Published April 28, 2015. Employee numbers were reported between December 30, 2014, and January 21, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Sources: Interviews with representatives of the biotech firms below and BIV research.
|Rank '15||Footnotes||Company||Top local executive(s)||Areas of research||Ownership||Year founded||No. staff worldwide 2014||No. of B.C. staff '14||No. of R&D staff '13||No. of R&D staff '14|
|1|| Stemcell Technologies Inc
570 7th Ave W Suite 400, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1B3
|Allen Eaves (president and CEO)||Stem cell biology focused on hematology, immunology, neurobiology, breast, prostate, pancreas, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering||Privately held||1993||496||482||141||188|
|2|| Kardium Inc
8518 Glenlyon Parkway Suite 155, Burnaby, BC V5J 0B6
|Doug Goertzen (CEO)||Cardiovascular||Privately held||2007||89||75||77|
|3||Assets 2014: Converted from USD at 1.1045; Assets 2013: Converted from USD at 1.0299; R&D expenditures 2013: Converted from USD; Revenue 2014: Converted from USD at 1.1045; Revenue 2013: Converted from USD at 1.0299|| Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp
8900 Glenlyon Pkwy Suite 100, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J8
|Mark Murray (president and CEO)||RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics||TSX:TKM; Nasdaq:TKMR||1992||103||99||65||75|
|4||No. biotech staff 2014: BIV estimate; No. biotech staff 2013: 2012 figure|| Amgen British Columbia Inc
7990 Enterprise St, Burnaby, BC V5A 1V7
|John Delaney (director of research)||Antibody therapeutics for the treatment of oncology, inflammation and infectious diseases||Nasdaq:AMGN||1980||20,000||63||50||50|
|5||Assets 2014: Converted from USD at 1.1045; Assets 2013: Converted from USD at 1.0299; Revenue 2014: Converted from USD at 1.1045; Revenue 2013: Converted from USD at 1.0299; No. biotech staff 2013: BIV estimate|| Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc
3650 Gilmore Way Suite 200, Burnaby, BC V5G 4W8
|Simon Pimstone (president and CEO)||Pain, epilepsy, dermatology||Nasdaq:XENE||1996||71||71||50||48|
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