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Anchorage Epilepsy Conference Announced

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SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces an epilepsy educational conference to be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. The conference is free and open to the public. For registration and more information, go to http://www.EpilepsyAlaska.org or http://www.EpilepsyNW.org/.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature presentations on epilepsy medications, treatments, neuroimaging, a medical panel for questions, and a Studio E Art Therapy session.

Speakers include epileptologists Dr. David Buckland of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Dr. Edward “Rusty” Novotny of the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Anchorage neurologist Dr. Scot Hines of the Alaska Native Medical Center/Coastal Neurology. The Studio E Art Therapy session will be presented by Anchorage art therapist Katie Kadjan Bell, LPC, ATR.

“Current information and training in epilepsy will be presented at this conference,” said Brent Herrmann, EFNW CEO. “People with epilepsy, their families and friends, members of the medical community and service organizations, and the general public are welcomed to attend.”

About EFNW:

The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy. EFNW is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Oregon, Washington, Alaska with support to northern Idaho and western Montana. Nearly 136,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the Northwest.

More information: http://www.EpilepsyNW.org/.

TWITTER: @EpilepsyNW

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Captiva Lab Nationally Recognized for its State-of-the-Art and Quality Laboratory Services

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Captiva Lab, LLC, an innovative reference laboratory featuring advanced testing services, announced on August 20, 2015, that it has earned full Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization and received its coveted and highly regarded COLA Certification.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Captiva Lab has earned COLA accreditations as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation. COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine.

ABOUT CAPTIVA LAB:

Captiva Lab provides laboratory services nationwide, specifically focused on toxicology screening and confirmatory testing. Plans for expansion of services are aggressive, given their focus on improving the safety and well-being of patients through improved or specialized testing protocols for the under-served niches in healthcare.

The laboratory is configured with state-of-the art testing equipment managed by the highest quality scientists and technicians recruited specifically for their advanced skills in modern testing protocols. Captiva Lab is currently configured to process significant daily sample volume, with plans to provide additional capacity as they expand into new fields of medical testing.

Initially, Captiva Lab will be focused on providing support to the substance abuse community in several states with future plans to include forensic testing, genetic testing, personalized pain management programs and other areas of innovation in medical care. For more information, please contact PR@captivalab.com.

More information (website under development): http://www.CaptivaLab.com/.

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MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. successfully obtained Mexican Tender for 31 Stainers and First Delivery of new Manual Microtome to China

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ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc., (OTC/QB: MDIT) specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces its Mexican distributor, ATYDE won a public tender for delivery of 31 MEDITE tissue staining machines with a the total retail value of approximately $600,000. This is the first major sale to Mexico for MEDITE.

Also, MEDITE announces the first delivery of 10 units of MEDITE’s recently developed manual microtome M380 to the Chinese market through MEDITE’s distributor, UNIC Medical.

MEDITE’s Mexican distributor, ATYDE has ordered 13 units of MEDITE’s Programmable Slide Stainer TST44 and 18 units of MEDITE Continuous Linear Stainer COT20. “MEDITE’s tissue stainers are completely manufactured in Germany and provide a high level of automation, high quality and high throughput in staining human tissue for cancer diagnostics in histology laboratories. We look to expand our business with MEDITE since they are an experienced supplier which can address our needs for high quality, reliable and cost effective histology and cytology products,” stated Ms. Silvia Ramirez, Account Manager for ATYDE.

MEDITE also has delivered the first 10 units of the new manual microtome M380 to MEDITE’s Chinese partner UNIC Medical.

“We are excited about receiving the recently developed manual microtones from MEDITE. We expect this instrument to address the histology market needs at many Chinese medical institutions processing tissue samples for cancer diagnostics on a daily basis. MEDITE’s products which incorporate German standards of high quality engineered mechanics will enhance the quality of patient care and improve operating efficiencies at our client’s medical institutions. We believe this product will attract many buyers as it offers superior mechanical quality at an affordable price,” stated Ben Zheng, President of UNIC Medical.

“We believe MEDITE, the only German company manufacturing histology products in Germany such as the microtome M380, has set a superior standard worldwide incorporating the ability to cut human tissue sections thinner than 1 micron. The newly developed microtome M380 along with many of our current and future products address a burgeoning need in China, India and other rapidly growing countries by providing state of the art health care diagnostics tools for governments and private institutions allowing for the improvement of their citizens’ quality of life,” stated Michaela Ott, CEO of MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc.

