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RS Components Now Stocking Newly Branded ‘Industrial by Duracell’ Alkaline Battery Range for Professional Trade Customers

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-Procell high-performance batteries rebranded to reinforce professional application; ‘Industrial by Duracell’ preserves same excellent standards of precision and reliability

SINGAPORE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is stocking the newly named and new-look ‘Industrial by Duracell’ high-performance battery range. Formerly marketed under the Procell name, the market-leading range of Duracell industrial alkaline batteries now builds on the company’s well-known brand name while emphasising its target use within the professional trade.

Industrial by Duracell
Industrial by Duracell

 

Designed specifically to meet the specialist needs of professional and industrial applications, the batteries have been manufactured to meet IEC 60086 and ISO 9000 standards and are designed to deliver high performance in high-power-drain devices. In addition, Duracell is making efficiency and capacity improvements to ensure continued competitiveness and delivery.

The ‘Industrial by Duracell’ batteries are reliable and flexible and provide power solutions for a wide range of applications, and even after seven years of storage. The batteries operate at temperatures from -20 degree Celsius up to +54 degree Celsius.

The ‘Industrial by Duracell’ batteries, available in the standard AA, AAA, C, D (1.5V) and PP3 (9V) sizes, are now in stock and available from RS Components globally.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.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

Further information is available via these links:

@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

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components Singapore

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September 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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The World’s Biggest FPSO Event – Bringing Experts Together Including BW Offshore, Shell, Premier Oil, SBM Offshore, Bumi Armada and So Many More!

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SINGAPORE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In less than weeks time (30 September – 1 October), oil operators, vessel contractors, EPCs, subcontractors, financiers and legal experts will gather in Singapore to discuss the biggest challenges and successes in FPSO projects throughout the entire lifecycle at the 15th Annual FPSO World Congress.

This year’s FPSO agenda and themes are tailor-made to address the evolving challenges and changes in the FPSO market and has been purpose-built with guidance and direction from our Advisory Board:

  • Jeffrey Sim, CTO, Yinson Production
  • Mark Robertson, Floating Production Systems Manager, Apache Energy
  • Thyl Kint, CTO, BW Offshore
  • Maarten Van Aller, COO, Petrofac Production
  • Curtis Lohr, Stones FPSO Project Manager, Shell
  • Jerry Joynson, Director, Proposals and Technology, SBM Offshore

This event, set to deliver over 700 delegates and 70 exhibitors, and remains the world’s largest meeting point for the FPSO community, covering every aspect of the FPSO lifecycle through four separate streams over two days.

The conference – hosted by the FPSO World Congress team, is the premier global event to bring senior executives together over two days. Keynote speakers and VIP attendees this year include:

  • Eirik Barclay, Chief Executive Officer – Yinson Production
  • Hassan Basma, Chief Executive Officer, – Bumi Armada
  • Sateesh Dev, President, – MODEC Production Systems
  • Tamara Sebire, Catcher Area Development Manager, Premier Oil
  • Adrian Wolsey, Kudu Project Director, Tullow Oil
  • Datuk Nasarudin Md. Idris, President and CEO, MISC Berhad

The FPSO World Congress will take place on September 30 – 1 October in Singapore at the Max Atria. Find the full program, speaker panel and registration form at http://www.fpsoasia.com.

Media contact: Rani Kuppusamy +6567229399, rani.kuppusamy@iqpc.com.sg or visit http://www.fpsoasia.com.

Press are invited to attend this important forum. If you would like a complimentary press pass please email Rani Kuppusamy at rani.kuppusamy@iqpc.com.sg.

Source: IQPC Worldwide

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September 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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Stay and be Rewarded with 50% Discount off Your Next Stay at Dorsett Hospitality International’s Hotels!

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Book NOW and stay at any participating hotels under Dorsett Hospitality International in China or Malaysia and be rewarded 50% discount off Best Available Rate off 1st night of your next stay in any participating Dorsett hotels.

Whether your business or leisure trip takes you to China or Malaysia in the month of October 2014, it’s certainly a rewarding experience to stay with Dorsett International hotels in any of these cities — Shanghai, Jiujiang, Chengdu, Wuhan in China and in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Conveniently located in each of these cities, all the hotels are well equipped to cater to your needs, be it for business or leisure.

A steal of a deal exclusively for the month of October, all reservations must be made via NHP 2014; and www.dorsett.com  using the promo code below:-

Promo Code: NHP2014
Booking period: 1st Sept – 7th Oct, 2014
Stay period: 1st to 7th Oct, 2014

Other terms and conditions apply.

