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Thursday, May 19, 2011

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    BOTHELL, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/19/11 -- AVI BioPharma (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the ThinkEquity 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Chris Garabedian, AVI's president and CEO, will provide a company overview. The presentation will be Webcast live under the events section of AVI's website at www.avibio.com and will be archived there following the presentation ... read more
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    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced that Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules has received preferred Tier 2 formulary status with all AARP Medicare Part D plans through its pharmacy benefits manager, Prescription Solutions®. The AARP plans, which include AARP Medicare Rx and AARP MedicareComplete from Secure Horizons, provide prescription drug access to nearly 6.8 million Americans and represent the largest provider of Medicare Part D coverage in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ... read more
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    Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer therapies, today announced it has retained The Emmes Group to assist the Company in business development, market research and analysis, and strategic planning. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, The Emmes Group is a leading strategic advisory firm serving the healthcare and technology industries. "The Emmes Group will play an important role as we execute on the previously announced expansion of our therapeutic strategy to include ... read more
  • BD Issues 2010 Sustainability Report --- FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 19, 2011
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    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the publication of its 2010 Sustainability Report. The report reaffirms the commitment of BD's 29,000 dedicated associates worldwide to pursuing the Company's purpose, "Helping all people live healthy lives," and doing so in a way that is centered on balancing the "triple-bottom-line" - achieving strong economic performance, promoting environmental stewardship and advancing social responsibility. "In 2010, we continued to observe the strong connections between global ... read more
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    Verizon Wireless is turning on the world's most advanced wireless network in nine additional metropolitan areas today, as well as expanding the 4G LTE network in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The wireless leader announced today the 4G LTE network is now available in Mobile and Montgomery Ala.; Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.; Gainesville, Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla.; Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.; and Bryan-College Station and Temple-Killeen, Texas. David Small, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, noted, "We're now ... read more
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    Tickerspy (http://www.tickerspy.com), an investing website featuring nearly 300 unique, proprietary Indexes, announced additions to its Chinese Internet Stocks Index, including among its components Renren (NYSE: RENN), Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE: QIHU), Jiayuan.com International (Nasdaq: DATE), NetQin Mobile (NYSE: NQ) and Phoenix New Media (NYSE: FENG). These recent IPOs join established companies like Baidu.com and Sina. To gain immediate access to the Chinese Internet Stocks Index, a complete list of its components, and various charts and related metrics, please visit the ... read more
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    Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge, announced today that it has acquired Guaranteach, a Web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools. With the acquisition, Sophia will combine the best features of both platforms by offering the Guaranteach portfolio of tutorials - previously available on a pay-per-use basis to schools - to individual learners around ... read more
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    Medallia, the global leader in software-as-a service Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, today announced that Best Western International has increased customer satisfaction across nearly 125 properties in the U.S. and Canada through a new North American customer care initiative enhanced by the Medallia Customer Experience Management platform. The initiative, I Care 2, is a guest satisfaction training program that has helped Best Western determine what guests desire most when selecting a hotel. The program trains hotel staff to exceed ... read more
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    Swissray International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of direct digital Radiography (ddR) systems, announced today that they have sold another ddRFormula DR system to the Orthopedic Associates of Fort Walton Beach., Florida. For more than a decade Swissray has been the pioneer and technology leader in the field of digital radiography (DR) serving hundreds of health care providers and patients with innovative and cost-effective DR solutions that emphasize excellence in image quality and lower radiation dose. Specialized orthopedic functionality such as distortion ... read more
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    Enhanced Equity Fund (EEF), a healthcare-focused private equity firm, and executive James White announced their investment in MedTest DX, Inc. (MedTest), a medical diagnostic company based in Cortlandt Manor, NY. MedTest was created to purchase the chemistry diagnostics business from Polymedco, Inc. The transaction was led by Mark Tricolli, a Partner of EEF. Terms were not disclosed. "EEF is committed to building a leading platform in the medical diagnostics industry and our investment in MedTest represents an attractive ... read more
