We are happy to highlight a cross-section of Emergence clients, below:
Active AgriScience is an award-winning leading global manufacturer of innovative foliar nutrition products developed to solve grower’s problems and to increase production yields. Our ground-breaking research conducted by network of laboratories combined with independent third-party verification of efficacy allows growers to improve production, quality, and profits while reducing the impact on the environment.
Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) designs, engineers and fabricates manual and fully automated supercritical fluid botanical CO2 extraction systems for the medical marijuana and hemp industries in North America. AESI has assembled a skilled management team and world class scientific advisory group with over 60 years of experience in supercritical fluid design and processes. The company has an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Diversified Metal Engineering Ltd. (DME), an innovative engineering and manufacturing company located in Prince Edward Island, Canada, with over 25 years of manufacturing experience to build the systems in their state of the art CRN, ASME and ISO accredited facility.
AffinityImmuno provides high quality R & D support services for Biological drug discovery – specializing in antibodies, antibody lead discovery, protein engineering, and assay development for novel targets for cancer, autoimmunity and endocrine disorders.
AKSO Marine Biotech, founded in 1983, is a leading dry sea cucumber processing company in Atlantic Canada. Since 2016, AKSO has been focusing on research and development of bioactive ingredients and natural health products from wild caught Atlantic sea cucumber and other marine materials, which are obtained and processed in a natural and sustainable manner. AKSO’s office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They put their best effort to ensure the quality and stability of all the raw materials and the final formulations to create a better and healthier life for their customers.
Animal Ethics Pty. Ltd. is a research and development company specializing in the development of wound care and pain relief products for humans, livestock, and companion animals. Animal Ethics was the first company, globally, to have a topical pain relief product registered for use on farm animals. Their vision is that highly effective, safe, affordable and practical pain relief products are developed and made widely available to prevent pain and minimize suffering associated with surgical husbandry procedures and traumatic wounds in humans, livestock and companion animals.
AlphaCognition, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies to treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord. They embarked on research programs to find alternative ways of treating Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. To date, both are very serious conditions that have major unmet medical needs. Formerly known as Neurodyn Inc.
Atlantic AgriTech Inc. specializes in the provision of contract research services for crop development in the areas of varietal evaluation, crop nutrition, crop protection, environmental impacts of crop production and agronomy. Our facilities include Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant office and field/laboratory space, as well as a complete line of farm and research equipment suitable for conducting a wide range of agricultural and environmental research studies. Atlantic AgriTech manages a wide range of crop management consulting projects, as well as environmental projects to evaluate and mitigate the effects of agricultural practices on soil, water, air and plant and animal life, including pollinators. The company has international clients in China, Australia, UK and US.
Avivagen is a life-sciences company that is developing and commercializing products to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds to optimize the health and growth of animals by supporting the animal’s own health defences. Avivagen’s unique, propriety technology, known as OxC-beta™ (fully oxidized beta-carotene) is based on Avivagen’s discovery of the propensity of the micronutrient B-carotene to naturally undergo oxidation to generate polymeric oxidation products that possess a unique combination of immunological health benefits. Multiple trials have been completed with OxC-beta Livestock as a non-antibiotic feed additive that successfully optimizes health and productivity in swine and poultry. For Companion Animals, Avivagen has created two branded lines of OxC-beta Technology products, Vivamune Vital Health Chews and Oximunol Chewable Tablets, intended to improve or maintain quality of life in these animals. Avivagen is headquartered in The Partnership Facility at the NRC, 100 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario, and maintains a biology operation in The Partnership Facility at the NRC in Charlottetown, PEI.
Au Naturel Solutions is a company specializing in the manufacturing of an all-natural breast prosthesis with an attachment system. In contrast to the existing synthetic polyester or silicone options, Au Naturel’s product is made from animal and plant-based fibers. Originally from PEI, their innovative product includes a prosthesis comprised of a molded breast form with fiber fill to be placed within a bra cup to correct asymmetry, as well as an innovative system to keep the prosthesis securely in place. The all-natural materials were selected for their hypoallergenic and biodegradable properties, breathability, moisture wicking and durability.
