Ottawa to host new centre devoted to commercializing medical devices

August 27, 2014

Ottawa has been chosen to be Canada’s hub for the commercialization of medical devices. The federal government has committed $14.9 M to the Medical Devices Commercialization Centre (MDCC), an extension of the University of Ottawa’s Medical Devices Innovation Institute. In its initial phase, the non-profit MDCC will be housed at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. “This Centre will foster the creation of an ecosystem that stimulates innovation and commercialization of medical devices in Canada,” said Tofy Mussivand, Director of the Medical Devices Innovation Institute. The MDCC will foster collaboration focused on removing barriers to the commercialization of medical device products designed and made in Canada, and will draw on innovations from across the country while assessing clinical needs and market demands. uOttawa News Release