2020 Look Back: Our Top 15 York Region Business Community News Stories
Despite a challenging year, many businesses across York Region continued to grow and achieve success in 2020. Being mindful of the difficulties still impacting our business community, we would still like to highlight the success of those companies who adapted, shifted, and proved their resilience last year.
Richmond Hill Headquartered Laipac Receives Clearance from Europe for their LooK SPOT COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test of 5 to 8 minutes
Richmond Hill, Canada, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Laipac Technology Inc. (“Laipac”), a leader in the development of IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), today announced that their LooK SPOT COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test received CE IVD clearance for Europe.
Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
The Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown.
Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Health’s TraceSCAN Endorsed by LiUNA as the Wearable Contact-Tracing Solution of Choice
Facedrive, a “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem, is honored to announce that TraceSCAN, Facedrive Health’s proprietary contact-tracing solution, has been endorsed by Labourers’ International Union of North America (“LiUNA”) for implementation across its construction sites.
The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant
The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.
Markham-Based Monitio Intelligence Receives Health Canada Authorization for COVID-19 Medical Device
December 15, 2020 — Monitio Intelligence Inc., an AIH Technology Inc. subsidiary, received Health Canada authorization for Monitio Essential -Self Assessment Screening Station under the category of Medical Device for Use in Relation to COVID-19.
Tech Developed in York Region May Be A Game Changer In Getting Companies Back To The Office
These innovations in COVID-19 tech developed in York Region are positioned to be game changers in helping businesses get staff back to the office safely.
Health Canada Authorizes Markham Company’s COVID-19 Rapid Home Test For Sale
Testing for COVID-19 has been an ongoing problem during the pandemic, but a Markham-based company has developed a quick, easy and affordable way for people to test for the virus at home.
Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Health’s Contact-Tracing Technology TraceSCAN Secures Federal Certification
Facedrive Inc. a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem is pleased to announce that its contact-tracing platform TraceSCAN, a unique wearable technology developed by Facedrive’s Health division, has been authorized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
Markham Headquartered Lind Equipment’s Apollo UVC LED System Scientifically Proven to Effectively Kill SARS-CoV-2
Dec. 9, 2020 – Lind Equipment, a world leader in UVC LED decontamination technology, announced today that their newly developed Apollo UVC LED system has been proven to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus — the first Canadian-designed UVC LED system proven effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.