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World’s First Cloud-based Wireless ECG – SPYDER Achieves CE Certification

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SINGAPORE, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — WEB Biotechnology Pte Ltd (, which makes the world’s first cloud-based continuous ECG monitor called the Spyder, has achieved CE certification for its ECG monitoring solution. The company, which is based in Singapore, makes a revolutionary wireless ECG monitoring system meant to replace traditional hospital remote monitoring systems such as the Holter ECG, which are wired recorders. These are bulky and limited to a maximum of 48 hours of monitoring because they cannot be self-administered.

Cloud-based Wireless ECG Monitoring System - Spyder
Cloud-based Wireless ECG Monitoring System – Spyder

The 48g Spyder employs a leadless sensor, attached directly to the chest and employs a wireless paired smartphone to display the ECG and to transmit signals to a secured cloud server. The inconspicuous sensor allows continuous monitoring for up to 3 days on a single charge, increasing the sensitivity of detection of abnormal heart rhythms. In trial test in Singapore, patients have worn the system for up to 2 weeks at a time. For patients, the ability to move about, even travel across borders with the system, is now a reality.

The commonest use of the Spyder system would be in diagnosis of symptoms such as palpitations, where abnormal beats or rhythms may be missed if a shorter period of monitoring is employed. Data is transferred wirelessly to a cloud server where algorithms are employed to screen the data. Physicians can access this data through a secure web-based interface and analyze rhythms from Spyder units under their purview. Traditional hospital systems require patients to return the recorders first for data to be downloaded but as Spyder transmits ECG continuously, data analysis can begin while the patient still has the Spyder on.

As the cloud-based solution works in any smart-phone data-enabled location, worldwide remote ECG monitoring is now feasible. A patient, for example, can be in London and his physician can access his ECG from Hong Kong! The Spyder ECG is currently available in Singapore and Malaysia and the company is looking to expand its distribution network to Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Media contact: Dr Philip Wong
Designation: Founder and Medical Director
Mobile: +65-9004-0739

Source: WEB Biotechnology Pte Ltd

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August 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Maritime Corrosion Protection: Key to a Sustainable Maritime Economy

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SHANGHAI, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Presently, the maritime corrosion protection is becoming increasingly important, with an expected average annual growth rate of more than 30%. In 2012, the market size of the maritime corrosion protection industry had already reached more than 14 billion Yuan. It is predicted that by the end of 2015, the output of maritime industry will reach 7.05 trillion Yuan.

Maritime corrosion protection advancement in technology and engineering will further improve sea transportation, offshore structures, oil & gas structures and pipelines. This will lead to a more sustainable maritime economy. The maritime corrosion protection industry will keep on evolving to ensure all marine structures and assets performance remain at their best condition.

Supported byMarintec, Maritime Corrosion Protection and Integrity 2013 (MCI) will be held on 24-25 October in Shanghai, China.

Features of the summit:

  • Corrosion protection update – Focusing onlatest available methods and technologiesto increase protection
  • Risk assessment and inspection methods – Utilizing a Monte Carlo Sensitivity Analysis with Markov Chain Analysis to Determine the Impact of Risk on your Structure’s Corrosion
  • Cost benefits of employing latest methodologies and technologies – Utilizing Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)and Surveillance Methods in Assessing Corrosion
  • Reinforcing Other Protection Technologies with Cathodic Protection
  • Panel Discussion: Maintenance of Corrosion Affected Assets vs. Retrofitting and Replacement to Increase Asset Lifecycle

Hear from our guest speakers include:

  • Ian Mcinnes, Project Manager Asset Integrity Fabric Maintenance / Coating Specialist, Shell Ltd. U.K. & Europe,
  • Zhao Zhiming Chief Advisor, China Petroleum & Petrochemical Equipment Industry Association
  • Zhou Bin, Chief Designer, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • Teng Yao, Vice Chief Technology Officer, CIMC Raffles
  • Shen Juhua, Deputy General Manager of Ocean Engineering Department, SinoPacific Offshore & Engineering
  • Xin Wenbin, Director of Ship Repair Department, Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Ian Mcinnes ,Project Manager Asset Integrity Fabric Maintenance / Coating Specialist, Shell Ltd. U.K. & Europe

Zhao Zhiming, Chief Advisor, China Petroleum & Petrochemical Equipment Industry Association

Zhou Bin, Chief Designer, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Teng Yao, Vice Chief Technology Officer, CIMC Raffles

Shen Juhua, Deputy General Manager of Ocean Engineering Department, SinoPacific Offshore & Engineering

Xin Wenbin, Director of Ship Repair Department, Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd.

And many more…Click hereto download the brochure.


For more information, please visit:

Media Contact:

Cady Sun
UBM conferences 
T: +86-21-61573915

About Marintec China:

Marintec China is Asia’s largest and most authoritative maritime trade fair on the event calendar. With increasing worldwide recognition and reputation, the exhibition is attracting an increasing number of high-profile exhibitors and visitors from around the world. In 2011, there were more than 1,650 exhibiting companies from 31 countries and regions exhibiting in the show, occupying over 70,000sqm in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), while it also attracted over 50,000 trade visitors from 87 countries and regions. Marintec China 2013 will be held from 3-6 December, 2013.

