A recent article in the Huffington Post Canada stated that Halifax will see some of the largest economic growth this year and next, coming in third after Vancouver and Toronto according to the Conference Board of Canada who makes the economic forecast. It is not often that Atlantic Canadian cities rank near the top and…

See original story here We are pleased to announce today that BioMedica Diagnostics (BMD) has purchased the specialty coagulation business and product line from Sekisui Diagnostics (SDG). The agreement includes all aspects of the business worldwide. In conjunction with this agreement, BMD will also acquire the American Diagnostica trademark. Both BMD and SDG are committed to a seamless…

According to the Canadian Pain Society, one in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain and it costs more than cancer, heart disease, and HIV combined. Estimates place direct healthcare costs for Canada to be more than $6 billion per year and productivity costs related to job loss and sick days at $37 billion per year….

“If you ask for advice, you will receive money. If you ask for money, you will receive advice.” This was just one of the gold nuggets Dr. Pravin Chaturvedi offered to BioPort Atlantic conference attendees during his keynote speech late last month.  With over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, multiple successful entrepreneurship…

See Original article here “The decision to make Vancouver the headquarters for Quark Venture and the Global Health Sciences Venture Fund, validates Canadian innovation, the strength of the life science industry here and the quality of its technologies.” Karimah Es Sabar, CEO of Quark Venture Quark Venture and China’s GF Securities Company Limited announced today they…

Despite numerous achievements in the development of anti-infectives, infectious disease remains a leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organization declares superbugs a fundamental threat to humans. Many germs and bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to standard anti-infective drugs, making treatment difficult or even impossible. Appili Therapeutics is looking to win the war on…

See the original article in LINK  Gregg Curwin has worked in healthcare innovation industries for over two decades. The first part of his career he focused on reactive measures to health when he decided it was time to take a proactive approach to healthcare. While flipping through a magazine, Curwin stumbled upon a photo from…

See original article in LINK Drs. Eric Hoffman and Kanneboyina Nagaraju could have chosen a number of cities to relocate their growing business when they began to outgrow their lab space in Washington, D.C. With its established lab spaces, educated young talent, and business acceleration programs, Halifax was the clear winner. ReveraGen BioPharma was operating…

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