Life Sciences Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) strives to be the unified Voice of Life Sciences in Ontario by representing the interests of the diverse life sciences community in the province through advocacy, education, facilitation of economic development and promotion of the industry locally, nationally and internationally. Together we are a strong, innovative sector with significant socioeconomic contributions to the province of Ontario. We hope you will consider joining LSO and help us to achieve our vision for Ontario'€™s life sciences sector - "Diversity of Members, Unity of Voice".


BIO2016: Showcasing Ontario innovation to the world

Monday, June 13, 2016

LSO coordinated Ontario's presence at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco from June 6-9, in conjunction with the Ministry of Research and Innovation.

To give an idea of the scope and impact of this convention, BIO2016 was attended by approximately 16,000 delegates from 76 countries, and facilitated a record 35,700 partnering meetings. Ontario was strongly represented, with more than 250 delegates from approximately 100 companies and organizations.

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Reflections from Bloom Burton: Emerging trends in medtech, therapeutics & pharma

Monday, May 9, 2016

More than 60 of Canada’s hottest life sciences companies presented to a keen audience of US and international investors at the Bloom Burton conference last week in Toronto. There is no question that Canada is at a crucial inflection point for life sciences innovation in particular; how we handle this stage of growth will shape our sector’s economic success. As such, over the course of the conference, a few relevant themes emerged that deserve a closer look:

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Rebecca Yu, head of JLABS @ Toronto, joins Life Sciences Ontario Board

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Life Sciences Ontario hosted its annual awards gala on Feb. 24, 2016 at Toronto’s Liberty Grand, bringing together more than 400 leaders in Canada’s science and biotech community, including government, academia, and the private sector.

The event, which was attended by senior officials from all parties and levels of government, recognized individuals who have contributed to the sector’s success. It featured awards for lifetime achievement, public and community service, volunteerism, youth mentorship, and industry leadership. It also served to highlight the pressing need for change from policymakers, and from within the industry itself.

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Life Sciences Ontario gala highlights urgent need for leadership, policy change in Canada’s science and biotech sector

Friday, March 4, 2016

Life Sciences Ontario hosted its annual awards gala on Feb. 24, 2016 at Toronto’s Liberty Grand, bringing together more than 400 leaders in Canada’s science and biotech community, including government, academia, and the private sector.

The event, which was attended by senior officials from all parties and levels of government, recognized individuals who have contributed to the sector’s success. It featured awards for lifetime achievement, public and community service, volunteerism, youth mentorship, and industry leadership. It also served to highlight the pressing need for change from policymakers, and from within the industry itself.

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