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Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Posted at 10:31 AM
    The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors(®) President Chris Polychron in support of new open Internet rules the Federal Communications Commission passed today: "Realtors(®) welcome the passage of the FCC's new rules to protect true net neutrality, which are essential to the modern business of real estate that is increasingly conducted online. Today's vote ensures that consumers will have equal, unencumbered access to the Internet and all legal content and applications, that cannot be blocked or throttled by ... read more
  • Posted at 10:27 AM
    DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel discussed growth priorities driven by key research advancements and product launches across the Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments at today's Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Agriculture Conference. "While farmers worldwide met the challenge of building grain supplies the last two years, long-term demand for agricultural production is expected to continue at the pace of the last decade, when demand for corn and soybeans increased 40 percent," said Borel. "To meet ... read more
  • Posted at 10:18 AM
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today released the following statement regarding the FCC's adoption of open Internet rules. "Charter supports net neutrality because our subscribers expect nothing less than a free and open Internet. This means that Charter does not block, slow down or prioritize Internet traffic. However, the rules adopted today will add fees to customer bills, create regulatory uncertainty and lead to years of litigation that, together, will slow the progress and development of faster broadband for our ... read more
  • Posted at 10:17 AM
    First paragraph, first sentence of release dated February 25, 2015, should read: Recursion Pharmaceuticals, an emerging biotech company today announced a $1.46M award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) via the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (instead of Recursion Pharmaceuticals, an emerging biotech ... read more
  • Posted at 10:15 AM
    The following statement should be attributed to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker: "The FCC's Net Neutrality decision was disappointing and unnecessary: consumers across the U.S. have - and will always have - access to an open mobile Internet. By ignoring the fundamental differences in wireless networks and disregarding the intense competition throughout the mobile ecosystem, the FCC abandoned a long-standing policy framework responsible for fostering America's world-leading wireless industry. The FCC's claim that the mobile voice ... read more
  • Posted at 10:08 AM
    Protiviti (, a global consulting firm, has released the latest version of the Governance Portal, designed to increase the efficiency with which organizations accomplish governance, risk and compliance (GRC) tasks across multiple business units and projects. The Governance Portal 4.3 has also been updated to help customers better align their controls with the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) requirements. In response to client feedback, Protiviti has also included a number of enhancements to help customers manage ... read more
  • Posted at 9:29 AM
    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend serogroup B meningococcal vaccination to help protect individuals at increased risk. Specifically, the ACIP voted to recommend serogroup B meningococcal vaccination for ... read more
  • Posted at 9:28 AM
    With 46% of consumers turning to social media when making an online purchase(1), it is becoming increasingly clear that employing these channels is practically mandatory for growing your business. But maintaining a social media presence requires sufficient time and resources, which is why many are quick to gloss over this solution. Peter LaMotte, SVP at LEVICK, understands this dilemma faced by small businesses and he believes that lack of participation may cause more harm than good. In his latest article posted ... read more
  • Posted at 9:28 AM
    Regulatory News: SuperSonic Imagine (Paris:SSI) (Euronext: SSI, FR0010526814), the highly innovative medical imaging company that invented ShearWave™ Elastography and UltraFast Doppler, announced today that it will present at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:10 AM
    SuperSonic Imagine (Euronext: SSI, FR0010526814) a company specializing in ultrasound medical imaging equipment, announces that Michael Brock has joined the supervisory board of SuperSonic Imagine as Vice Chairman. Michael Brock was the CEO of the Danish company BK Medical, a leader in ... read more
  • Posted at 9:05 AM
    BioEnterprise today announced that Northeast Ohio biomedical companies have attracted more than $2 billion in growth funding during the past 13 years. Funding derives from local and national investors, strategic sources, state - including the Ohio Third Frontier - and federal programs. Over half of the $2 billion has been raised in the past five years. The announcement comes on the heels of the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report. Cleveland bioscience companies reported $398 million raised ... read more
  • Posted at 9:02 AM
    The BioUtah Board of Directors today announced that it has selected Kelly Slone as the new President and CEO to lead BioUtah as it expands its vision, programming and leadership of the life science community in Utah. “During our ... read more
  • Posted at 8:48 AM
    The following quote can be attributed to Mike Montgomery, Executive Director, CALinnovates: "The loud sound coming from Washington today is resounding cheers from the lawyers, lobbyists and fundraising groups that will gain from today's FCC ruling for years to come. There will be a rush to the courtroom, which will take years to sort out. Congress must step in and provide a solution that affirms the principles of net neutrality but does so with modern legislation that reflects 21st Century technology. ... read more
  • Posted at 8:39 AM
    The healthcare landscape is rapidly and radically changing. To help you navigate this ever-changing arena, Frost & Sullivan will host its 20(th) Anniversary Medical Technologies 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, March 8 to 10, at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif. This event is a platform for global medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences and connected healthcare leaders to discuss industry disruptions and how to succeed in an uncertain future. Participants will uncover technologies that will ... read more
  • Posted at 8:38 AM
    Exosome Diagnostics, Inc., a developer of revolutionary, biofluid-based molecular diagnostics, today announced positive data from an initial clinical study of the company’s novel prostate cancer liquid biopsy. The non-invasive, RNA-based test demonstrated the potential to accurately predict high-grade prostate cancer by analyzing biomarkers on exosomal ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    Ahead of the upcoming NPCA Precast Show in Orlando, FL, TimeClock Plus®, a leading provider of workforce management solutions for more than 26 years, has announced a strategic partnership with Titan II Precast Management Software. The alliance between Titan II and TimeClock Plus provides a more streamlined solution to the precast industry's ever-growing challenges associated with labor compliance, overtime control, accurate timekeeping, job costing, and proper leave reporting. "We have found TimeClock Plus to be not only a ... read more
  • Posted at 8:19 AM
    On March 2, the iconic big steam whistle affectionately known as “Big Toot” will return to its original home at the old International Harvester site that is now occupied by Cook Medical and the Cook Polymer Technology manufacturing facilities. Big Toot will be dedicated at the ... read more
  • Posted at 8:07 AM
    Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (, a privately held pharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery and development of best-in-class, small molecule CYP17 lyase inhibitors announces that results from clinical and preclinical studies with its Phase 2 clinical lead, VT-464, will be presented at the 2015 American ... read more
  • Posted at 8:05 AM
    AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that it receives and processes more than 9.5 billion digital requests for its accurate and personalized weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy(TM) every day from locations all over the world. AccuWeather users check the weather forecast on the go multiple times per day through and award-winning AccuWeather apps from their smartphones, tablets, televisions, watches and wearables, and through other emerging platforms such ... read more
  • PicoBrew's KegSmarts(TM) Gets Social --- SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2015
    Posted at 8:01 AM
    PicoBrew Inc., the company dedicated to technology for home craft beer creation and enjoyment, today unveiled the new social networking features of their advanced kegerator. KegSmarts(TM), the world's smartest craft beer kegerator, is the second product from the Seattle-based company: PicoBrew just launched KegSmarts(TM) on Feb. 10 in a successful Kickstarter campaign. New social networking features include automatic Twitter tweets and Facebook posts when beer is poured, when new beer kegs are tapped, when kegs are low ... read more