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Frost & Sullivan’s Advanced Medical Technologies Research Tracks Opportunities in Markets Influenced by Dynamic Care Pathways

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As the diverse areas of healthcare forge ahead into overlapping mechanisms and treatments, so too must medical technologies reform to solve several challenges via streamlined remedies. To align the market drivers and restraints into an interpretable roadmap, Frost & Sullivan releases the Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium. This resource includes Frost & Sullivan’s Advanced Medical Technologies proposed key research for 2012, as well as the profiling of recent content over the last two years.

If you are interested in receiving the complimentary Frost & Sullivan Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium,please send an email to Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at britni.myers@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company Web site, city, state and country.

Organizations successfully competing in today’s healthcare market must consistently review their product and service portfolio to drive value for their partners and clients. Particularly for those companies in the medical technologies space, they must work to outline interweaved opportunities between several key segments, including medical devices, patient monitoring and medical imaging, to discover how they are and can work together. The Frost & Sullivan compendium addresses these vital markets, delineating research that casts light on these shadowy, crossover areas to reveal underlying opportunities.

“Stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem need to track and benchmark business performance across their core products and solutions portfolios,” said Frost & Sullivan Advanced Medical Technologies Global Program Leader Siddharth Saha. “Concurrently, original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s), suppliers and distributors cannot afford to ignore developments in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring that can positively or negatively influence the adoption of their core solution.”

Frost & Sullivan finds that healthcare solution and service suppliers are increasingly looking to absorb niche technologies into their overall plan. Optimum healthcare delivery must absorb equipment, devices, materials and service lines with the end goal of enhancing outcomes for patients, caregivers and provider organizations in healthcare. This creates implications for product and solution areas, as well as care locations.

“In pursuing their growth objectives, healthcare stakeholders are looking beyond their core customer and target verticals, and actively assessing new geographic markets to open up dialog with complementary solution providers,” said Saha. “Synergies in portfolio and business strategies can yield much needed return as suppliers look beyond saturated markets. Tracking the new needs of the ultimate end user in the care pathway, while also understanding the decision making structure, helps make a smoother transition to new business realities.”

This interactive compendium allows users to foresee tentative 2012 research titles, with planned updates throughout the year to provide the timeliest and most accurate picture of existing and upcoming Advanced Medical Technologies research. In addition to the titles slated for 2012, the compendium also offers existing research information for 2010 and 2011 as well. Additionally, for each of the research titles released in 2011 and 2012, an abstract and table of contents for each analysis is provided. The included titles span the medical imaging, medical devices and patient monitoring spaces.

The Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium profiles research within the global Advanced Medical Technologies Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes the following research: Compression Therapy Devices Market in Western Europe( http://bit.ly/GBSeSQ ), Analysis of the U.S. Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Equipment Market( http://bit.ly/GClp9R ), Analysis of the Orthopedic Implants Market〞The Future of Joint Replacements( http://bit.ly/GBiFHn ), Custom Procedure Trays and Packs Move Toward Standardization, and Operating Rooms of the Future: A European Perspective( http://bit.ly/GBNpwk ). All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012

Contact:
Britni Myers
Corporate Communications 每 North America
P: 210.477.8481
F: 210.348.1003
E: britni.myers@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

SOURCE﹛Frost & Sullivan

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March 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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We Are Water Foundation Warns on World Water Day “We Eat More Water Than We Drink”

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LONDON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

March 22 – World Water Day – United Nations

— The United Nations says the proper management of water resources is key to ensuring an adequate supply for the growing demands of the world’s population.
— Most of the water we consume is related to food. To produce just one kilo of rice, 2,450 litres of water are required.
— The We Are Water Foundation works to raise awareness of the need to make good use of this resource and create an application for smartphones that calculates the amount of water needed to produce food – its Water Footprint.

March 21, 2012. Every year, World Water Day is held on 22 March, as decreed by the United Nations, and in this 2012 edition, it addresses water and food security. Today, more than 1,000 million people lack a basic water supply and 1.5 million children die each year from diseases caused by contaminated and non-drinkable water.

