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Patrick Daoust appointed Director of Technical Training for Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences

Charlottetown, PE – The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Daoust as Director of Technical Training, effective October 25, 2021. CASTL…
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Pivotal Health Sciences developing novel clean technologies to extract and encapsulate bioactive compounds

New Brunswick-based Pivotal Health Sciences (Pivotal) is a biotechnology company with disruptive proprietary clean technologies for the extraction, encapsulation and formulation of bioactive compounds. Operating out of Moncton, NB, Pivotal’s…
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PEI bioscience sector continues remarkable growth through pandemic

In celebration of bioscience, innovation and solutions, Premier Dennis King signs official declaration of Global Biotech Week in the province Charlottetown, PE – As Canada celebrates Global Biotech Week, Prince…
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Bernadette Fernandes appointed as Emergence Lead Mentor, Market Access and Exporting

Emergence is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernadette Fernandes as Lead Mentor, Market Access and Exporting, effective August 30, 2021. In this role, Bernadette will be responsible for mentoring…
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RPS Biologiques receives Health Canada notifications for latest fish health product

Emergence client RPS Biologiques Inc. is pleased to announce that its latest Veterinary Health Product (VHP), Puralyze™, recently received two notification numbers from Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD). Puralyze™ received approval in…
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Bio Networking Session: Lessons from a thousand pitches

As part of Global Biotech Week: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, please join us for a Bio Networking Session, presented by Emergence. This session will be hosted in person and…
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Emergence Incubator partners with Keiretsu Forum Canada

Emergence companies gain access to a range of education, training and investment capital opportunities Charlottetown, PE – Emergence, Atlantic Canada’s bioscience business incubator and Keiretsu Forum Canada (Keiretsu) have entered…
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PEI companies well-represented as semi-finalists at BioInnovation Challenge pitch event

PEI companies will represent three out of the eight semi-finalists slots at the 2021 BioInnovation Challenge (BIC) pitch event. Hosted by BioNova, the BioInnovation Challenge is one of the longest-running…
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Natural Products Canada and Government of Canada partner to help Canadian companies seize $1 trillion opportunity

PEI BioAlliance partner Natural Products Canada (NPC) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will support its unique natural product innovation network of advice, connections, programs and investment to…
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Honibe facility expansion a win for PEI, Canadian health

On August 9, Island Abbey Foods, owners of the Honibe brand, hosted local, provincial and federal officials, members of the media, representatives from the business community and other invited guests…
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CASTL supports federal strategy for biomanufacturing and life sciences

Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) programming will strengthen the national life sciences talent pipeline Charlottetown, PE – The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life…
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PEI BioAlliance welcomes federal commitment to biomanufacturing and life sciences

Government of Canada’s Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy will support the growth of a strong, competitive sector Charlottetown, PE – The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance welcomes the Government of Canada’s…
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PEI BioAlliance appoints new board member at 2021 AGM

On July 7, the PEI BioAlliance held its 2021 Annual General Meeting, where it confirmed new and returning executives and members. On the agenda were past highlights from the quarter,…
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Webinar: Empowering Start-ups with World-Class Market Research

Emergence and MaRS are pleased to present Empowering Start-ups with World-Class Market Research, a webinar focused on learning more about MaRS’ market intelligence services and how they can help companies…
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CASTL named exclusive provider of global organization’s biopharmaceutical training program for Canada

Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences becomes National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training’s fifth global partner Charlottetown, PE – The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training…
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PEI bioscience cluster a leading force in Canada’s bio-revolution

BioAlliance Strategic Plan targets $1 billion in private sector revenue by 2030 Charlottetown, PE – The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance has announced the launch of their 2021-25 Strategic Plan, that…
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Atlantic Canadian bioscience companies connect at global BIO Digital Conference

Charlottetown, PE – From June 10-11 and 14-18, Atlantic Canadian delegates virtually convened at BIO Digital 2021 alongside more than 6,000 conference participants for 7 days of programming, networking, and BIO One-on-One…
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The Future Economy: Investing in PEI’s Bioscience Sector

