Monday, December 31, 2012

Medicago and Folia Biotech Receive $415,000 Investment by Quebec Government and Quebec City for Innovative Regional Project

QUEBEC CITY--Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OCTQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of highly effective and competitive vaccines using proprietary manufacturing technologies and virus-like particles (VLPs), and Folia Biotech, a private biotechnology firm that focuses on vaccine enhancement using plant virus recombinant protein (papaya mosaic virus) as an adjuvant, announce the receipt of $415,000 in financial support from the Quebec government and the municipality of Quebec City to fund a feasibility study for a unique biopharmaceutical production project, known as BioProduction21, part of the Quebec Region's Life Science ACCORD Cluster.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Serious Infrastructure Investment Revolutionizing Customized Freight Delivery, Storage, and Inventory Management

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--North Carolina's reliable logistics partner for customized freight delivery, storage and inventory management, Extreme Express Logistics, has successfully completed a significant upgrade to its technology infrastructure to enhance its ability to provide critical and expedited delivery, reverse logistics, warehousing and order fulfillment. As part of the upgrade, Extreme Express has integrated a state-of-the-art software system from Crown Data Systems to provide access to real-time information on freight.

Study Reveals Important Registration Accuracy Differences In Label Sensor Technologies

ST. PAUL, MINN.--Since the advent of clear label sensors in the 1990s, several different label sensor technologies have emerged – optical sensors, ultrasonic sensors and two types of capacitive sensors. Test results from Lion Precision, who provides label sensors using all these technologies, show distinct differences in regard to registration accuracy. “There are several advantages and disadvantages to each technology,” according to Mark Kretschmar, communication manager for Lion Precision. “The typical end-user or machine designer doesn’t have the time or inclination to search out the differences for such a small piece of the labeling system, but the differences can matter, especially at higher speeds. As the leading clear label sensor provider, we felt compelled to discover and share the accuracies of each of our technologies.”

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hee Jin Kwak, Patrick P. Hansen Join Largest Independent Patent Law Firm in the Carolinas

RALEIGH, N.C.--Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, strengthened its stable team of practicing patent lawyers with two new hires in its electronics/computer practice group. Hee Jin Kwak, Ph.D. and Patrick P. Hansen are both registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and bring strong private-sector technology experience to the firm.

Leading Obstetrics and Gynecological Care Provider Looks to Creative Services Agency for Successful 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – Innovative creative services agency The Marketing Machine (theMmachine.com) is helping a leading obstetrics and gynecological care provider reach more Triangle patients and build a healthier community through a comprehensive rebranding effort. The agency has been working with Blue Ridge Ob/Gyn on a complete makeover to better communicate their advanced medical services and expertise to a changing clientele.

Friday, December 21, 2012

EyeBrain Launches New Software to Measure Eye Movement Disorders

IVRY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE--EyeBrain, a company that develops brain function markers for neurological and psychiatric conditions, today announces the launch of a new application to measure eye movement disorders in children when reading. This new medical software, known as "Reading Application", enables specialists to automatically and quickly assess eye movement parameters in their patients when reading and in particular pinpoint disorders affecting the control of both eyes. This application could also be used to track the progression of eye movement disorders, guide orthoptic visual therapy and monitor the effects of this therapy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oncodesign and Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy Enter Into Research Collaboration

DIJON, FRANCE--Oncodesign, a drug discovery company and oncology pharmacology service provider and the Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy (LNGT) at the department of neurosciences at the KU Leuven, an expert academic group exploring the roles of LRRK2 and a-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease headed by Professor Veerle Baekelandt, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration to evaluate, with Ipsen (Euronext: IPN, ADR: IPSEY), Oncodesign’s compounds in multiple pharmacology models for Parkinson's disease. The collaboration builds on Oncodesign's LRRK2 program with advanced Nanocyclix(R) lead molecules that was partnered with Ipsen in January 2012.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First eMMC Compliance Test Application

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the industry’s first eMMC (embedded multimedia card) compliance test application for embedded storage solutions. The Agilent N6465A eMMC test application helps memory design engineers validate and debug eMMC NAND flash memory cards faster by automating the execution of a series of parametric tests, including electrical and timing measurements, on Agilent Infiniium 9000, 90000A, 90000 X- and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Imaxio Signs Option for Licence Agreement with Merial

LYON, FRANCE--Imaxio, a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the areas of vaccines and genomics, announces today the signing of an option for a licence agreement with Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY). The aim of this agreement is to develop an animal health vaccine based on Imaxio’s immune-enhancing IMX313 technology.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Buy an Outer Banks T-Shirt, Get A Free Koozie from OBX Outfitters

MANTEO, N.C.--OBX Outfitters (www.obxoutfitters.com) is spreading a little Outer Banks cheer this holiday season, giving away a free beverage koozie with every Made in the USA t-shirt purchased now through Christmas. In addition, shoppers can still get free shipping on all Outer Banks tees and performance wear purchased from our Amazon.com store through December 31st by entering the code SHOPDROP at checkout. There is no code to enter for a koozie, as they are automatically shipped with every order.

