Ottawa plans to boost medical technology funding

The federal government plans to use a Mississauga plant that makes high-tech products used to treat heart disease to announce a boost in medical technology funding.

Ottawa said Thursday that Etobicoke Centre MP Ted Opitz will visit Baylis Medical Co. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, to make the funding announcement.

Opitz will represent Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Baylis Medical, a Montreal company which has a manufacturing plant and sales office on Matheson Blvd E. in Mississauga, develops cardiology and radiology technology.

Its radio frequency puncture system is a global leader in creating controlled perforations in cardiac and vascular tissues and is designed to help cardiologists treat pulmonary atresia, a disease that is congenital malformation of the pulmonary valve in the heart.

Gloria Baylis, a registered nurse, founded Baylis Medical in 1986 in Montreal. The company began as a Canadian importer and distributor of medical products for neurology.

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