BioNova is the industry association leading the advancement of the life sciences sector in Nova Scotia. 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 is to:

LEAD: To provide leadership in building the life sciences community in the province.

ACCELERATE: To develop a favorable business ecosystem that accelerates innovation by providing members with access to the highest quality of support and programming available.

EDUCATE: To be the knowledge hub, educating audiences on the impact of the bio-economy, telling the good news stories that define the life sciences industry

BioNova Team

Click here to learn more about the staff at BioNova

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