GPRC – National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC)

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GPRC – National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC)

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TAC Name:GPRC – National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC)
Affiliated With:Grand Prairie Regional College
TAC awarded:2013, 2018
Short Description:The GPRC NBDC-TAC provides critical diagnostic services to beekeepers, researchers, Provincial and Federal agencies and Industry as its contribution towards a healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture industry in Canada. We employ microbiology, microscopy and molecular techniques in order to identify pests, pathogens and parasites affecting honeybees.
Twitter Pitch:NBDC provides comprehensive research and diagnostic services to the beekeeping industry for healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture
Address:PO Box 1118, Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0
Point of Contact:

Name: Patricia Wolf-Veiga Acting Manager \ Diagnostics Lead

Phone: +1-780-357-7737



Services offered in: English, Portuguese

Areas of Innovation Expertise:Expertise

·         Molecular diagnostics

·         Expression analysis

·         Next Generation Sequencing

·         Sperm/Spore Viability tests

·         In-Situ Hybridization

·         High Resolution Melting analysis


Technical and Business Services

Technical and Business Services

·         Project Management

·         Technology development

·         Sample analysis & testing

·         Scientific and technological monitoring

Applied Research and DevelopmentApplied Research and Development

·         Technology validation and transfer

·         Design of Experiment

·         Specialized molecular analysis on bees


·         Interactive Workshop Sessions

·         Design, development, and delivery of customized training

·         Connections to co-op placement opportunities

·         Qualitative & quantitative research

Technology DiffusionTechnology Diffusion

·         Networking events

·         Presentation of results at conferences

·         Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

·         Seminars and Workshops

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Evening speaker series

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Specialized Equipment AvailableSpecialized Equipment Available

·         Fluorescent Microscope and compound microscopes

·         Microtome – Cryostat

·         Next Generation Sequencer

·         Real Time Quantitative Thermocycler and end-point thermocycler

·         Image Analyzer

·         Spectrophotometer

·         Hybridization Oven

·         Incubators for anaerobic conditions

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