Life Sciences
Our cross-border, multidisciplinary team brings unique market awareness and a business-minded approach to players in the life sciences industry.


Torys’ Life Sciences practice is the only Canadian practice to be consistently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and is recognized for transactional strength and broad IP capabilities. Our team includes over 40 lawyers and patent agents, including PhDs, MScs and engineers. It is this sophisticated capability that facilitates the pragmatic and innovative counsel we give to clients across the life sciences ecosystem.

We serve biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and health technology companies on all aspects of their business. With full-service capabilities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, we are uniquely positioned to advise organizations as a single firm on cross-border transactions.

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We are recognized for exceptional depth of industry experience and uncompromising client service for all players in the sector. 
We know how to drive growth.
Having worked with over 120 startups in the biotechnology, medical device and health technology sectors, we help emerging companies scale and thrive.
We work with industry leaders. 
Our cross-border team is longstanding counsel to 12 of the world’s top 20 medical device companies, and 14 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies.
Life sciences startups
Top pharma companies
Top devices companies

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[E]xcellent understanding and deep domain expertise of the life sciences industry.
Chambers Canada, 2021

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