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  • Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. partners with Canada's Island Garden to introduce new modular extraction lab

    Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) announced today that it is building a state of the art supercritical fluid extraction system to produce high value cannabis extracts for Canada’s Island Garden Inc. (CIGI). The lab is completely portable and has a limited footprint, so it can be shipped across the globe. The new modular system is expected to be up and running at CIGI in the summer of 2017.

  • VetHealth Global™ Announces 2017 Emerging Company Presenters

    VetHealth Global™ has announced the list of emerging companies to present in the Innovation Spotlight Series as part of VetHealth Global™- The International Animal Health and Nutrition Business Conference, June 12 -14th in Prince Edward Island. Companies from Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and Israel will showcase their innovative animal health and nutrition products and technologies.

  • PEI Science Fair Award Winners Best in Biotech!

    Congratulations to the 2017 PEI Provincial Science Fair Winners of the BioAlliance “Best in Biotechnology” Specialty Awards. Over 350 students from schools across Prince Edward Island participated in the Provincial Science Fair, held at the Unviersity of Prince Edward Island.

  • PEI student takes top honours at Biogenius science competition

    Congratulations to Gavin Kerr from Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown, awarded top honours at the Atlantic regionals of the Sanofi Biogenius Canada competition for his research project, “A Novel Approach to Bacterial Isolation for Drug Discovery" - aimed at providing a new resource for the discovery of novel bioactive natural products. Sanofi Biogenius Canada pairs young students with academic mentors to pursue real-world research projects. Kerr will compete in the national competition in Ottawa in May. Guardian Newspaper article.

  • Natural products and cancer immunotherapy selected in latest CECR competition

    Natural Products Canada (NPC) is one of two new networks that has joined the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. It will receive $14 million over five years to establish four nodes in a national network for commercializing natural products for human and animal health, agricultural products and industrial chemicals. Spearheaded by the PEI BioAlliance, the Charlottetown-based NPC is the first CECR to be headquartered in the Maritimes. An article in the March 2017 Issue of Research Money looks at the success factors and sustainability.

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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.