101 Top Biotechnology Startups and Companies in Vancouver (2021)

June 29, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Vancouver 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 Vancouver Biotechnology Startups

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AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

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AbCellera Biologics is a biotechnology company that develops antibody therapeutics to improve patient outcomes.

Trait Biosciences

Trait Biosciences

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Trait Biosciences is an emerging cannabis biotechnology company

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Precision NanoSystem

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Precision NanoSystem provides Neuro9Kit for the study of gene function in neurons and glia cells.

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Zymeworks

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Zymeworks is a computational biotechnology company focused on optimizing therapeutic antibodies and other protein-based therapeutics.

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Aspect Biosystems

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Biotech company combining the power of microfluidics & 3D bioprinting to fuel medical research and development of bioprinted therapeutics

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Sierra Oncology

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Sierra Oncology is a clinical-stage drug development company advancing targeted therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer.

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SaNOtize

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SaNOtize is a biotech company using a platform technology for topical to treat upper respiratory and dermal infections.

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STEMCELL Technologies

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Tools to Isolate, Culture and Assay Cells

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Lungpacer Medical

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Lungpacer Medical is developing a novel therapeutic solution for preserving the integrity and strength of the diaphragm muscle

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Virogin Biotech

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Virogin Biotech is an antineoplastic drug developer.

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ESSA Pharma

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ESSA Pharma is a biotechnology company that develops new drugs for prostate cancer.

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Bright Minds Biosciences

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Bright Minds Biosciences is a biotech company that engages in the development of serotonergic therapeutics to treat mental health disorders.

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enGene

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enGene is a biotechnology company develops treatment for mucosal diseases through inducing therapeutic proteins of harmful proteins.

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Alpha9 Theranostics

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Alpha9 Theranostics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.

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Kintara Therapeutics

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Kintara Therapeutics is engaged in developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cancer patients.

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Aquinox Pharmaceuticals

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Aquinox Pharmaceuticals develops and commercializes small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

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Phoenix Molecular Designs

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Phoenix Molecular Designs is a biopharmaceutical company designing precise cancer therapeutics by targeting kinases.

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Zucara Therapeutics

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Zucara Therapeutics is developing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with diabetes.

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InMed Pharmaceuticals

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Leveraging cannabinoids to develop novel therapies.

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Nyoka Design Labs

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Nyoka Design Labs has developed the worlds first earth-friendly glow sticks

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Bold Therapeutics

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Bold Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company that develops and commercializes an anti-resistance therapeutic.

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Qu Biologics Inc.

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Qu Biologics develops site specific immunomodulators that aim to restore the body’s innate immune system to treat cancer.

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Boreal Genomics

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Boreal develops research tools and diagnostic tests based on the monitoring of tumor mutations from cell-free DNA in plasma.

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Vesalius Cardiovascular

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Vesalius Cardiovascular is a preclinical medical device company in the structural heart space.

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Mesentech

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Mesentech is a company focused on treating diseases and medical conditions that relate to bone.

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RepliCel Life Sciences

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RepliCel Life Sciences is a regenerative medicine company using cell therapy products for healing tendinosis, aging, and pattern baldness.

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Response Biomedical

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Response Biomedical develops, manufactures and markets rapid on-site diagnostic tests.

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Algernon Pharmaceuticals

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Algernon Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage drug development company.

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Microbiome Insights Inc.

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Microbiome Insights is a global leader providing end-to-end services for microbiome DNA sequencing and state-of-the-art bioinformatics.

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Burcon Nutrascience Corporation

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Burcon NutraScience Corporation develops plant proteins and ingredients for use in the food and beverage industries in Canada.

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iCo Therapeutics

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ICo Therapeutics is focused on the research and development of drug delivery technologies.

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ImStar Therapeutics

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ImStar Therapeutics is a biotech company that develops treatments for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Anandia Labs

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A Canadian independent cannabis analytics, testing and genetics company .

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Contextual Genomics

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Vancouver-based cancer genomics company that delivers cancer genomics and bioinformatics services.

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Aurin Biotech

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Aurin Biotech Inc. is a private company established to advance the development of a remarkable collection of small molecules.

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Mangrove Water Technologies

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Mangrove Water Technologies is developing a technology that simultaneously converts saline waste water and gases into desalinated water.

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WPD Pharmaceuticals

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WPD Pharmaceuticals focuses on oncology, research, and development of medicinal products involving biological compounds and small molecules.

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Cardiome Pharma

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Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization.

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Renaissance BioScience

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Renaissance BioScience, a biotechnology company, develops yeast-based proprietary technology solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.

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NervGen Pharma

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NervGen Pharma is a medicine company dedicated to creating solutions for the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Novelion Therapeutics

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Novelion Therapeutics Inc, formerly QLT Inc., is a Canada-based biopharmaceutical company

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SynerGenetics Bioscience

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SynerGenetics Bioscience is a plant genetics research and development company focused on developing high-yield CBD hemp strains/seeds.

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Creatus Biosciences

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Creatus Biosciences is a green chemical production using proprietary bio-based industrial platform.

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MYM Nutraceuticals

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MYM Nutraceuticals is an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company and distributor of medical marijuana products.

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Vitaeris

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Canadian clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company

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Sitka Biopharma

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Transforming chemotherapies to further benefit patients by enhancing efficacy and improving tolerability.

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BioHarvest Sciences

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BioHarvest Sciences produces and sells a food-based nutraceutical product called ViniaTM.

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LightIntegra Technology, Inc.

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LightIntegra works to give patients requiring platelet transfusions the best care possible.

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Sirona Biochem

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Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, as well as skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents.

