CAMEDA is brought to you by Innovation Factory

Canadian MedTechAlliance

A program designed to launch your medical device manufacturing CAMEDA enables Ontario-based medical device companies to develop manufacturing capacity and know-how in Canada, by leveraging expertise and facilities from leading contract development and manufacturing organizations, including: Cortex Design, Inertia Product Development, Ironstone Product Development, Linamar, MegaLab Group, and Microart Services. The CAMEDA program delivered by Innovation Factory, in partnership with the Synapse Consortium.

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Leverage more with CAMEDA

Synapse Competition

Innovation Factory’s Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition is designed to help move innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market.  The competition is the culmination of a cohort commercialization training and mentorship program the supports business to prepare for investment and growth opportunities.
Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem - SOPHIE program logo


Through the SOPHIE grant program, you can leverage up to $100,000 in matching funds to launch collaborative projects and acquire clinical and research expertise, evidence, or data to develop and commercialize your life science products and solutions. SOPHIE helps you access the facilities, expertise and infrastructure of world-class academic and clinical institutions within the Hamilton, Ontario ecosystem.

Synapse Life Science Consortium

The Synapse Life Science Consortium is the formal regional cluster organization for the life sciences ecosystem in the greater Hamilton region. Acting as a strategic broker, Synapse helps to accelerate the commercialization of healthcare and life science innovation, and celebrates the successes of industry leaders and new start-ups in the Hamilton region.

Partnerships that unlock opportunities

CAMEDA is a medtech commercialization catalyst program, leveraging the expertise of Canada’s leading medical contract development and manufacturing organizations to scale innovative technologies being produced by life science firms across Ontario. Our partnerships accelerate manufacturing efforts, enabling health-tech innovators to advance their regulatory approvals, conduct clinical trials, and undertake initial batch manufacturing.

Our team

Alex Muggah

VP, Life Sciences


Alek Tirpan

Senior Program Manager, Life Sciences


Brandon McIntyre

Program Coordinator, Life Sciences


Help to launch your medtech manufacturing

Apply to the CAMEDA program to begin your collaborative project and access clinical and research expertise, and evidence to commercialize your innovation. The SOPHIE Program bridges your access to Hamilton’s unique life sciences capabilities, research expertise and the financing to help achieve technology validation.
CAMEDA - Canadian MedTechAlliance