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".

TO Health! Announces its Evolution and Summit to make Toronto Region Cluster Top 5 in 10

Tuesday, Feburary 2, 2016

TO Health! today announced its evolution and strategy to raise the profile of the Toronto Region Human Health and Sciences (HHS) cluster. The vision of the initiative is to make the Toronto region a Top 5 global health science cluster in the next 10 years.

With the support of its founding partner, Toronto Region Board of Trade, TO Health! became an independently governed promotion organization as of January 1, 2016. MaRS Discovery District is providing the legal and administrative functions for the initiative in 2016 as an in-kind contribution.

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GE Healthcare, FedDev Ontario Commit CAD $40M for New CCRM - Led Centre to Solve Cell Therapy Manufacturing Challenges

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GE Healthcare, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) are building a centre for advanced therapeutic cell technologies in Toronto with an investment of CAD $40M from GE and FedDev Ontario. The centre is being established to accelerate the development and adoption of cell manufacturing technologies that improve patient access to novel regenerative medicine-based therapies. CCRM and GE will welcome partners from pharma, biotech and cell therapy companies to bring this initiative to life.

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Ministers of International Trade and Small Business and Tourism announce new export program for Canadian companies

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, today announced CanExport, a new program that will provide $50 million to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises take advantage of global export opportunities.

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Life Sciences Ontario Announces 2016 Award Winners

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) today announced the 2016 LSO Award Winners, which recognize outstanding achievements in the life sciences sector. The awards will be presented at the LSO Annual Awards Gala on February 24, 2016 at Torontos historic Liberty Grand.

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PlantForm Corporation to Receive Additional Federal Funding for Work on Anti-Nerve-Agent Enzyme  

Tuesday, November 4, 2015

The project scope and value of a Government of Canada contract awarded to PlantForm Corporation has been increased after the company achieved a key milestone ahead of schedule. The three-year contract has been amended to provide an additional $109,400 for work to scale-up a process that yields sialylated plant-made butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) in order to produce sufficient material for a pharmacokinetic study.

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