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Opsens Receives Orders Worth $1.2 Million for its FFR Products from Japan

News - Opsens Inc. is pleased to announce receipt of orders worth over $1.2 millionfor its products to measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") from the Japanese market. Opsens' FFR products are designed to optimize the diagnostic and guide treatment in patients with coronary heart disease. The orders placed by Opsens' Japanese distributor, a player in interventional cardiology at the head of a well-organized distribution network, more than double Opsens' FFR revenues from fiscal year 2015.

Ottawa confirms $700M supply ship deal for Quebec shipyard

News - The government will go ahead with a $700-million plan to build an interim supply vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy, despite the sole-source nature of the project. A joint statement from Procurement Minister Judy Foote and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed Monday afternoon the government has entered into a contract with Quebec-based Chantier Davie Canada Inc. to proceed with Project Resolve. The decision comes less than two weeks after the Liberal government said it was stalling the deal for two months to examine a number of factors surrounding the agreement, leading to worries the program would be scrapped.

Entrepreneuriat Laval ranks #1 at World Top University Business Accelerator 2015

News - According to UBI Global and its UBI Awards, Entrepreneuriat LAVAL (Laval University) is #1 University Business Accelerator in the world. Congratulations! A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.

Fated Names First Episode, Formats Confirmed

News - It’s been a while since virtual reality (VR) fans have heard from Frima Studio and its upcoming first-person action-adventure title, Fated. The videogame was first announced earlier in 2015 with the developer suggesting that it hoped to bring it to both the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and the PlayStation VR HMD on PlayStation 4. Today, however, Frima Studio is able to officially confirm which platforms the episodic series will be appearing on, and has also announced the title of the first entry.

EXFO's FIP-435B Fully Automated Wireless Inspection Probe Awarded Four Diamonds by the 2015 Diamond Technology Reviews

News - EXFO Inc. announced that its fully automated FIP-435B Wireless Fiber Inspection Probe earned a score of 4.0 by the panel of the 2015 Diamond Technology Review program, a score reserved to excellent products with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits.

Université Laval becomes Québec’s first carbon-neutral university

News - After years of sustained collective effort, Université Laval has achieved carbon neutrality by massively reducing its greenhouse gas emissions at the source and using carbon credits to offset the rest. A leader in sustainable development, Université Laval is the first university in Québec to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero, and the first in Canada to do so in the absence of any legal imperative.

Licence to thrill: Behind the scenes at Beenox

News - It may not be Activision’s most well-know studio, but Beenox has worked on the publisher’s most important franchises. Founded in 2000 in Quebec City, Canada, Beenox became known as a reliable porting house for game developers. The studio was bought by Activision in 2005, and until last year it largely worked on famous licences, including Bee Movie, multiple Spider-Man games and Monsters vs. Aliens. It’s also a key QA house for the firm.

Québec City aims to host international conferences and sporting events

News - On a mission to establish and develop relationships with sports industry leaders at the Summit, Marc Magny, the Québec City Convention Centre’s delegate for international sporting conventions, travelled to Lausanne to promote Québec City. While in the Olympic capital, our delegate made many valuable contacts and also had the chance to present a video to sports federation representatives showcasing Québec City’s event and sports facilities. He also proudly represented Québec City at the first meeting of the future association of host cities for sporting events and conferences, attended by delegates from over 30 cities.

B-TEMIA initiates pivotal clinical trial to support commercial launch of Keeogo™ in the U.S.

News - B-TEMIA Inc., the market leader in human augmentation, today announced that it has initiated a multi-centre pivotal clinical trial, aimed at demonstrating the superior clinical benefits and safety for home use of its powered assistive Demoskeleton™ technology, called Keeogo™, for patients suffering from reduced mobility due to their medical conditions. Led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Chris A. McGibbon, PhD, from the University of New Brunswick's, Faculty of Kinesiology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, the study is expected to generate the required data to support the submission of a 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016, a prerequisite to start commercialization in the United States.

Hands-on with Fated on the Oculus Rift

News - There’s not much we can tell you about Fated right now. Current in production at Frima Studios, it’s an episodic first-person action adventure game designed specifically for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Morpheus headset; it’s set in the mythical age of the Vikings, and promises to tell the story of a father and husband as he protects his family from the destruction of their world. It’s also a wonderfully intuitive and atmospheric game, with bags of charm and potential. We were fortunate enough to get time with the recent demo showed at Oculus Connect 2, and came away enthralled and very much looking forward to playing more.

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