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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    A new computerized family history tool being tested by the March of Dimes and its partners can help health care providers take a detailed family history during the first prenatal visit to help screen for inherited conditions and preterm birth, as recommended in guidelines issued earlier this year by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Together with its partners - the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, the Genetic Alliance, and the Massachusetts General Hospital - the March ... read more
  • Posted at 7:25 AM
    InformationWeek has named the Information Technology (IT) Department of Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, as a member of its 2011 500 list of Top Technology Innovators Across America, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:22 AM
    To help businesses in New York State comply with a new law mandating responsible electronic waste (eWaste) recycling, today eRecycleNY officially launched its New York office, offering a cost-effective, Environmental Protection Agency-compliant option for businesses needing to dispose of electronic items. The company's "Save our Planet, Save our Schools" program will remit a percentage of referred sales to Parent Teacher Associations at participating public schools, making the company the only recycling vendor in New York to support New York City ... read more
  • Posted at 7:22 AM
    IntelligentMDx (IMDx) announced today that it has received CE-Mark for its second automated molecular test for the Abbott FDA cleared m2000 instrument. The IMDx(TM) VanR for Abbott m2000(TM) test accurately detects and distinguishes the vanA and vanB genes most commonly found in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in specimens from patients at risk for colonization or infection. Detection of both the vanA and vanB genes allows for identification of a higher number of at-risk patients than existing tests that only target the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:19 AM
    OneMinuteNews.com announced today an advertising agreement with CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurant chains and Initiative Media (IPG's Global Media division). OneMinuteNews.com is an online media website that streams sixty-second news stories; curated, produced and anchored by and for Millennials (Generation Y). OneMinuteNews.com, CKE Restaurants and Initiative will collaborate under the terms of the exclusive arrangement, presenting Hardee's and Carl's Jr. brands to the OneMinuteNews.com unique millennial user base that will be displayed in an ... read more
  • Posted at 7:17 AM
    BuildingReports, the leader in web-based inspection reporting solutions, is proud to announce the release of FireScan 3.0. The enhanced version of FireScan is the third generation in BuildingReports’ ScanSeries inspection reporting applications. “FireScan™ is our flagship product,” said Jason ... read more
  • Posted at 7:17 AM
    Ariel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for acute central nervous system (CNS) diseases and trauma, announced today that it has in-licensed its lead product, AP-1531, for the treatment of acute migraine attacks, from the specialist healthcare company BTG International Ltd (LSE: BGC). While the precise cause of migraines is not fully understood, changes in vascular tone and inflammatory processes appear to be key contributing factors. Prostaglandins are naturally existing molecules ... read more
  • Posted at 7:16 AM
    On the heels of New York Fashion Week and just in time for fall and winter workouts, Polar (www.polarusa.com), the leader in heart rate and fitness assessment technology, introduces a new and vibrant color palette for the RCX5, FT4, FT2 and FT1 training computers. While all of these Polar products provide trusted and accurate heart rate based training data, offering clear guidance, feedback and easy-to-use features, the RCX5 includes a slew of new features to meet the demand of today's ... read more
  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Dauphin County on Sept. 21 --- HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011
    Posted at 7:15 AM
    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 21, in residential areas of Highspire Borough and Swatara Township, Dauphin County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near these areas of the county. The treatments will be administered with truck- and ATV-mounted equipment to ... read more
  • PMC Twice Honored with Web Marketing Association's WebAward --- RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011
    Posted at 7:15 AM
    PMC's web design team has won two Government Standard of Excellence WebAwards from the prestigious Web Marketing Association. PMC was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for its recent work on the websites for the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino (www.sb-court.org), and Work Force Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDB www.wdbccc.com). "The WebAward program is the premier annual website award competition so we feel honored to have been chosen," said Heather Hogan, PMC Project Manager ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University Hospital of Nantes successfully transplanted 51-year-old Total Artificial Heart patient Louise Mouche after 177 days of support. Mrs. Mouche is a French gypsy who lives with a sedentary group of people approximately 40 km from Nantes. "We first implanted Mrs. Mouche with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)," said Prof. Daniel Duveau, Medical Director of the Thorax Institute at University Hospital of Nantes. "However, a ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    Sales Dot Two Inc. today announced six keynote speakers from top-ranking companies who will present at the Sales & Marketing 2.0 Conference event on October 17 and 18 in San Francisco. Judy Buchholz, VP Sales of IBM, ... read more
  • Posted at 7:14 AM
    The barriers to innovation in the life sciences – and potential solutions – will be examined by Michael Rosenblatt, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer at Merck in a luncheon keynote address on October 24 at Biotech 2011. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:09 AM
    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/11 -- Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCBB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing MANF, a first-in-class, disease-modifying therapeutic protein that addresses an underlying form of cell death known as apoptosis, today announced that it has retained the services of Danny Lee for Corporate Development. Mr. Lee's career includes over sixteen years of experience in the investment brokerage business and over 12 years of senior management experience. Most recently, he was president for A. G. Spencer Corporation. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:08 AM
    Kaavo, an innovative provider of solutions for managing distributed applications in the clouds, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Logicworks, a leading provider of enterprise managed hosting and cloud computing for high-availability applications and content. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:07 AM
    Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, a privately-held, clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel systems to deliver human therapeutics, announces that it has received a grant of $1.5 million from the Foundation Fighting Blindness to fund a pre-clinical trial evaluating the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:05 AM
    Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy, co-founders of Florham Park-based Jacobs Levy Equity Management, have donated $1 million to fund the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program at Morristown Medical Center in honor of the firm's 25th anniversary, which will be celebrated on Thursday. "Both our personal and professional lives have long been based in Morris County. What better way to benefit our community and commemorate our firm's quarter-century mark than by looking to the future and embracing ... read more
  • Posted at 7:02 AM
    Today Lenovo, in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation, announced 18 heroes have been selected as finalists in its EExtraordinary 10-Second Hero Contest and are a step closer to winning $50,000 for a charity of choice and a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. The contest recognizes the incredible contribution people ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    FICO (NYSE:FICO), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that CreditBank S.A.L., one of the top lenders in Lebanon, is using FICO originations solutions to accelerate growth while controlling risk. Early results from the implementation include a 50% reduction in manual underwriting. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Roku, Inc., the leading streaming platform today announced the addition of Disney to the Roku Channel Store. Now, all Roku customers can enjoy hundreds of short-form video clips from Disney.com including music videos, movie trailers and more. Fans of all ages will enjoy the ... read more