Innovators of the Hub

adMare’s Innovation Centre hosts strategic companies playing a key role in the life sciences and health technologies value chain in Montreal and Quebec. Our resident companies are developing a wide range of new innovative healthcare products, and also offer services in medicinal chemistry, assay development, DMPK, intellectual property, and strategic recruitment consulting. We are continuously evolving, so check back regularly to see who’s joined our dynamic ecosystem.

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AptoChem specializes in the custom synthesis of stable labeled (D, 13C,15N) and radiolabeled (14C) reference standards, test articles, pharmaceuticals and their metabolites. AptoChem can synthesize a wide variety of small molecules and fine chemicals in the milligram to gram scale. Our goal is to provide our clients with a specialized custom synthetic chemistry service of the highest quality in the industry at the lowest possible price and in shortest possible turnaround time. For more information visit:

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Banook Group

Banook Group is one of the few established international providers capable of supplying cardiac safety, central imaging and endpoint adjudication services to pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies, CROs and nonprofit organizations. Its mission is to help its clients invent tomorrow’s healthcare, using qualitative, reliable and innovative solutions in early to late stage clinical trials and ultimately to bring new solutions to the market for the benefit of patients worldwide. Its medical and regulatory expertise, quality-driven approach and team availability make the Banook Group a key player for clinical trial services. For more information visit:

BioAuxilium Research

Assay development is a complex process than can rapidly become a bottleneck in both basic research and drug discovery laboratories. BioAuxilium Research provides customized services in biochemical, cell-based and biomarker assay development across a number of therapeutic areas using various high-throughput technology platforms.

BioAuxilium also offers preclinical sample testing services using no-wash immunoassay technologies. Regardless of the scope of your project, we can design and develop a robust, sensitive and reproducible assay that will meet your requirements and expectations. For more information visit:


The CERASP, a centre of excellence in pharmaceutical innovation, has as its mission to develop and support applied research, training and technology transfer related to the discovery, development and evaluation of innovative solutions in the pharmaceutical field, in particular: Biopharmacy, Pharmaceutical technology, Pharmaceutical production and Digital health.

The Centre provides support primarily to small and medium-sized businesses involved in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, natural health products and cosmetics. Our expertise in the areas of formulation, manufacturing, technology transfer, quality systems, and regulatory affairs. For more information visit:

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Cerebrasol Ltd. specializes in the design and delivery of focused preclinical research packages, using electrophysiological recording techniques for nervous system indications such as pain, neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), psychiatric disorders, movement disorders and obesity. We prepare your compounds for clinical development by providing a flexible, highly skilled service with fast turnaround tailored to our clients’ needs, delivering key proof-of-concept, drug efficacy, mechanism of action data and more. For more information visit:

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Chorus, an autonomous division of Eli Lilly and Company, is an early phase drug development group that cost-effectively advances candidate molecules from discovery through clinical Proof of Concept (PoC).

The Chorus mission is to deliver definitive, quality PoC data enabling our business partners to efficiently sort a large stream of innovative candidates. The goal of Chorus is to deliver PoC data that permits informed go-no go investment decisions and, in the case of successful assets, drives a large step-up in probability of technical success and value. We do this by combining an integrated, virtual drug development platform with a more efficient drug development paradigm to deliver best-in-industry productivity. Taking the Chorus approach to early stage development, our business partners can markedly reduce the cost of early technical attrition while maintaining a call back option for promising assets. For more information visit:

Congruence Therapeutics

Congruence Therapeutics is a digital biology company developing small molecules for diseases of protein misfolding.

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Cura Therapeutics

Cura Therapeutics is developing innovative immunotherapies to cure cancer and infectious diseases. Their technologies harness cytokines to create multi-functional proteins with potent anti-cancer and antiviral properties. For more information visit:


CXC symbolizes “Excellence Without Compromise”. They specialize in fostering research with universities and research laboratories. Their goal is to identify market needs, sponsor research, and transfer the resulting technology to diverse industries. The CXC team is comprised of dynamic intellectual property, marketing, and business professionals who can provide creative solutions to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Learn more on this new resident by clicking here:

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Cyclenium Pharma

Cyclenium Pharma is an emerging pharmaceutical research and development company pursuing development of selected product opportunities in areas of unsatisfied medical need, while simultaneously creating a second generation macrocyclic drug discovery technology. We are building value through progression of our internal programs, and establishing collaborations with innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies seeking to drug difficult disease targets. For more information visit:

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Domain Therapeutics

Domain Therapeutics, is a biopharmaceutical company operating in France and Canada, dedicated to the discovery and development of new drug candidates targeting G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), one of the most important classes of drug targets.

