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Charity Gala “La Part des Anges”: A EUR 32,000 Record of Sale for Jeroboam LOUIS XIII

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COGNAC, France /PRNewswire/ — Held at Castle Brillac (Charente), the 2013 auction organized on behalf of the French Red Cross and the Ark of Charente saw – among 27 prizes – the price of LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam rise up at EUR 32,000 (estimated at EUR 20,000). A beautiful record for the 8th edition of “La Part des Anges” charity auction.
For 7 years, Cognac Houses have selected extraordinary prizes among their treasures. This year, Remy Martin House of Cognac offered one LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam. The buyer said: “I know the Cellar Masters who took part, generation after generation, into the making of this beautiful LOUIS XIII decanter which pays tribute to the greatest moments of the twentieth century. It is a pleasure to have this Jeroboam steeped in history, and to support such charity purpose.”
LOUIS XIII Cognac is the magical result of the strong and timeless complicity that has united viticulture and Remy Martin for over 130 years. This elixir of 1,200 eaux-de-vie, aged from 40 to 100 years old, all produced from the soil of Grand Champagne in the most precious plots of vines of the Cognac region is the most appreciated by Cognac top connoisseurs.
About LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam
Masterpiece of the LOUIS XIII collection, Le Jeroboam is four times the capacity of the regular LOUIS XIII. Each decanter is individually fashioned by a team of nine crystal craftsmen, among the most qualified – at Cristallerie de Sevres.
As it was in the past century, LOUIS XIII confirms its status among the luxury icons.

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September 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

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Rohde & Schwarz Equips ATC Centers in Ireland and Iceland With State-of-the-Art IP Voice Communications for Air Navigation Services

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MUNICH, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Aviation authorities in Ireland (Irish Aviation Authority – IAA) and Iceland (ISAVIA) have selected Rohde & Schwarz as sole supplier for modernizing their communications equipment. The company will provide two fully IP-based voice communications control systems as well as HF radios. One system will be installed in the ISAVIA COM center in Gufunes, the other in the IAA COM center in Ballygirreen. The two systems can operate independently in standalone mode or, when connected, in joint-operation mode. The result is a virtual control center that significantly enhances the capabilities of air traffic controllers at both locations. In the event of a catastrophe, they will be able to access the resources of the other center and use the functions of both control systems. This innovative concept helps both countries meet the special challenges of their part of the North Atlantic oceanic control area (OCA), one of the most demanding operational ATC scenarios in the world. Shanwick OCA, with an area of approximately 3.8 million square kilometers, handles in excess of 400,000 aircraft on an annual basis. Reykjavik OCA is among the largest in the world, with approximately 5.4 million square kilometers, and handles some 100,000 airplanes per year.

Press contacts:
Europe (headquarters): Katrin Wehle, Phone: +49-89-4129-11378, Fax: +49-89-4129-13208,

Source: Rohde & Schwarz

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September 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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Building Malaysia’s Cyber Security Defense Foundations

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Since 2012, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in collaboration with the SANS Institute has implemented a series of training sessions for defenders of Malaysia’s Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) and government networks to ensure the protection of its national cyber space. Specific areas covered in the previous programme have included incident handling, penetration testing, network security, intrusion analysis, system administration, and IT security audit.
On 17-18 September, thirty security professionals attending a two-day session were provided a high-level understanding of security controls to ensure they had the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques necessary to defend critical networks. SANS SEC 440: 20 Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing and Auditing course provides participants with a framework to master proven techniques and tools needed to implement and audit the 20 most critical security controls through effective and cost-effective methods. These 20 controls were selected and defined by leading security experts as the highest priority list in ensuring effective and resilient perimeter defenses, and have been rapidly adopted by leading organisations in the private and governmental sectors internationally.
World-class Infosec training in Asia continues 21 October – 2 November with SANS October Singapore. This event offers five hands-on immersion style courses including auditing, forensics, penetration testing, and network security. Featured is the brand new SEC 642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, also available by Simulcast for those unable to travel to Singapore.
For a complete list of courses and course overviews at SANS October Singapore, including associated GIAC certifications and to register, please visit:
About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted, and by far the largest, source for world-class information security training and security certification in the world offering over 50 training courses. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 25 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (
Source: SANS Institute

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September 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, Carrie Underwood wearing over 25 Million Dollars of Johnathon Arndt Jewels

