BioNB is an impact organization passionate about promoting and supporting bioscience companies in New Brunswick. We promote the sector, celebrate its opportunities and foster initiatives that will boost the bioeconomy in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.
What makes us unique?
We have the science and business skills to give qualified advice and support.
9 post secondary degrees in:
We have a global perspective and a regional focus because we’ve worked in 9 different countries.
We understand the needs of start-ups. As employees of 12 start-ups we’ve put time into building our experience.
Sales & Marketing
Meaghan Seagrave, M.Sc., Executive Director
Meaghan has over a decade of experience working with small and start-up technology enterprises across the country in a variety of roles. With a graduate degree in agricultural sciences and several certificates and diplomas in technical communications and management development, she is well equipped to act as intermediary in a challenging and technical sector like biotechnology.
Meaghan has a strong reputation in the business community and a communication style that has helped BioNB build trust and cooperation among key stakeholders. She is passionate about the opportunities biotechnology holds for transforming this region’s traditional sectors and supporting the province’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Jennifer O’Donnell, M.Sc., Senior Project Officer
With over 10 years of experience working with early-stage companies in the biotech space, Jennifer is committed to exploring commercial opportunities powered by bioscience and is a champion for the up-and-coming technologies of New Brunswick researchers and biotech organizations.
Jennifer has a technical background in biomedical research, diagnostic testing for the agriculture industry, high-throughput genomics, and crop biotechnology.
From 2006 – 2010 she set up and directed a research program in Fredericton (Targeted Growth) where her team supplied plants with new agronomic traits for use in biofuel production. She was also the organization’s lead on technology transfer with industry collaborators.
Wendy Yerxa, Office Manager
Wendy is responsible for all office administration duties at BioNB including records management, financial claims and travel arrangement for international guests. Wendy also assists with the quarterly meetings of BioNB’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining BioNB, Wendy held administrative positions with the Government of New Brunswick and NB Power.
Silvia Moreno, MBA, MA Economics, Project Officer – Sector Development
Silvia supports commercialization and sector development opportunities fostering relationships with BioNB’s stakeholders. She has worked 15+ years as a project manager and business analyst in the telecom industry and for the U.S. Department of Commerce gaining experience in Customer Relationship Management, International Trade and Market Research. Silvia came from Ecuador to graduate as an IT Business Analyst at NBCC complemented by an enriching internship at the NBIF. Her background working with teams in different cultures and enthusiasm complements the BioNB family.
Andrew Byrne, Marketing & Communications Director
Originally from Newfoundland, Andrew studied business with a focus in marketing at Memorial University before moving to China to study Mandarin. There, he was an ESL teacher for 2 years, a marketing manager for a creative start-up enterprise for over 3 years, and a marketing consultant for companies such as Edrington China who were trying to understand the realms of both traditional and digital marketing.
He has 5 languages under his belt as well as over 300 marketing certificates from worldwide corporations such as Facebook, Google, and Tencent. He has spent the last 3+ years of his life in pursuit of understanding worldwide marketing structures, platforms, and tactics.
BioNB’s 25th Anniversary
September 28, 2021
November 2-5, 2021