Merinov

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Gaspé, Québec
What the facility does

Merinov is the largest center in Canada for applied research, innovation and technology transfer in the areas of fisheries, aquaculture, biomass and marine biotechnology.

Area(s) of Expertise

Merinov - the Québec Centre for Innovation in Aquaculture and Fisheries - is the largest center for applied research, innovation and technology transfer in the areas of fisheries, aquaculture, biomass and marine biotechnology in Canada.

Research Services
  • Assistance with building products approvals and commercialization
  • Marketing advisory services referrals
  • Technology & workflow consultation
  • Technology development
  • Product testing
  • Field trials / Simulation
  • Technology evaluation / Validation
  • Concept ideation & design review
  • Literature reviews
  • Fabrication, prototyping and installation services
  • Project management
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Early-stage business development
  • Production of pre-commercial batches
  • Scientific report writing
  • Problem solving
  • Design services
  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Scientific and technological monitoring
Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Clean technology
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Ocean industries

Specialized lab

Equipment

Merinov

Laboratory of microbiology on food pathogens.

 

Laboratory of microbiology on the marine environment (ISO 17025).

 

Laboratory of analytical and preparatory chemistry.

 

Laboratory of rheology (temperature, analysis of texture, color or viscosity).

 

Sensory and organoleptic evaluation laboratory.

 

Multifunctional laboratories for biological analyzes of organisms and their conservation.

 

Laboratories for analysis of images on microscopic observations or video sockets.

 

Aquaculture and wet laboratories (Magdalen Islands and Grande-Rivière) with intake and freshwater intakes. These facilities are capable of raising fish, crustaceans and molluscs according to various production parameters. All the laboratories have a quarantine unit.

 

Laboratory for the production of macro algae.

 

Fishing gear design laboratory.