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Big Bear Software Wins Large Alberta HealthTech Software Contract

In September 2019 Big Bear Software was awarded the contract for the Integrated Management Platform to Accelerate Clinical Trials (IMPACT)with Innovate Calgary at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary.

Big Bear Software is also a Silver Sponsor at the Future of Health Cancer Care Forum on October 18th in Kelowna where we can help apply our cross industry software expertise to make purposeful, impactful change.

IMPACT is a program for new ventures in the life sciences or biomedical industries who seek to commercialize their health-related inventions, conduct clinical trials, and secure regulatory approval.

The IMPACT Venture Navigators work with the venture to design, support, execute, and report on their clinical trials, including connecting the venture with a Principle Investigator.

Located at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, IMPACT is supported by Innovate Calgary and offers unparalleled access to research space (office, wet and dry labs, prototype maker space), entrepreneurial and business development programming, mentorship, and connections to local experts, facilities and resources.

The Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary is a facility designed to build and grow promising life science-based companies. This initiative was made in part through generous contributions from our community to help deliver commercial value from research-intensive activities.

Activated by Innovate Calgary, the LSI Hub is a place where students, researchers, startups and growing companies can access a variety of resources to advance their life science-based company.

We are enthusiastic to be working with the IMPACT team to help Healthtech companies navigate the FDA, Health Canada and EU regulatory processes faster. We started our company in Alberta and this gives us the opportunity to expand our existing Calgary team by several people. We are excited to be helping innovative companies bring their products to market faster – Keith MacIntyre, CEO, Big Bear Software

Our medical division has been growing, working with QHR technologies earlier in the year, building a medical product for a local company, and we’re in discussions with other Healthtech companies. I recently attended the BioNet Alberta conference in Lethbridge and I see many areas we can use our almost 2 decades of experience building custom software to help solve Healthtech issues. We’re pleased to be a sponsor at the Future of Health Forum –  Amy Fink, COO, Big Bear Software

I am excited to work with Big Bear Software to offer ventures who are working with IMPACT a more intuitive, automated, and streamlined approach to regulatory management of their clinical trials. A much needed improvement in this space.” – Michelle Nelson, Venture Navigator, IMPACT

Big Bear Software Inc. is headquartered in Penticton, BC with a team throughout Western Canada including Calgary, Kelowna and Penticton. Big Bear Software has been helping companies build custom software for over 16 years. From one page websites to enterprise applications revolutionizing entire industries, our clients continue to work with us because of commitment to quality, efficiency and great software. Our experience spans many industries including Medical, Logistics, Defense, IoT, Manufacturing and Smart Cities.


Keith MacIntyre, CEO Big Bear Software | 250-809-6908 | [email protected]

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