Technology Access Centre in Bio-Innovation (CAT-B)


Beyond forging applied research partnerships, the Technology Access Centre in Bio-Innovation (TAC-B) offers technical support, analysis, process development, training, and networking through diverse federal and provincial financing opportunities to develop industries.

The Centre, associated with the Bachelors in biotechnology from La Cité, benefits from a skilled workforce as well as high-tech equipment in molecular biology and microbiology. These resources are made available to SMEs to enable the implementation of applied research projects leading to the creation of new products or processes or the optimization of existing technologies in the agri-food, human and animal health as well as industrial and environmental sectors.

It provides access to scientific and technical personnel and high-level equipment for businesses and research institutes. The centre is comprised of a team with vast expertise in biophysics, bioprocesses, biotechnology, analytical chemistry and genetic engineering. We collaborate with businesses and institutions by offering concrete solutions to specific needs and problems. We also use our expertise to support training, innovation and development to commercialize processes and products.

Since 2009, TAC-B has developed more than 85 industry and community applied research projects in the fields of red, green, and white biotechnology in Ontario and Western Quebec.