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The Government of Canada awards $1M in funding to SiliCycle

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:23:30 PM America/New_York

News release from the Government of Canada

SiliCycle will be able to ramp up its innovation and commercialization efforts

The Government of Canada awards $1M in funding to this Québec City business

November 15, 2018 – Québec City, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

SiliCycle is a leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative silica-based products. The company wants to diversify its markets through the development and commercialization of products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass. In this context, SiliCycle will receive a repayable contribution of $1M from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. The assistance from the Government of Canada will allow SiliCycle to purchase specialized equipment and conduct business development activities abroad, to continue its growth. This project is expected to result in the creation of 10 jobs by 2019.

SiliCycle designs several lines of patented products, including silica-based research and production tools, which it markets in over 80 countries. SiliCycle’s range also includes products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass, which contributes to supporting sustainable development and clean economic growth, while generating positive socio-economic impacts in a number of Quebec’s regions.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative Canadian businesses. A driving force of the economy, innovation is the key to success because it generates growth that benefits both businesses and communities. This is why we ensure that businesses are able to rely on adequate resources to create and market innovative products.

 

Quotes

« It is important to support entrepreneurial thinking, especially when the knowledge and ingenuity of our entrepreneurs lead directly to the development of green technologies and solutions. We are proud to support SiliCycle, which is promoting Quebec know-how beyond borders. I am also delighted to know that this project will result in the creation of quality jobs in a Québec High Tech Park business. »

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

« The Government of Canada has made concrete commitments to demonstrate that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. One of those commitments is to invest strategically, including in clean technologies and products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass. »

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

« SiliCycle’s growth strategy is ambitious: we are aiming to double our sales in two years. CED’s financial assistance will help boost our innovation and commercialization capacity, which is sure to put us in a good position to achieve our objectives »

Hugo St-Laurent, President and Chief Executive Officer, SiliCycle

 

Quick facts

  • Today’s announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies
  • The funding comes from CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. For more information on CED and its priorities, consult the 2018−2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
  • The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec’s regions and businesses.

 


 

About SiliCycle inc.

Founded in 1995, SiliCycle Inc. is a global player in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products for chromatography, analytical chemistry and organic synthesis. These products and services are used from small scientific experiments to large industrial manufacturing by analytical laboratories, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical and food companies around the world.

Our services offer includes, among others:

  • aqueous or organic extraction of various molecules from various biomasses
  • custom purification from laboratory to industrial scale
  • development of analytical methods to reach the desired levels of purity
  • synthesis of molecules of interest
  • production of active ingredients such as omega-3, polyphenols and CBD / THC molecules
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Danièle Henkel visits SiliCycle

Monday, November 12, 2018 10:02:39 AM America/New_York

Monday, October 29th, SiliCycle was happy to welcome Danièle Henkel, founder & president of Daniele Henkel inc.

During this tour, SiliCycle’s president Hugo St-Laurent presented our research and development facilities and our new lines of products: E-PAK large scale purification cartridges for the pharmaceutical industry, and SiliaFastFaPEx® laboratory cartridges for pesticide analysis.

Ms Henkel also had the privilege to visit our laboratories and the construction site of our new plant for biomass extraction and ingredients purification.

They were later joined by François Arcand, head of Pharma in silica™, a SiliCycle subsidiary that offers a technology of therapeutic ingredients vectorization based on a silica microspheres.

Danièle Henkel and Hugo St-Laurent, CEO of SiliCycle

Hugo St-Laurent (CEO of SiliCycle), Danièle Henkel and François Arcand (manager of Pharma in silica)

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SiliCycle wins two Medlys awards!

Friday, September 21, 2018 4:07:02 PM America/New_York

SiliCycle wins two awards at Medlys 2018 Gala in Montreal, an event organized by Pharmed Canada and Medec that distinguishes excellence in Quebec's life sciences, health & pharmaceutical companies. Read More
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SiliCycle attends "Startup Open House 2018" in Quebec

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:34:05 PM America/New_York

Launched as a startup in 1995, SiliCycle offers products and services of fine chemistry and purification based on silica, for the pharmaceutical industry in particular. Convinced of the importance of innovation, SiliCycle also works as an incubator to develop different projects based on its functionalized silica gel technology. Discover SiliCycle's family of startups! Read More
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SiliCycle announced a major investment for its plant in Quebec, and proceeded to the groundbreaking ceremony that officially launches the construction. Read More
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Silicycle hosts a Syrris instruments workshop

Friday, March 30, 2018 3:31:38 PM America/New_York

Join this workshop to understand how you can benefit from: scale-up of chemical processes in flow and batch ; automated and manual process development and novel applications in flow chemistry Read More
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SiliCycle wishes you Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:29:33 AM America/New_York

Hugo St-Laurent & the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays! Read More
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SiliCycle vous souhaite de Joyeuses Fêtes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:07:46 AM America/New_York

Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes ! Read More
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SiliCycle on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:51:23 AM America/New_York

Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. SiliCycle made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 100%! Read More
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SiliCycle's logo engraved on a 11 μm silica sphere

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:59:45 AM America/New_York

Focus ion beam (FIB) engraving performed by the Center of Optics, Photonics and Laser of Laval University (Quebec, Canada) Read More
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