PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/10 -- TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program pursuant to which the company may repurchase up to $300 million of its outstanding common stock. This program replaces the company's previous $300 million share repurchase program, under which approximately $159 million was still remaining.
The repurchases under the program will be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions. The manner, ... read more
LONDON and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/10 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance (NASDAQ: THRX) announced today that the first patient has started treatment with an investigational inhaled bifunctional compound GSK961081 ('081) in a Phase IIb study to evaluate efficacy and safety in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
'081 is a single molecule functioning as both a muscarinic antagonist and a beta2 receptor agonist (MABA).
Darrell Baker, SVP, Respiratory & Immuno-Inflammation, Medicines Development ... read more
LLC, the entity responsible for administering the MHL Consortium
reached another major milestone today with the release of its Compliance
Test Specification (CTS), with Simplay™
Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHL Promoter, Silicon Image,
Inc., as the first ... read more
Today the House of Representatives passed the final version of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which was earlier passed by the Senate and will now go to the President's desk for signature.
"We are pleased that Congress is investing in education in critical areas such as math and science, helping us build the workforce of tomorrow. It is important that our students have the skills needed to work with the emerging technologies that will be driving the economy ... read more
PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) will release its fiscal year 2011 financial
guidance on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, after the market closes. The
release will be available on the PPD web site at www.ppdi.com.
On Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 9 a.m. ET, PPD will conduct ... read more
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors.
"We are pleased to welcome four new biopharmaceutical heavyweights to join PhRMA's Board of Directors," said PhRMA President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Castellani. "As leaders of one of the most research-intensive sectors in the U.S., they bring to the table incredible insight and a keen understanding of the challenging economic, legislative and regulatory environments the industry faces ... read more
FSI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSII), a manufacturer of capital
equipment for the microelectronics industry, today reported financial
results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended November 27, 2010.
First Quarter Financial Results
... read more
SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), will report financial results for
the first quarter ended November 30, 2010, before market open on
Thursday, January 13, 2011. The Company will hold its quarterly
conference call to discuss these results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard
Time (9:00 p.m. China Standard ... read more
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) ("VPG" or the “Company”), a
leading producer of sensors based on resistive foil technology and
sensor-based systems, today announced the Company will present at the 13th
Annual Needham Growth Conference, to be held at the New York Palace
Hotel in ... read more
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG) ("VPG" or the “Company”), a
leading producer of sensors based on resistive foil technology and
sensor-based systems, today announced the Company will present at the
Sidoti Semiannual Micro-Cap Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel in New York City, ... read more
Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), a global software innovator delivering
context-aware mediation and messaging solutions, today announced the
appointment of Brian Beattie to its board of directors. Beattie brings
to Openwave more than 25 years of financial leadership, corporate
development, ... read more
Today, Pepex Biomedical, Inc. announced that the company has been awarded a grant of $244,479.25 under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project created by Congress as a component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, the major health care reform bill, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Pepex submitted their ground-breaking, patented, electrochemical biosensor, nanotechnology and the company received the maximum allowable grant amount. The Pepex technology can be used in a ... read more
The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced to more than 128,000 patients news that the first drug for the treatment of the deadly lung disease Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) has passed a major hurdle in the European regulatory process and is likely to be approved in all 27 member countries of the European Union (EU).
The drug, Espriet (Pirfenidone), has received a positive opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the Europeans Medicines Agency (EMA). ... read more
The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) commends Rep. Linda
Sanchez and Rep. Walter Jones for introducing legislation last Friday to
combat the evasion of U.S. trade remedy laws through custom fraud. A
similar version of the bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators
... read more
Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that E.J. Bartells has installed a
Jet Edge waterjet
cutting machine at its insulation, refractories and HVAC fabrication
facility in Spokane, Wash.
E.J. Bartells recently installed a Jet Edge water jet cutting machine at its insulation, refractories ... read more
HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has announced that Ochsner Clinic Foundation -- both Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Campus -- have been named recipients of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award(TM) and HealthGrades Kidney Transplant Excellence Award(TM). Ochsner is also among the top 5% in the nation for Treatment of Stroke, Overall Pulmonary Services, and GI Medical Treatment.
Nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country were included in the Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, ... read more
NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec. 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth. It was the first of five scientific balloons scheduled to launch from Antarctica in December.
The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM VI) experiment was designed and built at the University of Maryland. CREAM VI is investigating high-energy cosmic-ray particles that originated from distant supernovae explosions in the Milky Way and reached Earth.
Currently, CREAM VI is ... read more
Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sought to clarify the pope's comments on condom use.
"The statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith today on condoms and what the pope did or did not say changes nothing about the significance of Pope Benedict's initial game-changing remarks.
"In Light of the World Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged for the first time that condoms can play a ... read more
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed another major subassembly for NASA's first J-2X rocket engine. A highly-efficient and versatile engine, the J-2X will help sustain the critical design and manufacturing skills required for the United States to maintain its leadership position in human space exploration and its engineering expertise necessary to support national security. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
The J-2X fuel turbopump assembly follows the successful assembly of the oxidizer turbopump, ... read more
Charlotte Business Journal has named Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC (PDC) - an affiliate of Diagnostic Devices Inc. - one of the Charlotte region's fastest growing privately held companies at an awards luncheon held at the Charlotte Convention Center this month.
The Fast 50 award recognizes Charlotte area companies for their leadership, entrepreneurial excellence, and best business practices. PDC received honors for being the seventh fastest growing company according to dollar growth, and fifteenth fastest based on percentage of revenue growth. ... read more