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Kitchener tech hub helping Ontario businesses meet COVID-19 needs

Medical Innovation Xchange has partnered with the province to help support companies tasked with building the tools needed to fight coronavirus
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If you're building equipment in the fight against COVID-19, a Kitchener tech hub is providing an extra support system.

Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX) is collaborating with Ontario to offer some advisory services to companies tasked by the provincial government to fill the need for supplies headed to front line workers.

The CEO's of MIX, and workers with some of Canada's leading medical technology companies will be providing the guidance.

"With the Province announcing stage 1 of re-opening and potential vaccines showing early promise, we’ve had some good news this past week," Armen Bakirtzian, CEO of Intellijoint Surgical and founder of MIX, states in a release.

"We started MIX with the simple promise to 'pay it forward.'  With the first wave behind us, we must be better prepared for what’s next."

He says as restrictions get lifted, the health care system will be tested again, and in order to protect everyone, now is the time to build critical supplies.

"MIX advisors currently help young domestic medical technology companies navigate the specific challenges in the healthcare sector, so we are uniquely positioned to help domestic non-medical manufacturing companies facing similar challenges as they accelerate production of medical equipment and supplies to meet both short-term and long-term demands," Bakirtzian adds.

They say any domestic medtech company that wants to join MIX and volunteer their time can contact them through their website.

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