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Syneron Candela Announces FDA Clearance of PicoWay Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal

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WAYLAND, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ —

The Dual Wavelength PicoWay® Laser will be launched immediately in the US and featured at The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Meeting, San Diego, November 6-9

Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELOS), a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the new PicoWay picosecond device. PicoWay is a state-of-the-art dual wavelength device, with 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths, which utilizes the proprietary PicoWay TechnologyTM to generate picosecond pulses for the removal of tattoos. The FDA clearance is for all tattoo colors: red, yellow and orange for the 532nm wavelength; black, brown, green, blue and purple for the 1064nm wavelength. The US launch of PicoWay will begin immediately, following the launch of the product in the international market in October.

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PicoWay incorporates picosecond (one trillionth of a second) pulse duration to generate an ultra-short pulse and very high peak power of laser energy on the skin. The high energy ultra-short picosecond laser pulse creates a strong photo-mechanical impact that optimizes fracturing of tattoo ink. The innovative PicoWay Technology is integrated into a proven, reliable Syneron Candela platform which offers high reliability, superior performance and low cost of ownership.

In support of the FDA 510(K) clearance, the performance of the PicoWay system was evaluated in a prospective, US multicenter study conducted by Eric Bernstein, MD, Arielle Kauvar, MD, and Tina Alster, MD as the primary investigators.  A large majority of subjects (86%) achieved at least 50% tattoo clearance after only 3 treatments based on blinded, independent review.  Device treatment also presented a favorable safety profile with no device-related serious adverse events, and low levels of pain or discomfort throughout the study.

Dr. Eric Bernstein, President of Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, said, “PicoWay is an innovative and exciting breakthrough for tattoo removal. As a dual wavelength Nd:YAG laser, it delivers extremely high peak-power, picosecond pulses enabling the treatment of all skin types. What this means is extremely impressive results, which translate into very happy patients. PicoWay is a game-changing laser for tattoo removal, and could not have come at a better time.”

Amit Meridor, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron Candela, said, “We expect a strong interest in PicoWay. Tattoo removal represents a significant market opportunity, with estimates that of the 45 million Americans with at least one tattoo, 20% want to have their tattoo removed. PicoWay provides a powerful new option, which clinical trials have shown to offer high rates of tattoo removal in very few treatments.”

Dr. Shimon Eckhouse, Chairman of the Board of Syneron Candela commented, “PicoWay represents a new era in aesthetic and dermatologic laser applications due to its mechanism of action which is mainly based on the photomechanical (photo-acoustic) effect compared to photo-thermal effect which is used in longer pulse duration aesthetic laser and IPL devices. With the shortest picosecond pulse and the highest peak power on the market the PicoWay enables efficient tattoo removal with less treatment sessions, more comfort to patients and new revenue streams for our customers. The different mechanism of action of the PicoWay turns it into a new aesthetic platform with wide range of new aesthetic applications that our scientists and doctors are working on. The highly trusted, reliable Candela platform used on the PicoWay was demonstrated in the multi-site clinical trials performed with the device in the US and internationally on a wide range of indications. This very high reliability and ease of use for the doctor are important advantages of the PicoWay”.

Dr. Arielle N.B. Kauvar, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University, said, “The PicoWay laser allows us to treat a broader range of skin types and a wide array of tattoo ink colors. With the ultra-short picosecond pulse duration, there is minimal discomfort during treatment.  Professional and multicolored tattoos are cleared in very few treatment sessions offering greater patient convenience compared to longer treatment regimens.”

About Syneron

Syneron Medical Ltd. is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint.  The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under three distinct brands, Syneron, Candela and CoolTouch.

Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located inIsrael. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the U.S.  The company markets, services and supports its products in 86 countries.  It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK,Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide.

