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Hamilton’s life sciences industry is a thriving innovation, research, and business hub. It hosts leading institutions like McMaster University and Mohawk College, contributing significantly to groundbreaking advancements. The sector is one of the largest employers in Hamilton, with key players including Hamilton Health Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Innovation Factory. Hamilton’s strategic location, proximity to the U.S. market, and strong academic-industry partnerships make it an attractive destination for life sciences ventures.

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Invest in Hamilton

Hamilton is home to world-class universities, colleges, and research-intensive companies that create an ideal environment for new product development and innovation.


Synapse Life Science Consortium

The formal regional cluster organization for the life sciences ecosystem in the greater Hamilton region. Synapse is a not-for-profit focused on supporting initiatives and projects and accelerating commercialization.


McMaster Innovation Park

Canada’s premier research and innovation park supporting startups and businesses. Our mission is to help companies grow.


McMaster University

Preparing for the future with advancements in infectious disease control, low-carbon energy solutions, and advances in nuclear technology.


McMaster Molecular Medium

A ready-to-use, temperature-stable sample collection and storage medium that inactivates and stabilizes coronavirus specimens from the collection site to the laboratory.


Mohawk College

Mohawk College is at the forefront of applied research in Canada. Their research initiatives focus on areas such as sustainable energy generation and distribution, additive manufacturing, and mobile and electronic health solutions. Mohawk’s IDEAWORKS, the applied research division, has consistently secured a top-10 position in national rankings for the past five years.


Bay Area Research Logistics

Focused primarily on providing specialized services originating from research institutions, biotech companies, pharmaceutical organizations, and investigator-initiated trials, both locally and around the world.


Hamilton Health Sciences

HHS is a network of seven hospitals and a cancer centre serving Hamilton and the surrounding region. It is one of the largest hospital networks in Canada and a leading research and teaching institution.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

SJHH is a leading research and academic health sciences centre located in Hamilton. It is affiliated with McMaster University and Mohawk College and is part of the St. Joseph’s Health System.



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