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REVLIMID Granted Approval for Treatment of Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma in China

BOUDRY, Switzerland - Monday, February 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

REVLIMID Granted Priority Review as Treatment for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma - U.S. FDA PDUFA Date Set for June 5, 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene International Sàrl, a subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) has been granted full approval, which includes an Import Drug License (IDL) by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for use in combination with dexamethasone as a treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.

The approval of REVLIMID is based upon the safety and efficacy results of multiple pivotal randomized phase III international clinical trials in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Results from ... Read more »
Views: 110 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.12.2013

VILLEJUIF, France - Monday, February 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) in personalized cancer medicine Consortium is proud to announce that New York University Cancer Institute has joined as a member of the Consortium. This new partnership will ensure that NYU Cancer Institute play an active and vital role in WIN’s efforts to translate the most innovative approaches in personalized cancer medicine into patient care worldwide. NYU Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for more than 33 years, a prestigious ranking conferred to select institutions characterized by scientific excellence, the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches, and leadership in NCI-funded research efforts.

The WIN Consortium was created to spur collaboration between all stakeholders in personalized cancer medicine and to carry out cross-sector, worldwide clinical trials through the Consortium’s global network of ... Read more »
Views: 87 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.12.2013

SUMMIT, N.J. - Sunday, February 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved POMALYST® brand therapy (pomalidomide) for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and bortezomib and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of completion of the last therapy.

Approval is based on response rate. Clinical benefit, such as improvement in survival or symptoms, has not been verified.

Supporting the approval were the results of MM-002, a phase II, randomized, open-label study evaluating pomalidomide (4 mg once daily on days 1-21 of each 28-day cycle) plus low-dose dexamethasone (40 mg per day given only on Days 1, 8, 15 and 22 of each 28-day cycle for patients 75 years or younger, or 20 mg per day given only on Days 1, 8, 15 and 22 of each 28-day cycle for patients greater than 75 years of a ... Read more »
Views: 105 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.10.2013

--JEDEC UFS[2] Ver.1.1 Standard Compliant Embedded Memories Combine up to 64GB NAND and a Controller in a Single Package--

TOKYO - Friday, February 8th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has started sample shipments of a 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module, the first in the industry equipped with a UFS I/F. The module is fully compliant with the JEDEC UFS Ver.1.1 standard[3] and is designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs.

Samples are mainly intended for evaluation of UFS I/F and its protocol in host chipsets and by OS vendors.

Demand continues to grow for large density, high-performance chips that support high resolution video, driven by improved data-processing speeds in host chipsets and wider bandwidths for wireless connectivity.

Toshiba has proved itself an innovator in this key area, and is now reinforcing its l ... Read more »
Views: 97 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.10.2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Saturday, February 9th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) expects to report that its North America and Rest of World (ROW) businesses finished the year with a positive operating performance in the fourth quarter, excluding the impact of certain items. The acquisitions of Alcan Cable North America, Prestolite and Procables (Colombia) are also expected to contribute meaningfully to the fourth quarter results. However, the Company now expects adjusted operating income for the fourth quarter in the range of $45 to $47 million, which includes the absorption of $12 million of expenses related to the revised estimated profitability of certain submarine turnkey projects. The Company expects reported operating income in the range of $2 to $4 million for the fourth quarter. The Company expects the following items will negatively affect its reported fourth quarter results:

    An equipment failure at the ... Read more »
Views: 88 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.10.2013

62 percent of consumers tap smartphone hotspot capabilities; worry around cost, usability and plan options persists

Business Wire / ME Newswire

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Thursday, February 7th 2013

Sixty-two percent of smartphone users leverage their devices’ hotspot capabilities, an increase of nine percent since May 2012, according to a new survey of more than 700 mobile consumers in the U.S. Despite the increase in adoption, many consumers are still concerned with the cost, usability and lack of plan options available with smartphone hotspots, and carriers are missing key opportunities to monetize personal hotspots. This survey was conducted by uSamp and commissioned by wireless and mobility solutions providerSmith Micro Software, Inc.(NASDAQ:SMSI).

The Survey Reveals:

    71 percent of respondents have used a dedicated hotspot device, a smartphone hotspot, or both to connect Wi-Fi devices to the mobile Internet:
   &n ... Read more »
Views: 90 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.10.2013

Fundamentally reformed USPTO operations

NEW YORK - Thursday, February 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Led in passage and implementation of major legislative reform to U.S. patent system

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is pleased to announce that David J. Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has joined the Firm as a partner.

Mr. Kappos is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, including the development of global intellectual property norms, laws and practices. In 2009, he was appointed Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the USPTO by President Barack Obama, and this appointment was confirmed by the United States Senate. As Director of the USPTO, he was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through patent reform legislation signed by the President in ... Read more »
Views: 88 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.09.2013

HONG KONG - Thursday, February 7th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

The Hang Seng Indexes Company today announced that Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) will be included as a constituent stock of its Hang Seng Index. This selection positions Lenovo among the "blue chip” companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and represents significant market recognition of Lenovo’s leadership position in the global IT industry.

It is also significant because it broadens the group of shareholders that will consider owning Lenovo’s stock to include funds whose investments must mirror the Hang Seng Index or pension funds whose investment committees look for index inclusion as an investment criterion. Finally it reflects recognition from a respected 3rd party of Lenovo’s strong, consistent financial performance, outstanding management and its strong future growth prospects.

"We are very pleased today that Lenovo has been included as one of the constituent stocks of Ha ... Read more »
Views: 91 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.09.2013

ME Newswire / Business Wire

AMSTERDAM - Thursday, February 7th 2013

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will provide the Royal Oman Police with an end-to-end electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with state-of-the-art secure travel documents in line with Oman’s goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using the latest digital security technologies.

The turnkey solution encompasses Gemalto’s ICAO* compliant Sealys ePassport documents, and a full Coesys solution suite to enroll citizens, personalize and issue secure documents. The multi-year contract also covers training, support and maintenance services.

Major Royal Oman Police offices will be equipped with fixed and mobile stations to register ePassport applicants with personal information and biometric data. Each ePassport will feature secure eTravel embedded software and a contactless ... Read more »
Views: 91 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.07.2013

Iron Gets Flattened After Fans Fail to Save the Classic Token

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Thursday, February 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The next MONOPOLY game token to ‘Pass GO!’ and collect $200 will be…the cat! After a month of voting on Facebook, and an overwhelming response from fans and organizations from 185 countries around the world, the cat has been chosen and will become the newest addition to the classic game from Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS). The cat was able to scratch past the toy robot, guitar, helicopter, and diamond ring in the MONOPOLY "Save Your Token” campaign by receiving 31 percent of the fan vote.

In the vote to decide which classic tokens would be ‘saved’ by fans, the Scottie dog was a clear early favorite, eventually securing 29 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, supporters of the iron, wheelbarrow and shoe campaigned vigorously to save their favorite token from a lifetime in jail and ensure it would remain in the game. After a very close race, f ... Read more »
Views: 85 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.07.2013

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