Dr. Lidija Marusic Appointed to CIHR Proof of Principle Peer Review Committee

Dr. Lidija Marusic, senior advisor of business ventures with Innovacorp, has been appointed to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Proof of Principle (POP) program peer review committee.

Lidija has 15 years of experience in commercialization, venture capital and academic research. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, a PhD in molecular genetics from the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, and an MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Coemergence Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology

Coemergence Inc., a software company in the collaborative business intelligence market, has been chosen by Stanford University's AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. AO 100 winners demonstrate leadership among their peers in the areas of innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

The elite AO 100 power list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. Coemergence was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

Diaphonics Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO 100 Top Private Company Award Winner

Diaphonics, a leading provider of IT security solutions based on biometric voice verification, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the AO 100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

Sydney Firm Has Designs on Sustainable Growth

Protocase Incorporated to use capital invesment to expand its technology-based operations.

The province is partnering with a national venture capital management company to help an innovative design and manufacturing company build a better box.

Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, July 9, a $1.2 million loan to help Protocase Incorporated expand its technology-based operations and create up to 139 new jobs over the next five years. The province is partnering with GrowthWorks, one of Canada's leading retail venture capital fund managers, on the $2.65 million project.

EastMed Inc. Recommended for ISO World Class Quality Standards

EastMed Inc., a medical manufacturing company dedicated to inventing and bringing to market medical innovations that cater specifically to women's health, has completed an audit process with SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) and has been recommended for ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2000, and CE certifications. These certifications are standards of quality recognized and respected throughout the world.

Electronic Patient Records Introduced in Ambulances

Emergency Health Services has approved expansion of a pilot project that will put new tools and software in all of Nova Scotia's ambulances as well as EHS Lifeflight's aircraft by January 2008.

Paramedics responding to medical emergencies will now have a faster and more accurate way to track patient information.

Emergency Health Services (EHS) has approved expansion of a pilot project that will put new tools and software in all of the province's ambulances as well as EHS Lifeflight's aircraft by January 2008.

BioPassword and Diaphonics Partner

BioPassword Inc., the leader in software-only strong authentication, today announced a strategic partnership with Diaphonics Inc., a leading provider of IT security solutions based on biometric voice verification. The combined offering will provide organizations with multi-factor authentication that is easily deployable, cost effective and unobtrusive to end users. It will further help organizations comply with increased government regulations for stronger authentication.

Synergy Initiative Pilot Project Launched

Innovacorp is proud to announce its partnership with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Atlantic Initiative.

The Synergy! Initiative pilot project will benefit Nova Scotia-based life sciences companies by combining the business expertise of Innovacorp’s mentoring team and the technology development expertise of NRC. The goal is to create synergy between Innovacorp’s life sciences clients and NRC’s programs, and to assist clients in funding and conducting research activities that would otherwise be difficult to complete.

Innovacorp President & CEO Appointed Chair of Nova Scotia Sales Awards

Innovacorp's president & CEO Dan MacDonald was recently appointed chair of the Nova Scotia Sales Awards. The annual initiative was established this year to honour the province's best sales professionals, recognize excellence, and elevate the profession in the region.

As a founder and champion of this initiative, Innovacorp played a key role in establishing the awards’ strategic intent, categories, and nomination process. The organization also helped manage event sponsorship, promotion and logistics.

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