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Ottawa, May 19 (Canadian-Media): Ontario government and Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX) are collaborating to provide non-medical manufacturing companies free support and essential supplies and equipment for health care facilities during COVID-19, media reports said.
MIX is Canada's first industry-led hub for med-tech start-ups and aims to help young domestic medical technology companies navigate the specific challenges in the healthcare sector.
By collaboration with MIX, the government plans to drive innovation in the sector, create jobs and build Ontario's domestic medical supply chain to ensure the province's self-sufficiency for a future health crisis, said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
Vic Fedeli. Image credit: Twitter handle
MIX members' medical advisory services, including assistance in navigating regulatory hurdles and increasing efficiencies, can be accessed by non-medical manufacturing companies that have received funding through the Ontario Together Fund, or a Purchase Order with the Province of Ontario.
These opportunities would enable the companies to accelerate the delivery of much needed medical supplies and products to the front lines.
Ontario government has launched the $50 million Ontario Together Fund to support the development of proposals submitted by businesses and individuals through the Ontario Together web portal and help businesses retool their operations.
Review of all submissions received through the portal is in process and prioritized to focus on solutions that can respond to where the need is greatest and can be implemented quickly.