News - By March 31 the Québec City Convention Centre will have hosted 156 events, including a remarkable 17 international conferences. It all adds up to 155,000 room-nights at local hotels, with economic spinoffs from some 210,000 convention goers estimated at $101 million. Another 27 international conferences and meetings will have come and gone by December 31, 2016.
News - A young boy in Stoneham owes his sight to the work of a team of researchers from Héma-Québec and a product they developed using a derivative of plasma, the liquid portion of blood that contains a variety of proteins.
News - The partnership agreement is part of a new phase of development of the Electric Circuit, which targets up to 50 sites in high-traffic, major road corridors and large urban centres. Québec City based AddÉnergie will supply the chargers which will be manufactured at AddÉnergie's plant inShawinigan.
News - WANTED Technologies (TSX-V: WAN) today announces the launch of WANTED Analytics International, making its robust hiring supply and demand database and analytics solution for recruiting professionals now available for the UK, China, Singapore, and Australia markets, the first of 20 new countries that WANTED will be adding.
News - Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, today announced that it will be bolstering its presence in South Korea thanks to the facilities of its parent company, AMETEK Inc. These new offices, strategically located in the Suwon area, will enable customers and distributors in the region, particularly Nawoo Tech Ltd., to have a broader access to Creaform products as well as extend its local services in sales, application engineering, and technical support.
News - Debiopharm Diagnostics, part of Debiopharm Group™, is proud to be the lead investor in GenePOC, who are developing a highly innovative, low cost and quick MDx (Molecular Diagnostics) platform. Debiopharm Diagnostics led this investment round together with Emerillon Capital and will become the largest shareholder in GenePOC.
News - Nearly 1,500 athletes and their entourages are coming to Québec City from the four corners of the planet to compete in the Winter World Masters Games, January 31 to February 8, 2015. Competitors age 30 and over will participate in over 2,000 events.
News - Opsens Inc. ("Opsens") (TSXV:OPS) is pleased to announce the first use of its Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") products in Europe by the "founding fathers" of FFR, namely Dr. Bernard De Bruyne at the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Belgium and, shortly, by Professor Nico Pijls, at the Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven the Netherlands. The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens' products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.
News - Opsens Inc. (TSXV: OPS) is pleased to announce receipt of an order worth more than $1 million for fiber optic sensor systems for mining operations in South America.
News - Best Buy Canada Ltd., operator of two of Canada's largest retailers, and Desjardins Group, the leading financial cooperative in Canada, have announced a new partnership to better serve customers nationwide. The partnership sees Desjardins, through its Card and Payment Services business unit, acquiring both the Best Buy Canada and Future Shop private-label credit card portfolios.