Loyalist College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis is an innovation hub helping industry collaborate with academia to transform the results of research into high-quality, consistent, and safe products.
With applications in the natural health products, cannabis, and hemp industry, and the food and beverage industry, the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis supports method optimization, product development, formulation, green extraction, and analytical testing. Specifically, the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis provides expertise in advanced instrumentation and clean technologies, including innovative supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and advanced analytical technologies, reinforcing the College’s leadership role in applied research initiatives on cannabis and commercially relevant natural products.
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. This is a reflection of Loyalist College’s commitment to this industry and the standards by which the laboratory operates. The Loyalist Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis is also the only federally supported Technology Access Centre specializing in natural products and cannabis, supported by an Advisory Board of industry experts. Meet the Board members.
The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis sector has also created a demand for expertise. In addition to providing an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive, the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis also supports employers in building skilled workforces. Loyalist College’s Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students gain exceptional experiential learning opportunities through their work on real-world projects with both academic and industry personnel.
The Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis offers companies across Eastern Ontario a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in global markets.
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Dr. Kari Kramp
613-969-1913, ext. 2268
Interim TAC Manager
613-969-1913, ext. 2108