adMare BioInnovations and CASTL partner to build Canada’s biomanufacturing talent

adMare BioInnovations and CASTL partner to build Canada’s biomanufacturing talent

Vancouver, BC and Charlottetown, PE (November 9th, 2021) – adMare BioInnovations and the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) are pleased to announce their new partnership to train industry-ready talent for Canada’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

Headquartered in Prince Edward Island, CASTL is a first-of-its-kind Canadian skills and training initiative established to increase talent for Canada’s bioeconomy. Specializing in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, CASTL has brought to Canada world-class technical training curriculum from the globally recognized National institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). Working with industry, academia and government, CASTL will offer multiple applied learning streams and pathways for individuals to acquire hands-on technical training and theoretical knowledge.

Under this new collaboration, the adMare Academy will become the Lead National Partner for CASTL; and the two organizations will work together to facilitate the development, delivery, and growth of CASTL’s training programs across the country.

Building talent is a key piece of the adMare mission,” said Gordon C. McCauley, President and CEO of adMare. “We know that the greatest competitive advantage and most valuable resource of the Canadian life sciences industry is our people. We also know however, that the enormous growth our industry is experiencing has created significant skills gaps – so we are very excited to partner with CASTL to help address these gaps to facilitate continued growth.

Gordon C. McCauley
President and CEO, adMare

Penny Walsh-McGuire, CASTL’s Executive Director added, “By working together under the auspices of the adMare Academy, we will accelerate the building and implementation of CASTL’s pre-eminent biopharma manufacturing training, and amplify our impact on the sector from coast to coast to coast.”

Private industry and public policy makers across the country are aggressively adding the biomanufacturing capacity that the pandemic showed is critical to Canadian self-reliance. With this partnership, adMare and CASTL will build the domestic talent to enable effective scale-up of biomanufacturing facilities. Together, CASTL and adMare are offering gold-standard training programs that provide the theoretical, hands-on, and professional competencies to ensure graduates are work-ready. These personnel will power the growth and success of Canada’s biomanufacturing and broader life sciences sectors.

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