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Collaborative Partnerships


The Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton is proud to partner with a number of institutions that help to facilitate research within our institution.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation raises and stewards funds to support exemplary patient care, research, equipment and education at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and in the communities we are honoured to serve. Since 1970, the Foundation has reached out to the community for donations, big and small. As the official fundraising body for the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton, the Foundation supports research by raising donation funding for research initiatives as well as equipment used to facilitate research.


McMaster University

McMaster was established in 1887 and has become Canada's top research-intensive university. The Faculty of Health Sciences is a major contributor in maintaining that position, with $133 million in research funding being overseen by health sciences investigators. The Faculty is committed to moving forward with discoveries that will improve medical knowledge and treatments for the people of Hamilton, Canada, and beyond. McMaster University is the academic partner of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Therefore, all of our researchers hold faculty appointments at McMaster University.


Synapse Life Sciences Consortium

The Synapse Life Science Consortium is the formal regional cluster organization for the life sciences cluster in the greater Hamilton region. An independent and impartial advocate for all organizations in the cluster, Synapse is a not-for-profit focused on supporting initiatives and projects that accelerate and magnify the impact of collective action across the cluster ecosystem.


Ontario Tumour Bank

The Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) is a province wide tissue biorepository and data bank focused on the collection of tumour-related human biospecimens. It provides academic and industry cancer researchers with a diverse selection of high-quality biospecimens and derivatives, comprehensively annotated with de-identified clinical data. Biospecimens are the key to the development and testing of next-generation cancer diagnostics supporting the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and control of cancer.  St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has been collecting, storing and dispensing the biospecimens needed for high-impact studies since 2009.  SJHH has been recognized as the highest tumour accrual centre across the province the previous two years.

Research Commercialization

Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with illness through a variety of ways.  By creating relationships with business and industry, our researchers are able to develop diagnostics, treatments and health technologies that work to improve the care that patients receive.

Our researchers are currently involved with industry partners such as:

  •          Abbott
  •          Amgen
  •          Astellas Pharma Canada
  •          AstraZeneca Canada
  •          Baxter
  •          Bayer Inc.
  •          Boehringer-Ingelheim
  •          Bristol-Myers Squibb
  •          Eli Lilly Canada
  •          GlaxoSmithKline
  •          Hoffman-La Roche
  •          Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  •          Johnson & Johnson
  •          Merck Frosst Canada & Co.
  •          Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada
  •          Pfizer
  •          Sanofi Pasteur Limited


McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)

MILO works to help researchers connect with industry partners by facilitating relationships that benefit both groups.

To learn more about getting involved in MILO, visit the MILO website.