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

  • Natural products and cancer immunotherapy selected in latest CECR competition

    Natural Products Canada (NPC) is one of two new networks that has joined the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. It will receive $14 million over five years to establish four nodes in a national network for commercializing natural products for human and animal health, agricultural products and industrial chemicals. Spearheaded by the PEI BioAlliance, the Charlottetown-based NPC is the first CECR to be headquartered in the Maritimes. An article in the March 2017 Issue of Research Money looks at the success factors and sustainability.

  • PEI Company Installs World's Most Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment Solution in Algeria

    Island Water Technologies (Canada) has announced the successful installation of the worlds most energy efficient wastewater (sewage) treatment solution for RedMed Group in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria. The REGEN + wastewater treatment system save up to 90 % of energy an doesn't use chemicals. Read Article here.

  • PEI BioAlliance Sponsors Labour Market Report on Internationally-educated Professionals

    The PEI BioAlliance is pleased to be one of the sponsors of a labour Market Report - Paving the Way, released recently by BioTalent Canada. The report contains information from skilled newcomers, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and employers, and includes recommendations on how internationally-educated professionals (IEPs) can better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.

  • New Leaf Essentials East brings new jobs to Slemon Park

    Now that PEI native Chris Chivilo is a successful pulse processor and trader in Western Canada with his company, WA Grain Holdings Inc., he wants to do the same in his home province with New Leaf Essentials East, an Island-based subsidiary of WA Grain Holdings Inc. It will contract with local farmers to produce about 5,000 acres of field peas and process them at its newly purchased facility in Slemon Park, creating  new jobs in the province and increasing our exports.

  • PEI Biotechnology Company Will Soon Expand

    Somru Bioscience Inc. is an emerging biotechnology company dedicated to developing antibody and immunoassay solutions for research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The technology developed by Somru helps its clients bring affordable life-saving bio-therapeutics to the market sooner. Federal and Provincial government officials were in Charlottetown today to announce funding assistance for the Company's construction of a new 5,000 square foot facility in the BioCommons Research Park.


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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.