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Invest Vancouver / Key Industries / Life Sciences


Driven by research universities and institutes, the Metro Vancouver region is producing world-leading science in lipid nanoparticles, antibodies, genomics, and more. With deep multidisciplinary talent pools, the region is home to one of the fastest-growing life clinical- and commercial-stage sciences sectors in Canada. 

/ Firm concentrations
      in lipid nanoparticles, antibodies, and genomics

/ 22,500 students
      enrolled in life sciences-related academic programs across the province

/ Home to Canada’s largest
      life sciences institute bringing new drugs to clinical trials and onto the market

Life Sciences in Metro Vancouver: Shaping a Globally Prominent R&D Hub

A new report from Invest Vancouver, Life Sciences in Metro Vancouver: Shaping a Globally Prominent R&D Hub, highlights the many ways our region’s life sciences industry is attracting global attention and identifies key recommendations to encourage its growth.

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Regional Strengths

/ Biotechnology

/ Diagnostics

/ Digital Health

/ Genomics

/ Medical Devices

/ Therapeutics

Industry Snapshot​

Invest Vancouver acknowledges that the Metro Vancouver region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: q́ićəý̓(Katzie), q́ʷɑ:ńƛ̓əń (Kwantlen), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), máthxwi (Matsqui), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), scəẃaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) and sə́lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Invest Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.

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