The Human Resources Manager of Toshiba America Nuclear Energy (TANE) Corporation filed a class action employment lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York today in an effort to end systemic, companywide gender discrimination against herself and other female employees by TANE and its parent corporation, Toshiba America, Inc.
Elaine Cyphers joined TANE as its Human Resources Manager in June 2008. Prior to joining Toshiba, she had more than 25 years of human resources ... read more
UBM TechWeb presented its first virtual career fair - Career EXPlOration - to share information about its business, culture and career opportunities to job seekers. The virtual career fair on January 19, 2011 was open only for current UBM TechWeb employees, while the virtual career fair was open to the public on January 20, 2011. UBM Studios, a turnkey virtual environment producer, provided the virtual platform for the event. The event is now available on demand.
The virtual event ... read more
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has received regulatory clearance in the United States and approval in Japan for its TREK® and MINI-TREK(TM) Coronary Dilatation Catheters for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The TREK system is used in angioplasty procedures and is designed to enable interventional cardiologists to open patients' narrowed coronary arteries. The TREK system received CE Mark and was launched in Europe in May 2010.
"Balloon dilatation catheters help physicians open up, or pre-dilate, a lesion before ... read more
Bayer Animal Health announced this month at the North American Veterinary Conference, the availability of its new products: Advantage® II for cats and dogs, and K9 Advantix® II for dogs. These products combine the adulticidal properties of the original formulations of Advantage® Topical Solution and K9 Advantix®, with the insect growth regulator (IGR) pyriproxyfen, which inhibits the development of flea eggs and kills flea larvae. As a result, Advantage® II and K9 Advantix® II kill all flea ... read more
ClinOps is a specialized contract research organization with a core service offering combining expert data management, biostatistics and specialized clinical services. Emphusion targets development programs in biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries when these services are a key to success. The company will change its name to Emphusion effective immediately.
"Through acquisition and internal initiatives, we have grown our business in three core areas; data management, biostatistics and clinical services. Through past investment and a recent infusion of additional capital ... read more
Attorneys at Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, a southern California law firm, filed a lawsuit regarding a Johnson & Johnson recall of DePuy metal on metal hip replacement devices. The firm filed the suit against DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. and its parent company Johnson & Johnson, Inc., on January 12, 2011 on behalf of a Los Angeles client. The lawsuit alleges DePuy and Johnson & Johnson designed, manufactured and sold a defective, prosthetic orthopedic implant.
The client, who had to ... read more
Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today the publication of favorable clinical results for the Nellix technology for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR). The peer-reviewed article reported initial results from the international multicenter clinical trial, with successful aneurysm exclusion in all patients, and no late aneurysm or device-related adverse events or secondary procedures.
Lead author and scientific advisor Carlos E. Donayre, MD (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA) commented, "The Nellix ... read more
Three nonprofit organizations with a history of innovation and service in Michigan today announce they have formed a first-of-its-kind collaboration to redevelop a neighborhood, create jobs and fill important health care and living needs for seniors in the City of Detroit.
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) and United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) plan to break ground in May 2011 on Phase I of the East Jefferson Neighborhood Project, which is scheduled to open in July 2012. ... read more
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has signed a nacelle services agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines. The five-year Prime Solutions® agreement covers maintenance and support of nacelles and thrust reversers for the airline's fleet of V2500-powered Airbus A320s, CF34-10E powered Embraer 195s and CFM56-5C- powered Airbus A340s. The agreement will be managed through Goodrich's Dubai campus in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, which will provide the regional support to this national airline of Jordan.
Bob Gustafson, Goodrich Aerostructures vice president ... read more
Credit Union Times, a Summit Business Media publication, today launched The Cutting Edge, a new monthly eNewsletter designed to keep on-the-go credit union technology executives up to date on tech news.
