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Friday, July 1, 2011

  • Posted at 1:24 PM
    3M announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Advanced Chemistry & Technology Inc. (AC TECH), a manufacturer of quick cure, light-weight polysulfide sealants for aerospace applications based in Garden Grove, Calif. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:17 PM
    Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank specializing in the information content and technology industries, today released its Half Year Mergers and Acquisitions Trends Report for the Software Industry. The report analyzes merger and acquisition activity in the Software Industry in the first half of 2011 and compares it with activity in the four previous sixth-month periods from 2009-2010. Berkery Noyes data show that total transaction volume increased one percent over the previous six-month period, from 651 transactions in second-half 2010 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:12 PM
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Arcapta Neohaler (indacaterol inhalation powder) for the long term, once-daily maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult. Symptoms can include breathlessness, chronic cough and excessive phlegm. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD, and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    At the risk of creating confusion for internal and external stakeholders, many biopharmaceutical companies still introduce a new brand in the same indication as a legacy product. Beyond clearing up stakeholder confusion, marketing executives must manage internal resources and avoid product cannibalization in the marketplace. Promoting product efficacy to internal and external stakeholders is effective for differentiating multiple brands for the same indication or area of use. Nearly two-thirds of participants rated efficacy among their top three differentiators in "Expanding a ... read more
  • Posted at 12:59 PM
    NASA scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust, similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave Desert. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mars could be spotted with many more patches of carbonates than originally suspected. Carbonates are minerals that form readily in large bodies of water and can point to a planet's wet history. Although only a few small outcrops of carbonates have been detected on Mars, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:53 PM
    "Mammography saves lives - period." That's how Darius Gilvydis, MD, diagnostic radiologist with Naperville Radiologists and co-Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Edward Hospital, sums up the recently announced results of a Swedish mammography study. The study, which lasted 29 years, showed the use of mammography screening reduced deaths from breast cancer by at least 30%, an even greater extent than previously believed. "We have known for a long time that mammography saves women's lives," says Dr. Gilvydis. "The great ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    GoodTherapy.org announced today the sponsorship of the Good Therapy Foundation in a new Therapy Award Contest starting July 1, 2011 that will provide six months of free psychotherapy to one lucky winner. Founded in 2007 by Noah Rubinstein, GoodTherapy.org is the leading online therapist directory for advocating healthy and collaborative psychotherapy. The organization is dedicated to educating the consumer on ethical and safe psychotherapy practices and provides an extensive international community of psychotherapists who have been rigorously screened for proper ... read more
  • Posted at 12:40 PM
    PTSD Press announced the release of the much-anticipated SERGEANT BACK AGAIN--THE ANTHOLOGY of Critical and Clinical Commentary, Volume One. THE ANTHOLOGY (http://www.sergeantbackagain.com/anthology.html) contains the first collection of published critical and clinical writings regarding the earliest characterizations and manifestations of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on and off the battlefield using a Vietnam novel as the catalyst for investigation, discussion, and analysis. Focusing on the central characters and actions dramatized in Charles Coleman's universally-acclaimed portrayal of PTSD embodied in his Vietnam War-era ... read more
  • Posted at 12:37 PM
    NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor on Saturday, July 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT. The flight is part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's P-3B research aircraft will fly at low altitudes over the northeast Maryland study region. The P-3B is a large, 117-foot, four-engine turboprop, carrying nine scientific instruments. It will fly ... read more
  • Streetline Launches Smart Parking App Parker(TM) in Asheville, North Carolina --- SAN FRANCISCO, and ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 1, 2011
    Posted at 12:36 PM
    Streetline, Inc.'s free smartphone app Parker(TM) is now live in Asheville, North Carolina - just in time for the holiday weekend. The new real-time smart parking app allows for hands-free guidance to parking spaces in the Grove Arcade area via the Parker app for iPhone and Android. Parker app icons note availability when there are more than four spaces (plenty of parking), more than two spaces (some parking), or less than two spaces (limited parking). The app also allows users to ... read more
  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Greater Than AIDS, a national campaign to respond to HIV/AIDS in the United States, has teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and other partners to promote HIV testing in conjunction with the annual ESSENCE Music Festival, taking place today through Sunday, July 3rd at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Greater Than AIDS' presence at this weekend's ESSENCE Music Festival caps off more than a week of activities across Louisiana to encourage ... read more
  • Posted at 12:21 PM
    Servotronics, Inc.'s (Company) Annual Meeting was held in Buffalo, New York on Friday, July 1, 2011. The Company's current activities were reviewed and presented. The Company is composed of two groups -- the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and the Consumer Products Group (CPG). The ATG primarily designs, develops and manufactures servo control and other components for various commercial and government applications (i.e., aircraft, jet engines, missiles, manufacturing equipment, etc.). The CPG designs and manufactures cutlery, bayonets, machetes and combat, survival, ... read more
  • Sony Serves Up Wimbledon in 3D --- PARK RIDGE, N.J., July 1, 2011
    Posted at 12:02 PM
    The 2011 Wimbledon Championships are coming down to the final rounds, and tennis fans will have a chance to see the matches in a way they've never seen it before: shot in 3D with the latest Sony HD professional cameras and available on the big screen at select movie theaters worldwide. In the U.S., the Women's and Men's finals (July 2 and 3) will be simulcast to select theaters also featuring Sony Digital Cinema 4K digital projection and RealD ... read more
  • Posted at 12:01 PM
    As the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® maps out in The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream, the best way to secure our nation’s future is to return innovation to its rightful place at the center of America’s economic policy. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:01 PM
    Westwood College (www.westwood.edu) in Anaheim, Calif. held its annual Gathering of Video Game Legends this past weekend in an effort to help future interactive entertainment leaders learn more about this cutting-edge industry. For the third consecutive year, the college brought together more than a dozen ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    SADA Systems, Inc. (http://www.sadasystems.com), a leading cloud computing services provider, and one of the first Google Apps partners in the world, today announced that it has been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GS-35F-0460X). Official confirmation of the award was sent from the GSA to SADA on Thursday, June 23rd 2011. This negotiated contract will allow federal, state, and local government agencies with access to the GSA Schedule Contract program to contract directly with ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XARELTO® (rivaroxaban tablets), a novel, once-daily, oral anticoagulant for the prevention (prophylaxis) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which may lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) in people undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. "The approval of once-daily XARELTO® tablets will provide a new option to help protect patients from developing venous blood clots following knee or hip replacement surgery," said Louis M. Kwong, M.D., Professor of ... read more
  • Posted at 11:58 AM
    CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has completed its transaction to acquire Pangia Technologies, LLC. Pangia is a software engineering company that provides technical solutions in the areas of computer network operations, information assurance, mission systems, software and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:45 AM
    NEA Academy Partner Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, has doubled its scholarship program for NEA members seeking their master's degrees. The enhanced program offered by the NCATE-accredited, online university provides up to $2,400 for NEA members who participate in local, state, regional, or national leadership positions. The scholarships will be awarded at the rate of $800 per six-month term, for up to three terms. As a partner selected by the NEA Academy for the quality of its degree programs, accessibility, and affordability, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:24 AM
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivered a speech Friday about the agency's future. Below are excerpts from his speech at the National Press Club in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Some say that our final shuttle mission will mark the end of America's 50 years of dominance in human spaceflight; as a former astronaut and the current NASA administrator, I'm here to tell you that American leadership in space will continue for at least the next half-century because we have laid the foundation for ... read more