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The Chemistry Of Innovation (Pdf)

How did a farm boy from Prince Edward Island become a successful businessman, mentor and community philanthropist? In 1970, Regis Duffy, then dean of science at UPEI, started a small chemical reagent company to create summer jobs for his students. Diagnostic Chemicals and its offspring, BioVectra, soon grew into global competitors in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry, employed hundreds of Islanders, and provided a model for entrepreneurship and economic development in Canada's smallest province. The key to his success? As Regis once said, "Innovate or die; the alternative is not that appealing."

Mo Duffy Cobb is the author of Unpacked: from PEI to Palawan (Pottersfield Press, 2017). She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the founder and artistic director of Wild Threads Literary Festival. She lives in beautiful Prince Edward Island, where she is the executive director of the PEI Writers' Guild.

Lori Mayne is a writer, researcher, and editor, as well as a writing instructor at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research and editing projects have included Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy 1820-2016. A former journalist, she won the Island Literary Award for creative non-fiction for a personal essay in 2012.


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