A survey of Canadian industrial bioproducts companies has revealed that a more intensive communications strategy is necessary to bring to light successes and opportunities for investors in this emerging sector of the Canadian economy. The Survey, conducted by the Industrial BioProducts Value Chain Roundtable, sought opinions from a number of Canadian businesses and organizations. Read more here.
It’s become a familiar message on the Island – that a company doesn’t have to be in Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver to be globally successful in the biotech sector. In this recent article posted in The Guardian Newspaper, Rory Francis talks about the growth of the PEI Bioscience Cluster and what it means going forward.
Healthier food, healthier fish, non-chemical pest control, and improved crop rotations; these are a few of the goals of a new five-year, $6.2 million oilseed crop research and development initiative announced today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Minister Lawrence MacAulay. Read more here.
Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food was at Atlantic Soy Corp. in Belle River, Prince Edward Island today to announce a federal investment of $3.7 million to the Eastern Oilseeds Development Alliance (ECODA). Read more here.
Business View Magazine interviews Greg Boone, Founder and CEO of Dosecann Inc., for our focus on Canadian cannabis companies.
Incorporated in 2016, Dosecann Inc. is a Canadian licensed dealer dedicated to developing cannabis solutions for the global cannabis industry. Proudly located in Charlottetown, PEI, Dosecann has assembled a world-class team housed in a purpose-built, 42,000-sq.-ft. GMP-compliant facility in the BioCommons Research Park that will be the hub for cannabis extraction, product innovation and formulation, and manufacturing. Read more here.
BioVectra Inc., a biotechnology and pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing company headquartered in Prince Edward Island, was awarded BIOTECanada’s Company of the Year at a presentation in Charlottetown recently. Read more here.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has signed an agreement to invest up to nearly $153 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, in the Atlantic Canada–based Ocean Supercluster which will allow the supercluster to move forward with activities to harness emerging technologies to strengthen Canada’s ocean industries such as marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding and transportation. It’s projected that the Ocean Supercluster will create more than 3,000 jobs and add more than $14 billion to Canada’s economy over 10 years. Read more here.
Congratulations to Sekisui Diagnostics PEI has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second consecutive year. The 2019 winners of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers were announced recently by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The medical diagnostic product company has gone through a number of expansions over the past few years and currently employs 135 people in Charlottetown facility. Read more here.
It’s been a busy couple of months for FIGR, the recreational brand run by PEI licensed Cannabis Producer, Canada’s Island Garden. And when a drug has been illegal for so long, people are bound to have questions. President and CEO of Canada’s Island Garden, Edwin Jewell said staff have gone above and beyond in growing supply for P.E.I.’s stores. Read more in this recent article published in The Journal Pioneer.