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code 2266), is a spin-off from Far East Consortium Limited. With three brands under its umbrella — the upscale and midscale Dorsett Hotels & Resorts and d.Collection comprising a range of charismatic boutique hotels; and the value-led Silka Hotels; the group currently owns over 30 hotels in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia; including eight more scheduled to open within the next two years in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Malaysia.  For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit: dorsett.com

Media Contacts:

Kattie Hoo
Director of Marketing and Communications
M: +6016-2011-340
E: kattie.hoo@dorsett.com

KahPeng Loke
Communications Manager
M: +6016-2011-343
E: kahpeng.loke@dorsett.com

Y Yuen
Public Relations Manager
M: +852-6223-0100
E: yohji.yuen@dorsett.com

Source: Dorsett Hospitality International

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September 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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QS World University Rankings 2014: Science and Technology Innovation Drives Leadership of MIT, Cambridge and Imperial

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

http://www.TopUniversities.com/rankings2014 #QSWUR

The global emphasis on high-impact scientific and technological research is the key driver of leadership in the QS World University Rankings 2014.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/705973 )

MIT leads for the third year and increased its year-on-year citations per faculty by 14%. Imperial College also reported a 14% increase in this metric compared to 11% by Cambridge and 2% by Harvard. The average increase amongst the top 10 was 7%.
Caltech remains the world’s top university for research citations.

All the top ten institutions achieve excellence in academic reputation, employer reputation, student faculty ratio or measures of international faculty and students. The performance of Imperial College in citations per faculty has helped it become the biggest climber in the top 10, leapfrogging Harvard, UCL and Oxford to rank second equal in the world, tied with University of Cambridge.

London is the only city in the world with five universities in the Top 100. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says: “These rankings consolidate London’s position as the education capital of the world. Nowhere else can be found such a critical mass of top universities.”

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http://www.TopUniversities.com/rankings2014

31 countries are represented in the top 200; The US is the dominant nation, with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), The Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).

The fastest risers since 2009 are:

MIT
Sungkyunkwan University
EPFL
Stanford
LMU München
Nanyang Technological University
Korea University
Zhejiang University
Queen Mary, University of London
ETH Zurich

Eight of these institutions feature key strengths in science and technology.

Ben Sowter, QS head of research says: “Tech-focused institutions are the focal point of a global race for innovation. With budgets from public sources coming under strain, institutions seem more focused than ever on potentially lucrative research in science, technology and medicine.”

For a decade QS rankings have shed light on the continued evolution of higher education, helping to guide practitioners, along with the students that QS strives to serve.

Full results, Top 800 universities: http://www.TopUniversities.com/rankings2014

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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September 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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India Becomes No. 1 Market for Revolutionary Free Calling App nanu

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-Free calls in 2G prove a big hit with Indian consumers

SINGAPORE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — nanu, the world’s first truly mobile and completely free call app has seen exponential growth since its launch in August, particularly in India.

The promise of free phone calls everywhere and even in 2G, has won the hearts of many users in India, so much so that India has become nanu’s largest user base with over 50% share.

Indian users have embraced nanu and its mission to provide free calls to everyone, everywhere. “Yes, this [nanu] would be the best app with better call quality till date,” blogged by Vijay, CEO and Founder of Gadget Gossip. “I have tested this app and I am quite happy with this. I am able to make a free call over 2G and the sound clarity is pretty decent. […] I would surely recommend this app to all my friends who want […] free local and international calls through Internet.” [1]

nanu’s success has also attracted the attention of advertisers. Martin Nygate, CEO of nanu, confirmed: “We are extremely pleased with the rapid adoption we are seeing in India. As a result, we have decided to focus on Indiaand have chosen India to be the first country to launch our advert sponsored free call business model.”  In this model, non-intrusive targeted ads are played over the ringtone to generate advertising revenue that subsidizes the cost of the call.

While the number of countries with nanu users has already topped 200, its rapid growth in India can be attributed to nanu’s unique low bandwidth technology enabling users to not only make better calls in 3G and higher networks, but also to make clear calls in low bandwidth environments such as 2G, which are common in developing countries such as India.

