What Does LifeSciences BC Offer Its Members?

LifeSciences British Columbia delivers high value to our membership and the community through focused services in high impact areas including public policy engagement, member mentorship, education, industry marketing and active facilitation of investment and partnering. Through your membership, you are actively supporting these activities.

1. Policy: Advocacy

Undertaking relevant public policy initiatives, developing policy recommendations, addressing regulatory barriers and working with the policy makers to strengthen the life sciences sector through the creation of a business environment enabling of success

2. Promotion: Marketing and Promoting B.C.’s Life Sciences Industry Within and Outside Canada

• Coordination of visible British Columbia presence at international conferences annually
• Annual LifeSciences B. Awards
• Robust website including industry news and information, employment opportunities, and upcoming local and international events
• Biolinks -- a monthly electronic life sciences newsletter distributed globallly
• Local and international media relations
• Provision of industry information and statistics

3. Partnership: Active Facilitation of Investment and Partnering

• Connecting LifeSciences BC members to global investors and partners
• LifeSciences British Columbia on-line company, research institutions and technology directory
• Regular partnering events with key multi-nationals
• Hosting of BioPartnering North America, the international partnering conference held in Vancouver annually
• Hosting of additional strategic conferences such as BIO’s 2008 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
• Facilitating linkages between B.C. and other leading international life science clusters
• Regular hosting of incoming international delegations

4. People: Development and Support of our Human Capital Through Member Mentor, Education and Networking

• B.C. Excels mentorship program for executives from emerging companies seeking to enhance their own professional development, and their company’s product plan, commercialization and intellectual property protection strategies.
• Quarterly Breakfast Speaking Series featuring national and international industry leaders and local companies
• Annual Salmon Barbeque networking event for the entire life sciences community
• Monthly Industry Roundtables on topics of relevance to members
• Medical Technology Seminar Series to address topics of specific relevance to members from the medical device sector
• Delivery of Biotech 101: Biotechnology and Beyond: Introduction to the Life Sciences Industry two-day course
• Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada for high school students

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