Life sciences in Canada: new frontiers, new strategies
How do life sciences industry players and investors on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border navigate an ever-changing ecosystem? In this series, we discuss what’s next for this rapidly transforming sector.

Featured video: Health Canada medical device enforcement issues

Canada applies a lifecycle approach to the regulation of medical devices, with Health Canada holding broad enforcement powers. So, how do manufacturers ensure they follow best practices for post-market surveillance?

Yael Bienenstock, Teresa Reguly and Grant Worden share how to navigate an ongoing relationship with regulators, including:

  • Key compliance considerations
  • Health Canada enforcement actions
  • The judicial review process

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Medical device domain names, brands and patents
How can French language laws affect your medical device success in Canada, and can you repurpose existing patents? We answer key branding and patent questions.
Lessons learned from COVID-era medical device regulation
COVID-19 changed how Canada approaches medical device approval and regulation. Learn what changes were implemented, and which are here to stay.
What to know about the reimbursement and procurement of medical devices in Canada
In Part 4 of our series, we explore how medical devices procured and reimbursed in Canada, including what the competitive process looks like.
How to structure your medical device business
In Part 3 of our series, we look at common structuring questions such as whether you need to be incorporated in Canada, where should directors be based, and more.
Regulatory rules for selling a medical device in Canada
In Part 2 of our series, we walk you through key legal considerations to keep in mind when selling a medical device in Canada.
The Canadian landscape
What makes Canada’s regulation of medical devices unique from other countries? Find out in the first video in our series on medical devices in Canada.


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Top 10 and beyond: what’s next for Canadian life sciences
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