Multinationals and foreign companies are casting their eyes towards Prince Edward Island, attracted to the talent, business environment and academic institutions that are supporting the growth of its innovative and…
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BIOVECTRA looks inward for new brand: It’s all about care

BIOVECTRA today launched a new logo and brand to align with the growing company’s full suite of expertise and core values. “Over the last few years, we have grown significantly…
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Soricimed developing innovative targeted cancer treatment

New Brunswick-based Soricimed is a clinical stage company focused on the development and commercialization of first-in-class drugs for the targeted treatment of cancer. Currently at the clinical stage, Soricimed was…
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EVAH Announces Acquisition and Development Agreements for Four Technologies from Elanco

Read full story on EVAH’s website EVAH Corp. today announced the signing of four contracts with Elanco Animal Health to acquire and develop technologies in animal health, including the Elanco…
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CASTL teams up with STEAM PEI to deliver hands-on bioscience workshops for K-12 students

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) is partnering with STEAM PEI to develop experiential learning opportunities Charlottetown, PE – The Canadian Alliance for Skills and…
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Dr. Jason Cleaversmith appointed Executive Director, Incubation and Infrastructure

The PEI BioAlliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jason Cleaversmith as Executive Director, Incubation and Infrastructure, effective June 21, 2021. In this role, Jason will be responsible…
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The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL

On May 10, Island Studies Press announced the launch of a new book by Mo Duffy Cobb and Lori Mayne, The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of…
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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $6M Sustainable Protein for Aquaculture Project

Republished from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. Read full story on the OSC website. On Monday, May 3, 2021 Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced four new projects with a total value of almost…
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Hair loss biotech company Triple Hair demonstrates potential growth

When renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Houfar Sekhavat was faced with his own hair loss, he tried several known treatments with disappointing results. He started researching solutions in an effort to find…
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Penny Walsh-McGuire appointed Executive Director, CASTL

The PEI BioAlliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Penny Walsh-McGuire as Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL), effective June 7,…
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Ocean Startup Challenge returns with up to $1.4 million for ocean innovators

Applications open until June 1, 2021. The Ocean Startup Project has launched its second Ocean Startup Challenge. Up from last year’s $350,000 in prize money, the 2021 edition of the…
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Ocean Solutions Exchange webinar on April 27 to focus on marine bioresources

Hosted by the Ocean Startup Project, the Ocean Solutions Exchange is a virtual speaker series that brings together ocean industry experts who will discuss the challenges faced by various ocean…
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BioAlliance welcomes federal budget commitment to bioscience sector

Budget 2021 demonstrates the strategic importance of Canada’s bioscience sector in economic recovery Charlottetown, PE – The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance welcomes the Government of Canada’s investment in biotechnology innovation…
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Swiftsure Innovation’s novel solution aims to provide improved care for ventilator patients

CEO and Founder of Swiftsure Innovation Deanne McCarthy has experienced first-hand the amount of care required for mechanically ventilated patients. For her company, Newfoundland-based Swiftsure Innovation, above all, their mission…
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Gill health project led by AVC faculty member receives $4.7 million in funding

Republished from UPEI News: A project to develop an early warning system for identifying complex gill disease on salmon farms, led by Dr. Mark Fast, professor of fish health and…
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BioVectra and PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Enter into Supply Agreement to Support Development and Commercialization of Bentracimab

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for cardiopulmonary diseases, and BioVectra Inc., an innovative global contract development and manufacturing organization…
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CASTL launches new website

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) announced this week the launch of their new website: castlcanada.ca CASTL’s website was designed with user experience in mind,…
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Somru BioScience and Veeda Clinical Research announce joint venture Global Biotherapeutic Contract Research Organization (CRO) in India

