5 Biotech Companies in Toronto to Know

Biotech companies in Toronto are using technology to advance medical treatment and diagnoses.

Written by Margo Steines
Published on Dec. 12, 2023
5 Biotech Companies in Toronto to Know
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The biotech field applies disciplines like data science and artificial intelligence to make biological advancements. In Canada, businesses that operate in this space focus on using technology in the creation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and other healthcare products. Here are the biotech companies in Toronto leading the way on clinical research and trials for the development of treatments and technologies to address conditions in areas such as neurology and oncology.

Top Biotech Companies in Toronto

  • Avicanna
  • Deep Genomics
  • Centricity Research
  • Geneseeq Technology
  • BlueRock Therapeutics


Biotech Companies in Toronto to Know

Avicanna is a biopharma company that researches and develops cannabis-based products for consumers and the pharmaceutical cannabis market. It handles clinical development and has brought over 30 products to market in the medical cannabis, cosmetics, wellness and pharmaceutical ingredients spaces.

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Deep Genomics uses artificial intelligence to power drug research and development with a focus on RNA therapies, which can be programmed to treat specific genetic causes of diseases and medical conditions. The company’s AI system is trained on massive data sets that would be too large for humans to analyze. It mines that data for potential therapeutics.

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Centricity Research is an Integrated Research Organization. Its studies and clinical trials cover pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. Across more than 35 global sites and over 150 active investigators, Centricity’s research network has access to nearly 8 million patients throughout Canada and the United States.

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Geneseeq Technology is a biotech company that applies genomic profiling to precision oncology treatment. It connects cancer patients with genomic testing, treatment matching and clinical development of new therapies. The company specializes in In Vitro Diagnostics, or IVD, which looks at specimens from a patient’s blood or tissues to gather data for screening, diagnosis and treatment. 

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BlueRock Therapeutics works to engineer cell therapies. Cell therapy replaces sick or damaged cells with new, healthy cells within specific locations of the human body, or uses immune cells to remove cells that cause disease. BlueRock has studies that focus on cellular treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

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Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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