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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Posted at 8:55 AM
    bOMDIC Inc. will be unveiling GoMore, the world's first wearable stamina fitness sensor and App in the United States for the consumer market at CES from January 6-9. Prior to introducing the solution to the consumer market, the start-up company tested GoMore for the past three years with professional athletes. bOMDIC will be showcasing version 1.1 at Tech West at the Sand Expo, Booth #76126. The company will be launching the solution via a Kickstarter campaign that ... read more
  • Posted at 8:43 AM
    Headline and subhead of release should reference "Markers" instead of "Makers." The corrected release reads:  PROVECTUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS’ PROTOCOL FOR PHASE 2 STUDY OF MECHANISM OF ACTION OF PH-10 ON IMMUNOLOGIC MARKERS OF ... read more
  • Raytheon awarded $491 million contract for AMRAAM® --- TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 23, 2014
    Posted at 8:29 AM
    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is being awarded a fixed-price contract $491,478,068 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM(®) missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit. The contract includes foreign military sales to Korea, Oman, Singapore and Thailand. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by February 2017. About AMRAAMAMRAAM is ... read more
  • Posted at 8:26 AM
    Synageva BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: GEVA), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced validation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for sebelipase alfa for LAL Deficiency. The EMA recently granted the company's request for accelerated assessment, which has the potential to shorten the EMA's regulatory review time. The MAA, and the Biologics License Application (BLA) submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), include previously reported data ... read more
  • Posted at 8:18 AM
    Finding stores, styles and sales at Taubman's new Mall at University Town Center (UTC) is easier and more personalized than ever before thanks to the free "Mall at UTC" iOS mobile shopping app that offers first-of-its-kind indoor navigation technology developed by SPREO. The app is being piloted at UTC now, but is scheduled to roll out to Taubman properties across the U.S. over the next year. iMedia's 2013 "Mobile Agency of the Year," MXM created the free app that incorporates SPREO's ... read more
  • Posted at 8:13 AM
    Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), a late stage development company engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced that it has filed a de novo submission with the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for its patented Y-90 RadioGel(TM) device pursuant to Section 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the "Act"). In February 2014, the FDA rejected the Company's request for marketing ... read more
  • Posted at 8:08 AM
    Medworxx Solutions Inc. ("Medworxx") (TSX VENTURE: MWX) today is pleased to issue the Q4/2014 market update for the Medworxx Patient Throughput Review (“PTR”) program. Since its introduction in 2013, the PTR has been widely accepted by hospitals and health systems ... read more
  • Posted at 8:06 AM
    Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) today announced two of its Polycom® RealPresence® Platform software solutions, Polycom® RealPresence® Collaboration Server and Polycom® RealPresence® Distributed Media Application™ (DMA®), have become the industry’s first video infrastructure solutions qualified by Microsoft for Lync 2013. Polycom ... read more
  • Posted at 8:01 AM
    Downtown Summerlin, one of the newest mixed-use development sites in the U.S., is now home to cutting-edge LED technology from S|N|A. The project, featured in the Shops at Summerlin area, consists of six LED pylons in the parking area at Sahara Avenue and Beltway, near the urban center's new shopping mall. Photo - Each vertical video screen stands more than 29 feet tall and consists of 560 pixels high by 72 pixels wide. The LED mall displays employ surface-mount display ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast. Photos accompanying this release are available at: A video can be watched on YouTube at: After more than a year of land-based testing at Point Mugu, California, the MQ-8C Fire Scout grew its sea legs, making 22 takeoffs and 22 precision landings while being controlled ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    FairPoint Communications, Inc. today sent the following letter to Congresswoman Pingree in response to her public letter dated December 19, 2014: Dear Congresswoman Pingree, Thank you for your recent letter. We are aware of your close relationship with the unions, so we appreciate this important opportunity to share with you the critical need to bring FairPoint's benefit costs into the mainstream and clear up any misinformation you may have around negotiations with our unions. With more facts, it is my hope ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    On Friday, December 5, 2014, NASA's new Orion spacecraft successfully completed its first test flight. Recognized as the beginning of a new era of space exploration, the flight is the first in a series of launches planned to lead humans to an asteroid and eventually Mars. DVIGear, a leading supplier of Digital Connectivity Solutions, provided its MXP Series digital video routing switchers as the core AV switcher for the command center overseeing the Orion capsule. Launching the Journey to ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/23/14 -- Platform9, a company with a fundamentally new approach to creating and managing private clouds, today announced that Computer Reseller News (CRN) has named it the coolest virtualization startup of 2014: "Virtualization has had a beneficial impact on data centers for years, changing the way organizations run and manage their servers, desktops and infrastructure management," said Kevin McLaughlin, Chief Investigative Reporter at CRN. "It's probably the single most important technology that makes cloud computing ... read more
  • Posted at 7:50 AM
    BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 12/23/14 -- More than 70 teams composed of 568 students and entrepreneurs have been accepted to compete in the Neuro Startup Challenge, an open innovation competition designed to bring promising brain-related inventions to market. The challenge has teams competing to commercialize 16 National Institutes of Health-conceived and -developed inventions involving therapeutics, diagnostics, prognostics, and medical devices for a range of brain diseases. "We are thrilled about the high quality teams from 96 universities that have ... read more
  • Posted at 7:48 AM
    Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today its QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detector has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). "We are proud to have received approval for the QS-B220 from CAAC, which is the equivalent of the TSA in the United States. China has traditionally been a very strong market for us, with hundreds of our trace detection systems ... read more
  • Posted at 7:48 AM
    Robert Freedman, M.D., editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) has selected a paper by Rebecca Birnbaum, M.D., and colleagues at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), as a noteworthy paper of 2014 in a year-end review, featuring the paper as "particularly interesting and important." The paper, published in AJP in July, reports findings from an investigation as to whether the prenatal expression of specific psychiatric disease-associated genes may 'kick start' atypical brain development that can lead to ... read more
  • Posted at 7:42 AM
    American service members deployed away from home will still enjoy a hearty Christmas meal, with all the trimmings, thanks to the efforts of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence employees. More than 31,000 pounds of beef, 21,000 pounds of ham, 29,000 pounds of turkey, 840 gallons of eggnog and 6,000 pies are already on hand to feed American service members in Afghanistan Dec. 25, said Anthony Amendolia, customer operations chief for Europe and the Middle East region. "Wherever our nation's military are ... read more
  • Posted at 7:42 AM
    NeuroLifeSciences announced today groundbreaking data from its open-label pilot study of mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy in December 2014. The paper, titled "Pilot Phase 2 study of mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder" (Konofal et al, Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014 Dec 1;8:2321-2332. eCollection 2014 ) shows that mazindol might be an effective, well-tolerated, and long-acting agent for the treatment of ADHD in children. Twenty-one subjects (aged 9 - 12 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the first 51 days of the November-December 2014 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $48.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week (Dec. 15-21) posted a strong 18-percent growth in online sales, taking in $5.8 billion in desktop spending in what was the last full week ... read more
  • Meredith Corporation To Present At Citi Conference --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 23, 2014
    Posted at 7:30 AM
    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), one of America's leading media companies, will present at Citi 2015 Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference at 2:45 pm PT on January 6, 2015. Meredith Chairman and CEO Steve Lacy and Chief Financial Officer Joe Ceryanec will discuss Meredith's key strategic initiatives, including the company's commitment to Total Shareholder Return. A copy of the presentation and access to webcast will be available on the Investor Relations portion of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; has ... read more