Rory Francis responds to Diane Francis' Commentary in the National Post
Friday, January 26, 2018
This week, columnist Diane Francis of the National Post, ran a Commentary "Grants to 'fake startups' won't build Silicon Valley North". They will only spawn Bombardier-like boondoggles". PEI BioAlliance Executive Director Rory Francis responded here.
Charlottetown company signs agreement with province for supply of cannabis
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Canada’s Island Garden, is expanding its Charlottetown facility next year to meet the demand for medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana once it is legalized. The Charlottetown-based company is one of three companies that has entered into an agreement to supply the P.E.I. government with legal and regulated marijuana. Read more on this story here from The Guardian Newspaper's Terrance MacKenna.
Nautilus Biosciences Purchase brings Croda to Prince Edward Island
Monday, January 15, 2018
Croda International Plc, who creates, makes and sells speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, has announced that it has acquired Nautilus Biosciences Canada Inc. (‘Nautilus’), a technology-rich marine biotechnology company based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
National Report Identifying Priorities to Position Canada as Global Leader in Value-Added Bioproducts Released
Sunday, January 14, 2018
The BioAlliance is one of a number of industry members of the Canadian Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable involved in the Canadian Industrial Bioproducts Industry Priorities Paper, released today. The paper was developed by industry members of the IBVRCT based on the Round Table’s strategic plan (2017 – 2019) and 2016/17 policy consultations across Canada. Priorities outlined within cover four main market segments: biochemical, bioenergy, biofuels and biomaterials.
BioVectra recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2018)
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Congratulations to PEI-based BioVectra Inc. - recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2018 by MediaCorp Inc. The Pharmaceutical manufacturing company is one of PEI’s oldest, largest and most successful bio-based businesses, with over 250 employees. Read more here.

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