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".
LSO and OBI co-host a networking event for members from across Ontario’s life science industry
Friday, August 22, 2014
On Wednesday, August 20th 2014, Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) partnered to co-host a networking event that showcased the dynamism and depthof Ontarios life science sector. The event was held at Marche restaurant in Torontos financial district.
Ontario Genomics Institute Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF)
Friday, August 15, 2014
GI's Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF) is now open for another round of investment. The PBDF is an investment fund that enables the commercialization of omics/life sciences research and technology development. Specifically, it aims to provide early-stage funding as companies (on their own or with academic collaborators) move towards commercial applications, and speed up the transfer of products from lab to marketplace.
Creating Jobs, Strengthening Health Care in Northern Ontario
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute today, where she announced that the government will help it expand its patient-centred health care research and create 29 new jobs. The province is providing more than $4 million in support to the institute through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The institute is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation that develops technology to detect and treat diseases such as cancer.
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.