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".


Life Sciences Ontario Statement on MaRS  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recent media attention around the MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) has focused on the refinancing of Phase II of their development. Lost in this discussion is the importance of MaRS as an incubator facilitating the commercialization of research into technologies that will have significant socioeconomic impact across Ontario. The vision behind MaRS is bold and should be widely applauded, particularly given its size, scope and long term approach far beyond the typical four year election cycle.

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AvidBiologics Closes New Financing Round

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AvidBiologics Inc., an oncology drug development company, today announced the closing of a financing round. The company is founded on antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technologies co-developed with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

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Celebrate National Biotech Week

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am writing to you as a member of Canada's biotech community to invite you to celebrate National Biotech Week September 26 - October 3, 2014. Joined together by the National Biotech Accord members from coast to coast we celebrate the incredible innovations occurring throughout the variety of health, agriculture, and industrial facets of the industry with applications to re-engineer traditional Canadian industries such as energy, aerospace, mining, and forestry. With thousands of participants each year National Biotech Week provides a forum to collaborate and showcase the impact the biotechnology industry is having on the countrys economy and the daily lives of Canadians.

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Partnership Helps Drive Innovation at iHub

Friday, September 12, 2014

A collaboration between the District School Board of Niagara and Innovate Niagara will provide start-up companies working out of the newly minted iHub in St. Catharines with more support in bringing their products to market.

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CloudDX makes final cut in $10M Tricoder XPrize contest

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A tiny company from Mississauga, Ont., has made the final cut of companies competing to make a science fiction dream a reality and win the $10-million Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize. CloudDX is among 10 finalists for the 3-1/2-year-old prize, which aims to develop a consumer-focused, mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting a set of 15 medical conditions and capturing five vital health metrics.

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