Feature Stories

Alternative Energy from Ancient Sources

The Guardian Newspaper – June 2014

In this article, author Margaret Magner takes a look at the breakthrough technologies and ingredients being produced from algae at Solarvest Inc. in Summerville, Prince Edward Island.

Beauty From the Inside Out

The Guardian Newspaper -January 2014

A look at BioSpa Cosmeceuticals Inc. – PEI skincare company sourcing naturally sourced bioactive compounds for products.

Eye on the Future

December 2013

In this feature article from The Guardian Newspaper, Margaret Magner shares some insight into India – based company OminActive Health Technologies Ltd. and why they set up their North American Centre of
R & D in Charlottetown, PEI.

Human Resources in the Bio-Economy

The Guardian Newspaper – November 9, 2013

Access to talented, highly skilled people continues to be a key enabler of the Canadian bio-economy according to BioTalent Canada’s recently released labour market report on the biotechnology industry.
A follow-up to its 2008 study, “Sequencing the Data”, assesses current trends and challenges related to human resources planning and skills development. PEI Writer, Margaret Magner explores the challenges and how the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Cluster fares in relation to the rest of the country.

Staying on the fast track

Progress Magazine – November 2013

Fall weather is here, which means cold-and-flu season is upon us. For Charlottetown’s Island Abbey Foods Ltd., that means a busier production line. First, the company will need to roll out another large shipment of its new line of branded Honibe Honey Lozenges to retailers across Europe. Employees will also be busy filling orders for the company’s newest client, Safeway Inc., the second-largest supermarket chain in Canada. In this article, the writer explores PEI bioscience companies and how they are managing growth and balance with sound partnership strategies and a collaborative vision.