Canada @BIO2018


Boston, MA
June 4-7, 2018

BIOTECanada will once again be providing members with important networking opportunities throughout the BIO International Convention. The Canadian delegation at BIO continues to grow in size and diversity. Each year the industry uses the opportunity to showcase how important it is for industry and government to work in partnership to advance the Canadian biotech sector.

BIOTECanada, Provincial accord members and the Ontario and Quebec Provincial governments have worked to provide a Canadian pavilion to bring companies to the forefront on this global stage. Canadian engagement is historically very high at BIO.

Interested in being part of the Canadian Pavilion? Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities available.

Connect with us on Twitter @BIOTECanada #BIO2018CDN


canadian companies at bio

CLICK HERE for a directory of BIOTECanada member companies and Provincial association member companies attending BIO 2018!
This directory is complete with contacts, location, general category, and company bios.

Visit booth #651 to meet with the following partners: Atlantic Canada, Genome Canada, International Microbiome Centre, Life Sciences BC, National Research Council & Global Affairs Canada, Prairie Bioscience Canada and VWR International.


BIOTECanada, Accel-Rx and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati present the Annual Coast to Coast Competition. The Coast to Coast competition held on the stage at the Canadian pavilion (booth #651) is an opportunity where 4-5 companies from across Canada present to a judging panel of key life science investors. Representatives from Versant Ventures, CTI Life Sciences, Teralys Capital, CQDM, Accel-Rx, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and more.

The following companies will be presenting:

Corbin Therapeutics
Kane Biotech
Neomed Therapeutics 1
PhotoDynamic, Inc.

The successful company pitch will win a coveted presentation spot during BIOTECanada’s Investor Summit held in Whistler March 2019.

MEMBER Savings

Registration – BIOTECanada Members receive significant savings to attend the BIO International Convention. Please visit the members only section of the website or contact Julie Mair for more information.

Travel  – Receive 10-12% off flights with Air Canada from Canada to Boston. Code is available in the Members Only area of our website.

key canadian programming at bio 2018


9-11pm New Brunswick Reception. Contact Bruno Battistini 


9:30-11:30am Clinical Trials Ontario: New Trends in Clinical Trials (all welcome) Register here
11:30-4:30pm International Cancer Cluster Showcase (all welcome) Register here
1:15-2:45pm Montreal InVivo: New Trends in Venture Capital Financing Register here
2:00-3:30pm GoC: Japan Session @BIO2018 REGISTER. Contact Katsuko Kuroiwa
3-5pm Québec: Big Data panel. REGISTER. Contact Vanessa Marsan
5-7pm Rendez-Vous Québec. REGISTER. Contact Vanessa Marsan
6-10pm LSBC Dinner & Reception. Contact Ryan Butt

Tuesday June 5th

7:30-9:30am Mayor Jeffrey’s Breakfast (Brampton) By invitation only. Contact Martin Bohl
10:30am Canadian Pavilion Opening
1:30-2:45pm National Panel on Accelerators and Incubators

Accelerators and incubators offer a receptor capacity for the recent federal investments in science programs turning ideas into Canadian companies. Panelists will offer their unique perspective aimed at building on existing expertise in 21st century technologies with a skilled labor force, creating innovation hubs and incentivizing investment, all intended to compete in the global marketplace of discovery and commercialization.

Moderated by: 
John Knubley, Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Panel participants include:
Rory Francis, Executive Director PEI BioAlliance 
Rafi Hofstein, President and CEO MaRS Innovation 
Don Olds, President and CEO NEOMED
Gord McCauley, President and CEO CDRD (Centre for Drug Research and Development)
Nadine Beauger, CEO of IRICoR (Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer – Commercialization of Research) 

4-6pm Canadian Hospitality Reception presented by IRICoR. Open to all delegates. Booth #651
5:15-7pm LSBC Panel on Talent. Contact Ryan Butt
5:30-7:30pm McMaster University Alumni & Friends reception by invitation only. Contact Carolynn Reid
6:30-8:30pm Atlantic Canada Reception. Contact Rose Fitzpatrick
8:30-10:30pm Alberta Reception. Contact Wendy Lomas


7:30am Mississauga Mayor’s Breakfast Roundtable. By invitation only. Contact Avtar Sodhi
10:30am Accel-Rx, BIOTECanada & Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Coast to Coast Competition. 5 companies from across Canada will present to a judging panel of key life science investors. The prize is a coveted presentation spot during BIOTECanada’s Investor Summit held in Whistler March 2019.
11:30am–2:00pm Ontario Luncheon. Contact Barbara Vink
2:30-4pm Genome Canada Reception and at Broad Institute and tour of their Genomics Platform Sequencing Facility. By invitation only. Contact Hélène Meilleur-Landry

Partnering @ BIO

Take part in the Global Catalyst Program!  Offered by BIOTECanada, the Government of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) with additional programming from Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), the objective of this program is to enhance the quality of the engagement between Canadian SMEs and potential partners through:

  • Greater insight into the Multinational side of the negotiation table
  • Honing the delivery of early-stage companies’ value proposition

Visit our events page for more information.

Global affairs canada initiative

Export Café at BIO w/TCS

Meet Trade Commissioners at BIO to get market information and intelligence on particular markets and connection assistance. To register or for more information on this initiative, please contact Ghedona Berthane.

Get Listed – Searchable Database

Attending BIO? Raise your profile by being listed in the Canadian Life Sciences Database. This opportunity offers companies great exposure to potential partners and investors. Ensure your company is listed. To update your profile contact Emily Meyers.

Check out the Canadian Life Sciences Database