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

  • PEI leaders selected for Atlantic Business Top 50 CEO Awards

    Congratulations to two members of PEI's Bioscience Cluster, selected in Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Awards: Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, President & Vice Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island and Peter Crooks, Executive Director, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen and Founder & CEO, Idea2Market Inc.

  • BioVectra to Open New Microbial Fermentation and Complex Chemistry Site in 2017

    BioVectra Inc., a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) providing cGMP services to globally operated biotech and pharmaceutical companies has announced that its fourth cGMP facility will be fully operational by December 2017. The late-stage to commercial-scale microbial fermentation and complex chemistry facility is located in Windsor, Nova Scotia, with proximity and service to Northeast USA development entities. The new $30 million investment increases BioVectra’s total manufacturing capacity by 40 per cent.

  • Delivra Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal for development of natural and medicinal Hemp Products

    Delivra Corp. (TSX VENTURE: DVA) and ARA-Avanti Rx Analytics Inc. ("Avanti") has announced a strategic partnership to develop a unique suite of standardized natural and medicinal products for the medical pain-related research, development, and commercialization markets, using hemp. Read News Release here.

  • Rory Francis sworn in as Greater Charlottetown & Area Chamber of Commerce 112th President

    Greater Charlottetown & Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) Announced its new Board of Director's at the 130th Annual General Meeting at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. The GCACC serves as the “Voice of Business” on economic issues for its 975 members, representing more than 17,500 employees in small, medium and large enterprises in the capital region.

  • AESI Completes Sales Agreement for New High Capacity Supercritical CO2 Extraction System

    Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) to build the first in a series of custom CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) Systems for producing high-quality cannabis extracts on a commercial scale.


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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.