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 in Prince Edward Island.
Funding for research and development at the University of Prince Edward Island has increased in the past decade by more than 600 per cent. 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 Counci Canada is located right on the University's Campus and 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 large-scale expansion and renovation project at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College includes 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, the Center for Aquatic Health Sciences, 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 Bio Food Tech, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Research Centre, and Canada’s Smartest Kitchen.
In 2011, the provincial government created the BioCommons Industrial park with centralized manufacturing space for companies. Plans are to expand the physical infrastructure to include accelerators and incubators to continue helping companies commercialize new products.