Member Directory

Our members are the backbone of the Life Sciences sector.

Life Sciences Nova Scotia’s member community is comprised of a diverse group of life sciences innovators, research institutions, government agencies, investors, students and partners who offer a variety of support services.

Our members, along with our vital stakeholders, contribute significantly to the development of Nova Scotia’s Life Sciences sector.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines
514.631.6775
shona.kinley@novartis.com
385 Bouchard Blvd. Dorval, Quebec, H9S 1A9
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.’s mandate is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to cure
diseases, ease suffering, and enhance quality of life. Novartis is made up of four different business divisions: pharmaceuticals; vaccines and diagnostics; Sandoz; and consumer health. Novartis is the only company with leadership positions in both patented and generic pharmaceuticals.

DeNova

Natural Health Products
DeNova is an early stage clean/biotechnology company based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, developing and commercializing a suite of
breakthrough technologies that will convert greenhouse gases into a high quality, massively scalable, sustainable protein derived from natural bacteria, initially supplying to the global aquafeed market.

The Different Food Co.

Natural Health Products
1-902-880-9790
db@thedifferentfoodco.com
The Different Food Co, is a biotechnology company using fermentation to create economical, high value plant based protein. The
result is a flavourless protein powder without the bitterness & grainy texture typical of plant based proteins, no fibre or pesticides, optimal amino acid profile, and made efficiently and sustainably.

Nature’s Way

Natural Health Products
Nature’s Way has been at the forefront of the natural healthcare industry. An early leader in educating on the effectiveness
and safety of herbal medicine, we have always supported legislative efforts that help protect health freedoms, and are constantly striving to provide health and healing through the power of nature. We offer an extensive range of natural products that have been carefully scrutinized and tested all while adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, so that we can guarantee them to exceed expectations. Nova Scotia based Ascenta is one of our brands which offers natural great tasting omega-3 supplements unsurpassed in quality and purity.

Smallfood

Natural Health Products
At Smallfood, we are transforming how the world is fed. Founded in 2018 Smallfood is a Halifax-based microbial fermentation
company focused on the sustainable production of food and nutraceutical ingredients. Smallfood’s proprietary technology and strain collection have been in development for over 10 years with more than $20 million in investment. Transforming food production, in particular protein, is key to addressing the urgency of global warming and climate change. Smallfood has developed a protein ingredient that significantly reduces the environmental footprint vs animal and plant based proteins. The efficiency of our technology platform results in protein production in just a few days as compared to conventional animal and crop systems which takes months or years. Additionally, the Smallfood production process eliminates soil erosion, agrochemicals, and supply chain volatility. To stay relevant with today’s earth and health-conscious consumers, sustainable innovation is key.

Ring Rescue Inc.

Medical Technologies
+1 (888) 640-7464
info@ringrescue.com
20 Orion Court, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, B2Y 4W6
Ring Rescue Inc. is a medical device manufacturer based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Ring Rescue Inc. is changing the standard
of care for stuck ring removal worldwide. They provide a full suite solution for stuck ring removal, no matter the scenario. The Ring Rescue Compression Device helps professionals remove stuck rings without cutting by shrinking the finger down in size, making it easier for the professional to manipulate the ring off intact. In cases where preserving the ring isn’t possible, the Ring Rescue Electric Ring Cutter can get the job done. It is faster, safer and more effective than any other solution on the market.

FIVAMed

Medical Technologies
902.593.1277
ben@enginuityinc.ca
264 Herring Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia
FIVAMed is clinician driven. We work alongside clinicians to address unmet needs in their professional environment. Based in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, FIVAMed Inc. is a privately owned medical device company. Why the IV fluid market? Globally patients are administered gravity-fed IV fluids systems without any protection from adverse situations. Clinicians put themselves and the patient at risk of exposure to a preventable situation. An estimated 230 million surgeries are performed globally each year, along with 18 billion IV bags used globally each year. Of those 18 billion IV bags, 1 billion IV bags are used annually in the US alone.​ How many IV bags are unintentionally unattended? Is it a risk worth taking? This is exactly why we created FIVA.

IR Scientific

Medical Technologies
IR Scientific is an oral care company creating unique inorganic polymers that allow us to control a number of important
variables. We encourage the body to heal itself while reducing the impact on your body or the planet. IR was born of a passion for better-than-traditional patient treatments and improving lives. We are focused on the development of cosmetic and preventive oral health products and commercialize ion release materials for specific roles in consumer and professional oral health and cosmetics. Give us a challenge. We’ll find a solution.

Adaptiiv

Medical Technologies
We are at the forefront of innovation in healthcare, transforming novel and experimental ideas into real world applications. When
any of our decisions could have life-altering effects, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to accuracy and precision. We do not settle for good enough when greatness is what our patients require.

Alentic Microscience Inc.

Medical Technologies
1344 Summer Street, Halifax NS B3H 0A8
Alentic Microscience has developed a ground-breaking new imaging technology that provides high resolution without the use of
lenses. Alentic has been able to develop small, light-weight yet robust devices that can capture images at high resolution in many important clinical and industrial analysis applications.

