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- New and existing investors complete a $17.3 million Series C investment - Experienced medical device executive, Dr. Art Rosenthal, appointed as CEO - Aggressive launch of Sideguard(TM) Sidebranch stent in EU following recent CE Marking - Expansion of management team, R&D and manufacturing capacity in Galway, Ireland WILMINGTON, Del. and GALWAY, Ireland, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cappella, Inc. (Cappella) announces today that it has completed a $17.3 million Series C investment, led by new investors, Fountain Healthcare Partners and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners (MCVP). Enterprise Ireland also participated in this round alongside Cappella's existing investors, Polytechnos Partners and ACT Venture Capital. Proceeds will be used to finance the launch of Cappella's proprietary Sideguard(TM) Sidebranch stent for the treatment of Bifurcated Vascular Disease in Europ... (more)

Intersil Named a Finalist in Medical Advances Category of Prestigious e-Legacy Awards

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/01/09 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious e-Legacy Awards competition sponsored by Electronic Product Design magazine. Intersil's ISL22317 DCP is one of six finalists for the coveted Medical Advances award. Many medical applications, such as O2 sensors, need highly accurate calibration. Introduced by Intersil in June 2009, Intersil's ISL22317 is a true low-voltage, precision DCP with typical +/- one percent tolerance. Previously, DCPs have had +/-20% of Rtotal accuracy, and the technological leap to +/- one percent represents a major breakthrough. The ultra-low tolerance allows the ISL22317 to be used as a true variable resistor, enabling users to set stan... (more)

Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. Debuts HoverCam Document Camera/Scanner Product Family at CES Booth South 3 #31816, January 7-10, 2010

Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of the HoverCam scanner product family on the eve of CES 2010. The HoverCam scanner is the first product line we are introducing, with many other exciting products coming in the near future. Meet our HoverCam series: a family of one-of-a-kind digital equipment that can tackle big tasks in your neck of office space! HoverCam's all-in-one capability makes scanning, fax, emailing, archiving and organizing files an enjoyable and neat experience. Its compact and nimble design makes it even more functional in today's office. It works with oversized documents with absolute ease, and makes possible high throughput scanning of documents which are not suitable for flatbed scanner feeder. HoverCam family products have very promising potentials in home, home office, and business applications. There are two models to... (more)

NovaShunt Announces the Launch of its New Corporate Identity: Sequana Medical

ZUG, Switzerland, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NovaShunt AG has launched a new corporate identity and product branding to support its goal of leadership in the area of fluid management within the body. The company will now operate as Sequana Medical AG ( as it prepares for the upcoming launch of the ALFApump(TM) System in Europe. "There were a number of compelling reasons to rebrand NovaShunt," commented Noel Johnson, CEO. "We felt the name 'NovaShunt' was not well aligned with our current technology or vision for the future. Also, we want to make sure our company name is clearly differentiated from the names of our products. Now is an ideal time to transition to a new company name, having just completed a $25 million USD Series B financing round and as we prepare for our first product launch." NovaShunt's first product is the Automat... (more)

The First Ever Super Happy Block Party Hackathon

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Bridging the worlds of software developers, artists, and the City of Palo Alto, the inaugural Super Happy Block Party Hackathon will happen in downtown Palo Alto on March 31, 2012 from 1pm - 1am. Innovation Endeavors, Talenthouse, and Institute for the Future will open their doors to the community in the spirit of innovation by creating the perfect environment for an interactive block. The City of Palo Alto will block off High Street between University and Hamilton. In addition, the day long event will feature: fleets of colorful food trucks, parking spaces dedicated to local startups, and a Hack the Future tent to teach kids to code. "We believe this is a new and categorically different approach to innovation," says Dror Berman, Founding Managing Director of Innovation Endeavors. "Super Happy Block Party Hackathon will ... (more)

