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LifeSciences BC Investor Summit 2018 presented by Lumira Ventures

October 25, 2018

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, LifeSciences BC and Lumira Ventures were proud to partner in presenting the Investor Summit 2018 held in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The Investor Summit brought together stakeholders in the healthcare innovation ecosystem for an exciting day of company pitches, panel discussions and a keynote address. Entrepreneurs told their stories and got feedback and engagement from a wide range of investor stakeholders including; angel investors, venture capital, corporate ventures and funding foundations.


Keynote Speaker: 

Karimah Es Sabar, CEO & Partner, Quark Ventures &

Chair, Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table

Presenting Companies
Agilik, Augurex, Biointeractive Technologies Inc., Conquer Experience, Eupraxia, GenomeMe Lab Inc., LightIntegra Technology Inc., MedGenesis Therapeutix Inc., Naegis Pharmaceuticals Inc., NZ Technologies Inc., Pacylex Pharmaceuticals Inc., Primary Peptides Inc., Qu Biologics, Sonic Incytes Medical Corp., Tentarix Biologics Ltd., Tevosol, Vesalius Cardiovascular Inc., XCO, Zucara Therapeutics Inc.


Morning Presentation:

‘The Digital Age: Getting Digital Health Startups to Commercialization’

Dr. Allan Miranda, Head, JLabs Canada

Lunchtime Panel:

Chair: Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys

Daniel Hetu, Managing Director, Lumira Ventures

James Taylor, CEO & Co-Founder, Precision Nanosystems

Praveen Gupta, President & CEO, PHEMI

Sacha Mann, Advisor

Afternoon Presentation:

‘Towards Regulating Advanced Technology Health Products’

David Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Canada

Afternoon Panel:

Chair: Andrew Casey, President & CEO, BIOTECanada

Norma Blin, CEO & Co-Founder, Augurex

Jennifer Chan, Vice-President, Merck Canada

Karimah Es Sabar, CEO & Partner, Quark Ventures &

Chair, Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table


Read more about the Investor Summit here.

Click here for the Investor Summit Agenda

Click here for the Investor Summit Program






















October 25, 2018
Event Category:


Life Sciences BC