BIOTECanada launches new online database of Canadian life sciences companies



    OTTAWA, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Finding partners and learning about
Canada's biotechnology industry is now easier than ever before. The free,
internet-based Canadian Life Sciences Database has gone online at
www.candianlifesciences.com thanks to BIOTECanada, Canada's national
biotechnology industry association.
    The user-friendly, searchable database contains profiles of organizations
active in Canada across sectors including biotechnology, medical devices, and
investors specializing in these fields. All profiles are categorized according
to sector, sub-sector and additional criteria so users can easily find the
information needed.
    "If you're an investor, or looking for partners in Canada, you only need
to visit one source: www.canadianlifesciences.com. With a strong research
base, and established success in the health, agriculture and industrial
biotech sectors, Canada has what you're looking for, and the database is the
way to find it," said Peter Brenders, BIOTECanada President & CEO.
    Any Canadian life science company looking for increased exposure can get
its profile posted on the database today. The database currently comprises
more than 700 profiles, which are updated on a regular basis. New companies
can be entered at any time free of charge. Companies already included can very
easily modify their data. Moreover, Canada's database is linked to the
international database (www.biotechgate.com) with over 7,000 companies.
    "Powerful tools such as this database are excellent resources for
companies in Canada looking for international profile. We are encouraging
companies seeking to inlicense technology or otherwise partner in product
development, as well as investors, to visit the site. If you're a company in
Canada, you need to be in the database," said Rainer Engelhardt, Chief
Executive Officer, GangaGen Life Sciences.
    There are, on average, over 1200 users accessing the database, with over
200 new users every month. Almost 15 percent of site users are US-based
potential investors in New York, Massachusetts, or California.

    About BIOTECanada (www.biotech.ca)

    BIOTECanada is the national industry-funded association representing the
broad spectrum of biotech constituents including emerging, established and
related service companies in the health, agricultural, and industrial sectors.
BIOTECanada is dedicated to the sustainable commercial development of
biotechnology in Canada.
    The database is created and maintained by Venture Valuation,
Zurich/Switzerland, a company that is focused on valuations of companies in
the biotech and life sciences field as well as on biotech
intelligence/databases.




For further information:

For further information: Rhowan Sivel, Senior Manager, Communications &
Marketing, BIOTECanada, (613) 230-5585, ext 226, rhowan.sivel@biotech.ca

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