"Credit Union Times recognizes that credit union technology executives are constantly changing directions, whether implementing the latest in mobile banking or putting out fires," said Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke. "We want to make sure that in between all of the daily hustle and bustle, they are also able to keep ... read more
Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider, today announced it has been honored with the "Service Provider of the Year" award for its Ethernet services in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Global Crossing also was presented with the "Best Business Ethernet Service" and "Best Marketing of the Year" awards. The awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. ... read more
THX Ltd. today announced that Sound + Vision Magazine, the media authority on home entertainment equipment, has awarded four THX Certified display products 2010 Editors' Choice Awards in the competitive video product category.
The Panasonic TC-950VT25 3D Plasma TV took in Video Product of the Year honors, while the Runco Q-750i DLP Projector, the Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 9700UB LCD Projector, and the LG 47LE8500 LCD TV all received Editors' Choice nods. Products achieving THX Display Certification have been through ... read more
NetWitness Corporation, creator of the enterprise standard in network monitoring announced the immediate availability of its product portfolio in cloud-based offerings. Released to meet expanding operational use cases for cloud-based services and transformational virtual data center architectures, this addition to the NetWitness network monitoring platform provides unparalleled deployment flexibility and scalability across all operating environments.
"The very essence of how businesses across all market sectors use information technology is being transformed and challenged by cloud computing," said Jim Reavis, Executive ... read more
More than 1,600 retailers, including all nationwide Best Buy locations, will sell OnStar's new $299 retail mirror that offers key safety and security features such as Automatic Crash Response, Hands-Free Calling and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
Best Buy, OnStar's first strategic retail partner, will offer on-site installation for $75 to $100, while online retailer Crutchfield will sell the product nationwide with referrals to third-party installers. A range of service plans will be available, starting at $18.95 a month or $199 a year. The ... read more
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Joe Sullivan, Facebook's chief security officer, has joined its board of directors.
"The Facebook team is constantly innovating to cultivate a safe online environment and address new and emerging security threats. At a time when the Internet faces many complex security challenges, Facebook has shown an unwavering commitment to make the Internet safer and more ... read more
Xactly Corporation, the leader in on-demand sales performance management (SPM), today announced its fifth consecutive year of record business performance - marked by unprecedented revenue and customer growth.
In the 12 months ending December 31, 2010, Xactly increased worldwide recognized revenues by nearly 50 percent over 2009. In addition, the company maintained a customer renewal rate of more than 90 percent and grew its new customer base by more than 60 percent, adding marquee new customer names of all sizes ... read more
Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, today announced that it achieved significant corporate milestones in 2010, including a ninth consecutive quarter of profitability and a fifty percent increase in new business bookings over 2009. The company signed 28 new customers, as companies around the world increasingly realize the benefits of leveraging flow data for network performance and security monitoring. New wins in 2010 included one of the world's largest aerospace companies, one of the world's ... read more
Attivio, Inc. today announced the availability of the latest in a series of whitepapers discussing the benefits of unified information access (UIA). Titled, "A Maturity Model for Unified Information Access: Five Steps to Comprehensive Information Management," the report delves into the advantages of optimizing information availability, how to identify your organization's current status and UIA's potential impact on the bottom line. The company has also released a video in which Brian Babineau, Senior Consultant at analyst firm Enterprise Strategy ... read more
AuraSound, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARUZ) announced today that it achieved record shipments of their leading embedded speakers for notebook personal computers in 2010. Total shipments for the year more than tripled versus the prior year and reached almost 10 million units.
"We are very proud of our strong growth in this strategic market for AuraSound," Pete Andreyev, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing stated. "With the trend towards thinner and thinner notebooks AuraSound's leading technology has become ... read more
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its new low-global-warming-potential product HFO-1234ze has been accepted for use in foam and aerosol applications by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The new product, hydrofluoroolefin HFO-1234ze, is non-flammable, non-ozone depleting and has a global warming potential (GWP) of 6. HFO-1234ze can replace HFC-134a (with a GWP of 1,430) and HFC-152a (with a GWP of 142) in aerosol applications, extruded polystyrene board, rigid polyurethane foam, and one- and two-component insulating and sealant foam.
"End consumers, the environment ... read more