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Sciences Community

Boosting Nova Scotia’s
Global Profile

Driving Our
Bio-Economy Forward


Halifax company fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Link to original story here A Halifax company is testing a new chemical compound that acts like a magnet to ...
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News Release: Semi-Finalists Chosen for BioInnovation Challenge

News Release Immediate Release Semi-Finalists Chosen for BioInnovation Challenge Halifax, NS – August 28, 2017 The semi-finalists have been chosen for ...
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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
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel


Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 1:05pm
Early Stage Investing: Angels, Angel Networks and the early stage landscape https://t.co/bYIi3AfmlS Discussions at #BioPort2017
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 12:33pm
#DYK @FirstAngelNet members have invested $10 mil+ into early-stage Atl Can companies? https://t.co/iB8YdRmHRY #BioPort2017
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 10:56am
Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for BioNova Social https://t.co/RIRLdbBlkQ Hope to see you again soon at #BioPort2017 https://t.co/7TAOfCzzxN BioNovaNS photo
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 10:30am
#BioPort2017 will feature a B2B partnering partnering program, company showcase & more https://t.co/UOfu0rRUTi Register today! #LifeSciences https://t.co/UuydxUkmbG BioNovaNS photo
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 3:22pm
Looking forward to BioNova Social TONIGHT 5-7pm! Live music & a chance to win a VISA gift card https://t.co/RIRLdbBlkQ #LifeSciences
  • 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.

  • 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.

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.