Ontario supporting scientists develop next generation of antibiotics
Provincial investment to help develop library for antibiotic discovery at McMaster University.
COVID-19 task force worries Trump’s rush to approve vaccine
Concerned Canadians will have doubts about taking a readily available vaccine over worry about its safety.
Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
Eli Lilly announced the results Sept. 16 in a press release, but they have not been published or reviewed by independent scientists
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
NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
The rover is expected to descend to the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021
Home DIY labs will spur inventions after the pandemic
People are looking at more ways to explore and conduct research from home.
Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine
Companies are racing to develop a vaccine to end COVID-19
Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe
Here is a summary of some recent research from peer-reviewed academic journals and scientific agencies.
BMW profits drop on higher costs, spending for new tech
Automaker spent US$1.5 billion on research and development in the quarter.
A&W looks to more innovation to drive growth after Beyond Meat success
The company added Beyond Meat burgers to its menu in July 2018.
Liberals seek public input on quest to improve innovation
Government will focus on six policy areas, including research excellence and research clusters.
Toyota applying manufacturing expertise to partner robots
Japanese government is banking on robotics as a growth industry
Eli Lilly and Co. plans $70M research facility expansion
Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.
Ontario to allow self driving cars on roads for testing purposes
Pilot project will encourage companies to conduct research and development in the province.
Niagara College’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre [VIDEO]
A 15,000 square-foot expansion to the Rankin Technology Centre will house the new centre in Welland.
Online tool helps SR&ED claimants file faster
SREDscore prepares claims by identifying and advising on potential issues before submission to the CRA.
Business-led R&D networks get $49.7M in federal funding
Research networks will address innovation challenges related to deep mining, green aviation and electronics manufacturing.
R&D spending declines 0.9% in 2013: StatsCan
Business enterprise R&D expenditures account for 51% of total spending.
Canada has strength in industrial R&D: Council of Canadian Academies
Industrial R&D in Canada is relatively personnel intensive and less capital intensive than in other comparative countries
Fireflex gets $750,000 fire protection system project
Federal repayable contribution will help fund development of ICAF system.
RDC funding to support Newfoundland, Labrador business-led projects
Projects in ocean technology, natural resources, and advanced manufacturing gets $1.8 million in funding.
Premiers in Toronto to brainstorm national energy plan
Focus on factors including a transition to a lower carbon economy, R&D for more efficient energy production.
Canada bottoming out on innovation: Gets a D
Places 13 out of 16 advanced economies: Conference Board of Canada.
Manufacturing confidence outpaces other sectors
But we need to be more sophisticated about trade with the US: Grant Thornton.
RDC doles out $1.6 million for Atlantic R&D projects
Funding will assist R&D in priority sectors such as natural resource, ocean technology, and advanced manufacturing.
ProMetic extends its reach in Asian markets with $21M deal
R&D project will expand Shenzhen Hepalink’s product line and diversification efforts.
Innovation gets sexy.
Made in Italy
Manufacturing success despite economic turmoil
Canuck CEOs trailing globally on R&D investment plans: PwC
Canadian CEOs are missing the boat when it comes to R&D and innovation plans for everyhting from new products and services to finding cost reductions in existing practices, according to a global survey by PwC.
ProMetic and Hematech close $10M orphan drug deal
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. in Laval, Que. has signed a $10-million strategic manufacturing and licence deal with a drug manufacturer in Taiwan to co-develop and commercialize a pharma product that targets a rare medical condition (orphan).
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