Saskatchewan has a strong life sciences and research cluster , including national and international players with global reputations.
In Canada’s heartland, it’s not surprising to find a tradition of innovation in agriculture and new ways of thinking about bio-resources.
Saskatchewan is recognized as a world leader in biotechnology and life sciences, with some of the most advanced facilities in Canada.
Saskatchewan’ s agricultural wealth and diversity create a natural environment for the development of functional foods, nutraceuticals and health products. This sector draws on the province’s strengths in
Food science and food processing technologies;
Saskatchewan is developing new products using renewable resources.
Saskatchewan offers extensive research and technological support, from plant biotechnology and fermentation capacity to analytical support and toll-processing, amidst the country’s largest renewable bio-product resources. Candidates for commercialization in Saskatchewan include:
Renewable plastics; and
Natural fibres and natural structural materials.
The province has some of Canada’ s first and largest operating wheat-based ethanol plants and integrated biodiesel operations that produce:
Concentrated protein feeds; and
Many other bio-products.