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November 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

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Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

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RICHMOND, Va. /PRNewswire/ — Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company committed to pioneering innovative and accessible therapies for the chronic diseases of addiction and related mental health disorders, today announced the appointment of Cary J. Claiborne as Chief Financial Officer. Cary will lead the company’s global financial and information technology operations, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Shaun Thaxter effective November 10, 2014.

Cary was selected based on his unique combination of operational and pharmaceutical experience, which is expected to help drive value creation for shareholders. Prior to his appointment at Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Cary served as Chief Financial Officer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he led the company’s worldwide finance, human resources, information technology, investor relations and communications organizations. Previously, Cary held senior positions at New Generation Biofuels, Osiris Therapeutics, Constellation Energy, Home Depot Corporation, MCI and General Electric. He graduated from Rutgers Universitywith a BA in Business Administration and earned his MBA in Finance from Villanova University.

About Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with decades of heritage in serving the opioid dependence treatment community. Committed to expanding education and access to medical therapies, the company innovates, manufactures and markets medications that, in conjunction with counseling and psychosocial support, treat opioid dependence. Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals continues to invest resources in raising awareness of the chronic disease within the community, while also sponsoring training programs for physicians to become certified to treat opioid dependent patients.

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB), a global company publicly traded on the UK stock exchange.  On July 25, 2014 the RB Board concluded that a demerger of the Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals business is the preferred option for creating value for shareholders. RB expects to be in a position to demerge the business prior to December 31, 2014 following approval of RB shareholders.  At that time, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals will operate independently under the separate holding company Indivior PLC, which will be listed on the London Stock Exchange. The name Indivior was selected as it aptly embodies Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals’ vision, mission and values dedicated to transforming addiction from a global human crisis to an actively treated chronic disease. Indivior is the fusion of the words individual and endeavor.

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November 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

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The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Issues Warnings to Patients Regarding Unlicensed Practitioners and Medical Tourism

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— Organization Devoted to Promoting Patient Safety Calls for Advocacy and Changes to Global Legislation

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has issued a warning to all individuals seeking less expensive cosmetic surgical procedures, particularly outside their home country, and especially in the hands of unlicensed practitioners operating without board certification.  In light of two recent deaths of UK citizens who traveled to other countries to have cosmetic procedures performed by un-certified practitioners, ISAPS is also calling for global changes in legislation to address these unnecessary and tragic deaths in an effort to insure a higher level of patient safety.

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“Cosmetic surgery abroad can be incredibly risky because the standards vary from one country to the next. It is essential that patients find board-certified plastic surgeons, regardless of where they have a procedure performed,” noted Susumu Takayanagi, MD, President of ISAPS. “Patient safety is our highest priority. ISAPS membership is exclusive to board-certified plastic surgeons who must be current members of their national plastic surgery society.”

Over five years ago, ISAPS established a symbol of patient safety, a diamond comprised of four factors that are critical to the practice of safe aesthetic plastic surgery:

  • Choosing the Right Procedure
  • Patient Risk Factors
  • Choosing the Surgeon
  • Safe Surgical Facility

“Patients fall prey to unlicensed physicians because of the misconception that anyone with an MD can safely perform any surgical procedure. There is a need for countries to establish strict regulations controlling who can perform plastic surgery procedures and the surgical setting in which they are performed in order to reduce surgical complications and deaths,” noted Michael C. Edwards, MD, chair of the ISAPS Patient Safety Committee and president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Nigel Mercer, MD, president of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS), deputy president of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons  stated, “Any patient who is planning to travel long distance for aesthetic surgery must be made aware that they are putting themselves at additional risk over and above the risks that they would face finding a certified surgeon closer to home.  If they insist on traveling to another country, it is imperative that they choose a licensed surgeon who will provide them with service, post-operative care and advice, not just an operation. The only way to find board-certified surgeons internationally is on the ISAPS website. Patients should also be advised to ask the practitioner what insurance the surgeon carries in case they face complications following their procedure(s).”