Over the last decade, the company has created a proprietary pipeline in immuno-oncology, neurology and rare diseases and is now focusing on delivering and developing high-value drug candidates to tackle GPCR-mediated immunosuppression in immune-oncology. The company has signed multiple partnering agreements with pharmaceutical companies. For more information visit:

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enGene is leader in nucleotide delivery to the intestine. The Company has developed a highly flexible nucleotide (DNA and RNAi) delivery technology targeting mucosal tissues to treat numerous prevalent, chronic diseases via the induction or suppression of protein expression levels. enGene’s platform technology has the ability to significantly impact diseases of mucosal tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, lung and bladder as well as provide systemic delivery of therapeutic proteins from the gut to treat diabetes, anemia, hemophilia and others. The Company is initially applying its technology to localize delivery of immune-modulating proteins to the intestinal mucosa for treating inflammatory bowel disease. For more information visit:

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Inception Sciences

Inception Sciences Canada is a small molecule drug discovery company. Our focus is creating high-value therapies with transformative potential to address diseases and disorders with significant unmet needs. Through partnerships with academic experts, we are translating biological insights into first-in-class drugs. For more information visit:

JenThera Therapeutics

JenThera Therapeutics

Jenthera develops novel CRISPR therapeutics using its proprietary precision gene editing platform allowing for the performance of advanced full spectrum gene editing. Unlocking an unprecedented array of possibilities for the tackling of genetic diseases, our technology aims at the development of groundbreaking therapeutics in oncology, cardiovascular indications, cell therapies and for broader polygenic gene editing. For more information visit:

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KDM Laboratories Inc.

KDM is a contract research organization providing services to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. We offer services to help clients identify key aspects in PK, PD, and metabolism to move projects forward. These services include analytical and bioanalytical method development/validation, analytical and bioanalytical analysis of samples in various in vitro, preclinical and clinical matrixes, impurity and metabolite structure elucidation, and experimental evaluation of physical chemistry and pharmaceutical properties including drug metabolism, drug-drug interaction, plasma protein binding, solubility, stability, and formulations. For more information visit:

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Modelis is accelerating drug discovery for rare genetic diseases. For more information visit:

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Molecular Forecaster Inc.

Molecular Forecaster Inc. is a Canadian, Montreal-based scientific software company that distributes the FORECASTER and VIRTUAL CHEMIST computational platforms while offering contract research services. These platforms are used for drug discovery, metabolism prediction, combinatorial chemistry, and catalyst design. We currently service clients in small biotechnology and larger pharmaceutical companies, whereas we provide our software free for academic research. We are a team of specialized scientists with work experience in medicinal, synthetic, and computational chemistry. We leverage our knowledge of chemical principles to investigate and solve chemical and biochemical problems virtually; we develop our own high accuracy programs with unique, customizable features. For more information visit:

Novatek International

Novatek’s mission is to help pharmaceutical companies and other life science organizations leverage their investment in information technology and quality processes by reducing cost, improving productivity, and enhancing compliance. With over 24 years of user experience and developer level technical support, simple or complex installations are seamless and rapid. Novatek solutions are modular and process-based, enabling the applications to be delivered and business-ready, providing the building blocks for a complete quality solution. For more information on Novatek International visit:

Nuchem Sciences

Nuchem is a drug discovery and chemical development contract research organization located in the Greater Montreal area in Canada supporting biotech and pharmaceutical​ companies worldwide. The senior team members have extensive experience in drug discovery project management. This expertise was developed while working in a broad range of therapeutic areas including inflammation, diabetes, bone, obesity, infectious diseases, cancer and pain. Nuchem has established a diverse customer base of biotech, pharma and academic research laboratories within North America providing services such as Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Process Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. For more information visit:

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Paraza Pharma Inc.

