Life Sciences and Clinical Trials
Nova Scotia is improving health around the world
Our province boasts a thriving health and life sciences industry with innovative research centres, leading hospitals, and a vibrant post-secondary sector that supports R&D and commercialization.
Life sciences in Nova Scotia is advancing biotechnology around the globe, producing leading-edge products, and giving scientists the best facilities to conduct their research.
Some of the top life sciences companies in the world are right here in Nova Scotia, operating in the fields of:
- Immune Health
- Natural Health Products
- Diagnostics and Precision Therapeutics
- Medical Technologies and Digital Health
It's the quality of our people that demonstrates our true strength. Nova Scotia is Canada’s University capital, home to 10 universities and 13 community college campuses. Our education institutions partner with government and industry to develop tailor-made programs to support sector growth, and the homegrown talent pool is complemented by immigration programs that support companies to attract the best global talent to Nova Scotia.
Clinical Trials and Pilots
Unlike many other jurisdictions, Nova Scotia has a unified health authority that grants approvals for clinical trials across the province. At any given time, there are about 400 clinical trials underway at Nova Scotia Health.
The Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub addresses the need for rapidly advancing health innovation. Their Innovation Launchpad is a transformational approach for clinicians and companies looking to test, try, and de-risk solutions.