Bait Masters provides traditional and alternative bait options to fishers in the lobster and crab fishing industry. Based in PEI, Bait Masters tackles the real issues facing the industry: the shortages of bait, cost fluctuation, amount of annual waste due to spoilage, and messy preparation of fresh bait.
BioSpa (Quann) Cosmeceuticals Inc. focuses on the development, manufacture and marketing of a premium professorial skincare line: Quannessence Skincare. Full commercialization began in 2013 and BioSpa has grown steadily with a strong presence throughout the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The Quannessence brand is gaining traction in other parts of Canada and is becoming recognized as a leading brand in its sector. The Quannessence line was developed to address a gap in the provision of effective treatments of problematic skin conditions for estheticians and professional skincare providers. Products are available for sale to the public only through professionals.
BioTraceIT™ values the capacity to improve medical care and interventions by quantifying pain ultimately impacting quality of life and wellness. BioTraceIT™ focuses on novel technologies at the cutting edge of wearable health care. We deem new solutions as paramount to new paradigms. By measuring pain, we quantify wellness.
Because Animals is a small company with a big mission: to create nutritious, sustainable, animal-free pet food using cultured meat. By developing novel approaches in green biotechnology applied to food production, we are making foods that are not only healthier for our pets, but are also safer for people and our planet.
FIGR operates within a new and highly regulated system under the terms of the Access to Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). As a horticultural business, it also stands on the shoulders of generations of farming Jewells and the culture of Prince Edward Island. We know the origin, quality and potency of medical marijuana is important. To that end, CIG makes this promise: our horticultural experience, pristine environment, and stringent quality controls will result in a consistent and high quality product at a reasonable price. All delivered with exceptional Prince Edward Island customer service!
The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada is a contract research organization (CRO) providing support for R&D and commercialization activities in the aquaculture industry, with particular expertise in GxP-compliant research.
Last year in the U.S, over 700,000 people got infections from visiting a hospital. We threw out $109B worth of rotten food and beverages, and over 200,000 bottles of cosmetics spoiled. These are just a few statistics on the worldwide war against bad microorganisms. Each year people get sick, food rots on shelves and any product susceptible to spoilage undoubtedly spoils. Each industry faces the common problem of microbes, but with different microorganisms to combat. However, the traditional “one size fits all” antimicrobial agents are becoming less and less effective and industries are looking for personalized antimicrobial solutions. At the same time, industries are under intense pressure from the public to use less chemical sounding preservatives in products. Something about drinking sodium benzoate just does not sound attractive! Chinova Bioworks is developing this solution, using a unique biopolymer called Chitosan. The key benefit of this platform technology is that we can personalize a highly effective, safe, label-friendly and natural antimicrobial to address the needs of each industry’s individual microbial issues. Starting in the beverage space, we hope to make advancements that will allow us to grow into the higher-end markets like cosmetics, medical and pharmaceutical industries.
CNS CRO (Contract Research Corporation) is a private, pre-clinical neurological disease specialty laboratory, offering a range of proprietary cell-based and animal models for pre-clinical evaluation of test compounds for neurodegenerative disease. CNS CRO also has extensive expertise in behavioural and cognitive assessment.
Dalriada Therapeutics Inc. is a start-up focusing on the development of novel small molecules for a range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications. With broad expertise in drug discovery and chemosensor technologies, the company’s efforts are currently centred on the preclinical development of a novel class (DT1) of small molecule inhibitors in cancers of the blood and brain as well as proliferative skin pathologies. Dalriada is engaged in the development of small molecule-based diagnostic technologies for Alzheimer’s disease and infections. In addition to these R&D activities, Dalriada offers services in medicinal chemistry and custom synthesis.
