Health and Life Sciences

The future of health is here

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Health and Life Sciences

On the cutting edge of scientific breakthroughs

Health and life science companies in the Edmonton region are part of a strong, growing, and tight-knit community working at the cutting edge of scientific breakthroughs. Scientists are at the forefront of research in diabetes, virology, and precision health, and we have world class facilities to prove it.


The Edmonton region is accelerating research and development and increasing productivity in life sciences

The region has strengths in pharmaceutical manufacturing, drug discovery, nutraceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, and sits at the convergence of artificial intelligence and health. Companies in the region benefit from operating in Alberta–home to Canada’s largest, fully integrated healthcare system that serves a diverse population of 4.3 million people.

Collaboration, digitalization, strong academic and industry partnerships paired with an entrepreneurial mindset have led to a boom in this sector. The region is teeming with potential strategic partners for anyone looking to invest.

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  • Canada's largest fully integrated health care system
  • Ranked 3rd globally in AI research
  • 284 life science companies in the region

Meet our leaders in Health and Life Sciences

Our health and life sciences ecosystem

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Organizations (By Type)

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Companies working in Health and Life Sciences

  • Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) Logo
  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Logo
  • Bio-Stream Diagnostics Inc. Logo
  • Ceapro Logo
  • DynalifeDX Logo
  • Entos Pharmaceuticals Logo
  • Fedora Pharmaceuticals Inc Logo
  • Fepsim Logo
  • Future Fields Logo
  • Gilead Alberta ULC Logo
  • GLC Medical
  • KMT Hepatech Logo
  • Labstat Logo
  • Mach32 Logo
  • My Viva Logo
  • Nanostics Logo


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      May 21

      Upper Bound is an annual AI conference for students, academics, business professionals, and enthusiasts leading the way in shaping a positive AI futu…
    • London Tech Week

      June 10

      Join Edmonton Global, Calgary Economic Development, and the Government of Alberta, for a trade mission to London Tech Week – one of Europe’s …
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      June 19 @ 8:30 am

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    Robert Sikora
    Sector Contact
    Robert Sikora - Senior Manager, Business Development, Health & Life Sciences