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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:

Resident Companies

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


FluidAI Medical has developed a smart post-operative monitoring system to detect early signs of anastomotic (gastrointestinal) leakage, enabling improved patient recovery with data-driven intervention.

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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.

Hyivy Health is currently developing a single platform for clinicians including pelvic health physiotherapists and gynecological health providers including remote patient monitoring combined with the first ever smart multi-therapeutic vaginal wand.
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Cobionix is developing the world's first autonomous robotic platform for medical procedures.

Smart navigation for joint replacement surgery.

Affiliate Companies

Enhanced Medical Nutrition (EMN) develops medical food products to help patients prepare better and recover faster

Companies in Residence


New jobs created in 2021


Invested in MIX companies in 2021


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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 and also held various strategic positions at BlackBerry, helping to adopt and commercialize enterprise-level technology to some of BlackBerry’s largest global partners. Elliot 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 also a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo in the Bio Medical Engineering program and serves on the Board of Directors for Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON). Elliot studied Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Joshua Mitchell


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


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.

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


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