To download nanu, go to: http://bit.ly/downloadnanu

For information on nanuwww.hellonanu.com

https://www.facebook.com/nanusocial

https://twitter.com/nanusocial

Media Contacts

soraya@preciouscomms.com
+65-3151-4760

lillian@preciouscomms.com
+65-3151-4760

About nanu

nanu is a revolutionary mobile call app that utilizes proprietary ultra low bandwidth VoIP technology and an advert sponsored free call business model to provide high quality free calls to everyone, everywhere, even on 2G.

www.hellonanu.com

[1] http://www.gadgetgossip.info/2014/08/make-free-phone-calls-using-nanu-android-app.html

Source: Gentay Communications

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September 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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Coaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets Moves to Vietnam for the Conference’s Third Edition

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — On November 5 & 6, Ho Chi Minh City will be the setting for the 3rdCoaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets, having previously been hosted in Bangkok with over 200 leading coal industry specialists each year.

Vietnam is forecast to have the greatest growth in installed energy generation capacity outside of Indonesiabetween 2013 and 2020. Timelines have been set and plans are in place to move the projects forward. By moving the 3rd Coaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets to Ho Chi Minh City, the conference will focus on the opportunities this will create for the international coal producers as the country becomes increasingly dependent on coal imports.

Duong Quang Thanh, Vice President, Vietnam Electricity, Do Thi Thanh Binh, Deputy Director, Commercial Division, Petrovietnam Power Corporation and Dato’ Mohd Nazri Bin Shahruddin, Vice President, Energy Ventures, Tenaga Nasional Berhard will deliver the industry keynote presentations providing the delegation with insights into the vast opportunities in the ASEAN region.

South East Asia has seen a steady rise in coal demand and coal imports since 2013, an increase which is expected to continue rapidly. With widespread plans for construction of new coal-fired power plants across the ASEAN region, key topics will include financing options for coal-fired power in Asia and creating context for ASEAN coal-fired power development. Additionally, there will be a specific focus on industry opportunities in Vietnam in which leading coal producers and investors will discuss key issues in this region.

The breadth of insight provided by industry leaders and the extensive networking opportunities will make the Coaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets an unmissable event, bringing attention to the ASEAN region’s vast potential. For more information please visit http://www.coaltrans.com/emerging-asian-coal-markets/details.html

About Coaltrans Conferences:

Coaltrans Conferences organises large-scale international coal conferences, which attract delegates from all over the world. It also runs focused regional events, exhibitions, field trips and training courses. It has a reputation for employing the highest organisational standards. In 2014 Coaltrans is running events in Australia, Canada, China,Colombia, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, UK, USA andVietnam. For more information please visit http://www.coaltrans.com

Contact
Camilla Bass
+44-(0)207-779-8178
camilla.bass@euromoneyplc.com

Source: Coaltrans Conferences

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September 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Bostik Opens New Powder Plant to Serve Malaysia and Singapore Construction Markets

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ —

A new facility producing tile adhesive and related cementitious powder products will provide better, faster service to the Group’s clients and support the numerous new construction projects in the region.

Bostik, the leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities with the recent opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/674807-a)

Johor Bahru is located on the southern tip of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, separated from Singapore by the Johor Strait. The plant is therefore ideally located to service a fast-developing local construction market which includes the surrounding Iskandar Development Region and several large housing projects in the Johor Bahru region. Other developments in the area include the expansion of public housing programmes by Singapore’sHousing and Development Board (HDB).

With a 1,500 sqm footprint, the plant has a capacity estimated at 14,000 metric tonnes per year.

The new facility will manufacture several types of products for the construction industry: cementitious tile adhesives (CTA) including classifications class C2S1, C2E and C1E, non-shrink grout and skim coat. These product groups are based on Bostik’s world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology platform which remains a focus of its ongoing innovation, research and development activities. As a result of this expansion, well-known products such as Excel-Flex, Maxi-Flex, Super-Fixall and Ultra-Mastik will now be more readily available to building professionals in southern Malaysia and Singapore.

Bostik is constantly improving the quality and sustainability of adhesives and sealants supplied to markets around the world and Bostik Malaysia has recently introduced a range of new tiling systems complying with international standards. It has also secured local official approval for a large number of its CTA, waterproofing, sealant and flooring products. 13 products have received HDB approval, and 10 products have been awarded Green Label status by the Singapore Environment Council.

Commenting on the opening of the Johor Bahru plant, Bostik CEO Mr Bernard Pinatel said: “We are delighted to be bringing our innovative PMB technologies closer to fast-developing markets such as Malaysia and Singapore. We are sure that this brand new production unit will bring substantial benefit to the construction projects planned and already underway locally, and more widely to all of our clients in southern Malaysia and Singapore.”

Bostik Malaysia’s Managing Director Mr Chuen-Peng Ting added: “This new facility further reinforces our commitment to local construction activities and demonstrates our support for these exciting new projects. With our newly upgraded production capacities, we fully intend the plant to act as a platform to develop our presence in the region.”

Bostik offers building professionals a comprehensive and innovative range of construction systems, from foundation to finish. Its constantly renewed and enhanced technologies deliver superior performance while meeting the latest local and international building codes and environmental, quality and performance standards.

About Bostik

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape our daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With 2013 sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Bostik is a company of Total.

Source: Bostik

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September 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

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Paul G. Allen Backs Two New Initiatives in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus

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— Efforts Part of Comprehensive “Tackle Ebola” Relief Campaign
— Initiatives will provide 50,000 health kits to affected areas and facilitate flights to deliver essential supplies

SEATTLE  /PRNewswire/ — Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today two new initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief campaign to provide resources and support to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The efforts will put an additional $6.6 million toward supporting business and organizations working on logistical and transport needs. This raises Mr. Allen’s initial commitment to fighting the disease to more than $20 million, with further donation announcements planned for later this week.

“The Ebola outbreak requires dedicated and creative solutions to prevent its further spread across Africa and the world,” said Mr. Allen. “We can tackle Ebola, but it will require an accelerated and coordinated global effort. Time is of the essence in this battle.”

The initiatives announced today will facilitate the movement of goods, resources and people in the region. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and leading businesses have come together to make the following solutions possible:

First, is a $3.6 million matching contribution from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEFthat in coordination with UPS will air lift 50,000 protection kits into Liberia to help prevent the spread of the virus among caretakers and family members.

“UPS is providing global transportation logistics expertise to UNICEF to speed the delivery arrangement considering the time sensitive nature of this important mission,” said Mitch Nichols, senior vice president, UPS Transportation and Engineering.

The kits are designed to protect healthy people when family members are showing Ebola-like symptoms. Individuals will be trained in how to use the gear, dispose of waste and reduce the risk of infection. In addition, the funds will equip 2,371 community health volunteers with the resources to educate their communities on how to prevent the spread of Ebola and protect themselves and their families.

“We are so grateful for the generous support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UPS and partners such as USAID,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “There are 4.5 million children under the age of five living in areas affected by Ebola and UNICEF is working around the clock to protect communities and families against the deadly virus. The funding support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the logistics support from UPS will help UNICEF continue to rush critically-needed, lifesaving supplies to the region.”

With the match from others in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF family and partners, additional kits and ongoing funding for social mobilization and care will be sent to the communities affected by this devastating virus.

Second, a $3 million partnership has been established with Airlink to execute an air bridge, with flights departing on a regular basis for the next three months, to deliver critically-needed medical protective gear and pharmaceuticals to West Africa. Airlink is a 24/7 disaster and humanitarian response organization that links pre-qualified nonprofits with airlines for air and cargo transportation. With a rapid-response business model that supports the delivery of aid in a very timely manner, Airlink’s mission is to support nonprofit organizations working to get required supplies to the areas of greatest need. The first flight will take place the week of September 21.

“With the supply chain significantly contracted by many carriers deciding not to fly into West Africa at this time, we are particularly appreciative of the support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation,” said Steve Smith, executive director of Airlink. “Many nonprofits have told us we are the only avenue for them to deliver aid, thus, the generous funding to create an air bridge has the potential to open the pipeline for many more relief organizations.”

These funding commitments and business partnerships come at a time when the international community is struggling to provide enough support to control the epidemic. International groups such as Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization have said resources to contain the disease and treat those in need are falling short of what is required. Simultaneously, Ebola is spreading exponentially across West Africa – this outbreak being currently the worst on record, killing more than 2,300 across four countries. Unless contained, hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives are at risk.

Today’s announcement follows a $9 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to the CDC Foundation to establish emergency operations centers in the most-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These centers will help to develop a systematic response with improved data management and communication systems for disease and patient contact tracing, which will ultimately help to detect and stop the disease from spreading.

The Paul G Allen Family Foundation also committed $2.8 million to the American Red Cross in August 2014. This donation is currently funding equipment, volunteers and educational materials in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberiato help stop Ebola.

For more information, visit TackleEbola.com and follow #TackleEbola on Twitter.

About Paul G. Allen
Paul G. Allen is a leading investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has given more than $1.5 billion to charitable causes over his lifetime. He founded Vulcan Inc. in 1986 with Jody Allen to oversee his business and philanthropic activities. Today, that Seattle-based company oversees a wide range of Allen’s investments and projects throughout the world. In 2003, he created the Allen Institute for Brain Science to accelerate understanding of the human brain in health and disease and, a decade later, launched the expansion of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore opportunities for development in the field of AI. He is the co-founder of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, which has awarded more than $475 million to nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through his foundation and direct gifts, Allen has given about $10 million since 2008 to support key research, education and technology initiatives across Africa. For more information, go to www.paulallen.com,www.pgafamilyfoundation.org and www.vulcan.com.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Alexa Rudin
AlexaR@vulcan.com
+1.206.342.2230

Source: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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September 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

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First European Patients Enrolled in QT Vascular’s ENDURE Trial

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— The ENDURE Trial to assess efficacy of the novel Drug Coated Chocolate® PTA (Chocolate® Touch)
— Chocolate® Touch combines Chocolate’s advantages of minimising dissections and bail-out stenting with the long-term benefits of drug coating
— Reflects progression of Group’s new product growth strategy

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Catalist-listed QT Vascular Ltd. (“QT Vascular” or together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”), a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive medical devices for the treatment of vascular diseases, is pleased to announce that the Group has enrolled the first European patients in the ENDURE Trial in Germany. Multiple patients have already been enrolled in this study with Dr. Andrew Holden, at Auckland City Hospital, in Auckland, New Zealand.

ENDURE is a single-arm core-lab adjudicated multi-center clinical trial conducted at top centers in Europe and New Zealand. ENDURE is designed to evaluate the efficacy of Chocolate® Touch at 30 days, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Clinical assessment will include amputation free survival and Rutherford Grade change while core lab measurements will include late lumen loss, patency and target lesion revascularization.

Chocolate® Touch is a novel drug-coated peripheral balloon that combines the acute benefits of the Chocolate® PTA Balloon Catheter with the potential long-term benefits of a paclitaxel-based coating. The Chocolate® platform represents a breakthrough in PTA balloon catheters. Used for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, it was designed to provide predictable, uniform, less traumatic dilatation and has demonstrated a very low rate of dissections and bail-out stenting(1). Paclitaxel is an anti-proliferative drug that has been shown to be efficacious in the prevention of re-narrowing of the artery over time. In addition to the benefits of the underlying Chocolate Platform, Chocolate® Touch is different from other Drug Coated Balloons as it does not require pre-dilatation (pre treatment with another balloon) and has a larger contact surface for drug transfer.

In the first European patient treated at the prestigious Department of Angiology at Universitats — Herzzentrum Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germany, a 6.0x40mm Chocolate® Touch was used to successfully dilate a sub-total occlusion of the superficial femoral artery. “Chocolate’s mechanism of action minimizes vessel trauma and therefore reduces the chances of a dissection. Now coupled with a drug it could provide an option for patients to leave the hospital without a permanent implant, ” stated Professor Thomas Zeller, head, Department of Angiology.

QT Vascular previously announced on 24 July 2014, that it has applied for CE marking approval (“CE Mark”) with respect to the Chocolate® Touch. The CE Mark approval, which is not expected this year, will allow for marketing of the product in the European Union. This will allow QT Vascular to capitalise on the positive demand for medical devices in Europe and the world. Chocolate® Touch will be the latest addition to the Group’s product pipeline. Prior to this, the Group has announced on 5 June 2014 that its wholly owned US subsidiary, TriReme Medical LLC, received notification from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 510(K) clearance to market the Chocolate® Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Balloon Catheter (“Chocolate PTCA”) in the United States, for the treatment of blocked arteries for coronary vascular diseases. Other products in the pipeline include the Silk PTA balloon catheter (“Silk PTA”), a version of Chocolate® PTA that is made for intervention in longer lesions. The Silk PTA is currently at the design feasibility stage, with CE Mark submission targeted for the first quarter of 2015.

Dr. Eitan Konstantino, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very excited to expand the ENDURE trial in Europe and expect the enrolment to be faster with additional world class sites joining the study. It is very satisfying to see patients leaving the hospital without having to live with metal left in their leg for the rest of their life. I believe that this is where the field is trending and this is consistent with our vision. Chocolate® Touch represents a key milestone towards the commercialization of our second generation drug-coated balloons and will keep us competitive in the medical device market for peripheral artery diseases.”

About Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by the build-up of fatty substances that collect and adhere to the linings of the arteries, in a process known as atherosclerosis. The build-up causes the internal lining of the artery to thicken, narrowing the artery and limiting blood flow to vital tissues and organs. Commonly affected arteries include those located in the legs, arms, neck and kidneys. The vast majority of patients with PAD also have significant concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD) and a high proportion of morbidity and mortality in these patients is related to myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke or cardiovascular death. PAD is estimated to affect 202 million people worldwide.

About QT Vascular Ltd.
QT Vascular Ltd. (QT Vascular) is an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of next generation minimally invasive products for the treatment of complex vascular disease. The Company works closely with leading physicians and scientists from around the world to create differentiated devices that improve procedural and clinical outcomes. QT Vascular is based in Singapore with a US subsidiary, TriReme Medical LLC, in Pleasanton, California. The Company was listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on29 April 2014[2].

For more information, please refer to: http://www.qtvascular.com/

References:
(1) Das T for Mustapha J. Chocolate® Bar, Leipzig Interventional Course, 28-31 January, 2014.
(2) “Comparison
of global estimates of prevalence and risk factors for peripheral artery disease in 2000 and 2010: a systematic review and analysis.” 19 Oct 2013. The Lancet.

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All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this announcement are or may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to those using words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “project”, “plan”, “strategy”, “forecast” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “if”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “could”, “may” and “might”. These statements reflect the Company’s current expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future and assumptions in light of currently available information. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from those described in such forward-looking statements. Shareholders should not place undue reliance on suchforward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, subject to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and/or the rules of the SGX-ST and/or any other regulatory or supervisory body or agency.

The Company was listed on Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”)on 29 April 2014. The initial public offering of the Company was sponsored by PrimePartners Corporate FinancePte. Ltd. (the “Sponsor”).

This press release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Sponsor forcompliance with the relevant rules of the SGX-ST. The Sponsor has not independently verified the contents of this press release.

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September 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

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Singapore Holiday Makers Drawn to the Northern Lights

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BATH, England /PRNewswire/ — After a spectacular start to the 2014 Northern Lights seasonfollowing two strong solar flares that reached Earth this weekend, leading Northern Lights travel company, Off the Map Travel, has seen the number of holiday-makers from Singapore searching for a break to experience the greatest light show on Earth rise by 621% on the previous year.

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“We are in an active period of solar activity called the Solar Maximum, which produces ideal conditions for the Northern Lights,” said Jonny Cooper, founder and director of specialist Northern Lights company Off the Map Travel. “You always have the chance of seeing an aurora. You need clear, dark skies and to travel to a spot under the auroral oval such as Northern Sweden. The thing that excites aurora hunters this season is that this active period of solar activity is giving us an even better chance to see brighter more vivid displays.”

NASA scientists unanimously agree that in June 2014 we reached Solar Maximum. They also predict that most significant geomagnetic storms that cause the Northern Lights, like those last weekend, will occur now. Doug Bieseker, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, has analysed historical records of solar activity saying: “Most large events such as strong flares and significant geomagnetic storms typically occur in the declining phase of solar cycles.”

Jonny Cooper, director of Off the Map Travel added: “This is great news for anyone who has dreamed of experiencing the Northern Lights.”

The Northern Lights have always been a mystical part of cultures in the north. From the Sami people who thought it was the souls of the departed to people from Chinese who once believed it to be fiery breath of dragons fighting in the sky – the Northern Lights have been revered and misunderstood across history.

More recently, the seeing the Aurora Borealis regular tops surveys of must-do travel experiences, and has become a life changing experience for many already in Singapore. Jonny Cooper adds: “It was seeing the Northern Lights in Bjorkliden and Abisko, in Swedish Lapland, that first captured my imagination about the aurora – it is one of the most remarkable areas to experience the Aurora in its full glory.”

Off the Map Travel is one of the UK’s leading tailor-made Northern Lights adventure holiday companies. A four night trip to Bjorkliden and Abisko in northern Sweden would cost from £1,399 per person on a full-board basis including accommodation for three nights in a four-star hotel and one night in a traditional Swedish fishing hut on a frozen lake with 180-degree uninterrupted views. Price includes a Lights over Lapland photography trip, dogsledding and snowmobiling for two adults; flights excluded.

For more information on Northern Lights experiences visit http://www.offthemaptravel.sg, or speak to the experts on +441761-255000.

For free imagesvideos  and background information  download here. All pictures must be credited: Chad Blakley Lights Over Lapland

Source: Off the Map Travel

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September 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

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