101 Top Biotechnology Startups and Companies in Toronto (2021)

June 19, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Toronto Biotechnology Startups

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Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Creative Destruction Lab delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.

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BenchSci uses AI to empower scientists to run more successful experiments to accelerate drug discovery.

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BlueRock Therapeutics

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It is a regenerative medicine company.

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Cyclica

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Cyclica is the partner of choice for data-driven drug discovery. We advance molecules that embrace the complexity of disease.

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Cybin

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Cybin is a life sciences company dedicated in advancing psychedelic therapeutics with the goal of transforming mental healthcare.

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BlueDot

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BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases with human and artificial intelligence.

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Notch Therapeutics

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The notch develops immune cell therapy developing a next-generation pipeline that is compatible and focuses on initial cancer cells.

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Providence Therapeutics

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Providence Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that develops a personalized mRNA cancer vaccine designed to treat ovarian cancer.

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Phenomic AI

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Phenomic AI is a developer of a drug discovery platform designed to discovery and optimize therapeutics directly against phenotypic assays.

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ProteinQure

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ProteinQure is a Toronto-based startup building a computational platform for design of protein therapeutics.

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LifeLabs

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LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company that has been serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for more than 50 years.

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Geneseeq

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Geneseeq uses NGS technologies to help physicians make meaningful decisions for cancer treatment.

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Trillium Therapeutics

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Trillium Therapeutics specializes in the discovery and development of protein therapeutics for the immune system and its regulation.

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Ironshore Pharmaceuticals

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Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc., is a pharmaceutical company that is leveraging its proprietary technology.

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CleanSlate UV

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CleanSlate UV disinfects phones, tablets & other mobile devices in 30 seconds, preventing the spread of bacteria & keeping devices clean.

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Avicanna

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Avicanna is a biotechnology company that focuses on the medical cannabis industry.

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AmacaThera

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AmacaThera is a company commercializing hydrogel-based drug delivery platforms.

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Antibe Therapeutics

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Antibe Therapeutics develops novel anti-inflammatory drugs that are improved versions of existing drugs.

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Medicenna Therapeutics

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Medicenna is a clinical stage, privately held, immuno-oncology company.

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ChipCare

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ChipCare develops a hand-held cell analyzer based on mobile technology.

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Aptose Biosciences

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Aptose Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, research and development of novel, first-in-class

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SQI Diagnostics

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SQI Diagnostics is a medical systems company that develops proprietary technologies in multiplexing, miniaturization and automation.

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Northern Biologics Inc.

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Northern Biologics use state-of-the-art antibody discovery to tackle novel and challenging targets in oncology and fibrosis.

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Mediphage Bioceuticals

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Developing safe and effective gene delivery platforms to unlock the therapeutic power of personalized, redoseable genetic medicine.

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Deep Genomics

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Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to build a new universe of life-saving genetic therapies.

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EcoPackers

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EcoPackers is transforms agricultural by-products into cost effective alternatives to plastic inputs.

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ProMIS Neurosciences

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ProMIS Neurosciences develops therapeutic products and diagnostic devices targeting misfolded protein diseases.

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Microbix Biosystems

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Microbix Biosystems develops biological products and technologies primarily for the diagnostics market.

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Highland Therapeutics

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Highland Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that uses technologies to optimize the delivery of previously approved drugs.

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Treventis

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TREVENTIS™ Corporation is dedicated to treating and preventing protein misfolding diseases.

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Spectral Medical

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Theranostics: Combining unique diagnostics followed by a targeted therapy

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Transition Therapeutics

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Transition Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets.

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CellAegis Devices

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CellAegis Devices offers autoRIC, an automated non-invasive device that provides point-of-care delivery of remote ischemic conditioning.

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Intellipharmaceutics International

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Intellipharmaceutics International is engaged in the development of controlled-release and targeted pharmaceutical products.

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MIMOSA Diagnostics

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MIMOSA Diagnostics is an connected care platform which allows physicians to remotely monitor and triage patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

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Lumira Ventures

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Canada’s leading health care & life sciences venture capital firm with a 30-year reputation building companies across North America.

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NONO

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NoNO is engaged in the development of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of common health disorders.

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Cynapsus Therapeutics

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Cynapsus is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing a non-injectable drug for Parkinson’s disease.

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PlantForm

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PlantForm Corporation is a privately-held Canadian biopharmaceutical company.

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ScarX Therapeutics

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ScarX Therapeutics (ScarX) is a biotechnology company that discovers and develops innovative treatments for dermal scarring

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Encycle Therapeutics

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Encycle Therapeutics is a Toronto-based biotech company

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Portage Biotech

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Portage Biotech is a pharmaceutical company that identifies and develops best-in-class or first-in-class early-to-mid stage products.

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Molecular Science

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Molecular Science is a lab services company delivering regulatory cannabis testing services .

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Ardra Bio

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Ardra is engineering technologies to produce completely petroleum-free, high purity, and sustainable biochemicals.

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Fibrocor Therapeutics

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Fibrocor Therapeutics focuses on developing disease modifying therapeutics in fibrosis.

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Nuvo Research

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Nuvo Research is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving patient’s lives by developing and commercializing innovative

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Tornado Spectral Systems

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Tornado Spectral Systems designs, manufactures, and sells dispersive optical spectrometers primarily for Raman spectroscopy.

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Vasomune Inc

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Vasomune Therapeutics is a biotechnology company, developing therapies for blood vessel diseases – vascular dysfunction and destabilization.

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Neurolytixs

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Neurolytixs is a biotechnology company that develops health care technology to aid biomarker discovery for the diagnosis of concussions.

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Induce Biologics

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Induce is a regenerative medicine company focused on developing devices combining growth factors.

