Thurdday 13 | October  2016


November 2 & 3, 2016
Vancouver, BC
The Best Life Science Conference of the Fall Season!
LifeSciences BC's Access to Innovation Conference  is brining together health and life sciences stakeholders to present, discuss and deliver meaningful ways to cultivate collaboration, develop and deliver innovation, while improving outcomes and saving healthcare cost.
Keynote Speakers : Hon. Dr. Andrew Wilkinson , Minister of Advanced Education & Hon. Amrik Virk , Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens' Services and Hon. Dr . Terry Lake, Minister of Health

Confirmed Presenters:
Dr. Paul Terry, Dr. Helen Loughrey, Dr. Robert McMaster, Dr. Brendan Byrne, Dr. David Castle, Dr. Stephen Brown, DM MoH, Dr. Heather Davidson, ADM MoH, Dr. Bettina Hamelin, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dr. Sue Collier, Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Martin Gleave, Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Neil Fraser, Joyce Drohan, Dr. Bernard Massie, Dr. Steven Xanthoudakis,Michael Fergusson and Dr. Leslie Alexander, CEO & President, Life Sciences Washington and Dr. Peter Riddles, ViciBio , Australia. 
Tickets Selling OUT Fast, Register today!
Precision NanoSystems New Headquarters Designed to Enhance Product and Service Offerings to Customers Developing Novel Nanomedicines
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Precision NanoSystems (PNI), a biotechnology company pioneering innovative manufacturing solutions for novel nanoparticles used to investigate or treat disease, today announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The custom-designed, 20,000 square foot facility fully integrates the company's functions to enhance product and service offerings to customers.

DelMar Pharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Scientific Conference Presentations
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 13, 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 the Company and its research collaborators have been invited to present data regarding the progress of VAL-083

Novartis adds new chemo-topping data to Zykadia marketing arsenal

NICE unveils "fast-track" appraisal option for cost-effective drugs

CRISPR deployed to combat sickle-cell anaemia
Studies in mice highlight the promises - and challenges - of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

October 12, 2016 | By: Heidi Ledford | A mutation in a single DNA letter causes a painful and debilitating disease known as sickle-cell anaemia. Researchers have wrestled with this illness for more than 65 years, and have now added CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to their armoury.
NIH taps four regional groups to share $5.5M in initial Precision Medicine Initiative funding




Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease  

Genetic sequences injected into amniotic fluid can treat diseases in utero
Tuberculosis control efforts fall far short, WHO warns Governments need to get their heads out of sand, realize TB is not a disease consigned to 1800s: MSF

October 13, 2016 |CBC NEWS | Health authorities worldwide need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat a "deadly epidemic" of tuberculosis if they are to reduce TB infections and deaths by 2030, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.

Three-person baby 'race' dangerous

October 12, 2016 | BBC NEWS | The race to make babies from three people is a major worry, duping couples and a dangerous experiment on mums and babies, warn scientists and ethicists.

Life Science Career Opportunities

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:
BioTalent Canada's New National Compensation Guide 
Worried about keeping your top talent? Make sure your salaries are competitive.

Attracting and retaining top talent is a challenge. Knowing compensation practices within your market keeps you a step ahead. BioTalent Canada's National  Compensation Guide is a national review of 34 of the most popular job functions within the Canadian bio-economy. It consists of job descriptions and experience, the skills and education required to effectively function in the role, and an overview of the salaries and benefits.

If you would like your copy please contact:
Elizabeth Sun, Manager, Business Development, LifeSciences BC

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