- Introduces Web 2.0 to the Medical and Assistive Technology Community as a Platform for Collaboration

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - The Health Technology Exchange (HTX) unveiled
its newly renovated website today,
    The new HTX site showcases revolutionary businesses and technologies, and
helps industry members connect and collaborate with partners and business
opportunities locally and around the globe. Ontario's Medical and Assistive
Technology (MAT) community is made up of approximately 700 manufacturing
companies which employs over 25,000 people and generates an estimated $2.5
billion in revenues each year.
    "We wanted the new to be as innovative and dynamic as the industry
it represents, and we're excited about what the site will provide for our
members," said Dr. Morris (Mickey) Milner, President and CEO of The Health
Technology Exchange. New features include advanced personalized searches and
business spotlights to foster investment and partnerships in the industry.
    London web development firm rtraction developed the new site. "HTX coming
to London to find their solution shows what a strong high-tech sector we have
here, and I hope companies using HTX will see that, too," said David Billson,
President of rtraction.

    ABOUT HTX - the Health Technology Exchange (HTX), supports and accelerates
the growth of the dynamic Medical and Assistive Technology (MAT) sector in
Ontario, and nationally. Supported by the Ministry of Research and Innovation,
HTX facilitates collaboration among businesses and with public research
institutions for development and commercialization of innovative MAT products.


    rtraction Canada, Inc is a leading information technology firm in
southwestern Ontario, specializing in web and marketing solutions for clients
in the high-tech, medical and public sectors.

For further information:

For further information: Marcelle Canido, Communication and Information
Coordinator, - The Health Technology Exchange, T: (416) 673-8480, F:
(416) 597-1160, E:,; David Billson, President,
rtraction, T: (519) 438-9064 x 5155, F: (519) 438-6993, E:,

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