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Introduction of first two stent sizes marks initial step in launching full portfolio of Zilver PTX stents to U.S. physicians

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sunday, November 18th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cook Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing approval for the first devices in its Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent portfolio, company officials reported today. It’s the first time the FDA has approved a drug-eluting stent to treat blockages in a peripheral artery.

"This approval marks the start of Cook’s program to bring the benefits of drug elution to U.S. physicians treating the peripheral arteries,” said Rob Lyles, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical’s Peripheral Intervention division. "No other company can match Cook’s commitment to this technology, and by the end of 2013, we expect to have a full suite of drug-eluting peripheral stents in the most commonly used lengths and diameters available to U. ... Read more »
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OSAKA, Japan - Friday, November 16th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the morning of November 14, 2012, the North of Australia witnessed a total solar eclipse. Panasonic, powered solely by its HIT(R) solar panels and lithium-ion batteries for storage, succeeded in a live broadcast of this spectacular astronomical phenomenon via USTREAM.

Here's a flash report by Correspondent reporter, Scott Mellish, product and technology trainer at Panasonic Australia!

The solar eclipse was broadcasted from two bases at seashore, Port Douglas and Fitzroy Island, 60km far northwest and 30km respectively from Cairns. A few days prior to the spectacular moment, the sun was often shyly hiding in the clouds but at the moment of the total eclipse, the sun stood out among the intervals of cloudy weather and Panasonic’s LUMIX GH2 attached through a telescope captured the dramatic moment for about two minutes.

The challenging ‘eco-friendly’ live br ... Read more »
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NEW YORK - Friday, November 16th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Executive Chairman William P. Lauder and President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) today announced an organizational evolution which reflects the outstanding global growth of the Company, and strengthens its historic brand focus to become even more locally relevant. This evolution also creates further exciting growth opportunities for the Company’s talent worldwide.

Mr. Freda stated, "Great organizations are dynamic, evolving as markets change and as skills of the organization grow. In 2009, we strengthened our Company by creating roles that enabled our leaders to best leverage their expertise. The results have been far-reaching. Today, we work even more collaboratively and decisively, and this evolution will drive our future success.”

Specifically, under the enhanced organizational design, the Company will expand its number of Group ... Read more »
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Former AICPA Chair Begins Two-Year Term
NEW YORK - Saturday, November 17th 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce that Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, has been elected to a two-year term as deputy president of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Kirtley succeeds Warren Allen, the newly appointed president of IFAC. She is the first female Deputy President in IFAC history, as well as the first representative from the business community to serve in that position.
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It is comprised of 173 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.
As deputy preside ... Read more »
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AMSTERDAM - Thursday, November 15th 2012

Regulatory News: Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, and Standard Chartered Bank, a leading financial institution, announce the first large scale rollout of a display card solution in Singapore. Jointly developed with Nagra ID Security, Gemalto’s Ezio onCard PAD & PAY is an innovative two-in-one device with a small LCD display combining EMV payment, One-time Password (OTP) and transaction signing for e-banking. As part of an end-to-end offering, Gemalto is also providing the authentication server, card personalization, fulfillment and project implementation for Standard Chartered Bank. Card personalization in particular is performed in Gemalto’s own certified banking facilities, providing the same high level of security as handling EMV payment cards.

Ezio onCard PAD & PAY combines Gemalto’s expertise in both payment cards and tokens, cumulating in the ... Read more »
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BERTRANGE, Luxembourg & BERLIN - Thursday, November 15th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In 2010, euroscript teamed up with a strong project consortium in the highly ambitious R&D project taraXŰ to pave the way for a wide-scale use of MT in actual business applications.

The project has by now resulted in the first advanced machine translation environment that deploys amongst other things:

    Corpus and translation management
    Automated source- and target-language quality assessment
    Automatic selection of the best translation through innovative methods
    A web-interface allowing human translators to correct machine translation output and assess its quality

In comparison with other MT-related R&D projects, taraXŰ reaches a high practical relevance. The taraXŰ system further supports the use of corrections resulting from post-editing for the controlled improvement of ... Read more »
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BOUDRY, Switzerland - Thursday, November 15th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Apremilast significantly improves signs and symptoms of PsA in DMARDs-failure patients, including biologic-treatment-failure patients

Apremilast monotherapy demonstrates robust improvement across primary and secondary endpoints

Highest response demonstrated in biologic-naïve patient population

No significant safety signals were observed and tolerability improved over phase II program

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Celgene International Sàrl, a subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today presented the results from PALACE-1, the Company’s first Phase III study in psoriatic arthritis, at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The company previously announced statistical significance for the primary endpoint of ACR20 for patients receiving apremilast in the PALACE-1 study, the first of three pivotal phase III, randomized, placebo-controlled s ... Read more »
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MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, November 15th 2012 [ME NewsWire] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- European invoice audit, processing, financing, and payment is highly complex and difficult to manage, varying by country, currency, and payment category. Corporates, governments, and their suppliers often must work with multiple banks in different countries. Today, Syncada from Visa enhanced its patented system to assist organisations operating in Europe address these challenges. In Europe, logistics invoices represent 6% of all corporate spend, according to a recent study, “E-Invoicing/E-Billing: Opportunities in a challenging market environment”, by Billentis. As regulation increases the complexity of globalisation, organisations achieve best-in-class by collaboration, visibility, and data analysis at every stage of the transaction. Thus, organisations require agile partners who provide flexible tools, robust knowledge, and constant innovation. A typical scenario would be a Poland to Portugal export requiri ... Read more »
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