Transforming Canada’s biomanufacturing market.

Join bioprocessing experts for an educational symposium.

We’re excited to bring together top industry experts to explore the future of biopharmaceutical processing and biomanufacturing in Canada. The symposium includes policy discussion, business opportunities and, of course, science. In addition, there is plenty of time allotted for networking with peers, experts and industry leaders. Speakers, panelists and topics are still being finalized, but you can reserve your spot today.

  • An opportunity to learn and connect.

    Learn from industry experts and network with your peers at our upcoming biopharmaceutical symposium, hosted by 3M Canada in collaboration with National Research Council Canada and other local life sciences organizations. Join us in Montreal for a memorable educational exploration event with the opportunity to make new connections.

    June 14, 2023
    National Research Council Canada
    6100 Royalmount Avenue
    Montréal, QC H4P 2R2

    This event will include discussions regarding the biomanufacturing ecosystem in Quebec and Canada, technological highlights including single-use chromatographic clarification, challenges and opportunities facing biomanufacturing and more.

    The presentations and discussions will be conducted in the language of choice of each presenter. Written materials prepared by the event organizers will be made available in French and English.

    Proposed Agenda

    • 8:15 am — Attendee Registration / Networking Breakfast Coffee and Light Refreshments
    • 9:00 am — Welcome Remarks – 3M and Partners
    • 9:15 am — Session 1: Quebec Ecosystem
    • 10:30 am — Break
    • 10:45 am — Session 2: Technological Highlights
    • 12:00 pm — Lunch served
    • 12:30 pm — Session 3: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Biomanufacturing in Quebec and Canada
    • 14:00 pm — Closing Remarks and Coffee Networking


    • Brigitte St-Denis, Expert Advisor Life Science Division, Life Science Division, Ministère de l'Économie de l'Innovation et de l'Énergie
    • Elizabeth Douville, PhD, ICD.D, President and Chief Executive Officer, IRICoR
    • Arianne Trudeau, MBA, ASC, Executive Director, Eastern Canada Pandemic Preparedness Hub (Université de Montréal)
    • Yves Joanette, Ph.D., FCAHS, Deputy Vice-Rector, Research, Eastern Canada Pandemic Preparedness Hub (Université de Montréal)
    • Ramtin Rahbar, Ph.D., Head- Upstream Process Development and Manufacturing Transfer, National Resilience Inc.
    • Yves Durocher, Ph.D., Principal Research Officer, Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, NRC
    • Louisa Petropoulos, Ph.D., CEO, C3i Center Inc
    • Eileen Raymond, MSc, Business Director, Human Health Therapeutics, NRC, Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, NRC
    • Djordje Grbic, Ph.D., Manufacturing Director, Immune Biosolutions
    • Jumai Abioye, Ph.D, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Northern RNA Inc.
    • Paul Xavier Etter, Director of Technical Training, Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences
    • Craig Hasilo, PhD, MSc, Chief Scientific Officer, Canadian Advanced Therapies Training Institute (CATTI)

Registration is now closed.

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