Burcon NutraScience Corporation was formed in November 1998 as a venture capital pool corporation whose principal business was to identify and evaluate assets, properties or businesses for acquisition. On October 8, 1999 Burcon acquired BMW Canola Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba (now renamed Burcon-MB).
Since then, we have successfully developed CLARISOY™ soy protein, the only vegetable-based protein that offers clarity and complete protein nutrition for low pH beverage systems. We are currently developing Peazazz™ pea protein, a 100% soluble, transparent and heat stable pea protein in low pH solutions, Puratein®, Supertein™ and Nutratein™ canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes suitable for human consumption.
Burcon’s development efforts are focused on commercializing its core patented protein extraction and purification technologies. On March 4, 2011, Burcon entered into a twenty-year license agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company for the worldwide production, distribution and sale of Burcon's CLARISOY™ soy protein.