Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19
Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help it be eliminated
Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines
Ottawa hasn’t yet decided whether it will make getting a vaccine mandatory
Solaris adds to robotics offering with acquisition of Jetbrain
Jetbrain products include delivery robots that feature a secure and traceable chain of custody for medicines and blood products
Feds order supplies for two doses of COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready
Syringes are in place but bids for the other supplies opened last week and will be accepted until the end of July.
Ichor Blood Services expands in-home COVID-19 antibody testing amid high demand
Ichor Blood Services currently offers bookings in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, with immediate plans to expand
Life sciences companies collaborate on medical-grade biotech mask
Objective of the project is to develop a reusable advanced protective facial mask for healthcare professionals.
ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical device shortage
Automation company harnesses worldwide resources to expedite production of medical equipment.
Microbix and Oneworld create COVID-19 test quality program
This program will first be launched in Canada then, as production scales, be rolled-out worldwide
Atlantic Canadian life science firms receiving $1.7M from feds
Four Halifax-based companies are part of a cluster of more than 100 locally-owned life sciences businesses
Only 41% of companies approach divestments strategically: EY
Global report shows divestments take on greater strategic importance across sectors.
North American robotics companies experiencing record sales
Robotics sales have reached $679.3 million so far in 2013, a 1.9% increase over the same period in 2012.