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Appili Therapeutics Awarded $2.8M From ACOA to Fund Clinical Trials

For Immediate Release February 17, 2017 – HALIFAX, Nova Scotia –– Appili Therapeutics Inc.(“Appili”), an anti-infective drug development company, announced today ...
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News Release: Athletigen and Kinduct Team
up to Harness Athletic Potential

See original release here HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – February 14, 2017 — Kinduct Technologies, a data and analytics software provider, ...
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Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day Saint Mary's University
Starting Point brings together entrepreneurial students from universities and colleges across Canada to hear from amazing speakers, learn from experts in their field, and earn money for their business. Starting Point is gearing up for...
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Foggy Goggle
Join us at BioNova Social – an open networking event for the life sciences sector. When: Thursday, March 2nd 5-7pm Where: The Foggy Goggle (Argyle St) What: An opportunity to connect and network with industry...
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day


Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 10:10am
#DYK @BIOTICImaging has some of the most advanced imaging equipment used to develop new products in collaboration with industry
Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:39pm
RT @ACOACanada: @appili’s formulation will help the medicine go down for millions & reduce risk of superbugs for children & the elderly. #…
Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 5:04pm
RT @Appili: Thank you @ACOACanada for seeing Appili's potential; $2.8M AIF; addressing unmet medical need #AntibioticResistance https://t.…
Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:11pm
RT @DarrenFisherNS: I just announced a $2.8m from @ACOACanada to @Appili.
This will help them with their antibiotic to fight C. difficile…
Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:11pm
RT @ACOACanada: @appili formulation improves medicine’s taste & reduces risk of superbugs for children & the elderly https://t.co/6dwdAAQg…
  • digitalhealth

    Digital Health

    The Digital Health area uses information technology to provide health care services and information either in an institutional setting or over distances. Products in this area range from bioinformatics, to computer generated simulations, to the gathering and transmission of critical information from paramedics to hospitals.

  • naturalhealth

    Natural Health Products & Functional Foods

    The Natural Health Products & Functional Foods area develops and produces nutritional supplements and food products which contribute to good health. Examples include milk or juice fortified with extra calcium, products rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,wild berry extracts and sports supplements.

  • bioproducts


    The BioProducts area members use biotechnology to transform natural resources into new products. Fuel from marine algae, agricultural growth enhancers from seaweed and cellulose-based chemicals are examples of work happening in this area.

  • pharma

    Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines

    The Pharmaceutical and Vaccines area includes companies and researchers who work to develop ways to treat a host of illnesses. From a vaccine for cancer to a new class of anti-infectives to topical treatments for pain, Nova Scotians are working on the forefront of drug discovery and development.

  • medicaltech

    Medical Technologies

    The Medical Technologies area develops products used in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Innovations range from sophisticated neuro-imaging technologies, to a pessary used to treat urinary incontinence, to a robust line of diagnostic tests that address some of today’s greatest health care challenges.

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