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GenScript to Synthesize Yeast Genome with Johns Hopkins Scientists

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — GenScript is pleased to announce that it will participate in the Synthetic Yeast Genome Sc2.0 Project, initiated and organized by Dr. Jef Boeke of Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) School of Medicine. Under the guidance of Dr. Boeke and his research lab, GenScript will complete the synthesis of a bulk length special yeast chromosome arm using GenScript’s leading technology platform.

In November 2011, Dr. Boeke’s lab published a landmark paper in Nature, which reported that the first multi-purpose designer yeast chromosome arm was successfully synthesized and was shown to be functional. After that, many international laboratories have joined his effort to pursue the synthesis of the entire yeast genome. GenScript is the only commercial entity to be invited to participate in this large-scale project.

“GenScript is very proud to be a part of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project,” said Dr. Frank Zhang, CEO and Chairman of GenScript. “Dr. Jef Boeke is leading a very significant and far-reaching research project. The ultimate goal is to generate an ideal model organism, and to design a synthetic biological system for the production of drugs, fuels, and other materials. GenScript is excited for the opportunity to contribute towards this goal.”

Founded in 2002, GenScript has grown together with the synthetic biology industry and is now the world’s largest gene synthesis supplier. Headquartered in New Jersey and with subsidiaries in Europe, Japan, and China, GenScript consistently provides the best research services to the scientific community worldwide. Besides the world-leading gene synthesis service, GenScript offers comprehensive services for biological research and early-phase drug discovery, such as bio-reagents, assay development & screening, antibody drug development and research animal model services. Through developing and applying innovative synthetic biology technologies, GenScript assists researchers in advancing and transforming research in biology.

SOURCE﹛GenScript USA Inc.

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August 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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Simplify Your Mobile Media Experience with RealPlayer for Android – One App for Music, Videos and Photos

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RealNetworks Introduces All-in-one Mobile Media Player from One of the World’s Most Recognized Brands in Media Players 每 Plus In-App Upgrade for Premium Features to Personalize Your Experience

SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — So, you just got your new Android Smartphone or tablet and there seems to be an app for just about everything. Why consider adding another media player? Your mobile digital media experience doesn’t have to be so complex!


RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today introduced the RealPlayer app for Android 每 an all-in-one app for music, videos and photos 每 that provides a much easier way to manage your mobile media experience. RealPlayer continues to be one of the most recognized media player( ) brands in the world. According to the June 2012 survey by Forrester Research, Inc., “Q2 2012 Forrester Online Omnibus”, the brand had 84% awareness in the US.*

The RealPlayer app for Android offers an easier way to enjoy music, videos and photos on the go. It simplifies the experience by letting you get all your entertainment with just one click 每 eliminating the need for multiple players and apps to browse your music; play your videos; get your photos; and connect and share on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

See a video demo of the RealPlayer app for Android here:

Acclaimed as one of the most popular media players for Android while still in Beta, with more than 11.2 million customers and one of the top three rated music players on Google Play, the RealPlayer app for Android just got better in its first commercial mobile release.

Now, in addition to its free full-functionality player, RealNetworks today introduced an in-app upgrade with new personalization capabilities, as well as expanded international support in nine languages.

The new in-app premium feature package adds a host of new capabilities, including an equalizer, metadata discovery, widgets, many other personalization tools and, for the first time, RealAudio and RealVideo (RMVB) support. This upgrade is available for a one-time charge of US$4.99, and as you would expect, no advertisements. For a full list of features and to catch our demo, go to Google Play( ).

“This is the media player that people want,” said Scott Uomoto, SVP Consumer and Helix Divisions of RealNetworks. “It delivers on what RealNetworks does best: helping people simplify, connect to, and enjoy their digital media in the increasingly complex world of mobile media. We drew on the rich heritage of the RealPlayer media platform, which has close to 500 million installs over the last 2.5 years — with 190 million installs alone over the last 12 months — and is one of the most recognized brands in media players worldwide.”

Key Features of the RealPlayer app for Android include the ability to:

— Easily Organize & Play Music – Use an intuitive interface,
metadata discovery, widgets and voice-controlled search.
— Listen to Music Your Way – You are the DJ with an equalizer,
playlist editor, cross fade and personalized radio.
— Share Your Media – Show off your media on Facebook, YouTube,
Flickr and Picasa.

To meet the needs of its growing international audience, the RealPlayer app is now localized and available in simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to English.