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Allon Therapeutics

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Allon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engaged in the development of drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

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Neurodyn

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Neurodyn identifies, validates, and develops bioactive for neuroprotection and the early treatment of neurological diseases.

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Rakovina Therapeutics

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Publicly traded (RKV.V) company focused on the development of new cancer treatments based on novel DNA-damage response technologies.

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Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd.

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A multifaceted biotech company spanning many industries surrounding hemp. People, Planet, & Profit!

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Universal Ibogaine

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Universal Ibogaine is a Canadian company poised to address the opioid epidemic through proven plant medicine.

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Abdera Therapeutics

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Abdera is an oncology company developing targeted alpha therapies (TATs) for patients with relapsed, refractory, and metastatic cancers.

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Incisive Genetics

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Incisive Genetics is developing a delivery platform for genetic therapies.

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HTuO Biosciences

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Biotech company

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MetaMixis

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Their founding team possesses a unique combination of expertise in synthetic biology, environmental genomics, and bioinformatics.

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EGF Theramed Health

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EGF Theramed Health is a consumer technology company engaged in the provision of biomedical online services.

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viDA Therapeutics

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viDA Therapeutics is a Canada-based biotech company that develops treatments for chronic inflammatory and age-related diseases.

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Acuitas Therapeutics

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Acuitas provides delivery solutions for molecular therapeutics using lipid nanoparticles (LNP).

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Abattis Bioceuticals

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Abattis Bioceuticals is a biotechnology life sciences company developing health solutions for chronic illnesses in humans and animals.

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Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures

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CBDV is a licensed cannabis research laboratory focused on chemical process development, analytical testing, and extraction optimization.

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Cedar Biotech

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The patented Cedar Biotech Deodorizer is engineered to retrofit to Commercial Buildings of Any Size, via the buildings HVAC or Air Handler.

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Biotii Technologies

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Biotii Technologies is a leading private biotechnology company.

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BioBreath

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BioBreath is developing the breath sensor diagnostic device.

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Appleton Meats

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Appleton Meats is a Vancouver based, Canadian biotechnology meat company.

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Variational AI

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AI for small molecule discovery

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ABOzymes

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ABOzymes Biomedical is overcoming the blood group barriers for blood transfusions and organ transplants.

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Ondine Biomedical

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Ondine Biomedical develops non-antibiotic, anti-infective therapies for a broad spectrum of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

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HAVN Life Sciences

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Biotechnology company engaged in the extraction and distribution of psychoactive compounds, and developing natural health care products.

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Calyx Bio-Ventures

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Calyx Bio-Ventures is an agricultural technology company developing renewable fuels such as biojet and biodiesel.

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Neuromed Pharmaceuticals

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Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, develops, produces, markets, and sells pain therapies.

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Pacgen Life Science Corp.

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Pacgen Life Science Corporation (formerly Pacgen Biopharmaceuticals Corporation) is a life science technology company.

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NovoBind

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NovoBind is an integrated animal health company.

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Cuprous Pharmaceuticals

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Cuprous Pharmaceuticals is Providing partners with technologies to create best-in-class nano medicines.

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Canexia Health

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Canexia Health offers cancer genomic information through clinically-validated research, informatics and oncology solutions.

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Tait Labs

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Tait Labs is a sustainable ingredient developer for the food & beverage, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries.

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Fuck Cancer

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Fuck Cancer provides prevention, early detection and support to those affected by cancer.

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Aurora Biomed

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Aurora Biomed is a global leader in the design and development of lab automation solutions.

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Rhyme Biotechnology

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Rhyme Biotechnology is developing technologies to deliver sustainable and high-performance ingredients for premium cosmetics.

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Micron Waste Technologies

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Micron Waste Technologies is a well-funded industrial/technology company with a manufacturing facility.

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Ascension Sciences

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Ascension Sciences is poised to discover and commercialize compounds and techniques for the pharma and nutraceutical industries.

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Indel Therapeutics

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Indel Therapeutics is engaged in the development of new drugs to address the global health crisis caused by antibiotic resistance.

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Blackstone Ventures

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Blackstone Ventures Inc. has engineered a reverse takeover acquisition of Lattice Biologics, a medical technology company.

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Naegis Pharmaceuticals

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Naegis Pharmaceuticals is driven to discover new therapies that target underlying chronic inflammatory processes in eye diseases.

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Viridis Research

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Viridis Research is a water treatment & recycling company dealing with transforming & correcting the systemic socio-economic water problems.

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Centre for Drug Research and Development

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The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine.

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MD Analytics

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MD Analytics is a global provider of health and pharmaceutical market research solutions.

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Augurex Life Sciences

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Augurex Life Sciences is a biotechnology company located in Vancouver.

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Nova Mentis Biotech

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Nova Mentis Biotech is focused on investigating the anti-inflammatory effects of psilocybin in under-explored metabolic indications.

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Kairos Therapeutics

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Kairos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary next-generation antibody-drug conjugate platform.

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Wex Pharmacetuicals

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WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that developing a late-stage non-opioid analgesic.

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NeuroPharm

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NeuroPharm is a healthcare company developing a unique set of pharmaceutical and natural health products.

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BWL Investments

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Healthcare

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QLT Inc

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QLT is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative ocular products.

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Nuvision Benefits

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Nuvision Benefits is a leading pharma company with a pipeline of drug and cell-based therapies, treating cardiovascular, infectious diseases

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Network Immunology

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Network Immunology is a biotechnology company that develops novel immunotherapies for inflammatory diseases.

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Qing Bile Therapeutics

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Qing Bile Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that treats cholestatic and metabolic diseases using a type of bile acid they identified.

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CVR Medical Corp

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A Health care Company.

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LifeSciences British Columbia

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LifeSciences British Columbia supports and represents the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts and bioenergy, and greater life

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