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Life Science Doctors

York Region:
Life Sciences & Health Tech

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".

Home to Canada’s first ‘Smart Hospital’

York Region’s life science and health tech companies include global and Canadian industry leaders such as AB Sciex, Allergan, Astellas, Bausch & Lomb, Cardinal Health, Canon Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Olympus, PerkinElmer, Piramal Pharma, Smiths Medical, and Teva Pharmaceuticals, just to name a few.

  • 350+ life sciences and health tech companies
  • Leading Canadian companies include: Apotex, Amico Group, Elastic Care, Extendicare, Prollenium Medical, Impopharma, Nexia Health Technologies, and Platinum Naturals
  • Home to four world-class hospitals including Canada’s first ‘Smart Hospital, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, opened in early 2021
  • Several hospital-affiliated health tech innovation and accelerator programs in York Region include Mackenzie Innovation Institute, ventureLAB Health Ecosphere, CreateIT Now Southlake, and Seneca HELIX
  • Central access to over 17,000 life sciences graduate students annually across the Greater Toronto Area

Data sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts December 2018; Census 2016


350+ Life Science & Health Tech Firms

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17,000+ Grads in Life Science Fields

The Greater Toronto Area is a hotbed for talent; with more graduating each year.

4 World-Class Tech Driven Hospitals

Vaughan Cortellucci Hospital is Canada’s first fully ‘smart’ hospital.

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