Source: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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So Long SIM Swapping…KnowRoaming SIM Sticker Goes On Sale Today

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— Announces $7.99 a-day, 55 country Unlimited Data package; Introduces seamless Long Distance calling feature and Enterprise Management portal

TORONTO  /PRNewswire/ — Following a successful 12 month pre-launch and beta period,KnowRoaming Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of the KnowRoaming SIM sticker directly for $29.99. The KnowRoaming SIM sticker automatically connects all unlocked GSM iOS, Android and Windows Mobile phones, tablets and SIM cards to local wireless carriers, providing reduced voice, data and text roaming rates up to 85% when traveling abroad in 200 countries and territories using KnowRoaming’s Virtual SIM Technology.

“The sticker technology together with our unlimited data bundles allow you to stay connected while traveling without having to swap out SIM cards or count megabytes,” said KnowRoaming CEO Gregory Gundelfinger. “Since our beta-pre-launch efforts last year, we’ve had thousands of people testing the technology and providing us with valuable feedback and today I am proud to announce that we are now ready to open sales to the world!”

KnowRoaming has also announced today its unlimited data packages, KnowRoaming Long Distance and the Enterprise Management portal:

KnowRoaming Unlimited: An unlimited data package that provides KnowRoaming customers with unlimited data in 55 countries for $7.99 a day.

KnowRoaming Long Distance: A service enabling long distance calls from the United States,United Kingdom, Canada,Australia, and South Africa to over 200 countries and territories on all locked and unlocked GSM phones. Calls are over a voice network rather than Wi-Fi or data networks using the phones native dialer, resulting in better quality, seamless experience and lower costs than traditional long distance or Wi-Fi based calling plans and services.

KnowRoaming Corporate: A portal enabling the enterprise management of multiple KnowRoaming accounts. IT, accounting or other managers within an organization can create and manage post or pre-paid accounts for employees, streamlining roaming and long distance charges while alleviating strain on accounting departments.

“Corporations have hundreds, if not thousands of employees traveling around the globe at anytime,” continued Gundelfinger. “The costs associated with keeping those employees connected and doing business are astronomical with traditional roaming solutions. KnowRoaming provides a seamless, cost effective solution for any enterprise.”

Customers apply the KnowRoaming sticker to their SIM card once and download the KnowRoaming iPhone or Android app (Windows Mobile users access a mobile web app) to create an account, load funds (via credit card) on to their account, enable phone settings to prepare for travel, track usage and purchase a local number in the country they are traveling in. With KnowRoaming installed, customers can receive all incoming calls from their home SIM and display their home number to whomever they call while traveling abroad and more.

KnowRoaming is only active when the phone leaves its home country and remains completely dormant when at home.

The KnowRoaming SIM sticker is available today for $29.99 on, including free shipping to the United States andCanada. Anyone who activates their KnowRoaming sticker within two weeks of receiving it receives a $15 KnowRoaming account credit.

About KnowRoaming
KnowRoaming is a Toronto, Canada-based technology company singularly focused on reducing and/or eliminating roaming-shock (i.e. that feeling you get when you see your wireless bill after returning from a trip abroad.)  The company has developed the world’s thinnest and most powerful SIM card that emulates traditional roaming without the hassle or cost.  KnowRoaming has secured roaming rates in more than 200 countries and territories, giving our customers up to 85% off their calls, data and texts while traveling abroad.

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November 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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Stratasys Accelerates Access to Advanced 3D Printing Capabilities with 11 New High-performance Products

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-New 3D Printers and Materials Designed to Enhance Competitive Edge of Design and Manufacturing Companies

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At EuroMold 2014, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) will be launching an unprecedented 11 high-performance 3D printers and materials. The scope and breadth of new capabilities being introduced will enable Stratasys customers to improve their competitiveness and deliver high-end prototypes and manufactured parts with greater ease, speed and efficiency.