Charlottetown, PE and Ahmedabad, India – Ingenuity BioSciences Pvt. Ltd – Veeda Clinical Research, one of India’s leading and largest independent contract research organization (CRO) companies, and Somru BioScience Inc.,…
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5 ways to find a job in bioscience

Looking to find a job in bioscience? There are a number of avenues through the PEI BioAlliance to stay up to date on the latest opportunities and also get connected…
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Finding a solution that fits

Takaya Technology’s PPE innovation supports fight against COVID-19 It started with an idea, a purpose, and a cause. At the onset of the global pandemic, there was an immediate need…
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Change of date for VetHealth Global 2021

As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and with our intention to have an in-person conference, VetHealth Global, North America’s premier animal health and nutrition industry conference, has adjusted the…
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New OSC Call for Proposals to Build Resilience in our Ocean Sectors

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster recent announcement a one-time Call for Proposals for projects under their new Ocean Supercluster Resilience Program. Through the Ocean Supercluster Resilience Program (OSCR), the OSC will invest…
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BioVectra named as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers 2021

Congratulations to BioVectra, who for the fourth consecutive year was named as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers. BioVectra Inc. is a leading bioscience business located in Prince Edward Island…
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New national partnership strengthens talent within Canada’s life science industry

  Ottawa, January 5, 2021 — BioTalent Canada today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL). Offering multiple applied learning streams…
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Celebrating women-led bioscience companies

Emergence survey indicates 45% of founders and CEOs in the bioscience incubator are female With only 16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses owned by women, there is still much…
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A Story to Hear: The Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Last week, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster featured The Center for Aquaculture Technologies as part of their #StorytoTell series. In this video, CAT discusses the opportunity to revolutionize aquaculture through innovation, the…
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CASTL supports life sciences students and industry growth with Financial Award program

32 recipients from Acadia, Université de Moncton and UPEI to each receive $5,000 scholarships Charlottetown, PE – The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) announced today Financial Awards of $5,000…
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Sekisui Diagnostics PEI named as one of Canada’s Top Employers 2021

Congratulations to PEI’s Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC for once again being named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021. A great example of a place to work and grow a career in…
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Adopting practices to improve equity: The 50 – 30 Challenge

Material republished from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, business, and diversity organizations. Together with project co-creators,…
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CAT officially opens third facility in Victoria

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) officially opened their third facility in Victoria. With the acquisition of this state-of-the-art facility, they are now the largest aquaculture CRO in the world.…
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Three innovative companies latest to join Emergence

Emergence is pleased to welcome three new companies to Canada’s Bioscience Business Incubator: Pegasus Biotech Inc., Au Naturel Solutions and SynerTek. As part of Emergence, they are joining a cohort of 59 clients currently…
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Share your feedback: PEI Economic Action Plan 2021-2026

The PEI BioAlliance is a founding member of Partnership for Growth, a private sector-led initiative to map a path forward for the province’s economy over the next 3-5 years. Although…
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Growing leadership in Canada’s bioscience sector

What may come as a surprise to some, Canada’s smallest province has established a unique and favourable business environment for a thriving bioscience industry. Prince Edward Island turns its size…
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Comfort builds confidence with Au Naturel Solutions

For breast cancer survivor Simonne Cormier, her road to recovery led to an innovative idea that would have a lasting impact. Diagnosed suddenly in 2016, she faced two significant challenges…
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PEI BioAlliance powers bioscience sector with innovative programs

Bioscience innovation is rapidly growing in Prince Edward Island. PEI BioAlliance is launching two new programs to support the momentum. According to an independent economic impact assessment of the bioscience…
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Celebrating impact of bioscience sector in PEI during Global Biotech Week

Premier Dennis King signs official declaration of Global Biotech Week in the province Charlottetown, PE – From COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics, to understanding climate change, producing animal health products, and…
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Bioscience and now Healthcare sectors have access to Student Work Placement Program

BioTalent Canada is expanding its successful national Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), which is already available to bioscience organizations, to Canadian healthcare for the first time. Providing wage subsidies to healthcare…
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Kickstart a career in life sciences with CASTL