As part of a government initiative, MEDITE along with its distribution partner UNIC Medical is working to standardize the Chinese histology laboratory process using MEDITE equipment, consumables, immuno-assays, along with the approved UNIC scanning technology for digitalization and computer aided diagnostics utilizing the latest cloud technology. UNIC Medical is a subsidiary of UNIC Group, a high tech company focused on automated digital optical quality assurance technology. In 2014, MEDITE successfully received Chinese Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) approval for all MEDITE histology laboratory devices. The CFDA application for the cytology product line currently is in preparation, and approval is expected in 2015.

About MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc.:

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics Inc., is a Delaware registered company consisting of wholly-own MEDITE GmbH a Germany-based Company, with its subsidiaries CytoGlobe GmbH (Cytology Products, Germany), MEDITE GmbH (Distributor, Austria), MEDITE Inc. (Distributor, Americas) and MEDITE sp. z o.o. (R&D Poland). Since 1978, the MEDITE(R) group of companies has specialized in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical laboratory automation equipment and supplies for pathology, histology and cytology. For these fields, MEDITE offers a complete range of devices and consumables. MEDITE currently sells into 70 countries and is the market leader in Germany. Through CytoGlobe, a wholly owned subsidiary, MEDITE offers a full range of products for Cytology labs. Additional information on MEDITE’s products and services can be found at http://www.medite-group.com/. On April 3, 2014, MEDITE was acquired by CytoCore, Inc. a bio molecular diagnostics company engaged in the design, development, and commercialization of cost-effective cancer screening systems and Biomarkers to assist in the early detection of cancer. The name of the company changed from CytoCore, Inc. to MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. in December 2014.

Forward Looking Statement:

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding future operating performance, events, trends and plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained herein, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected revenues and costs, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or “believes” or the negative thereof or any variation thereon or similar terminology or expressions. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our expectations, include but are not limited to, MEDITE’s ability to maintain and grow its revenues, as well as those risk factors that apply to our operations as disclosed in Item 1A of our Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, as they speak only as of the date made. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and we undertake no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof.

For more information please visit: http://www.medite-group.com/.

Investor Contact:
Robert McCullough, Jr. CFO
407-996-9630

REF: OTCMKTS:MDIT

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Narconon Trois-Rivieres Drug Rehab True Result

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TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, April 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is a voluntary, drug-free, social-education model,” says Andre Ahern, director of legal affairs at Narconon Trois-Rivieres. “‘Voluntary’ and ‘drug-free’ are key words,” he adds, “for the thousands of students accepted into the Narconon program around the world.”

Last December, Mrs. Yvonne Keller sent her son to enroll in the Narconon program (http://www.narconon.ca). Unfortunately, according to Ahern, he very soon manifested violent and irrational behavior demonstrating that he was not qualified to do the Narconon drug-free, educational model. In addition, he expressed heatedly that he himself had no desire to do the program. After six days of refusal to receive services, Narconon Trois-Rivieres, says Ahern, had no choice but to let him leave the facility. He was happy that he could leave, as was appropriate since he did not wish to be there of his own choice, and he was put on a bus home.

“We totally agree with the comments made by Mrs. Keller to CBC News,” said Ahern, regarding her dismay that she could find no public treatment available for her son and that lack of treatment beds has been a huge obstacle for years. “We sincerely hope that Mrs. Keller will find a suitable program that will be able to help her son,” says Ahern.

Narconon centers deliver a drug free program model that has saved tens of thousands of lives from people worldwide. Narconon drug rehab is licensed to use and delivers a secular program model, based on years of research by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard. Also known as the founder of Scientology, Mr. Hubbard had spent years looking into the effects of drugs on the mind and body when he responded in the late 1960s to a request for help from heroin addict William Benitez, who had just founded the Narconon program in Arizona State Prison, based on his own reading of Mr. Hubbard’s works.

“From the beginning,” says Ahern, “Bill Benitez said that this model of drug rehabilitation would be based on Hubbard’s concept of raising life skills and personal ability.” From this beginning, the secular Narconon program has expanded to be used by centers around the world (www.narconon.org).

“We have so many letters of thanks from parents or others about the recovery of a loved one,” says Ahern.

Quoting from just one letter sent to a Toronto newspaper just last week:

“My daughter lost her way while attending university in Toronto. She is beautiful, intelligent and very talented. A new love introduced her to cocaine and a nightmare was born.