Capabilities being introduced include:

Unique triple-jetting technology now available cross-platform — providing companies with varying application and budget requirements access to a large variety of material combinations including flexible, rigid and color in a single part from the convenience of compact, office-compatible 3D printers to industrial-scale systems.
Up to 20 percent faster FDM production system times — ideal for companies looking for efficiency and ease of use when delivering complex prototypes, production aids or final manufactured items or parts.
For the first time, customers can create 3D tools for food processing and perform steam sterilization of medical devices. Aerospace and automotive customers can now benefit from enhanced speed, toughness and chemical resistance, with the new advanced ULTEM® 1010 FDM material capabilities.
Unmatched material versatility — customers now have an unprecedented 12 3D printing materials at the desktop level with the compact Objet30 Prime, providing consumer goods, electronics, medical-device and other industries with greater freedom to test design concepts to advanced working prototypes and parts.
Faster, more productive hands-free operation with the introduction of soluble support for the Objet Eden260VS — ideal for companies looking to deliver high-volume, high-output prototyping without compromise on finish or detail.
Triple-Jetting Technology for the Office and Design Studio

With the launch of the popular Objet500 Connex3 earlier this year, Stratasys introduced its unique triple-jetting technology that began a new era in color multi-material 3D printing. Today, Stratasys announces six new PolyJet based 3D printers, making triple-jetting technology accessible cross-platform, for companies with different application and budget requirements. Using triple-jetting technology, designers and workgroups can cost-effectively produce prototypes, tools, injection molds and end-use parts featuring vivid color and unrivalled product realism.

The Objet260 Connex 1, 2 and 3 series is a compact and office friendly platform, while the Objet350 Connex 1, 2 and 3 series deliver the same capabilities with larger build sizes. To increase productivity, all six 3D printers provide triple-jetting workflow advantages like hot-swap and fewer material changeovers. Further enhancing ease of use and workflow, the Objet260 and Objet350 Connex3 3D Printers (and the existing Objet500 Connex3) will support VRML-exported CAD files* in addition to the traditional STL, and deliver color, multi-material 3D printing.

The compact Objet260 Connex series brings the power of multi-material, triple-jetting technology to office spaces, while providing parts with unrivalled product realism.
New Fortus Systems with Enhanced Productivity and Touch-Screen Interface

Leveraging the success of its FDM-based Fortus 3D Production Systems, Stratasys is launching two new Fortus 3D Production Systems: the Fortus 450mc and Fortus 380mc. Designed for reliability and ease of use, the systems have a new touch-screen interface that allows users to make adjustments to their print jobs without disrupting operations and can achieve up to 20 percent quicker build times for complex geometries. Competitively priced, the Fortus 380mc is designed for high-performance prototyping and production tooling in a variety of standard and engineering thermoplastics. Featuring a larger build envelope than the 380mc, the Fortus 450mcemploys the most advanced FDM thermoplastics and is ideal for mid-sized functional prototypes, production aids and end-use parts in specialized materials.

Fortus 450mc 3D Production System features a touch-screen interface for improved productivity and ease of use.
The Desktop 3D Printer with Unmatched Material Versatility

Providing customers with new levels of material versatility and product realism, the new Objet30 Prime Desktop 3D Printer offers 12 material options including rubber-like, rigid, high-temperature and bio-compatible materials, with quiet operation and an office-friendly footprint. The Objet30 Prime is ideal for consumer goods, electronics and medical-device applications. Besides its two standard build modes, the system exclusively introduces a third print option – draft mode, which enables 36-micron layer 3D printing for faster build speeds to quickly test prototype concepts.

Flexible shoe sole produced on the Objet30 Prime 3D Printer.
Soluble Support Technology for Fine-Detailed Parts

Optimized for creating delicately detailed models with complex geometries and very thin walls, the Objet Eden260VS 3D Printer combines ultrafine 16-micron resolution with soluble support technology — offering lower cost-per-part for rigid material 3D printing. Combined with its reliability and footprint, the Objet Eden260VS is a great choice for service bureaus and consumer-goods designers requiring cost-effective prototyping for assembled parts with fine features, such as dental and medical applications.

