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.

B-Line

Digital Health
B-Line is an AI-powered contact tracing and facility management platform that helps building owners and employers prevent the
spread of infectious disease in the workplace by collecting highly accurate location data that identifies possible chains of transmission. B-Line’s data enables building owners and organizations to assess the risk of their portfolio and make data-driven decisions to protect building occupants and ensure tenant safety. Tenants are also able to instantly communicate directly with building managers through real-time messaging and in-app surveys to ensure occupant satisfaction and confidence in the safety of their workplace. Beyond the data needed for infectious disease prevention, B-Line enhances a property’s connectivity and speeds the path to green building certification by enabling building owners and organizations to quickly and easily collect occupant comfort and commuting data through automated mobility reporting and in-app surveys. Product Services – Contact tracing and emergency alert platform – Predictive analytics and outbreak assessment tool – Real-time capacity monitoring and access control system – Transportation demand management – Automated environmental reporting

Ardea Outcomes

Digital Health
902-410-3888
SH300-1701 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3M8
Ardea is a purpose-led, boutique CRO focused on improving health outcomes through patient-centric research from phase 1b through
commercialization. Our methods and digital products have been honed over 20+ years to ensure clinically meaningful evidence generation; throughout the clinical development cycle, we translate the patient voice into actionable evidence, moving from “what’s the matter” to “what matters most” for patients and caregivers in clinical research and care.

WorkInsights

Digital Health
michael@workinsights.io
We founded WorkInsights in 2017 to understand how we work and develop analytics that quantifies and maps the productive energy of
a company to highlight how the working environment limits or leverages the capacity for change, productivity, innovation, and growth. With the incredibly fast pace of change today, we need to lead and work together in ways to be ready for and responsive to change, and capable of thinking about what will come next, and innovating to take advantage of the opportunity. We are disrupting our approach to work and performance. We are not afraid to push boundaries. Founded in our desire to have a positive impact and make change happen for the better so entrepreneurial companies can innovate and grow, we apply our curiosity to ask and listen, to understand and learn. Energy moves people to take action. The working experience affects whether that energy will be positive or not. And energy can be changed for the better. How people approach their work, the relationships between teams – from the frontline to management to leadership – can be positive, strained, or even fearful. This flow of energy affects an organization’s ability to succeed. If the energy is blocked at a level or team, it affects the organization’s ability to reach the potential to be creative, innovative and productive, and make change or growth happen. We need to measure the mindset – how people think, feel and act – of an organization to optimize the approach to work, top-down and bottom-up, we identify how to support people to function at their best. By asking questions, listening to the responses, we gain insight to work together to achieve more while building healthier working environments for healthy people and healthy businesses.

Curv Health

Digital Health
Curv Health is a digital health startup that drives behavioural health outcomes at reduced costs by empowering paramedical
practitioners with remote monitoring technologies.

3D BioFibR Inc

BioProducts
3D BioFibR Inc. is a Dalhousie University spin-off company that uses proprietary “dry spinning” process (mimicking spiders)
to produce low denier multifilament fibers from proteins (e.g. collagen and spider silk). 3D BioFibR focusses on protein-based fibers, typically collagen-based, braided and woven to medical device OEMs and 3D in vitro tissue culture.

Acadian Seaplants Limited

BioProducts
902.468.2840
902.468.3474
30 Brown Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1X8
Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) is a globally recognized industry leader in the processing of seaweed-based products for food,
biochemical, agricultural and agri-chemical markets worldwide and in the cultivation and processing of unique seaweeds for Asian as well as global food markets. Several noteworthy aspects of our operations include: the advanced methods used to harvest seaweeds as a sustainable, renewable resource and the technologies created to process the natural seaweed resources into value-added finished products for sale in exacting international markets. These activities have brought knowledge-based employment to Maritime Canadians and environmentally safe benefits to users of the finished products.

Impactful Health Research and Development

BioProducts
info@impactfulhrd.com
101 Research Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4T6
Impactful Health Research and Development (IHRD) develops compostable active packaging to prolong the shelf life of fresh fish,
increasing return on investment for the entire value chain while reducing organic waste and plastic pollution. IHRD uses naturally-derived bioproducts to achieve the extension of shelf life. The platform technology developed by IHRD can also be used in other fresh foods including meat and poultry.

