the entire team at API, we extend our warmest wishes for a joyful and prosperous new year. May 2024 be filled with endless possibilities, exciting collaborations, and remarkable achievements!

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Pitch Perfect: Preparing life sciences companies for investment

Last month, our Director of Programs and Ecosystem Development, Paramita Chaudhuri Basu, joined by Arden Tse, VC Investment Manager at Yaletown Partners, and Dr. Sabina Bruehlmann, CEO at Nimble Science, hosted an online API Education Session: Pitching for Investment for Life Sciences, to help set up entrepreneurs for a successful Life Sciences Investment Summit.


Arden Tse, VC Investment Manager at Yaletown Partners sharing his insights during the online API Education Session: Pitching for Investment for Life Sciences.

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Representing Alberta’s life sciences across the globe

On January 29th, our team is heading to Dubai to join one of the most significant healthcare events in the world!

With over 13,000 professional visits and more than 180 countries represented, Arab Health is Middle East’s largest healthcare trade show offering unparalleled access to do business, learn, and network. This event brings together healthcare brands, industry experts, and innovative ideas in a unique environment, enabling the transformation of tomorrow’s healthcare into our world today.

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API, led by Truong Ta, our VP of Commercialization & Growth, together with the Government of Alberta, Edmonton Global, Ciba Health, Puravita, CardiAI, and Revive Wellness, will be representing Alberta and Canada, showcasing the province’s thriving health, life sciences, and innovation ecosystem.

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Life Sciences Investment Summit Angel 101

Are you an investor and interested in supporting our local life sciences ecosystem? Join API and Startup TNT at our Angel 101 online sessions with HaloHealth, and discover incredible opportunities to invest in the life sciences!

From learning about the current state of investing in the industry to building potential partnerships, these sessions have got you covered!

Count me in!

Canadian Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Conference

The 3rd Annual Canadian Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Conference (CUBEC) is coming to Calgary on January 27th! 

For biomedical students from Southern Alberta, this is the perfect opportunity to unlock exciting careers in the life sciences! Gain valuable insights from academic panels and workshops, have a chance to present your research, and build meaningful connections in the industry.

As part of the event, University of Calgary’s Biomedical Engineering Students Society (BMESS) is also hosting their Annual Career Fair on January 26th at the Schulich School of Engineering. Don’t miss out!

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Life Sciences Investment Summit: Top 20 Pitch Night

Mark your calendars for the Life Sciences Investment Summit Top 20 Pitch Night on February 8, and get ready to be inspired as the brightest minds in the life sciences take the stage to pitch their game-changing ideas!

From groundbreaking therapeutics to cutting-edge innovations, this event is sure to showcase the future of life sciences!

Register to join the Top 20 Pitch Night LIVE on Zoom and stay tuned to API social channels for information on local watch parties!

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PrairiesCan announced over $2.1M in funding to support innovative technologies for seniors

Last month, Prairies Economic Development Canada announced over $2.1M in funding to the Glenrose Hospital Foundation to launch the Accelerating Industry Applications for Human Mobility, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and Home Health Technologies project.

The project aims to address the significant demand for mobility and home health technologies that will help enhance the quality of life of Alberta seniors with physical or cognitive disability. 

This funding will allow the Glenrose Hospital to acquire equipment and develop testing facilities to help Alberta technology firms commercialize their innovative health solutions and bring them into the market.

Call for Proposals – New Networks

The Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT-AEC) Canada, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is calling for proposals to fund the development of new trial networks.

A total of $900,000 is available to fund 6 new trial networks in areas of need, with special interest for the creation of a network focusing on mental health. Applications are open until January 29th.

Apply now!