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Airports Authority of Hong Kong Discussing Trends in Airfield Engineering This June

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SINGAPORE, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Air traffic in APAC is booming leading to an increased stress on existing infrastructure. Airport owners and operators are faced with two challenges:

  • how to retain operational efficiency while airfield assets are retrofitted and maintained
  • how to develop new airfields which can cope up with the advent of new and heavier aircraft entering service.

The AIRFIELD ENGINEERING & ASSET MAINTENANCE, organized by Transport IQ and to be run in Hong Kong during 18 – 19 June 2013, brings together experts from the global aviation industry to discuss the challenges and practical solutions in airfield development and maintenance.

Key topics to be presented by the experts include:

  • ACN/PCN determination for new and heavy aircrafts
  • Trends in Pavement Management Systems (PMS)
  • Life extension & recycling techniques for existing pavements
  • Friction testing methods and surface texture enhancement

Participating Airport Owners & Operators include:

  • AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
  • AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF HONG KONG
  • AIRPORTS VANUATU
  • AUCKLAND AIRPORT
  • NANJING LUKOU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, INDIA
  • MALAYSIA AIRPORTS HOLDINGS
  • ANGKASAPURA AIRPORTS II, INDONESIA
  • GATWICK AIRPORT
  • EDINBURG AIRPORT
  • SINGAPORE AIRFORCE

Participating Regulators include:

  • CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT OF HONG KONG
  • IATA
  • FAA

Aircraft Manufacturers

  • BOEING
  • AIRBUS

The programme this year will create discussions between regulators, airport owners and pilots’ associations from major growth markets. Don’t miss their presentations on aeronautical studies required to accommodate heavier aircraft and how pavements can be constructed using recycled material and more.

The AIRFIELD ENGINEERING & ASSET MAINTENANCE SUMMIT will attract 100+ senior delegates providing an ideal platform for all stakeholders in the regional aviation industry to network and learn from them.

For more information, visit www.airfieldengineering.com or email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388. If you are a member of the press and would like to cover the event, please get in touch with Susy.Angryany@iqpc.com.sgfor further details.

Source: Transport IQ

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April 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

DHL Express Introduces Enhanced Americas – Asia Pacific and Intra-Asian Connections

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SINGAPORE, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Improved transit times and additional connections for Asia-US and intra-Asian networks
  • Next-day delivery connection to US for Japanese customers
  • Non-stop US-Japan freighter service to introduce enhanced delivery capability to Tokyo for customers in Americas
  • Increase in freighter frequency to Australia

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has made significant enhancements to its intercontinental and intra-Asian service offering. The introduction of additional wide-bodied aircraft to DHL’s global aviation network, coupled with adjustments to its intra-Asian connections, has opened up service benefits for customers on key trade lanes, particularly between the Americas and Asia.  These enhancements will be launched by the end of April 2013.

Polar B767-300ERF
Polar B767-300ERF

Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “The integration and strategic scheduling of additional highly efficient freighter aircraft into our network will directly benefit a large number of markets across three continents. Trade between Asia and the US is predicted to grow 10% per annum up to 2020 (Note 1). We are improving service and adding capacity between Asia and the US to support the continued two-way growth we see on the world’s biggest trade lane. By providing more capacity and connections, DHL is helping customers capitalize on this potential.”

The first major network enhancement will be the introduction of a direct connection between Japan and DHL’s Americas Hub in Cincinnati, United States. A daily flight from the Japanese industrial city of Nagoya to Cincinnati will establish a next-day delivery service to the US for all locations directly serviced by DHL in Japan. A return connection between Cincinnati and Tokyo will enable a two-day delivery capability to the Japanese capital and surrounding metropolitan areas for shippers in the US, Canada and Latin America. Both routes will be serviced by Boeing 747-400 aircraft with a capacity of over 100 tons.

A second enhancement will see DHL double the frequency of its wide-bodied freighter connections to Australia from two to four days per week. By optimizing its intercontinental network and routing shipments via Japan, it will be able to reinforce its daily US-Australia connection, while at the same time offering additional and strategically timed daily capacity from key North Asian markets into Australia. This route will be supported by the introduction of two new Boeing 767-300ERF wide-bodied freighters with a capacity of over 55 tons.

Additionally, a new wide-bodied freighter flight will link Taipei, Incheon (Korea) and Nagoya (Japan), reinforcing express connections within the region. By connecting to the Nagoya-Cincinnati service, it will also provide additional capacity for customers shipping to the US from all three Asian markets.