CenterEdge Software Shares FEC Management Insights at IAAPA Expo

ROXBORO, N.C.--Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) recently contributed their industry expertise at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. CenterEdge Software was exhibiting at the IAAPA Expo for the eighth time, networking with peers and sharing insights into best practices and solutions for business-critical information management.

Montie Design Helps Bring Innovation to Snowmobile Industry

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--Innovation and commercialization firm Montie Design (www.montie.com) is helping to introduce a new product to the cold weather motorsports marketplace to solve an irritating and dangerous aspect of snowmobiling. Fog Thief is a new invention produced and distributed by Montie Design that keeps a snowmobile helmet's face shield from fogging up and interfering with the wearer's vision.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Wearable Sensor to Measure and Score Sleep Personality

MCLEAN, VA--Sensor technology company Zansors today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the production of ZeeMeeTM, Zansors' breakthrough wireless, wearable sensor that allows users to measure their "sleep personality." Developed by a team of experts on sensors, software analytics and design, the ZeeMeeTM sleep patch measures users' breathing patterns and motion during the night and assigns a sleep score using a simple color and number scale. By exploring their sleep personalities, users can better understand how sleep affects their daily moods and temperaments. Easy to use and understand, ZeeMeeTM taps into people's fascination with the mystery of sleep and dreams — and the very real impact sleep has on their daily lives.

Curie-Cancer Funds Projects

PARIS--Curie-Cancer, the body responsible for developing Institut Curie’s industry partnership activities, announces today that it has provided funding for its first five late-stage internal research projects. This funding will enable Curie’s scientists to gather more evidence and progress with the selected projects, making their research more attractive to industrial companies.

GoSmart Launches New Freedom Stylus

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--GoSmart, Inc. www.justgosmart.com announced today the “GoSmart Freedom Stylus” (without magnets), the world’s smoothest, most precise stylus for iPads, touchscreen tablets, smart phones and other devices.  The GoSmart Freedom Stylus (without magnets) is based on the original GoSmart Stylus, which features rare earth magnets to attach the GoSmart Stylus to the iPad smart cover, keeping them together when traveling to meetings, classes, or for other uses – a extremely useful feature.  If you don’t have the smart cover or use an older iPad or non-Apple tablet, then the stylus’ magnets are not needed, which is why GoSmart is today launching the new GoSmart Freedom Stylus (without magnets).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pfenex Welcomes Sarno as Business Development Director

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.--Pfenex Inc. today announced that Kristi Sarno has joined the company as a Director of Business Development. In her role at Pfenex, Kristi will be primarily responsible for prospecting Pfēnex Expression Technology™ strain engineering and licensing opportunities with small to mid size biotechnology companies, developing business with several large pharmaceutical accounts and also prospecting government opportunities.  Kristi will be based in the greater Boston area.

AB-Biotics Launches New Functional Ingredient Preventing Iron Deficiency

BARCELONA, SPAIN--The Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics has launched a new food ingredient, called AB-Fortis, which prevents iron deficiency. AB-Fortis allows to provide all the recommended daily amount of iron in a single dose, avoiding the metallic taste and the classic side effects of iron fortification of foods. The product is a patented micro-encapsulation system consisting of a calcium alginate matrix that holds and protects a salt of iron (III) inside. This capsule is stable under high temperatures and pressures, so it can be easily incorporated into food processing, including fat-rich matrices such as milk or yogurt without oxidation, and it can also be incorporated into nutritional supplements containing iron and vitamins.

3-GIS to Exhibit and Present at the Esri Middle East and Africa User Conference

ABU DHABI, UAE--December 4, 2012 - 3-GIS, a GIS software solutions company based in Decatur, Alabama will exhibit in Booth #119 at the 2012 Esri Middle East and Africa User Conference and Expo.  The expo will be held December 10-12, 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  3-GIS President, Tom Counts and 3-GIS Program Direction, Lee Nelson will also be presenting.

General James F. Amos Inaugurates Thomas Lord Lecture Series

QUANTICO, VA.--General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, served as keynote speaker for the inaugural Thomas Lord Charitable Trust Lecture on November 27 at Little Hall Theater in Quantico, Va. Thomas (“Tom”) Lord, son of LORD Corporation founder Hugh Lord, created the Thomas Lord Charitable Trust prior to his passing in 1989 to promote innovation and learning through civic engagement.  The Trustees of the Trust established the lecture series in cooperation with the Marine Corps University and Marine Corps University Foundation to bring together thought leaders in public service, business, and academia with the student body at the Marine Corps University.  

