In the Greater Montreal, the attractiveness factors of the life sciences ecosystem and health technologies are expertise, internal synergies (open and easy collaboration between the stakeholders of the ecosystem) and the innovation. The strength of an ecosystem is estimated by the visibility of its niches of excellence as well as their development opportunities. It is through these niches of excellence that partnership projects between industry, research and funding are possible.

In order to support the attractiveness of the life sciences and health technologies ecosystem of the region, Montréal InVivo has consulted various stakeholders of the sector and has developed pages showing the successes of these niches of excellence.

Niches of excellence

Rare diseases

Thanks to the growing influx of new health technologies in Quebec, research and development on rare diseases is faster and more accessible and researchers in this field are increasingly awarded grants.
Niches of excellence

Health technologies

Health technologies form a significant niche in the life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) community. In fact, the number of jobs in this sector, as well as the companies established, never ceases to grow.
Niches of excellence

Personnalized healthcare

The purpose of Personnalized HealthCare, or precision medicine, is to use innovative technologies to better personalize the treatment of a patient, not only based on his or her environment and lifestyle, but also on his or her genomic profile and biomarkers present in his or her system.
Niches of excellence

Digital Health

Digital health is defined as the sector resulting from the confluence of digital and health technologies and is mainly concerned with the delivery and consumption of health care. In addition, there are 111 digital health companies that illustrate the excellence of this niche.
Niches of excellence


Patient survival has increased for several types of cancer over the past few years. Cancer causes, the way it develops and the best practices for treating it are now better known. The progress made over the last few years is related to improvements made in cancer screening, treatment improvements, and certain lifestyle changes, particularly a decrease in tobacco use. Thus, diagnostic methods and treatment options evolve and multiply.
Niches of excellence

Artificial Intelligence

L’application de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) au secteur de la santé sera bénéfique pour le domaine des sciences de la vie et technologie de la santé. Étant donnée le nombre de données collectées en plus de l’utilisation croissante de l’Internet des objets médicaux,  l’IA aidera dans la prise de décisions et dans l’organisation de toutes ces informations.