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TIPA awards 2013: Triple success for Sony


BEST PREMIUM CAMERA: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 The world’s first compact camera to offers users a 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor has been recognised as the best premium camera available. Featuring a `Carl Zeiss Sonnar` prime lens with f2.0 35mm fixed focal lengths and T* coating, every lens element has been adjusted to perfectly match the full frame sensor design. Delivering stunning image quality with full manual controls, ISO 50 to 25,600 capability (and expanded range of ISO 102,400 with a special Multi-Frame Noise Reduction feature) the... Read More »

Pfizer Discontinues Phase 3 Study of Inotuzumab Ozogamicin in Relapsed or Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Due to Futility


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today the discontinuation of a Phase 3 randomized, open-label, two-arm study (B1931008) evaluating the safety and efficacy of the investigational compound inotuzumab ozogamicin in patients with relapsed or refractory CD22 aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) who are not candidates for intensive high-dose chemotherapy. In this study, inotuzumab ozogamicin was administered on a once-a-month schedule in combination with rituximab and compared with an active comparator arm (investigator's choice of ... Read More »

Pfizer Announces 11 Abstracts for Tofacitinib to Be Presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2013 Annual Meeting


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that 11 abstracts for tofacitinib will be presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2013 Annual Meeting being held June 12-15 in Madrid, Spain. The brand name for tofacitinib is XELJANZ® (ZEL’ JANS’).  Highlights include:  Comparison of monotherapy vs. combination therapy with tofacitinib A meta-analysis of four Phase 3 trials (ORAL Sync, Standard, Scan and Solo) assessed whether there were relative differences in efficacy or safety between mono- and co... Read More »

Songwon at Feiplastic 2013


Ulsan, Korea – May 8, 2013 – Songwon (, the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, will participate at Feiplastic 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil (May 20-24) – Stand G91. Feiplastic 2013 is an international trade fair for the plastics market and will be the host to key industry players that will showcase their latest technologies and products. Songwon will co-exhibit with NEXO International, their distributor for Latin America ( Through this partnership Songwon is able t... Read More »

DAF introduces Euro 6 XF Low Deck tractor


The new Euro 6 XF Low Deck has air suspension on the rear axle as standard, featuring a special ‘manoeuvring mode’. The rear of the chassis can rise up to 50 millimetres by simply pushing a button. This reduces the risk of the chassis and semi-trailer touching each other when driving on or off ferries or loading docks. The manoeuvring mode can be activated at speeds of up to 30 km/h and switches off automatically above this speed. The air suspension on the rear axle has a special function that adjusts the driving height depending on axle load a... Read More »

GE Power Conversion Unveils Breakthrough Solutions for Marine Applications at Offshore Technology Conference


Innovations in propulsion and drives, dynamic positioning, supervision and control are all designed to improve performance and efficiency GE is exhibiting on booth 3163 at OTC 2013, Houston, May 6-9 PARIS—April 22, 2013—Improved performance, efficiency, and sustainability all figure strongly in the new solutions that GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is unveiling at OTC 2013, the Offshore Technology Conference taking place in Houston, TX, on May 6-9. Technology innovations that the company will display in its exhibition booth, 3... Read More »

New leadership appointment at ARCADIS


ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced it has appointed Eleanor Allen as its new Global Director for Water. Eleanor joins ARCADIS on May 06th and succeeds Bill Dee, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Eleanor will also become a member of the ARCADIS Senior Management Committee. Eleanor was previously Director of Water for Latin America at CH2M HILL and has extensive experience within the water sector. Commenting on Eleanor's appointment, Neil McArthur, ARCADIS CEO... Read More »

GE wins over $600 million in contracts to support expansion of Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas fields


PARIS - April 3, 2013 - GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is proving to be an ideal partner for builders and operators of drillships and semi-submersibles. In the last 12 months GE has won contracts valued at more than $600 million to provide propulsion systems with customers leading the pre-salt oilfield expansion off Brazil’s east coast. GE’s systems will power, propel, navigate, position and control drillships, and also power and control the drilling process itself. Today GE is in the process of building systems for 22 of the 29 dr... Read More »

HP Helps Moscow Railways Increase Quality, Safety of Suburban Rail Transport


MOSCOW — HP today announced that Moscow Railways (MZD) has established new quality and safety levels for its suburban transportation network with a single automated management system based on HP Service Manager software. MZD, an affiliate of JSC Russian Railways, is responsible for 60.4 percent of suburban transportation across Russia, transporting an average of 1.4 million passengers every day. MZD manages a total of 8,000 miles (13,000 km) of track, 585 units of rolling stock, more than 4,000 train drivers and assistants, more than 2,000 p... Read More »

PACCAR MX-11 engine offers maximum performance and efficiency


DAF Trucks is announcing a brand new generation of engines with a displacement volume of 10.8 litres and outputs ranging from 290 to 440 hp. The new state-of-the-art PACCAR MX-11 engine is compact and offers optimum fuel efficiency and a low weight and noise level, in combination with excellent performance and maximum reliability. The new PACCAR MX-11 engine, developed and built by DAF Trucks in Eindhoven, is scheduled to go into production in the autumn of 2013 and will be available in the new DAF Euro 6 CF and XF series. State-of-the-... Read More »

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