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 Statement on the 2015 Ontario Budget

Friday, April 24, 2015

TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015)Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) applauds the government's continued commitment to supporting life sciences through the Ontario Health Innovation Council and its accompanying $20 million innovation fund, programs to support job creation for Ontarios highly educated young workforce and a new approach to providing the venture capital needed to support the commercialization of technologies and growth of companies in the life sciences sector.

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Why is Canadas life sciences sector flatlining?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Canada has a Silicon Valley of its own, a big one, but youve probably never heard of it, because its devoted to life sciences, not gadgets like smartphones. It is called Toronto, a city normally associated with bloated banks and some ailing gold miners. The University of Toronto has one of the largest medical schools in North America and produces more peer-reviewed research papers than any other medical centre in the world, according to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

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BioTalent Canada's Labour Market Information Report Identifies Additional Barriers Facing Recent Biotech Graduates  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This week, BioTalent Canadas Labour Market Information report shed additional light on the challenges facing recent biotech graduates entering the life sciences sector, particularly for women and visible minorities. The LSO Sector Report, released in March 2015, found that Ontarios recent life sciences grads enter the job market with a high degree of education yet face a 18.9 per cent unemployment rate.

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PlantForm to Receive Support from the Government of Canada to Develop Antibody Treatments for HIV Strains Around Globe  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PlantForm Corporation will receive technical and business advisory services, and a financial contribution of up to $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to advance the companys work on innovative antibody treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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GSKs 2015 Discovery Fast Track Challenge seeks early drug discovery partnerships with academics in Europe, Canada and US

Monday, March 30, 2015

GSK is encouraging academic scientists in Europe, Canada and the US to submit their novel early drug discovery research proposals into its third annual Discovery Fast Track Challenge a programme designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. The challenge provides a new template for drug discovery as it seeks to rapidly uncover the best opportunities for discovery research.

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