The RealPlayer app can be downloaded on Google Play( ).

About RealNetworks RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks corporate information is located at

RealNetworks and RealPlayer are registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

*Based on % of US online population

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August 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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UBM Announces Partnership Agreement with Trade Organisation – SIPPO

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FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In June UBM signed a partnership agreement with The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO), a performance mandate of SECO implemented by the foreign promotion department of OSEC, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of small and medium size enterprises from emerging markets in developing countries.

Through their partnership, UBM and SIPPO are recognising the importance of corporate social responsibility as part of their ongoing business models. The SIPPO programme helps small and medium sized enterprises in developing and transition countries to enhance their skills and gain a foothold in the Swiss and European markets by providing a wide range of information, training courses and matchmaking services.

Both parties will work directly with companies who have completed the SIPPO programme to assist in the trade promotion process. The overall purpose of the partnership is to encourage sustainable economic growth thus improving the contribution of small and medium sized enterprises from these emerging and transition markets in the global economy.

UBM holds CSR in the highest regard and to help the companies supported by SIPPO to gain maximum long term benefits, they are offering the opportunity to exhibit at Health ingredients Europe, Natural ingredients and Nutrition and Wellness 2012 (HiE, Ni & NuW) alongside a line up of over 600 other leading companies from around the globe. The event will offer valuable networking and advertising opportunities for companies participating in the SIPPO pavilion to aid them in their movement into Europe. These companies also have access to a range of free promotional tools to further improve their exhibiting experience.

Natasha Berrow, Brand Director for UBM’s Food Portfolio, expressed her excitement about working with SIPPO and fully supports UBM in helping these small and medium sized enterprises as much as possible to ensure they succeed in the European market.

“We are delighted to welcome SIPPO companies to our European Food ingredients and Health ingredients events. Our new partnership will provide a cost-effective platform for SME’s from emerging markets and markets in transition, to reach senior buyers from across Europe and the Globe.”

About Health ingredients Europe & NuW

Health ingredients Europe is part of the world leading Food ingredients, Natural ingredients and Health ingredients series of ingredients trade shows. These highly professional trade shows have been held successfully since 1986. Health ingredients Europe was launched in 2000 with Hi Europe (NuW) 2012 being the 7th edition of this show. Health ingredients Europe will be joining NuW Nutrition + Wellness Solutions in 2012, creating a new exhibition that provides a complete 360 perspective of the entire nutrition and wellness industry. For more information, visit

About the organiser

UBM Live is a division of UBM plc, which is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhI, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine and organises related conference activities. For more information, visit

Press contact

Courtney Rol
Marketing Manager, UBM Live
de Entree 73, Toren A, 1101 BH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 40 99 546 )


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August 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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Corvil Doubles Performance Across Entire Product Range

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Corvil first to market with Latency Management Solution Leveraging Intel Sandy Bridge

NEW YORK, LONDON and TOKYO, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Corvil, a provider of Latency Management Solutions for global electronic trading firms today announced a new range of appliances for its CorvilNet Latency Management System with hardware based on Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture. The new release will deliver greater than 2X performance increase for the same cost.

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Data rates continue to grow exponentially, trade monitoring and surveillance is more important than ever, yet electronic trading firms must fight to manage costs. This new release will enable Corvil’s customers to deploy latency management more broadly in their organization.

The new solution delivers twice the processing capacity, allowing customers to monitor greater volumes of market data and client trade flow. The new CNE-7300 appliance can perform full decode and analysis on up to 2 million messages per second. Storage capacity is also more than doubled allowing data to be retained and analyzed for longer periods of time. Data capture rates have more than doubled, and a new auto-compression feature uses spare CPU cycles to compress data which further increases disk capacity and capture rates. The CNE-7300 has an effective storage capacity of 60TB.

This performance improvement is delivered in a smaller form factor with reduced power and cooling requirements, important for all data centers but critically important for co-location facilities where many customers deploy Corvil equipment.

“With these appliances, we’ve taken the market-leading performance of our CorvilNet platform, and doubled it,” said Corvil VP of Product Management, Donal O’Sullivan. “Our customers are looking for enterprise-wide latency management solutions and we believe with this release we have delivered just that.”