B-Line

Digital Health
B-Line is an AI-powered contact tracing and facility management platform that helps building owners and employers prevent the
spread of infectious disease in the workplace by collecting highly accurate location data that identifies possible chains of transmission. B-Line’s data enables building owners and organizations to assess the risk of their portfolio and make data-driven decisions to protect building occupants and ensure tenant safety. Tenants are also able to instantly communicate directly with building managers through real-time messaging and in-app surveys to ensure occupant satisfaction and confidence in the safety of their workplace. Beyond the data needed for infectious disease prevention, B-Line enhances a property’s connectivity and speeds the path to green building certification by enabling building owners and organizations to quickly and easily collect occupant comfort and commuting data through automated mobility reporting and in-app surveys. Product Services – Contact tracing and emergency alert platform – Predictive analytics and outbreak assessment tool – Real-time capacity monitoring and access control system – Transportation demand management – Automated environmental reporting

Ardea Outcomes

Digital Health
902-410-3888
SH300-1701 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3M8
Ardea is a purpose-led, boutique CRO focused on improving health outcomes through patient-centric research from phase 1b through
commercialization. Our methods and digital products have been honed over 20+ years to ensure clinically meaningful evidence generation; throughout the clinical development cycle, we translate the patient voice into actionable evidence, moving from “what’s the matter” to “what matters most” for patients and caregivers in clinical research and care.

WorkInsights

Digital Health
michael@workinsights.io
We founded WorkInsights in 2017 to understand how we work and develop analytics that quantifies and maps the productive energy of
a company to highlight how the working environment limits or leverages the capacity for change, productivity, innovation, and growth. With the incredibly fast pace of change today, we need to lead and work together in ways to be ready for and responsive to change, and capable of thinking about what will come next, and innovating to take advantage of the opportunity. We are disrupting our approach to work and performance. We are not afraid to push boundaries. Founded in our desire to have a positive impact and make change happen for the better so entrepreneurial companies can innovate and grow, we apply our curiosity to ask and listen, to understand and learn. Energy moves people to take action. The working experience affects whether that energy will be positive or not. And energy can be changed for the better. How people approach their work, the relationships between teams – from the frontline to management to leadership – can be positive, strained, or even fearful. This flow of energy affects an organization’s ability to succeed. If the energy is blocked at a level or team, it affects the organization’s ability to reach the potential to be creative, innovative and productive, and make change or growth happen. We need to measure the mindset – how people think, feel and act – of an organization to optimize the approach to work, top-down and bottom-up, we identify how to support people to function at their best. By asking questions, listening to the responses, we gain insight to work together to achieve more while building healthier working environments for healthy people and healthy businesses.

Curv Health

Digital Health
Curv Health is a digital health startup that drives behavioural health outcomes at reduced costs by empowering paramedical
practitioners with remote monitoring technologies.

3D BioFibR Inc

BioProducts
3D BioFibR Inc. is a Dalhousie University spin-off company that uses proprietary “dry spinning” process (mimicking spiders)
to produce low denier multifilament fibers from proteins (e.g. collagen and spider silk). 3D BioFibR focusses on protein-based fibers, typically collagen-based, braided and woven to medical device OEMs and 3D in vitro tissue culture.

Acadian Seaplants Limited

BioProducts
902.468.2840
902.468.3474
30 Brown Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1X8
Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) is a globally recognized industry leader in the processing of seaweed-based products for food,
biochemical, agricultural and agri-chemical markets worldwide and in the cultivation and processing of unique seaweeds for Asian as well as global food markets. Several noteworthy aspects of our operations include: the advanced methods used to harvest seaweeds as a sustainable, renewable resource and the technologies created to process the natural seaweed resources into value-added finished products for sale in exacting international markets. These activities have brought knowledge-based employment to Maritime Canadians and environmentally safe benefits to users of the finished products.

Impactful Health Research and Development

BioProducts
info@impactfulhrd.com
101 Research Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4T6
Impactful Health Research and Development (IHRD) develops compostable active packaging to prolong the shelf life of fresh fish,
increasing return on investment for the entire value chain while reducing organic waste and plastic pollution. IHRD uses naturally-derived bioproducts to achieve the extension of shelf life. The platform technology developed by IHRD can also be used in other fresh foods including meat and poultry.