Ontario: Improving Health Around the Globe
July 2014

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The lives of millions of people around the world are being improved thanks to healthcare breakthroughs developed in Ontario, Canada.

There are more than 1,600 life sciences and medical technology companies in the Canadian province. These companies are exporting medical and healthcare solutions to more than 60 countries around the globe.

Ontario has a strong history of medical innovation. Insulin was discovered in the province and also the world's first prosthetic elbows, biological artificial cornea, artificial kidney and the pacemaker were developed there.

The tradition of innovative excellence continues today. Many Ontario-based companies are exporting cutting-edge medical technology and innovations, including:

Ontario is clearly a key player in the global life sciences sector, exporting about $5.8 billion in goods last year. The province is also home to many world-renowned research centres, hospitals and clinics. And each year, thousands of skilled graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate from Ontario’s 44 universities and colleges.

Ontario-made solutions will continue to make their mark on the healthcare map by helping people around the world live better.

* Orissa International is the International Trade Development Representative ( SEA ) for the Province of Ontario