New Study Considers Rapid Testing for Urgent Surgical Patients

Royal Columbian Hospital is the first hospital in B.C. to utilize rapid testing for COVID-19 on patients requiring urgent, unscheduled surgery. The decision to move to rapid testing in addition to current testing and screening protocols comes after the Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 point-of-care molecular test was trialed on urgent surgical patients during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leading Canadian E-Commerce Platform, Shopperplus, Announces C$17 Million Series-A Financing To Amplify Ambitious Growth Plans

Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading Canadian e-commerce platform, ShopperPlus (or the “Company”), has successfully raised a C$17 million Series-A financing co-led by Celtic House Asia Partners (CHAP) and the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF), with participation from Celtic House Venture Partners and the National Bank of Canada. Individual investors include e-commerce shopping app Wish co-founder, Danny Zhang, and Sequoia China Managing Director, Kevin Pan.