BioVectra Charlottetown Facilities

Charlottetown, PE


>100,000 sq.ft.

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BioVectra is an Atlantic Canadian Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) operates several pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the Charlottetown area as well as Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Facilities include offices, warehousing, research, development, laboratories, and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing. Operations are conducted in accordance with the Health Canada, US FDA, and European Pharmacopoeia regulations.

MCA Consultants Inc. has worked closely with the BioVectra Engineering group to deliver numerous capital projects at their various sites. Prince Edward Island projects originated with the initial FDA Regulated Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility construction in 2002 and has continued through numerous projects over the past 20 years. The most recent large capital project was the construction on a new 66,000 sq.ft API manufacturing facility addition to their 11 Aviation site.

In addition to the complete facility engineering services delivery, MCA Consultants Inc. provides specialized process design services, as well as full project and construction management services from initial concept study phase through to project completion.

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management and Contract Admin
  • Project Capital Budget and Schedule Preparation and Tracking
  • Project Engineering Management
  • Facility Design/Layout
  • Basis of Design Preparation
  • Architectural & Structural Systems Design
  • Electrical and Automation Systems Design
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Plumbing Systems Design
  • HVAC Systems Design
  • Clean Rooms Design
  • Specialized Process and Utilities Piping Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Energy Modelling

Key Design Elements

  • Fully integrated 3D modelling of facility and process equipment to latest BIM standards
  • Clean Room Air handling systems for precise environmental control for air particulate (HEPA Filtration), pressurization, room temperature and relative humidity
  • Flammable process piping systems with hazardous gas monitoring and automatic ventilation control to prevent hazardous conditions
  • ASME BPE Compliant sanitary piping systems for bioprocessing operations
  • Laboratory fume hood ventilation
  • Compressed gas systems for process and laboratory operations
  • Central Utilities plants for Chilled Water, Steam, and compressed gases
  • Facility Fire protection system for safe operation


  • Current Projects constructed in accordance the 2017
  • National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
  • Variable volume controls laboratory and process exhaust equipment to minimize outdoor heating loads
  • Variable frequency drives on Air Handling Units and HVAC pumping systems
  • Employ heat pump technology where feasible