January 29, 2016
BioVectra – Hiring Practices – The Employment Journey on PEI
BioVectra is a custom manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients for pharma companies. The company started when Dr. Regis Duffy, Dean of Science at UPEI, wanted to create summer employment for his students. Now, 45 years later, BioVectra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly-traded multinational pharmaceutical company with employees working primarily on PEI, as well as Nova Scotia and elsewhere. “We have 260 talented people with diverse backgrounds in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and many fields of engineering, as well as specialists in manufacturing and quality assurance,” says Heather Delage, who has worked for BioVectra for 25 years.