The revival of the Health Accelerator Summit as a part of the Banff Venture Forum provides the opportunity for those from the investment, biotech, university and business communities to get a behind-the-scenes look at several technology-based healthcare companies.

In addition to getting an in-depth look at the latest healthcare industry trends, attendees will have the opportunity to see investable healthcare companies present rapid-fire elevator pitches. The technology-based companies represent MedTech and Devices, Pharma and Biotech, and Health IT sectors.

Today, we’re introducing six of the presenting companies. For the chance to meet them in person, register for the summit!


Contextual Genomics develops and delivers genomics-based molecular diagnostics to cancer patients. It is developing a suite of genomics-based cancer tests to improve cancer prevention, treatment, and monitoring.



Encycle Therapeutics is a drug discovery company that utilizes a proprietary chemistry that allows for the synthesis of more drug-like peptides, which have the potential to be excellent therapeutics.


Exciton Technologies is a research and development company that focuses on the creation of technologies for preventing and controlling infection. Exciton’s technologies bring silver-based wound care products out of the elite market segment and into broader commercial and consumer applications.



Innovative Trauma Care Inc. (“iTraumaCare®”) is an early-stage medical device company focused on developing and marketing point of injury solutions to address preventable death in trauma. iTraumaCare’s initial product is the iTClamp® Hemmorhage Control System, a trauma clamp device that can be applied within seconds of wounding for temporary management of uncontrolled bleeding in vital areas.


Madenco Biosciences Inc. is a recently established, wholly owned subsidiary of Quest PharmaTech Inc. Madenco is focused on developing and commercializing scientifically validated medical devices and consumer health products through development, licensing and acquisition.


MagnetTx Oncology Solutions is developing world-leading technology that combines a linear accelerator with real-time (concurrent) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients, with a goal to reduce radiation treatment margins and improve cancer patient outcomes.

The Health Accelerator Summit will also include a panel discussion with industry leaders from the health sector, and will explore strategies behind building a solid, innovative healthcare ecosystem.

We hope to see you there!