Winnipeg’s established, highly-innovative and growing life sciences sector benefits from the city’s vast network of world-leading research institutions, biocommercialization resources, business incubators, and the city’s low factor costs, which are among the lowest in North America. In addition, Winnipeg has the highest concentration of life science professionals of any city in Canada.
The sector consists of business clusters in medical devices, functional foods and nutraceuticals, bioproducts (or industrial biotech), health informatics and biopharmaceuticals. Winnipeg lays claim to the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Western Canada, anchored by Cangene bioPharma, Apotex Fermentation, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Vita Health Products. In 2010, it is estimated that companies in Winnipeg’s life sciences sector earned revenues of over $600 million, employing 3,900 workers.
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Winnipeg Life Sciences
Winnipeg’s successful life science industry benefits from the city’s vast network of world-leading research institutions, its biocommercialization resources, business incubators, and the city’s low factor costs, which are among the lowest in North America. A highly supportive provincial government is an active partner with the industry, helping biotechnology start-ups gain access to capital and offering a variety of support resources.