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SAN ANTONIO - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kinetic Concepts, Inc. confirmed today that, in a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery1, the Prevena™ Incision Management System significantly decreased the incidence of groin surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients after vascular surgery.

Groin wound infection is a significant cause of post-operative complications in vascular surgery patients. Studies have reported that SSIs of the groin can increase hospital stay by more than 9 days, costing facilities more than $20,000 per infection to treat and can have an adverse impact on patient quality of life1. Prevena™Therapy has demonstrated the potential to significantly reduce these costs.

"Vascular surgeries are going up, not down,” said Tim Matatov, MD, an author of the Louisiana State University study. "This study showed that by using Prevena™Therapy we were able to reduce associated infections in patients at risk for post-o ... Read more »
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Solvent/Detergent Treated Human Plasma Designed to Reduce the Risk of Pathogen Transmission and Immunologic Reactions

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Octapharma USAtoday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)has approved Octaplas®, its solvent/detergent treated pooled human plasma. Octaplas®is indicated for the management of preoperative or bleeding patients who require replacement of multiple plasma coagulation factors and for patients with coagulation deficiencies due to hepatic disease or who are undergoing cardiac surgery or liver transplantation.1

The FDA also approved the product for transfusion or plasma exchange in patients with congenital1 or acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder with an incidence of 3.8 per million.2 Both acquired and congenital forms of TTP are associated with a severe deficiency of an enzyme required to regulate the activity of ... Read more »
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AMSTERDAM - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    EE Launched Its 4G Mobile Network Complemented by Fiber Broadband in October 2012
    EE Leveraged Gemalto Software, Capacity, Planning and Program Management Expertise for Rapid Launch
    EE to Offer 4G Services to Customers in 35 Towns and Cities by the End of the First Quarter of 2013
    Population Coverage to Reach 98% by End of 2014

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it is delivering its UpTeq LTESIM and embedded software applications to EE, the UK’s most advanced communications company, powering the launch of the UK’s first 4G mobile network.

EE, the joint venture between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom in the UK, is the first mobile operator in the UK to launch 4G, which is available on the company’s EE brand. EE’s 4G service is al ... Read more »
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DALLAS - Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Xtera Communications, Inc.("Xtera”), a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, announced today the availability of 100G technologyfor long-haul subsea cable systems. Xtera is the first supplier to have installed 100G Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE)on a repeatered subsea cable system: this project was awarded by Gulf Bridge International (GBI) for a submarine cable system connecting Egypt to Italy and put into service in Q1 2012. The GBI cable system is the first and only 100G repeatered subsea system in commercial operation today. Developing further its 100G technology that has included soft-decision FEC since 2011, Xtera has carried out numerous 100G field trials in the past quarters on various types of cable systems with many operators in order to increase the performance of 100G reach on ultra-long distances.

Xtera’s 100G field trials were conducted on multiple subsea cable ... Read more »
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MONTREAL - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

ImmerVision, the inventor of the 360-degree panomorph lens and worldwide expert in immersive optical technology, announced today that High Quality Optics (HQO), a licensed panomorph lens manufacturer, has released the first-ever high-megapixel, day/night, board-mount 360-degree panomorph lens.

Providing remarkably more coverage and pixel density than older fisheye technology, this commercial-grade, multi-megapixel panomorph lens is the catalyst for next-generation panomorph minidome launches in early 2013. With this HQO panomorph lens, camera vendors are producing dramatically more powerful 360-degree indoor and outdoor minidome cameras, while maintaining competitive MSRP price-points.

"There is no similar-sized fisheye lens that outperforms this new 360-degree panomorph,” states James Sohn, President from HQO. "With costs comparable to fisheye cameras, panomorph cameras with similar sensor resolu ... Read more »
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Best Programs to Receive Seed Money to Expand Reach

DAVOS, Switzerland - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company today encouraged the members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community to return to the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos with proof points of the work they have done to help address the world’s problems. In return, one project will be granted $50,000 in seed money to expand its reach while five projects will be granted $10,000 to sustain and expand their efforts.

Global Shapers, a major initiative launched by the World Economic Forum to engage young people between the ages of 20 and 30 to deliver local and global change, will facilitate the challenge by encouraging Shaper "hubs” in more than 200 communities around the world to document the results of their community projects focused on societal problems ranging from health to environment to education to economic growth.

Selection of the m ... Read more »
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Opening 171 Hotels among Major Achievements in 2012, and Industry-Leading Pipeline Now Includes Nearly 1,000 Hotels

McLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide continues to be the fastest growing global hospitality company by number of rooms. In 2012, it opened 171 hotels with more than 28,000 rooms and has the largest pipeline in the industry and in its history, including nearly 1,000 hotels with nearly 170,000 rooms. It also has more than 85,000 rooms under construction, which is more than half of its total pipeline and more than any other hospitality company.

Since 2007, Hilton Worldwide has increased its total amount of rooms by 32 percent and opened more than 1,100 hotels globally. It has also expanded from a presence of 77 to 90 countries and territories.

In 2012, Hilton Worldwide continued its rapid growth in each region of the world, and more than 60 percent of its pipeline and nearly 80 percent of its ... Read more »
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SAN DIEGO - Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quake Global, Inc., a leading global provider of satellite and terrestrial asset tracking and monitoring technology to the Machine to Machine (M2M) market, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Washington D.C. based ODIN Technologies, Inc., a leading designer of RFID solutions for the healthcare, government, asset management, and other industries.

"The ODIN RFID acquisition is an important milestone towards achieving QUAKE’s goal of becoming the world’s foremost provider of innovative RF M2M technology hardware and services at all levels over the next few years,” said QUAKE’s CEO, Polina Braunstein. "I believe that the merger of our resources and personnel will be highly synergistic and serve both companies well as we move together into an exciting future. Both QUAKETM and ODIN have extensive proven experience in their given areas and this combination allows us both to gain access to ... Read more »
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Hilton Worldwide and the International Youth Foundation Issue Industry-Wide Call to Action to Help Prevent a "Lost Generation”

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland - Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a time when more than 75 million young people can’t find jobs, and countless more are underemployed, investing in opportunities for youth is not only a critical development issue but also a growth strategy for businesses around the world. In response to this challenge, Hilton Worldwide will announce at the World Economic Foruma commissioned white paper from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) that highlights solutions to youth joblessness that the global hospitality sector is uniquely positioned to provide. The company will also announce the launch of Bright Blue Futures, a global commitment to youth development around the world led by its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

The white paper, Creating Opportunities for Youth in Hospitalit ... Read more »
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AGCO Supports Agricultural Mechanization in Africa

DULUTH, Ga. - Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today held the 2nd annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin. The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, Bayer CropScience, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Rabobank. "Africa’s population is set to rise to two billion by 2050,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO. "But food security in Africa is by no means where it needs to be to face this challenge. It is a global responsibility to develop agriculture in Africa to meet the growing demand for food security and better nutrition.”

The AGCO Africa Summit highlighted the needs of the African continent and discussed the challenges of today’s agriculture with regard to the world food supply problem, declining arable land base and rapid pop ... Read more »
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