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Life Sciences and Biomass

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.

Life Sciences

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

  • Agriculture;
  • Food science and food processing technologies;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Medicine;
  • Botany; and
  • Animal sciences.


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:

  • Bio-based materials;
  • Green chemicals;
  • 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:

  • Biofuels;
  • Bio-lubricants;
  • Dust-control products;
  • Concentrated protein feeds; and
  • Many other bio-products.

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