Sean Wall, Senior Vice President of network operations and aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “The network developments will allow later handover times for shipments to the US from three of Asia’s major markets – Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The changes will enable next-day delivery capabilities to the US for all locations serviced by DHL in Japan. We are also significantly improving our connectivity to Japan and Australia. Beyond these benefits, this investment will provide a platform for continued growth within Asia Pacific itself.”

The Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300ERF wide-bodied aircraft will be operated by DHL partner airline Polar Air Cargo Worldwide.

Note 1: Beyond Asia: new patterns of trade, Ernst & Young,http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Beyond_Asia:_new_patterns_of_trade_in_Asia-Pacific/$FILE/Beyond%20Asia%20-%20new%20patterns%20of%20trade.pdf

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.

Source: DHL

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April 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

RS Provides Update on CCAA Proceedings

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CALGARY /PRNewswire/ — RS Technologies Inc. (“RS” or the “Company”), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that designs, engineers and manufactures composite utility poles, announced that it has taken several important steps under its Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (“CCAA”) proceedings that were commenced on March 14, 2013.
RS has obtained from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) an extension of the stay of proceedings contained in the initial order until June 28, 2013 (the “Stay Extension”). RS has also obtained an order authorizing it to commence a reverse claims procedure (the “Claims Procedure”) in order to identify all of its creditors and the amount of their claims against the Company arising prior to March 14, 2013.
In conjunction with the application of RS, FTI Consulting Canada Inc., in its capacity as a court-appointed monitor (the “Monitor”), has obtained an order approving a sale and investor solicitation procedure (“SISP”), authorizing the Monitor to execute a form of a stalking horse credit bid agreement with Werklund Capital Corporation and Melbye Skandinavia AS (collectively “WCC/Melbye”) and increasing the amount of interim financing available from WCC/Melbye. The interim financing the Company now has available under the interim financing credit agreement is up to a maximum amount of $2,750,000.
The SISP will provide a procedure by which RS will solicit third party interest from persons or entities with respect to a sale of some or all of its assets or an equity investment with a restructuring of RS’s outstanding indebtedness. The Monitor will now implement the procedures outlined in greater detail in the SISP.
RS’s ultimate goal in relation to the SISP is the completion of a transaction (the “Transaction”), which restructures its affairs in such a way so as to maximize its value to all of its stakeholders. Any such Transaction would need to be approved by the Court upon completion of the SISP.
While under CCAA protection, the Company continues its operations in the normal course, under the supervision of the Monitor. The Monitor will also be responsible for implementing the SISP, reviewing RS’s ongoing operations, liaising with creditors and other stakeholders and reporting to the Court.
In addition, on March 27, 2013, RS obtained an order of the Court approving a key employee retention plan. Further details of the Stay Extension, Claims Procedure, SISP and the key employee retention plan can be obtained from the Monitor’s website at http://cfcanada.fticonsulting.com/RS/default.htm.
Since the commencement of the CCAA proceedings, RS has continued to run as a going concern and has been successful in receiving, processing and shipping orders on time to North American and international customers, including the ongoing fulfillment of two significant pole orders to utility companies in Norway.
Certain information regarding RS in this news release including management’s assessment of future plans and operations and the timing thereof, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks including, without limitation, risks associated with loss of markets, currency fluctuations, competition from other systems providers, the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and the uncertainty involved in Court proceedings and the implementation of a Plan of Arrangement under the CCAA. As a consequence, RS’s actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or, if any of them do so, what benefits RS will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and RS does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
About RS
RS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that designs, engineers and manufactures composite utility poles. The poles are used in transmission, distribution and communication applications and offer a lighter, more durable and longer-lasting solution over wood, steel and concrete alternatives. In many instances, the environmentally friendly poles deliver the lowest total installed and lifecycle cost solution of any pole on the market. With installations dating back to 2003, RS has over 280 customers globally.
For further information:
RS Technologies Inc.
Tel: (403) 219-8000
Fax: (403) 219-8001
Email: info@RSpoles.com
Source: RS Technologies Inc.