About UBM Conferences:

UBM Conferences provides innovative, content-rich events for its parent company UBM PLCs divisions around the world, delivering excellent content, training, strategy, thought leadership and best practices to business professionals across a wide range of industries. We focus on content-rich conferences that truly meet the industry needs. Each part of the Conference is well researched, diligently planned and flawlessly executed to deliver you a high quality experience that exceeds expectation.

Source: UBM Conferences China

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August 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

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The 3rd NDDS China is Coming in November

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SHANGHAI, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Newly improved delivery systems for primary available drugs are not only beneficial for patients but also less complicated while offering needle-free delivery and a reduction in the dose of active ingredients. According to statistics, the global Drug Delivery Systems market is projected to reach$196.4 billion by 2014. And the global injectable drug delivery market is expected to be worth $29.981 billion by 2015. Therefore, huge market opportunities and challenges exist at the same time in NDDS, both for pharma manufacturers and NDDS suppliers.

The 3rd NDDS China 2013
The 3rd NDDS China 2013

Organized by CPhI and UBM Conferences, both NDDS 2011 & 2012 were successful in offering a platform for the NDDS industry to network and learn, in addition both forums were highly regarded by the attending delegates.The 3rd NDDS & Clinical Trial Management China 2013 will take place on 27th-28th November at the Crowne Plaza Century Park, Shanghai. This year’s edition will deliver themes which will drive cross-industry co-operation, engage in learning about the latest market trends and advancements in both technique and methodology, and to provide a business network environment to the unique participants of this conference. The two-day conference will include 3 chapters: Drug discovery and research fulfillments, Novel pathways for future drug delivery solutions and Biotherapeutic drug delivery towards clinical science development. There will be 16 professional presentations and 2 panel discussions exploring the commercial value, techniques, requirements and clinical science of NDDS. To download the full agenda, please visit

If you have any questions, please call +86-21-61573930 or send an email to

Media Contact

Ms. Tracy Cui
Tel: +86-21-6157 3919
Fax:+86-21-6157 7299

Source: UBM Conferences

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August 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

Filipino Knights of Columbus Honored for Evangelization

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Chapel Constructed, Catechists Sent to Remote Area
SAN ANTONIO/PRNewswire/ — Knights of Columbus Marikina Valley Council 6178 in Marikina City, the Philippines, was honored for its spiritual and charitable outreach to a remote tribal community.
The council was awarded the 2013 International Church Activity Award at the 131st annual international convention of the Knights of Columbus held in San Antonio this week.
The Luzon council’s goal was to help bring the Catholic faith to the Dumagat tribal community, which lives in the remote district of Paglitao, accessible only by a two-and-a-half hour journey on foot. The mountain trail is not passable when it rains.
The Knights’ ministry to the Dumagat people has included a number of different projects, including the construction of a Catholic chapel in the village. The council has also sponsored the ministry of catechists, who stayed in the village for months and laid the groundwork for ongoing conversion of the Dumagats.
Careful not to neglect the material needs of the people, the Marikina council also provided emergency aid, including rice, canned goods, coffee, sugar, vegetable seedlings, and children’s toys at the cost of PHP 500,000 (US $11,390). While much-needed charitable aid to the community was a priority, the apostolate’s chief focus was on the highest form of charity ― the offer and sharing of faith.
Sixty-five members of the council have participated in the program, collectively volunteering more than 3,600 hours of service. To date, the program has assisted more than 900 people.
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest in New Haven, Conn. With charity as its central commitment, the organization has grown to 1.8 million members worldwide. During the past year, Knights donated more than $167.5 million and more than 70 million hours of service to charitable causes.
Source: Knights of Columbus

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August 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

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Marken Expands Kit-Building Operations In Singapore

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Singapore Joins Marken’s Other Facilities around the Globe
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. /PRNewswire/ — Marken announced today that they have expanded their kit-building operations into Singapore due to a growing demand from its clients. The facility is fully operational and began shipping for its first client earlier this year.
The kit-building unit in Singapore is managed by a dedicated trained staff and is supported by the GMP operators and QA personnel who operate the depot facility. The depot / kit facility is also adjacent to Marken’s Singapore distribution hub, located near the Chiangi airport. Marken staff can therefore receive drug product and kit materials at the depot, assemble and store kits, store drug product and distribute all clinical materials to investigator sites throughout Asia.
The addition of the Singapore site is part of an ongoing global expansion plan within Marken. With kit-building locations already operational in Hamburg and now Singapore, Marken is also evaluating an additional kit-building facility in either Miami or Brazil in the coming months.
Marken currently produces 15,000 kits per month and distributes more than 350,000 kits annually to investigator sites around the world. Ample capacity is currently available, and more capacity will be added as client demand develops.
Wes Wheeler, Marken’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to be able to offer this expanded service to our clients in the APAC region. Our ability to assemble kits in Singapore gives us a solid platform in Asia and again enhances our portfolio of services to clients in the region. We look forward to serving more global clients with our other facilities as we continue to grow, both in the Asia region and around the world.”
About Marken
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain solutions provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 clinical investigators in more than 150 countries. Marken integrates Depot and Logistics services into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment naive geographies.
Source: Marken

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August 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

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Light Reading Launches the 2013 Leading Lights Awards

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Communications industry’s most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, is now accepting entries in 14 categories — winners to be revealed during gala dinner at THE OUT NYC, one of the world’s trendiest hotels

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Online telecom publication Light Reading ( has launched its prestigious annual awards program, the Leading Lights, and is now accepting entries in 14 categories that recognize the full breadth of achievement across the global communications technology and services sector.

