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York Region:
Life Science & Health Technology

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. Cortelucci Vaughan Hospital, scheduled to open in 2021, will be Canada's first fully-integrated "Smart Hospital".
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Driving Innovation in Health

York Region’s life science and health tech companies include global and Canadian industry leaders such as AB Sciex, Alexion, Amico, Apotex, Cardinal Health, Johnson & Johnson, Leo Pharma, PerkinElmer, Philips Healthcare, and Teva, just to name a few.

  • 750+ life sciences and health tech companies
  • Several hospital-affiliated health tech innovation and accelerator programs in York Region include CreateIT Now at Southlake Regional Hospital, Mackenzie Innovation Institute, and ventureLAB Health Ecosphere
  • Central access to over 17,500 life sciences graduate students annually across the Greater Toronto Area
  • Brand new research and learning health precinct planned in Vaughan between York University, Mackenzie Health, and ventureLAB

Data sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts December 2018

750+ Life Science & Health Tech Firms

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17,500+ 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

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

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