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PEI student takes top honours at Biogenius science competition
Monday, April 3, 2017
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
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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.
PEI Company Installs World's Most Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment Solution in Algeria
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Island Water Technologies (Canada) has announced the successful installation of the worlds most energy efficient wastewater (sewage) treatment solution for RedMed Group in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria. The REGEN + wastewater treatment system save up to 90 % of energy an doesn't use chemicals. Read Article here.
PEI BioAlliance Sponsors Labour Market Report on Internationally-educated Professionals
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The PEI BioAlliance is pleased to be one of the sponsors of a labour Market Report - Paving the Way, released recently by BioTalent Canada. The report contains information from skilled newcomers, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and employers, and includes recommendations on how internationally-educated professionals (IEPs) can better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.
New Leaf Essentials East brings new jobs to Slemon Park
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Now that PEI native Chris Chivilo is a successful pulse processor and trader in Western Canada with his company, WA Grain Holdings Inc., he wants to do the same in his home province with New Leaf Essentials East, an Island-based subsidiary of WA Grain Holdings Inc. It will contract with local farmers to produce about 5,000 acres of field peas and process them at its newly purchased facility in Slemon Park, creating  new jobs in the province and increasing our exports.


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