LifeSciences BC COVID-19 Webinar 

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, as we were all practicing social distancing, LifeSciences BC hosted a Zoom webinar on “How to Navigate Health Canada and US FDA COVID-19 Expedited Medical Device Authorizations” attended by over 150 people from a plethora of companies. 

Speakers: 

  • Eliane Barras – Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, Medical Devices Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch – Health Canada 
  • Thomas Digby – Global IP Lead – Novateur Ventures, Click to download presentation 
  • Ian McGill – Lead US Diagnostics Regulatory Affairs – Novateur Ventures, Click to download presentation 

Event Recording 

LifeSciences BC Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event: COVID-19 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, LifeSciences BC hosted the Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event with the featured topic of ‘Understanding the COVID-19 virus and how BC is leading the fight‘. The event featured a wide range of speakers presenting on the topic with an abundance of networking occurring after the presentations. 

Speakers: 

  • Alexander Graves, President & CEO – Symvivo Corporations 
  • Dr. Juan Hou, Senior Scientist, Team Lead, Pulmonary Tissue – STEMCELL Technologies 
  • Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Director – BCCDC Public Health Laboratory, Medical Head, Hepatitis – BCCDC, Professor – UBC 
  • Ian McBeath, CEO – Alpha9 Theranostics 
  • Kathryn Westendorf, Senior Research Scientist – AbCellera 

Market Opportunities in Australia 

 

This seminar provided a brief overview into the Australian market and the opportunities it offers BC companies. From KPMG’s experts on Australia’s R&D tax regime to companies like MetaOptima who’ve had first-hand experience in Australia themselves, the speakers offered a breadth of insights into this world-class healthcare market. 

Access to Innovation 2020 Conference 

 

photo credit: Joshua Regan, Ritz Cinema

Our fifth annual Access to Innovation conference was held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 where there were presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders, academics, and everyone in between. The full-day event presented a wonderful opportunity for innovators to network and mingle, exploring new ways to collaborate to further develop the life sciences sector. 

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Career Connect Day

 

photo credit: Joshua Regan, Ritz Cinema

The first annual Career Connect Day helped connect life sciences companies and organizations from across the sector with talent from all kinds of backgrounds. Two speaking sessions ran in conjunction with a packed exhibitor hall at the Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver on Saturday, Janurary 18, 2020 where people networked throughout the day. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!