The BioScience Applied Research Centre (BARC) offers industry experts access to applied research expertise to discover solutions to everyday problems. The BioScience Technology program at Sask Polytech is home to a team of instructors and research personnel whose strengths include: 

  • Agricultural Bioscience
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Biochemistry Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology 

BARC facilities offer:

  • Analytical instrumentation facilities, including GC-MS (Triple Quad), ICP-MS (Triple Quad), Ion Chromatography, HPLC, Capillary Electrophoresis and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Capacity for library construction, PCR, qPCR, image analysis and enzyme kinetics
  • Capacity for plant tissue culture, including laminar flow hoods, media preparation areas, tissue culture cabinets, biofermentor and plant growth facilities
  • Cell culture facilities, including bio-safety cabinets, incubators and cryopreservation
  • Cutting-edge equipment for molecular biology, including isolation, quantization and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein
  • Research analysis and documentation, including equipment for image analysis, data integration software and electronic laboratory notebook documentation
  • Microbiology capacity, including a Level 2 laboratory facility with media preparation and sterilization area, fermenters, microscopy and incubators

BioScience facilities at Sask Polytech follow high standards of waste handling and material disposal, ensuring the health and safety of personnel and laboratories. 

In addition, Applied Research guarantees appropriate research management services, ensuring an industry-focused engagement process: 

  • Business and market intelligence
  • Industry-oriented intellectual property policy
  • Non-disclosure and strict confidentiality of partner information
  • Project management and technology transfer support
  • Research ethics and integrity oversight

Contact us

Blain Chartrand
Blain Chartrand
Program head
BioScience Technology, School of Natural Resources and Built Environment