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JLABS @ Toronto

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Ontario welcomes JLABS

JLABS @ Toronto
MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Avenue, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 0B7
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As the first JLABS to open outside the United States, JLABS @ Toronto joins a network of life science facilities that are based throughout the United States in San Diego (the flagship JLABS), San Francisco, Boston and Houston.

These facilities are home to over 140 early-stage companies advancing pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health programs. JLABS @ Toronto is located on the 13th floor in the MaRS West Tower and is a collaboration among Johnson & Johnson Innovation, The University of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, Janssen Inc., MaRS Innovation, and the Government of Ontario. JLABS @ Toronto opened on May 11th, 2016, the 40,000-square foot facility includes cutting-edge, modular and scalable lab space, state-of-the-art equipment, with access to scientific, industry and capital funding experts.

The space also features JLABS' inaugural device and digital prototype lab that provides entrepreneurs with access to highly specialized tools and skills building programs to design and develop smart health technologies.

Our Residents

48 %

So far, the JLABS experience has been incredible; really a game-changer for Immune Biosolutions!

Immume solutions
27 %
Medical Devices / Diagnostics / Vision Care

The more direct benefit and the most valuable one that we received for being a JLABS resident company is access to a world class network of investors and industry partners.

9 %
Digital Health

JLABS provides unprecedented access to industry leadership within the context of an agile and innovative atmosphere that is essential for startups to grow.

16 %
Consumer Health

As a startup you need to move beyond your core technical expertise and balance that with running a business. JLABS has helped with that balance by providing us access to expertise and technology that bring our ideas to life.




Bringing expertise to Canada


Facilitated for JLABS companies or external Canadian healthcare companies with an investor.

“JLABS is a shining example of the importance of strategic industry partners in the creation of a sustainable life-sciences innovation economy. It's more than beautiful lab space and a cool coffee bar, its about creating a community of like-minded people intent on fostering innovation that can be scaled to solve important problems in healthcare. Thanks JLABS!”

- Dawn Bell - Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.
“Being an alumni of the University of Waterloo, I know the great technology that exists in Canada, which is why I want to come back and teach entrepreneurs what I have learned in Silicon Valley. It is also why S28 has allocated $2M to invest in JLABS companies that meet our investment criteria. JLABS is a perfect partner for Spectrum28 because the companies have been reviewed by a committee of scientific experts within J&J.”

- Lyon Wong, Co-founder & General Partner, Spectrum 28

Investors taking part in JLABS Investor Hub

BDC Bloom Burton Cpoint Capital Epic capital Exelerate capital Genesys capital Lumira capital Mars Novatio Whitecap

Activation Impact across Canada

Events hosted


across Canada since 2016

Internal JNJ Expert Days

(Directors & VPs travelled globally to provide mentorship to our JLABS Companies)

I really enjoyed the opportunity itself to apply and meet with investors I wouldn’t otherwise have access to, like AbbVie Ventures today. Please keep up the good work! And schedule more VC's for 2017.

Just a note of sincere thanks. The quality of the speaker and the content was timely, relevant and useable information, also the JLABS space & organization of the event was impressive. My thanks for the time they put into these events.

I felt all of the speakers were incredibly prepared and I got a lot out of the experience in general. The speakers were approachable after the event and offered practical advice to our questions. The event was thoughtfully structured and it was great to have so many interesting people in the room.



Virtual Tour of JLABS @ Toronto