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Strategic planning is critical

About BioAlliance

The range of talent required to successfully commercialize an advanced technology is a daunting proposition for a startup or an established firm. Expert intellectual property and commercialization resource is often required for short duration or before full-time staff can be recruited. Technology intensive companies require business expertise with strong technical competence to understand the complexities of their potential innovation. BioAlliance Associates is built around its clients’ need for cost-effective access to this expertise.

Recent Experience

Recent BioAlliance projects have covered many areas related to commercialization of technology:

  • Intellectual property
    • Designing a cost-effective, value-added clinical development path for licensable IP
    • Identifying and pursuing funding sources for maturation of high-potential seed-stage medical device technology
    • Estimating the value of an intellectual property portfolio, comprised of patents and know-how, prior to licensing negotiations
    • Analyzing an intellectual property portfolio in the area of nanotechnology and making recommendations with regards to commercially valuable IP protection options
    • Conducting and contributing to brainstorming sessions to mine for valuable IP
    • Coordinating activity surrounding a growing IP portfolio for a company in the electronics industry
    • Designing and delivering an employee training seminar on protecting confidential information
  • Markets
    • Establishing relationships with prominent medical imaging thought leaders, who provided product feedback
    • Identifying and assessing commercialization paths for a diagnostic-related technology
    • Analyzing business opportunities for a natural health product
    • Providing recommendations related to pricing of microelectronics fabrication brokerage services
    • Mapping a critical path to healthcare adoption of a new biomedical technology
  • Regulatory
    • Building a team to establish an ISO-13485 development process within a medical technology start-up
    • Researching the classification and regulatory hurdles of a combination product
    • Exploring the regulatory issues surrounding changes to the design and manufacturing process of a Class II medical device

The Team

Jacqueline (Jackie) Csonka-Peeren
Jackie has over twenty years of experience leading advanced technology development and commercialization at BioAlliance Consulting, Millenium Biologix, IBM, Celestica and the Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium (ORTC). She was past President and CEO of Segasist Technologies, moving this start-up from technology licensing to installation at leading world healthcare centres, including the US National Cancer Institute and Canada’s Princess Margaret Hospital.

Over the years Jackie has been in print and televised interviews that include BNN and Canadian Business.

At Millenium Biologix, Jackie was responsible for managing a commercial cartilage tissue engineering program across three engineering and biological laboratories in Kingston, Zurich and Toronto.

While at Celestica, she lead cross-functional teams and formed award-winning, collaborative R&D with universities, suppliers, customers, and provincial organizations. She also coordinated global corporate intellectual property activities.

An inventor herself, Jackie designed the FIDTM method of team-based inventive design to facilitate the creative process in others. She has led numerous R&D teams through the process, helping them overcome their most challenging technical obstacles.

Jackie holds an M.B.A. for Science and Technology from Queen’s University, an M.A.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. Her professional memberships include the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the Licensing Executive Society, the Professional Engineers Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Healthcare Reimbursement Professionals. Jackie is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Jackie is the founder of BioAlliance and delivers early-stage technology strategy and planning services to clients of BioAlliance.

IP Support Associate
Three levels of in-house training prepare an IP Support Associate for client IP file management at BioAlliance.

Technical Research Associates
The Research Associates at BioAlliance have a collective understanding of diverse engineering areas including material science, electronics, control systems, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Accounting, Law, Finance and Government Affairs Associates
To accommodate larger projects, BioAlliance maintains partnerships with a network of service providers who can offer complementary services in accounting, law, finance and government affairs.


References are available to potential clients upon request.

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