On Friday, September 14th 2018 Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official grand opening of its new manufacturing and research facility in Guelph. Following the purchase of the 1.75 hectare (4.3 acre) parcel of land in July 2017, Mirexus broke ground on their development in September 2017 and completed construction this past July.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was celebrated in the presence of multiple special guests whose support has made it possible for Mirexus to reach this pivotal milestone.  From left to right Mayor Cam Guthrie, VP Research University of Guelph (Dr. Malcolm Campbell), Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield (Guelph), and Mirexus VP Engineering (Trevor Jones) cut the ribbon to mark the celebration.

Dr. Phil Whiting, President and CEO of Mirexus said “The new plant will allow us to produce our unique & natural material for markets around the world, leading to exciting applications in personal care, high performance nutrition and new human and animal health therapeutics. The $1.8 M investment by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, alongside the $5.4 M investment from our private sector investors, allowed us to build a new facility that really sets us on the road to growth and prosperity.”           

The company’s unique, 100% natural, nanomaterial was first developed at the University of Guelph by researchers who became founding members of the company and continue to work in research and product development.  The company now employs over 25 employees and co-op students who are working to develop applications for their nanotechnology in skin care, nutraceuticals and biomedical products.



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