News - Fruit d'Or announced that the company has pioneered encapsulation of cranberry powders into a two-piece capsule without the use of lubricating agents, a first for the industry. According to Stephen Lukawski, vice president of global business development and sales for Fruit d'Or, there a no fillers, chemicals, additives or excipients within the capsules, which have a fill weight of at least 500 mg of pure cranberry.
News - LVM, a leading Canadian geotechnical, materials and environmental engineering firm, and EnGlobe Corp., a leading integrated environmental services firm, have agreed to combine their businesses in a transaction led by ONCAP Management Partners and supported by La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Combining these two complementary businesses will create the largest Quebec-based provider of integrated environmental and technical services, and one of the leading firms in Canada and internationally. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
News - CO2 Solutions, a leading innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that it has exceeded the second set of technical performance milestones for its oil sands project. CO2 Solutions patented process operated at the 0.5 ton/day scale and demonstrated that it can realistically lower the cost of CO2 capture to well below that associated with current carbon capture technology on the basis of cost per tonne captured.
News - Aeterna Zentaris announces that a poster on AEZS-134, a highly potent and selective ATP competitive Erk inhibitor, provides rationale for new therapeutic opportunities in oncology with this compound. The poster, titled, "Erk Inhibition as a Therapeutic Option for the Treatment of Raf- and Mek- Inhibitor Resistant Tumors", I. Seipelt, P. Schmidt, H. Märzhäuser, M. Gerlach, K. Jung, T. Schuster and M. Teifel, was presented yesterday by Irene Seipelt, Ph. D., Director, Preclinical Development at Aeterna Zentaris, during a poster session at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
News - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada's active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called "Express Entry." Set to launch in January 2015, "Express Entry" is a major step forward in the transformation of Canada's immigration system into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada's economic and labour needs.
News - La Capitale was once again able to balance growth and profitability in 2013 and even surpass some of the ambitious goals set in its five-year strategic plan. "On the eve of its 75th anniversary, the company is stronger, more stable, and performing better than ever," declared René Rouleau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale Civil Service Mutual during the Annual General Assembly held in Quebec City on April 7, 2014.
News - Atrium Innovations announces that Pierre Fitzgibbon, President and CEO of Atrium, will step down from the Company in 2014, by mutual agreement with the Board of Directors. Mr. Fitzgibbon will remain President and CEO while the Board conducts a search for his replacement and will continue to be one of Atrium's largest individual shareholders after his departure.
News - Patrice Gilbert was convinced that the free network of online time management and communication services for physicians he launched four years ago would be a hit with Canadian doctors.
News - EXFO announced today it has acquired the assets of ByteSphere LLC, a privately held software company in the Boston area that specializes in global IT management and network monitoring solutions.
News - At the 6th Annual National Conference to Defeat Cancer, organized by Coalition Priorité Cancer, Merck Canada reinforced the company's continued commitment to the Quebec life sciences research innovation sector by announcing a $2-million grant to the Quebec - Consortium de recherche en oncologie clinique (Q-CROC).