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Québec, June 12th, 2018 – SiliCycle announced a major investment for its plant in Quebec, and proceeded to the groundbreaking ceremony that officially launches the construction.

The company is investing $ 15 million to expand its facilities, adding 21,000 square feet to the existing plant.
Not only will this expansion allow SiliCycle to increase the production capacity of currently marketed products (in more than 85 countries at this time), but will also enable the development and production of plant, forest, and marine biomass extracts via a new Extraction-Purification technologic platform.
These ingredients can also be purified to pharmaceutical grade and scale, pharmaceutical companies being SiliCycle's main customers.

The expansion project includes, among other things, the addition of numerous specialized equipment and a large-scale production area (CMO) that complies with good manufacturing practices (GMP). Thus, ingredients such as CBD / THC molecules, polyphenols, omega-3, and purified extracts and ingredients addressing the pharmaceutical industry but also the food, nutraceutical, natural health products, animal nutrition, and cosmetic industries will be marketed.
SiliCycle plans to double its turnover in 2020, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
In the short term, this important investment will allow the creation of about 50 highly specialized positions (PhDs in chemistry, engineers, laboratory technicians...).

« It is with pride that we launch this expansion. The work and efforts of recent years are paying off. The building of the largest plant in Extraction Purification in Northeastern America here at Quebec is not a coincidence! Our high quality chromatography, extraction and purification products have been sold around the world for 23 years. Having an Extraction Purification plant is the right continuation of this great SiliCycle adventure! We have been helping pharmaceutical companies discover and produce drugs for all these years, and now, we will also deliver active ingredients from Quebec biomass. » said Mr. St-Laurent, the CEO of SiliCycle.

 

Pictures

June 12th 2018 - Press Conference & Grounbreaking

June 4th 2018 - First preparation works

 

About SiliCycle inc.

Founded in 1995, SiliCycle Inc. is a major player in the development, manufacture and marketing of products for chromatography, analytical chemistry and organic synthesis.

Its products and services are used from small scientific experiments to large industrial manufacturing by analytical laboratories, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, nutraceutical and food companies around the world.

Our services offering includes, among others:

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

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

Syrris Canada
Workshop Tour
April 18th, 2018
@ SiliCycle
Award-winning flow chemistry, batch reactor, and chemical scale-up solutions

SiliCycle
2500, Parc-Technologique blvd,
Ville de Québec, QC G1P 4S6,
Canada
 
 
For chemists and chemical engineers in labs around the globe, we design and manufacture products for a range of applications from synthesis and reaction analysis to crystallization, calorimetry and scale-up.

Join us at a workshop near you to understand how you can benefit from:
  • Scale-up of chemical processes in flow and batch.
  • Automated and manual process development.
  • Novel applications in flow chemistry
 
The Syrris team
syrris.com | info@syrris.com
(732) 503-9003
Billy Bullock
Regional Director
Stuart Simcock
Product Manager
Andrew Mansfield
Flow Specialist
« The delivery of information was very good
Demonstrations of flow chemistry instruments were informative and practical. »
Dr. B.R. Shah, R&D Manager
Lab-scale continuous flow chemistry

Precise reaction control

For consistent size, shape, and architecture of nanoparticles, Syrris Asia allows for precise control of reaction time, temperature and mixing. With efficient heat and mass transfer, reactions start and stop almost instantly, providing reliable material from run-to-run.

Rapid R&D

The automated Asia Flow System allows you to run multiple unattended experiments a day, and provides for efficient use of your reagents. In-situ reaction data analysis available.
Automated batch chemistry

Temperature-dependant dosing and pH control

Whether you want to dose within a defined temperature range or maintain a specific pH, the Atlas Pump allows you to automate these processes with walk-away functionality.

Kinetics without limitations

Investigate even the most demanding processes, such as reflux or high pressure, with the Chemisens reaction calorimeter. Chemisens permits real-time monitoring of your experiments without the need for pre or post run calibration.
 
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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!

SiliCycle has made some great achievements in 2017:

