LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents the human life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, advocacy, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.
The Life sciences sector, including bio-pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical technology, digital health and medical devices, are integrated into our organization and all that we do in ensuring that no life sciences sector is working in isolation; the sector comes together in a comprehensive, complementary and coordinated fashion.
Throughout the year, LifeSciences BC undertakes numerous events, programs and projects in support of these sectors. These include public policy initiatives that require ongoing and consistent collaboration with both the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
Recently, we have actively coordinated formal discussions, undertakings and events between federal and provincial governments and our life science constituency which include;
Policy Initiatives – Industry Round-tables and ongoing government meetings to discuss sector growth and investment
Advocacy – A Day at the BC Legislature, Life Science Economic Impact Sector Report; PMPRB (Patented Medicine Pricing Review Board), COVID 19 Intergovernmental weekly collaborations
Committee Work – Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Sector Working Group participation including; COVID 19 – BC RESTART program, Innovation Commissioner’s Round Table participant on BC Knowledge Economy
International Awareness – Support International Trade Missions; attend International Conferences such as BIO, AdvaMed, and JP Morgan
MOUs with: BC Clinical Trials, Cascadia Technology Corridor, One Nucleolus UK, Medicen Paris Region, MEDEC (Canada’s Medical Technology Companies)
The LifeSciences BC key policy initiatives are:
Access to Data;
Access to Capital;
Access to Talent
Access to Markets