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Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Posted at 2:06 PM
    The end of the year is full of buying and selling equipment on www.AuctionTime.com! From farm equipment and construction and heavy machinery to trucks and trailers, your online auction source brings you the largest, most up-to-date selection out there. Every Wednesday in December, buyers and sellers can expect large online auctions featuring a broad range of absolute auctions including: LOT#5014 - 2011 CASE IH 7088 - CombineLOT#4696 - 2010 NEW HOLLAND T4030 - TractorLOT#4519 - 2000 JOHN DEERE 7410 - TractorLOT#4028 ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Verastem, Inc., (NASDAQ: VSTM) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, announced the presentation of data at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 4-8, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:55 PM
    Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ), a vertically integrated biosciences and clinical laboratory company, announced today that Barry Weiner, President, and David Goldberg, Vice President, Corporate Development, will be presenting at the Canaccord Genuity 2012 Medical Technology & Diagnostics Forum on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM ... read more
  • Posted at 1:44 PM
    On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Obama administration announced that HIV/AIDS will be one of the chronic conditions eligible for enhanced federal reimbursements through Medicaid, garnering strong praise from San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS leaders around the country. Today's announcement means people living with HIV/AIDS can continue to rely on expert care from HIV specialists who, in turn, will receive enhanced reimbursements as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in the coming years. "Today's announcement represents a huge ... read more
  • Posted at 1:08 PM
    Today Cyandia, Inc. announced it has launched a new version of Cyandia.Me that is compatible with Windows 8, Microsoft's highly-anticipated new version of its Windows operating system. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121129/CG21207) Cyandia.Me is designed to enhance the TV-viewing experience by providing program information and allowing its users to engage in active, "private" conversations about the shows they are watching in real time. The embedded Twitter stream may be utilized for comments viewers prefer to make more open. "We are excited to launch a Windows 8-compatible ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), and co-sponsors for amending language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 that will block the Department of Defense’s (DoD) participation in public-private partnerships to produce advanced biofuels. BIO President and ... read more
  • Biogen Idec Opens New RTP Facility --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.
    Posted at 1:00 PM
    Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today dedicated a new facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), consolidating its 300-person Patient Services operation with the existing RTP campus. The new 190,000 square foot building is anticipated to achieve LEED-Gold certified status in the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:50 PM
    NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO), www.neurometrix.com, a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, reported that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the disposable electrode that is used in conjunction with ... read more
  • Saint Mary's Healthcare Standardizes on Industry-Leading Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry --- AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK and IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012
    Posted at 12:35 PM
    Saint Mary's Healthcare, the first hospital in New York State to achieve the "Pathway to Excellence" Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today jointly announce that Saint Mary's has standardized to Masimo SET(®) Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, the standard-of-care at leading hospitals worldwide. Standardizing to Masimo SET(®) allows clinicians to accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation in challenging conditions - establishing the technology as an industry-leading pulse oximetry that substantially contributes to improved patient ... read more
  • Posted at 12:35 PM
    Consumer shopping company Yabbly announced the release of its first shopping review app, just in time for the holiday season. The free mobile app gives users instant access to thoughtful, real-time feedback and advice on shopping decisions and is attacking the growing problem of questionable, generic, or unhelpful product reviews on ecommerce sites. "Yabbly is redefining how people shop," said co-founder and CEO Tom Leung. "What people want before they pull the trigger is an honest opinion and authentic discussion with ... read more
  • Posted at 12:31 PM
    Harrison College (www.harrison.edu), a higher education institution serving more than 5,000 students at 14 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and online, announced today the adoption of a website that empowers its students to better manage both their federal and private education loans. The website, www.loanlook.com, is provided by Loanlook, Inc., a subsidiary of Ceannate Corp. Harrison is providing the Loanlook((TM))( )service at no cost to more than 5,000 enrolled students as well as recent grads and new enrollees. ... read more