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16 Bit

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Augmenting physician diagnostic ability with robust and intelligent medical image analysis systems.

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Interface Biologics, Inc.

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Interface Biologics develops transformative biomedical polymer technology to improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

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Deep Biologics

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Deep Biologics specializes in AI enhanced discovery of biologics to fast track therapeutic and diagnostic product development.

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Merus Labs

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The Merus corporate growth strategy is driven by a product acquisition plan which employs an opportunistic approach to source product

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Stem Cell Therapeutics

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Stem Cell Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical development company engaged in cancer stem cell discoveries to be used for cancer therapies.

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Spartan Finance

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Everything you need to succeed in Biotech. Evening the playing field between retail investors and hedge funds.

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Phycus Biotechnologies

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Phycus Biotechnologies provides a bio-conversion platform intended to convert CO2 and diverting GHG emissions from large scale emitters.

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BIOSA Technologies

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BIOSA Technologies is an enzymatic biotechnology company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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VivaVax

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VivaVax creates technologies that protect sensitive medicines during transport, and formulations that enhance drug delivery into the body.

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Enrich Bioscience

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Enrich Bioscience provides a technology that could detect cancer earlier by non-invasive genetic testing.

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PlantExt

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PlantExt develops medical cannabis products intended to provide anti-inflammatory remedies.

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Natrix Separations

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Natrix Separations delivers multi-cycle disposable chromatography products to the life science, food, beverage and water markets.

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NeurAxon

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NeurAxon discovers and develops pain therapeutics targeted on neuronal nitric oxide synthase.

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Propellon Therapeutics

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Propellon Therapeutics is developing and commercializing novel cancer therapies targeting the WDR5 protein.

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JADE Healthcare Group Inc.

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Intelligent Cloud Computed Health Monitoring

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Inolife Sciences

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Inolife is an emerging and ambitious specialty medical device company f

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Arch Biopartners

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Arch Biopartners acquires and develops products and technology for sale to pharmaceutical and industrial companies.

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Lactiga

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Lactiga is a biotherapeutics company.

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InDanio Bioscience

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InDanio Bioscience Inc is a privately-held in vivo drug discovery company.

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Micromensio

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Developing a platform technology for low-cost, disposable, wireless biosensor microchips for bacterial identification.

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ACGT Corporation

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ACGT Corporation offers oligonucleotide synthesis and DNA sequencing services.

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Synex Medical

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Synex Medical develops non-invasive blood testing technology.

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BioExx Specialty Proteins

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BioExx develops and commercializes Canola or Rapeseed protein, a novel protein resource that is functional and nutritionally complete.

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Polumiros

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Polumiros is a is a biomaterials company specializing in the development of a novel immunomodulatory polymer platform technology.

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OzoneBio

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OzoneBio is a cleantech company that focuses on lignocellulosic waste-derived bio-plastics production.

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Multi-Health Systems

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Multi-Health Systems operates as a developer of innovative scientific technology solutions.

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BioBox Analytics

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BioBox Analytics develops a unified genomic data analytics platform.

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Easton Pharmaceuticals

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Easton Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company that designs, develops, and markets various topically therapeutic products.

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Zymewire

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The digital sales research assistant

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Altis Labs

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Altis is a clinical information company helping biopharma harness AI to accelerate R&D

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Index Biosystems

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Index is a genetic food system traceability solutions provider specializing in source-of-origin traceability and identity preservation.

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Oncoustics AI

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Oncoustics applies AI to raw ultrasound signals for low cost diagnostics and treatment monitoring of structural diseases.

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CELL AG TECH

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Our mission is to become the global leader in the production of sustainable cell-based seafood.

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Structura Biotechnology

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Fast, accurate and automated cryo-EM software for drug discovery and research

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PhenoTips

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PhenoTips is a computer software company that provides solution for clinical genetics, phenotyping, and human phenotype ontology.

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MDS

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MDS is an international health and life sciences company.

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NGTronix Industries

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Their mission is to develop cutting edge biomedical sensors that enhance fitness, athletics and healthcare.

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Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

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CCRM is dedicated to supporting foundational technologies that accelerate the commercialization of stem cell- and biomaterials-based.

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Agri-Neo

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Agri-Neo is a bio-pesticide company that helps safely feed the world.

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Genuine Health

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A proudly certified B Corporation that develops researched-based natural health supplements to help nourish your body.

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Divergence Neuro

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Neurotech, SaaS, ML, AI, EEG, Healthcare, Mental Health, Neurofeedback, Neural Health, Biomarker, Psychedelic Therapy, Psychedelic Research

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Liberum Biotech

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Liberum Biotech is a next generation protein manufacturing company.

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Mindset Pharma

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Mindset Pharma is a drug discovery business focused on creating novel and patentable psychedelic compounds.

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Nutrigenomix

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Nutrigenomix is a biotechnology company that empowers healthcare professionals and their clients with genomic information.

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Future Fertility

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Future Fertility is a provider of artificial intelligence tools for reproductive medicine.

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CSTS Health Care

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CSTS Health Care Inc. is a Toronto based next-generation oncology biotech founded in 2014.

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Lobo Genetics

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Lobo Genetics enables safer cannabis use through DNA testing

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Affinite Instruments

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Affinite instruments are providing biosensing innovations in label-free sensing combining global challenges and their solutions.

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Mannin Research

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Mannin Research is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery.

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Translatum Medicus

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Translatum Medicus is a biotechnology company that fixates on preclinical drug development to treat irreversible blindness.

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Pattern Pharma

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Pattern Pharma develops novel therapeutics that use the innate immune system to fight cancer and infectious disease.

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