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Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Kingston

For immediate release
June 17, 2011

Kingston, Ontario – Businesses in manufacturing, engineering and life sciences will have an opportunity to bring new products to market, expand and create new jobs thanks to a new partnership with Queen’s University. Member of Parliament Gord Brown, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Janice Mady, Director, Innovation Park and Industry Partnerships at Queen’s University, celebrated the signing of agreements between Queen’s University and small- and medium-sized businesses.

“These agreements allow local businesses to work with research teams at Queen’s University on developing new ideas and bringing those new products to Canadians, which will be good for the economy in Kingston,” said MP Brown. “Our government is committed to supporting the people, communities and businesses of southern Ontario.”

One of the companies is County of Frontenac’s  OAISYS Inc.

OAISYS Inc. is a leading medical device and image analysis company specializing in standardized imaging of plain X-rays. OAISYS has teamed up with an orthopedic surgery group at Queen’s as part of a clinical project for the development of a web-based Knee Surgery Triage Tool. The project is a novel approach to improve health care delivery and lower costs by enabling family doctors, other health care workers, and surgeons, locally or remotely, to accurately quantify the level of disability and radiographic joint damage in an arthritic knee. The tool will help prioritize surgical referrals by defining the optimal timing for surgery or other care and collect accurate information on disease progression and outcome of treatment over time. More information is available at

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