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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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    WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/11 -- Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ Virtual Edition was voted as the winner in the Backup & Recovery category of the VirtualizationAdmin.com Readers' Choice Awards. Over the last two years, Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Virtual Edition is the only backup & disaster recovery product to have been recognized four times in the ... read more
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    Gravity Summit is pleased to announce that BrightTALK, a webinar and video platform provider for business professionals and their communities, will be live-streaming its upcoming Gravity Summit event at the Harvard Faculty Club on September 12, 2011. Coverage of the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on the Gravity Summit website and will feature leading experts from all facets of social media and marketing to discuss the importance of global real-time social media and how it is impacting ... read more
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    PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the Company has been awarded a $5.7 million contract under a Department of Defense (DoD) Broad Agency Announcement for studies directed at the development of an advanced expression system for the bioproduction of its nerve agent medical countermeasure program. rBChE is a recombinant form of a naturally occurring protein, human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), which is found in minute quantities in blood. It ... read more
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    The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced the Smart Energy Profile version 2.0 draft 0.7 was unanimously approved in the latest Smart Energy Working Group letter ballot. This successful vote is a major milestone in the completion of the Smart Energy 2.0 standard and keeps it on schedule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/SF86596LOGO) While work remains resolving comments received during the letter ballot process and from the ... read more
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    Seattle Children's Research Institute today announced the receipt of a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device, called Seattle Children's Positive Airway Pressure (Sea-PAP.) Sea-PAP, designed to be an affordable and simple Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (B-CPAP) device, will provide breathing support to premature infants who suffer from respiratory distress. Upon completion, Sea-PAP will be significantly cheaper to produce, operate, and maintain than ... read more
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    Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the first patient in Japan has been treated with the ABSORB(TM) bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) as part of the ABSORB EXTEND clinical trial. Abbott's BVS restores blood flow by opening a clogged vessel and providing support to the vessel until the device dissolves within approximately two years, leaving patients with a treated vessel free of a permanent metallic implant. The device received CE Mark approval in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of ... read more
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    To assist healthcare professionals in managing their patients' pain, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JPI) today launched several new resources and tools on PrescribeResponsibly.com, an online program designed to support appropriate and responsible treatment of pain. Introduced in early 2010, PrescribeResponsibly.com and its many educational materials have been viewed by thousands of physicians and pharmacists, both via its website and at medical conferences. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/DC52192LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/DC52192LOGO-b ) "Millions of adult Americans suffer with acute or chronic pain. Determining how to treat pain poses ... read more
  • Patients Have a Right to Safe Surgery --- HANOVER, N.H., Aug. 16, 2011
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    The remarkable rise in medical tourism, where patients travel out of their home country for their plastic surgery, has put into question the foundation of the patient-doctor relationship and is endangering many who seek low cost surgery. "We see travel agencies brokering surgery for their clients with surgeons they have never met. The patients have no assurance that their surgeon is properly trained or qualified to perform the procedure they will undergo, and all too often little attention ... read more
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    SironRX Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel regenerative therapies to accelerate dermal and bone healing, announced today a $3.4 million Series A investment led by North Coast Angel Fund. Additional investors include Cleveland Clinic, JumpStart Inc., Fletcher Spaght Investments, Glengary LLC, Ohio Tech Angel Fund III, Early Stage Partners, X Gen Ltd. and a significant number of individuals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/DC52317LOGO) "We are excited to have secured this financing from a strong investor syndicate that includes both venture capitalists ... read more
  • Netflix Unveils "Just for Kids" Experience --- LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011
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    Netflix has made it easier and more fun for kids and families to instantly watch a huge range of kid-friendly TV shows and movies with its new "Just for Kids" experience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/SF52828) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/SF81638LOGO) Members can now click on the "Just for Kids" tab at the top of the Netflix home page and find a newly-designed section featuring content that's perfect for children 12 and under. Kids will now be able to click on icons of their favorite characters - from ... read more
  • Vayama is Taking Customer Care into the 21st Century --- MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug 16, 2011
