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Driving Our
Bio-Economy Forward


News Release ACOA: Windsor Expansion Helps BioVectra Meet Global Market Demand

Extensive facility renovation, new equipment, assists life sciences firm in creating jobs, growing regional economy April 12, 2018 – Windsor, ...
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ENTREVESTOR: Axem Builds Headset at China’s HAX

See original article here Halifax-based Axem Neurotechnology is attending the HAX Accelerator in Shenzhen, China, where it plans to complete the prototype of its ...
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Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 1:07pm
Thanks for being a huge supporter to the #LifeScience industry in the region @EmerGenceBio and helping us to host needed business development sessions. https://t.co/Si66cS63wR
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 12:45pm
Thanks for helping to spread the word about our #BioNovaBoost IP session with @bereskinparr in partnership with @EmerGenceBio https://t.co/Xr279GMNIQ
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 12:30pm
Thanks @entrevestor for helping to spread the word about our #BioNovaBoost IP strategy session with @bereskinparr and partners @EmerGenceBio https://t.co/jhUSiJrKR0
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 10:44am
'Strong clusters have been shown to lead to higher job growth, wages, innovation rates, entrepreneurship and even resilience against economic downturns.' - article on superclusters @globeandmail @DalPres https://t.co/HEzmitrcnf All things happening in #LifeScience in the region.
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 4:34pm
Congrats on the exciting news @AdaptiivCo lots of big things happening in the #LifeScience sector in Nova Scotia. I feel like we've been saying this on a daily basis lately. Let's keep the momentum going! https://t.co/S65WpNsLX2
  • 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.