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Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Scotlynn, a leading temperature-controlled transport company, recently developed and deployed a custom-built CRM and credit approval application in record time using Konfigure(TM), a truly disruptive Cloud-based development platform from KeyedIn® Solutions, a leading Cloud-enablement company. Scotlynn worked with KeyedIn partner Vella Technologies to define their process requirements and create the application, cutting the traditional development timeframe by 60%. In today's highly competitive business environment, companies are looking for ways to gain an edge over competitors, and emerging technology offers an ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Collibra, a pioneer in creating business data authority solutions for the enterprise, today announced the launch of a new online user community called Customer Compass. The portal provides a one-stop shop where business users, data stewards and IT professionals can all go to get tips, share information and best practices, and learn from one another. The portal also features the latest Collibra downloads, helpful demos and other rich media content. "Data Governance has traditionally been a very complex challenge for the ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ATNM) (“Actinium” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced that Dr. Kaushik J. Dave, President and CEO of Actinium will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NBY), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of its non-antibiotic anti-infective products, announced today that it has added four new members to its Ophthalmic Advisory Board (OAB), who will join the ten ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/14 -- Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y., to provide emergency medicine professional services. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Hospital Queens is a 535-bed community teaching hospital. It has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures." The emergency department, which treats more than 125,000 patients annually, features a pediatric ... read more
  • Posted at 3:56 AM
    Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited (Fujifilm), announced today confirmation of exceptional results from the initial phase of cGMP manufacturing of SYN-004, Synthetic Biologics' proprietary oral beta-lactamase enzyme for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130522/MM19465LOGO The initial 750-liter cGMP production run on Fujifilm's pAVEway(TM) platform yielded an unprecedented 5.5 kilograms of >95% pure SYN-004 active ... read more
  • Armetheon Completes $7.0 Million Series A Financing --- MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014
    Posted at 3:48 AM
    Armetheon, Inc. (www.armetheon.com), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel mid- to late-stage cardiovascular drug candidates, today announced that it has raised $7.0 million in its first round of financing. The Series A round was co-led by AshHill Biomedical Investments and Hercules Bioventures with participation from investors that included Atheneos Capital and eminent biotech entrepreneur and pharmaceutical executive, Dr. Larry Hsu, the founder of Impax Laboratories. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/140818 Earlier this year the company reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... read more
  • Posted at 3:06 AM
    Toshiba (TOKYO:6502) develops products in three fields: automotive, communication and motor control. The characteristics of Toshiba mixed signal ICs are engineering power in the analog business (development, cost, quality and supply capacity) and proposal power that considers customer. In 2014, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Today is the official launch of a newly formed Coalition of medical, mental health, higher education, student and pharmaceutical organizations that will work together to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. The Coalition will initially focus its efforts on college students. Although reported rates of nonmedical use vary, a 2013 study at one large public university indicated that 9.3 percent(1) of college students reported nonmedical use of prescription stimulant medication in the past year. Members ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that data from trials evaluating the use of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) for treating two Dupuytren's contracture (DC) cords concurrently in adult patients with a palpable cord will be presented at the upcoming 69(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) being held in Boston on September 18-20, 2014. XIAFLEX(® )(CCH) is a biologic approved in the U.S., EU, Canada and Australia for the ... read more
  • State Farm® Innovates Pocket Agent® App --- BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    State Farm has just made submitting an auto claim via a mobile device even easier. New object recognition technology in their Pocket Agent app will simplify the claims process. This new technology reduces the need for typing by using the mobile camera to record important claims information. Customers can capture an image of the other vehicle to process and populate make and model data automatically into claim form fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140653 "This new feature is part of our ongoing commitment to using the ... read more
  • Posted at 2:04 AM
    This Preliminary final report should be read in conjunction with the 30 June 2014 Annual Report signed on 27 August 2014 together with ASX announcements issued after this date.Additional Appendix 4E disclosure requirements can be found in the directors’ report and the 30 June 2014 financial ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 AM
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) announced today that its management plans to present its corporate story at Baird’s 2014 Health Care Conference. The conference, which will showcase a range of both publicly traded and privately held healthcare companies for ... read more
  • Opera's Skyfire unit adds streaming audio optimization to Rocket Optimizer --- OSLO, Norway and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014
    Posted at 12:00 AM
    Opera Software's Skyfire unit has added streaming audio optimization as a new feature to Rocket Optimizer, its NFV-ready video and data optimization platform for mobile operators, the company announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140667 A recent study by research firm Strategy Analytics into consumers' mobile music habits in the United States, China, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom(1) found that 77 percent of mobile users listen to music on their phones - with 70 percent claiming to do so at least once per week ... read more

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Posted at 11:00 PM
    FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/14 -- SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN), and its partner BTG plc (LSE: BTG), today announced that the China Food and Drug Administration has approved the registration of DC Bead® for the embolization of malignant hypervascularized tumors. BTG and SciClone previously entered into an agreement granting SciClone exclusive licensing and distribution rights to DC Bead® in China. Under the agreement, SciClone will purchase product from BTG at a specified price for sale in ... read more
  • Posted at 9:10 PM
    Following months of negotiations between FairPoint and its northern New England Unions, and after talks remained deadlocked more than three weeks after the prior collective bargaining agreements expired, the Company announced on August 27 that it will implement its final proposals, which have been repeatedly rejected by the Unions. This action is permitted by federal labor law when there is no meaningful prospect for a negotiated settlement. FairPoint has told the Unions that it would prefer to reach collective ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company (Nasdaq:SNPS), today announced a new partnership with OGIS-RI, a Japan-based distributor of IT solutions. This partnership combines Coverity's award-winning software testing platform, which enables organizations to build quality and security testing early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), with OGIS-RI's open source license and vulnerability management tool, to further drive the adoption of software testing in Japan. "Time-to-market pressure has dramatically increased for companies across the globe, and as a result, finding and fixing software quality ... read more
  • Posted at 4:18 PM
    ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 27, 2014) - According to the CDC's National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014 there are 21 million Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes and another 8.1 million undiagnosed with the disease. In its efforts to raise awareness about diabetes and its impact in the Atlanta community, the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association will host two Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes events on Saturday, October 4th at Independence High ... read more
  • Posted at 3:42 PM
    Kristen Levine, pet living expert, author and president of Fetching Communications and PetPR.com, is proud to announce the launch of Kristen Levine Pet Living, an online platform with an audience of more than 125,000 at www.kristenlevine.com. The website brings pet-positive companies together with pet lovers to create meaningful content that helps people live better lives through pets. Levine coined the term "pet-positive" to represent all brands that recognize pets as family and who develop products or services to better the lives ... read more
  • Posted at 2:41 PM
    Intel® Atom(TM) tablets for Android* now have the insurance of Titanium Backup, a powerful app that protects applications and their data. This powerful tool allows users to remain confident that the growing amount of information stored on their devices remains safe and under their control at all times. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140627 Titanium Backup provides many features to keep systems protected and running optimally. These include 0-click backup, restoration, cloud syncing and system cache/data cleaning. Any malfunctioning apps can ... read more