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April 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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Infosys (NYSE: INFY) Announces Results for the Quarter and Year ended March 31, 2013

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BANGALORE, India /PRNewswire/ —
Q4 revenues grew by 1.4% sequentially; FY13 revenues grew by 5.8%
Financial Highlights
Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013
Revenues were US$1,938 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013;
QoQ growth was 1.4%
YoY growth was 9.4%
Net profit was US$444 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013;
QoQ growth was 2.3%
YoY decline was 4.1%
Earnings per American Depositary Share (EPADS) was US$0.78 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013;
QoQ growth was 2.6%
YoY decline was 3.7%
The Board of Directors recommended a final dividend of 27 per ADS for fiscal 2013 (equivalent to final dividend of approximately US$0.50 per ADS at the prevailing exchange of 54.29 per US$). The Register and Share Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from June 1, 2013 to June 15 2013 (both days inclusive)
Liquid assets including cash and cash equivalents, current available-for-sale financial assets, investment in certificates of deposits and government bonds were US $4.4 billion versus US $4.1 billion as on December 31, 2012
Other highlights:
Infosys and its subsidiaries added 56 clients during the quarter
Gross addition of 8,990 employees (net addition of 1,059) for the quarter by Infosys and its subsidiaries
156,688 employees as on March 31, 2013 for Infosys and its subsidiaries
The company listed its American Depository Shares (ADS) on NYSE Euronext’s (NYX) London and Paris markets
The company has decided to set aside up to US$100 million to invest in products, platforms and solutions ideas in line with Infosys 3.0 strategy
“Global economic uncertainties remain challenging for the IT industry,” said S. D. Shibulal, CEO and Managing Director. “We are progressing well on our strategic direction of building a high-quality company which is relevant to our clients. We are making all the investments necessary to differentiate ourselves in the market place while positioning ourselves as a partner of choice for our clients.”
“The global currency market continues to be volatile reflecting the uncertain economic environment. Our hedging strategy helps us to minimize the volatility impact,” said Rajiv Bansal, Chief Financial Officer. “We have a healthy balance sheet with our cash and cash equivalents at US$4.4 billion.”
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/589162 )
Outlook*
The company’s outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, under IFRS is as follows:
Revenues are expected to grow 6% to 10.0%;
*Exchange rates considered for major global currencies: AUD / USD – 1.04; GBP / USD – 1.51; Euro / USD – 1.28
Business Highlights
We continue to see good adoption our products and platforms from our clients. This quarter we had 12 wins (excluding Finacle™) across industries and geographies, taking our total number of clients for products and platforms to over 75.
In the last quarter we expanded our global footprint with a new delivery center in Munich, Germany, an onshore operations center in the Metro Atlanta Area, U.S. and a new delivery center for our BPO subsidiary in San José, Costa Rica.
The District of Columbia awarded us to implement the District of Columbia Access System (DCAS). DCAS will be a state-of-the-art health and human services solution that provides the District’s Health Benefit Exchange, a new integrated eligibility system for Medicaid, private health insurance and other programs with new case management capabilities that span programs and agencies. This system will be used to determine eligibility and to enroll individuals, families, and small businesses that purchase health care coverage through the Exchange’s online marketplace.
Our focus on Cloud and Big Data as new growth areas continues to yield results; we currently have more than 200 engagements and 3,500 experts in our Cloud practice. Over the last quarter, we won over 10 engagements across Cloud services, Big Data and security. Our vision of investing in new growth areas with differentiated solutions was strengthened by the launch of Infosys BigDataEdge that radically simplifies the complex task of analyzing Big Data to discover relevant information.
Mobility is an important focus for enterprises to make their organizations more efficient and customer centric and we are helping our clients realize the full business potential of mobility. In the last quarter we started 18 new engagements across various areas like business and technology consulting, customer outreach, mobile marketing, field services, enterprise efficiency.
During the fourth quarter, we applied for 21 unique patent applications in India and the U.S. With this, we have 532 patent applications undergoing various stages of patent prosecution in India, the U.S. and other jurisdictions, and have been granted 84 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and three patents by the Luxembourg patent office.
Awards and Recognition
Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub won the 2012 Golden Peacock Award for the most innovative product/service.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) presented its prestigious Business Innovation Award to Infosys Edge™.
We have been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in recognition of our use of information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and business and change the world for the better.
Our enterprise mobility services were rated highly by various analysts, including a leader rating in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013 report.
Ovum, the global analyst firm, recognized Flypp™ Digital Experience Platform as a well-developed ecosystem of services, large repository of apps (comparable to Google Play and the App Store) and monetization processes.
We won top accolades at the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards 2013, marking us as one of UK’s best internship providers.
Board of Directors
Mr. Leo Puri has been appointed Additional Director of the Company with effect from April 11, 2013.
He will hold office up to the date of the Annual General Meeting, when his appointment as a director will be placed for the approval of the shareholders.
Mr. Puri is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company’s Asia-Pacific Financial Institution Practice. He has served as a Senior Partner of the firm, and has 25 years of experience of working in consulting to financial institutions. Between 2007 and 2011, he was a Managing Director with Warburg Pincus & Company, a leading Private Equity Firm, responsible for investments in India and financial institutions in relevant Asian markets.
Welcoming Leo Puri to the Board, K. V. Kamath, Chairman said, “Leo Puri is one of the best known leaders of corporate India. He brings enormous value with his vast experience in the consulting field.”
About Infosys Ltd
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That’s why Forbes ranked Infosys #19 among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals.
Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its 156,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise® today.
Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
Infosys Limited and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of
(Dollars in millions except share data)

