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News Release: BioNova Announces MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies as the Winner of the BioInnovation Challenge

October 26, 2016 BioNova Announces MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies as the Winner of the BioInnovation Challenge (Halifax, NS – October 26, 2016) -- ...
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News Release: DSM launches new 3C Technology to reinvigorate Omega-3 supplements category

See original release here Tailored Omega-3 EPA + DHA high concentrates become the new standard DSM, a global science-based company active ...
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:45pm
RT @alexmccann: @BioNovaNS thanks for a great #BioPort16 congrats on your 15 year anniversary! 🔬
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 5:30pm
And the winner for #BIC is.... Mackenzie healthcare technology https://t.co/cYBX6iI9Ow BioNovaNS photo
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 5:21pm
"Small can work to your advantage and we have a very talented pool to work from " patty Ryan on why to build your business in atl Canada
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 5:16pm
Digital health panel talks privacy: Ying Tam, Patti Ryan and Jeremy Koenig https://t.co/omNE2Gmeub BioNovaNS photo
  • 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.

  • 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.

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.