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Monday, January 23, 2012

  • Posted at 10:28 PM
    Daylight Solutions (Daylight) today announced that the company has entered into a strategic business relationship with IRphotonics, a world leader in infrared fibers. As part of the relationship, Daylight and IRphotonics will continue their work to advance indium fluoride ... read more
  • Watson Acquires Ascent Pharmahealth for AU$375 Million --- PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 24, 2012
    Posted at 10:03 PM
    Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) announced that it has acquired Ascent Pharmahealth Ltd, the Australia and Southeast Asia generic pharmaceutical business of Strides Arcolab Ltd, for AU$375 million in cash. As a result of the acquisition, Watson becomes the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical company in Australia based on revenue, and the combined company will be the second largest in terms of total molecules. Watson also becomes the largest generics company in Singapore and gains an established commercial base in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 PM
    Regulatory News: Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN) and Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN, ADR: IPSEY) announced today that they had renegotiated their fipamezole licensing agreement. Santhera regains the worldwide rights to the development and commercialization of fipamezole, its first-in-class ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 PM
    Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its manufacturing plant in Framingham, Mass., for the production of Fabrazyme® (agalsidase beta). This follows the previously announced approval by the European ... read more
  • Posted at 9:10 PM
    BBC Worldwide has selected Comcast Media Center (CMC) to deliver programming from CBeebies, its Spanish-language TV channel for pre-school children, via the CMC’s Video on Demand (VOD) content distribution platform, the two companies announced today. CMC’s VOD ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) today announced a partnership with PST Sensors (pty) Ltd (PST) to jointly develop a printed temperature sensor system that will monitor the temperature of perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals. These systems are a ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    At the 2012 DistribuTECH conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) today announced an agreement to build an intelligent fiber optic and Carrier Ethernet communications and control network across the State of Vermont. Spanning more than 1000 miles, this advanced fiber communications network will connect transmission substations to Vermont's distribution utilities, delivering reliable electric service and the capabilities required for the state's future Smart Grid. For photos please click here. (Logo: ) (Logo: ) "As ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    O2 Secure Wireless (Pink Sheets: OTOW) is pleased to announce that February 1, 2012, will be the "official" launch date for the roll out of its new prepaid MasterCard that aims to provide services to the world's growing unbanked and underbanked population. The prepaid Master Cards featured will be made available to all clients domestic and abroad and will serve to additionally benefit to the Company by way of facilitating ease of payment for services. "We expect this action to expand ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, today released a list of America's Top Cities for Hospital Care. The rankings are based on a comprehensive study of patient death and complication rates at the nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals. As part of its tenth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study, HealthGrades identified those hospitals performing in the top 5% nationwide across 26 different medical procedures and diagnoses, then ranked ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) today announced technology relationships for its integrated addressable memory systems designed to help enable the “Internet of Things.” Thinfilm has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Acreo, which develops printed displays for a variety of ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 PM
    Kaelus is pleased to announce the availability of Range To Fault (RTF) technology for its 1800, 1900 and 2100 MHz iQA series PIM test instruments. This new technology enables network operators to simultaneously measure the location of PIM and Return Loss faults in their RF infrastructure ... read more
  • Posted at 5:16 PM
    ID Watchdog, Inc. (TSX.V: IDW) (OTC: IDWAF), provider of identity monitoring and preservation tools, today announced a new partnership with Tech Live Connect, a service provider offering "TLC" for malware infected or otherwise troubled PCs via an elite remote technical support staff. Users with malware infections and out of date system files suffer impaired computer performance and are at increased risk of identity theft; TLC is able to remove malware, update system files and restore PC performance, while Identity ... read more
  • Posted at 4:45 PM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) reached a major milestone with Saudi Arabian Airlines when it delivered the airline's first two 777-300ERs (extended range), marking another step forward in Boeing's historic and enduring relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the delivery ceremony, Saudi Arabian Airlines also announced an order for eight 777-300ERs valued at $2.4 billion at current list prices. This order was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website in 2011. "The new order reiterates our ... read more
  • Posted at 4:45 PM
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  • Posted at 4:44 PM
    Rokform® LLC announced that it was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the Rokbed(TM) v3 iPhone 4/4s case. Products entered in this prestigious program were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories. The Rokbed(TM) v3 is designed to be the most functional iPhone 4/4s case ever made. The Rokbed(TM) v3 is ... read more
  • Posted at 4:24 PM
    Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) announced today that it expects to release its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011 after the market closes on Monday, February 13, 2012. A conference call and webcast will be held Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern Time) to discuss the company's results and outlook for the future. To participate in the call, interested parties may dial (800) 847-9525 and reference conference 46465874. Alternatively, interested ... read more
  • Projects In Knowledge® Supports Apple's New iBook Tools --- LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 23, 2012
    Posted at 4:15 PM
    On the heels of Apple's announcement highlighting its push into the education market via its enhanced textbook platform iBooks and iBooks Author, Projects In Knowledge (PIK) reiterates its position as an early and established content player in the digital textbook space. PIK is a pioneer in the development and distribution of high-quality educational content for medical professionals using innovative electronic modalities, and currently offers a rich and growing array of online textbooks and apps. Over the next few months PIK ... read more
  • Posted at 4:01 PM
    iovation, the Device Reputation Authority™ protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, today announced its upcoming panel presentation at the Combating Cybercrime in Gaming Conference on the 24th of January held during the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition at Earls Court in London. ... read more
  • Semtech Announces Plans to Acquire Gennum Corporation --- CAMARILLO, Calif. & BURLINGTON, Ontario
    Posted at 4:00 PM
    Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND), a leading supplier of high speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the optical communications and video broadcast markets, today announced they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (“Arrangement ... read more
  • Posted at 3:41 PM
    American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of 15” rugged touch screen console systems for trains, buses, and commercial vehicles solutions. The AIS 15” rugged vehicle operator LCD displays provide superior performance in wet, ... read more