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    Online travel agency Vayama has long been known for its discounted international flights and easy to use booking engine. Now the focus is taking customer service online to the next level. "All large online travel agencies, including Vayama, have been good at figuring out how to sell airline tickets online, but none have yet to make the post-purchase experience as easy as the pre-purchase experience," says David Rush, Vayama's Customer Relations Manager. "This includes the automation of many aspects of ... read more
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    BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/11 -- XebiaLabs, the leading provider of enterprise-class application release automation solutions, today announced version 3.5 of its deployment automation platform, Deployit. Deployit 3.5 features a comprehensively updated Unified Deployment Engine (UDE) that runs a patented algorithm to automatically calculate a deployment plan, at the time of deployment. This algorithm-based function ensures error-free and speedy delivery of applications, for every deployment, significantly increasing speed to market for business critical applications. "With Deployit, we have improved ... read more
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    AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/11 -- Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, today announced that Zenoss Service Dynamics now supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). As the IPv4 era draws to a close, some analysts are predicting rapid adoption of IPv6 in the coming months as the remaining IPv4 addresses may be used up by mid-2012. As enterprises and service providers roll out IPv6 networks alongside existing IPv4 infrastructures, both ... read more
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    Magnalight by Larson Electronics announced today the release of the EXP-EMG-12W-2L explosion proof emergency light with battery backup that provides 90 minutes of light operation in the event of power failure or any incident which results in the interruption of current to the light. This Class 1 Division 1, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 approved emergency light contains two 6 watt LED lamps, a high temperature Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable battery, and is designed to provide up to 10 years of ... read more
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    Ovation, the only network devoted to arts culture, has launched a national dance competition -- "ONE DANCE. ONE CHANCE." -- offering US dance groups, classes, ensembles, troupes and crews with students ages 13 and up a chance to win a scholarship and national television exposure. The competition is now live at www.ovationtv.com/dancecontest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/LA52807LOGO) "'ONE DANCE. ONE CHANCE.' is a fantastic example of Ovation's ongoing commitment to supporting the next generation of artists and our enthusiasm for dance as an inspiring, ... read more
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    International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will bring this year's most exciting and innovative gaming products to Tulsa for the 2011 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow (OIGA). On Aug. 16 and 17, IGT's booth No. 402 will offer attendees a chance to experience IGT's latest games and systems products. "We are thrilled to be back at OIGA to showcase our thorough lineup of gaming products for 2011," said Eric Tom, IGT chief operating officer. "At OIGA, attendees will see how IGT's products ... read more
  • ICMI to Offer Full Track of Instruction at Dreamforce 2011 --- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 16, 2011
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    The International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), an organization focused on empowering organizations worldwide to provide the best customer experience possible through industry-leading professional services, announced a second year of participation at Dreamforce 2011, the cloud computing industry event of the year. The salesforce.com-hosted conference will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and will offer more than 450 sessions, hands-on labs and a full track of ICMI instruction for service and support professionals. ICMI Contact ... read more
  • TrueCar.com Provides Best Car Deals in August --- SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011
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    TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing, trends and forecasts, has found the best deals on new cars including cash, finance and lease deals available nationwide, and is forecasting that August 27th is the best day of the month to purchase a new vehicle, according to data from its latest TrueTrends Report. The cash deals reflect the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and include manufacturer's rebates and other incentives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110401/LA75616LOGO) Some examples of ... read more
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    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd have teamed to market the Iron Dome weapon system in the United States. Rafael developed the original Iron Dome to provide protection against rockets, artillery and mortar attacks. The program has completed flight test trials, and the weapon system is currently used in Israeli population centers to protect against terrorist rocket attacks based on an Israeli Ministry of Defence decision. "Iron Dome complements other Raytheon weapons that provide intercept capabilities to ... read more
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    CVS/pharmacy announced today that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Corp.'s Environmental Return System, which provides customers with the ability to safely dispose of their unused, expired or unwanted drugs using affordable medication disposal envelopes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LOGO ) The postage-paid envelopes cost $3.99 and allow customers to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications through the U.S. Postal Service to a licensed, secure facility for safe destruction. Controlled substances are excluded from this program by law. "CVS/pharmacy is ... read more