  • Deployment of the Extraction Purification strategy and technology platform that will be articulated with:
    • SiliCycle in Quebec dealing with global sales for all entities and carrying out solvent extractions, purifications and GMP packaging,
    • Shaman Extraction at Mashteuiatsh in Lac St-Jean, which carries out aqueous extractions, bio-fermentations and lyophilisation,
    • GBR at Ferland-Boileau in Saguenay, producing essential oils and transforming forest products and
    • Total Océan in the Magdalen Islands producing refined oils concentrated in Omega 3.
  • Financing and start-up of Mirapakon, our subsidiary specializing in coatings, surface treatment.
  • Financing and start-up of Total Océan, our sister company specializing in the extraction of molecules of interest from the sea.
  • Successful implementation of an ERP system without cost overruns and on time.
  • Launch of the E-PAK purification product line used by pharmaceutical companies in line at the reactor outlet.
  • In order to maximize the growth of our sales in China where we have been active since 2002, start-up of our legal activities in China via a holding company in Hong Kong and a WOFE in Shanghai where our offices harbor a team of people dedicated to sales and technical support.
  • Start of our marketing in the cosmetics market with the in silica technology, particularly with sequestered retinol.
  • First prize of 1.3 Million at the Prima Mitact Canadian Award, in collaboration with the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, recognizing the exceptional innovation in medicine of the in silica technology that allows the sequestration of active ingredients. This will lead to the creation in 2018 of Pharma in silica, a company of which SiliCycle will be the majority shareholder.
  • Historical recipient of the First SMB Award as the Export Champion at the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala.
  • In the Top 500 Canada Fastest Growing Companies by the magazine Canadian Business

And many other achievements that are the pride of our employees and management. In short, a very good year and very profitable...

And the best! 2018 will be even better !!! It's a pumped-up SiliCycle team wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a great year 2018 full of health, of love and filled with beautiful challenges.

Hugo

Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
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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 !

SiliCycle a réalisé de grands accomplissements en 2017 :

  • Déploiement de la stratégie et de la plate-forme technologique Extraction Purification qui sera articulée avec :
    • SiliCycle à Québec s’occupant des ventes mondiales pour toutes les entités et qui réalise les extractions aux solvants, les purifications et le conditionnement GMP,
    • Shaman Extraction à Mashteuiatsh au Lac St-Jean qui réalise les extractions aqueuses, les bio-fermentations et la lyophilisation,
    • GBR à Ferland-Boileau au Saguenay qui produit des huiles essentielles et réalise la transformation des produits forestiers et
    • Total Océan aux îles de la Madeleine qui produit des huiles raffinées concentrées en Oméga 3.
  • Financement et démarrage des activités de Mirapakon, notre filiale qui se spécialise dans les enduits, traitement de surface.
  • Financement et démarrage des activités de Total Océan, notre compagnie sœur qui se spécialise dans l’extraction de molécules d’intérêt issu de la mers.
  • Implantation avec succès d’un système ERP sans dépassement de coût et dans les temps.
  • Lancement de la ligne de produits E-PAK en purification utilisés par les compagnies pharmaceutiques en sortie de réacteur.
  • Dans le but de maximiser la croissance de nos ventes en Chine où nous sommes actifs depuis 2002, démarrage de nos activités légales en Chine avec holding sur Hongkong et WOFE sur Shanghai où notre bureau accueille toute une équipe de gens à la vente et au support technique.
  • Début de la commercialisation dans le marché cosmétique avec la technologie in silica notamment avec le rétinol séquestré.
  • Premier prix canadien Prima Mitac de 1.3 Millions de dollars en collaboration avec l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi reconnaissant l’innovation exceptionnelle en médecine de la technologie in silica qui permet la séquestration d’ingrédients actifs. Ce qui conduira à la création en 2018 de la société Pharma in silica dont SiliCycle sera l’actionnaire majoritaire
  • Récipiendaire historique du "Premier Prix PME" lors du "Gala d’Excellence Économique Canada-Europe" à titre de champion exportateur.
  • Classé dans le "Top 500 Canada's Fastest Growing Companies" par le magazine Canadian Business

Et bien d’autres réalisations qui font la fierté de nos employés et la direction. Bref, une bien bonne année et très profitable...

Et le meilleur ! 2018 sera encore mieux !!! C’est une équipe SiliCycle gonflée à bloc qui vous souhaite un heureux temps des fêtes et une formidable année 2018 en santé, en amour et remplie de beaux défis.

Hugo

Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaitent de bonnes fêtes! // Hugo St-Laurent and the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays!
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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

SiliCycle Ranks No. 439 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked SiliCycle No. 439 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

SiliCycle made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 100%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet”, says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada - and the world - needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

Hugo St-Laurent,
President & CEO
of SiliCycle

“SiliCycle is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking” says Mr. Hugo St-Laurent, President & CEO. “In the past four years, SiliCycle has doubled its turnover. This achievement reflects the strength of our products & services and the dedication of our team.”

Over the past few months, SiliCycle won the "SME" (companies with 500 or fewer employees) Grand Prize as part of the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber's Canada-wide competition and proceed to the official opening of its subsidiary in China located in Shanghai.

 

About SiliCycle

Founded in 1995, SiliCycle Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development, the manufacturing and the commercialization of silica gel products for chromatography, analytical and organic chemistry. With its multi-ton manufacturing capability, SiliCycle is the partner of choice for all metal removal, catalysis, synthesis, and purification requirements.

SiliCycle's business extends to more than seventy five countries worldwide and its customer portfolio includes companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, contract research and manufacturing organizations as well as university laboratories and hospital research centers.

