The Prince Edward Island Cannabis Cluster, in collaboration with PEI bioscience and food clusters, is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of value-added cannabis products that include edibles and beverages, medical cannabis, natural health products and drug application. The C3i community currently includes the following organizations:
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 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.
Atlantic AgriTech Inc. is an agricultural and environmental research and consulting company located in Prince Edward Island, providing contract agricultural and environmental research services to clients from across North America since 1991. Facilities include a 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.
Since 2005, the PEI Bioscience Cluster has more than tripled in size, with remarkable growth in business revenues and employment, and a marked increase in private and public-sector investments in our companies. The PEI Bioscience cluster has 58 companies, several research institutions and is home to Emergence, Canada’s virtual Bioscience Business Incubator and Natural Products Canada, North America’s first accelerator dedicated to the commercialization of products and technologies based on natural product chemistry.
BioVectra Inc. is a leading bioscience business located in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bio-reagents. BioVectra is an industry leader in microbial fermentation, with 64,000 L of fermentation capacity.
PEI’s BIO FOOD TECH was established in 1987 as the Food Technology Centre to provide technical support to the food processing industry in Prince Edward Island. Since then, BFT has strategically developed its infrastructure and attained recognition as a quality technology provider to many local, regional, national and international clients. They currently provide services to the food and bioprocessing industries from concept to pilot to market through the following three integrated business divisions – Food Technology, Bioscience Technology, and Lab Services.
Canada’s Smartest Kitchen offers a full suite of services, from concept development to market entry, for the agrifood, fisheries and functional food sectors by blending our culinary expertise, our advanced technology capabilities and our food science knowledge with our network of businesses, research organizations, academic institutions and government agency partners.
Dosecann is a Canadian licensed dealer dedicated to developing Cannabis Solutions for the global cannabis industry. Dosecann has assembled a world-class team housed in a purpose-built, 52,000 sqft. GMP compliant facility that will be the hub for cannabis extraction, product innovation and formulation.
Ethicann Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a pharma enterprise with a global focus by executives and investors with extensive experience in the Canadian and U.S. pharmaceutical and Canadian cannabis industries. Ethicann’s strict focus is the commercialization of cannabis-based ethical drugs.
Emergence is a virtual business incubator dedicated to assisting start-ups and growth stage companies in the bioscience and food sectors efficiently bring their products and services to market. Emergence clients benefit from access to business, technical, scientific and regulatory support services customized to meet their individual needs. This includes one-on-one and team-based mentorship; third-party consulting services; market research; legal, IP, insurance, tax and financial expertise from a network of professional service provider partners; and support accessing international networks and public and private funding and investment opportunities.
FIGR is PEI’s only licensed cannabis producer located in the Charlottetown BioCommons Research Park. FIGR produces, processes and distributes cannabis-based products for the adult-recreational and medicinal cannabis markets. The facility is comprised of 24,000 square feet with two floors dedicated to growing and processing recreational and medical cannabis – with an expansion currently in the works.
The Food Island Partnership is an industry-led organization tasked with growing the food industry through food company and food cluster development on Prince Edward Island. Their vision is to establish Prince Edward Island as an internationally-recognized place of origin for premium food products and a destination for culinary experience. The organization’s staff works closely with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen and BioFoodTech, leads an accelerator and start-up program for food companies, and works directly with people developing new food products.
The National Research Council’s Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre located in Prince Edward Island helps clients to sustainably convert Canada’s natural resources into products. We work directly with clients to realize technological advances with aquatic and crop resources destined for natural health products, foods and beverages, fibres, bioenergy, bioremediation, bio-based chemicals and other bio-product sectors. A team of researchers and technicians provide you with the right mix of our technical services, technology development support, collaborative research arrangements, licensing opportunities, credible scientific advice and access to specialized facilities.
Harvest One is a global cannabis company that develops and provides innovative lifestyle and wellness products to consumers and patients in regulated markets around the world. The Company’s range of lifestyle solutions is designed to enhance quality of life. Shareholders have significant exposure to the entire cannabis value chain through four wholly-owned subsidiaries: United Greeneries, a Licensed Producer; Satipharm (medical and nutraceutical); Delivra’s LivRelief™ and Dream Water (consumer).
Natural Products Canada (NPC) originated with the idea that Canada could be a global leader in the multi-billion-dollar natural products sector. From shore to shore to shore, Canada is bursting with natural resources, scientific expertise, business accumen, and innovation support programs. NPC is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research of natural products, funded by the National Centres of Excellence along with numerous private and public partners who share the belief in this untapped opportunity. Getting a natural product to market is a challenging process. NPC is fostering and aligning the commercialization ecosystem to bring validated natural products to market – faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.
NCI is a premier supplier of organic, non-GM, and expeller pressed oils (Natures Crops Specialty Oils). They manage the supply chain of high value non-commodity products derived from specialty grown crops for a range of industries, including functional food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and specialty channels.
Red Earth Cannabis specializes in extraction and outdoor cultivation for cannabis and hemp ingredients with a strong focus on CBD production. We provide genetics to our local farming partners, work with them through the cultivation process, then take the product for extraction. Their retail line for CBD will be oils and capsules.