Montréal, June 1, 2015 – Technoparc Montréal proudly took part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the future North American headquarters of South Korea’s Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc. In attendance were Mr. Jacques Daoust, Quebec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Mr. Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie, Government House Leader and Member for Saint-Laurent, Mr. Pierre Desrochers, Chairman of the City of Montréal’s Executive Committee, and Mr. Young-Ho Kim, President and CEO of Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc. The project, whose infrastructures include a research centre and a blood plasma fractionation facility, is one of Quebec’s largest life science investment deals in 15 years.
“We’re very proud that such a world-renown company chose to establish its North American headquarters at Technoparc Montréal’s Saint-Laurent Campus, in the heart of the life sciences industry, alongside so many other high value innovative companies,” said Mr. Mario Monette, President and CEO of Technoparc Montréal.
“I’d like to thank the Government of Québec and Investissement Québec for financially supporting our efforts to bring this prestigious wide-scale project to fruition,” added Mr. Monette.
Technoparc Montréal: Montreal’s premier life science hub
The arrival of Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc., along with the 37 other life sciences companies that do business at Technoparc Montréal’s Saint-Laurent Campus, bolsters the status of Montreal and Quebec as a leader in the health sector and once again attests to Technoparc Montréal’s capacity to attract international businesses. In addition to Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc., Technoparc Montréal welcomed 32 other companies to its Saint-Laurent Campus in 2014, which resulted in 825 new jobs.
About Technoparc Montréal
Founded in 1987, Technoparc Montréal fosters Montreal’s scientific and technological development by encouraging high value life sciences, aerospace, ICT and cleantech businesses and research sciences to establish offices in Montreal. In addition to its Business Centre solutions for SME, Technoparc Montréal promotes three specialized sites: the Saint-Laurent Campus, which is home to 91 companies that employ 5,625 workers, the Éco-campus Hubert Reeves and the Health District.