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Frost & Sullivan Partners With IRDA, i2M and MDeC to Organise the Iskandar Malaysia Case Challenge 2013

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently, with its strategic partners Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd (i2M) and Malaysia Development Corporation (MDeC) organised the inaugural Frost & Sullivan Iskandar Malaysia Case Challenge 2013.

Mr. Kavan Mukhtyar, Partner at Frost & Sullivan said that the purpose of the inaugural challenge is to encourage final year undergraduates and post-graduate students to develop and present ideas, strategies and action plans on how Iskandar Malaysia can be developed into a sustainable economic region by 2020.

“The case challenge is also a platform to engage with the younger generation to help develop the talent pool in the Iskandar region,” Mr. Mukhtyar said.

The case challenge was opened to all Malaysian individuals in their final year of undergraduate or post-graduate studies, and also individuals who have completed their tertiary education but less than 25 years old.

Mr. Mukhtyar said that the top 10 to 15 participants of the case challenge will also get employment offers from Frost & Sullivan Iskandar, while the top three participants will receive attractive cash prizes.

“Frost & Sullivan is excited to nurture talents in Malaysia, and we believe that this initiative will help harness the undergraduates and post-graduates’ abilities to think critically,” he said, adding that Frost & Sullivan believed fully in the potential that Iskandar Malaysia offers to the business community.

Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants will also provide mentoring sessions for the top 25 participants.

“We are happy to receive good response for the case challenge competition,” Mr. Mukhtyar said.

Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali, Chief Executive Officer at MDeC welcomed the case challenge initiative organised by Frost & Sullivan, a MSC-status firm. “We are happy to see Frost & Sullivan playing a big role in nurturing talents in Iskandar Malaysia. This opportunity to be part of the inaugural Frost & Sullivan Iskandar Malaysia Case Challenge 2013, will certainly equip our young talent with the necessary business skills and aptitude to think strategically,” he added.

Zulfiqar Zainuddin, Managing Director, i2M stated that he hopes that the case challenge will help the youth to understand more about Iskandar Malaysia. “We hope to see more companies like Frost and Sullivan establishing their Centres of Excellence (“CoE”) in Iskandar Malaysia. It is a win-win situation. The ideas from the case challenge will contribute towards making Iskandar Malaysia better, which in turn will create more quality job opportunities here,” he commented.

Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) lauded Frost & Sullivan for organising the competition and help promote Iskandar Malaysia to the youth, who are Malaysia’s future leaders.

The Iskandarian and GTI Media are media partners while AIESEC Malaysia is the supporting partner for the case challenge.

For more information, please visit http://www.frost.com/iskandarcasechallenge or http://www.facebook.com/FSICC

About Frost & Sullivan
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About IRDA
The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is the regulatory authority mandated to plan, promote and facilitate the development of ISKANDAR MALAYSIA into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing, where living, working, business and leisure converge seamlessly.

About i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd
i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd (“i2M”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, formerly known as Malohom Bay Ventures Sdn Bhd, was established in 2012 as its operational company which focuses on the development of strategic investment promotion initiatives for the Business Services / Shared Services and Outsourcing sector in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. i2M’s key role is to attract and facilitate local and foreign corporations to develop the Business Services sector, strategic to the economic development of Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia as the upcoming Business Services/Shared Services and Outsourcing destination.

About Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia
The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) was incorporated in 1996 to strategically drive the Malaysian Government on legislation, policies and standards for ICT and multimedia operations as well as to oversee the development of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (now MSC Malaysia), the platform to nurture the growth of Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the IT industry whilst attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest in and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia.

In 2011, MDeC’s mandate was broadened by the Prime Minister to include driving Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020 through Digital Malaysia. In 2012, Digital Malaysia was official unveiled as the nation’s transformational programme to achieve this aim. Founded on three strategic thrusts, Digital Malaysia will create an ecosystem that promotes the pervasive use of ICT in all aspects of the economy, connect communities globally and enable them to interact in real time, to increase the country’s Gross National Income, enhance business productivity and improve standards of living.

For more information, please visit http://www.mdec.my, http://www.mscmalaysia.my and http://www.digitalmalaysia.my

Media Contact
Alice Chia
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
Email: alice.chia@frost.com
Source: Frost & Sullivan

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October 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

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US$59 Billion Investment Needed to Meet Rising Demand for Water Supply in Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Demand for water supply and sanitation is increasing rapidly as the 4.3 billion people and economies in Asia continue to grow. According to the Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the region needs US$59 billion in investments for water supply.

Investments are needed to close the gap in funding water infrastructure development and capital improvements for increasing current capacity and efficiency levels of water utilities.

The urgency to facilitate financing and identify critical investment areas for optimising performance efficiencies will be discussed at Water O&M Asia 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. CEO of the National Water Services Commission Malaysia (SPAN), Dato’ Teo Yen Hua, and KPMG Partner and author of the “Water Tablet” on the Malaysian water industry reforms, Dr Chin Yoong Kheong, will be addressing the current development in national regulation and also assessing the move towards developing more public-private partnerships (PPP) to implement local water infrastructure projects.

Malaysia is the largest contributor to the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and has firm commitments to develop critical infrastructure in the region that includes supporting water supply projects. The fund has an estimated US$1 billion worth of projects already planned in the pipeline.

Attending the conference will be industry leaders from regulatory authorities and water utilities who will also be discussing strategies to build capacity for greater efficiency through investments in rehabilitation projects, reducing non-revenue water (NRW), energy efficiency programmes, “smart monitoring” models and modernising existing treatment facilities.

Featured in the conference as well is Director of the Queensland Competition Authority, Rick Stankiewicz, and Energy Development Manager of Jasa Tirta I Public Corporation, Gede Nugroho Arivianto, respectively presenting on Australia’s water pricing reforms and increased functionality of river basin organisations to provide clean water supply and energy development in Indonesia.

More information about the conference can be found at www.asiawater-om.com.

ABOUT WATER O&M ASIA 2013 (www.asiawater-om.com)

Water O&M Asia 2013 will bring together industry leaders from utilities, public authorities and key policy makers to discuss the urgent need to improve and reform management practices in light of rising O&M costs to achieve financially sustainable operations. The conference is part of Asia Water’s growing portfolio to provide the water industry with a focused platform that will feature in-depth analysis and facilitate dialogue for sharing best practices and case studies to propel the industry towards capturing opportunities to increase performance and optimise cost efficiencies.

For press inquiries, please contact:

UBM Malaysia
A-8-1, Level 8,
Hampshire Place Office,
157 Hampshire1,
Jalan Mayang Sari,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Marcus Chan
Senior Marketing Associate (ASEAN)
DID : +603 2176 8703
HP  : +6012 227 7286
E-mail: Marcus.chan@ubm.com

Source: UBM Conferences (ASEAN)

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October 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

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Windows 8.1 is available now

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 Brings together a unique and personal experience across the broadest range of devices.

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, a feature-rich update to its popular Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with their lives — at work, at home or on the go. Beginning Oct. 17, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230 markets and 37 languages can download the free update via the onlineWindows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as boxed software starting Oct. 18 at retail locations around the world.

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Windows 8.1 evolves the Windows vision for highly personalized computing while showcasing Microsoft’s continued commitment to rapid and responsive development. It marks a wave of new, innovative devices coming for consumers and businesses — from the convenience and mobility of tablets and 2-in-1s to the productive experience expected from laptops, all-in-ones and specialized industry devices. Many of these new devices are touch-enabled and will deliver advancements in processing power, battery life and design, across a range of price points.

Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements and functional improvements, including the following:

  • Highly personal. An improved and more customizable Start screen offers variable tile sizes, more background designs and colors so each Windows device looks unique and personal to the individual. In addition, customers can choose how to start their Windows experience — at the Start screen or directly in the familiar Windows desktop — while all their Windows devices stay in sync with their Microsoft account.
  • More familiar and easy to navigate. As an iconic part of the Windows experience, Windows 8.1 brings back the Start button as a familiar point of navigation. An updated apps view lets users see all their apps at once for easy access and new clicks and cues, as well as a Help + Tips app that gets them up to speed quickly.
  • Enhanced search. The new Bing Smart Search provides the easiest way to find what users need on the device or on the Web in one beautiful and easy consolidated view that’s built for touch. Simply swipe or type from the Start screen, and Smart Search will find it — whether it’s a document on a PC, a photo album on SkyDrive, a favorite app, a song from Xbox Music or a website.
  • Wide range of apps and services from the Start. Windows 8.1 is the most complete out-of-the-box experience. It offers a range of apps and services from the Start screen, allowing customers to quickly and easily do the things they love on Windows, such as catching up with friends and family via Skype, emailing effortlessly in the Mail app, watching movies and TV shows on Xbox Video, finding new recipes with the Bing Food & Drink app, or listening to free streaming music via Xbox Music. Windows 8.1 also comes with the new Internet Explorer 11, which is fast, fluid and perfect for touch. Internet Explorer 11 brings enhanced touch performance, speed boosts, and synchronized browsing history, favorites and settings across all Windows 8.1 devices. Windows 8.1 also provides native support for 3-D printing, meaning it will have plug-and-play support for 3-D printers, enable apps to seamlessly print 3-D jobs and understand 3-D file formats.
  • The best for multitasking and productivity. Windows 8.1 includes the display and use of up to four apps side by side, flexible windows sizing for each app on the screen, the ability for one app to launch another app, and improved multimonitor support so users can view the desktop or apps from the Windows Store on any or all monitors.
  • Deep cloud integration with SkyDrive. Windows 8.1 makes it easier than ever to work from anywhere and know that files are always accessible — across devices and locations. With SkyDrive, users can create, edit, save and share files anywhere, anytime, on whatever device they’re using.
  • A beautifully redesigned Windows Store. The new design of the Windows Store improves how great apps are showcased and makes it easier for customers to get the apps they want. Fresh layouts and categories, such as New & Rising, make it easier to stay up to date on the hottest new entries to explore. Personalized recommendations use the Bing advanced recommendation and relevance system to help find new favorites. And with Windows 8.1, apps are updated automatically by default, so users always have the newest and best version of any app, such as Fresh Paint, which now includes watercolor, a new graphite pencil set and a new clean, modern user interface for the latest painting or drawing creations. New and updated apps are also continually being delivered to the Windows Store, including Evernote, Facebook for Windows 8.1, Hulu Plus, Adobe Photoshop Express, eBay, Netflix and NOOK.

Customers can go to http://www.windows.com/shop to learn about the wide variety of new Windows devices available now and throughout the holiday season to find the one that best fits their needs and budgets. More information about Windows 8.1 is at http://blogs.windows.com and http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

The information contained in this press release is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the press release or the information contained in it.

Source: Microsoft

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:MSFT

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October 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

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arvato Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc(TM)

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NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that arvato Entertainment has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. arvato signed the Registration Agreement for BD ROM Movie Disc and/or BD ROM Data Disc that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors.

“arvato is a significant addition to the One-Blue licensing program,” said William J. Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue. “arvato is a recognized leader within the Blu-ray Disc™ market and their participation within One-Blue illustrates the value-proposition of the One-Blue licensing program.”

“arvato is pleased to join the One-Blue patent licensing pool,” states Enrique Bognar, EVP Finance of arvato Entertainment. “Having the breadth of the One-Blue patent portfolio can only enhance the arvato commitment to Blu-ray and the needs of its customers.”

One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents.

Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.

About One-Blue
One-Blue, LLC, is the one-stop shop for patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. These fifteen Licensors have made available more than ten thousand issuedBlu-ray Disc™ product patents worldwide that are essential to implementing theBlu-ray, DVD, and CD standards. One-Blue offers licenses for these patents for various Blu-ray Disc™ products including players, recorders, playback drives, recorder drives, software, PCs, pre-recorded discs, and recordable discs. One-Blue aims at creating a level playing field and thereby promotes competitive parity for all One-Blue licensees. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices with attractive royalties, low transaction costs and a streamlined patent licensing process.

About arvato Entertainment
arvato Entertainment is a market leader in integrated solutions for Games, Video, Audio and TV/Broadcast companies. The group of companies offers an extensive spectrum of services across the entire value chain, from digitization, replication and e-commerce to fulfillment, distribution/supply chain management and electronic content distribution. All these processes are powered by innovative end-to-end IT systems. arvato Entertainment is part of arvato AG, a leading internationally networked provider of outsourcing services.

Contacts:
Ashley Teitelbaum
+1-212-223-3190
ashley.teitelbaum@one-blue.com

Source: One-Blue, LLC

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October 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Women at Serious Risk for Osteoporosis and Life-threatening Fractures

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NYON, Switzerland, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, heart attack or breast cancer. The good news is that by knowing their risk early, women can take action to prevent and control osteoporosis.

