History, Mission and Values


Founded in 2000 by the Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec (ACEQ), the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) and its Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), the CRBM supports industrial growth of the biotechnology sector including marine biotechnology.

A non-profit organization, the CRBM began focusing, in 2004, primarily on research, development and transfer of technologies to facilitate private-sector development.


The CRBM’s mission is to support and contribute to growth in the marine biotechnology sector through research, scientific development and industrial transfer activities, particularly in life sciences.



We are dedicated to quality performance. We develop and maintain quality relationships with our customers and partners. We take pride in delivering quality.


We strive to be at the forefront, to be proactive in the solutions we provide to our customers. We are in tune with the latest scientific and technological developments. Innovation is our driving force.


We value respect in our teamwork and in our customer collaborations. We also comply with standards and requirements to provide highly professional support.


We value collaboration both within specialized teams and between the various expert teams. We want members in each team to be highly engaged in carrying out our initiatives. We have a collaborative approach with our industrial and institutional partners to promote their success.