Thursday 1 |  September 2016
For the remainder of the summer, BioLinks will be distributed   Thursdays only.
Did you know about our Business Solutions Program? Through our vendor partners, LifeSciences BC members can benefit from significant savings on a number of business services. For the full list of cost savings for members, please see:
Introducing the UPSĀ® Members Benefit Program for Life Sciences BC Members
Take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You'll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 70% off freight shipments and more.  
Save on office supplies and more with Grand & Toy

Through your Life Sciences BC membership, you can save 10%-20% off the web price of wide range of office supplies from Grand & Toy! Plus, there is no charge for next-business-day delivery on orders over $50 to most Canadian locations. (Some conditions apply.) 
Corporate discounts & group rates at The Listel Hotel

The Listel Hotel, a four star boutique hotel, is known for its enthusiastic service and commitment to high design and guest comfort. This intimate Robson street hotel boasts a perfect location with an award-winning restaurant Forage and gastro-pub Timber.

LifeSciences BC 2016 AGM and Sponsors' & Members' Appreciation Luncheon

Date: Thursday, September 15th 2016
Time11:30 to 13:30
Location:  Terminal City Club - 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Please note that the AGM is free to attend; however, it's strictly limited to members and sponsors only. After the AGM has concluded, LifeSciences BC is pleased to welcome members, sponsors and non-members to our Sponsors' & Members'
Appreciation Luncheon is free for members and sponsors

Patenting in Europe 2016

September 28, 2016


Join Clare Salisbury and Anthony Dearden, qualified European patent attorneys, for this informative presentation on the key areas in which European patent procurement and practice differs from Canada and the U.S.

The presenters will discuss a variety of issues, including:
*  What to disclose and when
*  The EPO's strict interpretation of added subject matter
*  European oppositions to granted patents
*  What is patent eligible in the high-tech and life sciences sectors
*  How Brexit will impact patents in Europe
Event Details
Date: Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016
Time: Networking and Registration: 7:30 to 8:00 am
            Presentation: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Gowling WLG | 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2300, Bentall 5 | Vancouver, BC 
Registration: Complimentary, breakfast provided
Phone: 604-891-2273 

Succeed in Germany's Healthcare Market: Ensuring a Successful Product Launch & Sales

This workshop is designed to help international companies establish business operations in Germany. The seminar will focus on the market, market access, the regulatory environment as well as funding and partnering options. Representatives from GTAI, Germany Trade and Invest, have been invited to share their expertise and knowledge of Germany's Healthcare Market. This workshop is for Canadian exporters wishing to enter the German market.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 09:15 to 14:30
Location: National Research Council, 4250 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC


2016 Fall Session: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
September 19th to 23rd, 2016 (CAN$1550)

To register or inquire about the workshop, please contact Dr. David Ng at or 604-822-6264

Pre-Medica Dragons Den Event, London, UK
November 11, 2016
Join the BC Trade & Investment Office, London, for this pre-Medical Dragons Den event for Canadian companies attending Medica.

If your company has an interest in selling products in the UK, this pitch session will be useful. The Dragons' panel is 4-6 people from UK HealthGateway, all of whom are NHS senior personnel. Each company is given 5 minutes to make their case for why the NHS should buy their product or service. Dragons will provide 10 minutes of feedback.

Date: 11 November
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Location: Canada House, Trafalgar Square
Cost: Free of charge
Register by emailing Amir Goldbang, Canadian High Commission, London,
Laetitia MacDougall, BC Trade and Investment Office, London,            
Phone: Amir +44(0)20 7004 6312
Laetitia +44 782 725 6559
DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 18th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference on September 13, 2016

Company will also hold a Business Update Call for Shareholders on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, today announced that it will be presenting at the 18th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference being held September 11-13, 2016, at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City.
Aequus Provides Corporate Update on Commercial and Development Programs
2016 YTD Company Highlights:
*Aequus reported its first commercial revenues in Q1 of 2016 for promotional activities in the Canadian market.
Important Discoveries Give Hope to Rare Genetic Disorders
Vancouver, BC - Novel discoveries funded by the Rare Disease Foundation and recently published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research appear poised to lead to potential new therapies to treat patients across a broad array of genetic diseases.