On Wednesday, September 2, panelists from the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) presented an online webinar introducing CASTL, a partnership between academia, industry, and government to address the future skills…
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New Bioscience Manufacturing Incubator provides needed space for growing sector

The rapid expansion of PEI’s bioscience cluster brings an increased need for facilities to support the growing sector. With a call for construction tenders earlier this month, the new Bioscience…
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PEI BioAlliance appoints new board chair and members at 2020 AGM

On June 25, the PEI BioAlliance held its 2020 Annual General Meeting, where it confirmed new and returning executives and members, including a new chair of the Board of Directors.…
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Atlantic Canadian bioscience leaders connect at first-ever BIO Digital Conference

Charlottetown, PE – From June 8 to 12, Atlantic Canadian delegates virtually convened with more than 7,000 conference participants across 64 countries for the first-ever BIO Digital 2020 Conference, organized by the…
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Major investment anchors alliance for bioscience skills and training in Atlantic Canada

Charlottetown, PE – Today the Future Skills Centre (FSC) announced the investment of $1.5 million to support the establishment of the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences…
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Somru Adapts Platform for COVID-19

Charlottetown-based Somru BioScience Inc. is adapting its antibody platform to assist in developing therapeutic and diagnostic solutions for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The company has been developing a range of products…
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Bioscience sector makes growing impact on Prince Edward Island economy

Economic Impact Assessment measures impact of bioscience research, development and manufacturing Charlottetown, PE – Findings of a recent Economic Impact Assessment (EIA)confirm that the province’s bioscience industry has grown to…
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Bioscience Technology Program at Holland College Receives National Award

Holland College’s Bioscience Technology program has received a Gold Program Excellence Award from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). The award recognizes a program that is innovative, portable, sustainable, and effective. CICan presents…
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Alpha Cognition Inc. Announces Granted EU Patents and Orphan Drug Designation for its Progranulin Platform

Vancouver, BC (Canada) May 12, 2020 –Alpha Cognition Inc. (ACI) [formerly Neurodyn Cognition], a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, announced today it has been granted two EU patents (EP2249861A1 and EP3009143A1)…
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Government provides tariff relief to importers of certain medical goods

Republished from the Department of Finance, Government of Canada. May 6, 2020 – The Government of Canada continues to take immediate, significant and decisive action to protect Canadians’ health and…
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Clara Deacon appointed as Director of Communications and Marketing

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Clara Deacon as Director of Communications and Marketing. Clara will be responsible for leading the communications and marketing functions for…
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Alpha Cognition Inc. Receives FDA/PMDA Regulatory Guidance for Alpha-1062 Alzheimer’s Therapy

April 30, 2020 – Alpha Cognition Inc. (ACI) [formerly Neurodyn Cognition] today announced that in a pre-Investigational New Drug (Pre-IND) meeting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) agreed upon a…
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Podcast: Interview with PEI BioAlliance CEO Rory Francis

Listen to the Growing Pains Podcast with Matt George & David Campbell as they interview Prince Edward Island BioAlliance CEO Rory Francis on the growth and success of the PEI…
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Zahra Merchant, pharmaceutical formulation scientist, holding BioVectra’s gel sanitizer

PEI bioscience industry answers the call to battle COVID-19

As essential service staff work long hours and families distance themselves from others by hunkering down in their homes, bioscience companies and their employees are flexing their research, development and…
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PEI bioscience company gets $355K to adapt technology to detect COVID-19

A research team led by the University of Prince Edward Island has been awarded a research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to adapt a hand-held, portable…
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CATC wins innovation award

Souris-based Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) earned a top award during the Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual banquet for Business & Community Excellence Awards. In…
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London calling: Island animal health companies explore international opportunities

Led by the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, a delegation of Island-based animal health and nutrition companies flew to the United Kingdom for today’s opening of the Animal Health Investment Europe…
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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster seeking PEI startups

