A STRATEGIC SECTOR FOR THE FUTURE AND QUEBEC PROSPERITY

The greater Québec City area is recognized throughout the world as an excellence hub in the life sciences sector. A driver of economic development and wealth creation, this sector is considered strategic because of its many benefits and its growing importance in the global economy.

Cutting-edge expertise in Québec City include:

  • Biopharmaceuticals.
  • Medical technology.
  • Natural health products (cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals).

KEY FIGURES

Data: Québec International, 2016

  • 9,200

    jobs (6,375 direct jobs)

  • 121

    companies

  • $1.3B

    in revenue

  • 84

    R&D centres, chairs and research laboratories

DISCOVER THE BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM

Learn about the diversity that makes Québec City such a rich and fertile ground for innovation and collaboration between businesses.

Achievements of businesses within the sector

Learn about some of the biggest achievements of businesses in the life sciences and health technology industry, which show the region’s immense potential and the boundless creativity of its organizations.

  • 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.

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  • Omy Laboratoires: skincare and artificial intelligence

    This Québec City startup offers innovative, tailor-made skincare products. Thanks to an AI-based app, the company can adapt products to better match an individual’s face and skin type, all based on a single photo.

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  • OxyNov: a unique device for easier breathing

    With FreeO2, Québec City business OxyNov has marketed a unique device that adapts oxygen flow automatically and in real-time. This allows for more precise and consistent monitoring and less human intervention.

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  • 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.

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