Walton-backed research centre rebrands following spinoff

Editorial Staff

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada’s rebrand is led by newly appointed CEO Myrna Gillis.

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) has announced a rebranding initiative, changing its name to Onda.

This move reflects the company’s commitment to sustainable research in the aquaculture sector. Onda, meaning wave in Latin, symbolizes the company’s focus on creating positive impacts within the industry. The rebrand includes a new logo featuring a subtle wave, highlighting the dynamic nature of water and the company’s adaptability and innovation.

This rebranding follows the recent spinoff from its US parent, The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), announced on May 28, 2024. Despite operating under separate governance and management structures, Onda will maintain alignment with CAT and continue as part of the Cuna del Mar portfolio, focusing on collaboration and high-quality service standards.

Onda’s rebrand is led by newly appointed CEO Myrna Gillis, who brings over three decades of leadership experience in highly regulated industries. Gillis emphasized the importance of sustainable aquaculture in addressing global food challenges, stating, “At Onda, we’re on a mission to nurture a healthier and more sustainable world, starting with sustainable aquaculture.”

Located on Prince Edward Island, within Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, Onda’s facilities include wet and dry labs equipped for custom-designed trials for various species. The integrated team of health, nutrition, and laboratory specialists collaborates with pharmaceutical companies, aquatic farms, vaccine manufacturers, and feed producers to support novel product development and market potential.

As a GMP and GLP certified, and GCP capable company, Onda ensures world-class precision in aquatic care, compliance, and market impact through bespoke services and customizable models.

Onda, formerly the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, is dedicated to aquaculture research and clinical trials. The company supports product development for pharmaceutical companies, aquatic producers, and feed manufacturers, offering tightly controlled and customized research from discovery through final deployment and product release.


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