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".


The Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor: One of the top 5 in North America      

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Quebec-Ontario Corridor, as a result of complementary academic and industrial expertise distributed across the entire territory, in connection with centres of excellence in research and cutting-edge technological capabilities, has become one of the leading life sciences clusters in North America. This is one of the conclusions in the report released by Biopolis Quebec and Life Science Ontario, in the presence of Jacques Daoust, Quebec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, and more than one hundred participants gathered at the Interconnexion event, as part of the BIO 2014 International Convention held in San Diego.

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Innovative Drug Discovery Program Now Open to Ontario Researchers      

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An exciting program is now open to Ontarios researchers that supports unconventional and highly innovative research projects with strong potential to impact the drug discovery process. Through a collaboration between CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence, CQDMs Explore program has now been extended to the scientific community of Ontario. Explore is designed to fund early concept validation of cutting-edge technologies, computational tools, novel approaches, techniques and devices that address the most crucial needs in drug discovery and/or development.  

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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives Funding from the National Research Council       

Monday, June 23, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Bioenterprise Corporation has been approved for funding for the National Expansion of Commercialization Services for the Agricultural Sector funded by the National Research Council through the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program.

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PlantForm, PharmaPraxis establish joint venture       

Monday, June 23, 2014

GUELPH, Ont., Canada and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 20, 2014PlantForm Corporation of Canada and PharmaPraxis of Brazil are pleased to announce the establishment of a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialize biosimilar and/or biobetter versions of six key biopharmaceuticals for the Brazilian market, using PlantForms lowcost manufacturing system.

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Newcomer Health Professionals Presented Opportunities for Jobs in Canadas Bio-economy      

Monday, June 23, 2014

BioTalent Canada announced the launch of a new project today which will allow internationally educated health professionals to transfer their scientific skills into alternative career paths in Canadas bio-economy. BioTalent Canada will offer physicians, nurses, pharmacists and veterinarians the opportunity to pursue new careers in one of 46 Canadian biotech occupations. The project, entitled Alternate Career Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals will expand BioTalent Canadas extensive list of transferable skills to include those of pharmacists.

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Ontarios Fruit and Vegetable Growers Hire New Executive Vice President       

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

John Kelly has been hired as the new Executive Vice President of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA). He will assume his position on July 1, taking over from retiring CEO Art Smith.

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