NC industry partner wins top prize for medical technology innovation

The research team for the ARMM project at WAMIC: Allan Spence, PhD, researcher and industry liaison; Yodha Singh, Mechanical Engineering Technology student and former research assistant; Dave McKechnie, laboratory technologist; Daniel Bordenave, Bisep CEO and founder; and Avery Edge, Mechanical Engineering Technology student and former research assistant.

Research & Innovation industry partner Bisep Inc. has taken first place at the Hamilton Synapse Life Science competition, held virtually last week, for its medical technology invention. 

The Niagara-based start-up won the top prize of $35,000 cash and $7,000 in-kind services for its medical technology innovation. Named the ARMM (Ambulation, Retraining, Mobility, and Mechanism), the device acts as a security bridge between a walker and a wheelchair and is the brainchild of Bisep CEO and founder Daniel Bordenave.

Bordenave undertook two engineering research projects with the team at Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre to help get his product to market. The company began commercialization of its new device in Niagara Falls at the beginning of the year.

Held at the Innovation Factory in Hamilton, the annual Synapse Competition is touted as the province’s premier life science pitch competition and is “dedicated to fostering the commercialization of innovation and the life science sector.”

Read about the award HERE

Read about the R&I project HERE