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About

The Biomedical Zone was founded in 2015, with the goal of fostering and growing early-stage health technology companies. Two years prior, Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital founded the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST), a 20-year partnership focused on conducting biomedical research to advance healthcare. 

As the commercialization arm of the partnership, the Biomedical Zone was founded on principles of biodesign. We apply a cross-disciplinary, team-based approach to finding need-based solutions to real clinical challenges.

The Biomedical Zone is a physician-led, hospital-based health technology incubator in downtown Toronto. Our supportive, dynamic environment allows entrepreneurs to engage with like-minded innovators, while accessing dedicated clinical expertise and entrepreneurial resources from our partnerships with Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital. The Biomedical Zone offers the resources needed to accelerate product development from early prototype stages to commercialization. Our aim is to create scalable, sustainable healthcare solutions with global reach.

To Transform Healthcare Through Canadian Innovation

To make a meaningful impact on the healthcare system. Through our unique partnership with Ryerson University and St.Michael’s Hospital, we will further commercialization opportunities for promising Canadian technologies, be a learning hub for students to develop and have access to work integrated experiential learning, and be an outlet for hospitals to actively engage in the innovation process.

Excellence, Teamwork, Ingenuity, Passion