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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship from now until Monday, June 9, at The AbbVie CF Scholarship acknowledges students with CF who demonstrate creativity, academic excellence, community involvement and the ability to serve as a positive role model for the CF community. In honor of the 22(nd) ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Proteus Digital HealthTM, a leading digital medicines company, today announced the expansion of the company’s executive team and board of directors with the addition of three industry leaders across consumer technology and global pharmaceuticals. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:57 AM
    ePharmaSolutions, a leading provider of eClinical solutions announced the results of the initial pilot studies for its patient matching and triaging solution, ReferralPlus(TM), that suggest a significant improvement in match rates for people who are actively searching for clinical trials in which to participate. "We are absolutely thrilled with the results of these pilots and want to thank all of the pharmaceutical companies who helped us reach this important milestone," stated Lisa La Luna, ePharmaSolutions' Sr. Vice President of Corporate ... read more
  • Posted at 7:47 AM
    With a +37% return achieved on average two-years post separation / break-up, Corporate Spinoffs are fast moving to the forefront of investment growth strategies used by prominent money managers as a new pure form of index beating value creation. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:46 AM
    Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), a global market leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, announced today details for its previously announced conference call and webcast to discuss the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the UltraShape(TM) System for selective non-invasive fat cell destruction for the purpose of body contouring. The conference call and webcast will be hosted by Syneron management and will take place at 8:30 am ET on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The webcast ... read more
  • Posted at 7:37 AM
    Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (, today announced it has been named to CRN's annual list of the Tech Elite 250. These companies represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company's research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical ... read more
  • Posted at 7:37 AM
    Bluestar Silicones, a global integrated silicones supplier, has achieved certification under the Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS) at its U.S. manufacturing facility located in York, S.C. The facility, which opened in 2012, underwent three independent audits as part of a year-long program to align with the environmental, health and safety standards under the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care® program. In 2012, Bluestar Silicones relocated its manufacturing facilities in Ventura, Calif., and Rock Hill, S.C., to this 226,000 square foot facility in ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    LINTHICUM, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The nation's top cyber investigators can earn a key industry certification under a new initiative between the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry. The collaboration enables students at DC3's Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) to earn the CompTIA Network+ certification through a new course, which combines essential networking coursework and the certification exam in one offering. The Fundaments of Networking (FN) course, offered both ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    FieldOne Systems, a leader in cloud-based field service software, announced today that it has been chosen by NAVCO to enhance the quality and agility of their field service operations, driving greater operational efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction company-wide. The largest privately held national electronic security system integrator in North America, NAVCO brings 40 years of business security expertise to leading companies across a spectrum of industries. NAVCO promises a 95% first-time success rate for service calls and required a field ... read more
  • Posted at 7:22 AM
    Sree Sreenivasan, the first Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will team up with Perry Hewitt, the first Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University, to give a joint keynote address at the 2014 Chief Digital Officer Summit, April 22-23, 2014. Logo - Photo: Before joining the Metropolitan Museum in 2013, Sreenivasan had served as Columbia University's very first Chief Digital Officer. Sreenivasan was recently named by the CDO Club as the most influential Chief Digital Officer, with ... read more
  • Posted at 7:20 AM
    Today Collective Bias, the shopper social media company, unveiled its first round of keynote and featured speakers for SoFabCon 2014. The second-annual gathering of brand innovators and bloggers will bring thought leaders and industry experts together to discuss the future of shopper social media and marketing. The event, which will take place May 8-10, 2014 at The Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas, will showcase a celebrated line-up of keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed to ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- NaviNet, Inc. announced today that it has promoted Sean W. Bridgeo to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Bridgeo is responsible for the oversight of all of NaviNet's financially related activities, including the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the company's short- and long-term strategic financial objectives, compliance, and regulatory affairs. He brings a formidable background in finance to his role, with more than ten years of industry experience and strong ... read more
  • Posted at 7:14 AM
    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced today that Company management will be presenting at the Jefferies 2014 Global Technology and Telecom Conference on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida on May 6-8, 2014. Investors interesting in listening to the live presentation may use the following ... read more
  • Posted at 7:02 AM
    Amid the FDA and ASHP announced shortages of unapproved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection; Eclat Pharmaceuticals is effectively ending the shortages with BLOXIVERZ®, the only FDA-approved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection. BLOXIVERZ is available in two dosage strengths, 0.5 mg/mL and 1 mg/mL, in 10 mL multiple dose vials. All other Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injections are not FDA-approved and are subject to removal by the FDA. Eclat is also pleased to highlight the Drug Safety White Paper recently published by leading key opinion leaders Cindy Ippoliti, Pharm.D., ... read more
  • NEC Selects Chelsio Adapters For Vector Supercomputer --- SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014
    Posted at 7:02 AM
    Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit Ethernet adapters and ASIC solutions (Terminator 4 and 5), today announced that its T4 based 10GbE adapters have been selected by NEC Corporation for NEC's HPC Systems for network and storage connectivity in SX-ACE, the latest SX-series Vector Supercomputer, targeted at large data processing applications. Equipped with the Chelsio T420-CR Storage Adapter, the NEC SX-ACE enables customers to achieve unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency for scientific computing applications such ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced that GetConnected 2014, The Interactive Patient Care Conference, will be held June 3-5, 2014 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The event brings together health care executives, clinicians and IT professionals to collaborate and exchange ideas for advancing patient engagement, improving clinical outcomes and managing population health across the care continuum. Approximately 600 members of the IPC community will ... read more
  • A Natural Step For Peptide Research --- SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014
    Posted at 7:00 AM
    Echelon Biosciences, Inc. (EBI) announces the acquisition of California Peptide Research, Inc. (CPRI) to offer its line of biochemicals and research peptides, and to further drive innovations in the growing peptide research and development markets. The primary customers of EBI include pharmaceutical and research and development companies, whose research indicates dramatic growth in the peptide therapeutics market and vast expansion over the next five years. "The acquisition represents a natural, strategic step for Echelon," said W. Tim Miller, President and CEO of ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    AT&T* and Volvo Cars, both leaders in connected cars, have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity. AT&T is scheduled to power Volvo's US 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. Volvo customers in the U.S. and Canada will also have access to Volvo On Call, a service allowing remote access to car functions and an emergency crash notification service. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Asteres Inc., the industry’s leading provider of automated kiosks for 24/7 prescription pick up and consumer product sales in retail, hospital, and DOD/VA sites, announced the expansion of ScriptCenter at ProMedica. ProMedica was looking for a solution to expand ... read more
  • Posted at 6:35 AM
    Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced it has been named to CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services. In today's world of ... read more