Through excellence in RESEARCH, strong LEADERSHIP, and a supportive
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, the PEI Bioscience Cluster provides the
enabling conditions for bio-based business success.

  • Aquabounty Receives FDA Approval for AquAdvantage Salmon

    Aquabounty Technologies Inc., a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s application for the production, sale and consumption of its AquAdvantage? Salmon, expediting growth time to market.

  • The Emergence Incubator is expanding services to boost competitiveness of associated companies

    A new partnership between the Emergence BioIncubation Program of the PEI BioAlliance and MaRS Market Intelligence services will boost the competiteveness of Atlantic Canadian companies by giving them access to proprietary information on national and global markets. Read more.

  • BioAlliance, BioTalent Canada: Connecting and Advancing Women in BioTech

    The BioAlliance partnered with BioTalent Canada to host a special presentation focused on Connecting & Advancing Women in Biotechnology. A large crowd turned out to The Guild in Charlottetown to hear the group of industry panelists discuss "Moving Beyond the Boundaries" - a national labour market report released this fall focused on women in Canada's bio-economy.

  • PEI Bio companies win at Chamber Awards

    The Greater Charlottetown  & Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its annual President’s Excellence Awards, highlighting several individuals and companies across a number of business sectors.  Congratulations to recipients -  Somru BioSciences Inc., who won the 2015 Emerging Business Award of the Year, as well as Island Abbey Foods Ltd. and BioVectra Inc. who were both chosen as finalists in the Execellence in Business Award – with Island Abbey Foods Ltd. taking top prize in that category. Congratulations to Ron Keefe, BioVectra for receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award.

  • National Biotechnology Week Kicks off and marks 10 Years of Industry Momentum in PEI

    As the PEI BioAlliance celebrates a ten-year milestone, BIOTECanada kicked off its annual National Biotechnology Week celebrations in Charlottetown at a special anniversary event to showcase PEI’s Bioscience Cluster. The celebration featured local biotech company exhibits, a special presentation by BIOTECanada, the release of Turning Size to Competitive Advantage – A history of PEI's Bioscience Cluster, and the recognition of seven Pioneers of Prince Edward Island’s Bioscience Industry.


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In Prince Edward Island, we have created a DYNAMIC and COLLABORATIVE 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.