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Toronto Area's York Region

Life Sciences & Health Tech in York Region

Some of the best leaders, researchers and investors in the life sciences and healthcare technologies sector call York Region home, including four world-class hospitals. In early 2021, Cortelucci Vaughan Hospital opened its doors and became Canada’s first fully-integrated smart hospital.

  • 200+ life sciences and health tech companies
  • Home to four world-class hospitals including Canada’s first ‘Smart Hospital, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, opened in 2021
  • Home to several start-up incubators and accelerators, including the ventureLAB Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) — Canada’s only lab and incubator for founders building hardware and semiconductor-focused products, including for healthcare technology — as well as YSpace York University and Treefrog Accelerator
  • Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct (VHCP): Partnership with Mackenzie Health, York University and ventureLAB to transform the lands surrounding Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital into an epicentre of healthcare excellence
  • Central access to over 17,000 life sciences graduate students annually across the Greater Toronto Area
Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in York Region

York Region Is Home To...

  • Global industry giants including, among others, AB Sciex, Allergen, Astellas, Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, LGC, Cardinal Health, Chepeid, Olympus Canada, PerkinElmer, Philips Healthcare, Piramal Healthcare, Smiths Medical, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and others
  • Leading Canadian life science companies including Apotex, Amico Group, Elastic Care, Extendicare, Prollenium Medical, Rubicon Research, Platinum Naturals, and others
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