Today, the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance was introduced as PEI’s representative in a collaborative regional partnership to grow the number of startups in Atlantic Canada that are focused on ocean…
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CATC announces Dr. Jason Cleaversmith is joining their team

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Cleaversmith has accepted the position of Vice President leading the Health and Nutrition business unit and General…
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Dr. Mark Redmond

Dr. Mark Redmond appointed to key BioAlliance role

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Redmond as Director of Incubation Services with responsibility for the Emergence Incubator. Effective November 29, Mark will work…
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[Left to right] Cheque presentation with Dr. Russ Kerr, Chair, PEI BioAlliance; Rayanne Frizzell, Administrative Director, 4-H PEI Provincial Council; and Blair Dunn, incoming Managing Director (PEI), Grant Thornton LLP.

More 4-H youth to sample Island bioscience careers

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance today announced a $5000 donation it has directed from the Grant Thornton Foundation to 4-H PEI. The donation allows the PEI BioAlliance to continue and…
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Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce President's Excellence Awards

Chamber names 3 bioscience finalists for 2019 President’s Excellence Awards

Today, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2019 finalists for its 14th annual President’s Excellence Awards. Three of the award categories feature finalists from PEI’s bioscience sector:…
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Abby Chapman with classmates at a Shad Canada program at the University of British Columbia (photo from Shad UBC)

Charlottetown Rural student selected for national program

Every year, enterprising grade-10 and grade-11 students are chosen for spots in Shad Canada’s esteemed programs at 19 universities across the country. There, the students spend July taking part in…
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Dr. Russ Kerr and PEI's Premier King usher in Global Biotech Week 2019

Premier King acknowledges Global Biotech Week

Life-saving medicines, animal health products, green chemistry, renewable energy, feeding the planet: bioscience and biotechnology have established their place in addressing the big challenges of our society. Since 2003, Canada…
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BioVectra sold to H.I.G. Capital for $250 million

Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc today announced that it has sold Charlottetown-based BioVectra to international private equity firm H.I.G. Capital for $250 million USD. “We are very excited to enter into…
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MicroSintesis CEO Hannah McIver with PEI BioAlliance Executive Director Rory Francis, during VetHealth Global 2019 at the PEI Convention Centre, Delta Prince Edward. Photo credit: Berni Wood

MicroSintesis announces $16.4M investment

Hannah McIver, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Charlottetown-based MicroSintesis, announced Wednesday that her company has received a $16.4-million minority investment from Northern Private Capital, a Toronto firm backed by…
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International Vet Health Businesses Converge in Charlottetown

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (June 24, 2019) – For the next three days, industry leaders in veterinary health and nutrition will meet in Charlottetown for the seventh biennial VetHealth Global™,…
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PEI BioAlliance hosts 15th Annual General Meeting

During its 2019 Annual General Meeting yesterday, the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance confirmed new and returning executives and members of its Board of Directors. This Annual General Meeting (AGM), held…
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Picture Left to right: Medal winners Abby Chapman, Christianne Riveroll, Joe Moak, Davis Nicholson and Jannah McCallum at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair (credit: photo from Lise Deveau)

Island students land award-winning finishes that showcase bioscience smarts

At recent national and regional competitions, Island students were rewarded for their science innovations. Apart from ranking among the top finishers, the students also received either medals, cash prizes or…
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Philly beckons Atlantic Canadian bioscience leaders

From June 3 to 6, an Atlantic Canadian delegation will join other prominent bioscience organizations and investors from around the globe for the 2019 BIO International Convention and Trade Show,…
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Island bioscience company added to international investment portfolio

Cuna Del Mar LP has purchased all shares of the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), which has state-of-the-art lab facilities in Souris, Prince Edward Island, and research headquarters in San…
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PEI Partnership for Growth calls for economic action plan as provincial election priority

In advance of the 2019 provincial election, the PEI BioAlliance joined an alliance of more than 20 Prince Edward Island business organizations and industry associations to launch the Partnership for…
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BioAlliance presents Best in Biotech specialty prizes at 2019 PEI Science Fair

Over 250 keen, young and budding scientists were eager to share their projects and knowledge to the many judges at the 2019 Provincial Science Fair at the University of Prince…
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FDA lifts import ban on AquaBounty salmon eggs into the U.S.

