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ME Newswire / Business Wire

FORT COLLINS, Colo - Monday, December 3rd 2012

Ventria Bioscience announces the completion of an agreement under which Ventria Bioscience will wholly acquire portions of the intellectual property portfolio relating to Recombinant Lactoferrin developed by the French biotechnology company, Meristem Therapeutics. The agreement transfers to Ventria Bioscience exclusive royalty-free ownership rights for the specific patents in the United States, France, and Canada, including those related to recombinant human lactoferrin, in exchange for a one-time payment.

"The patents acquired today cover important components of our product pipeline,” said Scott Deeter, president and CEO of Ventria Bioscience. "The decision to purchase this intellectual property is significant because it removes the encumbrance of ongoing royalty and milestone payments, thereby enhancing the future economics of our products that use recombinant human lactoferrin.”

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Views: 149 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.04.2012

SHENZHEN, China & BLOOMFIELD, Conn - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cigna & CMC Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ("Cigna & CMC”), a joint venture company between Cigna and a China Merchants Group affiliate, announced today that the company has sold its one millionth policy in force in China. Cigna & CMC has been growing rapidly in the Chinese health and life insurance market since it was established nearly 10 years ago.

Mr. Ma Weihua, chairman of Cigna & CMC said: "This is a key historical milestone in Cigna & CMC’s successful growth story. The achievement reflects the collective focus and commitment of the joint venture team. It also illustrates the power of Cigna & CMC’s shared values and vision enabling the company to leverage resources to drive these results. This milestone will inspire Cigna & CMC to achieve even greater success in the next decade and beyond.”
Views: 208 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.04.2012

DOHA, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Energy Council’s (WEC) annual Energy Sustainability Index reveals that most of the over 90 countries assessed are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems.

Released at COP-18 in Doha, the Index is part of WEC’s 2012 World Energy Trilemma report, "Time to get real – the case for sustainable energy policy”, which ranks countries on their climate and energy performance. It finds that most countries still have not managed to balance the conflicting pressures of what WEC calls the ‘energy trilemma’.

The study has also interviewed WEC’s global industry leader community on what they need from policymakers in order to bring sustainable energy to the world’s 7 billion people.

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the study:

"Ultimately it is the business community who best understands what works in practice and who will make the crucial investment decisions. We ar ... Read more »
Views: 177 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.03.2012

DOHA, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME Newswire)-- The Ecosystem Services Unit of Winrock International (WI) and Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) today announced they have reached scientific consensus on gross carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from tropical deforestation. The analysis provides a crucial piece of information that now allows policymakers to confidently set targets for emissions reductions based on scientifically derived benchmarks.

The new consensus on CO2 emissions from gross tropical deforestation emerges from analysis of two independent peer-reviewed studies released by WI and WHRC earlier in 2012 in Science and Nature Climate Change, respectively. These two original studies (which were not coordinated) initially appeared to differ widely on the question of global gross emissions from tropical deforestation. But after the two research teams came together to discuss and investigate their individual findings, they discovered that the ini ... Read more »
Views: 179 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.03.2012

ME Newswire / Business Wire

LONDON - Saturday, December 1st 2012

An Independent Commission, initiated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Philip Otton, will hold a hearing in April 2013 in London. The Commission will look into issues and allegations arising out of the Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), of 10 October 2012, in relation to Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service Team. Following this hearing the Commission will provide the UCI with its report and recommendations.

On 26 October 2012 cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided to establish a fully independent external Commission. The Commission members have been appointed, at the request of the UCI, by the President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), John Coates. The Commission will be chaired by former Court of Appeal Judge, Sir Philip Otton, assisted by House of Lords Peer, Baroness Tanni Grey-Tho ... Read more »
Views: 186 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.03.2012

NEW YORK - Thursday, November 29th 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 that Jane Lauder and Peter Lichtenthal will each assume additional responsibilities as part of the Company’s strategic organizational redesign announced on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The continuing organizational evolution reflects a move to keep pace with the Company’s outstanding global growth since 2009. These appointments become effective January 1, 2013.

