979, avenue de Bourgogne,
local 320, Québec
(Québec) G1W 2L4

418 653-6763
Bioproducts Development Center


CCTT of the Cégep La Pocatière



About Biopterre

Biopterre’s mission is as follows: "Increase the competitiveness of companies in the field of bio-resources through innovation and, consequently, contribute to regional development."
As a college technology transfer center, Biopterre offers applied research and technology transfer, technical assistance and information services in the field of bio-resources.

1642, rue de la Ferme
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière (Québec)
G0R 1Z0

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418 856-5917
418 856-6405



Areas of expertise

Specific areas

  • Biotechnology and horticultural products: mycorrhizae, microorganisms, biofertilizers, biopesticides, etc.

  • Biomass and environmental technologies: biochar, conditioning, phytoremediation, etc.

  • Mycotechnologies, non-timber forest products and innovative crops: fungi, plant domestication, cultivation in confined areas, etc.


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  • Development of biopesticides and biostimulants, greenhouse performance evaluation

  • Production and use of functional microorganisms (bacterial and fungal), optimization of analytical techniques for their use in agriculture and horticulture

  • Biomass conditioning (grinding, densification, granulation, pelletizing) and analysis of the features influencing the properties of bioproducts

  • Optimization of the biochar production process, agronomic and environmental valorization

  • Development of methods for growing non-timber forest products with strong commercial potential

  • Development of crops specific to crop production in confined areas for the production of primary and secondary metabolites

  • Isolation, purification and production of fungal strains for the development of industrial applications

  • Multiplatform biotechnology laboratory

  • Molecular biology platform (DNA / RNA, PCR / qPCR)

  • Platform for microbiology and solid and liquid in vitro cultures

  • Characterization platform (biochar and biomass)

  • Industrial platform – self-service access for industries with molecular biology, microbiology and in vitro culture platforms

  • Research greenhouses and field plots

  • Biomass conditioning (harvesting equipment, crusher, shredder, dryer, granulator, mill)

  • Pyrolyzer

  • Plant physiology apparatus

  • Specialized software

  • Spectrophotometer

  • Growth chambers under controlled conditions (for plants)

  • Collection of fungal strains (pathogenic and beneficial)


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