Biggest life sciences companies in B.C. in 2015

Ranked by number of research and development employees in 2014

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.

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Rank '15FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Areas of researchOwnershipYear foundedNo. staff worldwide 2014No. of B.C. staff '14No. of R&D staff '13No. of R&D staff '14
1 Stemcell Technologies Inc
570 7th Ave W Suite 400, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1B3
Phone: 604-877-0713
Fax: 604-675-7830
www.stemcell.com
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
Phone: 604-248-8891
Fax: 604-304-3478
www.kardium.com
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
Phone: 604-419-3200
Fax: 604-419-3201
www.tekmira.com
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
Phone: 604-676-8300
Fax: 604-676-8349
www.amgen.com
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
Phone: 604-484-3300
Fax: 604-484-3450
www.xenon-pharma.com
Simon Pimstone (president and CEO) Pain, epilepsy, dermatology Nasdaq:XENE 1996 71 71 50 48

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