Check out this week’s latest news and events in research, technology, companies and people changing health for the better in Edmonton.

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Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup:

Local headlines

  • Avenue magazine hosted its first-ever innovation event at NAIT on June 18. The event highlighted several sectors including health innovation in Edmonton.
  • Edmonton-based immersive reality company Aris MD was named a Top 10 NASA iTech finalist and will present a pitch in July to fight for a spot in the top 3.
  • Virologist Matthias Götte led research on isolating an enzyme, Remdesivir, that is responsible for copying the Ebola genome.
  • Anderson Hall, a 24/7 access program for addiction and mental health services, opened at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The centralized site will allow for faster care for patients requiring mental health and addictions supports.


The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, is written and published weekly by Taproot Edmonton.

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