The plant will be used to separate and purify molecules from Saskatchewan crops. These molecules will be studied for applications in everything from vaccines to nanotechnology.
“Exposing our students to such a facility ensures there is a highly qualified workforce,” said U of S dean of Agriculture and Bioresources Mary Buhr in a press release. She cited food, fibre and energy production as skills the plant will help students learn.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture funded the new University of Saskatchewan facility.