New Techna Institute at UHN signs first agreement with INO

March 30, 2017

"We are thrilled with this partnership which builds on our positive experiences with INO for greater success." says Techna Director David Jaffray, UHN Head of Radiation Physics and a Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, the research arm of the health network's Princess Margaret Cancer Program. Dr. Jaffray is also a Professor of Radiation Oncology and Medical Biophysics at U of T and holds the Orey and Mary Fidani Family Chair in Radiation Physics at Princess Margaret Hospital. "Our efforts to accelerate the translation of clinically-driven inventions into clinic will tremendously benefit form INO's professional level development and prototyping services, facilities, and expertise. We are determined to make it a very fruitful relationship."

Marcia Vernon, Manager for INO-Ontario, says: "It is a perfect arrangement. Techna will provide the framework through which our joint innovations will reach patients and change clinical practice. We look forward to joint development and commercialization." Dr. Vernon, who is leading INO's first geographical expansion, states that "this collaboration is a key pillar in our strategy for Ontario".

Source: Techna Institute