Feature Stories

Government of Canada Invests in Research Commercialization

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.



Sekisui Diagnostics – Five years and growing strong in PEI

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.



Helping Businesses Emerge

November 7, 2015 The Guardian Newspaper, Prince Edward Island

The October 2014 announcement that the federal Venture Capital Expert Panel had chosen the PEI BioAlliance as one of Canada’s top accelerators and incubators was a striking indication of the bioscience sector’s progress in just ten years. One year later, its Emergence incubator — funded with $3.8 million from the National Research Council and matched by private, federal and provincial sources — has enrolled 27 companies with 22 more in “pre-incubation,” the stage when new applicants are screened and mentored before admission. Read full story by Margaret Magner.

One-stop Shop for Aquaculture Research in Souris

Setpember 2015 – Aquaculture Magazine

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada is launching a new 21,000-square-foot state-of-the-art operation in Souris, Prince Edward Island to provide key resources advancing technologies that improve aquaculture productivity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Center for Aquaculture Technologies headquartered in San Diego, California, CATC focuses on R&D and commercialization activities involving cold-water aquatic species, while providing independent contract research services related to fish health, nutrition and genomics.


Negatives into Positives

August 1, 2015 The Guardian Newspaper, Prince Edward Island

In this article published in The Guardian Newspaper, August 2015 – author Margaret Magner talks to Delivra’s CEO about their products, company successes, and the role Prince Edward Island has played in their growth.