March 31, 2013

March 31, 2012

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$4,021

$4,047

Available-for-sale financial assets

320

6

Investment in certificates of deposit

68

Trade receivables

1305

1156

Unbilled revenue

449

368

Prepayments and other current assets

391

300

Derivative financial instruments

19

Total current assets

6,505

5,945

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

1,191

1,063

Goodwill

364

195

Intangible assets

68

34

Available-for-sale financial assets

72

2

Deferred income tax assets

94

62

Income tax assets

201

204

Other non-current assets

44

32

Total non-current assets

2,034

1,592

Total assets

$8,539

$7,537

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Derivative financial instruments

$9

Trade payables

35

5

Current income tax liabilities

245

207

Client deposits

6

3

Unearned revenue

152

107

Employee benefit obligations

113

98

Provisions

39

26

Other current liabilities

568

482

Total current liabilities

1,158

937

Non-current liabilities

Deferred income tax liabilities

23

2

Other non-current liabilities

27

22

Total liabilities

1,208

961

Equity

Share capital-5 ($0.16) par value

600,000,000 equity shares authorized, issued and outstanding 571,402,566 and 571,396,401, net of 2,833,600 treasury shares each as of March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, respectively

64

64

Share premium

704

703

Retained earnings

7,666

6,509

Other components of equity

(1,103)

(700)

Total equity attributable to equity hulders of the company

7,331

6,576

Non-contrulling interests

Total equity

7,331

6,576

Total liabilities and equity

$8,539

$7,537

Infosys Limited and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Dollars in millions except share and per equity share data)

Three months ended March 31, 2013

Three months ended March 31, 2012

Year ended March 31, 2013

Year ended March 31, 2012

Revenues

$1,938

$1,771

$7,398

$6,994

Cost of sales

1,261

1,041

4,637

4,118

Gross profit

677

730

2,761

2,876

Operating expenses:

Selling and marketing expenses

96

91

373

366

Administrative expenses

124

111

479

497

Total operating expenses

220

202

852

863

Operating profit

457

528

1,909

2,013

Other income

125

131

433

397

Profit before income taxes

582

659

2,342

2,410

Income tax expense

138

196

617

694

Net profit

$444

$463

$1,725

$1,716

Other comprehensive income

Fair value changes on available-for-sale financial asset, net of tax effect

1

1

(2)

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

74

244

(404

(760)

Total other comprehensive income

$75

$244

$(403)

$(762)

Total comprehensive income

$519

$707

$1,322

$954

Profit attributable to:

Owners of the company

$444

$463

$1,725

$1,716

Non-contrulling interests

$444

$463

$1,725

$1,716

Total comprehensive income attributable to:

Owners of the company

$519

Non-contrulling interests

$519

$707

$1,322

$954

Earnings per equity share

Basic ($)

0.78

0.81

3.02

3.00

Diluted ($)

0.78

0.81

3.02

3.00

Weighted average equity shares used in computing earnings per equity share

Basic

571,402,566

571,392,171

571,399,238

571,365,494

Diluted

571,402,566

571,399,573

571,400,091

571,396,142

NOTE:
1. The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months and year ended March 31, 2013 has been taken on record at the Board meeting held on April 12, 2013
2. A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the company can be downloaded from http://www.infosys.com
Fact Sheet: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/operations/Fact-sheet-Q4-2013.pdf
INR Press Release: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/operations/INR-press-release-Q4.pdf
Source: Infosys
Related stocks: NYSE:INFY

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April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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InnoPack Pharma Confex to Focus on Innovation in Packaging for Compliance and Safety