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    As the momentum to deploy HDTV programming intensifies throughout the world, Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced its next-generation 40nm high definition (HD) satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. Broadcom's new technology enables low cost HDTV and interactive services to emerging markets such as BRICA (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Africa). The new Broadcom® BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC reduces design complexity, size and overall system cost to accelerate deployment ... read more
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    WAYNE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/19/11 -- MAQUET Cardiovascular today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CARDIOROOT aortic graft in the U.S. An innovative, one-piece design, aortic root graft, CARDIOROOT will be used by vascular and cardiovascular surgeons to surgically repair or replace diseased and damaged aortae. CARDIOROOT is now commercially available in the U.S. The unique design of CARDIOROOT mimics the anatomy of the patient's native aortic ... read more
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    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/19/11 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced the appointment of Mercedes Johnson, former Avago Technologies Limited senior vice president and chief financial officer, to its board of directors. Johnson brings more than 20 years of financial leadership and corporate management experience to Juniper Networks. "Mercedes' wealth of expertise in financial and operational aspects of high-tech, global companies will be of great benefit to Juniper as we continue driving our multi-year growth strategy," said ... read more
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    MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Global Blue has selected MicroStrategy's Business Intelligence Platform(TM) to provide detailed insights into consumer purchasing trends. Global Blue specializes in providing tax free shopping for international travellers at 270,000 participating locations in 37 countries. More than 300 Global Blue marketing and sales staff from around the world will utilize MicroStrategy for advanced reporting and analysis capabilities. Working with MicroStrategy, Global Blue will be ... read more
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    Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, and TEMIS, a leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, today announced they have agreed on a broad extension of their strategic collaboration on semantic enrichment and linking of content for the SpringerLink platform. A global leader in Scientific, Technical and Medical publishing, Springer Science+Business Media operates SpringerLink, one of the world's largest distribution platforms for scientific eBooks and eJournals. Springer and TEMIS have a long ... read more
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    NEI (Nasdaq: NEI), a leading provider of server-based application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs worldwide, today announced that it has been notified by EMC that, as part of a strategic initiative, the integration of EMC's Avamar product line will be dual sourced beginning in the quarter ending September 30, 2011. Although this does not impact the financial guidance that NEI provided on April 28, 2011 for the quarter ending June 30, ... read more
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    SuccessEHS, a nationally recognized, certified practice management and electronic health record (EHR / EMR) software vendor, kicked off its annual Customer Conference at the Magic City's renowned The Wynfrey Hotel this morning, May 19, 2011. A record 361 attendees registered for this year's conference, representing a marked 34 percent increase from last year's figures. "Spotlight on Success" was chosen as this year's theme to further indicate SuccessEHS's continued emphasis on helping its clients achieve success. Throughout the duration of the ... read more
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    Telcordia (Booth #64), a global leader in the development of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services, will showcase how its solutions are enabling communications service providers (CSPs) to realize the potential of new market opportunities, technologies and business models during TM Forum Management World 2011 to be held May 23-26 in Dublin, Ireland. Conference sessions and on-site demonstrations will show how CSPs can reduce costs, grow revenues and provide a differentiating customer experience using Telcordia solutions, with a particular ... read more
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    Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the launch of its new sub-45 milliwatt technology platform--MS-2040. This platform utilizes nearly a third of the power and half of the physical board size of previously available Signal Extraction Pulse Oximetry solutions while providing the same proven unprecedented Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI) measurement capabilities of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry, in addition to Pleth Variability Index (PVI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110519/LA05200) Using less than 45 milliwatts ... read more
  • Bang & Olufsen Opens Second Showroom in Miami Beach and Debuts New 85 Inch 3D TV to South Florida --- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. and ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 19, 2011
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    Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high quality audio and video products, will officially open its new showroom in Miami on Thursday, May 19 with a dedicated press reception and grand opening customer event. The new Bang & Olufsen Lincoln Road showroom is located in the bustling Miami Beach area and will be the second B&O showroom to open in the greater South Florida region this quarter. Together with Home Partners Industries LLC, a Miami-based integration solutions provider, the ... read more