Business – Key Industries – Ag-Bio & Life Sciences – Research & Development
Saskatoon is home to one of the finest biotechnology and life sciences campuses and research parks in the world. With nearly 30,000 people on campus every day, the University of Saskatchewan features faculties in all major life sciences, specializing in agriculture and bioresources, health sciences, veterinary medicine, and biotechnology. http://www.usask.ca/
Innovation Place is a research park adjacent to the University of Saskatchewan. Home to approximately 140 clients in 19 buildings, it leases office space, laboratories, growth chambers and private, secure, individually controlled all glass greenhouse space to a variety of science and technology related tenants. http://www.innovationplace.com/innovation-place.php The U of S and Innovation Place are home to world renowned institutions like the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s only synchrotron the Plant Biotech Institute, and Agriculture Canada’s Crop Research Centre.
- Medicine http://www.medicine.usask.ca/
- 230 Faculty and home to the Royal University Teaching Hospital
- College of Pharmacy & Nutrition http://www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/
- 23 Faculty
- College of Dentistry http://www.usask.ca/dentistry/
- 20 Faculty
- College of Nursing http://www.usask.ca/nursing/
- 47 Faculty
- College of Agriculture and Bioresources http://www.agbio.usask.ca/
- 55 Faculty and home to the Crop Development Centre
- Western College of Veterinary Medicine http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/
- 75 faculty and home to the Prairie Diagnostic Center
- College of Engineering http://www.engr.usask.ca/
- 81 faculty
Research and Commercialization Institutes
Canadian Light Source (CLS) Canada’s national synchrotron research facility
Primary capability: synchrotron-based analytical and research services for environmental, life, pharmaceuticals and materials sciences
Staff: Total staff 160 with 70 Scientists
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization –(9A) International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac).
Research goal: Development of effective therapeutic and prophylactic methods to control infectious diseases of humans and animals..
Primary capability : All aspects of vaccine research and development including disease pathogenesis, formulation and delivery, pre-clincial testing of human vaccines and full regulatory licensing of animal vaccines for containment level 2 and level 3 diseases.
Staff: Total 160 with 60 Scientists
National Research Council Plant Biotechnology institute (PBI). Canada’s premier research organization dedicated to commodity and specialty crop plant biotechnology research.
Primary capability: Genomics technologies, analytical platforms, and plant and cell technologies
Staff : Total staff 177 with 20 Scientists
POS Pilot Plant Inc.(POS) Applied research for processing bio-based materials
Primary Capability: Grams-to-tonnes process development, toll processing and analytical services.
Staff : Total staff 85 with 10 Scientists
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Specializing in research on Western Canadian crops and home to the National Seed Gene bank, with over 110,000 seeds
350 staff with 42 scientists
Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
Saskatchewan’s leading provider of applied R&D and technology commercialization
Total of 379 staff (all divisions) with 64 scientists
Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food division
Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Division offers testing, R&D, commercialization and manufacturing services in the areas of plant and animal genomics, vet biologics, preclinical fermentation and thermal and biological processing
44 Ag Biotechnology staff with 14 scientists
Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre) Specializes in consumer food product research and development, incubation processing and food safety training for the food industry.
Primary Capability: CFIA inspected food processing and packaging facility, extrusion technology, food innovation R&D, industry training.
Staff : Total staff 16 with 6 Scientists
National Hydrology Centre
Addresses water-related issues and generates scientific knowledge needed to resolve environmental issues of regional, national and international significance.
50 staff with xx scientists
Innovation Place Bio Processing Centre
Providing custom processing on a contract basis for the nutraceutical, cosmetic and agri-food industries, it has a site license under Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate.
Primary Capability Alcohol extraction
Staff: Total staff 12with 1 Scientists
FDA-inspected, GLP and cGMP compliant
Analytical Capability: We are a unique USFDA-inspected Pharmaceutical Research Institute with the experience, expertise and tools to optimize the full cycle of product concept to approved pharmaceutical product and all points in between. Our services include biological and pharmaceutical analysis, clinical trials, regulatory navigation, patent review, biostatistics, and formulation for simple to challenging high barrier drugs. We are large enough to deliver efficiently on both pilot and pivotal studies yet flexible enough to function as an extension of your research team for analysis and formulation/product development.