The FDA has announced that it will now allow AquaAdvantage Salmon eggs, produced by AquaBounty, to be imported to the company’s land-based facility in Indiana and raised into salmon for…
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Cannabis Producer Harvest One to Acquire Delivra in $19 Million Stock Deal

Harvest One, an international cannabis house of brands in the self-care and health and wellness space, has acquired Delivra. The acquisition of Delivra and its LivRelief™ brand, which produces a…
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BioVectra Inc. announces a $144.6 million expansion project, including a $37.5 million contribution through the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund

BioVectra Inc., an Atlantic Canadian Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, has announced a five-year, $144.6 million (CAD) expansion project to enhance its Biopharmaceutical capabilities in both Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island…
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Sekisui Diagnostics expanding again and adding more jobs 

Sekisui Diagnostics in Charlottetown is expanding again to add capacity and jobs. This is the fourth expansion in four years for Sekisui in PEI. The company expects to add 15-20…
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Province supports new jobs at Dosecann, PEI’s cannabis processing facility

The provincial government will support 32 new jobs at Dosecann, a cannabis oil extraction company in the Biocommons Industrial Park in Charlottetown. Dosecann is a Health Canada approved and licensed cannabis…
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AES Inc. unveils largest CO2 Fluid Extraction System for Global Hemp & Cannabis Industries

Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. has unveiled the largest CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction System for the Global Hemp & Cannabis Industries. The PEI-based company designs, engineers and fabricates supercritical fluid CO2extraction…
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Canadian BioProducts Industry Strives to Increase Investor Interest

A survey of Canadian industrial bioproducts companies has revealed that a more intensive communications strategy is necessary to bring to light successes and opportunities for investors in this emerging sector…
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P.E.I. BioAlliance executive director reflects on the sector’s growth

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.…
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New Oilseed Crop Research Funding Announced by Agriculture Canada

Healthier food, healthier fish, non-chemical pest control, and improved crop rotations; these are a few of the goals of a new five-year, $6.2 million oilseed crop research and development initiative…
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Government of Canada invests in innovation to support oilseed development in Eastern Canada

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food was at Atlantic Soy Corp. in Belle River, Prince Edward Island today to announce a federal investment of $3.7 million to the Eastern…
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Dosecann Inc. – Global Cannabis Solutions

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…
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Charlottetown-based BioVectra named Canada’s biotech company of the year

BioVectra Inc., a biotechnology and pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing company headquartered in Prince Edward Island, was awarded BIOTECanada’s Company of the Year at a presentation in Charlottetown recently. Read more here.
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Ocean Supercluster kicks into high gear

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has signed an agreement to invest up to nearly $153 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, in the Atlantic…
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A fertile partnership for sterile salmon

AquaBounty is looking to move from triploidy to gene editing as the best means to ensure sterile fish, following a deal signed with the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) this…
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Sekisui Diagnostics PEI named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Congratulations to Sekisui Diagnostics PEI has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second consecutive year. The 2019 winners of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers were announced recently by…
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Education part of the job for P.E.I.’s licensed cannabis producers

It’s been a busy couple of months for FIGR, the recreational brand run by PEI licensed Cannabis Producer, Canada’s Island Garden. And when a drug has been illegal for so…
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Women in Aquaculture: Dr. Laura Braden

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…
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Nautilus Biosciences officially opens its expanded UPEI-based facility as Croda’s Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology

  PEI’s Nautilus Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Croda International Plc (“Croda”), celebrated its official opening today as the new Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology. The ribbon-cutting event…
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PEI Companies Shine at 2018 EY Awards

