Canadian Farmers to Benefit from Marine-Based Research
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Funding helps Charlottetown-based Nautilus BioSciences find naturally-derived marine products to create safer alternatives to pesticides
Innovation clusters in Atlantic Canada are building on regional advantages to make a global impact. With investments from the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island, Nautilus BioSciences Canada Inc., is creating a novel process to identify fungicidal extracts from marine micro-organisms that could have wide-reaching, environmentally sustainable benefits for the agriculture industry.
PEI Celebrates Global Biotechnology Week September 20 – 27th
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Two years after celebrating our ten-year anniversary, and one year since the launch of a new strategy for bioscience cluster development, we are making more strides, as we mark Global Biotechnology Week 2017, September 20 -27th.
Island Abbey Foods Wins Exporter of the Year Award
Friday, September 15, 2017
Congratulations to John and Sue Rowe, Island Abbey Foods Ltd. for winning Trade Team PEI’s Exporter of the Year Award. The award was handed out at Export Day in Charlottetown recently. Island Abbey Foods Ltd. produces and exports its Honibe Brand Products to over 70 countries around the world.
New Academic Wage-Subsidy Program to Create 1,000 Student Job Opportunities in Canadian Biotech Companies
Monday, August 28, 2017

BioTalent Canada has announced a new initiative to increase job-readiness of post-secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business students across Canada.  The federally-funded Student Work-Integrated Learning Program will provide $6 million in wage subsidies over four years for 1,000 co-op placements for students to gain work experience in Canadian biotech companies. Read more here.

New Somru BioScience-Radiant Pharmaceuticals joint venture drives PEI export sales
Friday, August 25, 2017
PEI’s Somru BioScience has teamed up with Radiant Pharmaceuticals, a Bangladeshi pharmaceutical powerhouse, in a joint venture that will greatly improve the tools available in Bangladesh for early diagnosis of diseases like diabetes and cancer. The joint venture, expected to create $50 million in export sales over the next five years and add 100 new employees to Somru’s PEI operation, was announced today in Charlottetown.  Read more here.

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