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NRC Biotechnology Research Institute

ARCHIVED - NRC Biotechnology Research Institute

In order to strengthen its role in Canada’s innovation system and maximize its contributions to key program areas identified in the new strategy of the National Research Council Canada (NRC), the Institute has engaged in efforts to consolidate its research activities in two programs: Health and Environment. The Institute’s Health Program focuses on the application of ground-breaking biotechnologies—including drug discovery and development—to the fields of chronic diseases, particularly cancer and cardiovascular disease. In the Environment Program, NRC-BRI’s researchers investigate the issues of bioremediation, water quality, and sustainable development.

Working both independently and in collaboration, the institute’s research divisions—specifically, the Health Sector, the Bioprocess Centre, and the Environment Sector—support these programs through their specific capabilities and technology platforms. Within these two fields of crucial importance to the Canadian economy, NRC-BRI’s priority is the delivery of leading-edge research and science and technology solutions to its clients.


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Licensing Opportunities

NRC-BRI utilizes its considerable experience and broad range of industry expertise to ensure that their innovative technologies in the field of health and environment reach prospects and clients in a timely and effective manner.

Service Facility

Service Facility

NRC-BRI offers specialized turnkey service facilities to third-party clients from the public and private sectors active in the Health, Bioprocess and Environmental industries.


Industrial Partnership Facility (IPF)

Industrial Partnership Facility (IPF)

Modern research facility that provides turnkey laboratory and ofifce space to organizations that have a focus in biotechnology R&D.