October 26, 2016 BioNova Announces MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies as the Winner of the BioInnovation Challenge (Halifax, NS – October 26, 2016) — They invented, they pitched, and they conquered. MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies from Nova Scotia was named winner of the sixth annual BioInnovation Challenge at BioPort 2016. The company’s ParaGlide technology, was deemed the most…

See original release here Tailored Omega-3 EPA + DHA high concentrates become the new standard DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is launching a new process technology at this year’s Supply Side West (SSW) trade show in Las Vegas on 6thOctober. The unique 3C technology delivers highly-concentrated (up to 85%)…

They came here for the high-calibre scientific workers and an atmosphere that promotes innovation. And they hope that drugs they’re working on to treat muscular dystrophy will make a difference in the lives of sufferers of the disease worldwide. AGADA Biosciences Corp. was among 26 businesses to receive provincial government money Tuesday to help expand…

AGADA BioSciences and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation received $3M in ACOA funding for the development of drugs for muscular dystrophy, inherited Parkinson’s disease, and a rare childhood blinding disease called familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, or FEVR. One in 15 babies born in Canada has what’s called an orphan disease. And even though there are more than…

As Nova Scotia’s life sciences sector has grown and evolved, BioNova has grown along with it, and we felt it was time to reflect that growth. In the last year we’ve experienced a lot of changes with the implementation of BioNova’s Growth Plan and will continue to see changes as we move towards building a bigger…

See original release here HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athletigen Technologies unveiled today the closed release of Iris™, powered by proprietary human performance insights gleaned from their partnerships with world class athletes and performance experts. Iris™ is the first of its kind personalized performance genomics app suite, which merges an athlete’s genetic predispositions with daily monitoring data,…

Truro, N.S., October 6, 2016 – TruLeaf is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Grant to its Senior Management Team as General Manager, and Chief Product Officer at its subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, and Dr. Richard Donald as Vice President of Research & Development and Chief Science Officer at TruLeaf. The addition of Ted to…

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athletigen, the industry leader in athlete genomics, today announced the appointment of John Pereira to the Board of Directors. John previously led all Product, Marketing and Operational activities as the VP of AncestryDNA. He was ultimately responsible for taking the latest scientific advancements in human genomics and combining them with the world’s…

Dr. Abdullah Kirumira, Chairman and Technical Director, BioMedica Diagnostics  In 1993, Dr. Kirumira was responsible for the invention of the world’s first rapid-acting HIV diagnostic test. In 1999, Dr. Abdullah Kirumira founded BioMedica Diagnostics in Windsor, NS, who’s success has been built on their ability to deliver superior service, quality and results to their partners….

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