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 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…

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…

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…

June 6, 2016– Halifax, NS – Early stage life sciences companies or researchers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have a chance to compete for more than $ 50,000 in seed funding and in-kind services through BioNova’s BioInnovation Challenge. The BioInnovation Challenge (BIC) was created by BioNova, Nova Scotia’s life sciences industry…

See original article in Spring 2016 edition of LINK Magazine Caitlin Pierlot, the CEO of Covina Biomedical Inc. (formerly known as Biofix Medical Technologies) says the early stage orthopaedic medical device company has seen a lot of growth since winning the fifth annual BioInnovation Challenge in 2015. Encouraging entrepreneurial activity, the BioInnovation Challenge was created…

See original article in LINK Magazine Diagnostic Radiology Professor, Dr. Daniel Boyd had just moved from the Republic of Ireland when he walked into Dalhousie’s Industry Liaison and Innovation Office to discuss an innovative idea he had to develop an X-ray visible technology in the treatment of cancerous tumors. In an ironic twist of fate,…

In 2012, Chris Cowper-Smith, Bob Garrish and Shea Kewin were all students in a Dalhousie entrepreneurship class when they came up with a business idea rooted in kinesiology. They created a prototype of a unique knee brace for people with knee injuries to help them move better. Unlike the traditional knee braces on the market,…

Every year cleaning up heavy metals from the industrial contamination of water costs businesses upwards of $700 million. NB-BioMatrix, a New Brunswick based cleantech company is hoping to change that with the launch of their first product, a biodegradable, anti-bacterial liquid that can remove heavy metals and other pollutants from waste water. The Saint John…

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