“I was desperate to rescue my daughter and my Internet search led me to Narconon…

“For 4 months, I had support from the Narconon [Trois-Rivieres] staff and I was given as much information as I needed to calm my fears. I visited the center as often as I wanted…I knew she was getting tools for her to apply to her life and they would always stay with her…She was progressing, changing, and recovering.

“…I will always remain grateful to Narconon and their belief in aiding people to conquer their addiction. What a challenge! Today my daughter is clean and much better equipped to solve the ups and downs that life brings to us.

“Did Narconon save my daughter’s life? Of this, I have no doubt.”

– L.S., Kingston, Ontario.

David Love, who made numerous negative comments in the CBC interview with Mrs. Keller, was also a student at Narconon Trois-Rivieres for 5 months. Love has said publicly that he had been a drug addict for 35 years. While he was in the program, he wrote voluntarily a number of remarkable success stories about his wins and gains.

“It strikes me most strange,” says Ahern, “that Love is now attacking the very group that per his earlier statements saved his life. He changed his mind, apparently, after he began receiving payments from members of the Anonymous criminal network, dozens of whom have been arrested around the world recently. But what did David Love say when he was actually here, doing the program? Here is just one sample in Love’s own writing from 8 March, 2009.”

“Wow! This was a ‘Big One.’ Over the past 4 decades, I have been to several detox and rehab centers across Canada. I thought I was OK and ‘good to go’ but soon after leaving the centers, I was addicted again and in worse condition. I was lost, afraid, and expressed a lot of anger because of the pain. I felt that too much time has passed and perhaps I was ‘unfixable.’ In fact, half way through [this Narconon course], I discussed this with a Narconon staff member. I was assured that if I just followed the program and ‘let it happen’ that I was ‘fixable.’ This assurance helped a lot. Although I still had some reservations, I began to focus on where I was and what I was doing. You can only understand it once you do it… and it is amazing and incredible! This book has helped to change my life. Now I have a life. I am here and I am alive. I was fixable.”

**Original handwritten copy (PDF): http://www.narconon.ca/DavidLoveaboutNarcononTroisRivieres2009.pdf .

That, says Ahern, is the true product of Narconon – “Now I have a life. I am here and I am alive. I was fixable.”

More information: http://www.narconon.ca/ .

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AlphaBio Centrix, LLC Announces a New Discovery for Programming Energetic Patches

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LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AlphaBio Centrix, a Nevada-based biotech corporation, announced this week its development of a new bio-programming process – Infusion Technology. This is a term used in programming wearable TheraEX™ skin patches that can influence the human auric field, the energy field that surrounds all life forms.

When fully functional, this energy field is far reaching. In fact, in its basic form, it embodies seven major layers powered through seven major energy centers called Chakras.

“We are excited to share that we have discovered a way to use this auric field to influence specific bio-triggers which vibrate at a designated combination of frequencies,” explains Richard Eaton, president, AlphaBio Centrix.

These frequencies communicate with, and enhance the body’s natural energetic system. By wearing the TheraEX “Bio App” 24 hours a day for the duration of the protocol, the body is immersed in a corrective, informational and energetic exchange that promotes the balance of weak, disturbed and overactive energy.

AlphaBio Centrix uses a special substrate material for TheraEX (“Therapeutic Experience”) that is sensitive to radio frequencies and is bonded to a non-latex woven medical pad manufactured by 3M Company. It’s been formulated with an adhesive made for different types of skin conditions. This substrate material is then transformed by Infusion Technology, adding digital information onto the material.

These Bio Apps are an ideal alternative health care solution, and according to its recent research studies, mounting stress problems are causing an overwhelming effect on people’s health and emotional problems. Stress factors include: today’s uncertain work environment; and increasing workloads which may result in work-related injuries and health problems.

For more information on TheraEX™ visit:
http://alphabiocentrix.com/products/thera-ex-apps-for-healing-and-frequency-medicine/ .

AlphaBio Centrix is also developing other products that are uniquely positioned to sell to homeopathic doctors and other health care professionals.

For more information on the company, visit: www.alphabiocentrix.com .

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Red Bag Solutions Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company

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ATLANTA, Ga., March 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, has name Red Bag Solutions as one of its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

The coveted Top 10 Innovative Technology Company Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and beyond. Each Top 10 company presented their innovation on-stage during the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at Cobb Galleria Centre.

