CanBiocin Inc. is a privately held R&D company that specializes in developing and commercializing lactic acid bacteria for use in food safety, agricultural, and health applications.


CanBiocin was formed in 1998 as a University of Alberta spin-off company to commercialize novel technologies developed from research conducted by professors Michael Stiles, Lynn McMullen and John Vederas. Our current scientists and company founders are experts in food microbiology, medical microbiology, immunology, and chemistry.


CanBiocin developed the bio preservative Micocin® which is applied to pre-packaged deli meats to prevent the growth of Listeria monocytogenes, a common food-borne pathogen. Our current focus is developing a line of species-relevant probiotics for use in companion animals to promote health and prevent infections.

Recently, we received Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) facilities recognition and we are currently pursuing full GLP recognition through the Standards Council of Canada.

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