The new Objet Eden260VS employs soluble support technology for creating fine detailed models and parts.
ULTEM 1010 Resin Combines Superior Heat and Chemical Resistance with Bio-compatibility

Designed specifically with manufacturers in mind, ULTEM 1010 combines superior heat resistance, tensile strength and chemical resistance and can be sterilized using steam autoclaving for medical applications. It is also bio-compatible and has the only food-contact certification of any FDM thermoplastic. These properties make the ULTEM 1010 the right choice for aerospace, automotive, food production tooling, and medical device manufacturing and functional prototyping applications.

“The global design and manufacturing market continues to push toward creating smarter products with greater efficiency. Because we believe in, and support this trend, we have announced today a range of solutions that focus on ‘democratizing design.’ Our customers, whatever their size or industry, can now access a wide spectrum of cutting-edge 3D printing capabilities and deliver competitive advantage,” said Gilad Yron, sr. vice president, Product Management, Stratasys. “We invite every designer and manufacturer at this year’s EuroMold to visit one of our three booths to see how 3D printing is shaping the way we manufacture.”

Car manifold 3D printed in durable ULTEM 1010 thermoplastic.
For more information about the Objet260 and 350 Connex series, the Fortus 450mc, the Fortus 380mc, the Objet30 Prime, the Objet Eden260VS and ULTEM 1010, please contact a reseller or visit the Stratasys website. Images, brochures and spec sheets for all listed 3D printers are available by visiting the Stratasys newsroom.

*Support for VRML-exported CAD files will be available in Q4.

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM®, PolyJet™, and WDM™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a digital-manufacturing service comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts. Stratasys has more than 2,500 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: or

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November 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Lamda Guard for Developing Commercial Aircraft Laser Interference Protection with its Revolutionary metaAIR™ Solution

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— metaAIR™ is a thin film optical filter that blocks laser interference and improves flight safety

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lamda Guard Inc. with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Lamda Guard’s metaAIR™ is a highly innovative solution that uses an array of nano-particles of specific periodic geometry (called metamaterials) to protect flight crews from laser strikes.

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Lamda Guard for Developing Commercial Aircraft Laser Interference Protection with its Revolutionary metaAIR(TM) Solution
Frost & Sullivan Applauds Lamda Guard for Developing Commercial Aircraft Laser Interference Protection with its Revolutionary metaAIR(TM) Solution

metaAir™’s optically transparent thin film filter is more than 100 times thinner than a human hair, and selectively blocks narrow-band, specific light frequencies by reflection rather than absorption. The technology consists of metamaterials, and can be adhesively applied on existing surfaces such as cockpit windows or windshields.

Current solutions that block laser light are usually standalone products and/or instruments such as laser safety eyewear, which can hamper cockpit instrumentation and pilot performance. Moreover, such solutions require extra investments in night vision equipment such as night vision goggles or head-up displays (HUDs). The metaAIR™, on the other hand, is quick-to-install, long-lasting, and more cost effective.

“Unlike competitors’ existing products, which only provide limited and/or temporary protection, the metaAir™ can be integrated during either aircraft forward-fit or retrofit operations,” said Frost & Sullivan Consultant Thomas Saquer. “It requires minimal integration costs, as it eliminates complex cockpit conversion, training and additional certification.”

metaAir™ drastically improves fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft flight safety without heavily impacting fleet availability, as it does not need lengthy grounding time for integrating the solution. Also, end users do not have to wait for the next generation of safety solutions on future aircraft, metaAir™ can be immediately deployed on existing aircraft.

Lamda Guard’s vision, innovation and drive are resulting in international recognition for the firm at an industry awards show in Monaco,” said the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). “The Government of Canada was there at the outset when the company began its work on a product that offers protection to individuals working in law enforcement, aerospace, defence and beyond. Congratulations toLamda Guard for their initial breakthrough which is now leading to the development and commercialization of new related technologies that will have global applications.”

