FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BioPort 2018 Announces Keynote Speakers  And Explores the Future of Life Sciences in Atlantic Canada June 21, 2018 – Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA – Health and life sciences innovators, industry leaders, and investors from across North America will come together to attend BioPort 2018, on November 7-8, 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. This year’s…

See original article here by Jennifer Lee | Jun 24, 2018 The keynote speakers for the 2018 BioPort conference will be Corrina Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix in Maryland, and William Charnetski, Ontario’s Chief Health Innovation Strategist.BioNova, which organizes the annual gathering for life science innovators, industry leaders, and investors from across North America, revealed the keynote speakers in a statement last week. BioPort will…

See original post here By Peter Moreira For the past few years Kami Harris has received 1,000 ticks annually at her office at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. She hopes it continues. Her business model depends on it. Some come from scientists, some from New Brunswick’s Natural Resources Department, others from members of the public who…

See original Entrevestor article here By: Peter Moreira Delegates to BioPort 2017 on Wednesday were told of the impact of recent life sciences innovation in Atlantic Canada and encouraged to embrace further change. The impact so far is found in the fact that $1 billion has flowed into Atlantic Canada in the last six years from exits…

See original Entrevestor article here By Peter Moreira Pfera, the Fredericton company that helps horse breeders predict when their mares will give birth, won the $45,000 BioInnovation Challenge on Wednesday, its second big competition win this year. Now in its seventh year, the BIC is the main competition for young life sciences companies in the…

News Release Immediate Release Semi-Finalists Chosen for BioInnovation Challenge Halifax, NS – August 28, 2017 The semi-finalists have been chosen for the 2017 edition of The BioInnovation Challenge (BIC). Scott Moffitt, Managing Director of BioNova, the host of BIC, announced today that the semi-finalists who will take part in the program have been selected. The semi-finalists…

Originally featured in LINK Magazine Revolutionizing the way people are repositioned in wheelchairs in homes, hospitals and care facilities around the world. Nova Scotians working in the healthcare sector have the highest rate of workplace injury compared to any other industry, with musculoskeletal injuries to healthcare workers costing Nova Scotia taxpayers $100 million annually. These…

“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…

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….

See original post here Osteoporosis and broken bones could soon prove much less of a problem thanks to a breakthrough surgical glue invented by the team behind Covina BioMedical, a Halifax startup currently searching for $2 million in seed capital. The newly incorporated company (formerly known as Biofix) has patented a novel type of glass…

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