News - Far outpacing growth in conventional groceries, U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose to nearly $39 billion in 2010, an increase of 9% over the previous year, and 63% higher than sales five years earlier, according to Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 3rd Edition by market research publisher Packaged Facts.
News - Quebec City drug-researcher DiagnoCure Inc. is speeding up commercialization of Previstage, its colorectal cancer staging test, via a $13.3-million U.S. collaboration agreement with Signal Genetics Inc., a U.S. genetic testing specialist.
News - Medicago today reported positive final results from a Phase II human clinical trial with its H5N1 Avian Influenza VLP vaccine candidate. The vaccine induced a solid immune response and was found to be safe and well tolerated.
News - H2O Innovation announces it has entered into a loan agreement with FONDACTION, Le Fonds de développement de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux pour la coopération et l’emploi for an unsecured subordinated loan in a principal amount of $2,000,000. The Loan will bear interest at an annual rate of 11% from the date of closing of the Loan transaction and will be repaid, with any interest accrued thereon, in 48 monthly equal and consecutive installments, the first of which shall be paid on July 1, 2012, up and until the term of the Loan. The Company intends to repay the Loan and the installments with its working capital and other liquidities.
News - From more than 6,000 nominations and after four months of voting by people across the country, the winning locations in the first annual Great Places in Canada contest have been selected. "The voting far exceeded what we were anticipating," said Marni Cappe, President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), the sponsor of the competition.
News - Desjardins Group recently unveiled the list of finalists for the 2011 Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards. These annual awards recognize and pay tribute to people and businesses in Québec and Ontario for the exceptional value they contribute to their communities.
News - H2O Innovation and its Professional Water Technologies (PWT) business unit will be exhibiting at upcoming SIWW 2011 (Singapore International Water Week) July 4-8. The event will be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, and will be based around the theme of sustainable water solutions for a changing urban environment.
News - Signal Genetics, a privately held predictive genetic testing company focusing on oncology, and DiagnoCure, Inc., a life sciences company that develops and commercializes high‐value cancer diagnostic tests, today announced a collaboration arrangement valued at US$13.3M over the first five years. This collaboration aims to maximize the commercialization of PrevistageTM GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test, and further develop novel genomic cancer tests in the field of Personalized Medicine.
News - XEOS Imaging was given a contract by Universal Pegasus International, an engineering company specialized in the energy industry and whose head office is located in Houston.
News - The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2011 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics is awarded to Prof. See L. Chin, Université Laval, for his outstanding contributions to ultrafast intense laser science. Professor Chin has been a pioneer in the area of ultrafast intense lasers, and is now a world-renowned leader in the field. Not only is he known for the very impressive volume of his scientific work, but also for his first-rate discoveries and results.