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Appili Therapeutics Inc. Appoints Industry Veteran Stephen Nicolle to its Board

See original release January 6, 2017 – HALIFAX, Nova Scotia –– Appili Therapeutics Inc. (“Appili”), an anti-infective drug development company, ...
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News Release: Appili Therapeutics Raises $2.2M in Equity Capital to Develop Its Anti-Infective Pipeline

See original release here December 21, 2016 – HALIFAX, Nova Scotia –– Appili Therapeutics Inc. (“Appili”), an anti-infective drug development ...
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Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day Saint Mary's University
Starting Point brings together entrepreneurial students from universities and colleges across Canada to hear from amazing speakers, learn from experts in their field, and earn money for their business. Starting Point is gearing up for...
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day The International Centre
The annual signature conference of MEDEC and the Canadian medical technology industry will take place on April 5 & 6, 2017 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga. Speakers announced so far include:...
May 1 – May 2 all-day Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Bloom & Burton Co hosts the Healthcare Investor Conference Save the Date: May 1-2, 2017 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, ON More information coming soon


Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10:01am
Hey,NS #lifesciences #Startups, we have the expertise & knowledge to help you grow your business. https://t.co/IzFoR3bvDx
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:33pm
RT @NSBI: Ocean, life sciences & #tech sectors are thriving in #NovaScotia & there is workforce demand! #EmploymentOpportunity https://t.co…
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 10:15am
The #InternationalBiopartneringProgram helps ATL. Canadian companies bring an international business partner to them https://t.co/9wTVqJ8IC8
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:01pm
Our member Solid State Pharma Inc. is hiring for two scientist position. https://t.co/H177ZY8PZZ
  • 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.

  • 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.

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.