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 Reacts to Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) Report

Friday, December 19, 2014

TORONTO, ON – (December 19, 2014) – LSO applauds the bold and innovative recommendations from the Ontario Health Innovation Council “Catalyst” Report.  LSO notes the following recommendations from the Catalyst Report that will help drive the adoption of health technology innovation in Ontario

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PlantForm Awarded Federal Government Contract for Production of Anti-Nerve-Agent Enzyme

Thursday, December 11, 2014

PlantForm Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to create stable glyco-modified Nicotiana benthamiana plant lines for the production of pharmaceutical proteins and continued supply of recombinant butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC).

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The Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre gets a new look!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC) has launched a new website and marketing brochures that reflect the continued commitment to innovating and commercializing agricultural research and technologies.

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Public Consultation - Pollinator Health: A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ontario is taking action to strengthen bird, bee, butterfly and other pollinator health to ensure healthy ecosystems, a productive agricultural sector, and a strong economy. The province will consult on a proposal to reduce the use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed. If approved, new rules on the use of neonicotinoids would be in place by July 1, 2015, in time for the 2016 agricultural planting season.

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Life Sciences Ontario Announces 2015 Award Winners  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) announced today the 2015 LSO award winners. Each year, LSO recognizes outstanding achievements in the life sciences sector. The awards will be presented at the LSO Annual Awards Gala on February 25, 2015 at the historic Liberty Grand.

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