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Research and Technology

Nova Scotia is a hotbed for innovation, technology, and research in health care and life sciences.

Each year, researchers from Dalhousie University's medical and health faculties and the province's teaching hospitals attract more than $100 million in research capital. Combine that with a plethora of world-renowned research facilities like the Dalhousie Medical School, the Canadian Bioinformatics Resource centre, the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, the Brain Repair Centre, and the soon-to-be-constructed Life Science Research Institute, and you can see why Nova Scotia is on the leading edge.

Did you know?

  • The QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax has the highest number of certified clinical research coordinators among all hospitals in North America, with an outstanding track record for clinical trials.
  • Halifax is home to the Brain Repair Centre, a multi-disciplinary collaboration of researchers from Capital Health, Dalhousie University, the IWK Health Centre, and the National Research Council of Canada, under the direction of internationally renowned neurosurgeon and life sciences researcher Dr. Ivar Mendez, and features one of the most advanced imaging magnets in the world the 4 Tesla MRI.
  • The Atlantic Innovation Fund is a $300-million, five-year fund designed to accelerate the development of the knowledge-based industry in Nova Scotia.
  • In 2003 and 2004, The Scientist magazine placed Dalhousie University among the top-five places in the world, outside the U.S., for post-doctoral work and conducting scientific research.

Courtesy of Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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