BioNova is Nova Scotia’s life sciences industry association and sector development organization. BioNova leads and supports its members as we build a successful, self-sustaining life sciences industry in Nova Scotia. By promoting the industry and its successes, building relationships both inside and outside the province and creating networking and educational opportunities BioNova aims to accelerate the commercialization success of Nova Scotia’s life sciences businesses and organizations.

BioNova’s mandate includes:

  • To provide leadership in building the entire life sciences community in the province.
  • To develop a favorable business ecosystem to meet the needs of the industry.
  • To educate with credible information and to tell the good news stories that define the life sciences industry.
  • To provide member companies with support and tools to enable them to grow and prosper.

BioNova Team

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BioNova’s office resides at the Life Sciences Research Institute

Life Sciences Areas

Nova Scotia’s life sciences community boasts corporate and research expertise in a number of exciting areas.

BioNova’s life sciences community is comprised of companies in our five core areas and their affiliated stakeholders.

To see which BioNova members are working in each of these sectors visit our Members Directory.

Board of Directors

BioNova’s Board of Directors is elected from among its membership. Directors provide leadership, counsel and govern the operations of the Association.

Ying Tam
President & CEO of Mindful Scientific
David Reid
Partner of Cox and Palmer
Steve Nicolle
Blake Miller
David Elder
Senior Director of Manufacturing of DSM Nutritional Products
Jon Geske
Director of Scientific Affairs at Precision Biologic
Jean-Paul Deveau
Bill Cheliak
Vice-President Business Development at Chelation Partners
Kevin Sullivan
Robert Cervelli
Serving President & CEO of NeuroQuest
Kimberly Stephens
Chief Financial Officer of Immunovaccine
Brian Lowe
Chief Operating Officer of ABK BioMedical Co-founder and Director, First Angel Network Association