“Red Bag Solutions’ technology is not only changing the medical waste disposal industry, the company is also putting Georgia on the map as a state where technology innovation can thrive,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. “We applaud each of these companies for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community and look forward to showcasing them at our annual Georgia Technology Summit.”

Red Bag Solutions (www.redbagozone.com) offers patented technology and equipment for the on-site processing of regulated medical waste. Since 1990 Red Bag Solutions has offered Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) for safe, community friendly on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. In 2011, Red Bag Solutions released its new Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) technology, a groundbreaking innovation for which it is being recognized as TAG Top 10 Company. Ozone sterilization and maceration is more environmentally friendly and less costly than comparable bio-hazardous waste management alternatives and represents a giant leap forward in sustainable bio-hazardous waste management.

“The competition for Top 10 recognition was particularly fierce this year,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “The Top 10 demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community. We are pleased to recognize this group of companies and believe that the community will be just as impressed as we are by their innovation and impact on Georgia’s technology industry.”

The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme, Innovation: The Path to a Bright Future, builds upon TAG’s public awareness campaign to promote Georgia’s technology industry through an emphasis on the fastest-growing tech clusters in the state, including health IT, information security, financial technology, logistics and communication services.

About Red Bag Solutions:
Founded in 1989, Baltimore, Md.-based Red Bag Solutions (RBS) provides technology and services for on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. The company has manufactured and sold its SSM (Steam Sterilization and Maceration) systems throughout the world. In November 2011, RBS launched its patent-pending Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) system for European markets. OSM processed waste is sterile, safe, and unrecognizable. It can be recycled or disposed of with ordinary municipal trash. OSM will be available to U.S. customers in Spring 2012. Red Bag Solutions’ customers include hospitals, medical providers, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the United States, South America and Europe. For more information visit http://www.redbagozone.com .

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG):
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit, http://www.tagedonline.org .

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Red Bag Solutions Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

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ATLANTA, Ga., March 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Red Bag Solutions as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’s Top 40 Awards are presented to Georgia technology companies based on degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations and effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia’s technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.

Red Bag Solutions offers patented technology and equipment for the on-site processing of regulated medical waste. Since 1990 Red Bag Solutions has offered Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) for safe, community friendly on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. In 2011, Red Bag Solutions released its new Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) technology, a groundbreaking innovation for which it is being recognized as TAG Top 40 Company. Ozone sterilization and maceration is more environmentally friendly and less costly than other bio-hazardous waste management alternatives and represents a giant leap forward in sustainable bio-hazardous waste management.

“The Top 40 companies are shining examples of what makes Georgia a hotbed for innovation in technology,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “Georgia is home to more than 13,000 technology companies, so we applaud the 2012 Top 40 finalists for standing out as leaders in innovation and in Georgia’s technology community. These are the types of companies that will help Georgia become recognized as one of the top states in the nation for technology.”

The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme, Innovation: The Path to a Bright Future, builds upon TAG’s public awareness campaign to promote Georgia’s technology industry through an emphasis on the fastest-growing tech clusters in the state, including health IT, information security, financial technology, logistics and communication services.

“This year we had a 30 percent increase in the number of applications over the past few years. We were very impressed by the quality and breadth of technology companies that applied,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “It was very difficult to choose the Top 40 because of the large number of deserving companies. We expect great things from our winners.”

About Red Bag Solutions:
Founded in 1989, Baltimore, Md.-based Red Bag Solutions (RBS) provides technology and services for on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. The company has manufactured and sold its SSM (Steam Sterilization and Maceration) systems throughout the world. In November 2011, RBS launched its patent-pending Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) system for European markets. OSM processed waste is sterile, safe, and unrecognizable. It can be recycled or disposed of with ordinary municipal trash. OSM will be available to U.S. customers in Spring 2012. Red Bag Solutions’ customers include hospitals, medical providers, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the United States, South America and Europe. For more information visit www.redbagozone.com .

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG):
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/ .

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Pixargus: Hybrid inspection system checks material and contour at the same time

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All-in-one solution for optical inline control of medical tubing: High speed and precision combined into one system

Pixargus: Hybrid inspection system checks material and contour at the same time
During inline inspection, the tubing first runs through the Allroundia measuring head (in the background) and then through the Medictube light ring and the Medictube measuring head (shown in the opened condition), which accommodates the cameras.

At Medtec 2012, Pixargus will introduce its all-in-one solution for optical inline inspection of medical tubing. Being a dual-head system, it combines the new Allroundia system for fast and precise inspection of the tubing contours and the proven Medictube system for checking the material walls for irregularities such as inclusions or bubbles.

