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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  • 2012 Emilio Segre Visual Calendar Now On Sale --- COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 21, 2011
    Posted at 7:43 AM
    The American Institute of Physics' (AIP) Niels Bohr Library & Archives announces the sale of the Emilio Segre Visual Calendar for 2012, which contains historic images of famous physicists at work and play. Offered for the second year, this unique calendar displays images drawn from AIP's extensive archives of more than 30,000 photos, slides, and other visual material. The photos selected for the 2012 edition show the human face of science, such as pioneering female physicist Betsy Anker-Johnson as a ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm, Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), which is the nation’s largest privately-held agency, announced that its Response Management Group (RMG) subsidiary has been selected by TechnoServe (www.technoserve.org) to manage the nonprofit organization’s direct mail donation processing. ... read more

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • Posted at 1:07 PM
    ARINC Managed Services (AMS) today announced it has entered a strategic partnership with IT specialists Amor Group to offer Amor’s BLIPTrackTM wait time solution to the North American aviation market. ARINC Managed Services will leverage its airport IT resources throughout ... read more
  • Posted at 11:41 AM
    Metrico Wireless today announced findings from its report, “LTE: The Subscriber Experience — Year One,” based on the company’s robust, objective and repeatable analysis of mobile device performance from the subscriber point of view. While AT&T’s and Verizon’s LTE networks showed ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and American Urological Association (AUA) are pleased to announce the collaborative development of the Practice Guideline for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology. This guideline has been developed to assist practitioners performing an ultrasound examination in the practice of urology and provides direction in the areas of kidney, bladder, prostate, scrotal and penile ultrasound. The guideline also addresses key issues relating to documentation, quality control and improvement, ... read more
  • Posted at 8:28 AM
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government and professional organizations today unveiled a program to monitor medical devices used in cataract surgery in an effort to stem outbreaks of a rare, inflammatory condition associated with the procedure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The Proactive TASS Program (PTP) is designed to reveal outbreaks of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) early with the goal of minimizing the number of people affected. Outbreaks of TASS over the past 11 years have affected patients from hundreds of surgical ... read more
  • Posted at 7:43 AM
    Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB:NVLX) through their associate, Singapore based biotechnology group SG Austria, announced the expanded ownership of patents controlling production of therapeutic antibodies. This will lead to future expanded revenue potential. This particular patent family covers encapsulation of therapeutic antibodies ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Aquilent, the recognized leading provider of Web-based solutions shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government, today announced that it will help create a Building America Field Data Repository. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    KoolSpan, Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of plug-in mobile security solutions, today announced the acquisition of the secure mobile applications suite and engineering team from SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations. Acquiring these products ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Awards for Excellence in Human Research Protection for 2011 were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute. Winner of the Annual Award for Best Practice was: Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) for its best practice, Harvard Catalyst Master Common Reciprocal Institutional Review Board (IRB) Reliance Agreement. The agreement supports a framework that smoothes the review of proposed multicenter human studies by reducing ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Chrysalis Holdings, LLC, a premier investment company focused on developing industry leaders in financial services, technology and business analytics and holding company for NewDay Financial, announced today that its vice chairman Michael Weintraub has been selected to be a member of ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    OpGen, Inc., a whole-genome analysis company developing and commercializing a complete suite of break-through products and services based on its proprietary Whole Genome Mapping technology, announced today the appointment of Vadim Sapiro as chief information officer. In addition, the company announced the promotion and appointments of ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    MacroGenics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that develops next generation antibody therapeutics, announced today that it will receive a milestone payment from Boehringer Ingelheim. The milestone payment was triggered as part of an agreement executed in October 2010 to discover, develop and commercialize antibody-based therapeutics based on MacroGenics' Dual-Affinity Re-Targeting (DART) platform. The amount of the milestone payment remained undisclosed. Therapeutics in the global alliance will be directed against up to ten combinations of molecular targets ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Earlier this year the OpenOffice.org code base was donated to The Apache Software Foundation. The resulting project, Apache OpenOffice (Incubating) is progressing well as a podling in the Apache Incubator with a rapidly growing community and project infrastructure (see http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html). This open letter seeks to articulate our vision for the future of Apache OpenOffice within the wider Open Document Format ecosystem. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101020/DC84911LOGO) With the OpenOffice.org donation, Apache has become a significant part of a global ecosystem that was initially formed ... read more

Monday, December 19, 2011

  • Posted at 2:57 PM
    Medical imaging has revolutionized healthcare and is essential in the detection and treatment of injury and disease. Modern equipment and protocols ensure that patients, physicians, and technicians are exposed to the lowest possible amounts of radiation, while still providing accurate results and diagnostic information. Risks associated with imaging and any medical procedure must be balanced with the benefits of that procedure. Alarmist and sensational speculation about the risk of low-dose radiation exposure may cause patients to refuse these life-saving medical ... read more
  • FDA News & Notes - Week of December 19, 2011 --- SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 19, 2011
    Posted at 12:32 PM
    Science, public health, and regulatory highlights from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of December 19, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations. On the Web:FDA Website Refresh - Our goal? Make it easier to find information by reducing the number of links on pages and raising the visibility of our most ... read more
  • Posted at 8:21 AM
    To help technology companies get to market quickly, Baltimore’s Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) is launching Accelerate Baltimore with the help of $110,000 in seed funding and other financial support from The Abell Foundation. Modeled after successful accelerator programs such ... read more
  • Posted at 8:21 AM
    Array Information Technology (ARRAY) announced today that the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) has awarded the company a new task order at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. The new task order will focus on the Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) Organizational Unique Communications ... read more
  • Posted at 7:37 AM
    One of the leading sources on the web for anything home improvement related, FixTheHome.com, announces national coverage of flooring installation contractors. These contractors cover all major types of flooring including hardwood, laminate, carpet, vinyl and tile. This national coverage on FixTheHome.com means that the website now has the ability to connect a homeowner with multiple flooring installation estimates no matter where they live in the USA. Flooring installation can vary in project scope based on several factors. Typically, the type of ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Circonus, the organization-wide monitoring company, today announced it has partnered with Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the world’s most widely deployed on-premise cloud infrastructure as a service platform. Through this partnership, joint clients can now gain unprecedented insight into the health ... read more