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Research project title

Development of a bioreactor production platform of high-value therapeutic agents from plant cells

Education level

Master (research-based)

Director/co-director

Director: Mario Jolicoeur

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October 31, 2026

Areas of expertise

Unit(s) and department(s)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Conditions

Envoyer votre lettre de motivation, Curriculum vitae et relevé de notes universitaires au professeur Mario Jolicoeur (mario.jolicoeur@polymtl.ca)

Detailed description

Context: In collaboration with the Biopterre Center and Viridios inc., this research project aims to provide Viridios with a process for producing therapeutic agents by culturing plant cells in a bioreactor. The research and development work will be based on a set of technologies developed by the laboratory.

Aim of the project: This master's project will contribute to the long-term objective of developing a complete process for the in vitro production and purification of therapeutic agents of plant origin of very high commercial value. More specifically, this project aims to develop a process for culturing plant cells in a bioreactor. Suspension and tissue cultures are considered. Tests will be carried out on Madagascar Periwinkle cells for the production of anti-cancer molecules. This project particularly includes the study of various methods to stimulate the production of biomolecules of interest in a bioreactor.

Financing possibility

Funding according to the CRSNG standards