Canadian Business: Life is the New Economy- Top 25 Canadian Biotech Firms


Story Filed: Monday, August 19, 2002 12:00 PM EST

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Canadian Business profiles the top 25 up-and-coming Canadian biotech companies. There are more than 400, each of them working on technologies that could save your life, save the environment, maybe even save the world. Only a handful has gone commercial yet, so looking for the best means looking at potential.

For our list, we sought out early-stage companies with a promising technology and a demonstrable commercial market. We also took into consideration financing and management. Our panel of biotech analysts, fund managers, academics and venture capitalists helped identify some of the top plays in seven categories.

Transgenics: TGN Biotech grows genetically engineered proteins in pig
Proteomics: MDS Proteomics conducts protein-based drug research

Therapeutics: Ability Biomedical researches MS and spinal cord injuries

Drug Delivery: BioSyntech makes a drug delivery system from crab shells

Environmental: Biox Corp. makes an environmentally friendly diesel fuel

Agriculture: Performance Plants engineers heat- and drought-resistant
Drug Development: Neurochem is working on a drug for Alzheimer's disease

The full report of Life is the New Economy appears in the September2, 2002, issue of Canadian Business, on newsstands now. Visit for the full story. The editorial staff is available for interviews and more information.

Canadian Business is Canada's leading business magazine, offering timely reports on events in Canada's business community. With a readership of more than 1.1 million, the magazine is published every second Monday except in January and July, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the Rich 100, the MBA Report, the Discount Brokerage Survey and the Tech 100.

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