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About Freshr Technologies

Freshr Technologies is a biomaterials innovation startup focused on the sustainable packaging industry. The company develops active packaging solutions that extend the shelf life of fresh proteins, particularly seafood. Freshr Technologies was formerly known as Impactful Health R&D. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Dartmouth, Canada.

Headquarters Location

101 Research Drive Dartmouth

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4T6,




Latest Freshr Technologies News

Impactful Health R&D Rebrands to Freshr

Oct 4, 2023

The Halifax maker of anti-microbial film for fish packaging that was formerly called Impactful Health R&D has rebranded to Freshr Sustainable Technologies. Freshr, which was founded by biomaterials researcher Mina Mekhail in 2017 and makes its packaging from sustainable materials, said in a statement that the new name is meant to highlight how the company’s product offers food packagers benefits both in terms of food preservation and environmental responsibility. “Both sustainability and innovation lie at the heart of everything we do,” said Mekhail. “Today, we're not only unveiling our

Freshr Technologies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Freshr Technologies founded?

    Freshr Technologies was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Freshr Technologies's headquarters?

    Freshr Technologies's headquarters is located at 101 Research Drive, Dartmouth.

  • What is Freshr Technologies's latest funding round?

    Freshr Technologies's latest funding round is Biz Plan Competition.

  • Who are the investors of Freshr Technologies?

    Investors of Freshr Technologies include StartupYard and Creative Destruction Lab.

  • Who are Freshr Technologies's competitors?

    Competitors of Freshr Technologies include Earth Renewable Technologies and 4 more.


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