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".
Ontario Funds Research into Treatment of Depression, Alzheimer's, Autism and Parkinson's
Monday, January 26, 2015
Ontario is supporting ground-breaking research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as autism, depression, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
This major investment is part of the province's ongoing support to the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). The not-for-profit research centre brings together multi-disciplinary, patient-centered research teams to make advances in neuroscience that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.
Dean On Campus Blog: A Report Worth Reading: Promoting Health Innovation in Ontario
Monday, January 26, 2015
Ontario has huge opportunities to become a global leader in health innovation. The Province has six excellent medical schools, 24 research hospitals and serves as the Canadian corporate headquarters for many of the worlds largest health companies. Yet Ontario does not have a strong track record in fostering health innovation. To address the development of strategies to catapult Ontario into a lead position in terms of health innovation, the provincial government, through its ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, Government and Consumer Services, and Research and Innovation formed the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) in 2013.
Interprovincial Collaboration Launched to Advance Clinical Research
Friday, January 23, 2015
Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) and the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create opportunities to work collaboratively.
The MOU establishes a cooperative and mutually beneficial collaboration in which CTO and BCCRIN will work together, formally and informally, on initiatives focused on improving the clinical trial environment in Ontario and British Columbia.
FedDev Ontario Invests in SmartStart Seed Fund to Support Companies in Southern Ontario
Thursday, January 22, 2015
More entrepreneurs in southern Ontario will benefit from support through Ontario Centres of Excellences (OCE) SmartStart Seed Fund (SmartStart), thanks to an investment of up to $9 million announced today by FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear.
NRC selects Bioenterprise Corporation as one of Canadas top accelerators
Friday, January 16, 2015
It was announced today that Bioenterprise Corporation will receive up to $2.5 million in federal government funding over the next five years for the national expansion of their commercialization services for the agricultural sector. The announcement was made in Guelph by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services.