MEDTEQ and NCOHR sign a strategic partnership for innovation in oral health

Montreal, February 11, 2019 – The Consortium of innovation MEDTEQ and the Network for Canadian oral Health Research (NCOHR) join forces to accelerate and facilitate the development of innovative and performing solutions in oral health.


Collaborative projects reinforced on a national level

The oral health sector is in full swing with considerable innovation increase: 3D modelling, laser, nanotechnology, etc. By joining forces, NCOHR and MEDTEQ will create new collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships across Canada in their respective sectors.

Indeed, this strategic partnership is a first step to accelerate the development of oral health innovations and to bring ideas to market. Through this collaboration, many projects will benefit from a hybrid funding from federal, provincial, institutional and industrial funds.

With a collaborative R&D approach supported by MEDTEQ and NCOHR, their respective ecosystems – companies, researchers and practitioners – will grow stronger thanks to this partnership.

This partnership agreement will support the expertise and excellence of the Canadian oral health ecosystem for Canadian patients, but also drive leading solutions in international markets.

“The alliance between NCOHR and MEDTEQ will create tremendous added value that ultimately will play an important role in improving the oral health of all Canadians. This partnership will also ensure that Canadian leadership in oral health is well positioned internationally” – Diane Côté, Chief Executive Officer of MEDTEQ.

“Oral health is a global priority and includes many important diseases in children and adults that affect a large number of Canadians. This strategic partnership between NCOHR and MEDTEQ will strengthen our ability to innovate by facilitating our interactions with the health technology industry to improve the health of Canadians”  –  Dr. Alain Moreau, Director of NCOHR.

About MEDTEQ: MEDTEQ is the pan-Canadian Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technology. Its mission is to accelerate the development of innovative technological solutions to improve patients’ health and quality of life. MEDTEQ supports their validation and integration in the healthcare system and their impact, both locally and globally, by bringing together the complementary skills of industrial and academic partners, and with those of healthcare providers. MEDTEQ relies on the financial support of the Government of Quebec, the Government of Canada, the private sector and complementary partners to foster research-industry relations.

About NCOHR: The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) is a national research network that connects more than 600 members across the country, including researchers, trainees, dental professionals, and industry representatives. Its mission is to be the primary resource for initiating and supporting long-term innovation in oral health research to improve the health and quality of life of all Canadians.  NCOHR fosters interdisciplinary research, provides mentorship and training opportunities, and facilitates the translation of research into knowledge that leads to better oral health. NCOHR relies on the financial support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and various partners.


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