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POS Supports Tomorrow’s Science Leaders

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

POS is proud to support this year’s ScienceTrek Program which will be offered to Grade 8 students in Saskatoon Public Schools. “We are delighted to support this worthwhile program and give back to our community,” said Dale Kelly, President & CEO of POS. “We also see this program as an opportunity to invest in the future. POS and its clients will need bright people to develop the brilliant solutions of tomorrow. This program is a chance to engage young people in science, at an early age, and encourage them to pursue science as a discipline and career.”...

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Federal Government Makes Tech Commerialization Easier

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Recently announced federal support for technology commercialization and business growth will give POS clients the opportunity to grow products from idea stage to the mass market. It can be difficult to get ideas and products from the R & D stage to the target market for small and medium sized business due to lack of cash and funding available. Western Economic Diversification has announced support for entrepreneurs where this is a problem. The news release regarding the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative can be found here. This could mean great things for POS and potential POS clients...

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POS Chair Honoured with Saskatchewan Order of Merit

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

The POS team extends its heartfelt congratulations to John Cross, Chair of the POS Bio-Sciences Board of Directors, on his investiture into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. “Since the Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985, some of Canada’s most reknowned citizens have received the honour,” Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield said on the announcement of this year’s deserving recipients. “We can be proud that these remarkable people are all from our province. This year’s recipients are very impressive, and are most worthy to be counted...

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Commercializing Native Fruits of Saskatchewan

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

Rick Green, Ph.D. and Vice-President Technology for POS Bio-Sciences, has recently been involved in a study examining fresh approaches to the commercialization of native fruits to Saskatchewan. This study is published in the October 16, 2013, edition of the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. The study looks mainly at development of buffalo berry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn and the potential to make these fruits commercially viable for consumption all over the world. This is exciting news for POS and Saskatchewan as it could mean the growth of the product development and farming production...

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Getting LEAN and Growing at the Same Time

Posted on Oct 8, 2013

POS has recently introduced new people, LEAN manufacturing practices and program funding support to enhance client service. Over the last year, POS has added talent in key areas (operators, sanitation crew, training coordinator, oils supervisor). Our QA/QC/Regulatory team has welcomed a new manager with strong regulatory experience as Grace Varga turns her attention to her VP of Operations role.  We have added new knowledge and talent to the R & D labs as well as the analytical lab team. We have also expanded our engineering team to include three full-time process engineers, one...

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Analytical Services Adds Capability

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

POS Analytical Services has numerous years of experience developing and enhancing analytical assays. Methods are developed either based on the client’s specific needs or existing in-house and official methods are tailored to widen the scope or increase the number of quantifiable components.  Utilizing our wide range of technical expertise and analytical equipment, POS is able to provide the client with reproducible, reliable assays. In the past 18 months POS has added more than 30 new analytical methods to their existing capabilities. Three examples of recently developed methods are:...

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