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Life Sciences Special Edition


Innovation thrives in Canada's life sciences ecosystem

Canada has a long history of leadership in the life sciences sector, from creating the world's first pacemaker to discovering stem cells. Canada is the tenth largest market for pharmaceutical sales and home to North America's second largest life sciences corridor.

Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster catalyses innovation in health

The world is in the middle of a digital transformation that is pushing the boundaries of healthcare and medical science. Disruptive technologies are reshaping the ways health companies innovate, operate and interact. Canada is well placed to capitalize on the opportunities this shift brings.

Canadian life science companies leveraging AI expertise to save lives

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the ways companies operate and interact. Montreal‑based InVivo AI and Toronto‑based Mobio Interactive are just two of the innovative Canadian companies breaking into the global life sciences industry with the power of AI.

Spotlight on Canadian innovators in life sciences

The lucrative life sciences industry is on the rise, and innovative Canadian companies are at the forefront. Discover how they have set themselves up for global success.

Fast track your international growth through Global Affairs Canada funding programs

Global Affairs Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service offer a range of programs for Canadian companies in the life sciences and healthcare sectors to innovate, grow and export. Find out what support is available to you — from funding to mentorship and more.

China's aging population is creating opportunities for Canadian companies

The world's population is aging. The number of people aged 60 years and above is expected to more than double by 2050, with two‑thirds of the increase occurring in China. Younger generations face an unprecedented burden of care as a result. Canadian companies that have expertise in sought after senior care services can help in this area.

Research collaborations extend company's international footprint

Its non‑invasive “next‑generation” cancer diagnostics technology promises to cost‑effectively detect cancer in its early stages. Now BioMark Diagnostics Inc., with the help of the Trade Commissioner Service and its programs, is setting up global connections and research collaborations to finish developing and find a global market for its products.

Canada hosts leading medical technology conference

North America's largest medical technology conference, The MedTech Conference, will bring more than 1,400 companies and 3,000 delegates from 40 countries to Toronto from October 5‑7, 2020. This marks the first time the conference will be held outside of the United States.

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