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Monday, August 31, 2015

  • Posted at 1:52 PM
    Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-targeted therapeutics, granted equity awards on August 31, 2015, that were previously approved by the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors under Sarepta’s 2014 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, as a material inducement to employment to nine individuals hired ... read more
  • Posted at 1:37 PM
    BairdWarner.com has been named one of the top real estate websites in the country, earning this recognition from industry leader REAL Trends. In addition to being included in the 'Best Overall' category, Baird & Warner's site ranked as No. 2 in the 'Best Property Detail' category and a top website in the 'Best Neighborhood Pages' and 'Best Map Search' categories. "BairdWarner.com has been routinely recognized as the No. 1 real estate website in our local Chicagoland market, and this national ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Ascendant Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ASDS) ("Ascendant" or the "Company") today announced that its Healthcare subsidiary, Dougherty's Holdings, has acquired Springtown Drug ("Springtown") located on the downtown square of Springtown, Texas, just north of Fort Worth. For more than 35 years, this community-based pharmacy has provided retail prescriptions, healthcare products and gifts for the hometown residents of Springtown. The Springtown pharmacy acquisition is expected to add approximately $1.3 million in revenues to Ascendant's 2015 results and $4 million in annual ... read more
  • Flex To Participate In Upcoming Investor Conferences --- SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2015
    Posted at 1:15 PM
    Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that it will participate in the following events during the month of September. Live webcasts of all three conferences will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Flex website at: http://www.flextronics.com/investors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150504/213717LOGO 2015 Citi Global Technology ConferenceDate: September 9, 2015Location: New York, NYPresentation time: 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ETPresenters: Flex Management TeamWebcast: http://investors.flextronics.com 2015 Deutsche Bank Technology ConferenceDate: September 16, 2015Location: Las Vegas, NVPresentation time: 2:00pm PT/5:00pm ETPresenters: Flex Management TeamWebcast: http://investors.flextronics.com 2015 Citi Industrials ConferenceDate: ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced that James R. Tobin has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Tobin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific from March 1999 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LNTH), the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (“LMI”), today announced that Mary Anne Heino, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Bakewell, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in two upcoming conferences. The sessions will include a corporate overview ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing desensitization treatments for food allergies, today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2015. “This has been a transformational year for Aimmune, and we are ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plan in Hawaii can now receive faster diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders using remote imaging and telemedicine technology. Primary care physicians will be able to deliver more timely diagnosis and treatment through a ... read more
  • Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights --- NEWTON, Mass. and JERUSALEM, Israel, Aug. 31, 2015
    Posted at 1:01 PM
    Chiasma, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHMA), a U.S. late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing octreotide capsules for the orphan condition acromegaly, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and provided a corporate update. "The past few months have been a transformative time for Chiasma, as we successfully completed our initial public offering and recently announced that our first New Drug Application (NDA) has been accepted for filing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)," said Mark Leuchtenberger, chief executive ... read more
  • Posted at 1:01 PM
    Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of biased ligands targeting G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), today announced positive data from its randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled Phase 2b trial of TRV130 in moderate to severe acute postoperative ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Today, NetDocuments, a leading cloud-based document and email management (DMS) provider, announced that it will fully integrate its services with Microsoft cloud technologies, helping to transform law firm and legal department productivity in the cloud. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150103/166752LOGO "Today's announcement by NetDocuments demonstrates its commitment to using the latest Microsoft technology and delivering solutions to its customers that integrate with the productivity tools they use today," said Nishan DeSilva, senior director, Technology Solutions and Evangelism, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. "By integrating its cloud-based ... read more
  • Posted at 12:17 PM
    The onslaught of cyberattacks has been relentless in recent years. A 2014 Gallup poll found that 62% of Americans worry about having their computers or smartphones hacked and their information stolen, while 69% worry about having the credit information they have used at stores stolen by computer hackers. Even with this revelation, a recent Consumer Reports survey found that 62% of consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy online. The issue for consumers then becomes knowing what makes them ... read more
  • Posted at 12:06 PM
    Rural portions of Edwardsburg and Schoolcraft, along with other parts of southwest Michigan, joined the big cities of Atlanta, Charlotte and Kansas City today in having gigabit speed internet service available. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150831/262400 Midwest Connections, teaming up with Midwest Energy Cooperative, launched a fiber-to-the-premise internet service in 2014, offering the first true broadband experience to homes and businesses in rural southwest Michigan. TeamFiber is now delivering internet with download speeds up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to more than 700 subscribers in ... read more
  • Posted at 11:59 AM
    Pepperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process automation and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART protocol devices. The move is part of Pepperl+Fuchs' strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market. "We are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product line to our existing portfolio," said Jim Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs' executive vice president of the Americas. "This acquisition complements our current product lines well, and allows us to ... read more
  • Posted at 11:38 AM
    Booth number in sixth paragraph should read MS 5043 (instead of MS504). The corrected release reads: CENTERVUE LAUNCHES COMPASS FUNDUS AUTOMATED PERIMETER New Visual Field features Real Time Retinal Tracking and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:32 AM
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced that Scott Wagner, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will present at Citi's Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150330/195302LOGO A live audio webcast of the event will be available on GoDaddy's investor relations website at https://investors.godaddy.net. Following the presentation an audio replay will be available on the investor relations website. About GoDaddy GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy ... read more
  • Posted at 11:24 AM
    Brickstone Foods, LLC launched its new website and is off to the races! Brickstone is offering the very highest quality meats and ultimately seafood direct from the source. 'Easy Elegance at Home' is their tagline; all that Brickstone offers will be of the finest quality available. Reliability, continuity combined with fun ideas that enhance the dining experience will be the resounding theme of the Brickstone label. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150831/262261LOGO Brickstone's products are being brought to their customers via a culmination ... read more
  • Posted at 11:21 AM
    NuVorce has just released a free E-Book: "Divorce in Illinois: Top Questions Answered." This book was written by a law school Professor and will help you by breaking down, in only 8 pages, the fundamentals of Illinois divorce law. At 2 minutes per page, you could understand Illinois divorce law in only 16 minutes. Download the E-Book here: http://www.nuvorce.com/free-family-law-e-book/ Why publish this book? The divorce process is broken. Ask any person who has gone through a divorce and they will tell you ... read more
  • Posted at 11:10 AM
    Holosfind (listed on Alternext: ALHOL) announces the creation of a special division: "Social Retail Sport". A forthcoming specific solution for this market segment will integrate the technologies used by its Social Retail® platform to disseminate information and "IBeacon" proximity advertising around sports stadiums and events, directed at spectators and fans. To mark this launch, the Holosfind Group signed a sponsorship contract for its subsidiary Digital Social Retail as one of the sponsors of the final event of the golf Alps Tour ... read more
  • Posted at 10:49 AM
    DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will host the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Sept. 6-9, 2015 in Denver, Colo. The WCLC is the world's largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, attracting more than 6,000 researchers, physicians and specialists from more than 100 countries. The four-day conference will cover a wide range of disciplines including more than ... read more