Ontario Agri-Food Technologies – Partner Profiles



600 Peter Morand Cres., Suite 100

Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5Z3

Contact Info:
Ken Lawless
Executive Director

T. 613-521-1008
F. 613-521-3065
E. [email protected]

Website URL:

Ottawa Life Sciences Council

Mission Statement:
The mandate of the Ottawa Life
Sciences Council (OLSC) is to stimulate growth in the local life
sciences sector through its networking activities, consortia
building, technology development, company financing assistance,
sector advocacy and sector marketing programs.

About Us:
OLSC is a not-for-profit development
corporation committed to stimulating the growth of the life sciences
sector in the Ottawa area. Through its programs, projects and
events, OLSC strives to foster the development of new technologies
& companies as well as raise the profile of the local life
sciences industry, both nationally and internationally.

Among the region’s medical
accomplishments can be counted the development of the first cardiac
pacemaker at the National Research Council; the world’s first use of
an excimer laser for coronary artery bypass surgery; Canada’s first
use of an artificial heart as a bridge to transplant; the
establishment of Canada’s first home kidney dialysis program; and
the identification of the genes responsible for myotonic dystrophy,
spinal atrophy and several of the genes responsible for ‘programmed
cell death’ that have been implicated in cancer, strokes and several
other diseases.

Markets Served:
The OLSC promotes life sciences locally
and nationally. The agricultural technologies sector is an
opportunity to harness and leverage Ottawa’s R&D with Eastern
Ontario’s commercial agriculture.

Looking For…
OLSC is seeking private sector partners
who are looking for laboratory facilities for R&D, regulatory
compliance testing and field trials in the areas of advanced
agricultural technologies, modified or transgenic crops, transgenic
animals and bioproducts.

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