Trade and Investment British Columbia Blog (Tag: Sciences)
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Technology Snapshot: LifeLabs’ Smart Solutions

May 7, 2019
British Columbia has a strong reputation for technology innovation, which offers a range of investment opportunities. One example of this innovation can be found in the province’s publicly-funded healthcare system—B.C.-based LifeLabs is Canada’s largest community lab, with services ranging from standard lab testing, to genetic and naturopathic testing and developing new technologies. It has been serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for more than 50 years. With over 350 service centres supporting over 124 community groups, LifeLabs performs over 110 million pathology tests every year. A leader in medical la... continue reading
Posted by Vivian Lui
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3D Bioprinting Technology: Shaping the Future of Medicine

August 22, 2018
We live in exciting times, especially in the field of medicine where the pace of innovation is constantly on the rise. Undoubtedly, one of the most promising areas within the field of medicine is the use of technology, and more specifically, 3D printing. 3D bioprinting uses layer-by-layer fabrication methods and deposition of cells to create a final 3D construct. It provides users with the unique ability to create artificial tissues that closely resemble natural tissues in both form and function. This suggests that in the future, science fiction could become reality by using 3D bioprinting to replace damaged or failing organs. &... continue reading
Posted by Noor Subeh
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B.C. Innovation in Life Sciences

February 2, 2018
Life sciences is one of the fastest growing tech sub-sectors in North America, and biomedical engineers are in growing demand. British Columbia is investing in education for the sector with funding that will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for biomedical engineering, computer science and manufacturing engineering programs. UBC will help address industry needs for qualified professionals in life sciences, biotechnology and digital health technology. B.C.’s tech sector already employs more than 100,000 people and generates $26 billion annually, making it the f... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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