See original article here The 2017 Game Changers awards were presented at the annual gala Monday night at the Westin Nova Scotia with an audience of more than 300 people. The Halifax Partnership, which runs the Game Changers Youth Retention program, recognizes Halifax employers and connectors who demonstrate leadership in the industry through youth hires…

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…

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…

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