Press releases - Québec International would like to take this opportunity to express its solidarity with all of Quebec City's Muslim community in the wake of last night's tragic events at the local Islamic cultural centre (Centre culturel islamique de Québec).
News - Immunovaccine, a clinical stage vaccine and immunotherapy company, today announced that Frederic Ors has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He and Andy Sheldon, President and CEO of Medicago, will be nominated to the board of directors at the Company’s AGM, and the Board will recommend their election.
News - Medicago, a leading Canadian company in the development and production of plant-based therapeutics and vaccines, has been awarded a contract by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop two antibodies to fight the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus. Medicago will produce these antibodies at its facility in Quebec City.
News - Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. («Nordic») is proud to announce the launch of SQIN™ Body and SQIN ™ Hand & Foot, its first two cosmeceutical products to reach market. SQIN™ constitutes a unique line of skin products specifically designed and adapted for persistent and severe chronic dry skin problems found often in people suffering of paralysis or mobility impairment attributed to age, amputation, neurological and musculoskeletal problems or metabolic disorders.
News - The technology revolution that has taken hold in Québec City over the past few decades has spawned a number of life sciences success stories, paving the way for the development of a wide array of technologies in numerous fields. The life sciences sector alone employs nearly 6,000 people in Québec City and generates annual sales of over $1 billion, according to figures compiled by Québec International.c
News - The scientist who led the work to develop the Ebola drug ZMapp is going to be leaving the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Dr. Gary Kobinger is the lab's chief of special pathogens, heading a team that works on some of the world's worst disease threats. Kobinger will be vacating that position next June to become the director of the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases at Laval University in Quebec City.
News - TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced that the Company has received purchase orders for multiple devices from the US. The orders are the result of the collaborative relationship between Getinge Infection Control, its sales and service provider, and the Company.
News - Opsens Inc. announced it has received Health Canada's approval to commercialize the OptoWire and OptoMonitor, its products developed to measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR"). FFR is used to optimize the diagnosis and guide the treatment of patients with coronary heart disease.
News - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. and EMD Serono, Inc., the U.S. and Canadian biopharmaceutical businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the finalization of a promotional services agreement that will allow Aeterna Zentaris to promote Saizen® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] to designated medical professionals in specified territories in the United States. Saizen® is a recombinant human Growth Hormone (r-hGH) registered in the U.S. for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children and adults.
News - Medicago, a major Canadian biotech company and an international leader in the development and production of plant-based vaccines and therapeutics, is proud to announce that Quebec City will be home to its new production complex. The $245 million project will create 200 new high-skilled jobs by 2019, adding to the team of 180 employees already working at Medicago’s Quebec City office and laboratories. The project is expected to generate more than $461 million in direct and indirect economic benefits over the next five years.