News - In a February 22nd conference, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will cut back on overtime, which will result in longer wait times at all ports of entry and a slowdown in trade processing.
News - On April 1, 2013, SSQ Financial Group will proceed with the merger of Corporate Actuarial at SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., SSQ Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. This organizational decision is in keeping with previous sector mergers that have taken place since 2011.
News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has entered into a joint venture contract with Fosun Industrial, incorporated in Hong Kong, wholly owned of Shanghai-based Fosun Pharma for the purposes of distributing Atrium brands in China. According to IMS Health Incorporated, Fosun Pharma is one of the top five domestic pharmaceutical companies in the People’s Republic of China by revenue, in the pharmaceutical manufacturing segment. The new joint venture will operate under the FOSIUM Innovations name.
News - SOVAR received a high rating from Quebec’s Ministère de Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (now Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie) following the triennial performance evaluation conducted at the end of 2012. This evaluation revealed that SOVAR fulfilled Quebec Government expectations in terms of the organization’s relevance, efficiency and impacts.
News - This morning, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced that it will grant $2.3 million to researchers in Montreal and Quebec City who are aiming to develop cancer vaccines. This includes Dr Yves Fradet’s team at Université Laval aims to apply this approach to bladder cancer. In 2012, this disease affected 7,800 people in Canada and 2,740 people in Quebec.
News - Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements they use. Consumers’ answers help guide ConsumerLab.com’s choice of supplements to test and result in a comprehensive 130-page survey report. The survey was fielded in November 2012. Over 10,000 supplement users reported their satisfaction with 1,438 brands and 851 supplement merchants. In the report responses are analyzed by respondent age, gender and level of supplement use.
News - EXFO and RAD Data Communications announced today that they have enhanced the interoperability of their combined, end-to-end network monitoring solution. In addition to RAD's ETX EtherAccess Ethernet Demarcation device, EXFO's Brix Service Assurance solution for network provisioning, troubleshooting and maintenance now supports RAD's new MiNID Miniature Carrier Ethernet Demarcation SFP.
News - Eddyfi is pleased to announce the addition of several and key eddy current experts to its team. Mr. Matthew Wolf joins Eddyfi in the USA as Senior Applications Engineer. Mr. Wolf was recently employed by General Electric Inspection Technologies as Balance-of-Plant (BOP) tubing inspection specialist. He also features past work experiences at Corestar International, Zetec, and Testex. As well, Mr. Laurent Rouff joins Eddyfi Europe as Sales Manager for the Europe and Asian region. Mr. Rouff was previously employed by Olympus IMS as eddy current product and applications specialist.
News - Opsens is pleased to announce successful deployment and installation of its patented OPS-Z pressure and temperature technology, on the Petroleum Technology Research Centre Aquistore CO2 Storage and Monitoring project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
News - The Glenn Gould Foundation announced on February 21 in Toronto that Robert Lepage was awarded the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize for his groundbreaking and influential works that fuse diverse media into cohesive stories that surprise, challenge and delight.