Monday 26 |  September 2016

LifeSciences BC Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Digital Health featuring McKesson and Equicare Health

October 6, 2016

LifeSciences BC is pleased to feature McKesson and Equicare Health at our Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Digital Health.

Ashish Sant,
General Manager, Radiology Solutions,
Betsabeh Madani,
VP of Strategy and Business Development,

Equicare Health

Malcolm Wright
VP of Product Management,  
Equicare Health

Event Details
Date: Thursday, October 6
7:30 - 8:00 AM- Registration and hot breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Presentations
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Networking opportunity
Location: Terminal City Club - 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Access to Innovation
November 2 & 3, 2016
Vancouver, BC

Hosted for its second year, LifeSciences BC's Access to Innovation Conference will bring together health and life sciences stakeholders to present, discuss and deliver meaningful ways to culitivate 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

Confirmed Presenters: Dr. Jane Aubin, Dr. Robert McMaster, Dr. Brendan Byrne, Dr. David Castle, Dr. Heather Davidson, Dr. Bettina Hamelin, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dr. Sue Collier and Dr. Leslie Alexander, CEO & President, Life Sciences Washington 


Early bird registration for the general public opens on September 26, 2016.

$499.00 CAD*
Early Bird
Ending, December 20, 201 6

*If you are a LSBC Member, there is a special Early Bird Rate with an additional $200.00 off this rate. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please email for the promo code.  


 Evonik strengthens its position as a leading service provider for parenteral drug delivery technologies

September 26, 2016 - Essen, Germany. The end of August marked the completion of the acquisition of biotechnology company Transferra Nanosciences Inc., formerly known as Northern Lipids Inc., further strengthening Evonik's Health Care Business Line's position as a leading provider of services for the development of drug delivery systems.

FDA approves the first Humira biosimilar

September 26, 2016 | by Selina McKee | US regulators have issued a green light for the first biosimilar of AbbVie's biologic Humira, the world second best-selling drug.

UPDATED: Pfizer's long-anticipated split-up isn't happening. So what's next?

Sep 26, 2016 | by Tracy Staton | Pfizer has decided not to split up, abandoning a plan the company has been working toward for 5 years.
GSK files for approval of subcutaneous lupus drug

September 26, 2016 | by Selina McKee | GlaxoSmithKline has filed for approval of a subcutaneous formulation of its lupus drug Benlysta on both sides of the Atlantic.
Roche debuts iOS app for blood coagulation test device

September 26, 2016 |by Amirah Al Idrus | Roche unveiled a new app for patients on anticoagulation therapy, allowing them to see results from their at-home blood clotting tests on an iOS device.




Researchers identify protein critical in causing chronic UTIs
Findings suggest a new way to prevent common infection

September 22, 2016 | By Tamara Bhandari  | Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

September 26, 2016 | National Institutes of Health |Nausea and vomiting that occurs in pregnancy is often called "morning sickness," as these symptoms typically begin in the morning and usually resolve as the day progresses.

Science's 1%: How income inequality is getting worse in research
Wages for top scientists are shooting skywards while others are being left behind.

September 21, 2016 | By: Corie Lok | For a portrait of income inequality in science, look no further than the labs of the University of California. Twenty-nine medical researchers there earned more than US$1 million in 2015 and at least ten non-clinical researchers took home more than $400,000 each. Meanwhile, thousands of postdocs at those universities received less than $50,000. Young professors did better, but many still collected less than one-quarter of the earnings of top researchers.

Worldwide brain-mapping project sparks excitement - and concern
Worries include how to coordinate research programmes and resources from different countries.
  September 21, 2016 | By: Sara Reardon | In recent years, brain-mapping initiatives have been popping up around the world. They have different goals and areas of expertise, but now researchers will attempt to apply their collective knowledge in a global push to more fully understand the brain.

Free Webcast of "Demystifying the US Healthcare and Life Sciences Market
September 30, 2016 

In collaboration with MaRS and in partnership with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, EDC invites you to a Life Sciences and Health Care webcast, live streamed from Toronto, Ontario. 

Date: September 30, 2016  
Time: 09:00 AM EDT  
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Facilitated by Dr. Jason Field, Executive Director of Life Sciences Ontario, the panel discussion will focus on the following topic: "Demystifying the US Healthcare and Life Sciences Market". The panel members will provide insight into some of the challenges and opportunities faced by Canadian companies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors that are targeting the US market, including discussions on the regulatory environment and reimbursement.

*Pravin Chaturvedi, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
*Jessica Holmes, Executive Director of Reimbursement of Argenta Advisors, Inc. 
*Antonio Lopes, Global Accounts Director, Export Development Canada 
*Matt Pasiuk, Canadian Trade Commissioner in San Francisco for Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Canada 
*Kevin Talbot, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Relay Ventures 
*Lawrence Vernaglia, Partner & Chair, Health Care Practice Group, Foley and Lardner, Venture Partner at Converge Venture Partners

For more information please click here  
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