Dosecann Inc. is a PEI-based Licensed Dealer developing a suite of cannabis products across a variety of delivery methods for both the medical and adult use markets. They are currently completing the buildout of a 42,000 square foot GMP compliant facility in the PEI BioCommons Research Park in Charlottetown. Within the purpose-built facility, Dosecann will accommodate product development, extraction, formulation, filling and packaging.
Eversea is an algae technology company and a world leader in research and development of natural micro algae strains for high value markets. The company has expertise in the latest algae-based biological technologies that are directed to develop and commercialize unique and proprietary technologies such as clean energy.
Fieldetect’s technology features a FieldLAMP, an ‘in-the-field’ agricultural and environmental pathogen detection technology, eliminating the need for laboratory analysis, sample tracking and shipment, molecular biology experience, or handling by laboratory technicians. DNA detection is done at the point of sample collection… wherever that might be. Their technology promises lab quality results from the cab of a pickup truck.
Halibut PEI has developed a next-generation aquaculture system, which is land-based, closed-containment – making their halibut production more efficient and environmentally sound than other forms of protein production. They also offer a far more bio-secure solution with dramatically reduced transportation costs.
Island Abbey Foods is an Island-based company that produces 100% pure honey-based products, such as the Honey Drop and Honey Delights. The Honey Drop is the world’s first pure, non-sticky honey that you can hold. It is also 100% all natural honey without any additives. The honibe® line of all natural honey products provide real health benefits using honibe® Technology. Under their honibe® platform, they offer innovative cough and cold products such as honibe® honey lozenges™ and a line of gummy multivitamins.
Island Water Technologies (IWT) is a PEI (Canada) based company specializing in modular, renewably powered wastewater treatment. IWT aims to leave the smallest environmental impact as possible on the wastewater treatment process. The company brings together a unique partnership of world leading expertise in microbiology, environmental engineering, power management, controls, automation and manufacturing.
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Kondor Pharma is developing safe and effective plant derived drugs and nutraceuticals for neurodegenerative disorders. The company’s lead product, InflawellTM is a proprietary plant extract for treatment of aging-associated neurodegeneration, with general application for memory and brain health. InflawellTM has shown efficacy in pilot clinical trials for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Kondor Pharma’s office and R&D laboratory is located in Mississauga, Ontario.
MicroSintesis is a new life sciences company focused on creating novel anti-infectives. By harnessing the natural defense mechanisms of probiotics, MicroSintesis is on the forefront of developing biotechnologies that fight antibiotic resistant bacteria and reduce the virulence of pathogens.
Nature’s Crops International (NCI) is a manufacturer of specialty oils for dietary supplements, food and personal care products. All oils produced by NCI are from the highest quality crops, grown by growers who follow strict management protocols for sustainability and identity preservation. NCI ensures the crops produced are grown, processed, packaged, and delivered in a safe, sustainable, traceable, and cost-competitive manner – from soil to oil…naturally.
Neurodyn Life Sciences is a Canadian biotechnology company focused on identifying, validating and developing natural compounds into both prescription drugs and natural products for the early treatment of neurological diseases. Through its offices in Charlottetown, Halifax, and Germany, Neurodyn Life Sciences manages prescription drug and natural health product commercialization as well as subsidiaries in fine chemicals & medicinal chemistry and animal modeling of neurological disease.
North Atlantic Organics Ltd (NAO) is a producer and distributor of organic sea plant (seaweed) products that serve as mineral supplements to animals and plants. By using traditional methods of hand and horse raking seaweeds from the shores of PEI, as well as solar drying, fossil fuels are not burned and the quality of the product is preserved. The company is currently in the process of developing natural plant enhancement supplements that can be used as fertilizer for crops such as potatoes, cranberries, strawberries, soybeans and more.
Nutracelle is an innovative Nutrition Supplement company, focused on creating the highest quality natural protein and nutritional supplements to help women achieve their health and weight loss goals. The company is currently working on expanding their product line with the development of innovative, convenient, natural health products, including energy bars and baking mixes for the health and wellness market in North America.
