IMV Inc., a clinical stage immuno-oncology corporation, celebrates the grand opening of its new facilities in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Frederic Ors, IMV’s Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Sheldon, IMV’s Chairman of the Board, opened the event with remarks about the company’s milestones and successes. Other speakers included federal MP Darren Fisher, the Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness, and Dartmouth Centre Councillor Sam Austin. Emilie Chiasson, the Atlantic Regional Director of Ovarian Cancer Canada, served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.
“The opening of our new facility marks another successful stage of growth for IMV, which will enable us to accelerate and expand on our ambitious research and clinical development programs,” says Frederic Ors.
“We are focused on attracting and retaining the best employees for a clear purpose: to develop breakthrough immunotherapies for individuals living with serious medical conditions such as ovarian and lymphoma cancers. We look forward to continuing our growth with the strong support of the local community in Nova Scotia.”
The company moved from its offices and laboratories located in the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre on Summer Street, Halifax, to the Bluefrog Business Campus in Dartmouth to accommodate the growing business. The new space features upgraded facilities and equipment as well as increased laboratory size and capacity. IMV has now nearly tripled its space to allow for expanding business and operations in the coming years.
“IMV is providing high-quality jobs for our region’s educated workforce, helping to attract and retain talent. It is also drawing international attention to the work that is being done within the life sciences community in Nova Scotia,” says Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
“This kind of recognition, combined with business successes such as becoming a publicly traded company on the TSX and Nasdaq, has helped to bring significant investment to the area. This is why the Government of Canada, through the ACOA, has been a proud supporter since the get-go, assisting with funding for research and development, patent protection, and bringing the Company’s product candidates to market.”