Canada At BIO 2019


Philadelphia, PA
June 3-6, 2019
Booth #2427

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.

Canada pavilion partners

Invest in Canada BioTalent Canada
Government of Quebec Caprion Biosciences
LifeSciences British Columbia National Research Council of Canada
BioAlberta VWR, Part of Avantor
Atlantic Canada Global Affairs Canada
PEI BioAlliance Medicago

Booth #2427
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key canadian programming at bio 2019


9:15am – 11am Clinical Trials Ontario – Rare Disease and Genomics in 3D: From Diagnostics to Data to Drug Discovery and Development – register today

1pm – 2:15pm New trends and approaches in Venture Financing, 4th edition Lessons for Canada’s Life Sciences Industry – more information

2:30pm – 4:30pm – A Québec-Philadelphia conversation – AI Health Panel Session: Deliver innovation to healthcare systems and drug discovery through AI – more information

5pm – 7pm Rendez-vous Québec Reception – The Ballroom at the Ben – more information

5pm – 8pm LifeSciences BC Reception and Dinner presented by FARRIS  – more information

7:30pm – 10pm LifeSciences BC International Networking Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe – more information

Tuesday June 4th

10:30am Canadian Pavilion Opening – Government officials, industry representatives, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian delegates gather for the official opening of the Canadian Pavilion.

11:45am – 12:15pm (in Canada Pavilion)
adMare BioInnovations invite you to a special announcement to celebrate their launch and find out how they are changing the landscape of the Canadian life sciences ecosystem.

12pm – 1pm Export Café – A representation of Trade Commissioners based in Canada, the United States and internationally will be available to meet with and assist Canadian companies throughout the duration of the convention.

1:30pm – 3pm  Innovation Nation Investment Panel (in Canada Pavilion)
The Canadian biotechnology sector is a great example of how research, innovation and entrepreneurship within a healthy ecosystem can produce some truly remarkable innovations and companies with enormous potential to fundamentally change lives and economies. Foreign direct investment plays an absolutely critical role in fueling Canadian biotech innovation. Canada must compete against the rest of the world for those investment dollars. The panel will explore the economic opportunity of biotech innovation and Canada’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to attracting investment.

Elizabeth Douville, Co-Founder and General Partner, AmorChem II Ventures
John Knubley, Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Ian McKay, CEO, Invest in Canada
Michal Preminger, PhD, MBA Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, East North America
Oliver Technow, President, BioVectra
Moderated by Andrew Casey, President and CEO, BIOTECanada

4:30pm – 5:30pm  Canada Collaborates (in Canada Pavilion)
Join Canada as we celebrate Alberta’s life science ecosystem
Canada and Alberta are leaders in health innovations and some of the world’s most innovative companies have chosen Alberta and Canada to design the next generation of health innovations. Through various private, public and philanthropic partnerships Alberta has the know-how, and necessary infrastructure to address health challenges by supporting innovations through a collaborative approach with industry.

6:30pm Atlantic Canada Receptionmore information

8:30pm Alberta Receptionmore information


8am – 9:30am LifeSciences BC Breakfast Speaking Event presented by Pfizer – more information

10:30am – 11:30am Digital Therapeutics: The Marriage of Technology and Medicine
From patients to physicians and from payers to providers, the growth of the digital therapeutics industry will result in major impacts for all health care players. What does this future look like? Find out how the marriage of technology and medicine will transform patient care and how you can navigate this new era. Accel-Rx, Canada’s health sciences accelerator, is pleased to present a distinguished panel of experts for this important conversation on digital therapeutics. Register today

Antoun Nabhan
, VP, Corporate Development, Pear Therapeutics
Rachel Sha, Vice President, Digital Business Development and Licensing, Sanofi
Megan Coder, Executive Director, Digital Therapeutics Alliance for an overview of the sector
Moderated by Natalie Dakers, President and CEO, Accel-Rx

11:30am – 12:30pm Export Café – A representation of Trade Commissioners based in Canada, the United States and internationally will be available to meet with and assist Canadian companies throughout the duration of the convention.

1:30pm BIOTECanada & Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Coast to Coast Competition (in Canada Pavilion)
Four 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 2020.

Presenting companies: 
KisoJi Biotechnology – David Young
Tieös Pharmaceuticals – Arun Anand
Virogin Biotech – Ismael Samudio
SaNOtize – Gilly Regev

Panel of Judges: 
Elizabeth Douville, AmorChem
Jeff Guise, WSGR
Shermaine Tilley, CTI Life Sciences Fund
and more to be confirmed!

MEET WITH THE Canadian trade commissioner service

A representation of Trade Commissioners based in Canada, the United States and internationally will be available to meet with and assist Canadian companies throughout the duration of the convention. Most of our trade commissioners are available June 3 to 6, 2019.

Export Café – Canada Pavilion
• Tuesday June 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
• Wednesday June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To request Export Café meetings, please contact Ghedona Berhane and indicate:
• Your name and names of those in your company attending the meeting
• Name of your company
• Name(s) of the Canadian trade commissioner(s) with whom you would like to meet

To meet with a trade commissioner outside of Export Café hours, please contact the trade commissioner individually or request an Exhibitor Partnering Meeting using the Bio Partnering System.

Pitch directly to investors

BIOTECanada 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 at the BIO International Convention is an opportunity for 4-5 companies from across Canada present to a judging panel of key life science investors. The most successful company pitch will be invited to present at the BIOTECanada Investor Summit in Whistler, March 2020.

Please contact Emily Meyers if you are interested in presenting.

MEMBER Savings

Registration – BIOTECanada members including accelerators, incubators, global pharmaceutical companies, investors, and consultants receive a discount of $200 US off registration. Visit the Members Only Area for your code.

Travel  – Receive 5-12% off flights with Air Canada from Canada to Philadelphia. Unique code is available in the Members Only area of our website.

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