About Acenzia

Dedicated to the creation of innovative therapeutics and diagnostics that will enable individualized health optimization.


Founders


Grant Bourdeau
Grant Bourdeau is a serial entrepreneur, spanning over 30 years with a proven track-record of starting and developing award winning businesses with a reputation of innovation, quality control and manufacturing excellence. His career started out in technical trades in automotive stamping and weld assembly, building his business into a highly automated stamping and robotic weld assembly business. Supplying clients such as Magna and Tesla on global platforms of complex assemblies.

In 2001, he diversified his business pursuits into Nutraceutical contract manufacturing. Growing his start up into a rapidly growing business, ranked 4 years straight as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. This distinction was achieved because of his strong commitment to principles of innovation and entrepreneurship and his rich history of creating collaborative environments that are conducive to breakthroughs. In 2010, he built a state of the art pharmaceutical GMP operation to support further growth and to capitalize on the opportunities in the sector.

In 2015 he merged his Nutraceutical company with a Biotech company, and partnered with Dr. Indrajit Sinha to form Acenzia. With a shared vision of enabling health on a more individualized level, they continue to innovate and add value to existing and new clients through differentiated science offerings and robust manufacturing excellence.
Dr. Indrajit Sinha, PhD
Dr. Indrajit Sinha brings over 25 years of experience in various areas of cross-disciplinary translational research, drug development, biotechnology, technology transfer and biopharmaceutical compliance. His work has been extensively published in highly reputed peer reviewed journals. Through his passion for utilizing under-appreciated technologies and applying them in innovative ways to achieve previously unattainable outcomes, he has created various intellectual property linked business opportunities since 2000. He started Biomedcore Inc. in 2011 while connecting an effective group of scientists and advisors from business and the government. He developed and patented a unique protocol that effectively enables accelerated individualized prediction of cancer progression and response to treatment. This technology has been granted a patent in multiple jurisdictions and is being validated for clinical utility.

Through a partnership with Grant Bourdeau, they both evolved their companies into a unique health solutions company, Acenzia Inc., which has a certified and seamlessly coordinated diagnostics and manufacturing capabilities under one roof. With a focus on individualization, Acenzia designs and develops pioneering nutraceutical products that can be paired with diagnostic kits, allowing individual consumers to test if the product works for them. Such a value proposition brings the confidence of the pharmaceutical industry to nutraceutical products.

Before starting his own company, Dr. Sinha worked for the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, between 2001 and 2007. After immigrating to Canada, he worked for the Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Michigan, USA from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Sinha did his Ph.D. in the area of infectious diseases from University of Delhi, New Delhi, India in a collaboration with Dr. Elisabeth Carniel's Yersinia lab at the Pasteur Institute in France. He also has a MSc. in Biotechnology from MS University of Baroda, Vadodara, India. He is currently pursuing his executive MBA from Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland.

Our History


Two companies, Suntrition and Biomedcore, both leaders in their respective fields, merged with one goal in mind – to develop the next generation of natural health products, products that would make a difference in the outcome of chronic illness. Their vision? The creation of innovative therapeutics and diagnostics that will enable individualized health optimization.

Suntrition: Named one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada for four years straight. Certified by Health Canada as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Suntrition created unique and proprietary, evidence-based natural supplements – primarily in the form of tablets, capsules and powder formulations.

Biomedcore: A biotechnology company with proprietary diagnostics, Biomedcore added the science platform to the mix, giving the company more resources to meld science with advanced manufacturing. That brought into play a breakthrough proprietary technology that allowed for the testing of products tailored to the individual.

Today, acenzia represents that partnership, offering unparalleled scientific research, product development and advanced manufacturing services to the rapidly expanding nutraceutical industry.

We’ve come a long way since our story first began, growing from a small start-up in 2001 with two employees and 8,000 square feet of space, to a multi-million-dollar organization with connections around the globe.

Strategically located near the U.S. border between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, acenzia provides easy global access for our clients’ products. Our state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical grade facility covers 36,000-square-feet and includes 20 clean rooms. Since relocating, we’ve gained the prestigious NSF International Good Manufacturing Practices for Sport registration, one of only a few companies in Canada to hold that title. In keeping with evolving consumer needs, we’ve expanded our array of delivery formats to include, among others, more powdered product choices. Now with 50 employees, we manufacture, label, package and ship a rapidly expanding number of these for major branded companies worldwide.

Investing in the Future


Over the past years, we’ve helped a number of supplement brand owners like you successfully bring their products and businesses to life. But no matter how much our network grows, our mission will always be to set the standard for natural health product development and contract manufacturing.

To this end, Acenzia is expanding into more powder-based products (sports drinks, functional foods and the like) and adding probiotics and fermentation technology to our ever-growing line-up of innovative capabilities.

Our story has just begun

Our Core Values


Enduring principles that define our company
  • Collaboration
  • Passion and commitment
  • Impeccable client service
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Dedication to quality and excellence
  • Accountability