Pre-commercial Business Development Fund (PBDF)


Ontario Genomics



The Pre-commercial Business Development Fund (PBDF) is an investment fund uniquely focused on enabling the advancement of Ontario ’omics research projects and technology development toward commercialization and economic impact. Specifically, it aims to provide early-stage financial support as companies (with or without academic collaborators) move towards commercial applications, to speed up the transfer of products from R&D to market. Through this program, Ontario Genomics has become a committed investment partner supporting late-stage academic research and early-stage companies developing promising “’omics [1]” and ’omics-enabled technologies.

[1] where “’omics” includes genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, bioinformatics and other related disciplines that involve systematic, comprehensive and high-throughput procedures to study cellular constituents and function

PBDF Investment Portfolio

Awarded projects