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Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Posted at 6:57 AM
    The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) announced recipients of its 2014 Distinguished Innovator Awards with three cutting-edge projects that tackle the underlying causes of the disease. The world's largest private grants in novel lupus research, the LRI Distinguished Innovator Awards support major studies for up to $1 million that can advance the search for prevention, treatment and a cure. The 2014 award recipients are Zhijian "James" Chen, Ph.D., Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Douglas Green, Ph.D., Immunology Chair, St. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:41 AM
    TUSTIN, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/14 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) (NASDAQ: PPHMP), today announced the presentation of data from the Phase Ib investigator-sponsored trial (IST) of its immunotherapy bavituximab in combination with the chemotherapies pemetrexed and carboplatin in patients with previously untreated, locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Data from this single-arm, open-label, multi-center trial show an overall tumor response (ORR) of 35%, a median progression-free-survival (PFS) of 4.8 months, and a median ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    October was a monumental month for San Antonio Mazda dealership Ingram Park Mazda. The dealership transitioned to a responsive website platform to make researching a new vehicle easy and efficient on any mobile device or computer. Drivers can now utilize Ingram Park Mazda's responsive platform to conduct research on their ideal models and compare popular Mazda vehicles to their top competitors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155475 Ingram Park Mazda recently compared the 2015 Mazda 3 vs 2015 Honda Civic, a competition between two of the automotive ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Smartling today announced that its Referral Partner Program now includes a new "Preferred Partner" tier to recognize its highest-performing members. Smartling's Referral Partner Program is comprised of localization specialists and translation agencies from around the world that are passionate about helping their customers create mobile apps, websites and documents in other languages. The Preferred Partner status is awarded to organizations that have a proven track record of expertise using Smartling's technology on joint customer localization projects, as well as providing ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    This month, Ingram Park CDJ revealed its new responsive website, on which drivers will find a wealth of vehicle information and automotive tools. As a result of the dealership's switch to a responsive platform, drivers are now able to more easily research their ideal vehicles and compare them to their industry competitors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155474 Most recently, Ingram Park CDJ compared the 2015 Jeep Cherokee vs 2015 Toyota RAV4 via a vehicle comparison page found on the dealership's website. Here drivers will be ... read more
  • Posted at 6:23 AM
    Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. and CR Group (“CRG”) announced that they have closed a senior secured term loan for up to $40 million of capital. Blue Belt Technologies is an orthopaedic surgical technology company with a focus on commercializing the next generation of robotic-assisted surgical tools. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:22 AM
    BT Group plc (BT.L) today announced its results for the second quarter and half year to 30 September 2014. Second quarter to ... read more
  • Posted at 6:17 AM
    Marcum LLP and Philadelphia SmartCEO recognized the area’s top leaders in innovation at the 2014 Marcum Innovator of the Year Awards, which took place on October 22, 2014 at the Cescaphe Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA. The 2014 finalists and winners ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/14 -- Since Edward Jenner's development of the smallpox vaccine in the late 1790s, humankind has enjoyed the benefit of immunization, which has saved many millions of lives. Today, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) is in the forefront of developing DNA vaccines, inserting engineered genes into cellular machinery to synthesize proteins that, in turn, generate antibodies that fight disease. An additional benefit is a powerful T-cell response, which harnesses the patient's own ... read more
  • Posted at 6:10 AM
    WAKEFIELD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/14 -- TraceLink Inc., the leader in protecting patient safety and enabling health for global Life Sciences, announced today that Pharmasphere, a pharmaceutical sourcing company, has chosen the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud and Product Track, TraceLink's Transaction History Management System, to ensure compliance with the impending US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Pharmasphere will use TraceLink's cloud platform, which is used by thousands of companies across the pharmaceutical supply chain, including fourteen of ... read more
  • Momentum Grows for .NYC Domain Extension --- NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 6:10 AM
    Dot NYC, The Internet's newest domain extension has been available for just three weeks and already over 45,000 New Yorkers have secured their names in the new domain name. New York is the first city in the country to get its own domain extension, which is restricted to users with physical addresses in New York City. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141030/155494LOGOPhoto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141030/155493 "We want to help ensure that every business in the City secures its name and trademarks in ... read more
  • Posted at 6:03 AM
    Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding technology, today announced a new, virtual version of its flagship WAN Orchestrator that runs on a VMware hypervisor. Installation is quick and easy, and enables faster, more reliable connectivity between branch offices and data centers, thereby improving the performance of Internet applications and cloud services. Truffle V can be installed or migrated to a virtual machine within minutes without being tied to physical hardware. Similar to the other Truffle appliances Mushroom Networks offers, ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced today that it will introduce a new in-app mobile feature in the coming weeks that allows customers to make easy and quick purchases with just a touch of their finger. Using Apple's fingerprint sensor technology, Touch ID(TM), the QVC for iPhone(®) app now gives customers the option to log in to their QVC accounts on all iOS 8-enabled iPhone 5S, 6 and 6+ mobile devices using only their fingertip to ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) today announced that it will release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 after U.S. market hours. The Company will host a teleconference at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that day to discuss the quarterly results. To access the teleconference, please dial (970) 315-0463 and use conference ID number 10232837, ten minutes prior to the start time. The teleconference will also be available via live webcast on the Company's ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardio-renal, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases, today announced that it will report third quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Following the announcement, the Ardelyx management team will host a live conference call and webcast at 4:30pm ET to review the Company's financial results and provide a business update. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119451 The live webcast can be accessed by visiting the investor section of Ardelyx's website at ir.ardelyx.com. Please connect to the Company's ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) presented the results of a Phase 2/3 study of its investigational 20 percent concentration subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatment for primary immunodeficiencies (PI) during the biennial congress of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies, held in Prague. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The Joslin Institute for Technology Translation (JITT) today announced that three Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions Companies, LifeScan, Inc., Animas Corporation and Calibra Medical, Inc., have joined JITT as Founding Members and as members of JITT’s Advisory Board. JITT, a recently introduced innovation group of Joslin ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced results from CheckMate -063, a Phase 2 single-arm, open-label study of Opdivo (nivolumab), an investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, administered as a single agent in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing T cell-directed vaccines and immunotherapies, announced today that it will hold a conference call and live audio webcast on November 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. The ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The Hilary Duff "All About You" PicsArt campaign equips users and Hilary's fans with exclusive "All About You" creative to build personalized imaging using the full featured PicsArt photo editing and drawing app and to share those artistic expressions through the app's photo and art creative sharing platform with 50 million monthly active users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155388LOGO Hilary Duff cares deeply about connecting with her fans and inspiring others through her "All About You" lyrics and music. The PicsArt platform provides a set of ... read more