Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis

Loyalist College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis is an innovation hub helping industry collaborate with academia to transform the results of research into high-quality, consistent, and safe products.  

We specialize in working with start-ups and small and medium enterprises, to help them develop, scale-up and commercialize their ideas, products, and processes. We are supported by an Advisory Board of industry experts. Click here to meet the Board members.

As Canada’s only National Technology Access Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients leverage government funding programs and supports for our services. Click here to see our funding history.

Loyalist College was the first college in Canada to have a laboratory licensed by Health Canada to conduct cannabis research and analytical testing, and the first college in Ontario to have a research license renewed for five years and analytical license renewed for three years. 

COMING SOON: 2021 will feature enlarged capacity for the Applied Research Centre, as our laboratory space expands to 5,100 square feet with $1.5M of new equipment.

VIEW OUR LATEST WEBINAR? On January 26, 2021 viewers were treated to an informative webinar on the challenges facing commercial bakers in producing quality edibles. Featuring Dr. Kari Kramp and Barbara Allen of the Applied Research Centre, and Chef Scott Royce of the Loyalist Culinary Program, the session is designed for food scientists and product developers in the baking industry, and topics covered included product uniformity, consistency and taste and the processes and analytical methods used to overcome these challenges. Click here to view the video recording of the webinar. Viewers must be 19 years old.




Contact us

Dr. Kari Kramp 
Scientific Manager
613-969-1913, ext. 2268

Cher Powers
613-969-1913, ext. 2108