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Forcen Inc.

A digital sense of touch in surgery and industrial automation.

  • Stage Product In Market
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded December 2015
  • Employees 9
  • Incorporation Type Other
  • Website

Company Summary

Forcen provides a digital sense of touch for the rapidly growing $5.1B surgical robotics and $20B high-reliability industrial automation sectors. They achieve this with their patent-pending, paper-thin force-sensing film technology combined with their force-analytics software layer. They already have proof-of-concept contracts with 6 of the world's largest manufacturers in both target sectors. Forcen is now raising to move into production.


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    Founder and CEO

    Robert is an experienced medical device inventor, designer, and researcher. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has over 8 years start-up, high reliability, and medtech experience. His PhD research lab was in the Hospital for Sick Children where Robert mentored on several surgical instrument, sensor, and robotics projects with his thesis focused on the next generation of surgical instrument mechanisms.

  • Michael brings over 40 years of experience in the operations and quality system management of complex electronics products. He was part of the founding management at Canada’s largest electronics manufacturer, Celestica, and has subsequently helped to scale several hardware and software startups from a senior management role.

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    Strategic Business Development

    Angad adds 14 years of business development experience in the broader high reliability industry. He has both a strong Mechanical Engineering and business background. On engineering, he has acting as Production Manager at a specialties steels company and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from UC Santa Barbara. On business, he has advised several deep technology companies and holds business degrees from Cornell and the U of Waterloo.

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    Lead Engineer

    PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Waterloo focused on sensor design. 5 year of work experience in deep tech and defense sectors.