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INGELHEIM, Germany - Friday, October 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    Phase III trials have shown that once-daily Striverdi® Respimat® provided fast, remarkable and sustained improvements in lung function when given in addition to usual care in patients with moderate to very severe COPD1-4

- Studies investigated addition of Striverdi® Respimat® to patients' usual care background therapies in an effort to more accurately represent the real-life setting

    Lung function improvements with once daily Striverdi® Respimat® results in a higher number of COPD patients achieving clinically meaningful improvements in quality of life compared to usual care alone3
    Large global Phase III clinical trial programme in COPD - TOviTO® - to investigate the efficacy and safety of a once-daily fixed-dose combination of tiotropium plus olodaterol delivered via the Respimat® inhaler is underway

(BUSINE ... Read more »
Views: 244 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2013

ME Newswire / Businesswire

Company to host webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. U.S. EDT today

DUBLIN - Thursday, October 17th 2013

Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceuticals business, today announced financial guidance for its fiscal year ending September 26, 2014.

For fiscal 2014, the company’s annual net sales are expected to be in the range of $2.15 billion to $2.25 billion on an operational basis, which excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates1. Net sales for the Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment are expected to be in the range of $1.22 billion to $1.27 billion. This forecast includes net sales of at least $120 million for the company’s generic version of Concerta® (Methylphenidate HCI) extended-release tablets USP (CII). Net sales for the Global Medical Imaging segment are expected to be in the range of $885 million to $930 million.

Also for fiscal 2014, Mallinckrodt expects ad ... Read more »
Views: 219 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2013

SHENZHEN, China - Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK/Ashare stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, and Jazztel, an IBEX 35 company and leading telecommunication service provider with its own network in Spain, have announced that Jazztel’s national high-speed broadband fibre to the home (FTTH) network deployment is progressing satisfactorily and has begun commercial operation.

The FTTH framework agreement, signed between ZTE and Jazztel in November 2012, plans to build a broadband network within two years that would cover three million home and corporate users and bring in a new era for Spain’s broadband market.

Jazztel is a fixed-network operator offering fixed-line voice, data and internet as well as mobile communications services to a user base of more than 1.3 million. In the past three years, Jazz ... Read more »
Views: 218 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013 | Comments (0)

SUGAR LAND, Texas - Wednesday, October 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wireless Seismic, Inc., Gazprom Neft, and Asian Oilfield Services Limited (ASIAN) announced today that a world record has been set for the number of live seismic channels recorded in real time by a cable-free seismic recording system.

ASIAN has been acquiring a 270km2 3D seismic survey over a mountainous prospect in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq (Kurdistan). Data have now been acquired with a spread of more than 6,200 live channels with real-time transmission of all the seismic data, setting a new standard for real-time, cable-free seismic acquisition.

Gazprom Neft, operator of the Shakal Block in Kurdistan, contracted ASIAN to conduct a 3D seismic survey in its block using the RT System 2 real-time and cable-free seismic data acquisition system.

"The real-time functionality of RT System 2 has been invaluable,” stated Rahul Talwar, CEO, ASIAN. "When road construction sta ... Read more »
Views: 252 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

LONDON - Thursday, October 17th 2013

FxPro Group Ltd (FxPro), the 100% Agency Model FX

broker, announces the launch of FxPro SuperTrader*, a

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order execution, builds on the company’s client-centric,

transparent approach to trading. FxPro wants its clients to be

profitable and provides advanced tools like FxPro

SuperTrader that are engineered to improve trading results.

With FxPro SuperTrader investors can:

    Analy ... Read more »
Views: 210 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

Inaugural Index Falls to Neutral Due to Slowing Consumer Credit Recovery and Bank Operating and Asset Quality Challenges

NEW YORK. - Thursday, October 17th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Fitch Ratings today launches the Fitch Fundamentals Index (FFI) to track changes in the strength of the U.S. economy by monitoring the shifting credit fundamentals for key economic attributes. The FFI is based on Fitch’s proprietary data and complements credit ratings, but is not tied to any rating including the U.S. sovereign rating.

‘The FFI shows the fundamental drivers of the U.S. economy treading water right now,’ said Jeremy Carter, Fitch Ratings Managing Director. ‘If the political stalemate in Washington continues, or even escalates, we would expect to see a weakening of some of the fundamentals at year end.’

The U.S. FFI fell into the neutral zone (zero) in third-quarter 2013 (3Q’13) from slightly positive (+2) in 2Q’13 as the strengthening in consumer credit t ... Read more »
Views: 221 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

BOUDRY, Switzerland - Thursday, October 17th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)  Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), today announced the results of the MPACT (Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial) phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in combination with gemcitabine were published online in the October 16th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The MPACT study, chaired by lead author and study principal investigator, Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials and Physician-In-Chief for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is a Celgene-sponsored, open-label, randomized, study of 861 previously untreated patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer at 151 community and academic centers from 11 countries in North ... Read more »
Views: 228 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

ME Newswire / Business Wire

LONDON - Thursday, October 17th 2013

    13.10 desktop gains Smart Scopes and performance improvements from mobile and desktop convergence effort, paving the way for full converge across all devices.
    13.10 includes the first true mobile release of Ubuntu, enabling OEMs, carriers and silicon vendors to integrate Ubuntu for mobile devices in 2014
    13.10 supports service differentiation for OEMs and carriers

Canonical today announces the availability of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktop and smartphone. Ubuntu’s first true mobile release delivers the streamlined core OS and mobile user interface that pave the way for full device convergence and create a unique platform for modern computing.

