Life sciences & Health: caring for innovation

Life Sciences & Health professionals in Canada and the Netherlands have been partnering up for some time to find solutions to public health challenges. The Netherlands contributes with state-of-the-art knowledge, Canada brings that to patients - cellular therapies and mental health chatbots, for instance.

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Canada helps market Dutch cell research

How can we teach the body to heal itself? That’s what the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands has been researching for years. The answer can help develop cellular therapies believed to be the future of medicine.

To ensure that the knowledge results in new treatments, LUMC has teamed up with the Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) in Toronto. CCRM is a not-for-profit organization which will help LUMC find investors and set up companies that produce the medicines.

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Venting 24/7 to chatbots Elizz and Cabi

Older adults and family caregivers may experience issues such as loneliness, exhaustion or anxiety, but find it difficult to share. Having a conversation with an online chatbot is an option – they are easy to use, low cost, and highly customizable.

SE Health, a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise, has partnered with X2AI, a Silicon Valley based startup with Dutchman Michel Rauws at the helm, to design and market 2 custom chatbots: Elizzbot for family caregivers and Coach CABI for older adults.