Health Canada Clears Immunovaccine for Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trials

Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX-V:IMV) announced today that Health Canada has cleared its Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for a phase I/II study with DPX-Survivac, a therapeutic cancer vaccine. The decision allows the company to proceed with preparations in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of its immunotherapeutic vaccine in patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer.
                                                                                       

U.S. Embassy and Canada 2020 Announce Innovation Competition Winners

In Ottawa, on November 2, 2011, the United States Embassy will be presenting a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship, entitled The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem. To mark the event, the embassy partnered with Canadian policy think-tank Canada 2020 to hold a competition for youth and potential entrepreneurs.

The competition asked for written or video descriptions of a product or idea that is not only socially or commercially viable and innovative, but that also enhances or is enhanced by the close Canada-U.S. relationship.

Province Congratulates Nova Scotia's Sustainable Leaders

Four green business leaders are making a name for themselves and Nova Scotia by being recognized for their sustainable business efforts.

Raymond Cote, Marty Janowitz, Charles Cartmill and Thomas Rankin have been named to Delta Management's Clean50 list of outstanding contributors to clean capitalism. Delta Management is an executive search firm with a focus on clean technology, corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals.

Nova Scotia Seeks World's Best Clean Technology Start-Ups

The search is on for the world's best clean technology start-ups, and the goal is to bring them to Nova Scotia.

The province, through Innovacorp, launched the Nova Scotia CleanTech Open today, Sept. 21. The international competition is designed to find and fund high-potential, early-stage clean technology companies. It will also put a spotlight on Nova Scotia as an ideal location for these companies to grow.

GoInstant Secures $1.7 Million in Financing

GoInstant, a Halifax-based developer of a shared web-browsing solution, has secured $1.7 million in financing from some of the biggest venture capital names in the technology world.

The province, through Innovacorp, is investing $100,000 alongside investors such as: Freestyle Capital; Baseline Ventures; Greylock Partners; Social Leverage; Chamath Palihapitiya, founder, The Social+Capital Partnership; Yuri Milner, Facebook, Zynga and Groupon investor, and CEO of Digital Sky Technologies; and Ed Sim, GotoMeeting and LivePerson investor, and founding member for Dawntreader Ventures.

TitanFile Secures $250K in Financing

A Halifax company that provides a secure, online file-sharing service is advancing its innovative technology and entering new markets with investment from the province.

TitanFile Inc. has secured $250,000 in financing from Innovacorp.

"Innovative technology companies like TitanFile play an important role in growing our province's economy," said acting Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister John MacDonell. "This investment supports the innovation and competitiveness priorities of jobsHere, our plan to grow the economy."

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