Nailing it: Innovative project treats toenail fungal infections easily and effectively for seniors

April 11, 2023

April 11, 2023 (Windsor, ON) – Like skin, toenails dry out as we age. This can result in cracks in the nail, providing a breeding ground for a fungal nail infection. This is a concern for seniors because it spreads easily, becomes more difficult to treat and can be quite painful. With support from OBIO’s Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™), the Banwell Gardens Care Centre is working with ToeFX Inc. to evaluate ClearToe Therapy Light, a safe and effective solution for the treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus). 

Authorized for sale by Health Canada as a Class II Medical Device by Health Canada, ToeFx’s ClearToe Therapy Light is a user-friendly, lightweight and portable unit that can fit easily into any space.  Safe and effective, this clinically proven treatment for toenail fungus can treat an entire foot in just 30 minutes. 

“Banwell Gardens Care Centre is excited by the opportunity to participate in an evaluation of this innovative new treatment,” said Sara Fox, Executive Director.  “Healthy feet are the bedrock for seniors’ mobility, which is integral to an improved quality of life.” 

“We are so grateful to the EAHN™ program for supporting an evaluation which we are confident will demonstrate how our product can bring safe and accessible treatment to those who need it cost effectively,” said Monika Yazdanian, CEO of ToeFx Inc.  “We are confident that the results of the evaluation will lead to better integration of this easy-to-deliver therapy across institutional settings.” 

“OBIO® is pleased to support this collaboration through the EAHN™ program, the first in a long-term care facility”, said Dr. Maura Campbell, President and CEO.  “While Banwell Gardens Care Centre and ToeFx Inc. are evaluating a made-in Canada therapy that meets a real clinical need, they are also laying the groundwork for future EAHN™ partnerships in the long-term care sector.” 

About ToeFx 

ToeFX is driven by innovation. Created by scientists, our vision is to create the world’s most effective foot care treatments. We understand that toenail fungus can be embarrassing, hard to treat, and hard to talk about. We want to help the millions of people hiding their feet to show off their toenails” with confidence. Our commitment to our partner clinicians and their patients is to provide innovative, high-quality products that really work.  Visit ToeFx Inc. for more information. 

About Banwell Gardens Care Centre 

With 142 long-term care residents, Banwell Gardens Care Centre maintains a warm, inviting atmosphere in the neighbourhood of Tecumseh. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding, compassionate care to our residents and paying close attention to their individual needs. We are pleased to offer French Language Services and strive to meet the needs of our bilingual community. Well-established programs such as pet and music therapy, restorative care and physiotherapy enhance residents physically, mentally and emotionally. Our landscaped courtyard features seating and a walking path for exercise and the enjoyment of all.  Visit Banwell Gardens Care Centre for more information. 

About OBIO® 

OBIO®, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to advancing health technology innovation and commercialization, is prioritizing the evaluation of new technologies through their Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™) to provide solutions. OBIO® is engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of human health technologies, positioning Canada as a leader in the international marketplace. Visit for more information. 

For more information:  

Bibaswan Ghoshal, Director, Market Acceleration, OBIO® 

Monika Yazdanian, CEO, ToeFX Inc.  

Sara Fox, Executive Director, Banwell Gardens Care Centre 

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