An innovative company with an aim to significantly improve efficiency of drug discovery process from lead identification through lead optimization to development candidates. With an excellent team of highly creative drug discovery scientists trained in world reputed laboratories and deep experience in drug discovery & development from pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Pfizer, Wyeth, Schering-Plough, AstraZeneca and Boehringer-Ingelheim, we offer collaborative opportunities to provide most efficient solutions. For more information visit:

Phebra Canada Inc

Phebra Canada Inc is a subsidiary of Phebra, an Australian owned company that supplies and manufactures high quality and innovative pharmaceuticals.

Phebra has a long history of innovative research, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing of critical medicines, including emergency injectables, antidotes and other small volume parenterals.  Together with manufacturing medicines, Phebra is a trusted and reliable partner to hospitals seeking development of sought after treatment solutions. Similarly, Phebra Canada brings a type of care based on compassion and a drive to help and looks forward to working closely with the Canadian community, to bring therapies ∕ critical care products to patients that save and significantly improve their lives. More information via their Website :

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Progeneca Biotech

Progeneca Biotech provides quality services to small and large biotech companies as well as to the academic sector. Amongst the services we provide are gene cloning, expression, purification of proteins and small molecules, protein modification, protein characterization, in-vitro assays using spectrophotometer, fluorescence, HPLC and chromatography based assays, biomarkers enrichment & proteomics, mass spectrometry analyses, Pre-IND and IND filing and consultancy. We have vast experience in Analytical methods development as required by FDA and its Canadian and European counterparts. Our expertise in protein drug R&D, from cloning to purified protein product, can shorten R&D time and can facilitate faster drug development processes. For more information visit:

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Repare Therapeutics

Repare Therapeutics is developing new, precision oncology drugs for patients that target specific vulnerabilities of tumor cells. Its approach integrates insights from several fields of cell biology including DNA repair and synthetic lethality. Repare’s platform combines a proprietary, high throughput, CRISPR‐enabled gene editing target discovery method with high‐resolution protein crystallography, computational biology and clinical informatics. For more information visit:

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Stratuscent Inc. develops CLOUDSENSE, an electronic nose platform. CLOUDSENSE is a ubiquitous chemical sensing platform technology that can quantify and identify chemical footprints that are omnipresent in our environment. The ability to sense chemical fingerprints in a ubiquitous computing environment can provide the context to the decision making process in smart devices. For more information visit:

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Targa Biomedical

Targa Biomedical is a biotechnology company developing pharmacological assets optimizing the manufacturing quality and clinical impact of cell therapy and increasing opportunities for life-saving organ transplantation. For more information visit:

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Trepso Therapeutics

Trepso Therapeutics is developing novel therapeutics to reverse the structural deterioration associated with degenerative disc and articular joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis, and to reduce the associated pain and inflammation.

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Valence Discovery is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers out of Mila – Quebec AI institute developing new machine learning technologies for molecular design and optimization. For more information visit:

Ventus Therapeutics

Ventus is focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics that target the innate immune system with the goal of addressing autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Ventus uniquely enabled by its field-leading structural immunology platform, a highly experienced management and drug discovery team that has delivered multiple marketed compounds, and leading academics spanning the fields of structural biology and immunology. Guided by a patient-centric ethos, its aim is to rapidly advance multiple drug candidates. Its emerging pipeline focuses on the inflammasome and nucleic acid sensing pathways. For more information visit:


X-Chem, Inc. is the leader in small molecule discovery science, providing pharmaceutical and biotech companies a complete, seamless solution for screening, hit validation and lead optimization. As pioneers of DNA-encoded chemical library (DEL) technology, the company leverages its market-leading DEL platform to discover novel small molecule leads against challenging, high-value therapeutic targets. X-Chem empowers partners to rapidly screen billions of diverse, drug-like compounds simultaneously and easily identify potent hits that exhibit desired selectivity and mode of action with attractive physicochemical properties. In-house lead optimization services enable clients to progress their compounds directly for even higher quality outputs. Our expertise in medicinal chemistry, custom synthesis and scale-up process chemistry enables us to support all aspects of drug discovery, supporting lead optimization through candidate identification. For more about X-Chem, visit

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