M.P. David Tilson Announces Federal Support for Innovative Research and Development in Bolton

Back Row (left to right): Paul Boettger (Owner, Technoject Machinery Corp.); Aileen Boettger (wife of Paul Boettger); William Stott (President & CEO, MSdetection Corp.)

Middle Row: David Tilson, M.P. (Dufferin-Caledon)

Front Row: Reza Javahery (CEO, IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group Inc.); Michael Maloney (President, Silcotech North America Inc.); Isolde Boettger (Vice-President, Silcotech North America Inc.); Kelly Darnley (President & CEO, Caledon Chamber of Commerce); Lisa Cousins (Vice-President of Research & Development, IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group, Inc.); and Chuck Jolliffe (IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group Inc.).

Bolton, Ontario
– David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today announced a total contribution of $173,233 to four Bolton firms from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program.

The funding support was provided to the following firms: IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group, Inc., Silcotech North America Inc., MSdetection Corp., and Technoject Machinery Corp. from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program for projects in research and technology development for commercial purposes.

“I’m pleased to be announcing this support from our Government for locally-based companies, here in Dufferin-Caledon, who strive to further the development of innovative Canadian technologies,” said Mr. Tilson. “This is the second round of funding I’ve announced here in Bolton this year. It’s clear that Canada’s Economic Action Plan is working to support scientific research in my riding and is creating the right environment for job creation and economic growth.” 

The Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan provided new resources of $200 million to the Industrial Research Assistance Program over two years to support innovative Canadian firms. To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

When asked for comment on the funding, Lisa Cousins, Vice-President of Research & Development for IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group Inc. stated, “IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group is very pleased to work with IRAP to further enhance the capabilities of their new analyzer, the IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer. The 3Q is a very sensitive detector of biological compounds, including drugs, toxins, pesticides, and pollutants. With IRAP's support, IONICS is performing research and development on the 3Q for new approaches to pesticide analysis, and will result in methods that will more than double the rate of pesticide detection and quantification in food.”

"The Federal government IRAP investment programme will enable Silcotech to increase their scientific approach to produce medical products and compete more aggressively in the North American marketplace,” said Isolde Boettger, Vice-President of Silcotech North America Inc.

“MSdetection is very thankful for the support of the National Research Council IRAP program supporting our explosive screening projects. This new approach would be proactive in defining a new and better way to thwart terrorism and continue Canada's track record of being a leader in this field. We have the technology to provide ultra-fast detection of explosives and drugs transported in parcels. Recent terrorist incidents using air cargo as the means of delivery highlight this critical need," stated William Stott, President and CEO of MSdetection Corp.

“Technoject provides innovative solutions to the plastic injection moulding industry. In this competitive and global arena our small, but growing company is striving to keep an edge on the competition in technology, market development and communications. The generous assistance from the National Research Council allows us to achieve this goal and become a stronger player in this industry. At the same time, new and existing clients will benefit from enhanced productivity and cost savings using our new technologies. We
greatly appreciate the NRC's support,” said Paul Boettger, Owner, Technoject Machinery Corp.

About NRC and NRC-IRAP

The Industrial Research Assistance Program provides a range of both technical and business-oriented advisory services along with necessary financial support to qualified innovative Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The program is delivered by a field staff of 240 professionals in more than 100 communities across Canada. Through this program, the National Research Council is committed to working with small- and medium-sized enterprises while they realize their full potential, turning knowledge and innovation into strategic opportunities, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.