Xavier Torras, director of the We are Water Foundation, says, “Most water we humans consume is what comes to us through food. Each day, a person can drink about 2 litres of water, but to produce a kilo of rice, 2,450 litres of water are needed, and for a kilo of pork, nearly 6,000 litres. These are two examples of the amount of water needed to produce food. Water is not available in many parts of our planet.”

That is why the Foundation wishes to emphasise how important it is to ensure access to this vital resource. To this end, the Foundation has sought the support of Carlos Jimenez Renjifo, Desk Officer in Spain for the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), who warns about the need to seek joint solutions to this problem: “Already in 2012, the world’s population has reached 7 billion inhabitants and it is estimated that within three decades it may reach around 9 billion. Consequently, the water needs for food production or, in other words, the needs to ensure sustainable food supplies for much of the planet, will be one of the major problems we face in order to meet these growing demands for food.”

In order to increase awareness promoted by the United Nations, the We are Water Foundation has launched a campaign with the slogan “We eat more water than we drink”, and has created the “We Eat Water” application for smartphones. This application is a collection of kitchen recipes from different international cuisines, and each recipe is specified with its water footprint, which is the sum of all the water needed not only to cook from the recipes, but also all the water that has been used to produce that food.

As an example, to make a simple Chinese “wan tan”, no less than 5,804 litres of water are used. The We Eat Water application has a symbolic price of 0.79 euros. The money raised by the Foundation through the application will fund the four aid projects that the foundation is carrying out in the world in 2012, with organisations such as Unicef, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Oxfam and Education Without Borders.

About the We Are Water Foundation

The We Are Water Foundation has two main objectives. The first is to raise public and institutional awareness regarding water issues and to promote a new culture regarding water that allows for a fair and sustainable management of global water resources. The second is to implement all kinds of actions to mitigate the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources. The Foundation’s areas of activities include interventions in infrastructure, education, health and research in the most deprived areas of the planet.

http://www.wearewater.org
https://www.facebook.com/wearewaterfoundation
https://twitter.com/#!/wearewater

Press Office of We Are Water Foundation
Rosalia del Rio
rdelrio@ulled.com
Phone : +34915629083
Mobile: +34629452452

SOURCE﹛We Are Water Foundation

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March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

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Revival of the Electrical and Electronics Market Finds Resonance in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Market, Observes Frost & Sullivan

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Stricter Enforcement of Regulations in the Asia Pacific Prompt Higher Uptake of Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The water and wastewater treatment (WWWT) equipment market is gradually recouping from the economic downturn, with expected revenues of US$669.4 million in 2012, which is a substantial improvement on the US$566.2 in 2010. The credit for this upturn in fortunes goes to the revival of the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in Asia Pacific, as it holds huge potential for related support system markets, which include the WWWT equipment market.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.environmental.frost.com( http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/svcg.pag/EVEV )), Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Electrical and Electronics Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of US$566.2 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach US$906.4 million in 2015.

Asia Pacific’s rapid manufacturing growth, especially in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, and the revitalizing of its E&E devices industry has raised the demand for quality WWWT equipment. Singapore and Taiwan are likely to witness modestly high growth in the WWWT equipment market due to consistent demand from their E&E industries, while Japan and South Korea remain E&E powerhouses in the Asia Pacific.

There is a marked movement toward high value and technologically advanced E&E component production in the Asia Pacific. Simultaneously, there is also heightened demand for advanced, energy-efficient WWWT equipment with membranes, filtration parts, and improved functions. This is because water purification is crucial in the production of most electronics components.

“As E&E applications continue to expand in many sectors, including agricultural applications, suitable WWWT equipment is essential,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Melvin Leong. “Leading market participants in water and wastewater treatment technologies are introducing new treatment solutions for E&E manufacturers, as well as expanding aggressively within the Asia Pacific.”

Further, as high technicalities are involved in treatment of water and wastewater, end users prefer reputed equipment manufacturers for their WWWT needs. The WWWT equipment market in the E&E industry in Asia Pacific is populated by major international manufacturers, as well as other manufacturers of support systems such as disinfection and oxidation. Owing to the intense competition and inherent price sensitivity of end users, the market shares of the top-rung participants in this market have reduced.

