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.
News - Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis–Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announces that Les Scies Mercier Inc. has been granted financial assistance to acquire equipment to boost its productivity, and to carry out commercialization activities on the North American market.
News - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) today announced the evolution of its all-in-one Ethernet/optical FTB-700G Series and FTB-800 NetBlazer Series to provide an enhanced common public radio interface (CPRI) protocol testing solution. This latest feature gives field technicians the capabilty to install and maintain fronthaul networks by testing connectivity and data integrity between the remote radio head (RRH) and baseband unit (BBU) in new fiber-fed cell towers.
News - Lumenpulse adds to its portfolio of proprietary technologies by joining forces with Ariane Controls, a long-time provider of Powerline Communication (PLC) solutions, based in Québec City.
News - Representing the economic development initiatives of Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Waterloo Region, Toronto, Ottawa, Greater Montréal, Québec City and Halifax, the members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) met in Ottawa on February 3rd and 4th, 2015 to plan their 2015 activities, building on their common investment attraction objectives. This bi-annual meeting also served as an opportunity to elect the new CCCA Board of Directors led by Chair Carl Viel, CEO of Québec International, Vice-Chair Ian McKay, CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission, and Bruce Graham, CEO of Calgary Economic Development.
News - The Quebec-based 3D printing service, Troadey Inc., says they’re taking the business of outputting 3D objects one step beyond by offering affordable 3D printing using industrial 3D printers.