Fabrizio Freda stated, "We are a dynamic organization, evolving as the skills of our Company grow. Jane and Peter are exceptional global brand leaders who consistently maximize opportunities across regions and channels to deliver outstanding results. The additional responsibilities we are announcing for our leaders celebrate their strengths and, at the same time, provide them growth op ... Read more »
Views: 145 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.01.2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Thursday, November 29th 2012

Quintiles Founder Dennis Gillings, CBE, has received the SCRIP Lifetime Achievement Award and the company he started has been named "CRO of the Year” at the 2012 SCRIP Awards in London.

The SCRIP Awards acknowledge excellence in the biopharmaceutical industry, based on judging by an independent panel of 16 life sciences experts. The 8th annual awards ceremony, held on November 28th at The Lancaster hotel in London, was attended by more than 500 industry leaders from around the world.

Being named CRO of the Year by SCRIP is a prestigious honor for Quintiles, the world’s leading provider of biopharmaceutical services. It is one of the most competitive awards bestowed by SCRIP, and Quintiles has received it three times in the past four years.

Likewise, Dennis Gillings’ lifetime achievement award is equally celebrated. Mike Ward Chief Content Officer for Datamonitor Healthcare and Scrip Intelligence sa ... Read more »
Views: 173 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.01.2012

The new Roamly Overlay SIM removes the hassles mobile users experience when trying to reduce roaming charges while allowing them to keep their existing mobile number, mobile phone, settings and contacts

TORONTO - Friday, November 30th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The new Roamly Overlay SIM has solved the problem of managing high mobile phone roaming charges incurred by business travelers while abroad, without the hassle of having to buy local or replacement travel SIM cards and having to change their number, device or home operator.

Frequent travelers can reduce voice, SMS and data roaming charges automatically by up to 80% by simply attaching the patented paper-thin Roamly Overlay SIM to their existing SIM card and re-inserting the combined SIMs into their existing mobile phone. They can travel to over 200 countries and experience the same wireless coverage and quality of service they are used to using the Roamly mobile carrier partner network, while savin ... Read more »
Views: 170 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.01.2012

AMSTERDAM - Thursday, November 29th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME Newswire)-- Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the Mongolian Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs has selected its Sealys secure multi-service electronic ID cards for their national identity program. This new eID program will secure Mongolian citizens’ identities as well as pave the way for new eGovernment services.

Mongolia has approximately 3 million inhabitants and all citizens above 18 years of age are to carry these advanced smart cards as their national identity document. In addition, the national eID card will allow for more efficient updating of the national registry and to enhance both the process and security level of verifying identities. Gemalto worked with Bodi International, the program prime contractor and a leading IT company in Mongolia on this project.

Gemalto’s Sealys MultiApp ID, the size of a credit card, i ... Read more »
Views: 206 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.29.2012

Supports LTE-FDD DL/UL 100/50Mbps, UMTS-HSPA+: DL/UL 42/5.76Mbps and GPRS/GSM downward compatibility

SHENZHEN, China - Thursday, November 29th 2012 [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 announced the launch of the ZTE MF823, the world’s smallest 4G LTE datacard.

With driver-free capabilities, the MF823 offers consumers fast and easy internet connectivity. It uses Qualcomm’s second generation LTE chip platform and is only 13mm thick, nearly a third of the size of the first generation LTE datacard, making it the world's smallest LTE datacard.

The MF823 has a web UI operation, supports IPV6 and is compatible with Win8/XP/Mac and all major operating systems. It supports LTE-FDD DL/UL 100/50Mbps, UMTS-HSPA+: DL/UL 42/5.76Mbps and GPRS/GSM downward compatibility allowing consu ... Read more »
Views: 179 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.29.2012

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