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Huntington Ingalls Industries Selected To Perform Overhaul Work On USS Ramage (DDG 61)

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $14 million base contract to perform an extended selected restricted availability on the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). With all options exercised, the total contract value would be $21.4 million. USS Ramage was originally built at Ingalls and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1995. “Ingalls has a longstanding tradition in the overhaul/modernization business,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We are pleased with the Navy’s confidence in us to perform this work on DDG 61. It

PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Selected To Perform Overhaul Work On USS Ramage (DDG 61)

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $14 million base contract to perform an extended selected restricted availability on the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). With all options exercised, the total contract value would be $21.4 million. USS Ramage was originally built at Ingalls and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1995. “Ingalls has a longstanding tradition in the overhaul/modernization business,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We are pleased with the Navy’s confidence in us to perform this work on DDG 61. It

Extreme Weather Heightens Need for Proper Pool Care

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — When it comes to preparing for extreme weather, homeowners must take special care to protect one of their most valuable assets. Outdoor pools, home spas and the furnishings that go with them are important investments in the overall value of a property, but without diligent care they may actually cost owners more than they anticipated. From floods and droughts to summer heat and winter weather, Mother Nature’s worst requires special attention to pool maintenance. With knowledge of weather threats and a bit of preparation, pool owners can protect their outdoor recreation areas

Inc. Magazine Names PTS Diagnostics to its 2016 List of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PTS Diagnostics, the US-based manufacturer of point-of-care biometric testing devices distributed across the globe, has been selected for an impressive sixth time to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. For the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, PTS Diagnostics placed as the 3,772nd fastest growing private company in America based on three-year revenue growth of 81%. PTS Diagnostics is one of only 237 of the 5,000 companies listed this year to have been chosen for four consecutive years.  This designation puts PTS Diagnostics in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Indiana. Founded in 1992, PTS

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PetLife Pharmaceuticals Continues Execution of its Vitalzul TM Business Plan with start of Proof of Concept studies; Provides Updates

Hancock, MD, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hancock, MD – PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC QB: PTLFD) (the “Company”), a developer of Vitalzul™, a new generation of high potency veterinary cancer medications and nutraceuticals for pets, announces plans to begin its Proof of Concept study as part of its pre-INAD (Investigational New Animal Drug) program. The study will be undertaken under contract by InnoVision Therapeutics. Proof of Concept studies are an early stage of clinical drug development when a compound has shown potential in animal models and early safety testing. These small-scale studies are designed to detect a signal that

SR Scales Selected by Life Care Centers of America as Preferred Provider of Portable Wheelchair Scales

TONAWANDA, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built scales for hospitals, medical facilities, and long term centers, today announced that its flagship product line, SR Scales, has been selected as the preferred provider of portable wheelchair scales for all Life Care Centers of America institutions. With over 200 locations nationwide, Life Care Centers provide unparalleled medical and rehabilitative care for their residents. “We needed to find an alternative approach to weighing our patients that would provide greater accuracy, repeatability, and ease of use for our staff,” said John Kitterman, Director of Purchasing at

Iris Plans Receives Venture Backing From Bay Area’s Better Ventures

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iris Plans, a tech-enabled Advance Care Planning (ACP) service for people facing serious medical conditions, announced today that Better Ventures has joined the company’s seed financing round. Iris Plans has now raised its original target of $750,000 for this round and will likely increase the size of the round due to additional investor interest. Iris Plans reduces the burden that serious medical conditions place on patients, families and the healthcare system, by providing ACP services through a telehealth platform. Iris Plans healthcare professionals meet with patients and their families anytime, anywhere, creating

INC Research and CISCRP Announce Finalists for “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — INC Research Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:INCR), a leading, global Phase I to IV contract research organization, together with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, today announced the finalists for the “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon event. In a competition that inspired nearly 70 entries, 14 ideas submitted by teams from around the world have been shortlisted for their potential to help address the critical need to increase awareness of clinical trial participation among

Armour “Great Moms” Campaign Celebrates Raleigh Police Officer

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Armour, the makers of great and convenient products including frozen meatballs, pepperoni and portable meal kits honored an unsung hero today.  Armour hosted a special surprise at the Junior League office in Raleigh, N.C. to honor Lea Martin as part of their campaign to recognize “Great Moms” across the country. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/09f19d68-3f2b-4709-acf7-ffbbb36080bd Martin, a single mother, is a Raleigh police officer who is known for going above and beyond to give back to the community, as well as being a great mom to her three

Eckrich and Operation Homefront Honor a Two-Time Purple Heart Recipient On Day of Remembrance at Randy Houser Concert

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, partnered with the San Diego Naval Base Military Commissary and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, to honor a California military family on Sunday. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7aa114f9-62b4-4b3b-ab5e-5490478722f9 Eckrich invited the Estrada family to the Randy Houser concert in Salt Lake City, Utah and surprised them with a gift of $5,000 in free groceries to the San Diego Naval Base commissary on a day when

