Atlantic Canada’s biosciences sector engages with international partners in San Diego

Helping the Atlantic Canadian biosciences sector contribute to a more resilient, diversified, and inclusive economic recovery is a priority of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces and is key to creating good jobs and generating growth.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), wished success to the Atlantic Canadian delegation attending the BIO International Convention (BIO 2022). The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance Inc., under the umbrella of the Atlantic Canada BioIndustries Alliance (ACBA), is leading a group of 27 Atlantic biosciences companies, research, health and education institutions and business accelerators to BIO 2022. The mission is possible thanks in part to a non-repayable contribution of up to $180,435 from the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Agreement.

While in San Diego, delegates from Atlantic Canada will be featured exhibitors in the Canada Pavilion, participate in a Canada Industry Round Table and be represented in discussion panels hosted by BIOTECanada. The group of Atlantic Canadian delegates will also meet with staff of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service and the Consul General who are participating in a Canada Café in the Canada Pavilion. Throughout the week, BIO 2022’s multi-faceted program will offer invaluable opportunities for Atlantic Canada’s biosciences sector to globally promote itself, to strengthen its networks and make market connections.

By supporting Canada’s biosciences exporters and researchers on the global stage, the Government of Canada continues to champion Canadian entrepreneurs, companies, and organizations of all sizes, helping them scale up and reach new markets around the world.

The mission to BIO 2022 supports the Trade and Investment priority of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, which coordinates federal and provincial government resources and activities to support Atlantic Canadian companies, researchers and organizations looking to sell or commercialize their products and services in markets around the world.