"This is a milestone in Ubuntu’s history; the exact same Ubuntu OS runs on ARM phones and modern HP Moonshot ARM servers, and provides exactly the same capability as x86 platforms,” said Rick Spencer ... Read more »
Views: 239 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

Quantum is the Transportation Industry’s First of Its Kind Designed to Ensure New Levels of Safety and Independence for Mobility Passengers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - Wednesday, October 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Q’Straint has announced the introduction of Quantum, the transportation industry’s first fully automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station designed for virtually any bus or rail car.

The revolutionary new product was developed by combining transportation insight, intelligent technology and a pioneering new approach to securement. After boarding a bus or rail car, Quantum allows wheelchair and scooter passengers to position their chair and by simply pushing a button to secure themselves in a stable and safe rear-facing position without driver assistance. The process takes under 25 seconds.

"In addition to ensuring the highest level of passenger safety, keeping buses on schedule and preventing tip-overs, Quantum provides a more respe ... Read more »
Views: 193 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

ME Newswire / Businesswire

DALLAS - Friday, October 18th 2013

TIM Brasil, the fastest growing operator in Brazil, selected and deployed 100G optical networking equipment supplied by Xtera Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, on a long-haul transmission infrastructure. This newly built infrastructure connects three Amazon states in the northern part of Brazil by their capitals: Manaus, Macapá and Belém. Xtera’s Nu-Wave OptimaTM 100G optical networking platform offers both the high capacity and long-span capabilities that help TIM Brasil expand reach and increase the capacity of transmission network through the Amazon Region in Brazil.

This new optical backbone network was built using the tower transmission lines and power substations of the LT Amazon consortium to transport the TIM Brasil cables across 27 cities in the states of Amazonas, Pará and Amapá. Given the challenging geography of this network environment, t ... Read more »
Views: 199 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2013

Production of vehicle license plates

SIEGEN, Germany - Thursday, October 17th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Erich Utsch AG, leading provider of vehicle license plates and registration systems worldwide, has supplied the Australian State of Victoria with innovative, state-of-the-art vehicle license plate embossing presses. The U-Press embossing press (available online) is a new and unique development from the Germany-based vehicle license plate specialist Utsch. It bridges the gap between manual and automatic embossing presses and prevents deliberate and unintentional embossing errors, particularly in jurisdictions with complicated alpha-numeric sequences.

The Australian State authority responsible for license plates in Victoria sought an alternative to their license plate series which was almost exhausted of possible combinations. The existing configuration of three alpha and three numeric characters (AAANNN) had supplied combinations for the jurisdiction f ... Read more »
Views: 227 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2013 | Comments (0)

SHENZHEN, China - Monday, October 21st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has released Public Safety Guarantees the Harmonious Development of Human, Society and Nature, a research white paper on public safety systems.

The technical white paper, which investigates the relationship between public safety and human behaviour, provides an in-depth analysis of the developing trends and the future of public safety systems, based on their development history.

The white paper analyses the current state of public safety systems and discusses the part technological progress has played in their development.

Architecturally, the latest generation systems include multiple subsystems, which cooperate closely to ensure the optimum performance of the whole system. By implementing the ... Read more »
Views: 212 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

VIVA Conference 2013

MANSFIELD, Mass. - Wednesday, October 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, has released positive final results from its DURABILITY II study and promising preliminary data from its DEFINITIVE AR trial at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2013 conference in Las Vegas, NV. These studies demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of technologies used in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The DURABILITY II three-year results support the use of a single long EverFlex™ self-expanding stent. DEFINITIVE AR acute 30-day data shows early success with the combined use of directional atherectomy and a drug-coated balloon (DAART) in treating lower limb blockages in PAD patients.

"Covidien’s extensive clinical research program in vascular therapies aims to provide rigorous evidence that physicians can use to make treatment decisions for conditions, such as pe ... Read more »
Views: 212 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.22.2013

TOKYO - Wednesday, October 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a low-capacitance SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) bus switch IC, "TC7SB3157DL6X”, for digital equipment that requires high speed data processing. Mass production is scheduled to start in November this year.

The increasing volumes of data that digital equipment handles require high speed bus switch ICs. The "TC7SB3157DL6X” lowers switch terminal capacitance to reduce dullness at the rising and falling edge of signals, enabling their use in high-speed two-way communication and data switching. The product adopts MP6B, a small general purpose back electrode type package, allowing for use in applications that require high-density mounting, such as mobile digital equipment.

Key Features of New Product


High speed transmission by reduction in switch terminal capacitance ... Read more »
Views: 225 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2013