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Chinova Bioworks opens new manufacturing facility

By Food in Canada Staff   

Business Operations Ingredients & Additives Chinova Bioworks Editor pick Prince Edward Island

Chinova Bioworks, a Canadian-based natural ingredient company, hit a turning point by expanding its manufacturing space inside the Bioscience Manufacturing Incubator (BMI) on PEI. This milestone was made possible through the company’s partnership with PEI BioAlliance, the operator of BMI.

The new space increases Chinova’s production from pilot scale to 20x their current capacity levels. The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), provided a $250,000 repayable contribution for the purchase of manufacturing equipment to help Chinova meet the new production levels available within BMI. The additional staff and manufacturing capabilities allow the company to expand its client base to larger businesses that can make a prominent footprint in reducing food waste.

“Chinova Bioworks is proud to be a part of Canada’s food and biotech island on PEI. This new state-of-the-art space allows Chinova to expand our workforce and technology within the natural products industry as a sustainable, eco-friendly, and trustworthy preservation ingredient supplier,” said Natasha Dhayagude, CEO and co-founder, Chinova Bioworks.

“Today’s official opening of Chinova’s new manufacturing facility is the culmination of a highly collaborative effort from key partners within Atlantic Canada’s bioscience ecosystem. The PEI BioAlliance through its business incubator, Emergence, looks forward to continuing its support of Chinova Bioworks as they continue to grow and meet the increasing demand for their products,” said Dr. Jason Cleaversmith, executive director, Infrastructure and Incubation, PEI BioAlliance.


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