Vaughan, Ontario – Sterling Industries proudly opened the new Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) MedTech Lab today at its facility in Vaughan, in partnership with ventureLab. The MedTech Lab is a collaborative space tailored to the needs of local MedTech startups developing new and innovative medical devices.
The state-of-the-art lab, hosted in one of Sterling Industries’ leading edge manufacturing facilities, is equipped with industry standard equipment and testing facilities that can be used to develop and test the functionality of the products designed for medical purposes.
“We’re committed to supporting our thriving MedTech sector here in Vaughan, boosting Canada’s reputation as a leader in medical innovation while creating new jobs”, said Sterling’s CEO, David Van Slingerland.
“Sharing a similar vision, we are excited to partner with ventureLab. Hosting the new Medtech Innovation Lab is a great opportunity to work together, sharing our experience in getting breakthrough technologies to the patients, doctors and healthcare workers who need them most.”
As a contract manufacturer specializing in medical devices, Sterling has an impressive range of experience in manufacturing and assembling breakthrough devices for its clients. As a vertically-integrated provider, Sterling’s team can offer in prototyping, design for manufacturing (DFM), supply chain, Clean Room and sterilization strategies, all the way to packaging, lot tracking and logistics; expertise and experience that will benefit local startups and medical device designers.
“Vaughan has a thriving health technology and life sciences sector”, offered Vaughan’s Mayor, Steven Del Duca, while speaking at the opening. “The Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct is becoming a magnet for development, showcasing our city as a leading destination for healthcare innovation.”
ventureLab’s COO, Matt Skinner declared that “we’re thrilled to launch our MedTech HCI lab here at Sterling Industries in Vaughan. This will enable the development of made-in-Ontario medtech solutions… while helping domestic companies to commercialize, grow and scale their businesses for global markets.”
The HCI MedTech Lab is part of the larger Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor-focused lab and incubator, supported by funding from the Federal and Ontario governments, as well as the Region of York.