Finding a Cure
An island-based bioscience company is working on groundbreaking research in finding a cure for Parkinson's disease and has recieved key support from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help its work.
World-class researchers working in state of the art facilities, using the latest technologies, that's what you’ll find here.
Funding for research and development at the University of Prince Edward Island has increased in the past decade by more than 600 %. UPEI is home to more than a dozen funded research chairs. Research Info$ource ranks UPEI number one in research income growth among Canadian undergraduate universities.
The National Research Council’s Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) located on the UPEI Campus plays a vital role in this equation. The $11.5 million, 55,531 square ft. facility has been designed to house leading-edge equipment and to maximize interaction and collaboration among teams of highly skilled research professionals.
A recent large-scale expansion and renovation project at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College included the development of a $20 million, 57,000 sq ft research complex. The new AVC Research Complex provides superb infrastructure and space for AVC's highly collaborative research agenda. Research centres such as the Atlantic Centre for Comparative Biomedical Research and the AVC Lobster Science Centre are housed within the new research complex.
Situated in close proximity are several outstanding research and academic institutions including; the PEI Health Research Institute, the Atlantic Canada Network on Bioactive Compounds, the PEI Food Technology Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Research Centre, and Canada’s Smartest Kitchen.
Construction of a new $30 million BioCommons Research Park is set to begin. The world-class facility, located on 65 acres of beautiful campus-style land on the outskirts of Charlottetown will feature bioscience R & D, manufacturing and support service facilities, and will include a 55,000 sq. ft. Business Accelerator with incubation space for early stage companies.