Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a leader in the education of laboratory technologists. Its nationally accredited BioScience Technology program trains highly qualified lab technologists to work in the agbiotech, biomedicine, environment and bioproduct industry clusters.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs as well as apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic also engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.


In its strategic vision of contributing to the social and economic prosperity of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is actively complementing its education programming by offering added value through engagement in industry-driven applied research projects.

The BioScience Applied Research Centre (BARC) offers state-of-the-art applied research expertise and infrastructure to industry in support of process, product and business innovation.

BARC is home to a team of instructors and research personnel whose strengths include:
• Agricultural Bioscience
• Analytical Chemistry
• Analytical Instrumentation
• Biochemistry
• Microbiology
• Molecular Biology

BARC facilities offer:
• Analytical instrumentation facilities, including GC-MS (Triple Quad), ICP-MS (Triple Quad), Ion Chromatography, HPLC, Capillary Electrophoresis and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
• Capacity for library construction, PCR, qPCR, image analysis and enzyme kinetics
• Capacity for plant tissue culture, including laminar flow hoods, media preparation areas, tissue culture cabinets, biofermentor and plant growth facilities
• Cell culture facilities, including bio-safety cabinets, incubators and cryopreservation
• Cutting-edge equipment for molecular biology, including isolation, quantization and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein
• Research analysis and documentation, including equipment for image analysis, data integration software and electronic laboratory notebook documentation
• Microbiology capacity, including a Level 2 laboratory facility with media preparation and sterilization area, fermenters, microscopy and incubators


Saskatchewan Polytechnic Office of Applied Research and Innovation
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
4500 Wascana Parkway, PO Box 556, Regina SK S4P 3A3

Toll free: 1-866- 467-4278

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus
PO Box 1520, Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5
1-866- 467-4278


Website: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Tel: (306) 659-4087

Fax: (306) 933-7018