Pacific Gene Tech (PGT) is a biologics company that develops and commercializes next generation vaccines and adjuvant delivery systems to prevent zoonotic and other diseases including Salmonella, E. coli and other GI tract bacteria, apicomplexan parasites, and viruses such as influenza and African Swine Fever. PGT was founded in 2009 in the United States to take discovery vaccine research into commercial development. Today, they have a substantial and growing international footprint, and have expanded the platform and technology through support from partners around the globe.
Pegasus Biotech Inc. is an agile biotech company that focuses on providing high quality vaccine and biotherapeutic development services to the human and animal health sector. They are also developing accurate and reliable analytical testing methods for the human and animal health industry. Based in Charlottetown, PEI, their team is comprised of three senior scientists with a combined 50+ years of experience in the biotechnology industry and more than 30 years of management experience. Pegasus Biotech’s areas of expertise include cell culture/fermentation and purification process development, analytical assay development, human and veterinary biologic product development and regulatory submission, point-of-care and clinical diagnostic instrument and assay development, GLP/GMP lab quality standards and HSE.
PFERA aims to provide horse owners with a birth prediction tool they can use on their pregnant mares. The system we have developed estimates when the pregnant horse will give birth to the foal based on the mare’s milk chemistry. Using a specially designed hardware and software tools, the foaling attendant will be able to decide what the best course of action is for the pregnant mare. This device can be used on any number of milk samples, and on any number of mares. Once the test is done a birth prediction is displayed on the attendant’s smartphone.
Picomole is an innovative medical technology company. They have developed a novel platform technology for gas analysis called LISA™, which stands for Laser Infrared Sample Analysis. LISA™ technology is fast and powerful, permitting sample analysis down to parts-per-billion levels and below within minutes. With their patented breath analysis technology, they are currently developing a breath test for lung cancer screening and researching additional non-invasive diagnostic tests.
PKA SoftTouch Corp. designs, develops, and markets innovative and life-enhancing patented medical products. We are fulfilling the international market demand for a safer and more comfortable drug injection delivery system. We improve the quality of life for all with the PKA Micro-Needle. Our mission is to make the world a healthier and safer place, opening the door for the safe and efficient delivery of vaccines and other medications to areas of the world currently underserved by the medical community.
The Previwo approach has been to work together with farming partners in industry and in research institutions to acquire a deeper and more profound understanding of host-microbial communication and interaction. They work actively to identify specific impactful bacteria that can be selected and used specifically to enhance biological performance in Atlantic salmon through application in water.
Prosper Animal Health is an animal health company that is creating and commercializing a portfolio of breakthrough vaccines for multiple livestock and companion animal species. Prosper Animal Health controls an internationally patented breakthrough technology that will improve the effectiveness, diversity, safety, and duration of vaccines.
Red Earth Cannabis is an organization that seeks alternative therapies that empower the community to enhance their well-being. We explore these alternatives through cannabinoid extraction. By using our scientific approach we are able to create unique products and services to our customers.
RPS Biologiques Inc. develops novel products that address critical issues in aquatic, animal and human health sectors using innovative approaches and techniques. The company seeks to establish the commercial viability of advanced research projects and bring products to market through direct sales to customers, licensing fees and royalties from marketing partners.
Seaford Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to developing and marketing specialty healthcare solutions to Canadians, and others abroad. Founded in 1991 by the Seales family, Seaford Pharmaceuticals is a proudly Canadian company that works closely with healthcare professionals to develop quality healthcare products across a variety of therapeutic areas.
Simini Technologies Inc. is a specialized pharmaceutical company that licenses veterinary rights to human health drug candidates to develop those products for animal applications. The focus of the business is to advance therapies for companion animals (dogs, cats and horses). Seven years of unprecedented investment and innovation in human health has created a field of new opportunities to identify potential drug candidates for animal health. Simini Technologies’ drug candidates will address chronic diseases associated with high prevalence, initially dermatology and pain management expanding to dry eye syndrome and muscular/bone atrophy.
