adMare is a national leader building Canada’s life sciences industry from sea to sea by:

With a wealth of scientific discovery, Canada is primed to be a global leader in life sciences. To make this a reality, adMare uses its scientific and commercial expertise, specialized R&D infrastructure, and investment capital to build investable companies, robust ecosystems and industry-ready talent – and re-invests its returns back into the Canadian industry to ensure it is sustained for the long-term.

We build companies by partnering with and investing in technology innovators and entrepreneurs — namely academic researchers and emerging Canadian life sciences companies.

We build ecosystems based around physical infrastructure such as our multi-tenant Montreal and Vancouver Innovation Centres; and by enabling connections, sharing expertise, and supporting key life sciences organizations.

We build talent by training the highly-qualified personnel — from undergrads to industry executives — who will drive the growth of the industry.

The results and the data are overwhelmingly clear. We know this interconnected process of building companies, building ecosystems, and building talent works because our 25+ portfolio companies have attracted more than $1.4 billion of investment, have a combined value of over $3 billion, and employ more than 900 Canadians. Our Innovation Centres are home to 35+ life sciences companies, contract research organizations, and specialized commercialization support organizations. The adMare Academy has trained 500+ alumni – 95% of whom are now working to build our industry.


Our Values

Say what we believe, embrace the obligation to dissent and question actions inconsistent with our values.
Integrate disciplines, network diverse and engaged partners, listen well and articulate with respect.
Make decisions that are evidence-based with transparency and accountability.
Encourage creative risk-taking to translate unique ideas into valuable innovations.
Strive for exceptional science and business practices.
Do more than expected.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

adMare is fully committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and to making them an integral part of our organizational strategy – a commitment that is not just about words, but is about specific actions to create a barrier-free, respectful, and welcoming working environment wherein everyone feels welcomed, supported, included, valued and empowered to succeed. We are also proud to be an early adopter of the Government of Canada’s 50–30 Challenge to achieve meaningful and substantive improvements in workplace diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, including positions of influence and senior leadership.

Our Partners in Innovation

We are pleased to recognize the following funding partners:

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. For more information visit:

Read our 2019-2020 Annual Report to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada: 2019-2020 ISED Annual Report.

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The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)

The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) has the mission to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, export trade and investment. The MEI is coordinating the elaboration and the implementation of the digital strategy.

It also advises the Government with a view to favouring economic development in every region of Québec, in a perspective of: job creation, economic prosperity, and sustainable development.  For more information, please visit their website:

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Commercial Innovation Complexes (CIC)

On December 7th, 2018, the City of Montreal granted financial support to the NEOMED Institute for the implementation of the first CIC in life sciences and health technologies (LSHT). As part of its new 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy Accélérer Montréal, the City of Montreal plans to set up CICs on its territory in order to improve the ecosystem of business sectors related to the orientations of its strategy.

CIC’s primary mission will be to facilitate the development and integration of innovative technologies, processes and approaches at all levels of the organization and at all stages of the corporate lifecycle, most notably at the growth stage. One of the objectives is to increase the productivity of companies so that they become more efficient and more competitive in the global market.

Among the targeted sectors of activity, in addition to LSHT, there are industry 4.0, bio-food, transportation and mobility related to artificial intelligence, and clean technologies.  For more information, please visit:

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Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and markets prescription medicines for humans and animals. Pfizer Inc. invests more than US $7 billion annually in R&D to discover and develop innovative life-saving and life-enhancing medicines in a wide range of therapeutic areas.

Their diversified healthcare portfolio includes human and animal biologic and small-molecule medicines and vaccines, and many of the world’s best-known consumer products. For more information, please visit their website:

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Founded in Montreal in 1892, ROBIC is internationally renowned and has earned a reputation for excellence in intellectual property in Canada.

Nationally, ROBIC is ranked fifth largest trademark agent by volume of applications filed and has earned an undeniable reputation for the quality and number of patents filed annually in Canada. Their experienced litigation lawyers, some of whom are recognized by their peers as being the best intellectual property litigators in the country, represent their clients in all courts, including the Federal Court of Canada, provincial courts in Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as specialized administrative tribunals.

In addition to offering all intellectual property services, ROBIC has an experienced team of business lawyers whose expertise is recognized internationally. Their business law team advises has earned an enviable reputation in areas such as corporate and commercial law, and other more specialized areas of business law, including technology transfer and licensing, competition, telecommunications and information technology.

For 125 years, ROBIC has been the benchmark for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights and other intangible assets in Canada. For more information visit: