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NetApp Transforms the Digital Customer Experience with Industry Leading Cognitive Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that it now delivers an insight-driven digital customer experience that is informed by NetApp’s deep knowledge base, predictive analytics, proactive support, and cognitive computing. By using the new AI-enabled NetApp® virtual support assistant, Elio, and NetApp Active IQ® cloud-based analytics, companies gain intelligent insights that allow them to spend time with their customers rather than on their infrastructure.   Data is the lifeblood of every business and must flow seamlessly to enable digital transformation, but companies can extract value from data only as quickly as the underlying infrastructure can

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Microsoft and NetApp Unleash the Power of Data Through the Industry’s First Azure Enterprise NFS Service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), the data authority in a hybrid cloud world, today announced that it is the data services technology of choice behind first-of-its-kind cloud-centric capabilities for the hybrid cloud. The new industry-first enterprise Network File System (NFS) service in the cloud is delivered natively in Azure and powered by NetApp®. NetApp also announced deeper integrations with Azure in Cloud Control for Microsoft Office 365 and NetApp AltaVault™. Businesses all over the world are embracing cloud to respond faster to customer demands and stay ahead of the competition. According to IDC, today’s file

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Willis Towers Watson to participate in the 2017 HR Technology Conference and Expo

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has announced its participation in the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, October 10 – 13. At the event, Willis Towers Watson thought leaders will share their expertise on software and technology solutions that solve HR and organizational challenges.   Here are the solutions that will be on display: Group marketplace technology. Willis Towers Watson makes it easy for its clients’ workforces to build and manage personalized benefit portfolios that lead to empowered, confident and secure lives

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KAR Goes All In on Digital – Acquires Remaining Interest in TradeRev Mobile App Auction Platform

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR), has acquired the remaining interest in Nth Gen Software Inc. (“TradeRev”), a mobile app and desktop solution that facilitates real-time dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions. KAR purchased a 50 percent stake in TradeRev in 2014 and acquired the remaining interest today for $50 million in cash and an additional $75 million over the next four years contingent on certain terms and conditions including TradeRev performance. TradeRev brings industry-leading mobile and digital technology to KAR’s portfolio of 250 whole car and salvage auctions, floorplan financing solutions, and other ancillary and

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Bernadette Sohler, Middlesex Water Vice President, Named a Top 25 Leading Woman Intrapreneur and Corporate Leader

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) has announced that Bernadette M. Sohler, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, has been named a 2017 Top 25 Leading Woman Intrapreneur and Corporate Leader by Leading Woman Entrepreneurs (LWE).  Intrapreneurs are recognized for bringing an entrepreneurial approach to their corporate responsibilities, for driving innovation and engagement and for helping transform their organizations from within to better serve their stakeholders.  Sohler and other Intrapreneur honorees will be celebrated at the Top 25 Leading Women’s recognition event on October 16th, at the Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey. A

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Avid Graphics Solutions Selected by Glasgow 2018 European Championships to Deliver Captivating Viewer Experience

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution, and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced that it has been appointed as the broadcast graphics platform supplier for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. As an Official Supporter of the major new multi-sport event, Avid will provide its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions for graphics creation to captivate audiences across Europe and help bring the multi-sport event to life for a potential TV audience of up to 1.03 billion. The Glasgow

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XBiotech Announces Addition of Renowned Dermatologist Dr. William Levis to its Scientific Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ:XBIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Levis, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Levis will work with XBiotech to help advance the clinical program in dermatology, including Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Topline results from the Phase 2 study evaluating XBiotech’s True Human antibody, MABp1, as a treatment for HS were announced earlier this year. The study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating significant improvement of HS patients compared to control after 12 weeks of therapy (Response rate of 60% vs 10%, respectively (p=0.035)). Other current product candidates in

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AveXis to Report Top-line Data from the Phase 1 Clinical Trial of AVXS-101 in SMA Type 1 at the International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society

– All patients were alive and event-free at 20 months of age as of the August 7, 2017 data cut-off – – Patients in Cohort 2 continue to demonstrate improvements in motor milestones – SAINT MALO, France, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases, will report top-line data as of August 7, 2017, from the Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101 in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1 in a late-breaking breaking poster authored by Jerry Mendell, M.D., principal investigator

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CareTrust REIT Completes Seven-Facility Skilled Nursing Portfolio Acquisition in Idaho

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) announced today that it completed the second phase of its two-stage acquisition of a seven-facility Idaho skilled nursing portfolio. The purchase was part of a series of acquisitions involving 13 skilled nursing facilities in Washington, Texas and Idaho that were formerly operated by affiliates of Kindred Healthcare, Inc.  The four Idaho facilities, as well as the three previously acquired on September 1, 2017, were added to CareTrust REIT’s existing master lease with affiliates of Cascadia Healthcare, LLC. “We are grateful for the confidence that the other parties

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Structural Variation Detection a Key Focus of PacBio Sequencing Projects Presented at ASHG Annual Meeting

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PACB), today announced that the human genetics community is demonstrating increasing recognition of the value of Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing technology for structural variant detection and other key genetics applications, as evidenced by the more than 30 presentations to be featured at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Orlando. Significant scientific advances will be presented in structural variation, amplification-free targeted sequencing, and the Iso-Seq® method for transcriptome analysis, among others. “We are looking forward to updating the community on our recently launched

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PolarityTE™ Announces FDA Registration of Lead Product – SkinTE™

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PolarityTE™, Inc. (NASDAQ:COOL) today announced that the Company’s lead product, SkinTE™, has been registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pursuant to applicable regulations governing human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps). SkinTE™ is an autologous, minimally manipulated construct intended for homologous uses of skin tissues. As an FDA-registered HCT/P, SkinTE™ may now be made available for appropriate human use in the United States. PolarityTE™ has initiated a controlled, limited-market release of the product to select medical institutions, and expects to accelerate commercialization in 2018 as the

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Seabridge Gold Continues to Grow Iron Cap

Hole 70 returns 491 meters of 0.98 g/T gold and 0.60% copper  Including 105m of 1.14 g/T gold and 1.11% copper TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seabridge Gold (TSX:SEA) (NYSE:SA) announced today more outstanding results from the next three drill holes targeting the plunge projection of the Iron Cap Deposit at KSM. Long runs of higher grades continue to support revisions to the KSM’s mine plan which could substantially improve project economics. The KSM project, located in north western British Columbia, Canada is 100%-owned by Seabridge and hosts a cluster of four large porphyry gold-copper deposits including Iron

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STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Operating Results

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION (NASDAQ:STRT) today reported operating results for the fiscal second quarter ended January 1, 2017. Net sales for the Company’s fiscal second quarter ended January 1, 2017 were $98.9 million, compared to net sales of $102.5 million for the prior year quarter ended December 27, 2015.  Net income for the current year quarter was $398,000, compared to net income of $3.4 million in the prior year quarter.  Diluted earnings per share for the current year quarter were $0.11 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.93 in the prior year quarter. 

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Aviragen Therapeutics to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results on February 2, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVIR), a pharmaceutical company that is developing the next generation of antivirals, today announced that management will host a conference call on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET to review the Company’s financial results for the three month period ended December 31, 2016 and will provide an update on recent corporate developments. The Company will issue a press release summarizing its financial results the same day, prior to the conference call. In order to participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5422 (domestic) or (253) 237-1122 (international)

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Begins Fabrication of Destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) on Wednesday. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Starting fabrication on another destroyer is a great way to start the year,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “Ingalls has delivered 29 of these ships to the U.S. Navy, and our hot production line continues to improve the construction process. The ships are tremendous assets to our country’s fleet, and we

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Several Major U.S. Cities are Using Greenkraft, Inc. Alternative Fuel Trucks For Their Operations

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greenkraft, Inc. (OTCQB:GKIT), a nationally recognized player in the alternative fuel engine and vehicle market is pleased to announce that many major U.S. cities are now using Greenkraft trucks for their daily operations. These trucks not only greatly diminish the amount of pollution and environmental impact, but also save these cities a tremendous amount of money. Cities have strict bidding processes whereby dealers apply with several different truck lines; and Greenkraft trucks are regularly winning these bids throughout the country. GKIT has already filled thousands of dollars’ worth of these truck

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DynTek Announces Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DynTek, Inc. (OTC:DYNE), a leading provider of professional technology services, today announced results for its fiscal year 2017 second quarter ended December 31, 2016. Second Fiscal Quarter 2017 Ended December 31, 2016 DynTek reported revenues of $36,099,000 for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, a decrease of $7,794,000 or 17.8%, from $43,893,000 in the prior year second quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Gross profit was $5,728,000 for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, a decrease of $836,000 or 12.7%, from $6,564,000 in the prior year second quarter ended

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Pricing of Remarketed FAME Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds

RUTLAND, Vt., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today that it has priced $25.0 million aggregate principal amount of Finance Authority of Maine (“FAME”) Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Project) Series 2005R-3 (the “2005R-3 Bonds”).  The 2005R-3 Bonds were previously designated as $3.6 million aggregate principal amount of FAME Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Project) Series 2005R-1 and $21.4 million aggregate principal amount of FAME Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Project) Series

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Fourth-Generation 600 V E Series Power MOSFET Lowers Conduction and Switching Losses, Increases Efficiency

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced the first device in its fourth generation of 600 V E Series power MOSFETs. Providing high efficiency for telecom, industrial, and enterprise power supply applications, the Vishay Siliconix n-channel SiHP065N60E slashes on-resistance by 30 % compared with previous 600 V E Series MOSFETs while delivering 44 % lower gate charge. This results in the industry’s lowest gate charge times on-resistance, a key figure of merit (FOM) for 600 V MOSFETs used in power conversion applications. “We are committed to providing our customers with a broad line

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Hemispherx Announces First Shipment of Newly Manufactured Rintatolimod (Ampligen®) for Sale to Early Access Program in Europe

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSE MKT:HEB) announced today that an order of newly manufactured rintatolimod (Ampligen®) for sale utilizing the Early Access Program (EAP) in Europe has been shipped with receipt confirmed on January 26. In May 2016, the Company executed an amended and restated agreement with Impatients N.V., a Netherlands-based company operating as myTomorrows, for the commencement and management of an Early Access Program (EAP) in all of Europe and Turkey. Ampligen® is the trade name in the United States for rintatolimod. “This new lot of rintatolimod (Ampligen®) will enable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)