SomaDetect is a New Brunswick company that has developed an in-line sensor that measures every critical indicator of dairy quality (fat, protein, somatic cell counts, progesterone, and antibiotics) from every cow at every milking. It uses no consumables (no chemicals, no cartridges, no lost milk), is extremely quick (results in seconds, not minutes), and accurate.
Somru BioScience Inc. is an emerging biotechnology company dedicated to developing breakthrough antibody technology for research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The company currently uses antibodies to generate reagents that will accelerate biosimilar research and development.
SP Nutraceuticals Inc. was founded in 2016 to commercialize novel natural health products which are scientifically proven and seek to improve the health and lives of Canadians. The company’s headoffice is located in Oakville, Ontario. SP Nutraceuticals Inc. was founded by Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, a professor at the University of Guelph, department of Food Science. The Spagnuolo Lab is dedicated to NHP and drug discovery. Dr. Spagnuolo has a PhD in Nutraceutical Immunology, completed his fellowship in drug discovery at Princess Margaret Hospital, and has for the past 5 years been a Principal Investigator in the therapeutic applications of nutraceuticals.
Stepscan Technologies Inc. is a Prince Edward Island-based technology company dedicated to improving lives with their patented Stepscan® Gait Analysis flooring system. This medical-grade equipment combines pressure sensitive electronic floor tiles and footprint tracking software that can be used to assess and rehabilitate patients with mobility impairing conditions. The technology’s capabilities also have exciting potential in the fields of health research, sports performance, military training, and biometric security.
Supple provides a fully personalized and transparent (traceable) liquid supplement formulation for the users in a safe manner. Their high-tech, low-maintenance solution offers an in-house digital “nutritionist” for everybody at affordable price. The Supple platform to supply full personalised food supplementation for people living a consciously healthy life.
SynerTek is a Nova Scotia-based company that delivers products using wood biomass, both from residual waste left behind from forestry operations and from the responsible harvesting of mature trees. SynerTek’s value-capturing processes will also offer significant efficiency improvements in the agriculture, livestock, and materials industries. Their transformative manufacturing platform produces a diversity of high-value products: RenuDiesel, Wood Vinegar, BioChar and Graphene. Grounded in sustainability, SynerTek’s mission is to offer a dramatic and positive economic and environmental impact, while promoting community health and creating diverse employment opportunities.
Taylor Pharmaceuticals is a Prince Edward Island company that has created a hybrid device, combining the features of a Neti pot and a high flow nasal irrigation device. The device also serves as a delivery method for several nasal medications/formulations, including capsaicin, for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
TerraVerdae Bioworks is a performance biomaterials and bioprocess development company focused on developing sustainable products and processes from waste resources for a range of high value markets.
Tieös Pharmaceuticals is a privately-held pre-clinical stage biotech company, focused on developing novel small molecule inhibitors which target the unique metabolic characteristics of cancer cells. Tieös’ lead compounds in development target multiple metabolic pathways simultaneously, while utilizing intelligent drug design elements to minimize drug resistance and collateral damage to healthy and vital cells. Founded in 2016, Tieös has offices in Ontario and New Brunswick, Canada.
Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is focused on delivering affordable companion animal immuno-oncology products. Its initial patented product line utilizes a portion of the pet-patient’s tumor to create a personalized cancer vaccine. With over 10 years of supporting pre-clinical publications, the Torigen team is focused on developing innovative veterinary cancer biologics that allow for the body to recognize foreign tumor–associated antigens and facilitate the reversal of immune senescence.
VetNOW enhances the global veterinary standard of care by creating access to personalized treatment at a reduced cost via a virtual care continuum and continuing to advance the veterinary profession through continued education, training, and discovery.