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Young Charlottetown bioscience worker earns national nomination

A recent bioscience graduate working in Charlottetown has been nominated for a national award that recognizes the significant contribution of young people in the biotechnology industry.

Catalyst award winner to be announced Tuesday

Mathieu Poulin has been nominated for a national award for his work at Delivra in Charlottetown. (Delivra)

A recent bioscience graduate working in Charlottetown has been nominated for a national award that recognizes the significant contribution of young people in the biotechnology industry.

Mathieu Poulin, a College Shawinigan graduate, works for Delivra, a company that produces a topical drug delivery system. Poulin is one of three finalists in the country for the Catalyst Award.

"Pretty exciting. To me it means that my hard work, the passion that I have for the science that I do here is recognized, that I managed to be of use within my team, in the research that we are doing," he said.

"It just means that I've done a good job, and I'm proud of that."

Catalyst is a new award from BioTalent Canada, an organization that builds partnerships between the biotech industry and students. It also provided a wage subsidy for Poulin's employment at Delivra.

Poulin has been involved with research on bioactives in natural lotion products that deliver nutrients, pain medication, and other drugs.

The winner of the 2016 Catalyst Award will be announced Tuesday..

with files from Lindsay Carroll