LifeSciences British Columbia supports and represents the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts & bioenergy, and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

LifeSciences BC Highlights

Federal R&D Panel Reports With Six Major Recommendations

The expert panel leading the Review of Federal Support to R&D has submitted its final report to the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. It makes a series of recommendations that call for a simplified and more focused approach to the $5 billion worth of R&D funding provided by the federal government every year.

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LifeSciences British Columbia 2012 Magazine & Corporation Profiles: Reserve Your Space

Business in Vancouver Magazines, in partnership with LifeSciences BC, will soon publish the upcoming LifeSciences British Columbia 2012 Magazine.

By participating in LifeSciences British Columbia 2012, your organization can effectively show that you are part of this excitement. With its bold look, extensive editorial content, and broad distribution, the magazine is certain to prove to be an invaluable resource, strengthened by adding your voice to it

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Three Vancouver Companies Receive BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Awards for Innovation in Biotechnology

LifeSciences BC is pleased to congratulate the BC winners of this year’s Gold Leaf Awards: Cardiome Pharma Corporation -Canadian Biotechnology Company of the Year; Allon Therapeutics -Early Stage Company of the Year (Health), and EnWave Corporation - Early Stage Industrial Biotechnology Company of the year. As a celebration of Canadian innovation, BIOTECanada's Gold Leaf Awards program is designed to to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant achievements to Canada’s biotechnology industry.

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Upcoming LifeSciences BC Events View All Events

BioPartnering North America 2012
February 26 - 28, 2012

Asia is now the fastest growing region in the world. Asia is an important part of the Pacific Rim, with large Asian economies in China, India, Japan and Korea, together with the United States and Canada in North America. All of the world looks to these countries for markets, capital, skilled people, and innovation.

Now in its 10th year of success, BioPartnering North America will build on strong relationships in these regions, to focus more clearly on the Pacific Rim.

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Strategies of International Business: Discover and Expand your Export Potential
March 7, 2012

Today it's nearly impossible to find an example of a purely domestic business - one that's completely insulated from events outside the home country's borders. Business is increasingly global, and for Canadian companies that means both increased opportunities like new markets, customers and production locations, and increased foreign competition at home.

This session will provide insights, ideas, success stories and strategies to help you sell and succeed in the international marketplace. From understanding effective market-entry strategies, to learning how business conditions and practices differ from country-to-country, to figuring out the real value of the Internet for your international presence; this seminar will enlighten, entertain and motivate you to explore the opportunities of expanding internationally.

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Create. Connect. Converge.
April 19, 2012

The 2012 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Tickets are now on sale!

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Gold Sponsors
For information on the LifeSciences BC Sponsorship Program, please contact:
Rosine Hage-Moussa, Manager, Programs & Outreach

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