Knowledge and Expertise
Facilitating project roll-out
We are known for the support we provide to businesses. The CRBM team supports the innovation process throughout the various activities:
- Set-up of R & D projects and project financing requests;
- Consultation with regulatory agencies;
- Techno-economic assessment of processes, products or analytical methodologies.
Ensuring high-quality raw materials
Our experts ensure that the raw material required by companies for their projects meets the required quality standards for the target sector.
For example, it may be necessary to qualify a biomass, to condition it (e.g., drying and grinding), and to study, compare and test the components.
Furthermore, by using closed cultures (photobioreactor, fermenter, shake-flask systems), the CRBM team is able to produce the microorganisms and microalgae required to carry out projects. Based on the components needed, they develop processes to yield customized raw materials.
Identifying ingredients, their biological activities and functional properties
Developing analytical methods and characterizing products
Our team has considerable expertise in complementary disciplines such as analytical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, and cellular and molecular biology. Therefore, we are able to develop methodologies to characterize active ingredients and the quality control required to develop products, study stability and assess purity.
We have a Health Canada Drug Establishment Licence, attesting to the high quality of our development of methods and testing.
Successfully transitioning to pilot scale and developing processes
Our team also works on developing and optimizing pilot-scale production.
Some examples include conditioning active ingredients and formulated products. A number of technologies are used, such as drying, grinding, separating, hydrolysis and extraction to filtration, centrifuging and homogenization techniques. Our team also develops prototype production processes to generate finished products for market testing by our customers.