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PEI BioAlliance & BioTalent Canada Forge Partnership

PEI BioAlliance & BioTalent Canada Forge Partnership
Prince Edward Island BioAlliance and BioTalent Canada Forge Partnership

OTTAWA, Canada – November 08, 2012  --  The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance and BioTalent Canada today announced the creation of a new partnership providing access to new and valuable services for bioscience businesses throughout Prince Edward Island.

The newly forged alliance allows PEI BioAlliance members to access BioTalent Canada’s many products and services, in particular, Canada’s only national, bilingual biotechnology job board, “The PetriDishTM.”

“For companies in PEI to attract investment and capital, they need solid HR and the right talent,” says Rob Henderson, President of BioTalent Canada. “The many bioscience companies on the island have told us that attracting and retaining top notch talent is a challenge. Connecting PEI’s bio-cluster to job seekers is an important component for industry growth.”

The PEI BioAlliance also sees great advantages in the partnership. “Offering our members easy access to HR tools and solutions allows our companies to concentrate on growing their businesses,” says Rory Francis, Executive Director of the PEI BioAlliance. “Having the right skills makes the path from research to commercialization easier and will ensure the industry continues to be a driving force in growing the province’seconomy.”

The partnership follows the recent launch of BioTalent Canada’s new website - With over 250,000 downloads of products and services annually, the website provides critical HR tools to biotech companies, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, strengthening Canada as a bio-economy leader.

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About Prince Edward Island BioAlliance
The PEI BioAlliance is dedicated to building the Bioscience economy of Prince Edward Island. PEI’s Bioscience Cluster is made up of leaders from business, research, government and academia working together as an ambitious and dynamic team. Currently, the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Industry accounts for more than  $100 million in sales and employs over 1000 people. The PEI BioAlliance represents 37 companies and eight research institutions. About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR hub of Canada’s bio-economy. A national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools to the bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program.  

For more information contact:
Rose FitzPatrick
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Prince Edward Island BioAlliance

Siobhan Williams
Manager, Marketing and Communications
BioTalent Canada
613-235-1402 ext. 229

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