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Carrie Underwood looked amazing on the red Carpet this year at the 2013 Emmy Awards wearing Johnathon Arndt Jewels. Carrie underwood wore a one of a kind Johnathon Arndt diamond necklace hosting 126 Carats of Flawless Diamonds valued at 18 Million Dollars with a matching pair of 14.35 Carat Flawless Diamond Studs valued at 3.2 Million Dollars. Johnathon Arndt also designed a stunning 4 Million Dollar 12.18 Carat Flawless Pear shape diamond solitaire ring which Carrie Underwood elegantly wore on her right hand. The 2013 Emmy Red Carpet welcomed Carrie Underwood and over 152 carats of Flawless Johnathon Arndt Diamonds.

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Driven by passion and inspiration, Johnathon Arndt and his husband Newman Arndt traveled the world to realize their vision. The Founders and Owners sought the finest jewels the world had to offer. Johnathon and Newman’s consuming love affair with jewels is expressed in the perfection with their designs.

Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels catapulted into the national spotlight when they formed an alliance with the Academy of Country Music and The Country Music Association. Jewelling the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music awards, the Grammys, and many other international red carpet events.

Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels is an “invitation only” Gallery with 10 Locations Worldwide.

Visit: or Email:

USA Headquarters
9469 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210

Source: Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels

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September 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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Cardinal Components, Inc., Introduces A New Real Time Plus(TM) Line, Integrating Real Time Clock, Crystal, And Solid State Battery With Re-Charging Circuit, In A Discrete SMD RoHS Compliant Package

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WAYNE, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — Cardinal Components, Inc., a leader in manufacturing of integrated electronic components and timing solutions, is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus™ (RTP™). RTP™ integrates a full-featured Real Time Clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIP™ enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit, and a 32 kHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package, also available in a plastic LGA. The RTP™ incorporates 8 Bytes of Ram and 2 Bytes of EEPROM for customers’ application within a discrete plastic Surface Mount 10 x 12 mm package.
Cardinal Components, Inc. introduces a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus(TM) that integrates a full-featured Real Time Clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIP(TM) enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit,and a 32 kHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package.
Cardinal Components, Inc. introduces a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus(TM) that integrates a full-featured Real Time Clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIP(TM) enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit,and a 32 kHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package.
Initial introduction includes three versions: the CRTPN05 with 4-day battery back up, the CRTPA12 with 20-day back up, and the CRTPA50 datasheet, with 90-day back up. Cardinal’s Real Time Plus™ saves design time, board space and cost, and provides customers the ability for further system integration.
These unique features make this new product a good fit for a host of markets, including consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military. Applications include smart energy, eco-friendly, energy harvesting, micro-robotic vehicles, perimeter security, border intrusion networks, metering, wearable’s, instrumentation, aircraft monitoring, telemedicine and implantable medical devices and green technologies. Also, ATM’s, POS systems, surveillance and safety monitoring systems, data logging, time keeping/stamping, ticketing systems, portable and battery operated devices, white goods, wireless networks and many more.
Future products will also incorporate, EEPROM memory, oscillators, power management, communications interface, controls and other sensors integrated in a new plastic surface-mount style package. Samples of the new CRTP series of devices can be obtained by contacting Cardinal or one of its authorized distributors worldwide. Sample quantity pricing is in the $12 range (depending on configuration), and volume pricing is < $5.00 each.
This continues the expansion of Cardinal Components' successful programmable series of oscillators, Multi-output oscillators, TCXO, VCXO, and Spread Spectrum products. The RTP™ is RoHS and Green Compliant, as are all of Cardinal's product lines.
You can learn more about Cardinal Components, Inc., and Cardinal's complementary products by visiting Cardinal's new interactive website at or by contacting Cardinal's COO James Magos at
Cardinal Components, Inc.
Wayne Interchange Plaza
145 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone +1-973-785-1333
Fax +1-973-785-0053
Source: Cardinal Components, Inc.

