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Sanovica


We are an organization focused on the
development of emerging medical
technologies for human and veterinary patients

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Sanovica


We are an organization focused on the
development of emerging medical
technologies for human and veterinary patients

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Our Vision

At Sanovica, our vision is to become a global innovation center for commercializing emerging medical technologies, with a focus on maternal, neonatal and paediatric needs

This vision is based on the following:

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Leveraging
Skills

Leveraging and synthesizing resources and skills in Southern Ontario (and global partners) across medical, engineering and business sectors to create new products in surgical procedures, medical devices, and simulation

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pathway to commercialization

Transforming the pathway to commercialization through improving the clinical testing environment, streamlining the regulatory hurdles and facilitating access to capital

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developing
new technologies

Delivering impact through developing technologies that will be disruptive and foster positive competition in the healthcare sector

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Our Mission


Our Mission


 

Our Mission

The mission of Sanovica is to establish an innovation and commercialization "hub" that will foster development of emerging medical technologies, fast-track innovations to market, and train health care practitioners to use these new technologies while creating high value knowledge jobs in Southern Ontario and Canada

 
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Our Goals


Our Goals


Our Goals

The purpose of Sanovica is both a physical and virtual location for researchers and engineers in the fields of bio-medical, mechanical, electrical and computing to collaborate with clinicians and medical imaging specialists to develop new products for commercialization to improve human and veterinary health

 

Technological innovation

Initiate, fund, promote, support, stimulate and translate research and development in medical innovation to promote the clinical application of research findings into new therapies, technologies and programs that contribute to the regions' health sciences competitiveness

COSTS AND EFFICIENCIES

Health system costs and health efficiences: reduce health system costs and improve health system efficiencies

Training

Establish internationally recognized training programs/environments for use of emerging medical technologies (e.g. medical virtual reality environments) by health care practitioners such as surgeons, nurses and occupational therapists

Human and Veterinary Health

Reducing healthcare, revenue and productivity losses associated with "avoidable" human health deaths and morbidity, and reducing aninal suffering and deaths

business growth

Facilitate the fast-tracking of technological innovations to market through:

Collaboration with other research institutions to promoting the clinical application of research findings into new therapies, technologies and programs

Working with the private sector to create spin-off companies and attract investment and skills to the region

Streamlining the regulatory requirements for Health Canada and FDA approvals

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Our Team


Our Team


Sharifa Himidan

MD FRCSC MBA(C)
CEO/Medical Lead
AND FOUNDER

Dr. Himidan obtained an MBBS from King Abdul Aziz University and finished a year of internship there in 1990. Subsequently, she completed  a general surgery residency program at the University of Toronto followed by a year of Paediatric Critical Care at The Hospital for Sick Children. Her Pediatric General Surgery training was done at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She has obtained both certificates for FRCSC in General Surgery and Paediatric General Surgery.

Since 2004 Dr. Himidan has been an active staff member at the North York General Hospital. Her clinical practice includes the care of  children with neonatal and paediatric surgery diseases with a special interest in congenital anomalies, minimally invasive procedures and inflammatory bowel disease.

Penny Park

VP Communications

Penny Park has extensive hands-on experience in radio and television science journalism in Canada. From 1980 to 1995 she worked as a producer and senior producer with “Quirks and Quarks,” the award-winning weekly science program on CBC radio.

Since 1995, Park has been with the Discovery Channel, where she helped develop the show now called “Daily Planet”. Originally from Montreal, she first earned a BA from the University of New Brunswick, studying linguistics,  followed by a B.Sc (honours) in biology from the University of Guelph, graduating there in 1980.

Lynne Hamilton

VP Partnerships

A creative, results-oriented communications professional with a track record of designing successful solutions to diverse issue and communications challenges. 

A government and public relations specialist with experience working with governments at the federal, provincial and municipal level.

Specialties:An extensive communications background ensures an integrated approach to government relations, B to G procurement, regulatory affairs, strategic planning, business development, issue and crisis management and stakeholder outreach.

 
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