Velocity Venture Capital Hosts Entrepreneur Showcase

Velocity Venture Capital announced today the support of two national venture capital organizations to kick off its third annual Entrepreneur Showcase to identify and support new technology companies in the Greater Sacramento region. The first of three Entrepreneurs Showcase forums will be held on June 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center, with a keynote speech by Mark Heesen, President of the National Venture Capital Association. The event will also start a seven-month program for aspiring entrepreneurs to compete for capital and support from the region. “The Sacramento region is attracting increased attention from venture capitalists and corporate investors around the country as it becomes better known for innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Jack Crawford Jr., General Partner with Velocity Venture Capital. “As Velocity works to play a regional leadership rol... (more)

Teekay LNG Partners Reports Second Quarter Results

HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/09/12 -- Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) - Highlights -- Generated distributable cash flow of $56.8 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 51 percent from the second quarter of 2011, and an increase of 12 percent from the first quarter of 2012. -- Declared second quarter 2012 cash distribution of $0.675 per unit. -- Entered into new three-year time-charter for the Magellan Spirit, commencing in September 2013. -- Total liquidity of approximately $403 million as at June 30, 2012. Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership), today reported the Partnership's results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. During the second quarter of 2012, the Partnership generated distributable cash flow(1) of $56.8 million, compared to $37.6 million in the same quarter of the p... (more)

Gramercy Forms New Latin America Private Equity Team Led by Gustavo Ferraro and David Britts

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gramercy, a dedicated emerging markets investment manager, today announced the formation of a new Latin American private equity team co-led by Gustavo Ferraro, a Managing Director and Head of Latin American Markets at Gramercy, and David Britts, a Managing Partner at Fuse Capital. The new team will look to invest in Latin American middle market companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries, such as business services, consumer, education, financial services, healthcare services, industrial, logistics, media, retail, and telecom. The universe of Latin American middle market companies is vast, but often management teams lack the expertise and financial capacity to take advantage of advancements in technology to improve business models while accelerating growth through pan-regional and global expansion. "... (more)

SMA's Car Blaster v. 6.4 Stimulates Acquisitional Sales Model to Increase Revenue

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- As a result of the release of SMA Alliance Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) Car Blaster v. 6.4 software, the board of directors unanimously voted to implement a proposed acquisitional sales plan to elevate current sales and expand marketing opportunities prior to entering the third quarter. SMA's Car Blaster v. 6.4 software was revised to greatly reduce program start-up times by automating simple tasks, thus giving SMA added resources to focus on sales and growth (See SMA Announces Production of Car Blaster v. 6.4). "Because of the time saved by these automated processes, we are able to reduce the price of our sales packages dramatically. SMA now has the ability to offer pricing lower than automotive industry standards which helps us securely build a strong base of long-term clients," CEO Timothy Stephens quotes. The acquisitio... (more)

Matthew Ferry Joins Artisan Team as Vice President of Sales

Artisan Mobile, creator of the industry’s first Mobile Experience Management (MEM) platform, today announced that Matthew Ferry has joined the team as the new Vice President of Sales. Ferry is responsible for all aspects of business development including direct sales and channel strategy. In his role with the company, Ferry will expand on Artisan's early success introducing the Artisan® MEM platform and its powerful new approach to mobile app optimization. "We are delighted to have Matt Ferry on board as our new Sales VP," said Bob Moul, CEO, Artisan. "He is more than a match for the task of extending our sales pipeline and communicating Artisan's unique value proposition to customer prospects." Artisan launched Artisan Optimize, the first product on the Artisan MEM platform, in February of this year. Optimize enables real-time A/B testing of existing native mobil... (more)

TiE Silicon Valley Launches Enterprise Start-Up Accelerator, TiE LaunchPad

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 -- TiE Silicon Valley announced today that it is taking applications for its new accelerator program TiE LaunchPad: a "mentor-funded" seed fund and accelerator for enterprise startups. TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs and business professionals, which has been mentoring entrepreneurs for over 20 years, will provide startups with a unique combination of mind, money and market access through its unique accelerator program. TiE LaunchPad is for entrepreneurs with strong technology backgrounds who are solving critical enterprise problems in cloud, infrastructure, mobility and other enterprise technology spaces. The goal of the program is to help startups validate their markets and begin early customer development using a multi-pronged approach: 1. A customer discovery and validation process based on Lean Startup princi... (more)