Congratulations to PEI Entrepreneurs Mohammed Moin and Dihan Ahsan of Somru BioScience, winners of the 2018 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Health and Life Sciences. Congratulations…
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Enhancing PEI’s skilled workforce in the bioscience sector

PEI develops plan to educate and train in key bioscience sector   The bioscience industry on Prince Edward Island has grown steadily in the past fifteen years, to become a…
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BioVectra named Biotech Company of the Year by BIOTECanada

Congratulations to PEI-based BioVectra, announced today as BIOTECanada’s Company of the Year through the 2018 Gold Leaf Awards, which annually highlight innovation and entrepreneurship within the Canadian biotechnology industry. Read more…
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BIOTECanada supports Fed Health, Bioscience and Agri-Food Economic Strategy Recommendations

BIOTECanada says industry is very supportive of the Government of Canada Strategy Table’s proposed actions of accelerating innovation adoption, designing agile regulatory and procurement approaches, harnessing digital technology, developing, attracting talent…
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Biotech Industry Survey Shows Competition for Investment and Talent Remain Real

Poised as a vital component of Canada’s push to develop more knowledge-intensive industries, Canada’s biotechnology sector is composed of many early-stage companies that are expecting significant growth in the future.…
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BioAlliance Emergence program hosts founders panel

Melanie Wildman, Founder & CEO of PEI-based Nutracelle speaks during a “founders panel” session at the Founders and Mentors Mashup event in Charlottetown, hosted by the PEI BioAlliance and the…
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Premier MacLauchlan declares Biotechnology Week in PEI

PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents the official Declaration of Biotechnology Week 2018 to Dr. Russ Kerr, Chair of the PEI BioAlliance and Research Fellow, Nautilus Biosciences Croda during the kick-off…
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PEI celebrates Global Biotechnology Week September 24 – 30th

The Prince Edward Island Bioscience Cluster will celebrate Global Biotechnology Week 2018 from September 24 – 30th, with activities focused on recognizing the many partners that work together to support…
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PEI company lands $470K federal contract

P.E.I.’s Island Water Technologies  has secured a $470,000 federal government contract to monitor the quality of wastewater at a number of Canadian municipalities. The contract under the Build in Canada…
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Sekisui Diagnostics plans steady International growth from PEI plant

Biotech manufacturer, Sekisui Diagnostics sees its Prince Edward Island location as a plus – saying it is strategically located in PEI to serve both the North American market and the…
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New human probiotic receives its first registration in Canada

MicroSintesis, Inc., the Canadian-based life sciences company developing a novel platform of anti-infective and health products using patented probiotic metabolites, has received registration of its new probiotic strain, La-21, in…
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State of the art Science and Discovery Facility Planned for PEI

The Homburg family of companies has pledged a $9 Million gift to launch a 15,000 square foot science and discovery facility within The Confederation Court Mall in downtown Charlottetown, Prince…
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Provincial government investing in Island’s future leaders  

More Prince Edward Island students than ever before participated in a nationwide young leaders program supported by the provincial government.   SHAD – named for the Aurora, Ontario creek where…
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Sekisui Diagnostics to add jobs with latest expansion

The second expansion in as many years at Sekisui Diagnostics will bring new jobs and help the company increase its production and develop new export markets that will boost the…
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Somru bringing more affordable medicines to market

Innovation is not a buzzword. It is a way of life and a driving force in today’s economy. It is about making things better, whether that’s new technologies, ideas, or…
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Governor General’s first official visit to PEI

BioAlliance roundtable part of Governor General’s first official visit to PEI 

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada visited Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia earlier this week and included a roundtable meeting with members of the…
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Atlantic Canada’s BioIndustry attends North America’s largest biotechnology conference

Over twenty-five biotechnology companies and research organizations from Atlantic Canada attended the 2018 BIO International Convention and Trade Show in Boston, Massachusetts June 4 – 7th. The annual event brings…
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PEI – The Boom Province