The mission of SiliCycle is to develop and market innovative products and services of high value to customers and make a technical contribution to their work.

 

About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada's most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth.

For more information on the ranking, visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

 

 

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior 5 business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics.

Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 

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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)

SiliCycle's logo engraved on a 11 μm silica sphere

Device : FEI Quanta 3D FEG
It's a "DualBeam" system: a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) coupled to a Focus Ion Beam (FIB)

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SiliCycle won the SME Award of the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala

Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:26:36 AM America/New_York

On Thursday, May 25, SiliCycle won the "SME" (companies with 500 or fewer employees) Grand Prize as part of the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber's Canada-wide competition.

At the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala, SiliCycle's President Hugo St-Laurent and Vice President Sales, Raif Kadri, received this award on behalf of all employees who contribute to SiliCycle's success in Europe.
SiliCycle's candidacy stood out among the hundred other ones that were received. The fact that SiliCycle sells its products and services in 21 of the 28 countries of Europe was a decisive factor.

Hugo St-Laurent (President of SiliCyle) and Raif Kadri (Vice-president Sales) surrounded by François Blais (Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity), Rita de Santis (Quebec Minister Responsible for Access to Information and Reform of Democratic Institutions), Samir Ayoub (Founding President at Chambre Économique Canada-Europe) and Sylvain Thériault (Vice-President and General Manager of Desjardins Private Wealth Management, and honorary president of the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala)

At the center, Hugo St-Laurent (President of SiliCyle) and Raif Kadri (Vice-president Sales) surrounded by François Blais (Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity), Rita de Santis (Quebec Minister Responsible for Access to Information and Reform of Democratic Institutions), Samir Ayoub (Founding President at Chambre Économique Canada-Europe) and Sylvain Thériault (Vice-President and General Manager of Desjardins Private Wealth Management, and honorary president of the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala)

The SME Award of the Canada-Europe Economic Excellence Gala

 

Europe at the heart of SiliCycle's development strategy

The European market is a key factor in SiliCycle's development strategy as a Canadian company with a global business.
SiliCycle has been operating in Europe since the early 2000s and has been intensifying its local efforts over the last five years, in particular through the creation of a logistics warehouse in Germany and the presence of resources in France (offices in Paris).

The company develops its sales directly with customers, but also through a network of distributors covering almost the entire European territory. To date, the European market represents 25% of the company's results, with an average annual growth rate of around 30%. This is the positive result of a portfolio of high-performance and innovative products. Moreover, the SiliCycle brand is gaining notoriety, and the reputation of the Quebec society is growing every day.

SiliCycle has sales in 21 of the 28 countries of Europe: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Slovak Republic, with an annual growth of 32% in 2016.

 

The Canada-Europe Economic Chamber

The mission of the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber is to promote economic relations between the businesses located both in Canada and the European Union.

The Canada-Europe Economic Chamber is a non-profit legal Canadian organization which was founded in 2016 by both the European and Canadian business community.
Reflecting the origins of The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, The Canada-Europe Economic Chamber is based in Quebec City. This free trade initiative led by the Government of Quebec in 2007 which has been approved of by the Canadian Federal Government is by far the largest and most ambitious of Canada. The Government of Canada has made CETA a priority.
Therefore, the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber intends to be a leading player when it comes to invigorating commercial trade between Canada and Europe.

 

Learn more about the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber :
> http://canadaeurope.ca/en/
> https://www.facebook.com/ChambreCanadaEurope/

 

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SiliCycle welcomes 3 new employees

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:38:13 AM America/New_York

SiliCycle is pleased to announce the arrival of 3 new employees!

 

Ludivine Chaurand
Ludivine joins the in silica team, in charge of analytical formulation. Ludivine has a Master's Degree in Renewable Resources from the University of Chicoutimi, and is currently completing a graduate project in the development of 4 cosmetic products.

 

 

Claudia Carpentier
As part of her Ph.D. in Chemistry, Claudia will be doing an internship within the R&D team, for 3 years. She will be in charge of the isolation and synthesis of bioactive natural products from the boreal flora of Quebec, in order to develop a diversified collection of purified bioactive natural products.

 

 

Kevin Thomas
A graduate in marketing and chemistry, Kevin joins the sales team of SiliCycle as account manager. He has several years of sales experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry and expertise in chromatography.

 

 

Welcome at SiliCycle!

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We had the pleasure to welcome Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, following the Government of Canada's decision to provide financial help to five highly innovative Québec City enterprises, including SiliCycle Read More
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Government of Canada supports SiliCycle as an highly innovative SME

Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:57:07 AM America/New_York

Financial assistance will be provided for five highly innovative Québec City enterprises, including SiliCycle Read More
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