Published April 26, 2016. Employee numbers were reported between December 30, 2015, and February 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted. Sources: Interviews with representatives of the biotech firms below and BIV research.
|Rank '16||Company||Top executive(s)||Areas of research||Year founded||No. staff globally 2015||Total staff in B.C. '15||No. of R&D staff '15|
|1|| Stemcell Technologies Inc
1618 Station St
|Allen Eaves (president and CEO)||Provides cell culture media, cell separation tools and accessory reagents for cell biology research, including stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, immunology and cancer research||1993||800||640||195|
|2|| Arbutus Biopharma Corp
8900 Glenlyon Pky Suite 100
|Mark Murray (president and CEO); Bruce Cousins (executive vice-president and CFO)||RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics||1992||134||105|
|3|| Kardium Inc
8518 Glenlyon Pky Suite 155
|Doug Goertzen (CEO)||Cardiovascular||2007||99||99||80|
|4|| Zymeworks Inc
1385 8th Ave W Suite 540
|Ali Tehrani (president and CEO)||Antibody and protein therapeutics development for oncology, autoimmunity and anti-inflammation applications||2003||70||64||60|
|5|| Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc
3650 Gilmore Way Suite 200
|Simon Pimstone (president and CEO)||Pain, epilepsy, dermatology||1996||83||76||55|
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