Coloursmith Labs Inc., a developer of next-generation contact lenses, officially opened its doors today.
Located in The Labs at Innovacorp, Coloursmith’s new workspace and research lab will allow the company to advance the development of its contact lens filters and address some of the world’s most challenging vision problems.
“Today, Gabrielle turns her winning Spark Innovation Challenge pitch into a fully operational enterprise and we are delighted to welcome Coloursmith to The Labs at Innovacorp,” said Malcolm Fraser, president and CEO of Innovacorp. The Labs at Innovacorp offers specialized scientific infrastructure for life sciences start-ups and currently houses 25 early-stage companies and associations.
“This is so much more than a workspace,” said Gabrielle Masone, CEO of Coloursmith Labs. “This is a space that will inspire new ideas on collaborating with contact lens manufacturers. It enables us to move full steam ahead towards helping people see better.”
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Coloursmith Labs is in close proximity to researchers, incubator services and fellow entrepreneurs. The company has installed advanced equipment and technology required to develop optical filters and has recruited six full-time employees.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, along with Coloursmith Labs’ private investors and supporters from ACOA, BioNova, CEED, Centre for Women in Business, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Business Inc., NRC, and Volta Labs.
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About Coloursmith Labs
Coloursmith Labs is enhancing the way we see the world. Coloursmith’s platform technology enables the company to develop clinically beneficial filters for contact lenses. Coloursmith’s early stage product pipeline includes an optical filter to enhance colour vision for the colour blind and an optical filter to protect eyes from harmful blue light. www.ColoursmithLabs.ca.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 18, 2019