SimplyCast Launches EmergHub

SimplyCast on Thursday launched its new EmergHub platform, fulfilling a promise that the company’s founder Saeed El-Darahali made to himself on the night of the SwissAir Flight 111 air tragedy.

EmergHub is a military-grade platform that allows optimal communications between key personnel during an emergency. It adds nine new communications channels to the original SimplyCast suite of

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Pfera Eyes Pilot at PEI Farms

Having taken home $5,500 at a pitching competition already this year, Lisa Pfister is now hoping her company Pfera can capture 67 times that amount in New Brunswick’s premier startup competition.

Pfera is a Fredericton-based biotech company that helps horse owners predict precisely when their mares will give birth. It sounds simple, but it alleviates a big problem in a wealthy industry.


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QuintilesIMS Is the Buyer of STI

American multinational QuintilesIMS, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, has identified itself as the buyer of Halifax-based startup STI Technologies Inc.

The U.S. company put out a statement Wednesday confirming that it closed the purchase of STI on Feb. 10, though it declined to reveal the details of the transaction.

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Startup Zone Admits 9 New Members

Startup Zone, the startup house in downtown Charlottetown, said Wednesday it has accepted nine companies into its residency program.

Ranging from arts and culture to information technology to food, the new companies bring fresh ideas, energy, and diversity to the program, said the organization in a statement. The new companies are: Becka Viau Inc.; codeAtlantic; Island2Island Products;

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