Clinical Solutions

Dr Frank Rybicki

Canada’s first 3D medical printing lab launched

Ten days after seeking out Dr. Frank Rybicki (pictured) on Twitter and asking him for a 3D printed hand, David Chasse was finally able to not only use his left hand, but gain his independence. “I haven’t been able to grab a water bottle normally in such a long time,” the Renfrew resident said after…


Roger Dumoulin White

Ontario-developed laser therapy kills cancer cells

By Rosie Lombardi

Toronto-based biotech Theralase Technologies has developed a novel approach to cancer treatment. Laser therapy is generally associated with chronic pain management, but the company is pushing in new directions with the development of its Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT), an alternative therapy for cancer that combines laser with drugs. Last year, Theralase announced it had achieved…


Roger Dumoulin White

Canadian firm optimizes laser treatments for pain

By Rosie Lombardi

Doctors are growing increasingly reluctant to prescribe pain medication to patients, as addiction rates grow at alarming rates. Cold laser therapy for pain reduction is sometimes proposed as an alternative, but studies about its efficacy have generally been inconclusive in the past, limiting its application. However, Theralase Technologies, a Toronto-based biotech, claims that its next-generation…