UBC Spin-off Companies

The UILO is actively engaged in the creation and development of UBC spin-off companies, based on UBC research discoveries. As at March 31, 2013, UBC research has been instrumental in creating 158 spin-off companies.

Below is a list of those companies understood to be currently active, or to have merged or been acquired.

See also the full criteria for spin-off companies.

FY Company Location Status Sector
2013 bioMmune Technologies BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2013 CLEARink Displays BC Early Stage IT
2013 LIVES Mobile Corp. BC Early Stage IT
2013 MeshForm Solutions BC Active IT
2013 Verisante Technology Inc. BC Active Life Sciences
2012 Therabiologics CA Early Stage Life Sciences
2012 Traumis BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2012 LionsGate Technologies BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2012 Mirametrix QC Early Stage Info Tech
2011 Sun Central BC Early Stage Physical Science
2011 Veridae Systems acquired by Tektronix BC Acquired Info Tech
2011 ARC Medical Devices BC Active Life Sciences
2011 Computational Geoscience BC Active Info Tech
2011 Precision Nanosystems BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2011 ESSA Pharma Inc. BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2011 Valacor Therapeutics acquired by Dermira Inc. BC Acquired Life Sciences
2011 Innovative Food Systems BC Active Physical Science
2010 Cloudburst Research Inc. BC Active Info Tech
2010 Paragon Testing Enterprises Inc. BC Active Education
2010 AlCana Technologies Inc. BC Active Life
Sciences
2009 Boreal Genomics Inc. BC Active Life Sciences
2009 viDA Therapeutics Inc. BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2009 Indel Therapeutics Inc. BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2009 BioAMPS International LLC Colorado Early Stage Life Sciences
2009 Dike Beheer B.V. Netherlands Early Stage Life Sciences
2008 Scalable Analytics Inc. BC Active Info Tech
2008 Kardium Inc. BC Active Life Sciences
2008 Augurex Life Sciences Corp. BC Active Life Sciences
2008 Flintbox Innovation Network Inc. Acquired by Wellspring Worldwide BC Acquired Info Tech
2007 Tasktop Technologies Inc. BC Active Info Tech
2007 Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2006 Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2006 Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. BC Active Physical Science
2006 Network Immunology Inc. (formerly Hoffman Technologies Inc.) BC Early Stage Life Sciences
2004 Functional Technologies Corporation (formerly First Venture Technologies Corp.) BC Active Life Science
2003 BrightSide (acquired by Dolby) BC Acquired Physical Science
2001 VersaWave Technologies Inc. (formerlyJGKB Photonics Inc.) Acquired by Optelian BC Acquired Physical Science
2001 Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc. BC Active Physical Science
2001 OncoGenex Technologies Inc. BC Active Life Science
2001 Webnames.ca, Inc. BC Active Info Tech
2000 Tapimmune (formerly GeneMax Pharmaceuticals Inc.) BC Early Stage Life Science
2000 D-Wave Systems Inc. BC Active Info Tech
2000 Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation BC Active Life Science
2000 Xenon Pharmaceuticals (formerly Xenon Genetics Inc.) BC Active Life Science
1999 Envision Sustainability Tools Inc. BC Active Info Tech
1999 Membrane Reactor Technologies Ltd. Acquired by Noram BC Acquired Physical Science
1999 WaveMakers Research Inc. (acquired by Harman International - 2003) BC Acquired Info Tech
1998 Point Grey Research Inc. BC Active Physical Science
1998 Raven Biotech Inc. BC Active Life Science
1997 WebCT Educational Technologies Corporation (acquired by WebCT in 1999 and then Blackboard in 2006) BC Acquired Info Tech
1996 MAL Manufacturing Automation Laboratories Inc. BC Active Physical Science
1996 TerraGen Discovery Inc. (acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals - 2000) BC Acquired Life Science
1996 XCERT Software Inc. (acquired by RSA Security in 2001) BC Acquired Info Tech
1995 Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (formerly NeuroMed Technologies Inc.) acquired by Zalicus 2009 BC Acquired Life Science
1995 NeuroVir Therapeutics Inc. (acquired by MediGene - 2000) California Acquired Life Science
1994 EnWave Corporation BC Active Physical Science
1994 Westport Innovations Inc. (formerly Westport Research Inc.) BC Active Physical Science
1993 Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. Acquired by Pharmachem Laboratories BC Acquired Life Science
1993 ImmGenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (acquired by Abgenix - 2000) BC Acquired Life Science
1993 Migenix Inc. (formerly Micrologix Biotech Inc.- 2004) Acquired by Biowest Therapeutics Inc. BC Acquired Life Science
1993 Precision Biochemicals Inc. Acquired by American Radiolabeled Chemicals, Inc. in 2003 BC Acquired Life Science
1992 Synapse Technologies Acquired by Biomarin Pharmaceuticals in 2002 BC Acquired Life Science
1992 Cardiome Pharma Corp. (formerly Nortran Pharmaceuticals) BC Active Life Science
1992 Kinetek Pharmaceuticals Inc. (acquired by QLT Inc. 2004) BC Acquired Life Science
1991 ALDS Inc. BC Active Physical Science
1991 Icefield Instruments Inc. YK Active Physical Science
1991 ID Biomedical Corporation (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in December 2005) BC Acquired Life Science
1991 Northern Lipids Inc. BC Active Life Science
1990 Aurora Instruments Ltd. BC Active Physical Science
1990 Northwest Mettech Corp. BC Active Physical Science
1989 Infonet Software Solutions Inc. (Incite Software acquired from Infonet) BC Acquired Info Tech
1989 Microtran Power System Analysis Corporation BC Active Info Tech
1989 Vancouver Biotech Ltd. BC Active Life Science
1986 Agar Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Marine BioProducts) BC Acquired Life Science
1986 Freshxtend Technologies Corp. (formerly Sunblush Technologies Corporation) Australia Active Physical Science
1985 Lipex Biomembranes, Inc (merged with Northern Lipids - 2000) BC Merged Life Science
1984 Narod Geophysics Ltd. BC Active Physical Science
1983 TIR Systems Ltd. Acquired by Phillips in 2007 BC Acquired Physical Science
1981 ITA Inverse Theory & Application Ltd. (acquired by Landmark Graphics) AB Acquired Info Tech
1981 QLT Inc. BC Active Life Science
1976 Vortek Industries Ltd. (acquired by Mattson Technology Inc. ) BC Acquired Physical Science

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