Viva Healthcare Packaging to increase production of ‘made in Canada’ PPE
Recipient of Ontario Together Fund, to produce more than 22,500,000 medical grade face masks per month
NEOTech improves efficiency at Agave site
Electronic manufacturing services provider taps into the experience of each team member
$2.5M for Greenfield Global to produce alcohol for COVID fight
Manufacturer’s $75 million project involves upgrading the facility’s distillation technology.
Production of medical isotope at Darlington progresses
Nuclear station to become first large-scale nuclear station to produce molybdenum-99.
China cites ‘malicious slander’ as Houston consulate closes
State Department alleges Chinese agents have tried to steal data from facilities in Texas.
Canadian companies join forces to test shared spaces for COVID-19
New company brings together rapid-testing technology with building-design expertise
Celestica to make 7,500 ventilators for Starfish Medical
Contract manufacturer will deliver the devices to Health Canada in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Volunteers use 3D printers to make PPE during pandemic
Research team also working to improve open-source designs that others have created.
Nordion begins distribution of Cobalt-60 to medical facilities
Used in gamma irradiation to sterilize surgical gloves, syringes and COVID-19 test kits used by front-line medical professionals.
Manitoba offers millions to local manufacturers to make reusuable masks
Designed by medical experts at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre; masks have a silicone base and use an N95 or higher grade filter.
Kitchener manufacturer expanding fast to meet face shield demand
Canadian Shield opening second automated plant, hiring up to 300 workers who will drive production over three shifts.
Likely not enough protective gear in national emergency stockpile: Hajdu
Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money preparing for public-health crises.
Quebec warns of equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar
Critical needs include protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns.
COVID-19 scare at oil sands work camp tests businesses’ plans
Possible virus case shows Civeo’s safety protocols at Suncor Energy base camp work.
UNB researcher gets grant to explore medical potential of cannabis
It’s being transformed from an underground species into an industrial crop that awaits development.