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BioFuture 2030

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An Economic Growth Plan for Nova Scotia’s Health and Life Sciences Sector

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Latest News

ACOA NEWS RELEASE: Panag Pharma providing effective, non-addictive plant-based pain management

Halifax biotech company developing safe, cutting-edge products to ease chronic pain, inflammation July 11, 2019 – Halifax, NS – Atlantic ...
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Entrevestor: Motryx Wins $100K Women’s Fund Grant

Read full ENTREVESTOR article here Halifax-based Motryx, which produces sensors that monitor the storage conditions of blood samples during transport, has been awarded a $97,500 grant from the federally funded Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. CEO Franziska Broell, who...

Entrevestor: Coloursmith Closes $600K Round

Read the full Entrevestor article here Contact lens technology startup Coloursmith Labs has raised $600,000 in seed funding and announced the first two members of its board of directors. Founded in 2018 by Dalhousie University researcher Gabrielle Masone, the...

ENTREVESTOR: NovaResp Targets Sleep Apnea

See full Entrevestor article here A new medical startup from Dalhousie University PhD graduate Hamed Hanafi plans to use artificial intelligence to treat sleep apnea. The condition causes patients to intermittently stop breathing in their sleep. It is usually treated...


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Thanks @innovacorp for hosting a wonderful Summer BBQ for all of the resident companies and support orgs in The Labs facility. It's really nice to catch up with everyone and of course enjoy some pie!
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Cash is just one kind of dough we like here at Innovacorp. 😊 Clients at The Labs at Innovacorp washed down their delicious BBQ burgers today with these divine dishes. | #startupeast #wegetinvested

We're thrilled to have received so many applications for #BIC2019 from across Atlantic Canada. Thank you again to our generous sponsors for all of your support for the health and #lifesciences sector. We'll be announcing the semi-finalists in the coming weeks! BioNovaNS photo


Our mandate is to:

  • LEAD the development of Health and Life Science in Nova Scotia
  • ACCELERATE companies and the business ecosystem
  • ADVOCATE for the sector and growth of Nova Scotia’s BioEconomy


  • Medical Technologies
  • Digital Health
  • Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines
  • Natural Health Products
  • BioProducts

Please visit our Sector Strengths page to learn more.


BioNova aims to accelerate the innovation and productivity of businesses in Nova Scotia’s bioeconomy through our Projects, Programs, Services & Events with the support of our stakeholders and funding partners.