Biotechnology is an important part of everyone’s lives, whether they realize it or not.
Researchers develop higher yielding crops, human and animal vaccines, as well as new ways to improve food safety.
Global Biotech Week begins on Monday, September 24.
“What we what want to emphasize is not the nuts and bolts of the technology, but the benefits,” says Wilf Keller, CEO of Ag-West Bio.
Saskatoon is a hub of biotechnology, starting with the Canadian Light Source
and the Intervac Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-Intervac) http://vido.org/.
Many ag biotech companies are also based at Innovation Place, which is home to 140 tenants, employing over 3,700 people.
The technology park includes 20 buildings with 1.3 million square feet of space.
There will be public tours of the Canadian Light Source and Innovation Place. A couple of informal “pub” nites and networking receptions are on tap as well.
A complete list of events can be found at http://www.agwest.sk.ca/pages/global-biotech-week-2018–saskatchewan-events