The Ottawa Hospital’s Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre is building the future of medicine

Making cutting-edge therapies and world-changing vaccines in the most successful facility of its kind in Canada

Our state-of-the-art Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) is a leader in the rapidly growing field of biotherapeutics — one of the most cutting-edge areas of medical innovation.

We’re using stem cells, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and more, to improve and save lives. We’ve also manufactured more than 15 different cell- and virus-based living drugs for human clinical trials conducted in 11 different countries.

Dr. Duncan Stewart

“Biotherapeutics harness the cell’s own machinery — such as proteins, genetic material, and viruses — to address the underlying biological processes that cause disease. Biological therapeutics may be able to cure some diseases.”

— Dr. Duncan Stewart, Executive Vice-President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital

We’re the only hospital-based facility in Canada that has widely produced both cell- and virus-based therapies, and in the ongoing global fight against COVID-19, The Ottawa Hospital helped fill Canada’s critical needs in vaccine manufacturing for clinical trials.

The innovations taking place at the BMC are making a real difference in the lives of people right here in Ottawa.

Success stories from our BMC

There is no other facility in Canada doing what we do. The BMC offers end-to-end manufacturing solutions to academic and industrial partners around the world, done according to the highest standard of good manufacturing practices. We also founded CanPRIME, the only hands-on biomanufacturing training program in Canada.  

As an integral part of Canada’s growing biomanufacturing ecosystem, we’re creating the future of medicine here at The Ottawa Hospital, every day. 



Opened in 2006

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40 highly skilled staff

58 scientific research labs

8 product suites


15+ different cells and viruses manufactured

Collaborations in 151 countries around the world

11 countries where our products have been used

Welcome to The Ottawa Hospital’s
Biotherapeurics Manufacturing Centre