GigaSpaces Technologies, the leading provider of a new generation of virtualized application platforms, announces the launch of eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) 8.0. Openness and continuous scaling are the foundations of GigaSpaces XAP 8.0, the industry's only virtual application platform that enables end-to-end scalability with a single product. XAP 8.0 leverages the best of existing technologies and provides access to the technologies of tomorrow, all while ensuring applications can be updated and scale to need with zero downtime.
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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, argues the case for polio eradication and expanded childhood immunization in his third annual letter released today. The letter, a personal account of his priorities, also calls on governments to invest in foreign aid, even in the face of a tough economic climate.
"If societies can't provide for people's basic health, if they can't feed and educate people, then their populations and problems will grow and the world will be a ... read more
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will celebrate Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 by hosting its second annual workshop with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academics to learn how to write and file an Orphan Drug designation application.
Hosted by KGI's Center for Rare Disease Therapies, the goal of the workshop is to simplify and demystify the application process so more companies and individuals will pursue development of drug therapies and medical devices for ... read more
H. D. Smith, the fourth largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, announced the promotion of Harvey Tanenbaum to executive vice president. As executive vice president, Tanenbaum assumes the leadership role in all efforts connected to metro New York area expansion, maintaining H. D. Smith's commitment to earning customer trust and respect through consistent service and meeting individual needs.
"Ongoing changes in the healthcare market landscape signal the importance of our continued focus on what matters most for our growth and ... read more
Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML), a molecular diagnostics company, will host a web cast and conference call to give a company update following issuance of the fourth quarter financial results on Thursday, February 10, 2011.
Conference Call Information
To access the live conference call via phone, dial (800) 920-4872 from the United States and Canada or +1 212 231-2900 internationally. The conference ID is 21509979. Please dial-in approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. You may also access the ... read more
Argos Therapeutics announced today that interleukin (IL)-12 secretion can predict the potency of the company's Arcelis(TM) dendritic cell (DC) immunotherapy and can be used as a potency marker in a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the company's lead product, AGS-003, in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). In vitro results published in the Journal of Immunotherapy demonstrate that the potency of mature CD40L RNA electroporated DCs correlates with IL-12 secretion by tracking the multifunctional CD8(+)/CD28(+) memory T-cell responses.
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Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) today reported GAAP net revenues of $176.8 million, up 7%, net income of $19.7 million, up 8%, and earnings per share of $0.77, up 10%. Excluding transformation costs in fiscal 11, adjusted third quarter net income was $ 22.6 million, up 21%, and adjusted earnings per share was $0.89, up 23%. In constant currency, revenue was up 6%, adjusted net income was up 21%, and adjusted earnings per share were up 23%. (1)
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OXIS International, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: OXIS; Euronext Paris: OXI) today announced highly favorable final results from an initial clinical study to assess the beneficial effects of its patent-pending ERGOFLEX(TM) joint health formula, launched commercially in December 2010. Specifically, the study found that reduction of pain was statistically significant after as little as one week of ERGOFLEX use. Similar improvements were seen with range of motion. Benefits continued during the six weeks subjects took ERGOFLEX, and for ... read more
Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP) announced today that Caliper and Trinean, NV have agreed to a long-term, exclusive arrangement under which Caliper will distribute Trinean's DropSense platform under the name LabChip DS in North America.
With the LabChip DS, an automated UV/Vis spectral analysis platform, users can easily and accurately analyze the concentration levels of up to 96 nucleic acid and protein samples within a few minutes. The LabChip DS complements Caliper's existing LabChip GX which provides fluorescent, electrophoretic ... read more
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced it has achieved a breakthrough in high-speed signal conditioning by becoming the first company to successfully demonstrate 28 Gbps discrete quad-channel retimer technology with ultra-low power consumption to drive 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps interfaces in next-generation data center systems.