In the past, tubing material could only be checked offline on a random basis or manually, involving a high degree of uncertainty. Now, with the new system, it is possible to inspect the complete material in real time already during production. The system automatically sorts out any flaw material, relieving the operators in their final inspection activities.

According to Björn Lindner, Managing Director of Pixargus, the new dual-head system provides major benefits for both manufacturers and users of tubing: “Using this new solution, our customers can now at the same time check the interior of the tubing material – for bubbles, holes, cracks, impurities or inclusions – and measure the outside contours by a multi-axis system. This guarantees that only perfectly flawless material is sold.”

Medictube: flawless material

Medictube detects bubbles, holes or inclusions in the material. The new integrated pattern-recognition feature now also identifies structures inside the tubing material, such as spirals embedded in semi-transparent, shape-retaining suction hoses. The system checks the shape of the spirals and triggers an alarm as soon as deviations are identified.

Allroundia: perfect dimensions

AllRoundia for the first time combines the functions of a “high-speed node controller” with those of a “high-precision diameter and ovality inspection system” into one reasonably priced device. The system measures the outside contour of the tubing in three axes and performs diameter and ovality inspections with an accuracy of 1 to 2 µm at a rate of up to 36,000 measurements per second.

Pixargus at Medtec Europe in Stuttgart March 13 -15, 2012: hall 4 booth 362?

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles ? for example, for the automotive industry ? and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide, renowned manufacturers, e.g. B. Braun, Medtronic, Biotronik and Hansemed, use Pixargus systems for surface control and profile measuring tasks.

The company, based in Aachen/Germany, is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt:
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0

www.pixargus.de
info@pixargus.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
+49.241.89468-24
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de


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Fujitsu adds high-performance capacitive touch functionality to its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based Microcontrollers

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Fujitsu FM3touch enables state-of-the-art capacitive touch Human-Machine-Interfaces for industrial, home appliance and medical applications

Fujitsu adds high-performance capacitive touch functionality to its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based Microcontrollers
Fujitsu FM3touch enables state-of-the-art capacitive touch Human-Machine-Interface

Langen, Germany – February 28, 2012 – Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today unveils high-performance capacitive touch functionality for its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based microcontrollers. The FM3touch library delivers the easy integration of capacitive touch functionality in state-of-the-art Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) for a wide range of industrial, home appliance and medical applications. The new technology, developed by FSEU in Europe, combines high sensitivity with low system load, and supports developers in creating flexible and tailored HMI solutions.

FM3 “Right-Sized” Solutions
Since they first launched at the end of 2010, Fujitsu”s FM3 family has developed into an array of more than 300 compelling microcontroller products. With advanced peripherals, including flexible timers to control various types of inverters, serial communication interfaces ranging from a simple UART, over CAN, USB and up to dual-channel Ethernet, high-performance Flash memory and many more, the FM3 family addresses a wide range of industrial, home appliance and medical applications.

Many such applications require a Human-Machine-Interface, and increasingly require rich functionality as well as aesthetic design. Capacitive touch control has become one of the most popular technologies to fulfill the requirements of modern HMI implementations. The FM3touch capacitive touch library allows easy integration of capacitive touch functionalities such as buttons, sliders, scroll wheels and even touch pads, with a minimum of additional hardware and software effort.

Maximum flexibility
Fujitsu”s FM3touch takes full advantage of an advanced 12-bit ADC, present in all FM3 devices, enabling high-speed acquisition, high sensitivity and low system load. Since all FM3 devices offer two or even three independent ADC units, maximum flexibility and resource availability is achieved, fulfilling all application requirements. Configurable environmental drift calibration assures stable operation, and a flexible sensor grouping allows numerous layout options for sliders, buttons, scroll wheels and touch pads. In addition to a simple on / off status, the touch signal strength of each sensor can be read out, and special notification functions can be triggered upon events such as button press / release and position change of a slider, among others.

FM3touch uses an ADC-based, patent-pending capacitive sensing algorithm to reach a high sensitivity of only a few femto-Farad, using one pin-per-touch input channel without the need for external components. Together with the wide variety of available FM3 products from 48 up to 176 pins, different Flash sizes and combinations of advanced peripherals, the right-sized device can be chosen for every application.

