Supporting Continued Growth in Health Tech

To support the continued growth of the local health technology sector, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today announced $101,050 in funding for Nucliq Biologics Inc.

Nucliq Biologics Inc. is an innovative health tech company located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Formed by two researchers, the company is leveraging its knowledge of interactions between the microbiome and human body to understand and develop microbiome-based kits and therapeutics. The company provides services to reveal the gut microbial diversity for patients suffering with dysbiosis (gut microbial imbalance), other gut-related diseases, gastrointestinal problems and obesity.

The company previously received $81,562 in support from the Provincial Government to research, develop and market its Gutcheck analysis kit for gut health checkups. This kit helps profile bacteria from an individual’s gut microbiome and provides a detailed report, which helps in determining whether the state of an individual’s gut microbiome is balanced and healthy, or imbalanced and unhealthy.

As part of this recent funding, Nucliq will develop the research methods for scaling up its Gutcheck test process. Since its launch in September 2022, Nucliq has developed partnerships with leaders in the health and wellness industry that demonstrate a clear path towards incremental growth. It is the only company in Canada providing gut microbiome analysis directly to consumers, and the only company of its kind approved to sell its products in Canada.

Nucliq is also receiving advisory services and up to $170,000 in research and development funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to further develop their technology.

“Nucliq Biologics Inc. has already proven itself as the first company in Canada providing gut microbiome-based analysis directly to consumers. We are proud to support this innovative company as they conduct research to scale up, creating more jobs and research opportunities here in our province.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC
Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology

“As MHA for St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi, I am very pleased to know that an innovative company such as Nucliq Biologics is being supported in its research by the Provincial Government. The company is a welcomed addition to the vibrant Genesis incubator community of innovators located in my district. Therefore, I am very happy to join with Minister Parsons in supporting them as they continue to grow their operations.”
Honourable John Abbott
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
MHA for St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi

“This support from the Provincial Government will play a vital role in our mission to support the gut health of Canadians across the country and fuel the expansion of our Gutcheck™ service. We’re grateful to have such strong support from the Industry, Energy, and Technology team to help us develop impactful and innovative healthcare solutions here in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Dr. Nikitha Kendyala
CEO/Co-founder Nucliq Biologics Inc.