News - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) unveiled its new EXFO Mobile Agent (EMA) application, which turns any smart device into an active probe offering a series of mobile service tests. Unlike other applications that passively monitor user activities on the device, the EMA actively emulates mobile service transactions. This enables operators to proactively determine which service tests to run, when, and at what frequency for an accurate and dynamic view of their network and service delivery performance. This has led to a complete paradigm shift, as operators can now leverage their workforce's smart devices to automatically capture massive amounts of real-time data at the heart of customers' quality-of-experience (QoE) window.
News - The World Uranium Symposium was held for the first time in Québec City, Canada, from April 14 to 16, at the Centre des congrès de Québec. Organized by medical associations and civil society partners, the symposium welcomed more than 100 national and international specialists who examined major questions associated with the nuclear fuel chain, including issues related to economic trends in the industry, safety and governance, social and environmental aspects, health, ethics, human rights, and indigenous peoples' rights.
News - Davie - Canada's largest shipbuilder - has been voted 'North American Shipyard of the Year' at the industry's most prestigious awards ceremony; the Lloyd's List North American Maritime Awards 2015. The award ceremony took place yesterday in Houston, Texas together with the leading maritime companies in North America. The panel of judges included chairmen and presidents of the marine industry's leading governing bodies and trade associations.
News - From July 8 to 12, 2015, between 700 and 800 specialists of abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, nutrition and physical activity will take part in this international scientific event. Close to forty speakers are already confirmed.
News - Michel Dallaire, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Dallaire, unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday the ambitious undertaking slated to transform the current îlot des Gouverneurs site: Le Phare de Québec. The $600 million investment project will offer over two million square feet of mixed-use space and notably featuring a 65-storey tower. The complex will be complemented by three sister towers of between 25 and 30 storeys each.
News - Group insurance leader SSQ Financial Group is set to launch an exclusive new critical illness insurance product in March. The new product will feature three separate coverage options, making it the most generous, comprehensive, and flexible group insurance product available in Canada: Basic (6 illnesses), Complete (24 illnesses), and Total (40 illnesses).
News - Québec City-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. announced that it has secured a $12.87 M technology commercialization grant for its Phase 1 Lithium hydroxide hydromet plant from the federally-funded Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The Phase 1 plant is designed to produce 500 tonnes per year of high purity lithium hydroxide. Once built, Nemaska intends to use this facility to demonstrate its proprietary lithium hydroxide technology and produce commercial samples to send to end users primarily in the lithium battery market with a goal of securing off-take agreements in advance of starting operation of its lithium mine and commercial hydromet facility.
News - For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (TSX: IAG) reports net income attributed to common shareholders of $112.4 million, up 23% over the previous year.
News - Solvay, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, and TSO3 Inc., a leading developer of low-temperature sterilization systems for the healthcare industry, jointly announced that, as part of the U.S. FDA’s 510(k) premarket clearance for TSO3’s new STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilization System received in December 2014, light weight instrument trays made of Solvay Specialty Polymer’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin demonstrate strong compatibility for sterilizing a wide range of medical devices.
News - It will soon be possible to diagnose and identify Clostridium difficile, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, and a variety of other infectious diseases much faster with cutting edge technology developed by GenePOC, a rapidly expanding Quebec City company.