News - Opsens Inc. is pleased to announce that the OptoWire and OptoMonitor, its products to measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR"), were used for the first time in the United States by Dr. Morton J. Kern and Dr. Arnold Seto at the University of California, Irvine and VA Long Beach, California. Opsens' FFR products are designed for the diagnostic of the functional severity of coronary stenoses and to guide their treatment.
News - CO2 Solutions Inc., a leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced the completion of its demonstration project at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near Montreal, Québec. Further to the Corporation's press release dated September 2, 2015, the demonstration in Valleyfield has been completed following a total of more than 2,500 of operational hours logged by the unit since carbon dioxide capture commenced on June 19, 2015, using the Corporation's proprietary enzyme, 1T1. The demonstration unit performed in line with previously communicated claims and expectations, confirming the strong potential of the Corporation's technology for low-cost and environmentally friendly capture of CO2 from major emitters. The data and results from the project will form a critical input into the engineering and costing of CO2 capture units for commercial use.
News - This year, the organizers of the 2015 edition of the Probio symposium proposed a new concept for the event. The first half-day was filled with training workshops on microbiota and probiotics specifically intended for health professionals. On the second day, Canadian experts presented their most recent research findings.
News - Canadian company B-Temia, Inc. and French company Sagem (Safran) announced the signature of a technological and business development agreement concerning a new-generation of exoskeletons for industrial and military applications. Exoskeletons are bio-mechanical and electronic structures worn on the body to assist and enhance people's movements, or to restore mobility.
News - Coveo, a recognized leader in intelligent search, has secured $35 million in Series D financing to fund the company's aggressive growth. The round was led by IQ Venture Capital with participation from existing investors, including Tandem Expansion Fund, BDC Capital, Propulsion Ventures SEC, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Coveo CEO Louis Tetu. Coveo has raised $75 million in financing to date.
News - H2O Innovation Inc. announced that it was recently awarded three new contracts in an aggregate amount of $8.9 million for the design of potable water treatment systems. These new contracts bring the sales backlog to a high level of $44.3 million as at November 5, 2015, excluding the sales backlog from its Specialty Products and Services business lines (PWT, Piedmont and H2O Innovation Maple). H2O Innovation is proud to have been selected by three different water authorities for the design, manufacture and commissioning of ultrafiltration (UF) systems to service municipal clients. These systems are located in Oregon, Texas and Virginia.
News - As Pluto disappears into New Horizons’ rear view mirror, the little space probe that could is veering towards its next target in the Kuiper belt. 2014 MU69 is small enough that it could nestle into the crook of Cape Cod, and currently is about as far from New Horizons as Saturn is from the Sun. Frederic Pelletier is the person in charge of getting New Horizons to MU69. An interplanetary navigator at KinetX Aerospace, he’s a master of orbital propagation: the discipline of guiding a hunk of metal through space from one rock to another. “It involves a lot of things, like Newtonian equations to understand the orbits of both MU69 and New Horizons, to determine their position at encounter time,” says Pelletier.
News - One year after the signing of the first LIA (Laboratoire International Associé) with the University of Bordeaux and INRA on brain health, INAF and Université Laval have signed a second agreement of the same type, this time with the Charles Viollette Institute (ICV) at Université Lille1. The international structure aims to become a global authority in the field of natural antimicrobial bioproduction. Calling on the complementary expertise of its two teams specializing in the fields of food safety and food quality, the work of the LIA will help to refine innovative methods for the separation of biomolecules with antimicrobial potential and to develop biopreservation strategies for food and new foods.
News - Close to 1,000 Paramedics and other emergency medical practitioners from a variety of sectors, including a big contingent from the Canadian Armed Forces, will travel from all over Canada to gather in Québec City on August 18 and 19, 2017.
News - Medicago, a leading Canadian company in the development and production of plant-based therapeutics and vaccines, has been awarded a contract by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop two antibodies to fight the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus. Medicago will produce these antibodies at its facility in Quebec City.