  • DDC Advocacy Welcomes Back Joshua Baca as Vice President --- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Nov. 29, 2012
    Posted at 12:23 PM
    DDC Advocacy (DDCA), the leader in issue advocacy, continues to experience significant growth in their core business and exponential growth in their campaign business, including international consulting, public and media relations, and government services. This growth establishes DDCA as a major player in campaign management across industries in the U.S. and around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091216/PH27191LOGO ) To support continued growth, DDCA has announced the hiring of Joshua Baca as Vice President of Campaign Services. Recently serving as the ... read more
  • Regeneron Named Biotechnology Company of the Year --- TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2012
    Posted at 12:17 PM
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that it was named "Biotechnology Company of the Year" by Scrip Intelligence at the 8(th) annual Scrip Awards. The Award recognizes the biotech firm that has achieved the most in the 12 months between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. In presenting the award, Scrip said, "Regeneron has been transformed over the past year by the U.S. approval of its first major product. On the back of its highly successful launch, the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    20/20 Captioning & stenoCART, Inc., a recognized global leader in broadcast captioning and CART - an instantaneous verbatim translation of the spoken word to text - débuts this week on The Social Network Show® which broadcasts over the radio to visitors from 83 countries. Sally Richards, Media Marketing Consultant for 20/20, shares with listeners the vision of 20/20 Captioning and its services with Dr. J and Jim Nico, CEO and Founder of The Social Network Show. As quoted by ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    This holiday season Shaun White is bringing his festive gift-giving campaign "White Christmas" to Facebook users. Produced by Shaun and directed by his brother Jesse, "White Christmas" features comedic videos of Shaun in full holiday mode and offers daily prize packages from him and his sponsors for 8 days beginning on Dec 3(rd). In 2011 Shaun's "White Christmas" was conceived and executed in collaboration with his longtime sponsor, Burton Snowboards; the campaign ran on Burton.com and Burton's Facebook page. During ... read more
  • Posted at 11:57 AM
    Real estate has long been a hot commodity in "Hotlanta", but similar to most other major metropolitan areas, Atlanta's housing market has fallen off in recent years. Although the real estate industry hasn't fully recovered in Atlanta yet, it's well on its way, which could spur a much-needed economic recovery in the Peach State's biggest city. Home sales are on the rise in both metropolitan Atlanta and in the surrounding suburbs. While the average listing price has dropped in recent ... read more
  • JBL Films Wins Prestigious PRism Award --- LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012
    Posted at 11:53 AM
    A short video produced by JBL Films was recognized with a prestigious PRism award from the Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter this month, the latest in a series of honors for the L.A. based production firm. JBL Films has now won five PRisms, which honor outstanding achievement among the region's top communications, public relations and production firms. This year's award-winner, "JVS: Building for the Future," was produced for JVS Los Angeles, a non-profit serving nearly ... read more
  • Posted at 11:12 AM
    DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," today released survey results that revealed that 96 percent of infection preventionist respondents are using an inaccurate method to measure how healthcare workers clean their hands, even though the majority are not satisfied with the reliability of the data. DebMed surveyed more than 140 participants about their current methods and attitudes around measuring healthcare worker hand hygiene ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Celebrated actor James Woods played a great hand to out game more than 60 celebrity opponents including Kellan Lutz (Twilight Series), Billy Burke (Revolution), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), and Michael Vartan (Hawthorne), at the first Hollywood Poker Facebook tournament www.facebook.com/hollywoodpoker . Woods brought home big winnings for his charity, earning thousands for The Michael J. Woods Foundation, in all over a dozen celebrities won funds for their favorite causes. Held Saturday, November 17, the online event attracted an unprecedented 60+ ... read more
  • Global eLEARNING Industry --- NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012
    Posted at 10:45 AM
    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global eLEARNING Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0315760/Global-eLEARNING-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Education_and_Training This report analyzes the worldwide markets for eLEARNING in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets The report profiles 297 companies including many key and niche players such as Adobe Systems, ... read more