Spotlight on Hamilton’s Emerging Life Sciences Sector
Karen Mossman / Vice President, Research - McMaster University
Sheila Singh / Professor, Founder - McMaster University, Empirica Therapeutics
Ty J. Shattuck / CEO - McMaster Innovation Park
Alex Muggah / Director - Synapse Life Science Consortium
With world-class companies and Canada’s leading research and education cluster in the life sciences, Hamilton has set itself apart from other Canadian cities in one of Canada’s most prominent emerging industries.
Academic institutions like McMaster University, with its world-leading researchers, as well as a state-of-the-art innovation park, have allowed Hamilton’s life sciences workforce to commercialize cutting-edge technologies while accelerating life-saving research within the field. This Spotlight features four interviews with leaders from across the sector to understand why Hamilton is a first choice for foreign investors in life sciences.
- Hamilton’s small size and high level of connectivity allows the life sciences ecosystem to coordinate and collaborate freely throughout the region, driving innovation.
- There is plenty of life sciences talent in Hamilton, due to its high number of life sciences companies and research intensive academic institutions.
- Canada’s funding environment has supported innovative scientists in Hamilton to further commercialization of their research.
- Access to world-class research hospitals creates the opportunity for life sciences talent in Hamilton to test and evaluate their products.
Watch and Read the Experts’ Full Interviews:
Collaboration in Hamilton’s Life Science Sector Karen Mossman Vice President, Research - McMaster University “Hamilton’s life sciences ecosystem advances new technologies.” Commercialization in Hamilton’s Health Sciences Sector Sheila Singh Professor, Founder - McMaster University, Empirica Therapeutics “We have a differentiated set of skills in Hamilton.” Talent: Hamilton’s Greatest Resource Ty J. Shattuck CEO - McMaster Innovation Park “Hamilton is a source of great talent in the life sciences.” Life Science Product Evaluation Capabilities in Hamilton Alex Muggah Director - Synapse Life Science Consortium “Hamilton has expertise in clinical trials and evaluations.”
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