Biopharmaceuticals, natural health and wellness products (cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals), medical and health-related information technologies, clinical research, development of new drugs and vaccines, neuroscience, cardiology, pulmonology, oncology and more ... the life sciences industry is healthy in Québec City.

“For one, the city is focused on health research. Université Laval is one of the top ten research universities in Canada and, along with the burgeoning number of research chairs, partner chairs, research centers and institutes, over $357 million has been awarded in grants and contracts in the past three years alone."

- Carl Viel, President and CEO of Québec International

Key Figures

  • More than 9,000 jobs
  • 121 life sciences companies
  • 85 life sciences research centres, chairs and clusters
  • 600 research professors, many of them world-renowned
  • 10 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies operate in Québec City

Events in the life sciences industry

  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACDPDM) 75th Annual Meeting - 2021
  • 23rd International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry and 9th International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies - 2021
  • 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
  • Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution (SMBE) Annual Conference - 2020
  • 13th Annual International CRISPR Congress - 2019
  • 16th Forum on Back and Neck Pain Research in primary care - 2019
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Conference - 2019
  • 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) - 2019
  • 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) - 2018
  • 13th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry - 2018
  • 6th ICCR Congress on  Chronic Societl Cardiometabolic Diseases - 2017
  • 20th MICCAI Conference - Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society - 2017
  • International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch - 2016
  • 33rd World Congress of Sports Medicine (FIMS) - 2014

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