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September 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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Top 20 Most Popular Outbound Destinations for Chinese Travellers

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Singapore ranked ninth most popular destination for Chinese travellers, according to data from TripAdvisor’s

SINGAPORE, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with the booming Chinese travel market, TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site, today released a list of the top 20 most popular outbound destinations for mainland Chinese travellers. In 2012, China exceeded the US and Germany to become the world’s largest source market for outbound tourism by expenditure(1). Capturing a share of this growing market has become a top priority for tourism boards and travel suppliers alike. According to the China Tourism Academy(2), the Chinese outbound travel market is estimated to reach 94 million trips in 2013, up 15% year-on-year. These travellers are estimated to spend USD 117.6 billion (SGD 147.1 billion) on their trips, up 20% year-on-year.

Most Popular Outbound Destinations for Chinese Travellers (Based on July and August 2012 vs. 2013 unique visitors on DaoDao)
Most Popular Outbound Destinations for Chinese Travellers (Based on July and August 2012 vs. 2013 unique visitors on DaoDao)

TripAdvisor operates a highly customised version of TripAdvisor, designed specifically for Chinese travellers under the brand  In July and August 2013, millions of unique visitors came to to research outbound destinations, representing an increase of over 250% compared to the same time last year.

Lily Cheng, Managing Director, TripAdvisor China, said, “While Hong Kong and Macau continue to draw tens of millions of mainland tourists a year given their unique roles as duty-free shopping havens supported by easy transport links, family-friendly attractions and onward air routes to other international destinations, we are definitely seeing a shift in the market and mainland travellers have started to look further afield into destinations like Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and beyond.”

Lily Cheng continues, “This new generation of Chinese outbound travellers is making their own decisions about where to go, where to stay and what to do by doing their own research online, going beyond the old stereotype of big buses of group tourists. These travellers are savvy, sophisticated and do make an effort to understand and respect the local culture by doing a lot of online research before their trip. As they explore outside of mainland China, they are deliberately seeking out websites that have an established international presence to find more deals and more content.”

Based on unique visitors recorded in July and August 2013 on, the top 20 most popular destinations are as follows (comparing year-on-year growth for July and August 2012 versus July and August 2013):

  1. Hong Kong, China (50%)
  2. Phuket, Thailand (250%)
  3. Taiwan (350%)
  4. Bangkok, Thailand (270%)
  5. Paris, France (360%)
  6. Dubai, UAE (210%)
  7. Macau, China (50%)
  8. Seoul, South Korea (180%)
  9. Singapore (170%)
  10. Bali, Indonesia (310%)
  11. Rome, Italy (180%)
  12. Chiang Mai, Thailand (180%)
  13. New York, United States (280%)
  14. London, United Kingdom (120%)
  15. Jeju Island, South Korea (570%)
  16. Boracay, Philippines (360%)
  17. Kyoto, Japan (580%)
  18. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (550%)
  19. Hanoi, Vietnam (510%)
  20. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (190%)

Within the Top 20 destinations, Kyoto (Japan), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Jeju Island (South Korea) exhibited the highest year-on-year growth at high triple digits. Outside of the Top 20, destinations on the rise with over 4 times year-on-year growth from DaoDao users include Siem Reap (Cambodia), Pattaya (Thailand), Sabah (Malaysia) and Berlin (Germany).

To facilitate the tourism industry’s understanding and preparation for this new wave of Chinese travellers, TripAdvisor will be releasing more insights about Chinese travellers in the coming months.

(1) Source: UNWTO: China — the new number one tourism source market in the world
(2) Source: China Tourism Academy — Annual report of China outbound tourism development 2013

About TripAdvisor and TripAdvisor China (

TripAdvisor™ is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

In China, TripAdvisor operates under the brand (meaning “to arrive” in Chinese).  With a dedicated team based in Beijing, DaoDao’s mission is to help hundreds of millions of Chinese travellers to plan and have the perfect trip by combining the best that TripAdvisor has to offer with local innovation.  With millions of high quality reviews in simplified Chinese and over 14 million photos covering destinations both inside and outside of China, DaoDao has grown to become one of the most visited travel UGC sites in China***.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media,,,, and

* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, June 2013
** Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013
*** Source: iResearch, August 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

Source: TripAdvisor

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September 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

Avis Strengthens Presence in the Philippines by Launching New Rental Station

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Avis Philippines Also Announces New Headquarters Location

SINGAPORE and CALAMBA, Philippines, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Avis, the leading international car rental company in the Philippines, opened its 18th rental location in Calamba, Laguna Philippines.

Strategically situated at Unit A7 Regalana Bldg., National Hiway, Baranggay. Turbina, Calamba, Laguna, this latest station addresses the growing demand for car rental and leasing of the leisure and business markets.

