Meet the 2018 BioInnovation Challenge Semi-Finalists

By November 2, 2018News

The BioInnovation Challenge, held annually as part of BioPort, is one of Atlantic Canada’s longest-running business competitions. This year’s semi-finals competition will take place at 1:30pm on November 7 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Here are the seven semi-finalists:

Talem Health Analytics (Matthew Kay) – Talem Health Analytics’ mission is to empower insurance professionals and clinicians with technology that emulates the rapidly changing insurance industry. High level insights on treatment type, duration, and cost allows for a cost-effective claim management process that improves patient care. Talem’s principle focus is on data analytics, collaboration, and promoting growth for insurance companies. Research, both clinically and technologically, is one of Talem’s core competencies, delivering evidence-based solutions.

Neuro Amel Technologies (Hayam Mahmoud-Ahmed) – This Halifax-based company is building a frameless, automated brace that uses electrical stimulation to improve mobility for stroke patients. Neuro Amel recently graduated from Dalhousie University’s LaunchPad program.

3F Waste Recovery (Ben Wiper) – 3F Waste Recovery is an innovative pre-commercial business that is  focused on turning waste problems in the fishery, farming, and forestry industries into profitable  solutions. The goal is to become the regional leader or environmental stewardship, full product utilization, and manufacturing innovation.

Picomole Inc. (Stephen Graham) – Picomole is an innovative medical technology company.  The goal is to develop our patented and patent-pending technologies for breath analytics into the standard of care for non-invasive clinical diagnostics and personalized medicine. The initial focus is the development of a breath test for lung cancer screening.

BioHuntress Therapeutics Inc. (Alli Murugesan) – BioHuntress Therapeutics plays a key role in establishing a research to market reputation and repeatable set of processes for life science researchers. BioHuntress’ first venture is to develop nature-inspired, targeted and well-tolerated drugs for blood cancers and bone diseases that deliver better treatment outcomes and patient experience.

Macro Movements Inc. (Shea Munro and Krysta MacIntosh) – A company that is building a software that gives feedback on your movement to prevent injury.

Coloursmith Labs (Gabrielle Masone) – Coloursmith Labs Inc. is a direct-to-consumer contact lens brand that was built for people with colour blindness who want to see the world in added colour. They aim to offer the first practical, functional, and effectively transparent contact lenses on the market that are designed to restore colour vision.