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Last Updated: 2012-02-07
|Legal Name: POS Bio-Sciences|
|Operating Name: POS Bio-Sciences|
118 Veterinary Rd
118 Veterinary Rd
|Telephone: (306) 978-2800|
|Toll Free Phone: 1-800-230-2751|
|Fax: (306) 975-3766|
|Website URL: http://www.pos.ca|
|Title: Vice President|
|Area of Responsibility: Management Executive|
|Telephone: (306) 978-2808|
|Fax: (306) 975-3766|
|Telephone: (306) 978-2841|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
|Area of Responsibility: Finance/Accounting|
|Telephone: (306) 978-2858|
POS Pilot Plant is a globally unique confidential contract
research organization located in Saskatoon, SK. Established
over 3 decades ago, POS specializes in extraction,
fractionation, purification and modification of bio-based
materials and offers multi-scale processing capacity from grams
to tonnes. Dedicated facilities and services help clients fast
track product development, reduce time to market, and create
superior products using cost effective approaches.
Main services are:
1) process development
2) analytical services
3) toll processing
Integrated support services include quality assurance, real-time
analytical support, logistics, warehousing, and information
POS is globally unique in the range of services
provided. The facility comprises 56,000 sq. ft. and houses
6 pilot plant processing areas along with 11
laboratories. It is staffed by over 85 professional, technical,
operations and administrative personnel whose mission focuses on
enhancing client competitiveness.
|Country of Ownership:||Canada|
|Quality Certification:||ISO 9001|
|Primary Industry (NAICS):||541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences|
|Primary Business Activity:||Services|
|Total Sales ($CDN):||$1,000,000 to $4,999,999|
|Number of Employees:||83|
Product / Service / Licensing
Contract Research and Development
Contract R&D for new product and process development,
optimization and scale-up. Multi-scale capabilities. 11
laboratories, 5 large pilot plant processing areas. Integrated
support services include analytical services, quality assurance,
logistics,information research services. Specialization in
extraction, fractionation, purification and modification of bio-
based materials. Bioprocessing industries served include food
and ingredients, fats, oils and lipids, nutraceuticals and
functional foods, biotechnology, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and
Technology profile6 large pilot plant processing areas and eleven laboratories
provide an enormous variety of multi-scale processing equipment
and systems designed to maximize value to our clients for
contract research and custom processing.
The pilot plant area totals 25,000 sq. ft. and is divided into
six dedicated processing areas.
OILS PROCESSING AREA: contains equipment used to degum, refine,
wash, bleach, esterify and deodorize edible fats and oils.
FLAMMABLE PROCESSING AREAS (3): contains equipment for solvent
extraction, desolventization and hydrogenation.
SECONDARY PROCESSING AREA: contains equipment used to further
process botanicals, cereal grains, oilseed meals, and other
materials. It also contains equipment for a variety of drying
operations and aqueous extractions.
PRIMARY PROCESSING AREA: contains equipment used to prepare
seeds and other raw materials for further processing.
Laboratory Services is responsible for lab-scale processing R&D,
lab and pilot-scale project analyses, and external fee-for-
service analytical work. They are experts both in bench-scale
processing and in scaling up from the laboratory to commercial
scale. Laboratory Services provides clients with specialized lab-
scale capabilities in the areas of fats and oils, proteins, food
processing, food product development, cereals and starches,
nutraceuticals, analytical services, purification and
Over 100 pieces of laboratory equipment are available to provide
clients with specialized capabilities in the areas of fats and
oils, proteins, food processing, food product development,
cereals and starches, nutraceuticals, analytical services,
purification and isolation.
Strategic alliances:POS seeks collaborative arrangements and partnerships wherever
appropriate, to ensure that clients have access to the best
technology for their projects.
Industry sector market interests:
- Consumer Products
- Puerto Rico
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States
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Date Modified: 2013-05-23