News - Aeterna Zentaris announces that it has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its ghrelin agonist, macimorelin acetate (AEZS-130). Phase 3 data have demonstrated that the compound has the potential to become the first orally-approved product that induces growth hormone release to evaluate adult growth hormone deficiency, with accuracy comparable to available intravenous and intramuscular testing procedures.
News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, is inviting Quebec small and medium-sized enterprises to harness the business opportunities arising from the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
News - In its continuing effort to identify, evaluate, and implement risk-based security solutions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract to Optosecurity Corporation under the Transportation Security Innovative Concepts Broad Agency Announcement. Under this contract, Optosecurity will provide TSA with OptoScreener and eVelocity, advanced detection and screening management software and hardware to be installed and tested in various TSA evaluation locations.
News - Québec City will host the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) Symposium in May 2014. Some 60 countries will be represented May 12 and 13, 2014 at the Québec City Convention Centre during the annual event where sustainable policies and practices for buildings will be promoted.
News - The Convention Centre’s sales team has confirmed in the last month 16 new events to be held in the current and coming years. These events and conventions will bring close to 30,000 attendees to the city.
News - LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ LED-based detection technology is pleased to introduce its new Industrial Leddar™ Sensor, a unique detection and ranging product offering the best cost/performance ratio on the market. This novel sensor can detect, locate and measure all types of objects—solid or liquid—even in the harshest conditions. As it contains no moving parts and comes in an IP67 enclosure, it is rugged and weather-resistant, always ensuring unparalleled performance.
News - AMETEK announced that it has acquired Creaform, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million. Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately $52 million.
News - The traditional smashing of the champagne bottle on the first ship built at Canada’s oldest and biggest shipyard christened the Cecon Pride Friday. That symbolic act at a dockside ceremony in front of some 1,000 guests at the Davie Shipyard also signalled the resurgence of shipbuilding in Quebec.
News - Quebec City will host the 2013 edition of Cartoon Connection Canada and Mini Pixel October 28 to 31 at Loews Hôtel Le Concorde. Distributors and producers of animation and video game content will focus on business plans and take advantage of the numerous networking opportunities for international collaborations. Top international broadcasters in attendance include Family Channel-Disney, Corus Entertainment, CBC, France Télévisions, BBC, RAI and Canal+.
News - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has reached an important milestone with its Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) mission on-board of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) SCISAT satellite. Successfully launched on August 12, 2003 by NASA, the satellite is far out-performing its original mandate, and provides excellent data related not only to ozone depletion, but also to climate change and air quality.