Victoria County Teams with QuotEnergy Advisors to Secure Six-Figure Energy Savings through 2023

VICTORIA, Texas, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QuotEnergy Advisors, a leading energy procurement firm and approved provider in the TIPS/TAPS purchasing program, today announced it has helped Victoria County successfully procure 40 million kWh of electricity to power its facilities. The resulting 4-year energy contract will begin in 2019, securing nearly $400,000 in savings for the County over its current rate, while providing valuable budget certainty well into 2023. QuotEnergy proactively approached Victoria County to evaluate savings opportunities in the long-term energy market, working diligently with Kevin Janak, County Commissioner, as a seamless extension of his team. Throughout the

BioXcel’s BXCL101, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioXcel, a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Connecticut, today announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to BXCL101 for the treatment of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), an orphan disease with significant unmet medical need.  BXCL101 is the first and only systemic therapy being developed to eliminate existing lesions and prevent the formation of new lesions by targeting the molecular mechanism of NF2 pathophysiology. BXCL101 is a proprietary version of an approved drug, bortezomib, adapted for chronic use in NF2 patients with both a

Pentaho Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

SAN FRANCISCO and ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced the 2016 Excellence Award winners. The awards recognize the Pentaho customers responsible for the year’s most innovative and impactful implementations of Pentaho technology. Pentaho customers from around the world submitted their nominations in one of six categories, where the contest judges evaluated the submissions based on the creativity, impact and business value of the Pentaho deployment. This year’s judges’ panel included: Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services Greg Knieriemen, Technology Evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer, Pentaho,

EyeGate Awarded $448,185 for second year of funding of Phase II SBIR Grant from U.S. Department of Defense

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEG) (“EyeGate” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing products for treating diseases and disorders of the eye, today announced that Jade Therapeutics, Inc. (“Jade”), a wholly owned subsidiary of EyeGate, has received the second year of funding of $448,185 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to continue the development of its proprietary thiolated hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S) for use as an ocular bandage film entitled “Novel Hyaluronic Acid Delivery Polymer for Repair of Ocular Injuries”. The second year of

Wise Health System selects Allscripts to improve patient care and population health

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wise Health System has selected Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) Sunrise™ and CareInMotion™ as it strengthens its focus on population health and transitions to a new model of integrated care.   Wise Health System, located in Texas, provides inpatient and outpatient services to 79 service locations in eight counties, including hospitals, primary care and specialty clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers, imaging centers, and bariatric surgery program offices. With more than 1,500 employees and growing, the healthcare system continues to be the largest employer in Wise County. “As Wise Health System focuses on and expands its

Organovo and Collaborators Publish Data in Toxicological Sciences Demonstrating Power of 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissues in Modeling Drug-Induced Liver Injury Leading to Fibrosis

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced a publication in the scientific journal, Toxicological Sciences, which demonstrates the power of Organovo’s ExViveTM Human Liver Tissue to effectively model drug-induced liver injury leading to fibrosis. Using Organovo’s 3D bioprinted human liver tissues, researchers from Organovo, The Institute for Drug Safety Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to reconstruct key aspects of methotrexate and thioacetamide-induced progressive human liver injury in a way

WellStar Health System expands Best Upon Request concierge service to six additional hospitals

MARIETTA, GA., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It has been a big year for WellStar Health System. The organization has partnered with West Georgia Medical Center of LaGrange, Georgia, in addition to acquiring five Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospitals. Joining them in this expansion is Cincinnati-based Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc. (BEST). BEST, an on-site concierge service provider, is offered to WellStar team members as a benefit to demonstrate how much they are valued by their employer. BEST first partnered with WellStar in 2009 to serve employees at Kennestone and Cobb Hospitals. In late 2015, the concierge program expanded to

Molecular Diagnostics Market To Reach $17.9 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global molecular diagnostics market is expected to reach over USD 17.9 billion by 2024, based on a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing prevalence of infectious diseases including human papillomavirus and influenza is expected to be the primary driving force for the growth of the molecular diagnostics market. In the underdeveloped regions of Africa and Nigeria, other infections, such as HIV and tuberculosis, are soaring at a high growth rate since the last few years. This is estimated to increase the demand for early and accurate diagnostic techniques to curb their

North America Fragrance Wax Melts Market Worth $2.90 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco,, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — North America fragrance wax melts market is expected to reach USD 2.90 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for home fragrance products coupled with rising significance of aromatherapy will augment product consumption over the forecast period. The absence of exposed flames and harmful emissions, makes wax melts a safe and eco-friendly option which will drive its demand over the forecast period. Fragrance wax melts are expected to witness strong growth over the upcoming years on account of increasing demand for air care. Growing consumer

NanoString Technologies Appoints Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the appointment of Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2016.  The Board now consists of seven members.  Dr. Malloy is a senior healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership in life science tools, applied markets and molecular diagnostics. He is currently founder and principal at BioAdvisors, LLC where he provides strategic consulting services to life science, genomic and diagnostic companies. His previous experience includes a 13-year