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MUMBAI, India /PRNewswire/ — The 2nd edition of InnoPack Pharma taking place from 27-28 June 2013, in Mumbai, India will gather over 150 packaging professionals and around 30 exhibitors to the confex which is dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery systems.
One of a kind in the Indian healthcare industry, InnoPack India continues to differentiate itself through its high-quality audience and positioning on technological innovations in packaging and delivery systems for pharmaceutical products. “InnoPack provides a platform with good opportunities to network and discuss critical packaging issues,” says Ulrike Kreysa, Vice President Healthcare, GS1 Global.
For all the pharma packaging professionals, the 2013 edition will offer many new features in terms of conference topics, networking formats and an exhibition area. This year, as a new approach, InnoPack India will focus on innovation in pharma packaging for compliance and safety. This topic has been chosen as the guiding principle by the strategic advisory board comprising of Gautam Buddha, Senior Director Packaging Development, Dr Reddy’s Laboratory; Santanu Chowdhury, Associate Director Packaging Development; Ranbaxy and Rajesh Mishra, General Manager Packaging Development, Abbott to reflect on the important role played by compliance in the development of drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging in order to create innovative solutions improving patient compliance. All the while, changes in regulatory requirements, the need to optimise manufacturing processes, cost reduction and sustainable development must be taken into account.
At the conference, a panel of international experts including Tassilo Korab, Director, Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council Europe (HCPC Europe); Laura Bix, Associate Professor, School Of Packaging — Michigan State University; Robert Winter, Director Materials Management, Pfizer and David Dronneau, Innovation and Technology Head, R&D Clinical Supplies, Sanofi amongst others will tackle different aspects in the development of innovative packaging solutions over the course of more than 20 presentations and a number of debates offering a complete round-up of the current situation and new trends with regard to patient safety and compliance packaging, innovation in packaging materials and drug delivery devices, packaging for differentiation and consumers’ perception in packaging, sustainable packaging solutions for drugs and advancements in cost-effective anti-counterfeiting technologies.
InnoPack Pharma Confex brings a series of innovative networking sessions which will take place alongside the conference programme. These meetings will enable participants to discuss in detail and receive expert guidance on current issues. For more information please visit, http://www.innopack-india.com.
Corporate partners and exhibitors include: SMI Coated Products, Karomi Technology, ITC Limited, Videojet Technologies, USP Packaging Solutions, Super Label Mfg Co, Reynders Label Printing, TEWS Elektronik, SNS Pro-pack Equipments, ITW India and West Pharmaceuticals Services.
About the organisers
About CPhI
CPhI India is the largest and most important meeting place for the Indian pharma industry. Each year CPhI attracts around 850 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors to the show, providing us with an unrivalled reach to all the key decision makers in the Indian pharma industry.
About UBM India
UBM India is a subsidiary of UBM plc, which is the second largest independent exhibition organiser in the world. It is the largest trade exhibition organiser in India, responsible for 26 exhibitions in different locations across the country. The company is also involved in the organisation of conference programmes throughout India and in the publications of trade journals and magazines. For further details please visit the UBM India website, http://www.ubmindia.in.
Contact
Shwetha Prabhu, +91(0)22-6172-7001, conferences-india@ubm.com
Source: UBM India

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April 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

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Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Threatens, GenScript Supports Researchers in Impending Battle with Rush Gene Service

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PISCATAWAY, N.J./PRNewswire/ — This week the World Health Organization reported three cases in which humans were infected with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus in China. These are the first reports of the H7N9 strain infecting humans. Currently, it is unclear whether or not the virus can be spread via human-to-human contact, however genetic sequences for the virus have been published, and the Center for Disease Control has reported the start of vaccine development for the virus.
The foundation of vaccine development is often the identification and re-construction of the parts of the viral genome sequence that encode for antigens capable of eliciting the necessary immune response to fight the live virus. Gene synthesis is a powerful tool for vaccine development, enabling the rapid construction of any vector expressing an antigen capable of eliciting the necessary immune response.
GenScript is committed to arming researchers with the necessary custom bioreagents, such as synthetic DNA, to accelerate research to prevent the spread of disease. As proof of this commitment, GenScript recently became the fastest global biotech company to complete synthesis of a key H7N9-related gene on April 5th, in only four days, using our Rush Gene Synthesis Service. In the effort to accelerate critical research, GenScript has now synthesized over 30 crucial H7N9-related genes in our collaborations with prestigious institutions including the NIH, CDC, and Chinese Academy of Science, as well as leading vaccine centers in the United States and research organizations in Hong Kong and Japan.
Whether or not an H7N9 outbreak will occur remains to be seen, but at GenScript, we know that the best way to prevent the spread of disease is to be prepared.
*GenScript follows strict regulatory compliance procedures when synthesizing and delivering any type of DNA sequence known to encode for infectious disease. End users of these sequences must have appropriate regulatory clearances.
About GenScript
Founded in 2002, GenScript is a leading biology CRO specializing in the delivery of customized, biology research services including gene and peptide synthesis, protein expression, antibody generation and drug discovery/development. GenScript is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ, has subsidiaries in Europe, Japan, and China, and has over 1,300 employees, who are dedicated to providing biology research services and products to 86 countries worldwide.
Source: GenScript USA Inc.

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April 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

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