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Who We Are

MIX isn’t a typical technology hub. MIX is a network of like-minded, Canadian medical and health technology companies who share the same vision and purpose; to grow their business in their own backyard, support patients and clinicians with truly innovative solutions and pay-it-forward by helping other medtech companies grow and succeed. Here is who we are:

Vena Medical is providing physicians with the world's smallest camera capable of going inside veins and arteries to help them treat stroke.

An easy-to-use platform that helps organizations deliver exceptional person-centered care.

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Bloom delivers hands-on, tele, virtual, & IM care in your home or community setting - built upon a culture of better care, Blooms Team enables a more holistic care experience.

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Smart navigation for joint replacement surgery.

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NERv has developed smart post-operative monitoring solutions that improve patient’s post operative recovery process by enabling data-driven intervention and care.

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Companies in Residence

250

New jobs created in 2021

$10.3MM

Invested in MIX companies in 2021

9

Patents filed

7000+

Patients served

Our Team

A thriving ecosystem that develops, sustains, and retains local medical technology companies and establishes Waterloo Region as a leader in medical innovation.

Elliot Fung

Executive Director

Elliot is a passionate supporter of the local technology ecosystem, and an experienced community leader. Over the past 20 years, Elliot has held various executive roles helping to advance the local ecosystem. He was Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Ontario Health where he brokered relationships between health service providers and the robust tech and social innovation communities in Waterloo, evangelizing new health technologies, processes and social innovations and helping health service providers adopt and pilot new innovations. He spent seven years at BlackBerry where he held various strategic positions helping to adopt and commercialize enterprise-level technology to some of BlackBerry’s largest global partners and has also served two terms on municipal council in the Township of Wilmot and one term as the Vice Chairperson of the Waterloo Regional School Board. Currently, Elliot is the Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, Elliot studied Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Joshua Mitchell

 Co-Founder

Joshua is a proven business leader with an aptitude for improving collaboration and efficiency. Josh is the VP Finance at Intellijoint Surgical and Co-Founder of MIX. He develops the financial strategy and operational objectives while ensuring the company is properly capitalized to pursue its mission. Joshua holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Armen Bakirtzian

Co-Founder

Armen leads increased market adoption and team growth, manages strategic partnerships, investor and government relations, and fundraising. He is passionate about growing the Canadian medtech industry and seeing patients around the world benefit from Canadian innovation. Armen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Intellijoint Surgical and he spearheaded the creation of MIX, Canada’s first industry-led innovative hub dedicated to helping medtech companies scale within Canada. Armen holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Contact us

809 Wellington Street North, Unit 2 Kitchener ON N2H 5L6

Email: info@medicalinnovationxchange.com

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