“As a unique participant with an unrivalled solution to improve safety, metaAIR™ could become a standard in the industry and perhaps, even become mandatory with the passing of stricter safety regulations,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Alix Leboulanger.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated innovation in product features and functionality that provides enhanced quality and higher value to customers. The award recognizes the rapid acceptance such innovation finds in the marketplace.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Lamda Guard
Lamda Guard is a subsidiary of Metamaterial Technologies Inc, with offices in Canada and the United Kingdom. It is a leader in commercial applications of nano-structured metamaterials that utilize thin film technology for advanced optical applications in aerospace, security and defence industries. To learn more visit

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November 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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Geared to Wearables, Vexigo Releases the Visualizr – Instantly Turning Digital Content Into An Engaging, Personalized Magazine

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Vexigo Ltd. today announced the release of the Visualizr (, a remarkable new tool that empowers publishers to instantly turn website content into an enticing, personalized magazine.

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“Using our proprietary in-house technology, we are able to help publishers convert their website’s content into a stunning magazine, tailor-made for each visitor — and all this in less than one minute,” says Dan Gilai, Director of Product at Vexigo. “Visualizr is a ‘tuned-in’ magazine with a personalized selection of content for each visitor built on a contextual understanding of a reader’s interests and preferences.”

At each access, the Visualizr has a new face, uniquely individualized and geared to fit a reader’s inclinations and predispositions. Furthermore, the Visualizr provides new sources of monetization for website owners, delivering video ads and pin-point targeted native advertising. The Visualizr engages the audience across the broadest range of devices: from tablets and cell phones to smart-watches and TVs.”

Each time the Visualizr is triggered, it scans every component on your website and builds a magazine based upon a reader’s areas of interest. Vexigo’s patented contextual analysis engine — the driving power behind the Visualizr — performs a real-time analysis of an individual’s navigation behavior in order to populate the magazine.

Global mobile data traffic grew by more than 80 percent last year. Geared as a mobile first solution, the Visualizr provides a superb user experience on all mobile devices, including smart-watches. Users want to quickly read the stories that matter most and the Visualizr delivers exactly that: a personalized, mobile-optimized experience.

With a no-hassle setup, publishers are able to boost their user’s engagement across all devices and brand advertisers enjoy a premium real estate which attracts the user’s full attention.

About Vexigo Ltd.
Founded in 2009, Vexigo is a global leader in content visualization and video advertising.
Vexigo conveys an across-the-board integrated service — media targeting, brand protection, media recommendation engine and one-click campaign expansion.

Using state-of-the-art page level and domain level segmentation, Vexigo provides dynamic contextual matching for predictive campaign performance.

Vexigo’s unique ability to manage the fine details of any digital content in real-time, categorize it, and then target relevant, category-specific media, ensures effective online ad placement that generates major improvements in advertising effectiveness and boosts ROI.

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Dan Gilai, Director of Product Management

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November 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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Interior Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

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-Recent Market Trends in Interior Design & Consumers’ Preferences

SINGAPORE, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Creating dramatic impacts from simplicity is the new black! And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop just there in the upcoming year.

As the new generation of home buyers travel and become more exposed to the latest international trends via the internet, they also knew exactly what they want in their homes. Instead of just simply buying a house, more and more buyers are buying properties based on their exterior and interior designs. These days, planning and design starts right from the beginning. Gone are the days where you simply purchase an empty house and worry about the interior design later.

Whether you buying a new property or updating the look of your home, all it takes are a few simple steps or changes to breathe life into familiar spaces.

6 fresh interior design trends to watch out for in 2015!

Alright, you may have seen some of these ideas around for some time, but there’s always a time when some of them tends to take the lead when it comes to the latest trends. Here’s our Interior Designer Picks for 2015. From the unique characters and charming details of it, we will say it’s going to be a year of personality, serenity and versatility.

