BIOQuébec, Pfizer Canada and ADRIQ are proud to be collaborating in the 25th anniversary of ADRIQ’s Innovation Awards Gala

Montreal, July 17, 2015 - BIOQuébec, Pfizer Canada and ADRIQ are proud to be collaborating in the 25th anniversary of ADRIQ’s Innovation Awards Gala, by creating a new award, the Innovation Award | Life Sciences, which will be presented for the first time at the Anniversary Gala on November 19.  

This new award will highlight the performance of a company, group, organization or individual that has made a significant contribution to the development of biotechnology and life sciences in Quebec. The Innovation Award | Life Sciences is intended as recognition from BIOQuébec and Pfizer Canada of individuals or companies that play a key role in the growth of Quebec’s biotechnology and life sciences industry overall. According to Anie Perrault, BIOQuébec’s Executive Manager, “We are very proud to collaborate with Pfizer Canada and ADRIQ in creating this award, intended to recognize our leaders’ entrepreneurship and our companies’ innovative approach and to honour individual excellence in the field of biotechnology, which is so important for Quebec”.

“Pfizer is proud to support the development of life sciences in Quebec and accelerate its development. As a partner in Quebec’s innovation ecosystem in life sciences, Pfizer wants to encourage efforts to increase the economic and social benefits, and contribute to the sustainability of Quebec’s healthcare system”, added Ghislain Boudreau, Vice President, Public Affairs at Pfizer Canada Inc.

ADRIQ is proud to be contributing, for its 25th consecutive year, to the recognition and promotion of these companies and creators who play a leading role in industrial research and technological innovation. We are particularly proud to collaborate this year with two major stakeholders in Quebec’s life sciences sector by creating an award that recognizes an individual or company that has stood out in one of the key niches of economic development in Quebec, namely, biotechnology and life sciences”, observed ADRIQ’s General Manager, Pascal Monette.

Nominations for this award start today and end September 11. They should be sent directly to ADRIQ. All details for nominations and the selection criteria are defined at

ADRIQ’s Innovation Awards Gala is recognized as Quebec’s most prestigious event in the innovation sector. The theme for the 2015 Innovation Awards Gala will be “Innovating for improved exporting” which highlights ADRIQ’s objective to encourage the growth of Quebec innovations overseas. More than 450 decision-makers from the innovation ecosystem plus renowned guests are expected again this year for this major event. 

BIOQuébec’s mission is to foster growth in Quebec’s biotechnology and life sciences industry, which creates wealth and specialized employment, focuses on innovation and marketing and is dedicated to improving health and quality of life for everyone. BIOQuébec’s membership is comprised of enterprises and organizations from all parts of the biotechnology and life sciences innovation network. Members are involved in research, development and marketing of new tests, medications and other products and services related to life sciences. (

Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health-care portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most prescribed medicines and vaccines. At Pfizer, we’re working together for a healthier world. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit or you can follow us on Twitter ( or Facebook (

For more information :
Anie Perrault – BIOQuébec - 450-522-0615
Pascal Monette – ADRIQ - 514-229-2730
Mary-Jo Barr - Pfizer - 1‐866‐9PFIZER