Through excellence in RESEARCH, strong LEADERSHIP, and a supportive
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, the PEI Bioscience Cluster provides the
enabling conditions for bio-based business success.

  • Center for Aquaculture Technologies Receives CFIA Approval

    The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) recently received an approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Office of Biohazard Containment (OBCS) for its aquaculture research facility located in Souris, PEI - now approved to operate as an Aquatic Animal Pathogen Containment Level 3 (AQC3) biocontainment facility. This certification allows CATC to expand its suite of services to include the conduct of in vivo and in vitro studies with imported aquatic animal pathogens.

  • New genomics project aims to reduce co-infection in Atlantic salmon

    Scientists at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) are partnering with industry partner EWOS/Cargill to develop new therapeutic diets for farmed Atlantic salmon. The initiative could lead to healthier fish and significant savings for the Canadian aquaculture industry.

  • Leading bioscience company expanding its Island operations

    An international bioscience firm is expanding in Prince Edward Island thanks to a $3.5 million renovation. Sekisui Diagnostics has locations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and in Charlottetown – where it leases a provincially owned facility in the West Royalty Industrial Park. Sekisui’s Charlottetown operation is one of its largest, producing clinical chemistry products used in hospitals and clinics globally.

  • PEI Celebrates Biotechnology Week 2016

    The Honourable Heath MacDonald, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning presents the Province of Prince Edward Island Biotechnology Week Proclamation to Dr. Russ Kerr, Chair of the BioAlliance during the 2020 Strategy Launch for Bioscience Cluster Development in Charlottetown, PEI, September 28th. The PEI BioAlliance joined organizations across Canada, the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. in events to mark Global Biotechnology Week, September 26 – October 2nd.

  • Province’s Bioscience Cluster Builds on Successes

    An aggressive agenda of business growth, job creation, and capital investment highlighted today’s release of a new strategic plan for the province’s bioscience sector. Titled ‘Next Generation Prosperity’, the document released by the PEI BioAlliance assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the sector and establishes five year targets for job creation, export revenue growth, investment in R&D, and attraction of private capital into bioscience businesses.


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In Prince Edward Island, we have created a DYNAMIC and COLLABORATIVE approach to building our BioScience economy. Our focus is Bioactive Compounds and natural product chemistry, with applications in human, animal and fish health and nutrition products.

The PEI BioAlliance connects the partners of the PEI Bioscience Cluster. Together with our many partners, we work to promote, advocate and facilitate the growth of PEI’s BioTechnology sector.