Roche's Tecentriq becomes contender with new lung cancer data
Sep 1, 2016 | by Eric Palmer | Roche's Tecentriq appeared on the immuno-oncology scene in May of this year, approved to treat bladder cancer and trailing Merck's Keytruda and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo by more than a year.
GSK extracting standout sales from former Novartis vaccine biz

Aug 31, 2016 | by Eric Sagonowsky | GlaxoSmithKline had no shortage of critics back in 2014 when it signed the deal to offload its oncology assets and take on Novartis' vaccines business.

Drug-delivering contact lens reduces eye pressure in glaucoma

Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results

August 31, 2016 | By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News | A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say
Study Finds Potential New Biomarker for Cancer Patient Prognosis Indicator of chromosomal instability could be used to predict patient response to cancer treatment

August 31, 2016 | By Sarah Yang, UC Berkley | To treat or not to treat? That is the question researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) hope to answer with a new advance that could help doctors and their cancer patients decide if a particular therapy would be worth pursuing.




The Consulate General of Canada in Boston and MassMEDIC invite emerging Canadian medtech companies to apply to participate in our Canadian Mission to MassMEDIC's MedTech Showcase, which takes place in Boston on October 27 and 28, 2016.

TO APPLY: Send a brief (no more than two pages) summary of your business plan by September 2 to Please cc:
DEADLINE to apply: September 2, 2016

Benefits to your company include:
1. Opportunity to impress and meet potential funders and partners on October 28, 2016
2. Opportunity to pitch to participants in the Canada -U.S. MedTech Networking Dinner on October 27, 2016
3. Opportunity to tour the Canadian Technology Accelerator and learn about the New England life sciences ecosystem

If your company is one of the two Canadian companies selected for this opportunity, there is no charge for registration at the Showcase or any of these additional activities. You will be responsible for your own transportation and accommodations. We will also select two "runners up" who will be invited to the tour and dinner (with elevator pitch opportunity) and will each get a free registration to the Showcase.
 Competition dates announced for Fall 2016 funding programs

After three months of criss-crossing BC, MSFHR's Research Programs team has completed initial consultations on the Foundation's new suite of funding programs.

Confirmed program launches:

Health Policy Fellowship
Guidelines posted: week of August 15
Applications open: week of September 12
Application deadline: first week of November

Convening & Collaborating Awards
Guidelines posted: week of August 29
Applications open: week of September 26
Application deadline: second week of October

2017 Scholar Program
Guidelines posted: early September
Applications open: early October
Application deadline: TBD (deadline will be posted once confirmed)

For More Information please click here.
Consulate of Canada will host a Canada Reception at BIO2017 in San Diego and we are looking for Sponsors
Note: There are a limited number Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

Get your Brand in front of Key Pharma and Biotech leaders.

This invitation-only reception honors and recognizes CEOs, public officials and dignitaries, and biotech companies and key organizations. 200 attendees are expected to attend this prestigious event. 

Sponsorships starting at the $3,000 CDN level include the benefits of:

* High visibility signage at reception and recognition on printed and electronic invitations
* 4 reception invitations
* Additional benefits include sponsor recognition in opening remarks by Canada's Consul 
General and signage on Canada's partnering meeting rooms at the Omni Hotel.

Take advantage of this elite, invitation-only reception to target your corporate message to a premier audience, including attending Canadian Ministers, top industry leaders, and special guests. 
If you are looking to raise the profile of your company and wish to participate as a sponsor, please contact Cheryl Rogers at before Sept 30th 2016.
Cheryl Rogers, Ph.D. 
Trade Commissioner 
Life Sciences, Medtech & Biofuels 
Consulate of Canada

Telephone: 1-(619)-615-4279 
402 W Broadway St., 4th floor 
San Diego, CA ,  92101 USA
Global Affairs Canada 
Life Science Career Opportunities

Suite 580 1285 West Broadway, 
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8