Back in 1938, Lallemand’s founder stated that “cooperation spells success.” Those words, which are just as true today, embody our belief that that world-class innovation cannot be achieved without working side-by-side with public and private research centres, educational institutions, renowned application schools, and independent third-party experts.

Much of Lallemand’s research and development is conducted through a combination of external partnerships and internal projects. At any given time, we are engaged in dozens of international collaborations: our initiatives range from fundamental research to more specific, applied development streams.

Today, Lallemand works with more than 200 partners from 25 countries. Some of our key collaborators in Canada include Concordia University, McGill University, and the research centres of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Other significant partnerships outside of Canada include INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) in France and Versuchsanstalt der Hefeindustrie at the Berlin Technical University in Germany.

Lallemand also has many specialized laboratories around the world, which aim to further develop applied product research and ensure we deliver outstanding value to our customers and partners.


National Research Council (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • Yeast production process optimization
  • Molecular biology
  • Brewing applications laboratory
  • Human nutrition and health applications laboratory (Rosell® Institute for Microbiome and Probiotics)
  • Biofuels & Distilled Spirits laboratory
  • Bio-Ingredients laboratory

Lallemand Plant Care, Inoculant R&D Facility (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)

  • Research & Development laborator
  • Plant growth room, bench, and small-scale fermentation capacity for evaluating, improving, and developing existing and new inoculants

Montréal Technical Centres (Montréal, QC, Canada)

  • Bakery applications laboratory
  • Bio-Ingredients (food) applications laboratory

Forage Center of Excellence, Miner Institute (Chazy, NY, USA)

  • Animal Nutrition Applications laboratory

Mascoma (Lebanon, NH, USA)

  • Molecular biology
  • Analytical service centre
  • Biofuels & Distilled Spirits technical support


Laboratorio Farroupilha, bacteria and fungi (Patos de Minas, MG, Brazil)

  • Development and testing of new bio-pesticides on live insect models
  • Solid-state fungus production improvement


Pilot Lab and Plant (Toulouse, France)

  • Bacteria and dairy culture production processes optimization
  • Oenology applications laboratory

Dairy and Meat Application Laboratory (La Ferté sous Jouarre, France)

  • Dairy and meat applications laboratory

INRAE (Theix, France)

  • Animal Nutrition applications laboratory

Aquapharm Marine Strain collection of yeasts, bacteria and fungi (Oban, Scotland, UK)

  • Strain maintenance and screening

DDGF Pilot Plant (Grenaa, Denmark)

  • Yeast fermentation and fractionation

Best Bake Laboratories (Breda, Netherlands)

  • Bakery applications laboratory

Competence Centre for Food and Fermentation Technologies (Tallinn, Estonia)

  • Yeast derivative production processes optimization
  • Yeast-derived bioactive compounds research