1.     Brass is the new class

More and more interior designers are using brass as one of their interior highlights. When done right, brass not only looks classy but timeless too. In fact, brass has been unveiled as one of the rising trends, particularly in the kitchen, bath tubs, lamp stands and other ornamental pieces. Since it has been gathering the nods from industry experts in 2014, we foresee it to be one of the hottest trends in 2015. If you have not yet implement this, this is a perfect time.

2.     Floral Influence

We have seen these floral designs and chint textiles in the 80s and now they are back! Yes, you heard us right. Floral textiles makes a great option for any new designs. They have not only taken over the fashion design world, but also the interior design world, and since they overlap in more than one market, we will say that this trend has the staying power.

3.     Pastel hues & watercolours

A must-have hue for fabrics and walls, says PROZfile interior designers and interior decorators. Pastel hues and water colours with soft, undefined edges and lightweight materials that are reminiscent of water are expected to be the in-thing in 2015. For finishes, mirrored finishes and materials that appear pearl-like, opaque or milky will be the next big favourite.

4.     Lighter-tone woods

Thanks to the overzealous use of gloomy lumber over the past few years, light, fresh looking, honey-toned woods have taken over the trend. Oak and Cherry woods are the in-thing as they are both fantastic in durability and aesthetic appeal. PROZfile Pte Ltd suggest home owners to go for high quality versions that they not only make a good investment, but also an elegant and exquisite show piece for generations to come.

5.     Rustic and retro styles

2015 will be the year for reinventing classy luxury and versatility. With their inviting colours, rustic and retro themes are anticipated to be popular for creating functional living spaces. There will be a surge of reusable and recyclable ideas in terms of design and decoration, and these styles will add an individual look for those looking to instil self-identity into modern interiors. A popular trend for some time in the international arena, PROZfile Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that these trends will remain popular in the local scene for the next few years as more home owners opt for increased self-identity.

6.     Soft Black & White

A well-known pairing which has become the staple and default colours in interior design. Gone are the harsh tones, instead we will be seeing a shift to softer tones of black and white which is more comfy and relaxing on the eye in the upcoming year. An almost timeless trend, these softer tones look like they are going to stay for a long time.

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Source: PROZfile Pte Ltd

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November 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

BeautyHope’s Revivre Cocktail Facial

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pamper yourself with the restorative goodness of BeautyHope’s Revivre Cocktail Facial, inclusive of a customized facial treatment, eye, lip and neck mask and eyebrow shaping. A 70-min worth of indulgence at only $17 (U.P. $180), in celebration of our 7th anniversary.

The BeautyHope Revivre Cocktail Facial Indulgence addresses unique skin problems with a wide range of individually formulated treatments. Just like a bartender creating an original cocktail concoction to satisfy unique tastes, we create customized formula blends for various skin types from our astringent and normalizing products. These products from Italy contain essential oils with antiseptic and antioxidant properties that target skin problems specifically from sensitive, aged, dehydrated, intoxicated, dilated pores to acne-prone skin.

The soothing Eye Mask helps to reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark eye circles and eye bags. Gentle to your skin, this eye mask also reduces fine lines and smoothens the contours, making the skin around your eyes smoother and softer.

The leave-on Lip Mask comes with an innovative natural formula that replenishes moisture and nourishes your lips with a bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and triple the amount of antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine.  This creates an instant boost of hydration with long-lasting shine.

The Collagen Neck Mask contains powerful whitening and hydrating natural extracts, replenishing moisture in your skin, lightening pigmentation and smoothening wrinkles, making your skin soft and supple.

Brighten your look with that flattering brow shape with our complimentary eyebrow shaping service that leaves you looking refreshed and polished.

