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McMaster receives $1M to lead COVID-19 evidence network

To ensure decision-makers have access to the best COVID-19 science in a timely manner, the federal government is investing $1 million to support the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-makers (COVID-END) hosted at McMaster University. The network, led by John Lavis, director of the McMaster Health Forum, will bring together experts…

January 14, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Reliq Health Launches New Annual Wellness Visit Product and Announces New US Contract

Reliq Health, a Hamilton-based healthcare technology company that specializes in developing innovative software solutions for the Community Care market, recently announced that it has launched a new Annual Wellness Visit Support service and signed a contract with its first client to subscribe to this service. “We’re excited to be…

January 3, 2021 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton company develops hospital rooms from shipping containers during COVID-19

A Hamilton company is in talks with the province about funding a creative solution to the COVID-19 crisis in hospitals and long-term care. Fero International Inc., which specializes in disaster relief solutions, has developed ICUs and operating rooms out of shipping containers. A simpler version of the units can be used to isolate infected…

December 19, 2020 | Alex Muggah

2020 Perspective Hamilton in the Globe and Mail

Recently, Hamilton’s economy was the focus for a special insert in the Globe and Mail. See below for the full scoop on some of our exciting investments, developments in our key sectors and how Hamilton’s economic future will welcome the world!  

December 16, 2020 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton Health Sciences holds strong as a top Canadian research hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has once again been named among the top four research hospitals in Canada. HHS ranked fourth in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2020 by Research Infosource Inc., an independent, leading source of ranking information on Canadian research hospitals, universities, colleges and corporations. Each year, it…

December 11, 2020 | Alex Muggah

McMaster named Canada’s most research-intensive university for the fourth year in a row

For the fourth consecutive year, McMaster has been named Canada’s most research-intensive university in the annual ranking of the country’s Top 50 Research Universities. According to the 2020 Research Infosource rankings released today, McMaster also earned top spot in the corporate research income category – attracting more funding…

December 8, 2020 | Alex Muggah

Biotech campus at McMaster Innovation Park billed as job creator, pandemic fighter

Seventeen years ago this month, The Spectator quoted a consultant who predicted it would take decades for Hamilton to develop a bioscience technology sector, due to a lack of available land, and because companies weren’t knocking down the city’s door to be “anchor tenants.” But news out of McMaster Innovation Park suggests it’s…

November 19, 2020 | Alex Muggah

Hamilton-based HT Productions Inc. (Whitebird) receives $3.9 million in FedDev federal funding

Hamilton-based packaging manufacturer and supplier HT Productions Inc. will receive $3.9 million in federal funding that will create nearly 50 new skilled jobs in the city. Speaking to The Spectator on Monday, Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly said the company will be able to expand its facility and “adopt a more customer-centric…

November 10, 2020 | Alex Muggah

CPDC to produce critical medical radioisotopes for Isotopia Molecular

Israel-based Isotopia Molecular Imaging and CPDC (Hamilton, Ontario) are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement for the production and distribution of no-carrier-added Lutetium-177 (n.c.a. Lu-177), a critical medical radioisotope used in the manufacturing of radiopharmaceuticals for treatment of many types of cancer,…

November 6, 2020 | Alex Muggah