Life Sciences

The City of Hamilton is the home of an intellectual and physical environment for a thriving life sciences cluster that connects researchers, business, healthcare providers and education. We are globally recognized for our biotechnology strengths in the health sector including drug discovery and validation, gene therapy and clinical trials. Research in these areas is producing life saving drugs and vaccines, medical devices, and solutions to current health issues. With a focus on the commercialization of research and development, Hamilton is poised for growth in this knowledge-based cluster. The City together with its community partners Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University and Mohawk College is helping the life sciences sector achieve its innovative potential by building a supportive business environment, connecting research and business communities, and marketing its world-class strengths in the global marketplace.

The Synapse Life SSynapse Life Science Consortium Logociences Consortium is a global leader within Canada’s biotech industry.  Hamilton, Canada hosts one of the world’s top tier life sciences clusters, including major research institutions and organizations such as St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Innovation Factory, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and the Bay Area Health Trust. Together, the collaboration between our organizations unifies a diverse range of expertise and creates a unique platform for life science development unlike any other in Canada linking life sciences research and innovation with business. To learn more go to the following profile on the Consortium.

mcmaster innovation park

The McMaster Innovation Park houses laboratory, office, teaching, training, and conference facilities, in support of research and development in a number of key industrial areas: advanced manufacturing and materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other areas in which McMaster University has recognized research strengths. This dynamic research destination will offer more than a million square feet of premier laboratories – including an 80,000 square feet biosciences centre, offices, training and conference facilities that will become home for some 1,500 employees. These facilities will accelerate the commercialization of research into new and marketable products and services, and create new companies that will provide high-paying, highly skilled jobs in Hamilton.


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For more information please contact:
Carolynn Reid
Business Development Consultant
Tel: 905-546-2424 ext 4381