About Us

Our Competitive Advantage

Our goal at Northern RNA is to be a world leading, customer-focused, end-to-end supplier of nucleic acid products such as mRNA and DNA. We strive towards this goal daily by developing and deploying our state-of-the-art bioprocessing and chemical process technologies, using proprietary manufacturing and analytical approaches, employing a highly-skilled workforce and partnering with an excellent and extensive network of relationships and collaborations.


Calgary is rated as a top 5 livable city in the world with a highly regarded education system and strong global research connections. NRNA is near Calgary International Airport, providing global distribution access to get supplies and products to you on time and safely.


NRNA’s advanced platform technologies enable seamless integration and innovation in various fields. Located in Calgary, with proximity to the international airport, we ensure timely and safe global distribution of your supplies and products.


We offer comprehensive support including construct design, development services, top-quality raw materials, GMP final products, and regulatory assistance at every stage of your pipeline, ensuring smooth progress and success.

our talented team

Our team comprises world-class experts across disciplines such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, supply chain, quality management, and business development, all dedicated to supporting your needs and ensuring excellence.

Meet Our Team

We are a Canadian Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) focused on End-to-End Supply of Nucleic Acid Products. Our offerings include Research, GMP-Start, cGMP grade manufacturing of cap analogs, cell banks, plasmid DNA, mRNA and more.

Board of Directors

Michael J.
Crothers, P.Eng. BOARD CHAIR
Results driven, change leader, with a global perspective. Michael was President & Country Chair for Shell Canada for over 5 years of his 33-year Shell career. He brings wide international experience across five continents including the boards of Shell Canada, Shell E&P Ireland and Business in the Community. Michael has successfully led large, complex operations, joint ventures and the development, execution, commissioning, and start-up of mega projects. Michael was born and raised in Calgary. He is married with three children and is a recent grandfather to four delightful grandkids. Michael is a Professional Engineer.
Kevin Appelhof
Entrepreneur and lifelong learner with an eye for detail. For the past 20 years Kevin has enjoyed the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur in Alberta as the co-founder and President at Carbon Controls Ltd. Kevin has provided technical support and product solutions for an array of instrumentation and electrical equipment for the past 28 years. He loves working in the field of Industrial Instrumentation Engineering Technology. Kevin and his family prioritize charity work as way to give back to the community serving in countries such as Belize, Costa Rica and Mexico. Kevin is a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and a Certified Engineering Technologist under the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET).
Dr. Jared Davis
Inventor, designer, and problem solver

Inventor, designer, and problem solver. Dr. Jared Davis is a well-respected and experienced leader in the mRNA manufacturing and mRNA therapeutics field. He was the Vice President of Technical Operations and Manufacturing at Arcturus Therapeutics of San Diego, CA. He led the design and implementation of the manufacturing processes used in the Arcturus clinical programs. While at Arcturus, Davis was named an inventor on multiple patents and was a key team member in the transition of Arcturus from a pre-clinical status to more mature stages. Currently, Jared is the President of Providence Therapeutics. He will guide the team through the transition to becoming a clinical company, with its Phase I clinical trial for the PTX-COVID19-B vaccine for Covid-19. Jared graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He then received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying under Dr. Sam Butcher. Following that he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University under Dr. Scott Strobel.

Brad Stevens
J.D., M.B.A., ICD.D
Collaborative, strategic, deal maker. Brad Stevens is an experienced, committed, innovative and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated history of building relationships to accomplish goals. Brad is excited to be a part of Alberta’s Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sector. He believes that Northern RNA’s can be an organization that helps to diversify the Alberta economy and that it will continue to create opportunities for employment. Brad is passionate about helping Calgarians. It is a way for him to give back to the city and as the former Deputy City Manager he cares deeply about Calgary’s success. Brad has three degrees from the University of Calgary; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Government, Bachelor of Law, and Master of Business Administration. He is also a member of Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

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