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Lab Focus June/July 2016

Laboratory Focus is Canada's leading editorial-based lab publication. Providing readers with the latest technology updates through application and tech notes, as well as covering new products and trends in laboratories across Canada.

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R&D News ......................... 1 Appointments .................... 5 Pharma Notes .................... 7 New Products .................. 15 App Reviews ..................... 18 Calendar .......................... 19 P h a r m a c e u t i c a l c l i n i c a l c h e m i c a l f o o d e n v i r o n m e n t w w w . l a b o r a t o r y f o c u s . c a June/July 2016 volume 20, number 2 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Johnson & Johnson innovation oPens JlaBs @ toronto TORONTO, ON – Johnson & John- son Innovation has officially opened its newest JLABS life sciences incubator in Toronto, ON. The new 40,000-square-foot life sciences incubator called JLABS @ Toronto provides entrepreneurs shared lab space and offices, modular lab suites and access to scientific, industry and capital fund- ing experts as they work to build their early-stage companies. In all, 22 companies focused on therapeutics, medical devices, and consumer health solutions were named as the first residents at the facility. The first group of resident startups also includes the seven winners of the JLABS @ Toronto Quick Fire Challenge, which awards promising early-stage innovation companies with residency at the facility. The new facility can accom- modate up to 50 startups Johnson & Johnson said. "The expansion of JLABS into Canada helps further Johnson & Johnson Innovation's mission to oil-free laboratory vacuum Page 10 "fitting" Pipette tips Page 12 discover and advance the best science in the world that has the most potential to help patients and consumers," said Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer and worldwide chairman, pharmaceuti- cals, Johnson & Johnson. "We are confident that JLABS @ Toronto will support a vibrant ecosystem of startups and entrepreneurs with access to the world-class expertise and technology within our global network." JLABS @ Toronto is the sixth JLABS facility to open and the first outside of the United States. JLABS @ Toronto is located at MaRS Discovery District and is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, the Uni- versity of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, Janssen Inc., MaRS In- novation and the Government of Ontario, and includes the following hospital partners: Centre for Addic- tion and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, Sinai Health Sys- tem, St. Michael's Hospital, Sunny- brook Health Sciences Centre and University Health Network. The new facility will also feature a device and digital prototype lab that will provide entrepreneurs ac- cess to highly specialized tools, as well as skill-building programs to design and develop smart health technologies. Additionally, resident companies at JLABS @ Toronto also have the opportunity to collaborate with IBM Canada to access its entrepreneur- ship programs and services, includ- ing IBM Watson cognitive business technology and IBM Bluemix cloud- based development platform. "We are thrilled to be part of the flourishing life sciences commu- nity in Toronto and to contribute to Ontario's vision to help drive the province toward becoming a world leader in innovation for health and wellness," said Melinda Richter, head of JLABS. "Canada's startup scene is booming, and we look for- ward to working with the many en- terprising innovators in the region that are working to turn science into tangible, commercial products." JLABS @ Toronto joins a network of JLABS sites throughout North America in life science clusters, including San Diego (flagship), San Francisco, South San Francisco, Boston and Houston. These fa- cilities are currently home to more than 120 early-stage companies advancing bio/pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digi- tal health programs. The six JLABS facilities have a total capacity for 225 resident companies. To see this story online visit johnson-johnson-innovation- opens-jlabs-toronto/

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