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GATWICK, England - Wednesday, May 1st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

EWMA conference

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The results of a recently completed study confirming for the first time the relationship between elevated protease activity (EPA) and skin graft failure will be presented at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)’s conference in May 2013 by Prof. Franck Duteille MD, Head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery, University Hospital, Nantes, France, the study’s investigator and author. The presence of EPA was determined using WOUNDCHEK™ Protease Status, the world’s first point of care wound diagnostic test.

Clinicians have long suspected EPA to be detrimental to skin graft adherence, both for auto-grafts and human skin equivalents as reflected in a recently published consensus paper on this topic: "A point of care protease activity test could be used prior to use of skin grafts in order to improve the success rate of surgery as EPA has been identi ... Read more »
Views: 303 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.01.2013

LOS ANGELES - Wednesday, May 1st 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

US General Wesley Clark, US Army, retired, former US Presidential candidate and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Advisor to Avenue Ventures, was present at the investor seminar along with Mr. Robert W. Sweeney, Senior Executive Vice President of Avenue Ventures

Drs. Brian Perri and Khawar Siddique, Surgeons at Beverly Hills Spine Surgery and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, USA and Mr. Eugene Kang, advisor to Avenue Ventures were also present

-- Bahrain-based Al Areen Holding Company announced at an investors’ seminar held at Al Areen’s Client Relations Centre, that the Al Areen Project is renewing its momentum with an upgrade of existing hospitality and leisure infrastructure, and the introduction of new facilities. Esam Janahi, representing the owners, announced a partnership with US firm Avenue Ventures - who have completed global transactions valued at US$15bn - to acquire a ... Read more »
Views: 284 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.01.2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Tuesday, April 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The HR Certification Institute (the Institute), the internationally recognized independent certifying body for the HR profession, is now accepting applications for the Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP℠) and Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP℠) exams to be offered in September 2013. The HRBP and HRMP credentials are designed for HR professionals primarily practicing outside of the United States and complement the Institute’s existing offerings, and applicants must meet eligibility requirements set forth for their selected credential in order to sit for the exam.

The HRBP and HRMP focus on globally relevant HR concepts that are common across geographic locations and offer a way for HR professionals who have mastered their country’s HR practices and regulations to prove their skills in both the strategic and technical aspects of the profession.

HRBP: validates professional-l ... Read more »
Views: 304 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.30.2013

US Wound Care Physicians Introduced to CelluTome™ Epidermal Harvesting System

SAN ANTONIO - Tuesday, April 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kinetic Concepts, Inc. today announced that its CelluTome™ Epidermal Harvesting System will be showcased at a company-sponsored epidermal grafting education summit April 30–May 1 in Denver, Colo. More than 100 wound care providers will attend to discuss advancing outcomes of care with KCI medical technologies, including the new CelluTome™ Epidermal Harvesting System.

The CelluTome™ Epidermal Harvesting System offers an automated, precise and reproducible process of harvesting autologous non-damaged epidermal tissue.

"The CelluTome™ System allows for a simplified and convenient way to harvest epidermis and provide autologous epidermal micrografts,” said Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD, professor and vice chairman, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and chair, ... Read more »
Views: 323 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 04.30.2013

AMSTERDAM - Monday, April 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it will provide the swift and seamless migration of Barclaycard Germany’s entire portfolio representing more than 40 credit and in addition three debit products. Under this multi-year agreement, Gemalto will provide the bank with a complete end-to-end solution encompassing personalization, and fulfillment from its local service center in Germany.

Barclaycard is part of the global Barclays banking group and this new contract further extends Gemalto’s partnership with one of the world’s leading payment service providers. Barclaycard has an impressive track record for innovation and an ambitious roadmap for the development of new products and services. Gemalto will provide extensive support for value added services, including the deployment of contactless payment technology.

"Gemalto is a ... Read more »
Views: 307 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.30.2013

GATWICK, England - Monday, April 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Systagenix (Gatwick, U.K.) and Sorbion (Senden, Germany) announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement for a superabsorbent wound dressing to be marketed under Systagenix branding.

Superabsorbent dressings are one of the fastest growing categories in the advanced wound care market providing a solution for fluid management in moderate to highly exuding wounds.

Craig Kennedy, Systagenix VP Business Development said: "We are very pleased to announce this partnership. Sorbion is a market leader in the superabsorbent category, and Systagenix will have access to their Hydration Response® Technology, which helps provide an ideal environment for moist wound healing. The agreement allows Systagenix to distribute a superabsorbent dressing within specified territories under our own brand.”

Olaf Ohm, Sorbion Director for Global Sales & Marketing Operations said: "This co ... Read more »
Views: 309 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.30.2013

MIAMI - Monday, April 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Applicants seeking to win $1 million to save children’s lives from preventable causes now have until May 31, 2013, to submit their proposals to the Caplow Children's Prize. Applications have already been received from nearly 50 different countries around the world, but the extra time will allow even more participation.

The rules to the Children’s Prize are simple: Each applicant must propose a plan to save the lives of children who would otherwise die before age five. The lives to be saved must be in immediate danger, and the identity of the beneficiaries must be provided to the donor after the plan is carried out. Plans should balance credibility with the greatest number of lives to be saved within two years. The winner will receive US $1 million to execute their vision. All submitted materials must be in English, and the entire application process can be completed online at www.childrensprize.org. The Child ... Read more »
Views: 322 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.30.2013

DUBLIN - Monday, April 29th 2013

    Net sales up 5% (up 7%, excluding foreign exchange rate movement); Medical Devices sales up 4% (up 6%, excluding foreign exchange rate movement)
    Second-quarter diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.93; excluding specified items, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.12

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 (January - March 2013). Second-quarter net sales of $3.10 billion increased 5% from the $2.95 billion reported in the second quarter a year ago. Foreign exchange rate movement lowered the quarterly sales growth rate by two percentage points.

Second-quarter 2013 gross margin of 57.6% declined 0.3 percentage points from the 57.9% of the prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, excluding the specified items shown on the attached quarterly Non-GAAP reconc ... Read more »
Views: 304 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.29.2013

Improvement in cash flow and profitability sustained as company focuses on higher margin contracts and maintains cost controls



SHENZHEN, China - Saturday, April 27th 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, reported a 35.9% increase in net profit in the first-quarter, as the company’s operational review continued to deliver improvements in cash flow and profitability.

Net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company rose to RMB205 million in the first quarter, and basic earnings per share increased to RMB0.06. Operating cash flow in the first quarter significantly improved compared to a year earlier. ZTE’s gross profit margin has expanded for two consecutive quarters, as the company strengthened efforts to control costs. Revenue dropped 2.8% to RMB18.09 billi ... Read more »
Views: 486 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.27.2013

SEAL BEACH, Calif. - Friday, April 26th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amonix Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, announced today that it has successfully converted more than 36% of direct sunlight into electricity. A module showcasing Amonix’s latest-generation CPV technology has been in outdoor testing from late February to April of this year. During this period, the Amonix module demonstrated a peak operating efficiency of 36.2% measured on March 14, 2013 with a DNI of 876 W/m2, an ambient temperature of 16°C and instantaneous wind speed of 1 m/s, breaking the previous 34.2% peak efficiency set by Amonix in May 2012.

Over the entire testing period, the Amonix module earned a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) outdoor efficiency rating of 34.9%, a new world record, under international standard operating conditions for concentrator photovoltaics of 900 W/m2, 20°C ambient temperature and 2m/s w ... Read more »
Views: 295 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.27.2013

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