While wages, housing starts, and exports are growing at a rapid pace in Canada’s smallest Province, PEI is set to experience another booming year according to analysts. Among these success…
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New PEI BioFutures Program a Success

A group of senior members of 4-H Clubs from across PEI wrapped up the new PEI BioFutures Program by presenting their experiences at Holland College this week. Over the past…
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PEI BioAlliance and 4-H PEI Provide Hands-on Experience with New BioFutures Program

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of 4-H on PEI and senior members of the PEI 4-H Club are getting the opportunity to go behind the scenes at PEI Bioscience companies…
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Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. Completes Sales Agreement for new high capacity Supercritical CO2 Extraction System

Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) to build the first in a series of custom…
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Delivra Inc. announces product line expansions to include cannabis-related over-the-counter and prescription products

Ontario and PEI-based Delivra Inc., has announced that it has successfully developed and tested line-extension products using its precision topical delivery system platform to include cannabis-related over-the-counter and prescription products. Read more…
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Government of Canada launches Intellectual Property Strategy

Canada is a leader in research, science, creation and invention, but according to industry reports, it can do more when it comes to commercializing innovations. And so today, the Honourable…
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Windsor Expansion Helps BioVectra Meet Global Market Demand

The Federal Government joined members of the BioVectra team in Windsor, Nova Scotia today to announce an investment of $5 million in BioVectra Inc. to help the biotechnology and pharmaceutical…
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Best in Biotech specialty prize winners – 2018 PEI Science Fair

Congratulations to all of today’s winners from the Provincial Science Fair! The Best in Biotech BioAlliance Awards were handed out to: First Place Winner was Grade 9 student, Neleah Lavoie…
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Atlantic Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Successful

The Ocean Supercluster proposal has been successful in the Federal Government’s ISI (Innovation Supercluster Initiative) Competition, as has the Protein Industries Supercluster – two of five successful clusters announced today…
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Water Technology

Investment secured for Water Technology Commercialization

Island Water Technologies Inc. has been awarded $500,000 in seed round investment by Island Capital Partners (ICP) and Natural Products Canada (NPC) for water technology commercialization. The deal comes on…
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StepScan

Stepscan Technologies Inc. and Deltason Medical Ltd. Sign Distribution Contract

Stepscan Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce their new distribution contract with Deltason Medical Ltd. (Deltason) of Hong Kong. Through this deal, Deltason becomes a representative of the Stepscan® Gait…
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PEI BioAlliance

Rory Francis responds to Diane Francis’ Commentary in the National Post

This week, columnist Diane Francis of the National Post, ran a Commentary “Grants to ‘fake startups’ won’t build Silicon Valley North”. They will only spawn Bombardier-like boondoggles”. PEI BioAlliance Executive Director Rory…
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Canada's Island Garden

Charlottetown company signs agreement with province for supply of cannabis

Canada’s Island Garden, is expanding its Charlottetown facility next year to meet the demand for medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana once it is legalized. The Charlottetown-based company is…
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Croda International Pl

Nautilus Biosciences Purchase brings Croda to Prince Edward Island

Croda International Plc, who creates, makes and sells speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, has announced that it has acquired Nautilus Biosciences Canada…
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National Report Identifying Priorities to Position Canada as Global Leader in Value-Added Bioproducts Released

The BioAlliance is one of a number of industry members of the Canadian Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable involved in the Canadian Industrial Bioproducts Industry Priorities Paper, released today. The…
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BioVectra

BioVectra recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2018)

Congratulations to PEI-based BioVectra Inc. – recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2018 by MediaCorp Inc. The Pharmaceutical manufacturing company is one of PEI’s oldest, largest and…
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BioTalent Canada

New Wage Subsidy Program Launched to Assist Newcomers in Canadian Biotech Companies

OTTAWA, January 4, 2018 – Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy pilot project aimed at expanding diversity in Canada’s bio-economy. The project will foster industry growth by placing…
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