Charlottetown, PE – TARGAN Inc. is the latest company to join Emergence, Atlantic Canada’s bioscience business incubator dedicated to assisting start-ups and growth-stage companies in the commercialization of bioscience-based technologies and services. The region’s unique ecosystem and collaborative network drove TARGAN’s decision to join as the company seeks to create a more sustainable food supply chain, improving animal health, and eliminating disease.
Emergence plays a pivotal role in attracting innovative companies like TARGAN to Atlantic Canada. The region’s commitment to fostering innovation, bolstered by organizations such as the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Innovation PEI, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) and PEI BioAlliance, makes PEI an ideal hub for TARGAN’s growth and success.
“Selecting Prince Edward Island for future aquaculture operations is a decision underpinned by the region’s collaborative spirit,” said Ramin Karimpour, founder and CEO at TARGAN. “We’re entering an environment primed to nurture and accelerate TARGAN’s transformative animal health technologies. The access to these valued organizations combined with the region’s strong aquaculture industry presence and private industry base, forms a unique environment that aligns seamlessly with our objectives.”
Founded in 2015, TARGAN aims to empower animal protein producers to maximize efficiency and minimize losses through effective, humane vaccine delivery with breakthrough technologies. The company has successfully commercialized products in the poultry industry and is now planning to expand offering into aquaculture and livestock. TARGAN’s presence in PEI will focus on developing products for the aquaculture industry and partnering with Atlantic Canada-based design and manufacturing companies to improve products across all species served. The business’s proprietary solutions harness the latest in software and hardware innovations, including high-speed imaging, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, to meet the world’s growing food demands.
“We are very pleased to have TARGAN join the Emergence Incubator,” said Jason Cleaversmith, Director of Incubation, PEI BioAlliance. “Their unique and highly disruptive technology is positioned to maximize production yields, while prioritizing animal health, and we look forward to working with them on their innovative approach to aquaculture vaccination and AI-powered data systems.”
Emergence provides companies with business incubation services including the Critical Path program, one-on-one and team mentorship, business strategy and advisory services, as well as access to the Emergence Performance Network.
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, TARGAN is a biotechnology systems company poised to transform animal protein production industries worldwide by bringing affordable, individualized care technologies to the market. World meat consumption is expected to double by 2050. The world’s growing population, along with the popularity of animal protein, is responsible for the growth in meat consumption. The industry continues to evolve to meet market expectations, including the trend towards antibiotic-free production. Producers are seeking novel solutions to improve health standards and vaccination procedures while allowing for a similar level of productivity in the absence of antibiotics and other chemicals. TARGAN is bringing advanced technology solutions to the poultry, aquaculture and swine industries to address this demand. For more information, visit TARGAN.com.