Gene silencing could lead to cancer breakthrough, says Canadian study

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Canadian scientists have used gene silencing to make what they hope could be a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. Researchers from the University of Toronto, led by Molecular Genetics Professor Jason Moffat from the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre, published a study in the journal Cell yesterday that details how they switched off about […]

HealthSpace CEO Warwick Smith talks to Cantech Letter


In the world of tech ideas, everyone has already moved on from using paper-based solutions and has been toting iPads to their job for years. But ideas are not reality, at least not yet. Newly-listed HealthSpace (CSE:HS), an already profitable junior, is on the ground and doing the blocking and tackling that will allow a […]

Syncordia is a speculative buy, says Mackie Research Capital


A second quarter that was essentially in-line with his expectations hasn’t dampened Mackie Research Capital analyst Nikhil Thadani’s bullish stance on Syncordia Technologies (TSXV:SYN). Yesterday, Syncordia reported its Q2, 2015 results. The company lost (U.S.) $137,607 on revenue of $3.89-million. “We are very pleased with the organic growth and better customer accountability and focus at […]

Queens University study sheds light on adoption of special needs children

In 2014 Canada's Governor General David Johnston declared Canada had an "adoption crisis".

Researchers from Queens University have produced a report that sheds light on who is most likely to adopt a child with special needs. The study, called “Making Choices: Adoption Seekers’ Preferences and Available Children with Special Needs” was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Public Child Welfare. The study examined 5380 prospective […]

Cantor Fitzgerald maintains “Buy” on Pivot Technology after strong Q3


A better than expected third quarter has Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Ralph Garcea feeling bullish about Pivot Technology Solutions (TSXV:PTG). Yesterday, Pivot Technology reported its Q3, 2015 results. The company lost (U.S.) $2.6-million on revenue of $14.5-million, a topline that was up 15.2 per cent over 2014’s third quarter. “While we experienced solid revenue growth […]

Photon Control is still undervalued, says Euro Pacific


Euro Pacific Canada analyst Amr Ezzat says Photon Control’s (TSXV:PHO) third quarter results highlight the resilience of the company’s business model against the backdrop of a weak semiconductor market cycle. Yesterday, Photon Control reported its Q3, 2015 results. The company earned $2.64-million on sales of $6-million, an 18 per cent bump over the $5.1-million topline […]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere thinks BlackBerry is ready for a comeback

CNET's Roger Cheng with T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

After trading barbs with its rookie CEO last year, outspoken T-Mobile boss John Legere is suddenly warming to BlackBerry. In a word association exercise with CNET’s Roger Cheng recently, Legere broke the rules of the game when asked to associate one word with the term “BlackBerry”. “On a comeback,” said Legere. The sentiment is a […]

Canadian researchers say they have a better way to clean oil sands wastewater

University of Waterloo PhD candidate Tim Leschuk.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario think they have found a better way to clean harmful toxins from the billions of tonnes of wastewater that is produced by Alberta’s infamous oil sands. The process, which employs a chemical reaction called photocatalysis, can remove naphthenic acids from tailings ponds that would otherwise contain the […]

Apivio Systems third quarter results get thumbs up at Haywood

Apivio CEO Rob Bakshi.

Apivio’s (TSX:APV) third quarter results were “exceptionally strong” says Haywood analyst Pardeep Sangha. This morning, Apivio reported its third quarter, 2015 results. The company earned $516,529 on sales of $16.86-million, up 52% from the $11.07-million topline the company posted in the same period a year prior. “We are pleased with the unexpectedly high performance of […]