The fallout of the WWWT equipment market’s dependence on the E&E industry is that it will feel the ripples of any disturbance in the end-user market. It is also influenced by the general economic environment in most countries in the Asia Pacific.

WWWTE companies also have to strategize for issues such as minimal compliance and high project investments. In the past, many end users were lax in complying with regulations due to cost constraints. However, this issue is a thing of the past, as costs have reduced up to 15 percent, depending on the types of equipment and process.

Further, regulatory bodies have tightened their approval process and have made it mandatory for most medium-income and all high-income economies such as Singapore, Japan, and South Korea to meet a specified level of quality of discharged water.

“Meanwhile, the recent economic recession reduced manufacturing capacity and expansion of the E&E industry, compelling market participants to focus on businesses outside Asia Pacific,” notes Leong. “Apart from reprioritizing business targets, companies can also enhance sales by producing disinfection systems that promote cost savings and environmental sustainability.”

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail with your contact details to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Electrical and Electronics Industry is part of the Environmental Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Food and Beverage Industry in Asia Pacific, Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Power Industry in Asia Pacific, and Ballast Water Treatment Market in Asia Pacific. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages more than 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1,000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Electrical and Electronics Industry

P5AC-15

Contact:

Donna Jeremiah
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +61-(02)-8247-8927
F: +61-(02)-9252-8066
E: djeremiah@frost.com

Carrie Low
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +603-6204-5910
F: +603-6201-7402
E: carrie.low@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

SOURCE﹛Frost & Sullivan

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March 22, 2012 at 11:32 am

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The Winner of the International Ibsen Award 2012 is Heiner Goebbels

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OSLO, Norway, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The International Ibsen Award( http://www.internationalibsenaward.com ), one of the world’s most prestigious theatre prizes, is awarded for bringing a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre. The winner receives 2.5 million kroner (330,000 Euro).

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20120320/519177 )

The jury says:

“Heiner Goebbels( http://www.heinergoebbels.com ) – creator of works for theatre, theatre director, composer, musician, teacher and festival programmer – is one of the great creative personalities of today.

He is responsible for an astounding body of work in disparate disciplines and has exerted a profound influence on theatre practitioners and musicians.

His theatrical work extends from a large scale work for the opera house to an installation for theatre without actors. Each piece is essentially different in character and form and each is genuinely ground breaking. He is a true innovator and his works defy conventional definition.

He has explored and expanded the relationship between theatre and music and in so doing has developed the elements of theatre in a way that has opened up new insights and possibilities. In this way he fulfills the fundamental purpose of theatre to widen our experience of ourselves and of the world.

His work has been seen in over 50 different countries transforming the experience of audiences and influencing a wide range of performing and creative artists.

The power and significance of his work will in the future increase and will influence theatre and theatre making for the decades and generations to come.”

About the winner:

Heiner Goebbels was born in Germany, 1952. He has composed and directed music theatre since the 1990s. Some of his most famous works include Black on White, Max Black, Eraritjaritjaka, Stifters Dinge, and Songs Of Wars I Have Seen. Most have been produced by Theatre Vidy, Lausanne.

Heiner Goebbels is professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the Justus-Liebig-Universitat GieBen, President of the Theatre Academy of Hesse, and artistic director for RUHRTRIENNALE.

Notes to editors:

— The award ceremony takes place during the International Ibsen Festival( http://nationaltheatret.no/Nationaltheateret/International/The_International_Ibsen_Festival_2012 ) at the National Theatre in Oslo 23/8 – 9/9. Eraritjaritjaka will be the festival’s finale.
— The Norwegian government funds the award.
— The award has previously been awarded to Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine and Jon Fosse.
— Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, Norway on the 20th March 1828.

Contact:

Stine Strachan
+47-95-91-17-99 / stine.strachan@nationaltheatret.no

SOURCE﹛National Theatret / The International Ibsen Award

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March 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

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