This year’s awards include a number of new categories that reflect current communications services trends and highlight the importance of innovation.

The categories are:

  • Best New Product (Cable)
  • Best New Product (Mobile)
  • Best New Product (Telecom)
  • Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service *NEW*
  • Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service *NEW*
  • Most Innovative 4G Service *NEW*
  • Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment *NEW*
  • Most Innovative Video Service *NEW*
  • Most Innovative SMB Service *NEW*
  • Most Innovative Enterprise Service *NEW*
  • Company of the Year (Private)
  • Company of the Year (Public)
  • Best Deal Maker
  • Light Reading Hall of Fame

Entries can be submitted, and more information can be found, by visiting

The deadline for Leading Lights entries and Light Reading Hall of Fame nominations is Friday, August 30, 2013. Finalists for the Leading Lights Awards will be announced by Friday, September 6, 2013.

Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. The awards program, which is managed and judged by Light Reading’s editors, along with the industry analyst team at Heavy Reading (, is free to enter.

The winners, as well as Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees, will be announced at a gala dinner to be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at THE OUT NYC, which was voted one of the world’s leading “Trendsetter” hotels in Fodor’s 2012 Hotel Awards.

The awards dinner take places the evening preceding Light Reading’s Ethernet & SDN Expo (, which runs October 2 and 3 and is co-located with at the Interop show at the Javits Center, New York.

“This will be the ninth Leading Lights Awards program, and, with all the upheaval ongoing in the industry due to 4G, OTT, cloud and network virtualization, it’s going to be the most thrilling. And we’re going to have one hell of a party at THE OUT,” stated Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre.

For more on this year’s Leading Lights, see “2013 Leading Lights Awards: Open for Entries”

For information on Leading Lights sponsorship opportunities and tickets to the Leading Light Awards Gala please contact

Ray Le Maistre
Editor in Chief, Light Reading

Amy Averbook
Sr. Director of Marketing, UBM DeusM

About Light Reading
Light Reading( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

Source: Light Reading

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August 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

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Legends of Silicon Valley Honored at Annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference

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– Third annual “Legends of Silicon Valley Forum” gathers visionary panelists to discuss the valley’s future outlook of innovation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — At GIL 2013: Silicon Valley, The Frost & Sullivan Institute brings together a panel for “The Legends of Silicon Valley Forum” taking place Wed., Sept. 11 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif.
The forum will bring together a panel of 12 pioneers to lead a provocative and interactive discussion focused around the anticipated outlook of innovation in Silicon Valley. Candid dialogue exploring key insights and best practices driving today’s stakeholders will include social media, green technologies, cloud computing, and transcendent management issues, such as innovation and retention of talent.
For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about partnering with The Frost & Sullivan Institute, or for GIL 2013: Silicon Valley, please email Frost & Sullivan’s Global Director of Corporate Communications, Mireya Espinoza, at
“The Frost & Sullivan Institute’s Board of Advisors is made up of support partners as well as visionaries, innovators and leaders from Silicon Valley. This year the board has done an amazing job at identifying and honoring 12 notable individuals who have made significant contributions to economic development in Silicon Valley,” said Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad. “It is an honor for the Frost & Sullivan Institute to induct the 12 panelists into the Legends of Silicon Valley.”
Andrew Keen, CNN columnist and the host of “Keen On,” will be moderating the discussion, which will include:
InvenSense’s Chief Executive Officer Behrooz Abdi
Extreme Networks, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Berger
Telenav’s Chief Executive Officer HP Jin
Brocade’s Founder and Managing Editor Lloyd Carney
Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Founder and Managing Director Timothy Draper
Symmetricom, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Fetter
Fogarty Institute for Innovation’s Founder and Chairman Thomas J Fogarty, M.D.
EFI’s Chief Executive Officer Guy Gecht
NETGEAR’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Lo
Guidewire’s Chief Executive Officer Marcus Ryu
Echelon Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Sege
Fortinet’s Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Xie
GIL 2013: Silicon Valley networks some of today’s greatest visionaries, innovators and leaders to share their best practices and engage one another in candid discussions on how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges. Attendees will also participate in ice breaking workshops, interactive sessions, networking activities and luncheons, event kickoffs, exhibitions, demonstrations, executive insights and more from Sept. 8 to 11. Click here to register for GIL 2013: Silicon Valley, or visit . Also, feel free to join the conversation on Twitter through #GILSV.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.
Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.
The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.
For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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August 12, 2013 at 9:48 am

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