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Bio-Economy Forward


News Release from BIOTECanada: Federal Budget Strengthens Biotechnology Industry Ecosystem Building the Canadian Economy

See original release here March 22, 2017 [OTTAWA] - Canada's biotech industry today welcomed the federal budget and its measures ...
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Working to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with diabetic retinopathy Nearly 90 percent of people living with diabetes will ...
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Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day The International Centre
The annual signature conference of MEDEC and the Canadian medical technology industry will take place on April 5 & 6, 2017 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga. Speakers announced so far include:...
May 1 – May 2 all-day Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel
May 1 – May 2 all-day Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Bloom & Burton Co hosts the Healthcare Investor Conference Save the Date: May 1-2, 2017 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, ON More information coming soon


Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 12:35pm
MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies revolutionizing the way people are re-positioned in wheelchairs. https://t.co/B1PJfp99r6
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 2:01pm
Join the #AtlanticCanada innovation revolution @AtlanticVF, Early Birds save OVER $100 until MARCH 31! https://t.co/H03hFXfymo
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 9:35am
#DYK #Precision Biologic medical devices are cleared for sale in the US, Cnd, the EU, Australia https://t.co/C7mOIsEpYk #innovation #25years
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 4:17pm
Congratulations to Dr. Gail Eskes of Dalhousie! Her medical technology #innovation will help brain injury patients #lifesciences https://t.co/S3BO8gOsdb
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 10:01am
MEDEC’s MedTech Conference, Apr. 5-6. Hear from & engage with high-profile health system leaders https://t.co/P5LrZCUvBv
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Our Acceleration Initiatives

BioNova aims to accelerate the innovation and productivity of businesses in Nova Scotia’s bioeconomy through our Projects, Programs, Services & Events with the support of our stakeholders and funding partners.