A Richmond company, bioLytical Laboratories, walked out of the 2019 B.C. Export Awards with the top prize.
The lab, which researches and develops medical testing for diseases such as HIV and AIDS, received the BC Exporter of the Year award.
BioLytical’s “INSTI HIV” test uses technology to deliver results in one minute with an accuracy of 99 per cent. The lab exports these tests out to more than 60 countries to support HIV prevention and care.
Livleen Veslemes, CEO of bioLytical, said the award “reflects (their) team’s dedication and hard work.”
“As a Canadian success story, we are grateful to have the opportunity to serve the international HIV community and are proud that 17 million people have chosen our proprietary platform, INSTI, to learn their HIV status.”
According to Business in Vancouver (BIV), the Exporter of the Year award recognizes “the best of the best, a company that has excelled in export success and significantly contributed to the B.C. economy through economic growth in its community, new investment and job creation.”
BIV’s editor-in-chief, and 2019 BC Export Awards judge, Kirk LaPointe said the company values medical advancement with an important mission as their goal.
“Its efforts are the best possible example of what British Columbian business can contribute to the wider world,” said LaPointe.