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Sciences Community

Boosting Nova Scotia’s
Global Profile

Driving Our
Bio-Economy Forward


Truro’s GoodLeaf Farms launches vertically farmed microgreens at select Atlantic Superstore locations

Release from GoodLeaf Farms New indoor vertical farming technology from Nova Scotia promises fresher, local produce year-round, going from seed ...
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Immunovaccine achieves breakthrough in support of developing personalized cancer immunotherapies

View original release HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX:IMV) (OTCQX:IMMVF), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, today announced a ...
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Sep 20 – Sep 27 all-day
UNIQUELY CANADIAN CONCEPT GOES GLOBAL Canada was the first country to originate a national Biotech Week back in 2003. What began as a modest advocacy and awareness string of events experience where provincial partners gathered...
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day San Jose McEnery Convention Center


Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 10:30am
Looking for funding? Check out our funding navigator for available programs in #NS & #NB https://t.co/ysWMI6fjcF
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 4:30pm
#DYK Over 50% of Appili Therapeutics' young & diverse workforce are women https://t.co/DoNPW5Uj1k
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 2:01pm
#DYK Scotia Rapid Testing developed an early warning test to detect life-threatening paralytic shellfish poisoning https://t.co/eo77h5S8BW
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 4:01pm
BioVectra is opening a new facility in rural Windsor #NovaScotia this December. Want to work with them? https://t.co/H177ZY8PZZ
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 3:30pm
Read the summer 2017 edition of LINK magazine - featuring ENCYT, Partner International, Solid State Pharma&more! https://t.co/u6WT7MYdZC
  • 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.

  • 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.