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Appili Raises $3.2M in Seed Round To Develop Novel Antibiotics

May 25, 2016 – HALIFAX, Nova Scotia –– Appili Therapeutics Inc., an anti-infective pharmaceutical development company, announced today it has ...
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Ontario Launches $20M Health Technologies Fund and Innovation Brokers

BioNova partner, MEDEC and its partners have announced the successful advocacy campaign it undertook to ensure that the Ontario Government ...
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May 30 – Jun 1 all-day Westin Nova Scotian
The Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is coming to Halifax! Going into its fifth year, the Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is a dynamic 3-day conference that sparks discussion and new projects that transform our natural resources into business...
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Casino Nova Scotia (Compass Room)
Join BioNova to celebrate the good news stories of the year – the Nova Scotia way – with good friends, appetizers, refreshments and music. We’ll hear great music from bands composed of life sciences supporters...
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm The Westin Hotel
Times have yet to be announced, we will update when they become available.


Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 3:40am
Join us on Jun. 16 for #GoodNewsandBlues ( https://t.co/1nUjYfaa5u ) as we celebrate the #lifesciences industry successes over the past year
Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 2:05am
RT @NSBI: #JPDeveau of Acadian Seaplants, 2015 Exporter of the Year, is here to share his export success story #NSEAA https://t.co/I7QmGAgX… BioNovaNS photo
Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 1:06am
ICYMI: #BioNova member @Appili raises 3.2M in seeding funding round to develop novel antibiotics https://t.co/XWRfoBdR86
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 10:08pm
RT @entrevestor: Appili Lands $3.3M in Funding, Starts Next Round │ Entrevestor https://t.co/SQ25NFfJUP #VC #Startupeast
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 2:49am
RT @innovacorp: Checking out @Appili's R&D of anti-infective drug candidates at the company's new medicinal chemistry lab in Hfx. https://t… BioNovaNS photo
  • 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.

  • 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.

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.