Island Abbey Foods™ Announces Newest Innovation: PurAgave™ 100% Pure Dried Agave Products
Island Abbey Foods™, creator of the award winning (and space traveling!) Honibe – Pure Honey Joy® brand of honey products, announced today the launch of the world’s first line of 100% pure dried Agave products under their newest food and natural health product brand: PurAgave™.
PEI Celebrates Women in BioTech
The Honourable Valerie E. Docherty, Minister of Community Services and Seniors and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women joined a large crowd of businesswomen, educators, researchers, students, and members of the public in Charlottetown to mark International Women’s Day (March 8th). It was a celebration of women working in PEI’s Bioscience Industry, featuring some of the “star women” that are shaping business and research in PEI.
Status of Women Canada announces new BioTalent Canada Initiative to Cultivate Women in Biotech
The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Canada announced today a new project for BioTalent Canada to connect and advance women in biotechnology, classified as a “non-traditional” industry. The three year project will engage stakeholders to identify the challenges and needs on how best to assist women in entering the bio-economy and support local networks of women in Vancouver, Toronto, Charlottetown and Montreal.
Canada’s Smartest Kitchen increasing capacity to help Atlantic Canadian companies develop innovative food products
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Holland College President Dr. Brian McMillan were in Charlottetown today to announce a combined investment of $346,000 to Canada’s Smartest Kitchen located at Holland College. The funding will allow Canada’s Smartest Kitchen to build capacity to help small and medium-sized businesses receive the expertise and knowledge they need to develop their food products and achieve success in the consumer market.
Avivagen Announces Nomination of New Director
Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV), a wellness company developing and delivering products that support and enhance the health and quality of life for animals and the people who care for them, announces the nomination of a new Director, Mr. G.F. Kym Anthony, and the retirement of its current Chairman, Mr. Jacques Brault. Mr. Anthony has considerable experience in life sciences, agriculture, capital markets and corporate governance, and is currently independent Chairman of the Board of Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (PLI – TSX), Board Vice-Chairman of COM DEV International (CDV – TSX), Executive Chairman of Hybrid Partners and a Proprietor of Top Meadow Farms.
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In Prince Edward Island, we have created a DYNAMIC
approach to building our BioScience economy. Our focus is Bioactive Compounds and natural product chemistry, with applications in human, animal and fish health and nutrition products.
The PEI BioAlliance connects the partners of the PEI Bioscience Cluster
. Together with our many partners, we work to promote, advocate and facilitate the growth of PEI’s BioTechnology sector.