Biotechnology is advancing the health sector in Saskatchewan, from vaccine development to exploration into plant-made pharmaceuticals – tapping into the power of plants for health benefits.

Saskatchewan is a major player in genomics research, including the area of ethics and public policy, and biodiagnostic tools are being developed as less invasive options for medical care.

Our companies are involved in the functional food ingredients market, supplying oat ingredients, pulses, sour cherry, flaxseed, essential fatty acids, fenugreek gum, hempseed products, pea starch, fibre and protein, micronized pulses and grains, and plant and animal extracts.

Resourceful entrepreneurs are using locally grown crops, exploring the potential of native plant species, developing innovative natural health products and researching the effects of functional foods on human health.

Biomedicine activities