Saskatchewan Research Council

The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) is one of Canada’s leading providers of applied research, development and demonstration (RD&D), and technology commercialization. Our primary business focus is that of an innovation enabler, helping clients solve technology problems, make improvements, seize opportunities, maintain competitiveness and increase productivity.

SRC enables and accelerates biotechnology innovation across the core resource sectors of mining, industry and agriculture. We deliver a broad portfolio of genomic, microbiology and biomanufacturing services, as well as DNA testing services, to support a sustainable agriculture industry in Canada. Our team of scientists and technologists is diverse, encompassing a broad range of scientific disciplines. Through the integration of these various areas of expertise, we have become one of the best resources for sustainable agriculture solutions. We achieve this through research, development and the transfer of innovative scientific and technological solutions, applications and services.

We provide sustainable services and solutions to over 1,500 clients worldwide in the agriculture, biotechnology, mining, minerals and energy sectors, as well as the environmental considerations that are important across each sector.


  • Biosafety Level 2, GLP
  • ISO 9001:2015


  • Fully-instrumented fermentation suite (15 to 300 litres)
  • Downstream processing and purification
  • Analytical chemistry
  • SNP-based genotyping
  • DNA testing and fingerprinting
  • GMO detection testing
  • Production and laboratory-scale lyophilization
  • Wheat identification and purity testing
  • Midge-tolerant wheat refuge testing

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biomining, bioleaching
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Plant molecular biology
  • Crop protection
  • Crop DNA testing
  • Microbial enhanced oil recovery
  • Bioenergy, biofuels
  • Bioprocssing
  • Bioremediation
  • Waste management
  • Forestry, Silviculture
  • Toxicology
  • Bioanalytical services
  • Fermentation – GLP
  • GMO testing
  • Contract research
  • DNA sequencing


Website: Saskatchewan Research Council

Tel: 306-385-4170

Address: 125 - 15 Innovation Boulevard, 
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8