Residents and travellers within the area will be offered world-class products and services, including a wide range of well-maintained, late-model vehicles, short and long-term rentals, personal and corporate car leasing programs, premium chauffeur and transfer services.

Avis Philippines also announces a new headquarters office located at 10F DMG Center #52 Domingo M. Guevara St., Mandaluyong City, providing accessibility to its reliable and efficient car rentals, airport transfer, chauffeur drive and leasing services at the heart of the city. In addition, the new headquarters location houses back-office operations as well as the reservation centre. Reservation agents are ready to serve business and leisure travellers country-wide for 24 hours daily.

For More Information: Call 24/7 Helpdesk and Reservations Centre: +632 4622881 to 83

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating in more than 300 locations through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensee agreements in 18 markets. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, with operations launched in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

About Avis in the Philippines

G&S Transport Corporation (“G&STC”) was established in April 1972 for the specific purpose of operating the Philippine license of Avis Rent A Car International. G&STC started operations in April 1972 with 6 cars and one station. Today it has a fleet of more than 450 vehicles and 17 stations throughout the country.

Over the past 41 years of operations, Avis Philippines has operated in several segments of the car rental industry, including the airport transfer service, the car transfer segment (i.e., point-to-point pick-up and drop-off), the car-hire service (less than 24 hours rental), the chauffeur-driven rental market, and the self-driven car rental segment. The last of these is the more commonly known type of rental service throughout the developed world.

However, in the Philippines, as in a few other rental markets, the chauffeur-driven service is traditionally more popular, because of difficult local driving conditions and the poor state of roads in these slower-growing economies.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,750 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit

Source: Avis Asia

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September 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

OANDA Corporation Names New Chief Technology Officer

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Former BlackBerry executive to lead the development and delivery of industry-leading brokerage’s world-class products and services

SINGAPORE, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — OANDA Asia Pacific PTE. Ltd., a global provider of innovativeforeign exchange trading services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Whittington as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A former BlackBerry executive, Mr. Whittington is responsible for leading the development and delivery of OANDA’s products and services.

“Graeme boasts a world-class track record in designing and developing highly scalable software products and services,” said K Duker, CEO, OANDA Corporation. “Graeme’s proven strengths in leadership and quality execution are in strong alignment with OANDA’s mission to be a technology leader and the most trusted broker in forex and CFD trading services.”

Mr. Whittington joins OANDA from BlackBerry, where he held a variety of senior positions including roles in product management and software with a focus on infrastructure systems. He also brings with him global market experience, including work with telecom regulatory bodies, during his tenure with the Canadian-based mobile device maker. Prior to his role at BlackBerry, Mr. Whittington was part of IBM Canada’s consulting arm with a focus on business and information technology strategy.

“OANDA is a highly-respected, global financial technology company with a solid track record of innovation and transparency in the products and services it provides; I am honored to join the team,” said Mr. Whittington. “OANDA was built on a true foundation of technological engineering excellence, and my aim in this role is to help to continue a legacy of delivering industry-leading desktop and mobile trading platforms that delights our clients.”

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OANDA has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s award-winning online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. OANDA’s powerful, flexible fxTrade platform is also accessible via mobile applications for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

In 2012, OANDA was named “Best Forex Provider” by the Financial Times and by Investors Chronicle; “Best FX Broker” by Forex Magnates; and was recognized by Investment Trends Singapore as providing “Best Value for Money” and “Highest Overall Client Satisfaction”. OANDA was also the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information. Today, the company’s OANDA Rate® data are the benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.

OANDA has five offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. The company is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).


The Hoffman Agency for OANDA Asia Pacific
Jacintha Ng
Direct: +65 6361 0250

Source: OANDA

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September 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

DocDoc Launches Healthcare Marketplace, a Premiere Medical Appointment Booking and Management Tracking Solution for Local Businesses in Korea

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New B2B portal is designed to transform how HR and corporate communications managers plan, communicate, promote, book, and comply with mandated employee annual healthcare checkups.

SINGAPORE, Sept 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DocDoc Pte. Ltd. ( the leading digital healthcare portal in Asia, announced today it has launched an all new B2B healthcare management portal for local businesses in South Korea, serving the needs of companies tasked with managing the cumbersome process of mandated annual health exams for employees.


