Province’s Bioscience Sector Achieves Impressive Economic Impact
An economic analysis of the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Cluster
suggests that the bioscience sector is already having a profound impact on PEI's economy and confirms that the bioscience sector has become an important growth engine for the PEI economy, with an average increase in economic output of 33% per year since 2006, reaching $188.3 million in industry output in 2012. The report, released today by the PEI BioAlliance, was carried out by David Campbell of Jupia Consultants, a New Brunswick-based economic development planning and research firm, with funding provided by the Government of Canada.
Best in BioTechnology at PEI Science Fair
The PEI BioAlliance handed out specialty prizes at the PEI Provincial-wide Science Fair at the University of Prince Edward Island today. Congratulations to first-place winner, Grade 12 student Harini Balasundaram from Charlottetown Rural High School who won “The Best in Biotech” for her project – Defining the Role of SOX-4 in Developing Kidneys.
PEI BioAlliance Announces Business Marketing Award Winners
Members of the PEI BioAlliance, local bioscience companies, and business program instructors were on hand to present awards to the winners of the 2014 BioAlliance/UPEI Business Marketing competition at a reception held at McDougall Hall at the University of Prince Edward Island School of Business. Congratulations to the all-female top group for their marketing strategy developed for Solarvest Inc. Team members included: Rachelle MacArthur, Jodi Praught, Kaitlyn Lord, Ashley Deighan, and Danielle Gauvin-Saunders.
$5,000 Tuition Prize for High School BioTech Essay!
Do you know any high school students interested in biotech?
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP is giving Canadian students a chance to win up to $5,000 in first year tuition fees for writing "Canada's Top Biotechnology Story of the Year!" The Deadline for entries is May 31, 2014.
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™.
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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.