  • Promotion valid for first 17 customers only.
  • Not valid with other promotions, discounts and offers
  • Valid for first-time customers and non-package holders
  • Valid for Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs), S Pass Holders, EP Pass Holders, Work Permit Holders and DP Pass Holders.
  • Limited to customers of 21 years old and above
  • Limited to 1 session per customer
  • Prior appointment is required. Call 9647 7571 for appointment

Visit Beauty Hope at any one of their outlets
Beauty Hope @ Relaxing: Blk 261,Waterloo Street #02-42
Beauty Hope @ Life Essential: Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605
Hotline: 9647 7571

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November 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

SCB Joins Hands with ACE Life to Develop Life Insurance Products to Well Match Customer Desires and to Reaffirm Bancassurance Leadership

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BANGKOK, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is collaborating with ACE Life to strengthen its bancassurance business in Thailand through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop and offer well tailor-made life insurance products so as to respond to demands and expectations of all customer segments effectively.

Speaking about the collaboration, President of Siam Commercial Bank, Mrs. Kannikar Chalitaporn, said that, “The Bank strictly follows customer-centric principles as a strategic thrust in order to develop financial products and services in response to the wider variety of customer requirements.” As for bancassurance business, the Bank is committed to delivering products and services to fully cover the demands of customers in every segment, either mass, SCB FIRST (affluent), or private banking, through developing financial products and services that truly fit the expectations of customers.

The Bank recently signed the MOU aiming to develop and offer life insurance products jointly with ACE Life, the global life insurance division of ACE Group. Through such collaboration, SCB and ACE Life Assurance Pcl. in Thailand will join hands to develop and create more varieties of life insurance products so as to offer products and services that well fit the requirements and expectations of the Bank’s customers up to the fullest extent possible in Thailand. This collaborative effort will strengthen and reaffirm the bancassurance leadership.

Commenting on this latest collaboration, President of ACE Life, Mr. Russell Bundschuh, said, “ACE Life is more than delighted with this collaboration with SCB in Thailand. The synergy of SCB’s robust network and quality customers, combined with ACE Life’s expertise in life insurance, will help ensure the success of our collaboration in offering innovative life insurance products that well match the customer requirements.”

Siam Commercial Bank’s President, Mrs. Kannikar Chalitaporn (third right), and ACE Life’s President, Mr. Russell Bundschuh (third left), jointly announced the signing of the MOU to jointly develop and offer life insurance products to better cover the wider variety of demands and expectations of customers in every segment in a bid to strengthen and reaffirm the bancassurance leadership. The event took place at the SCB’s Head Office.
Siam Commercial Bank’s President, Mrs. Kannikar Chalitaporn, and ACE Life’s President, Mr. Russell Bundschuh, jointly announced the signing of the MOU to jointly develop and offer life insurance products to better cover the wider variety of demands and expectations of customers in every segment in a bid to strengthen and reaffirm the bancassurance leadership. The event took place at the SCB’s Head Office.

From left to right

Mr. Kevin Goulding, Regional President, ACE Life Asia Pacific
Mrs. Sally O’Hara, Country President, ACE Life in Thailand
Mr. Russell Bundschuh, President, ACE Life
Mrs. Kannikar Chalitaporn, President, Siam Commercial Bank
Ms. Araya Phuphanich, FEVP, Siam Commercial Bank
Mrs. Kanchana Rojvatunyu, FEVP, Siam Commercial Bank


ACE Life Assurance Public Company Limited (ACE Life) is part of the ACE Group, one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, the ACE Group provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. The ACE Group’s core operating insurance companies are rated AA for financial strength by Standard & Poor’s and A++ by A.M. Best.

Specifically to meet the needs of financial protection and security of its broad range of customers, ACE Life in Thailand (ACE Life Assurance Public Company Limited) offers a comprehensive range of quality life insurance products and services. The company partners with financial institutions and other companies to tailor individual policies for their clients and employees while ACE Life’s team of over 2,800 agents service and support customers throughout the nation.

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Source: ACE Life In Thailand

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November 5, 2014 at 11:18 am

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