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Sciences Community

Boosting Nova Scotia’s
Global Profile

Driving Our
Bio-Economy Forward


Partner International named a top boss

See original article in Chronicle Herald by James Risdon Still basking in the glow of landing a first client in ...
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Research finds Densitas software useful in predicting breast cancer risk

San Francisco, June 9, 2017 – Densitas Inc., developer of advanced breast imaging analytics technologies, announced that research is being ...
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Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day Halifax Marriott Habourfront Hotel
Join us in Halifax on June 27th & 28th     The Atlantic Venture Forum brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Sustainable Technology, and Life Sciences companies in Atlantic Canada....
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
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...


Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 11:30am
Our member STI Technologies is hiring! Check out our careers page for more #lifesciences opportunities https://t.co/H177ZY8PZZ
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 2:30pm
#lifesciences companies: Perfect your pitch&increase investment opportunities w/ BioInnovation Challenge! Apply now: https://t.co/mPRQT4Npju
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 12:45pm
Funding recipients/Dal doctors, Vilsmeier, Dr Bethune of NSHA, MP Andy Fillmore, Doris Grant of Dal ILI, and Dean of Dal Med Dr Anderson https://t.co/MLu1nEXT48 BioNovaNS photo
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 12:33pm
How to turn #innovation into something that helps patients: results-focused dedicated people & technology - Stefan Vilsmeier @Brainlab
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 12:28pm
Dr Robar thanks @DalhousieILI, @Brainlab, @ACOACanada, NSHA&Dal Med for their help funding these projects. The #collaborative approach works
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 12:19pm
"We need more than thesis papers, we want these ideas to reach patients and improve quality of life" - Dr. Robar on importance of investment
  • 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.