Screenshot of DocDoc's Healthcare Marketplace, Korea. 
Screenshot of DocDoc’s Healthcare Marketplace, Korea.


The new website,, is a business-to-business portal that transforms how local Korean businesses plan, communicate, promote, book, and comply with mandated annual healthcare checkups for employees. After a local business signs up with DocDoc, they notify their employees that they can access DocDoc to schedule their annual healthcare appointment. DocDoc is a free service that allows users to easily search participating clinics online and book an appointment in just a few clicks. Employees can also access daily deals on common healthcare procedures such as dental work, aesthetics, cosmetic surgery, and more.

As of today, eight companies with approximately 200,000 employees now have real-time access to DocDoc’s Healthcare Marketplace in South Korea. Additional companies will be joining the portal in the coming months as the marketplace expands.

Benefits of DocDoc’s Healthcare Marketplace include:

  1. Saves businesses time and money by reducing healthcare costs and simplified reporting for compliance review.
  2. Co-branded to provide a trusted and transparent service for employees.
  3. Easy-to-use online appointment scheduling features, including a searchable database of thousands of Korean doctors and dentists.

“We are excited to roll out Healthcare Marketplace, a portal that solves an important logistical problem for many Korean businesses: how to manage millions of mandated annual employee checkups at an affordable cost,” said Grace Park, CEO of DocDoc. “Healthcare Marketplace is one of many pioneering new initiatives DocDoc has launched this year to help transform healthcare throughout the Asia Pacific region.”

“Healthcare Marketplace is a feature-rich B2B solution that is sure to reduce healthcare costs for businesses doing business in Korea,” said James Han, General Manager for DocDoc, Korea. “Our portal is easy to use, provides a variety of medical choices, and makes it easy for businesses to manage their annual healthcare appointment obligations in one place.”

About DocDoc
DocDoc is the best way to find the right doctor or dentist in Singapore and Korea. Our free, user-friendly platform (web, mobile, widget) enables patients to search and book appointments with preferred healthcare professionals in a few simple clicks. Founded in 2012 with a vision to empower people to live better lives by transforming healthcare, DocDoc’s ambitious mission is to create a highly scalable healthcare platform to serve 500 million people living across South East Asia. DocDoc is funded by some of the tech world’s most respected investors, including Mr. Koh Boon Hwee (former Chairman of DBS bank, Singtel, and Singapore Airlines), 500 Startups (leading Silicon Valley VC led by Dave McClure, formerly with PayPal and Facebook) and Michael Brehm (Founder of Rebate Networks, Business Angel of DailyDeal which was acquired by Google, brands4friends acquired by eBay, and scoreloop acquired by RIM). www.docdoc.sg

For more information about DocDoc, please contact:

Jon Samsel
Chief Marketing Officer
+65-3157-8905 / +65-9770-9866

Source: DocDoc Pte. Ltd.

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September 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

Biosafe Affirms its Leadership in India

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EYSINS, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ — Biosafe is pleased to announce that, in partnership with its Indian Distributor Span Healthcare Private Ltd., it has achieved major expansion of its stem cell banking business in India, winning major new customer deals consecutively.
In the public stem cell banking area, Jeevan Blood Bank and Research Centre in Chennai is expanding its program and will process its full volume of stem cell samples with Biosafe’s proprietary Sepax cell separation system and Coolmix cryo-preparation cooling and mixing device.
On the family banking side, the renowned companies Cordlife India and Cryobanks International are likewise moving to automated processing exclusively by Sepax.
Such expansion is a milestone as the majority of cord blood samples in India will now be processed with Biosafe technology.
Olivier Waridel, CEO of the Biosafe Group, commented: “These recent wins illustrate the potential of Biosafe’s Sepax technology in the BRIC economies. Biosafe demonstrates its ability to meet customer expectations through its vast portfolio of processing solutions and is committed to further support stem cell banking expansion in India together with Span Healthcare”.
About the Biosafe Group
Founded in 1997 the Biosafe Group is active in the design, manufacture and marketing of automated cell processing systems. Headquartered in Switzerland and privately-owned, the Biosafe Group operates through regional subsidiaries (Geneva, Houston, Hong-Kong, Shanghai and Sao Paulo) and is present in more than 45 countries, either directly or through distributors.
For further information:
Christopher Bolton
Biosafe Group

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September 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

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