The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez announces $1 million Government of Canada support to diaMentis
Quebec: The Québec region counts several dynamic businesses and organizations with innovative ideas helping to create a strong local economic fabric. Some organizations have succeeded in adapting to the pandemic and are prospering, while others have had to scale back their operations. Today, as we plan for the economic recovery, they need support now more than ever to ensure their communities remain robust. The Government of Canada has committed to assisting them as they pursue their activities and to fostering their growth and success.
With this in mind, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, accompanied by Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced $1 million in financial support to diaMentis Inc. on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED.
The company industrializes technology resulting from research done at Université Laval to develop a tool to aid in the diagnosis of mental health disorders. This project could have major repercussions for healthcare services, not to mention the various economic impacts that could be generated when it reaches maturity, including the creation of 10 jobs in the short term.
This repayable contribution will allow diaMentis to step up its current benchmarking study and, therefore, continue its certification process. The company is developing the first product for its technological platform and preparing to implement its marketing strategy. The technology developed by diaMentis received a special designation as a scientific breakthrough by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2020.
The Government of Canada recognizes and supports innovative businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. Quebec’s economic recovery relies, among other things, on companies that are well grounded in the regional economy. Innovation is a major contributor to growth, in addition to being a key asset in rebuilding a stronger, more resilient and more just economy for all.