LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES CLUSTER

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Who are we?

Québec VITAE is the cluster dedicated to developing the life sciences and health technology (LSHT) business ecosystem in the Québec City region. We make sure that everything is in place to develop a stronger, more competitive, more performing, and more globally recognized industry.

Our role

We bring together stakeholders from the fields of business, finance, and research as well as public decision-makers to support Québec City’s LSHT sector through targeted projects and efficient training based on the needs of businesses and researchers.

To do so, Québec VITAE relies on the ecosystem’s capacity to:

  • Transform research into commercial success
  • Attract capital
  • Develop state-of-the-art infrastructures
  • Promote the creation and growth of innovative and thriving businesses

Our achievements

Our actions are diverse yet always relevant and valuable for the industry. Learn about some of the major projects and events supported by Québec VITAE and that help develop and expand Québec City’s life sciences and health technology industry.

  • The Québec City Healthcare Industry Forum
  • Series of conferences Des succès inspirants!
  • Meeting on financing in the life science sector
  • Big data and AI in life sciences

Our impact on the industry

For us, 2020 was:

  • $5.1M

    in economic benefits

  • 34

    activities, programs and projects

  • 651

    participants in our initiatives

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Our environment

The Québec City region has had a strong and dynamic LSHT industry for many years, and Québec VITAE is not alone in trying to keep this momentum: businesses and researchers from the region are also working toward this common goal.

Our industry

The Québec City region’s LSHT sector can count on major industry players, small innovative businesses and top research centres to provide a unique environment and many opportunities.

Main fields of expertise:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical technologies and health-related data
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals

Our businesses' achievements

Our businesses deliver exceptional projects and distinguish themselves around the world through innovation and ingenuity. Find out about some of the major achievements in the region’s LSHT industry.

  • Medicago develops a COVID-19 vaccine candidate

    Responding quickly to the global need for an effective vaccine against COVID-19 and its variants, Québec City biopharmaceutical company Medicago is developing and producing a vaccine candidate using its unique plant-based technology.

    Learn more

  • LIBU: the antimicrobial elevator button

    GRB Technologies has developed LIBU, an antimicrobial elevator button that eliminates more than 99% of the bacterial and viral pathogens resulting from contact with users’ fingers on elevator buttons. With this innovative technology, the company hopes to stop one of the chains of contagion of infectious diseases present in hospitals and health care facilities as well as public and multi-residential buildings.

    Learn more

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OUR PARTNERS

Québec VITAE is a registered trademark of Québec International.