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12 Apr: ​Sanofi to invest $500 million in Canadian vaccine facility

PARIS — Sanofi is investing €350 million (CAD $500 million) for the construction of a new state-of-the-art vaccine manufacturing facility at the Sanofi Pasteur Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The investment bolsters the company’s Canadian operations and its commitment to advancing public health around the world. The announcement will be made…

29 Mar: Statement on 2018 Provincial Budget

Life Sciences Ontario welcomes the provincial budget released yesterday, including key investments in post-secondary education, healthcare system innovation, and leveraging our ability to attract and retain investment in Ontario’s life sciences sector. The provincial government’s commitment of $50 million for a dedicated life sciences venture fund demonstrates this recognition of our sector…

07 Dec: Life Sciences Ontario Announces Recipients of 2018 LSO Awards

TORONTO– LSO today announced the recipients of its 2018 LSO Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals and companies contributing to the success of Ontario’s life sciences sector. The awards will be presented during LSO’s Celebration of Success Awards Dinner at Toronto’s Liberty Grand, February 28, 2018. The 2018 awardees are as follows:…

20 Nov: Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist

Ontario has appointed Molly Shoichet to advance science and innovation in the province — and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world’s best scientific research and evidence. The Chief Scientist will advise Premier Kathleen Wynne directly on key scientific matters, demonstrating Ontario’s ongoing commitment…

20 Oct: The Case for a Canadian Health and Life Sciences Supercluster

The federal government recently announced the shortlist for its $950 million innovation superclusters initiative, with a notable omission: Out of nine proposals, not one is dedicated to health and life sciences — government’s single biggest budgetary challenge, our largest economic growth opportunity, and a priority for most Canadians. The only…