News - Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, Monique F. Leroux, was elected to the board of directors of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) this week. “Canada and Desjardins Group have long been proud, strong supporters of the ICA, and I’m happy to continue the tradition,” said Ms. Leroux. “Working as a member of the ICA, I hope to help promote the cooperative model around the world.” The ACI held its Global Conference and General Assembly this week in Cape Town, South Africa, where members from nearly 100 countries participated in board elections.
News - Pierre Longtin, President of Nyx Hemera Technologies is pleased to announce an agreement with Anker Solutions AS to promote Nyx’s Tunnel Lighting Addressable Control System (TLACS) in Norway. The TLACS is one of the most technologically advanced tunnel lighting control systems on the market. It is already installed in one of the longest tunnels in the world: the Kallang – Paya Lebar Expressway in Singapore. It is also in operation in several tunnels across Canada and in the United States.
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.