Worldwide, an estimated 200 million women are affected by osteoporosis – a disease that causes bones to become weak and easily prone to fractures – and with an increasingly ageing population this number is set to rise dramatically. Unless something is done, future generations may live longer but their quality of life will be seriously compromised. Although women of any age may be at risk, at menopause women are especially vulnerable as they experience rapid bone loss.

Professor John A. Kanis, President, IOF, said, “Osteoporosis is a serious threat to women’s health – worldwide one in three women over the age of 50 will suffer a broken bone due to osteoporosis. Yet too many women are unaware of their increased risk after menopause and fail to take preventive measures.”

IOF recommends five essential strategies to help maintain bone and muscle strength in later life:

  1. Exercise 30-40 minutes, three to four times per week and ensure a mix of resistance training and weight-bearing exercise. As you age resistance training (e.g. using elastic bands, weight machines) becomes increasingly important.
  2. Ensure a bone-healthy diet that includes enough dietary calcium and protein, with enough fruits and vegetables to balance the increased need for protein. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D too – through sunlight, diet, and supplementation if required.
  3. Avoid negative habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol intake and maintain a healthy body weight. Women who are underweight are at higher risk compared to those with a normal body mass index.
  4. Find out whether you may have personal factors that increase your risk of osteoporosis. Common risk factors include early menopause before the age of 45, use of glucocorticoids, rheumatoid arthritis, malabsorption disorders (e.g. celiac or Crohn’s disease), previous fragility fracture, or a family history of osteoporosis and fractures. An online risk test is available on the IOF website athttp://www.iofbonehealth.org
  5. Menopause is the critical time to get your doctor to assess your bone health status. Ask for a fracture risk assessment (e.g. FRAX) and, if indicated, take a bone mineral density test. If treatment is prescribed ensure that you adhere to your therapy.

“Women are the pillars of strength for their families and communities. I urge all women approaching the menopause to take action for bone health now in order to enjoy good quality of life and independence long into the future,” said Judy Stenmark, CEO, IOF.

Access the media kit at http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/media-centre

About World Osteoporosis Day

Observed annually on October 20, World Osteoporosis Day is led by IOF and dedicated to raising global awareness of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. Join the new campaign to recognize strong women – nominate a ‘Woman of Steel’ and show your support by wearing white on World Osteoporosis Day.http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org;

http://www.facebook.com/worldosteoporosisday; #womenofsteel

Sponsored in 2013 by unrestricted educational grants from Fonterra, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Amgen/GSK, Lilly

Media contact
Charanjit Jagait
T: +41-22-994-01-02
M: +41-79-874-52-08
Email: CJagait@iofbonehealth.org

Source: International Osteoporosis Foundation

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October 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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CPhI Announces Exhibitors’ Latest Product News and Awards Finalists Ahead of Show

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Novel nanonization technology enhances API solubility

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Chris Kilbee – Group Director Pharma, commenting on the announcements: “The new products and award finalists are showcasing some remarkable technologies that are driving innovation across the pharma sector and developing tomorrow’s drugs today.”

CPhI Pharma Award Finalists

Best Innovation in Process Development

API Corporation: A novel and practical synthesis of highly functionalized pharmaceuticals through C-H activation
Bachem: Pioneering breakthrough in the chemical synthesis of Interferon Beta-1a
Codexis: Enzymes for Green and Scalable Biocatalytic Oxidations

Best Innovation in Formulation

Bitop: Ectoin® – a new natural ingredient with proven efficacy
Camurus: FluidCrystal® Injection depot
EmulTech: Microfluidic platform for controlled development

Best Innovation in Packaging

E-Pharma Trento: E-PHARMA TRENTO SpA
Doctor Pack India: MAGIC CAP
Neutroplast: Vaginal applicator

CPhI has today released its CPhI Pharma Awards finalists and some of the new product announcements of its exhibitors ahead of CPhI Worldwide 2013- featuring products and services ranging from nanonization of APIs to sterile water-for-injection solutions. The product announcement comes prior to the conference in Frankfurt (taking place 22-24 October at Messe Frankfurt), allowing attendees to maximise on the latest innovations seen across the pharmaceutical industry before the show. Additionally, you will also be able to hear from the awards finalists during their individual sessions at the Speaker’s Corners.

