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Spotlight on JLABS

JLABS @ Toronto

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Spotlight on JLABS

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Presentation and Lunch Oct 10, 2017 Free  
Volunteer   more info Oct 4, 2017 Free  

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Come one, come all! You are invited to learn more about some of the exciting companies creating scientific breakthroughs at JLABS in Toronto. JLABS @ Toronto officially has been open 1 year and currently has 43 companies with several more in the pipeline. Four companies will give candid, informative presentations detailing their executive teams, an overview of their company and highlighting their reasons for joining JLABS. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the progress of this exciting project and meet the companies within JLABS. Please note that the presentations at this event will include publicly available, non-confidential information only.

Wednesday October 11th, 2017

10:00AM | Registration
10:30AM | Presentations
11:45PM | Q&A
12:00PM | Lunch & Networking
1:00pm | Program Close
* Light food and beverage provided

Presenting Companies:
Avicanna Inc. read more»
Ketogen Inc. read more»
Mannin Research Inc. read more»
Self Care Catalysts read more»

Please RSVP online so that we can get an accurate headcount for food and beverages. We will not be accepting walk-ups once the event is sold out.

JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M5G 0B7

Presenting Companies' Descriptions:

Avicanna Inc.
Avicanna Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on innovative and technological advancements in the medical cannabis industry. Based in Toronto, Avicanna leverages its executive management and scientific team's extensive biotechnology experience to develop and execute its multilevel and multi-market strategic approach towards medical cannabis. The current leading product line includes the PURA Elements brand of all natural composition with advanced delivery mechanisms, including transdermal patches. The scientific team at Avicanna is working with leading scientists and clinicians at Canadian medical institutions to clinically develop its pipeline of cannabinoid delivery mechanisms and has established a footprint in several other emerging markets. Avicanna is a JLABS resident company and is officially the first cannabinoid related company to be admitted into JLABS @ Toronto.

Ketogen Inc.
Ketogen is investigating the benefits of the ketogenic diet to develop a new class of anti-epileptic therapeutics.

Mannin Research Inc.
Mannin Research is a research stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class therapeutics for vascular diseases using the Tie2 mechanism of action. Mannin’s Tie2 platform technology addresses a number of vascular disease indications. Mannin is currently developing a small molecule to reduce intra-ocular pressure, a key risk factor in the progression of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, addressing an unmet need in the ophthalmic market.

Self Care Catalysts
Self Care Catalysts is a patient solutions, intelligence, analytics and insights company. We derive value from mapping human health behavior through generation of patient behavior real world evidence that impact patient care delivery , precision medicine and health outcomes.
We accomplish these by informing decisions on product life cycle management from drug discovery, research and development, commercialization as well as development, validation and delivery of patient-centric behavior interventions.

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JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave
Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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JLABS @ Toronto

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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