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Dec 5, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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“The Power Of
Convergence”

Murray Wigmore

Executive Director

YORK biotech
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York Biotech



37 affiliates that span four key
sectors: companies (SMEs and
MNEs); Academia and hospitals;
Governments (local, provincial,
federal); And associations


“YRBC will focus on creating a
strategy that will drive initiatives
which will provide value to all
affiliates”


Vision I

MEDEC

AOMM

ISCM

HTX

York Biotech

Seneca

Sunnybrook

YRDSB

YTA

Barrie

Venn Growth

RBC

Sinofi
-
Pasteur

IBM

MDS

York U

Markham

York Region

NRC

MEDT

Education and Research

Business support

Networking

Financial support

Global markets

Infrastructure

Government funding

Other

SME

MNE

The Importance of Clusters


A cluster is a group of interrelated companies,
organizations, associations, academic
institutions, suppliers, service provides, etc. of a
particular field located in the same geographical
area


Clusters promote regional economic and
knowledge growth


Benefits of clusters:


Accelerate the pace of innovation


Attract investment


Stimulate job creation


Generate wealth

Everyone Is Claiming
“Convergent Technology”


Bio
-
informatics, proteomics in bio/pharma
drug discovery


Photonics and mass spec in Proteomics


Pharmaceutical coated stents


Robotic surgery and communications


Telemedicine, EPR and PACS


Supercomputing and 3D realtime
visualization


Nanotechnology in biosensors and
drug/gene therapy delivery


Convergent Medical Technology



Synergistic “intermingling” of 2 or more distinct technologies
creating a new, hybrid device, process or product applied in
health prevention, screening, diagnosis, therapy, monitoring
or functional enhancement.


At its simplest, the synergy results in improvement
in the existing mode of action of an incumbent
technology or one essentially unaltered product
used in conjunction with another.


At its most sophisticated, the synergy produces a new MOA
distinct from each component technology with, in some
cases, a “disruptive” level of performance, representing an
entirely new class of applications.

This implies several classes of CMT


CT Devices/Systems
: a CMT which directly applies
the combined technologies (e.g. Light
-
activated
pharmaceuticals; in
-
vivo nanotech sensors or robotic
surgery)


CT Manufacturing
: a new material / device
/biologic/pharmaceutical created by a convergent
manufacturing process


CT Targeting
: Use of one technology to target the
use of another…but by themselves neither the
targeting nor drug would be effective (e.g. patient
-
specific chemotherapy sensitivity or drug resistance
assessment)

Companies/researchers
Smell a

“Funding Frenzy”


Potential for “convergence” to attract a portion
of the ballooning biotech, Nanotech or new
funding.


Perceived as the next “big thing.”


Biotech Internet (dot coms).


Convergent technology.

Technology Life Cycles

Big Pharma,

Passive Devices

Biotech, Protemics

Active Devices

Bioinformatics

Advanced Materials

Convergent

Technology

Faster Innovation

Faster Diffusion

1900

1970

2000

Convergence

Combination Examples


Telerobotic surgery.


Robotic surgery + Telecomms.


Surgical simulation.


Natural extensions of existing imaging
procedures.


Coated stents.


Stents and Paclitaxel both work
independently and are just used together.

Tomorrow’s CT Leaders Are...


Creating interdisciplinary teams


Identifying alliance suitable partners


Able to articulate the importance of
convergence to their technology strategy


Clear on the proportion of risk capital to
devote to convergent technology