NovaResp

Medical Technologies
info@novaresp.com
NovaResp develops patient-specific and breath-specific breathing support devices for patients with sleep apnea. The company’s
lead product, BreatheAlong, determines the respiratory health of sleep apnea patients and provides personalized breathing support. Using this technology on positive airway pressure (PAP) machines will save patients from strokes and heart attacks and reduce health-care costs.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines
514.631.6775
shona.kinley@novartis.com
385 Bouchard Blvd. Dorval, Quebec, H9S 1A9
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.’s mandate is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to cure
diseases, ease suffering, and enhance quality of life. Novartis is made up of four different business divisions: pharmaceuticals; vaccines and diagnostics; Sandoz; and consumer health. Novartis is the only company with leadership positions in both patented and generic pharmaceuticals.

DeNova

Natural Health Products
DeNova is an early stage clean/biotechnology company based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, developing and commercializing a suite of
breakthrough technologies that will convert greenhouse gases into a high quality, massively scalable, sustainable protein derived from natural bacteria, initially supplying to the global aquafeed market.

The Different Food Co.

Natural Health Products
1-902-880-9790
db@thedifferentfoodco.com
The Different Food Co, is a biotechnology company using fermentation to create economical, high value plant based protein. The
result is a flavourless protein powder without the bitterness & grainy texture typical of plant based proteins, no fibre or pesticides, optimal amino acid profile, and made efficiently and sustainably.

Nature’s Way

Natural Health Products
Nature’s Way has been at the forefront of the natural healthcare industry. An early leader in educating on the effectiveness
and safety of herbal medicine, we have always supported legislative efforts that help protect health freedoms, and are constantly striving to provide health and healing through the power of nature. We offer an extensive range of natural products that have been carefully scrutinized and tested all while adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, so that we can guarantee them to exceed expectations. Nova Scotia based Ascenta is one of our brands which offers natural great tasting omega-3 supplements unsurpassed in quality and purity.

Smallfood

Natural Health Products
At Smallfood, we are transforming how the world is fed. Founded in 2018 Smallfood is a Halifax-based microbial fermentation
company focused on the sustainable production of food and nutraceutical ingredients. Smallfood’s proprietary technology and strain collection have been in development for over 10 years with more than $20 million in investment. Transforming food production, in particular protein, is key to addressing the urgency of global warming and climate change. Smallfood has developed a protein ingredient that significantly reduces the environmental footprint vs animal and plant based proteins. The efficiency of our technology platform results in protein production in just a few days as compared to conventional animal and crop systems which takes months or years. Additionally, the Smallfood production process eliminates soil erosion, agrochemicals, and supply chain volatility. To stay relevant with today’s earth and health-conscious consumers, sustainable innovation is key.

Ring Rescue Inc.

Medical Technologies
+1 (888) 640-7464
info@ringrescue.com
20 Orion Court, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, B2Y 4W6
Ring Rescue Inc. is a medical device manufacturer based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Ring Rescue Inc. is changing the standard
of care for stuck ring removal worldwide. They provide a full suite solution for stuck ring removal, no matter the scenario. The Ring Rescue Compression Device helps professionals remove stuck rings without cutting by shrinking the finger down in size, making it easier for the professional to manipulate the ring off intact. In cases where preserving the ring isn’t possible, the Ring Rescue Electric Ring Cutter can get the job done. It is faster, safer and more effective than any other solution on the market.

FIVAMed

Medical Technologies
902.593.1277
ben@enginuityinc.ca
264 Herring Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia
FIVAMed is clinician driven. We work alongside clinicians to address unmet needs in their professional environment. Based in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, FIVAMed Inc. is a privately owned medical device company. Why the IV fluid market? Globally patients are administered gravity-fed IV fluids systems without any protection from adverse situations. Clinicians put themselves and the patient at risk of exposure to a preventable situation. An estimated 230 million surgeries are performed globally each year, along with 18 billion IV bags used globally each year. Of those 18 billion IV bags, 1 billion IV bags are used annually in the US alone.​ How many IV bags are unintentionally unattended? Is it a risk worth taking? This is exactly why we created FIVA.

IR Scientific

Medical Technologies
IR Scientific is an oral care company creating unique inorganic polymers that allow us to control a number of important
variables. We encourage the body to heal itself while reducing the impact on your body or the planet. IR was born of a passion for better-than-traditional patient treatments and improving lives. We are focused on the development of cosmetic and preventive oral health products and commercialize ion release materials for specific roles in consumer and professional oral health and cosmetics. Give us a challenge. We’ll find a solution.

Adaptiiv

Medical Technologies
We are at the forefront of innovation in healthcare, transforming novel and experimental ideas into real world applications. When
any of our decisions could have life-altering effects, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to accuracy and precision. We do not settle for good enough when greatness is what our patients require.

Alentic Microscience Inc.

Medical Technologies
1344 Summer Street, Halifax NS B3H 0A8
Alentic Microscience has developed a ground-breaking new imaging technology that provides high resolution without the use of
lenses. Alentic has been able to develop small, light-weight yet robust devices that can capture images at high resolution in many important clinical and industrial analysis applications.

NovaResp

Medical Technologies
info@novaresp.com
NovaResp develops patient-specific and breath-specific breathing support devices for patients with sleep apnea. The company’s
lead product, BreatheAlong, determines the respiratory health of sleep apnea patients and provides personalized breathing support. Using this technology on positive airway pressure (PAP) machines will save patients from strokes and heart attacks and reduce health-care costs.