Bioscience Manufacturing Incubator
The rapid expansion of PEI’s bioscience cluster brings an increased need for facilities to support the growing sector.
The new Bioscience Manufacturing Incubator (BMI) is a 20,000 sq/ft facility comprised of six fully serviced, self-contained units to support pilot-scale manufacturing of bio-based products.
“The Bioscience Manufacturing Incubator is essential to allow companies moving from R&D stage to commercial manufacturing to do so here in PEI,” says Rory Francis, CEO, PEI BioAlliance. “It’s the first significant public sector infrastructure investment since 2012 in providing the facilities necessary for continued growth.”
The BMI is specially designed to meet the strict regulatory standards required for the production of health and nutrition products. This includes food and feed ingredients, probiotics, aquatic health products, veterinary products, and natural health products.
The new facility is located in the BioCommons Industrial Park, and is owned by the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) and operated by the PEI BioAlliance. Current tenants include: The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL), BIOVECTRA, National Research Council, and Chinova Bioworks.