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PEI has done an excellent job at supporting the traditional economy while creating the right conditions for the growth of the new economy. It helps to have a roadmap to development and the PEI BioAlliance has been very instrumental in facilitating this process for our company.

Garth Greenham
President, Phyterra Yeast Inc.


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Dr. Bob Chapman
( Natural Health Products Program Leader, National Research Council of Canada )


Along with being a Researcher for Aquatic and Crop Resource Development at the National Research Council Canada, Dr. Chapman also leads NRC’s national program on Natural Health Products. Dr. Chapman joined NRC in 2005 from Predicant Biosciences in San Francisco, California, where he served as Senior Scientist.

He has held in roles of increasing responsibility at NRC, as former research officer, group leader, and most recently, director of research for NRC’s Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI) facility. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Chemistry Department at the University of PEI and earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chapman has published widely, holds several patents, has presented at numerous scientific symposia, and is the recipient of many awards, including a postdoctoral fellowship tenured at Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with renowned professor George Whitesides.

Dr. Chapman has broad practical experience in organic and analytical chemistry as well as materials science. His team focuses on providing scientific solutions to problems private sector clients face as they advance their product development efforts.