The City of Hamilton and the Region of Niagara is the home of an intellectual and physical environment for a thriving life sciences cluster that connects researchers, business, healthcare providers and education. Both communities are globally recognized for biotechnology strengths in the health sector including drug discovery and validation, gene therapy and clinical trials. Research in these areas is producing life saving drugs and vaccines, medical devices, and solutions to current health issues. With a focus on the commercialization of research and development, Hamilton is poised for growth in this knowledge-based cluster. The City together with its community partners Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University and Mohawk College, and the Region with its own partners including Brock University Biolinc, Niagara College Research & Innovation, and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, are together helping the life sciences sector achieve its innovative potential by building a supportive business environment, connecting research and business communities, and marketing its world-class strengths in the global marketplace.