"Rapidly increasing Global IP traffic is fueling the need for higher bandwidth interconnect solutions capable of driving high-speed signals and consuming low power over optical fiber or copper cables," said Linley Group Senior Analyst ... read more
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the completion of its tender offer, through its wholly owned subsidiary RN Acquisition Company, for all outstanding shares of Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: APSG). The tender offer expired at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Time, on Friday, January 28, 2011. Based on information provided by BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 12,413,103 shares, representing approximately 87.8 percent of AST's outstanding shares, were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the offer ... read more
From the LegalTech New York conference, FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its FTI Technology business segment is launching version 8 of its popular Ringtail e-discovery software, which is already used by over 40,000 legal professionals around the globe. A fully integrated processing, review, analysis and production platform, Ringtail 8 includes a new user interface for increased productivity, database enhancements for greater scalability ... read more
Broker/dealers can now offer their independent financial advisors a robust reporting and aggregation solution through a strategic alliance between DST Systems and Envestnet. Designed to meet the diverse needs of a broker/dealer's independent advisor force, DST Vision Professional(TM) and Envestnet Vantage(TM) represent two levels of service a broker/dealer can deliver to provide reporting functionality in a cost-effective manner.
Targeting junior- and mid-tier advisors, Vision Professional combines brokerage account data from all major clearing firms with direct-to-fund data for more than ... read more
SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the general availability of SDL Tridion® 2011, the flagship product of SDL's Web Content Management Solutions (WCMS) Division.
Building on its core strengths as a truly global solution in content targeting, multisite and multilingual site management, SDL Tridion 2011 includes functional enhancements for marketers, as well as for IT organizations supporting implementation. These include multi-browser support, high-end personalization, multichannel campaign management, including full usage of the mobile ... read more
Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise software and services for communications service providers, suppliers and governments, has been commissioned as a prime contractor by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop information analysis technology for the Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination (KDD) program. The focus of the program is to conduct research and develop prototype systems that will enable intelligence analysts to effectively analyze data from multiple, large, disparate sources of information, and produce ... read more
Fuisz Media LLC today announced that it has received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for patent allowance for claims covering its proprietary digital media advertising and sales process, Visual Image Marketing (VIM). The patent, "Method, Apparatus, and System for Providing Access to Product Marketing Data" establishes the intellectual property base for VIM.
The VIM method is a next generation technology process for product placement and interactive advertising that complements the growing integration of computer and television technology.
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Virtify, Inc., the market leader in Structured Content Management solutions for life sciences, invites pharmaceutical companies that are beginning to prepare for EMA's new PIM standard to partner with Virtify in a PIM Early Adopter Program. This is a unique opportunity for companies that are preparing for PIM adoption to become PIM-ready before PIM submissions are required and to collaborate with other industry leaders in shaping the PIM solution of tomorrow.
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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, has now released its security software for all 64-bit IBM® Lotus® Domino® platforms including the new IBM System z platform.
The comprehensive ScanMail Suite delivers anti-spam, anti-malware, Web threat protection and content filtering to prevent data theft and loss. Specifically designed as a native Lotus Domino server application, ScanMail enables easy and intuitive management and is optimized for high-performance scanning- now with support for 64-bit IBM Lotus Domino for Linux on ... read more
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services that has protected over 30 million consumers, today announced its continued support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNHospitals) by becoming the first corporate sponsor of a new hospital themed online social game being built by CausePlay, LLC and benefitting CMNHospitals, Hospitopia. Hospitopia is a new breed of social game that donates 10% of all gross revenue to CMNHospitals across the country while users build and ... read more
Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that Chongqing Telecom, a unit of China Telecom, has selected its Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for a large-scale, citywide deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots supporting an innovative new service called Tianyi Broadband.
Chongqing Telecom has now deployed over 4,000 Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) along with ZoneDirector WLAN controllers across the city. Situated in southwestern mainland China with a population of 31 million people and covering 31,800 square miles, Chongqing is one ... read more