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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

07/08 Public Lecture Series

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Life Sciences Toronto Luncheon

The Minister of Economics, Labour and Transport of Niedersachsen, Germany, the Honourable Walter Hirche and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ontario in cooperation with the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc cordially invite you to a business luncheon on the life sciences with presentations by Prof. Dr. Heiko von der Leyen, CEO Hannover Clinical Trial Center GmbH. 

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007, 12:30-2:20

Location: In Camera dining room, Legislative Assembly Building, 111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON

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Contact: Michelle Abboud

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Contact Tel: 202-296-3523

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TBI Networking Breakfast Meeting


“Progress and Perils of Nanotechnology”, Dr. John Preston

"Bioactive Paper, a Canadian Vision Making Impact Around the World", Dr. Robert Pelton

Date: Thursday October 18, 2007

Time: 8:00am-10:00am, Registration: 7:30am

Location: Metro Hall, 3rd floor, 55 John Street, Rm 308/309

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Seeding Medical Technical Partnerships

October 19, 2007



Hear it from the grapevine!

Here is an opportunity to visit the world’s only cool climate viticulture institute and one of Canada’s premier wineries. Come and join us as we sample some of the best wine Ontario has to offer as we learn about the influence biotechnology has had on the industry and what it takes to be a successful winery.

Date: Monday, October 22, 2007

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Château des Charmes - Map and Directions

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A RBC Group Banking Plan designed for TBI members
Royal Bank is one of Canada's largest and most reputable banks. Visit for more info. (PDF 27kb)...


Canada's biotechnology industry lauds the government’s action improving Canada’s investment climate.

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"Biotechnology: Fuelling Toronto’s Prosperity"

TBI Leaders Make a Presentation to the Toronto Economic Development Committee

Grant Tipler, B.Sc., MBA, Chair, The Biotechnology Initiative (TBI), Head, Life Science & Health Services, Royal Bank of Canada

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Our TBI 2007 Event Calendar (PDF-19kb)...


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TBI hires new Executive Director
The Toronto Biotechnology Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment effective immediately of Bill Laidlaw as our new Executive Director responsible for membership initiatives (pdf-18kb). ...


Using Bio Tech for Local Pest Control
Keeping pests and wildlife out of your home is a topic discussed in the community a great deal. While no new methods have been discovered yet, new ground will hopefully be made soon. For more traditional pest control in the Toronto and Oshawa area, visit your Oshawa and Peterborough pest control specialists. ...


Our 2006 Golf Tournament Slideshow...


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