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Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    Deloitte announced today an expanded role for Dr. Harry Greenspun at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a Greenspun, a Deloitte Services LP director, will now serve on the Center's board of directors and oversee the external positioning of all of the group's research and activities. This includes Center resources around such themes as the impact of universal coverage, convergence among health sectors and the shift to value-based care models. He will continue to consult with Deloitte's clients in the providers, ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    Online video and banner ads had a significant impact on the Florida medical marijuana race, according to a post-election survey of 800 voters conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research on behalf of United for Care, which was advocating for Amendment 2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141217/165113-INFO The survey revealed that those who saw Internet advertisements voted for Florida's Amendment 2 at a rate of 65%, while those that did not, voted only at a rate of 53%. The 12% difference was not simply a function ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the UltraCMOS® PE97240, an integer-N phase-locked loop (PLL) that offers superior phase noise performance for signal precision and frequency stability. Designed for commercial space applications, the PE97240 is radiation tolerant to 100 krad (Si) total ionizing dose (TID) that allows the part to perform for 10 or more years in harsh space conditions. Built on Peregrine's UltraCMOS technology on a sapphire substrate, the ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwired - December 18, 2014) - Driven by a commitment to helping people live better, healthier lives, today Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest health care provider, released its new Quarterly Health of Wisconsin Report.The report gauges consumer sentiment on health topics that matter in the lives of people every day and compares Wisconsin's survey responses with those of the nation. Conducted by Research Now, it surveys some 1,500 adults ages 18 and older ... read more
  • Posted at 6:12 AM
    TradeMast intends to initiate an IndieGoGo campaign in early 2015 to raise up to $5 Million to help launch its revolutionary e-commerce system. TradeMast is the first, and only, marketplace that requires all members to pass an ID Verification check. This powerful solution prevents more than one account per member, greatly reducing fraud. TradeMast's founder, Robert Frey stated: "We're the first marketplace that enables real accountability among members. And we don't need to take sides in disputes or micromanage business ... read more
  • Posted at 6:07 AM
    Molex Incorporated showcased its technical innovations at BIOMEDevice (an MD&M event), San Jose, CA, December 3 – 4, 2014. The company has proven expertise in developing solutions that help medical device manufacturers bring their emerging technologies to market in applications such as ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Tokyo-based eyewear brand, JINS, today announced that it will bring JINS MEME, a brand new class of smart eyewear, to the U.S. market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. JINS MEME glasses (available with or without prescription lenses) use bio-sensing technology to ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Comprehend today announced that David Schneider, Chief Revenue Officer at ServiceNow, has joined the company as a member of its Board of Directors. Schneider brings more than 20 years of international sales and business development experience in the technology ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world’s premier intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that Michael Furrow, Daniel Minion, and Christina Schwarz have been elected partners of the firm, and John Kirkland has been promoted to counsel at the firm, all effective ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced the publication of its validation study showing that the Panorama(TM) non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) is highly accurate in screening for the most common and severe microdeletion syndromes. These tiny missing pieces of DNA at the sub-chromosomal level can have serious health implications depending on the location of the deletion. The study is now available online and will be published in the March 2015 issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    HotRoster, the skill-based fantasy sports app from Game Sports Network, Inc. which has revolutionized fantasy football with fast, fun, and easy gameplay, is now offering daily NBA match-ups. Every-day, Las Vegas legend and Chief Gaming Officer of HotRoster, Kenny White will be setting NBA player match-ups, allowing fantasy basketball fans to put their money where their passions lay. "HotRoster for the NBA is the game within the game," said Kenny White, Chief Gaming Officer of Game Sports Network. "The casual fantasy ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) today announced initiation of a phase 1b clinical trial of SGN-CD33A in combination with standard of care chemotherapy, including cytarabine and daunorubicin, for patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The trial will also ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    PlaceIQ, the company building more accurate audiences with location, time, and real world behavior, and global media communications agency Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), announced today SMG MAPS, a location analytics platform and toolset that leverages consumer behavior insights for media planning, activation and measurement. SMG MAPS is an expanded capability as part of a partnership renewal with PlaceIQ and SMG. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127781 Powered by PlaceIQ's proprietary Consumer Insights Platform (CIP), SMG MAPS enables SMG planners and strategists to understand the physical and digital ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today that most companies plan to choose AirWatch for mobile device management (MDM) in 2015, according to 451 Research's in-depth survey of 217 IT professionals and decision makers. AirWatch received at least twice the number of selections as the next closest competitor for planned MDM vendor in 2015. 451 Research also revealed most IT decision makers used AirWatch in 2014, superseding last year's expectation that MobileIron would be the ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    CaféX, a leading provider of real-time engagement solutions for mobile and web platforms, today announced that a subsidiary of USAA, a premier financial services provider to U.S. military members and their families, has made a strategic investment in the company. CaféX, founded in 2013, has evolved into a market leader for its innovative software platform for web and mobile engagement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141119/159679LOGO "Over the past year, CaféX has made great strides in delivering technologies that enable real-time contextual engagement for enterprise business communications ... read more
  • Infinio Adds Brian Nadeau To Executive Team --- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 18, 2014
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    Infinio, a market leader in storage acceleration for virtualized data centers, today announced that Brian Nadeau has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Product Development, and that Infinio is opening a new engineering office in Nashua, New Hampshire. The new office, facilitated by Infinio's win of the 2014 Flatley Challenge, is in addition to company headquarters that remain in Cambridge, Massachusetts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130507/CL08091LOGO Nadeau brings more than 30 years of experience in storage, operating systems, networking, and embedded systems design. He comes ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    A new study conducted by the University of Michigan found that teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medication are up to 12 times more likely to abuse prescription drugs than those who had never been prescribed such medication (1). In response to this research, Novus Medical Detox Center urges parents to seek non-medical solutions for their children's anxiety or insomnia, and encourages parental intervention for teens already using prescription medications. For those who may have developed drug dependency, Novus offers medically ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a new report, "Twenty-Five Years of Progress Against Hepatitis C: Setbacks and Stepping Stones," that examines the scientific challenges and setbacks researchers have faced on the path to developing new medicines with the potential to transform treatment for hepatitis C patients and how these so-called "failures" are an integral part of the drug discovery process. The new report found between 1998 and 2014, 77 investigational medicines failed in clinical trials, ... read more
  • Abbott to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference --- ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 18, 2014
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will present at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Thomas C. Freyman, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will make a formal presentation on the company at 10:30 a.m. Central time. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations website at www.abbottinvestor.com. An archived edition of the presentation will be available later that day. About Abbott Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Dr. Brian Sheen PhD, founder of The Florida Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of his new book. The 7 Keys For Attention Development provides alternative choices to children and adults diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and Depression. The 7 Keys for Attention ... read more