Innovating Medical Isotopes

  • Sep 21st, 2016 at 04:16 pm
  • CUT Casual Steak & Tap, 416 - 21st Street East
  • Jim George, CEO

“Medical isotopes save lives. Through cutting-edge diagnostic technology, isotopes are used to identify internal ailments and allow medical professionals to quickly and accurately treat patients. Previously, the production of these medical isotopes occurred only at a small number of nuclear facilities, which created harmful waste and came with a long list of security and supply concerns.

Canadian Isotope Innovations (CII) is the difference. Using an advanced process, we produce a critical solution to the world’s medical isotope shortage which is clean and reliable. Our proven products help preserve our health, while not compromising the Earth. Additionally, our production and supply is guaranteed; something that nuclear reactor-based facilities cannot assure.”

The CEO of Canadian Isotope Innovations will be interviewed by Andrey Grishen about the start-up of this Saskatoon based innovative health company.  



Jim George, CEO Canadian Isotope Innovations

Jim is an experienced business executive with unique skills in starting and building technology companies across such varied industries as geomatics, wireless communications, software application development and now in the nuclear medicine industry.

Jim’s ability to create a compelling vision regardless of the innovation and/or industry has been a key success factor in raising capital, building teams and leading industry experts through the commercialization maze. He is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary. Over the course of his technology commercialization career, Jim has worked in six technology companies including founding two of his own, one of which was venture capital backed and subsequently exited through an acquisition with a U.S. based technology company in 2008.

Jim’s passion for entrepreneurialism has led him to working with entrepreneurs at SpringBoard West Innovations Inc., the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority and appointed as a Board member of Ideas Inc. (a not-for-profit technology incubator for entrepreneurs located in the City of Saskatoon and region).