New Report: Newcomers to Canada Need Ways to Show Skills to Biotech Employers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A new labour market report, Paving the Way, was released today by BioTalent Canada. The report surveyed skilled newcomers, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and employers, and included recommendations on how internationally educated professionals (IEPs) could better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.
Solarvest BioEnergy Inc. Arranges $1,000,000 Financing
Monday, February 13, 2017
Solarvest BioEnergy Inc. is pleased to announce it has arranged a private placement financing, for up to $1,000,000, with Drashta Ventures, a UK-based impact investment fund. Proceeds from this financing will be used for the production of inventory, sales and marketing, equipment purchases, patenting costs and general working capital, including further development of the Company's technologies. Read full story here.
Federal Government Releases Economic Growth Target Report
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The federal government’s Economic Advisory Council, chaired by Dominique Barton, has released its second report . While there are six ‘sections’ to the report - the following three are particularly important to our work: Summary; Key Sectors; and Innovation. AgriFood has been selected as the first pilot of their recommended ‘sector strategy development’ approach & interestingly, aquaculture is included there as a growth opportunity area. Assuming the federal government adopts these recommendations, this will have a major influence in federal economic development policy over the next several years.
NHPRS Canada mourns Colleague from Quebec City Mosque shooting
Monday, February 6, 2017
Dear BioAlliance Community,
Some of you will have received this letter from the Natural Health Product Research Society, informing us that one of the victims of the tragic shooting last week at the Quebec City Mosque was a colleague from Laval University. We mourn the senseless death of all six victims, and the knowledge that one of them worked among us brings the tragedy even closer to home. We stand in support of our many Muslim friends here in PEI and across the world.
Dr. Russ Kerr
Chair, Prince Edward Island BioAlliance
Avivagen Undertakes Human Health Proof-of-Concept
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Avivagen Inc., a Canadian life sciences company commercializing products to replace the antibiotics added to livestock feeds, has announced a project to establish proof-of-concept for a first human health application of its technology. With the help of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the project will evaluate the efficacy of OxC-beta(TM) Technology (“OxC-beta”) in an established research model of an infectious disease of humans. Read more here.

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