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Blank canvas offered at CPhI

In contrast to CMOs traditionally offering fixed equipment capabilities, SCM Pharma will be attending CPhI to offer pharmaceutical companies the opportunity to design their clinical and contract manufacturing projects from a ‘blank’ canvas. The CMO, which specialises in the sterile manufacturing of drug products, is offering cleanroom space at their new 26k sq. ft. site, allowing customers to design their own projects based on their specific manufacturing requirements. SCM Pharma’s new site houses cutting-edge technology for aseptic processing and terminal sterilisation capabilities, which will facilitate the handling of highly potent, flammable and toxic products, along with controlled drugs. With space for late stage and commercial scale projects, the CPhI exhibitor is able to work alongside companies with more complex needs in developing novel processes within, for example, unusual drug dosage forms and smaller fill volumes.

API technology solves solubility issues

As a key formulations issue, poor API solubility has proved to be a significant challenge within the pharmaceutical industry. However, NETZSCH will be present at CPhI Worldwide, providing the latest solution with their agitator bead mill DeltaVita®. The DeltaVita® features a range of models, from small laboratory- to production-size machines, all having been specially designed to effectively enhance API solubility and, in turn, improve efficacy. By enabling users to consistently generate particle sizes of below 100 nanometers, the technology results in APIs with increased surface area, solubility and bioavailability. Nanonization provides distinguished advantages including a more targeted delivery of genes and vaccines. The increased bioavailability also means that the amount of API required will be sufficiently reduced, bearing multiple advantages including cost-efficiency, reduced risk and fewer side effects of the finished product. Attendees at CPhI Worldwide will be able to visit NETZSCH to discover the DeltaVita® series which provides an advanced, scalable and reproducible product offering.

Vetter extends filling capabilities backed by five years of data

Further, supported by five years of stability data, Vetter will be showcasing their sterile water-for-injection (sWFI) solution. The CDMO has collated substantial data and adopted a bracketing concept to offer a filling service for high-quality sWFI syringes, creating a longer shelf life for drugs, and providing high flexibility when defining the required filling volume.

Drugs are often lyophilized in order to reduce sensitivity to environmental factors – this process ensures that drugs maintain a longer shelf life. However, the drug must be returned to its original state by being dissolved in a solvent to allow for treatment to a patient and it is Vetter’s unparalleled solution that facilitates safe and simple handling of this process. The intelligent filling system is able to load the exact amount of solvent required by a customer, to generate the correct dosage. Further benefiting customers, Vetter’s syringes are fully equipped with effective protection features, including a tamper-evident closure, to provide ultimate product security. The company has the capability to manufacture batches of up to 120,000 / 140,000 pieces and is ICH compliant – with documentation already existing for the USA, Europe and Japan for customers looking to break into international markets.

“An ever greater number of manufacturers are looking for options to enable a safe and simple administration of lyophilized drugs. Our filling service for WFI syringes represents a reliable and patient-friendly solution offering our customers high flexibility due to Vetter’s bracketing concept, and fast time-to-market by using the ready-to-submit documents. In addition to documents for approval in the USA and Europe, we also have all the necessary documentation for Japan available for pharmaceutical and biotech firms, which can considerably abridge the approval process.” – Peter Soelkner, Managing Director of Vetter.

Grga & Melita offering hi-spec laboratory furniture solutions

Croatian-based company Grga & Melita will be bringing 20 years of experience in producing high-spec laboratory furniture to CPhI. Their latest GIM lab laboratory furniture has been manufactured in accordance with the highest European standards by a team of experienced designers and lab specialists.

Grga & Melita offer tailor made solutions for products including fume hoods, laboratory sinks and work benches, whilst also offering a wide range of safety cabinets for storage of acids, lyses, poisons, flammables and compressed gas cylinders. By providing unique construction solutions and an individual approach, the GIM lab laboratory furniture is distinctive within the market.

CPhI is hosting the latest products and services offered by companies across the pharmaceutical industry from 22 – 24 October with further exhibitors announcing their latest news and innovations at the press conference taking place across the entire three days.

Chris Kilbee – Group Director Pharma, commenting on the announcements: “We are delighted to share the latest services on offer from exhibiting companies at CPhI Worldwide. We have witnessed an array of novel products, clearly showcasing the extensive and committed innovations across the pharmaceutical sector. By providing this platform, we have given the industry the opportunity to see what is on offer ahead of the show to allow them to further maximise their time at the event.”

Notes to editors

About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia and South America co-located with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com and hosts a global community with news and analysis at PharmaEvolution.com.

