Media advisory - Minister Blackburn delivers $1.2 million research and development tax credits to Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.

    SHERBROOKE, QC, Sept. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - On September 3, 2009, the
Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of
State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), will meet with Dr. Maher Boulos, President
and CEO of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc., to personally deliver a cheque for
$1,205,000 in tax credits for scientific research and experimental development
    SR&ED investment tax credits support Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. in the
design, development and construction of integrated plasma systems for a wide
range of laboratory research and industrial-scale materials processing and
surface treatment applications.
    The SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program administered by the
Canada Revenue Agency, which encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and
in all sectors, to conduct research and development in Canada. The SR&ED
program gives claimants cash refunds and/or tax credits for their expenditures
on eligible work done in Canada.

              Date:       Thursday, September 3, 2009

              Time:       9:30 a.m.

              Location:   Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.
                          2935 Industriel Boulevard
                          Sherbrooke, Quebec

For further information:

For further information: Serge Paradis, Media Relations, Canada Revenue
Agency, (514) 283-2464, ext. 8225; Sophie Doucet, Press Secretary, Office of
the Minister of National Revenue, (613) 995-2960

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