The new appliances are available to order today. For further information log on to or e-mail


Corvil is a provider of Latency Management systems for global financial markets. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Dublin. Customers use Corvil for precision monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting of performance for their trading applications and networks. In addition, Corvil’s products are used to demonstrate latency compliance and transparency of services such as co-location, direct feeds and Direct Market Access (DMA) offered to trading clients. For more information on Corvil, please visit


Sheila Carroll
T: +353-1-859-1040


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August 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

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SIRVA Acquires South American-Based Relocation Company

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CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., a leading global relocation and moving services provider, has acquired Concept Mobility Services, a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based relocation and move management company.

The business will now operate as SIRVA Relocation, and will provide a full menu of domestic and international relocation services, including destination orientation, visa and immigration, household goods moving, and family services to clients moving employees to, from and within Brazil.

“South America is becoming a strategic market for our clients. This expansion increases our global footprint, enabling us to provide on-the-ground resources for our clients in this region,” said Debbie Balli, president, global relocation services at SIRVA. “This acquisition aligns with our goal of directly delivering services in critical global markets to enhance our customers’ mobility experience.”

“There is a growing demand for relocation services in South America, especially Brazil, as a result of corporate expansion and inbound foreign investment,” said Marcelo Fonsi at Concept Mobility Services. “Along with my colleague, Renato Lima, and our experienced team, we are very excited to align our local knowledge in this dynamic market with SIRVA’s world premier brand and global mobility capabilities to provide additional customer value.”

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

To learn more about SIRVA, visit or call +1-800-341-5648/ +44-1793-619-555/ +852-2104-6668.


A leading worldwide provider of relocation and moving solutions, SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. ( provides more than 230,000 relocations per year to corporations, government employees, and individual consumers through its family of companies. The Company delivers the best mobility experience at the lowest total cost to relocate through complete management of the global supply chain, the world’s leading global operations, industry-leading risk management processes, and full accountability and transparency of costs. SIRVA’s family of companies includes Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation, SIRVA Move Management, SIRVA Global Relocation, Inc. and SIRVA Settlement.

Media contact: Jon Reischel, +1-513-237-7758,

SOURCE﹛SIRVA Worldwide, Inc.

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August 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

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The Peninsula Boutique Sets Foots in Korea

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HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Peninsula Merchandising Limited and Momus Ventures Group, the distributor of Peninsula merchandise and operator of Peninsula Boutiques in South Korea, is proud to announce the opening of the first Korean boutique at the flagship Hyundai Department Store in the exclusive area of Apgujeong, Gangnam on 21 August, 2012. The Peninsula Boutique offers a wide range of food including the celebrated signature bespoke Swiss chocolates, exquisite Peninsula Tea blends, coffees, cookies, cakes and the renowned XO Chili sauce. Adding to the already exclusive luxury food is a selection of fine gifts for every occasion.

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Carrying the exclusive merchandise from The Peninsula Hotels, the group’s unique blend of the best of Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched service started at its flagship hotel, The Peninsula Hong Kong, in the 1920’s. The group is dedicated to providing luxurious comfort; modern facilities and intuitive technology combined with exceptional, personalised service.

With boutiques in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and U.S.A., customers can now enjoy The Peninsula shopping experience in Korea.

To celebrate the opening of the new boutique, there are great prizes to be won for a minimum spending of KRW50,000 at The Peninsula Boutique at Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong from 21 August, 2012 to 16 September, 2012.

First prize winner will enjoy a hotel package for two at The Peninsula Bangkok. The three-night accommodation package will include complimentary daily breakfast, spa treatments, and Peninsula Edition BMW limousine airport transfers valued at approximately KRW2.5 million. Other attractive prizes include the much sought after Peninsula Premium Mooncake Gift Box worth KRW280,000 for three winners and The Peninsula Bear Porcelain Mug worth KRW20,000 for 10 winners.

For details of entry, simply visit The Peninsula Boutique at the Hyundai Department Store, Apgujeong Main Branch, B1 or telephone +82-2-3449-5447, facsimile at +82-2-2231-4951, e-mail at or visit the internet at

A subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Peninsula Merchandising Limited distributes Peninsula merchandise and licenses Peninsula Boutiques in key gateways of Asia.

The Peninsula Boutique outlets are located at The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula Bangkok and The Peninsula Chicago. The Peninsula Merchandise is also available at selected retail outlets throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Beijing, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama, Seoul and Taipei.

The Peninsula Boutique & Cafe outlet is located at The Peninsula Tokyo.

A selection of merchandise is also available for purchase online and delivery in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea at

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

SOURCE  Peninsula Merchandising Limited

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August 21, 2012 at 9:32 am