For more information visit: http://www.cphi.com

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC Europe and InnoPack (22-24 October, 2013 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany); CPhI and P-MEC India (3-5 December, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (9-11 April, 2014 in Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (16-17 April, 2014 in St Petersburg, Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (20-22 May, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (4-6 June, 2014, Turkey) and CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (26-28 June, 2014 at SNIEC, Shanghai, China).

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Alex Heeley or Tristan Jervis
De Facto Communications
T: +44(0)207-203-6745 / 6740
E: a.heeley@defacto.com / t.jervis@defacto.com
Source: UBM Live

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October 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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Be Sweat Free – Moving Towards a Sweat-free Lifestyle

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Petaling Jaya — iHEAL Medical Centre, Mid Valley held a celebration to rejoice with 200 of its patients who are now enjoying a sweat-free lifestyle. Former patients were invited to kick-off the occasion alongside Dr. David Khoo Sin Keat, Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, who pioneered this surgery in Malaysia in 2001.

This public event provided those suffering from hyperhidrosis an opportunity to be consulted by qualified paramedical staff. Former patients were there to share their experience with those who are seeking a permanent solution to this condition.

There are a lot of youngsters aged 20 years and above have started seeking this treatment as they start a new phase of life: the beginning of their working career, which perpetually broadens their social circles. Realizing the problems associated with hyperhidrosis, difficulties in handling papers, pens, buttons, tools, electronic equipment as well as avoidance of handshakes are common problems.

A permanent solution called the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathicotomy, or ETS, was first introduced in 2001 in Malaysia. The “15-Minutes No Sweat Solution” benefits include:

A 15-minute procedure (day care)
Patient can be discharged on the same day
Minimal scarring
Minimal pain
Minimal risk
Success rate up to 100%

To date, Dr. David Khoo has helped changed the lives of more than 1,000 patients, giving them an opportunity to live life as they have always wanted and bringing them a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Regaining confidence: A testimonial

Ms. Ting (29 years old, Kuala Lumpur): “Although my family members are all diagnosed with this condition, my situation is considered as the most severe. My sweaty palms often wet papers I hold and my house keys are rusted by my sweat. One particular moment was when I was riding pillion on a motorcycle with a friend and he asked me if it was raining as his pants were damp or wet because of my excessive sweating on my palms while holding on to him. I was truly embarrassed at that moment. This may sound exaggerated, but it did take place in my life. I was later introduced to this permanent solution and it has changed my life and I have now regained my self-confidence.”

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Media contact:
Contact Person: Ms Yap
Phone Number: +601-6261-5547
Email: pr@ihealmedical.com
Source: iHEAL Medical Centre

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October 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

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Be Sweat Free – Moving Towards a Sweat-free Lifestyle

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Petaling Jaya — iHEAL Medical Centre, Mid Valley held a celebration to rejoice with 200 of its patients who are now enjoying a sweat-free lifestyle. Former patients were invited to kick-off the occasion alongside Dr. David Khoo Sin Keat, Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, who pioneered this surgery in Malaysia in 2001.

This public event provided those suffering from hyperhidrosis an opportunity to be consulted by qualified paramedical staff. Former patients were there to share their experience with those who are seeking a permanent solution to this condition.

There are a lot of youngsters aged 20 years and above have started seeking this treatment as they start a new phase of life: the beginning of their working career, which perpetually broadens their social circles. Realizing the problems associated with hyperhidrosis, difficulties in handling papers, pens, buttons, tools, electronic equipment as well as avoidance of handshakes are common problems.

A permanent solution called the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathicotomy, or ETS, was first introduced in 2001 in Malaysia. The “15-Minutes No Sweat Solution” benefits include:

A 15-minute procedure (day care)
Patient can be discharged on the same day
Minimal scarring
Minimal pain
Minimal risk
Success rate up to 100%

To date, Dr. David Khoo has helped changed the lives of more than 1,000 patients, giving them an opportunity to live life as they have always wanted and bringing them a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Regaining confidence: A testimonial

Ms. Ting (29 years old, Kuala Lumpur): “Although my family members are all diagnosed with this condition, my situation is considered as the most severe. My sweaty palms often wet papers I hold and my house keys are rusted by my sweat. One particular moment was when I was riding pillion on a motorcycle with a friend and he asked me if it was raining as his pants were damp or wet because of my excessive sweating on my palms while holding on to him. I was truly embarrassed at that moment. This may sound exaggerated, but it did take place in my life. I was later introduced to this permanent solution and it has changed my life and I have now regained my self-confidence.”

