Friday, March 9, 2012
Canadians are accelerating toward QB3.
The Canadian government is renting four spaces in the digital health incubator of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, or QB3, on the Mission Bay campus of the University of California, San Francisco. But it may be only the first of several formal deals between the institute and foreign governments.
The Canadian Technology Accelerator, supported by Richa Wilson, the trade commissioner for the Canadian consulate in San Francisco, is designed to give a handful of the country’s early-stage life sciences companies an entrée into the United States, provide access to QB3’s services for startups and introduce them to venture capitalists and angel investors.