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 article posted in The Guardian Newspaper, BioAlliance Executive Director, Rory Francis talks about the growth of the PEI Bioscience Cluster.
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 full interview here
Dr. Laura Braden, an eminent sea lice researcher who now works for AquaBounty, lives on Prince Edward Island, Canada, with her husband-to-be, a young baby, two German shepherds and a Norwegian forest cat. Here, she explains how genetic engineering can help save the planet. Read full story here.
International Animal Health Journal, February 2018
Analysis of the proposed service fees for veterinary drug review and maintenance brings the CAHI to the conclusion that should this proposal come to be implemented, as is, sales for 58% of the current livestock products will not support a new registration, while 52% of companion animal product sales will not support introduction to the Canadian market. If innovation costs of 5% of the total R&D costs are included in the calculation, 79% of the livestock products (74% for companion animal) fall below the financial threshold to support product registration and launch in Canada.
Research Money, March 2017
A stronger focus on commercialization has helped to distinguish two new networks joining the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program in a tough competition that saw two winners out of field of nine. Natural Products Canada (NPC) was the first CECR awarded for R&D in the field of natural products and will receive $14 million over five years to establish four nodes in a national network for commercializing natural products for human and animal health, agricultural products and industrial chemicals. Spearheaded by the PEI BioAlliance, the Charlottetown-based NPC is the first CECR to be headquartered in the Maritimes. A recent article from Research Money looks at success factors and sustainability.
The Guardian Newspaper, December 10, 2016
The recent grand opening of the new 21,000 square-foot Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada research facility in Souris, PEI is attracting global attention for those seeking their contract research services related to fish health, nutrition and genomics.
IAHJ Spring 2016
In this feature article in the International Animal Health Journal – the BioAlliance lays out Prince Edward Island’s significant role in Canada’s advanced solutions for global aquaculture productivity.
Biotechnology Focus – February 16, 2016
The announcement that Natural Products Canada (NPC) will receive $14 million over five years, in support of its work to establish Canada as a global leader in the development and marketing of natural products was made by Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, in Charlottetown alongside Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lawrence MacAulay and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan.
February 13, 2016 The Guardian Newspaper, Prince Edward Island
Brian Stewart is now director of manufacturing overseeing Sekisui Diagnostics P.E.I. in Charlottetown – the largest North American facility in Sekisui Chemical’s Diagnostics Group. Sekisui’s origins are rooted in Diagnostic Chemicals, founded by P.E.I. entrepreneur Regis Duffy. Acquired by Genzyme Corporation in 2007, the company was purchased in 2011 by Sekisui Chemical. Since that time, the company continues to grow in PEI – Writer Margaret Magner takes a look at PEI operation.