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Media contact:
Contact Person: Ms Yap
Phone Number: +601-6261-5547
Email: pr@ihealmedical.com
Source: iHEAL Medical Centre

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October 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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Two New Raspberry Pi Bundles Available from RS Components Deliver Powerful Multimedia Capabilities In Ultra-low Power Solution

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Raspberry Pi Model A and camera module combos provide ultra-low power consumption and high-quality picture resolution in a single, low-cost purchasing option

SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has released two new product bundles featuring the Raspberry Pi Model A board and the Raspberry Pi camera module. The bundles offer excellent value for developers requiring a blend of ultra-low power consumption and high quality image capture, and where size and weight are important, typically in mobile applications.

Two new Raspberry Pi bundles available from RS Components deliver powerful multimedia capabilities in ultra-low power solution
Two new Raspberry Pi bundles available from RS Components deliver powerful multimedia capabilities in ultra-low power solution

The first bundle, priced at US$40 (plus local taxes and shipping/handling charges) simply combines the ultra-low power Raspberry Pi Model A with the tiny, lightweight camera module. The second bundle comes supplied with a 4GB SD card with the operating system pre-installed, and can be purchased for just US $45. Both bundles deliver savings of more than 25% on the price of the units when purchased separately.

Raspberry Pi Model A is the lower profile version of the credit card-sized board, containing 256MB RAM, a single USB port, and no Ethernet connection. The camera module, which measures just 25mm x 20mm x 9mm and weighs a little over 3g, contains a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of delivering 2592 x 1944 pixel still images, while supporting 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 60fps and 640x480p at 60 or 90fps video capture. The camera module connects to the Raspberry Pi Model A via a short ribbon cable, using CSI and I2C for control.

The two bundles are available to purchase direct from RS stock for same-day dispatch.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of £1.24bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-components.com/.

RS Components 
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com 
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65- 6347-2355

Edelman Public Relations (China)
Winnie Wen
Public Relations Manager
Email: winnie.wen@edelman.com
Telephone: +10-5828-6580

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Source: RS Components

Related stocks: LSE:ECM

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October 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

OnBase by Hyland ECM Solution Showcased at HIMAA Conference and HIMSS’ Digital Healthcare Week

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Healthcare organizations electronically streamline processes and improve patient outcomes with enterprise content management technology

CLEVELAND, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare providers are utilizing the OnBase by Hyland enterprise content management (ECM) solution to improve patient care and set a new standard for healthcare delivery. ECM creates more efficient processes by providing instant access to critical clinical and administrative information across the enterprise. Hyland will demonstrate how OnBase transforms providers’ health information management practices at the 30th Annual HIMAA Conference in Australia and at HIMSS’ Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore.

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OnBase helps healthcare organizations:

Electronically capture, access and store documents and content within clinical and hospital records
Extend the value of existing IT investments
Integrate with clinical devices
Eliminate inefficiencies in accounting, finance and human resources

Flexible and scalable, OnBase integrations with core IT systems helps providers grow the solution throughout the enterprise, including human resources, and accounting departments.

“Our team genuinely understands the needs of healthcare organizations because we have a wide array of healthcare experience,” said Kate Barney, RN, healthcare marketing manager at Hyland Software. “This knowledge helps us create solutions that solve critical problems and help providers reach their strategic goals, like achieving HIMSS Stage 7 and improving patient care and safety.”

To learn how healthcare organizations are improving care practices with OnBase, visit booth #19 at HIMAA, booth #204 at Digital Healthcare Week or visit Hyland.com/Healthcare.

About Hyland Software
For over 20 years, Hyland Software has helped our more than 11,800 lifetime customers by providing real-world solutions to everyday business challenges. That dedication is why Hyland realizes double-digit growth, and why 98 percent of our customer base continues to renew its annual maintenance. Our customers see the ongoing value of partnering with Hyland and continue to work with us year after year.

OnBase enables healthcare organizations to provide better patient care by providing instant access to clinical and financial content normally outside of core IT applications. Every day, more than 1,600 healthcare organizations use OnBase to complete patient records, eliminate reimbursement delays and enhance business processes. Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with an organization, whether it chooses an on-premise or cloud deployment. For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions for healthcare, please visit Hyland.com/Healthcare.

Media contact:
Megan Klingshirn
+1-440-788-4988
megan.klingshirn@hyland.com
Source: Hyland Software

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October 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

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