HPS and Burcon to Showcase Innovative 95% Hempseed Protein Isolate at SupplySide West

Stop by the HPS Food & Ingredients booth #1652 to learn more about this functional, high protein powder

Vancouver, British Columbia, October 19, 2023 — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (“Burcon” or the “Company”) (TSX: BU), a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages, and HPS Food and Ingredients Inc. (“HPS”) are exhibiting at the upcoming SupplySide West (“SSW”) show, where they will spotlight their high purity 95% hempseed protein isolate.  The exhibit hall at SSW will be held from October 25th – 26th in Las Vegas, NV.  SupplySide West is the largest gathering of health and nutrition professionals, buyers and suppliers in the innovative ingredient space.

“SupplySide West show is an excellent stage to shine a spotlight on our 95% hempseed protein isolate, emphasizing its exceptional purity and functional qualities,” said Kip Underwood, Burcon’s chief executive officer.  “Customer interest in our 95% hempseed protein isolate has far exceeded our expectations.  We look forward to continuing this positive momentum with attendees at SupplySide West show.”

Burcon and HPS are encouraged by the market reception of our novel 95% hempseed protein isolate, which has already garnered significant attention since its debut at IFT FIRST earlier in July.  This presentation is part of the ongoing efforts to develop and expand the market for this unique protein ingredient.  The companies remain firmly committed to supporting their customers by providing pilot-scale samples and comprehensive product data, including nutritional information, specifications and application concept sheets.

Visit the HPS team at SupplySide West Booth #1652 for more information on our innovative hempseed protein isolate.  For inquiries regarding product samples and information, prospective customers are encouraged to directly reach out to HPS Sales Team here.


About HPS Food and Ingredients Inc.

HPS Food & Ingredients is a global leader in value-added processing of plant proteins, seeds & grains, oils, flours, fibers and starches, for premium food markets and food companies around the globe. We produce nutritious, North American grown non-GMO, gluten-free ingredient products at our dedicated production facilities in Manitoba, Canada. We provide quality ingredient solutions for the global food marketplace.  For more information, visit


About Burcon NutraScience Corporation

Burcon is a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages.  Our proteins exhibit superior functionality, taste and nutrition, making them ideal ingredients for food formulators.  With over two decades of experience, Burcon has amassed an extensive patent portfolio covering its specialty plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp and sunflower seeds, among other plant sources.  Burcon is striving to become a vertically integrated provider of specialty plant-based protein solutions that delivers on health, nutrition and sustainability.  Supporting the growing trend towards a plant-based diet, Burcon is developing premium protein ingredients that we believe are better for you and better for the planet.  For more information, visit


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