Compugen Presents at American Association of Cancer Research Special Conference on Tumor Immunology

MIAMI, FLA.--Speaking today at the American Association of Cancer Research Special Conference on Tumor Immunology in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ofer Levy, Senior Scientist at Compugen Ltd., presented data supporting the therapeutic potential of CGEN-15001T and CGEN-15022, proteins discovered by Compugen, as immune checkpoint targets for cancer immunotherapy. This prestigious conference features talks by key opinion leaders, invited to discuss new findings in the field of tumor immunology. Presentations cover both basic and translational research, highlighting rapidly developing advances in this breakthrough approach to cancer treatment.

Myriad Group Appoints New CEO and Restructures Operations

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN), the company powering billions of rich mobile social and web experiences on any connected device, today announced Stephen Dunford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Myriad Group with immediate effect. Stephen Dunford has a long track record of building value within telecoms software and services businesses. Most recently he was CEO at Spectrum Motion Media. He has previously held CEO, Chairman and Board Member roles for X-Cell Communications, Elata Ltd, Celltick Technologies, WDS Global and mobile messaging specialist Alamein.

New foxL Wireless Speaker Unveiled

RENO, NEV.--Soundmatters www.soundmatters.com, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today its entry-level aptX® Bluetooth equipped model, the foxLv2 aptX.  Based on the foxLv2, the gold standard in hi-fi portable speakers (TIME Magazine’s “Top Ten Gadget of the Year”) and at the same price, the foxLv2 aptX takes go-anywhere music to a new level with CSR® aptX’s advanced streamed Bluetooth technology for wireless CD-quality music and improved sound/picture sync for movies and gaming available with aptX-equipped devices (like the latest Samsung smartphones/tablets and Apple computers).  The foxLv2 aptX entry level model joins Soundmatters’ high-end aptX-equipped foxLv2 PLATINUM, named 2012 Best of CES Finalist by the International Bluetooth Consortium.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GlacialLight Announces GL-FL60 – Water Resistant LED Flood Lighting

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--GlacialLight, a division of the Taiwanese technology manufacturer, GlacialTech Inc., has added the GL-FL60, a 60W AC-input LED Flood Light with Philips Lumileds LED chips, to its energy efficient LED flood light series. The GL-FL60 provides bright and pleasing illumination suitable for indoor and outdoor retail, commercial, and industrial external lighting applications. This flood light is especially suited to be used as architectural lighting for buildings and monuments. With proper positioning of these flood lights, beautiful details can be brought alive during night.

Monday, December 3, 2012

MetaMetrics Sets Company Record for Most Publishers Signed On per Quarter

DURHAM, N.C.--MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, is pleased to announce that 21 new publishing partners signed on to provide Lexile® measures for their titles. From both domestic and international book publishers to classroom instructional content and reading passage banks developers, a variety of publishing companies are measuring their texts to add a reliable reading metric to their content in attempts to improve reading globally. Among these new publishers are:

U.S. Book Publishers:
Hothouse Fiction (www.hothousefiction.com)
Kids Can Press (www.kidscanpress.com)
Fishing Kids, LLC (www.fishingkids.com)
Star Bright Books (www.starbrightbooks.org)
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (www.eerdmans.com)
Jolly Fish Press (www.jollyfishpress.com)
Barefoot Books (www.barefootbooks.com)
The Great Books Foundation (www.greatbooks.org)
ZOVA Books (www.zovabooks.com)
Free Spirit Publishing (www.freespirit.com)
ABDO (www.abdopub.com)
Rafka Press (www.rafkapress.com)
Middleton Books (www.middletonbooks.com)
Insight Editions (www.insighteditions.com)
Broccoli Press (www.broccolipress.com)

International Publishers:
Language World (www.lwbooks.co.kr/)
Visang (www.visang.com)

Classroom Instructional Content:
WIN Learning (www.winlearning.com)
Social Studies School Service (www.socialstudies.com)

Reading Passage Banks:
NWEA (www.NWEA.org)
ReadWorks (www.readworks.org)

Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Honors Sirona CEO Jost Fischer

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to innovative leadership in health care, celebrated a decade of supporting individuals, organizations and programs that have positively influenced the dental community and public oral health arena. The 2012 Shils Awards were presented at a gala on November 25 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Shils Award winners are chosen annually and presented with a monetary prize, which is given to the recipient organization of their choice. Jost Fischer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sirona Dental Systems, received the 2012 Special Recognition Award, "for his extraordinary support in helping build capacity for dental clinics through equipment and technology grants worldwide."