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  • News from July, 2012
  • NS Researchers and Businesses Hook Up at the ILO Food Connector Event

    In an energized event that resembled speed dating, six growing Nova Scotia businesses met with researchers from the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University (The Mount), all vying for the perfect business-research match-up.

    “Businesses are not always aware of the opportunities they have through universities to test products or strategies – we’d like to change that,” says Gina Funicelli, Director of The Mount’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO).

    ILO Administrator Tanya Moxley used a stopwatch to time the three-minute pitches as local businesses wooed researchers with their growth and innovation potential. Businesses also promoted current products and services, from Nova Scotia cranberry juice to dietary consultation. Researchers from The Mount, Acadia, SMU, and Holland College also showcased their services, projects and ideas.

  • Dalhousie, U.S. Company Collaborate on Hearing Technology

    Springboard Atlantic would like to congratulate Dalhousie University on the recent announcement of its worldwide licensing agreement with Ototronix, LLC of Houston, TX for a new technology that treats conductive hearing loss and miniaturizes the power source for a hearing device.

    This project originally received funding from an institution-led AIF project, as well as Springboard support. In 2009, Dr. Brown was awarded Proof of Concept funding to improve the imaging and diagnostic capabilities, as well as the intervention and monitoring of ear disorders.

  • News from June, 2012
  • Omniactive Health Technologies Officially Opens Doors

    CHARLOTTETOWN (PE) - June 27, 2012 - The opening of OmniActive Health Technologies’ new research and development facilities in Charlottetown marks the foundation of further growth in Prince Edward Island’s bioscience industry, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and La Francophonie, and the Honourable Allen Roach, P.E.I. Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, said at the facility’s grand opening today.

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