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SAN ANTONIO - Friday, November 9th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) announced that it has closed the sale of its Therapeutic Support Systems™ (TSS) business to Getinge AB (sto: GETIB) for a total deal value of $275 million.

The TSS business, now owned by Getinge, includes a comprehensive portfolio of specialty therapeutic beds, mattress replacement systems, support surfaces and patient mobility devices for the therapeutic wound care, bariatric and critical care settings. To ensure that TSS customers continue to receive best-in-class service and commitment following the closing, KCI will continue to provide certain transition services to Getinge for a period of time.

"Changing the clinical practice of medicine, a core competency that originated with the founding of the TSS business, is and will continue to be, fundamental to all we do at KCI," said Joe Woody, president & CEO, KCI, "As we close this corporate chapter and op ... Read more »
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OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the morning of November 14th, 2012, the North of Australia will witness a total solar eclipse. Panasonic, using its HIT(R) solar panels and lithium ion batteries for storage, will produce a live broadcast of this spectacular astronomical phenomenon via USTREAM.

Filming the Sun, Using the Sun. Join us in witnessing this incredible astronomical show! Enjoy the count down until the start of the broadcast on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Facebook: Twitter:

Broadcasting from Two Bases The main camera at the seashore in Port Douglas and the sub camera at Fitzroy Island will shoot the total eclipse. Both cameras and broadcast systems will work on power generated by the solar panels and stored in the batteries. The videos will be available to view on the following pa ... Read more »
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HOUSTON - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that it has been selected by GDF SUEZ Bonaparte Pty. Ltd. (GDF SUEZ), operator of the Bonaparte LNG project, to execute floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production vessel design work for its project offshore Darwin, Australia.

This award is one of two contracts being let by GDF SUEZ as part of an initial concept definition design competition for the vessel. The award also pre-qualifies KBR as a contender for the EPC delivery phase of the project. The concept definition work is already underway in KBR’s London operations centre in Leatherhead, and is expected to last up to 12 months.

KBR has developed an extensive global FLNG engineering capability in recent years, and draws on its experienced resource pool with capabilities in FPSO and onshore LNG EPC delivery.

"KBR is delighted to be working with GDF SUEZ on this project. We look forward to working toge ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

CAROLINA, a head-to-head cardiovascular outcome study comparing Trajenta® (linagliptin)with glimepiride completes recruitment

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For Non-U.S. and Non-U.K. Media

Boehringer Ingelheim andEli Lilly and Company are pleased to announce that the recruitment of patients for CAROLINA (Cardiovascular Outcome Study of Linagliptin versus Glimepiride in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes)1 has been completed. Linagliptin is currently the only DPP-4 inhibitor that is being compared to an active comparator in a long-termprospective cardiovascular (CV) outcome study.

"CAROLINA has the potential to be a landmark study as it will evaluate cardiovascular safety of linagliptin compared to the sulphonylurea glimepiride. This is the first time a DPP-4 inhibitor is being directly compared to the sulphonylurea class in a long-term cardiovascular outcome study,” said Prof. Julio Rosenstock, Director of the ... Read more »
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--GA Telesis LLC ("GAT”) announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Century Tokyo Leasing ("CTL”) for the purchase of new shares in GA Telesis. CTL will hold a minority position in GA Telesis. The existing shareholder base remains unchanged.

GA Telesis has recently announced explosive growth and expansion plans in all areas of its businesses. The fresh capital will allow GA Telesis to make substantial investments in the areas of strategic mergers and acquisitions, aircraft and engine leasing, inventory and supply-chain finance as well as other new initiatives.

On October 17, 2012 GA Telesis announced that it has closed on a new syndicated $100 million credit facility. Led by PNC Bank, N.A., the facility has a three year term and has participation from a total of six global and regional banks. It provides the company with additional financial resources at cost efficient ... Read more »
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16 SES satellites at the service of customers around the globe

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LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, November 8th 2012

SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced a record uptake of its occasional use satellite capacity during the two-day US election period of November 6 and 7.

SES customers including the EBU on behalf of Eurovision, Telenor, Arqiva, Telemundo, Media Broadcast, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Fox News, Encompass Digital Media, CNBC, MSNBC and many others used 16 different SES satellites for an approximate number of 1800 bookings in order to cover the US elections and to dispatch reports to TV stations all over the world.

The SES satellites AMC-9, SES-1, AMC-1, and SES-2 were prime carriers of election coverage in the Americas, as were ASTRA 3B, NSS-7, SES-4 and NSS-806 internationally. All available occasional use Ku-band capacity in the domestic US arc was fully booked, and due to the enormous demand SES brought into use an i ... Read more »
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-Mayor of Kyoto, UNESCO Director General and Sarah Brightman welcome the children-

KYOTO, Japan - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752)(NYSE:PC) held a ceremony to honor winners of its Eco Picture Diary Global Contest at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan on Tuesday, November 6. On June 3, 2011, Panasonic and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote sustainable development through World Heritage conservation and environmental education for the next generation. The Eco Picture Diary Global Contest Ceremony was held in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.

The Eco Picture Diary Global Contest is a program that gives children the opportunity to learn about environment issues while keeping track of their eco activities in a diary format. Approximately 300,000 children from 51 countries and regions participated ... Read more »
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LOS ANGELES - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

    Presented at AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2012, first long-term results from RELY-ABLE® study demonstrate that advantages of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) treatment are maintained over more than four years
    Pradaxa® is the first and only novel oral anticoagulant supported by long-term clinical data
    Sustained benefits for both doses allow for consistent brain protection and tailored treatment according to patient needs

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For Non-US, Non-UK & Non-Canadian Media Only

8 November, 2012--Pivotal data from the RELY-ABLE® study have provided additional data to support the long-term safety profile and efficacy of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).*1 The new long-term results presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific S ... Read more »
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DUBLIN, Californie et IÉNA, Allemagne - Jeudi 8 Novembre 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Alors que les inventeurs de la tomographie par cohérence optique (OCT) reçoivent le prix du prestige, Carl Zeiss Meditec salue l'installation du 10 000e système Cirrus HD-OCT

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Le fournisseur de technologies médicales Carl Zeiss Meditec a annoncé l'installation de son 10 000e système Cirrus™ HD-OCT dans le cabinet de Christa Dawson OD, Premier Eyecare & Eyewear à Grandview, Missouri. Le nombre record d'installations, qui élargit l'accès à ce nouveau standard de soins cliniques pour la gestion des maladies oculaires, est annoncé le même mois que le Prix 2012 António Champalimaud pour la Vision était décerné aux inventeurs de la tomographie par cohérence optique (OCT). La fondation Champalimaud a voulu honorer les développeurs de cette technologie d'imagerie avancée qui a amélioré le ... Read more »
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GENEVA, Switzerland - Wednesday, November 7th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For half a century, Braun, a member of the P&G family of leading brands (NYSE: PG), has led the way crafting high performance electric shavers, rooted in an uncompromised design philosophy. From the launch of the Braun sixtant SM 31 shaver in 1962, and the trademark Braun micron plus/2000 in 1979, Braun is recognised for an aesthetic of form and function, with a focus on ease of use and consistent breakthrough technical innovation. Since then this legacy, spearheaded by pioneering design legend, Prof. emer. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rams, lives on in Braun’s latest launch the new Series 5. With this ethos Braun shavers in the 21st Century remain unparalleled and at the cutting edge of performance-led design.

Braun’s story first started with the creation of a programme with clear design principles from the nucleus of Braun’s design department, Dieter Rams. The Braun sixtant was a demonstration of ... Read more »
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