Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Results Positive for SpinalCyte’s CybroCell™ Dermal Fibroblasts
13 02 2018
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Degenerative disc disease has long been considered an inevitable part of aging, but new breakthrough research from SpinalCyte, LLC, a Texas-based regenerative medicine company focused on regrowth of the spinal disc nucleus using human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), suggests a new cell-based therapy could provide a cure for millions of sufferers. SpinalCyte has completed the first double blind, placebo-controlled human trial using HDF injections to treat sufferers of degenerative disc disease.
Almost 70 percent of patients who were treated with the first off-the-shelf allogeneic HDF product for treatment of degenerative disc disease, called CybroCell, reported significant therapeutic improvement. Prior research has shown that intradiscal injection of CybroCell resulted in significant increase in regeneration, disc height, gene expression of structural genes such as collagen type I and collagen type II, and the contents of structural proteins such as proteoglycan,...
Austin-Based True Wealth Ventures Closes over $19MM in Committed Capital
13 02 2018
AUSTIN, Texas February 13, 2018
True Wealth Ventures, led by seasoned entrepreneurs and investors Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, today announced the close of the firm’s first fund, with $19.1 million in committed capital. The firm will use dollars raised to invest in women-led, sustainable consumer and consumer health technology companies in the next several years in the Texas area and greater U.S.. In addition to its gender impact investment strategy, over 80% of True Wealth Ventures limited partners are women.
The number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68 percent over the past two decades. That’s double the growth rate of businesses started by men. Yet data shows that in 2017, just 2.2% of all venture capital in the US went to companies founded by women. In seeing the untapped financial opportunity for investments in women-led companies along with more women entrepreneurs focused on solving environmental and human health issues, True Wealth Ventures will leverage...
Formaspace Exhibits Unique Lab Workbenches at Pittcon 2018
13 02 2018
Benchmarx & Triton
Visit Formaspace’s booth #3507 to see their products or schedule a meeting with a member of the Formaspace executive team to learn what lab solutions Formaspace can provide.
ORLANDO, Fla. February 13, 2018
Formaspace, one of the country’s foremost manufacturers of laboratory and industrial furniture announces that they will attend Pittcon to exhibit furniture solutions from their standard product line, Benchmarx™, and their integrated services bench, Triton™, which originally debuted at Pittcon 2017 where suggestions were collected and a winner awarded out of the Pittcon entries to name the product. Feedback has been collected and changes have been applied to the bench that will be exhibited at Pittcon 2018.
The company will be showcasing their unique offering at the 2018 Pittcon Conference and Expo, Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2018. Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and expo on lab science, drawing governmental, academic, and industry leaders...
Sika Roofing Announces Contractor Project of the Year Winners for 2017
13 02 2018
CANTON, Mass. February 13, 2018
Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced today by Sika Roofing, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. Winners were recognized for outstanding workmanship in four categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Waterproofing and Sustainability for projects completed using a Sika thermoplastic membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.
“Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Contractor Project of the Year competition,” said Brian J. Whelan, Sika Roofing’s Executive Vice President. “Each entry is judged on project complexity, design uniqueness, craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. We salute the winners for their dedication to the roofing industry and installation excellence.”
LOW SLOPE CATEGORY WINNERS
With so many fantastic Low Slope entries, two sub-categories were created: New Construction and Re-Roofing.
Bennett & Brosseau Roofing of Romeoville,...
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia Automates Data Migration with ITS
13 02 2018
Company leadership recognized the importance of data migration as part of a successful core administration implementation
DALLAS, TX and RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - February 13, 2018) - ITS, an insurance consulting and services firm specializing in the design, implementation, and utilization of technology, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of an automated data migration solution, developed using the ITS Data Migration Platform (IDMP) for Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia (MASOV).
The project scope included the migration of MASOV's homeowner and dwelling fire policies and documents from MASOV's legacy system to its newly-implemented Guidewire InsuranceNow™ system. Operating under a coordinated, one-hand-to-shake, partnership model, the ITS data migration team, the Guidewire implementation team, and MASOV seamlessly and successfully implemented this custom data migration solution.
"MASOV has perpetual policies which do not renew or expire after a set term...
Digerati Technologies Retains Established Brand for its Texas Operations
13 02 2018
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Digerati Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:DTGI) ("Digerati" or the "Company") today reported that the Company will retain the “Synergy Telecom” brand for its Texas operations and continue building on Synergy Telecom’s established name recognition and brand affinity in its high-growth market. Digerati announced its acquisition of Synergy Telecom, Inc. (“Synergy Telecom”) on December 5, 2017 and reported its plan to combine Synergy Telecom’s business with that of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shift8 Networks, Inc. (“Shift8”). The Company will commence the transition from its Shif8 brand to the Synergy Telecom brand effective February 15, 2018 and phase out of the Shift8 name by May 1, 2018, including a corporate name change for the Texas corporation.The name change and re-branding is in line with the Company's top-of-mind awareness strategy and ambitious growth plans aimed at expanding business in Texas, and across the U.S. The combined business...
Associated Bank invests $1 million in Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation's Loan Opportunity Fund
13 02 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 13, 2018 -- Associated Bank announced today that as part of its commitment to communities and businesses across Wisconsin, it has invested $1 million in The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)'s 'Putting Dreams To Work' Loan Opportunity fund.
The investment, which will support micro and small business loans for women- and minority-owned companies throughout Wisconsin, was given through Associated Bank's Associated Community Development program and furthers the bank's ongoing community-focused commitments and initiatives. Loans distributed as part of the investment will help businesses purchase equipment, make improvements to their stores or locations, stock inventory and supplement start-up costs.
"As a company, we have a rich tradition of always striving to support businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the communities in which we live and do business," said John Utz, executive vice president, head...
Anti-Aging Market is Expected to Reach $66.2 Billion by 2023
13 02 2018
Trends, opportunities and forecast in anti-aging market to 2023 by product (anti-wrinkle, anti-stretch mark, nourishment, anti-pigmentation, and acne, hair care, sun care products, herbal products, and others) by application (skin care and hair care), age (baby boomers, generation X, and generation Y), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)
IRVING, Texas, February 13, 2018 - According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the anti-aging market looks good with opportunities in skin care and hair care. The global anti-aging market is expected to reach an estimated $66.2 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 5.7% from 2018 to 2023. The major growth drivers for this market are the growing aging population and increasing awareness about the advantages of using anti-aging products.
Browse 63 market data Tables and 77 Figures spread through 149 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Anti-Aging Market" http://www.lucintel.com/anti-aging-market.aspx
Taylor Morrison Has Extraordinary Move-in Ready Homes at Wilder, Orinda
13 02 2018
Press Release - updated: Feb 13, 2018 07:00 PST
ORINDA, Calif., February 13, 2018 - Leading national homebuilder and real estate developer Taylor Morrison announces its luxury view homes at the Wilder master-planned community in Orinda are move-in ready. Awarded America’s Most Trusted™ Home Builder three years running, Taylor Morrison starts 2018 with the availability of its estate-style homes at Wilder. Surrounded by over 1,300 acres of protected natural open space in Northern California’s Contra Costa County, Taylor Morrison at Wilder offers residents the distinction of living in a luxurious home in an exceptional natural setting, with significant proximity to Bay Area cities.
Taylor Morrison homes currently on sale at Wilder range from 3,944 to 4,147 square feet, with four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and three-car garages. The homebuilder incorporates open concept design, spacious owner suites, expansive courtyards, formal dining rooms, fireplaces, butler’s pantries, and other...
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