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Saskatchewan’s Bioscience Community Celebrates 2018 Global Biotech Week

September 24, 2018 GMT

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Each fall, the bioscience community in Saskatchewan celebrates with events geared towards industry networking as well as public outreach. Fun and information are delivered in equal portions during the week, with events like Biotech & Beer, Trivia Night and DNA Weekend.

The Government of Saskatchewan and the cities of Regina and Saskatoon have proclaimed Sept. 24 to 30 as Global Biotech Week. Ag-West Bio, Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association, coordinates events throughout the week with the help of a local organizing committee.

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Wilf Keller, Ag-West Bio president and CEO, says technology is advancing rapidly in this area. “It is more important than ever to keep people informed about the advancements in science. Biotechnology is a huge benefit to society, from insulin and other medicines to nutritious, affordable food. The public should also appreciate that biotechnology helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the amount of land needed to produce our food.”

Biotechnology provides products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduces our environmental footprint, and helps secure a sustainable food supply and natural resource management, providing cleaner energy and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

For a full list of Saskatchewan events, please visit http://www.agwest.sk.ca/pages/global-biotech-week-2018--saskatchewan-events.

About Global Biotech Week:

Originating in Canada in 2003, Biotech Week is now recognized around the world as Global Biotech Week. Events scheduled throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada highlight the innovation and creativity of life science researchers. BIOTECanada spearheads Global Biotech Week in collaboration with partners from across Canada.

To learn more about Global Biotech Week around the world, visit globalbiotechweek.ca.

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About Ag-West Bio:

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association. The company works as a catalyst for developing partnerships and industry growth in the bio-economy through investments, aiding strategic alliances, and providing business planning support, regulatory advice and communications. Funding for Ag-West Bio is provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), with support from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program.

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CONTACT: Ag-West Bio

Jackie Robin, 306-668-2656

Jackie.robin@agwest.sk.ca

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY

SOURCE: Ag-West Bio

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