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

  • Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. finalizes sale of industrial scale CO2 Supercritical Fluid Cannabis Extraction System to Industry Leading Producer

    Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) has announced the completion of an agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy Growth) (TSX.V:CGC) to build a custom made CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction System for the purpose of producing high-quality cannabis extracts on an industrial scale.

  • Canada's Island Garden showcases new medical marijuana facility

    President of Canada's Island Garden, Edwin Jewel recently gave media a tour of the 2,160-square-metre facility located at the BioCommons Research Park in Charlottetown. The company will soon grow, process, package, and securely store medical marijuana.

  • BioFoodTech Manager earns Premier’s Diversity Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Ed Charter, Manager of food science and natural products extraction with BioFoodTech who has been honoured as this year's recipient of the annual Premier's Diversity Leadership Award for creating a welcoming workplace for teammates and clients from different cultural backgrounds.

  • Minister Bains champions Canadian innovation in biotechnology during visit to California

    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today marked the conclusion of a successful trip to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where he led the Canadian delegation at the 2016 BIO International Convention - engaging with key global industry leaders to discuss partnerships and ways to support growing companies. The Minister also made time to drop by to speak to guests at the annual Taste of Atlantic Canada Reception.

  • Minister Bains to attend North America's largest biotechnology conference

    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will lead the Canadian delegation at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco, California. The annual event brings together biotechnology industry leaders, academics and representatives from life sciences organizations from around the world. Minister Bains will deliver a keynote address at the Gowling WLG luncheon, speak at the opening of the Canada Place pavilion and will participate in other Canadian biotech activities.


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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.