Easy deployment
A graphical PC tool can be used to monitor the touch data and to facilitate the setup of different parameters. It can be easily connected to the target system by a serial connection, so that parameter fine-tuning can be performed directly at the end application.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU)
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) is a major supplier of ‘right-sized’ advanced semiconductor solutions, serving the automotive, industrial, communications and home entertainment markets. FSEU’s overall strategy is firmly driven by its customers’ demands, with the aim of becoming an integral value-added link in the complete supply chain. Sales teams are based in regional offices in Langen near Frankfurt, Munich, Maidenhead near London, Paris, Milan, Budapest and Istanbul, providing local technical sales and applications support. Engineers from Fujitsu’s European-based design centres and research and development facilities, dedicated to analogue and mixed-signal technology, advanced packaging, microcontrollers, graphics controllers, multimedia ICs, ASICs and embedded software, work closely with marketing and sales teams to satisfy customers’ systems development requirements.

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Rainer Reitz
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63225 Langen
06103-6900

http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor
rainer.reitz@de.fujitsu.com

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Fujitsu adds high-performance capacitive touch functionality to its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based Microcontrollers

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Fujitsu FM3touch enables state-of-the-art capacitive touch Human-Machine-Interfaces for industrial, home appliance and medical applications

Fujitsu adds high-performance capacitive touch functionality to its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based Microcontrollers
Fujitsu FM3touch enables state-of-the-art capacitive touch Human-Machine-Interface

Langen, Germany – February 28, 2012 – Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today unveils high-performance capacitive touch functionality for its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex?-M3 based microcontrollers. The FM3touch library delivers the easy integration of capacitive touch functionality in state-of-the-art Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) for a wide range of industrial, home appliance and medical applications. The new technology, developed by FSEU in Europe, combines high sensitivity with low system load, and supports developers in creating flexible and tailored HMI solutions.

FM3 “Right-Sized” Solutions
Since they first launched at the end of 2010, Fujitsu”s FM3 family has developed into an array of more than 300 compelling microcontroller products. With advanced peripherals, including flexible timers to control various types of inverters, serial communication interfaces ranging from a simple UART, over CAN, USB and up to dual-channel Ethernet, high-performance Flash memory and many more, the FM3 family addresses a wide range of industrial, home appliance and medical applications.

Many such applications require a Human-Machine-Interface, and increasingly require rich functionality as well as aesthetic design. Capacitive touch control has become one of the most popular technologies to fulfill the requirements of modern HMI implementations. The FM3touch capacitive touch library allows easy integration of capacitive touch functionalities such as buttons, sliders, scroll wheels and even touch pads, with a minimum of additional hardware and software effort.

Maximum flexibility
Fujitsu”s FM3touch takes full advantage of an advanced 12-bit ADC, present in all FM3 devices, enabling high-speed acquisition, high sensitivity and low system load. Since all FM3 devices offer two or even three independent ADC units, maximum flexibility and resource availability is achieved, fulfilling all application requirements. Configurable environmental drift calibration assures stable operation, and a flexible sensor grouping allows numerous layout options for sliders, buttons, scroll wheels and touch pads. In addition to a simple on / off status, the touch signal strength of each sensor can be read out, and special notification functions can be triggered upon events such as button press / release and position change of a slider, among others.

FM3touch uses an ADC-based, patent-pending capacitive sensing algorithm to reach a high sensitivity of only a few femto-Farad, using one pin-per-touch input channel without the need for external components. Together with the wide variety of available FM3 products from 48 up to 176 pins, different Flash sizes and combinations of advanced peripherals, the right-sized device can be chosen for every application.

Easy deployment
A graphical PC tool can be used to monitor the touch data and to facilitate the setup of different parameters. It can be easily connected to the target system by a serial connection, so that parameter fine-tuning can be performed directly at the end application.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU)
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) is a major supplier of ‘right-sized’ advanced semiconductor solutions, serving the automotive, industrial, communications and home entertainment markets. FSEU’s overall strategy is firmly driven by its customers’ demands, with the aim of becoming an integral value-added link in the complete supply chain. Sales teams are based in regional offices in Langen near Frankfurt, Munich, Maidenhead near London, Paris, Milan, Budapest and Istanbul, providing local technical sales and applications support. Engineers from Fujitsu’s European-based design centres and research and development facilities, dedicated to analogue and mixed-signal technology, advanced packaging, microcontrollers, graphics controllers, multimedia ICs, ASICs and embedded software, work closely with marketing and sales teams to satisfy customers’ systems development requirements.

Corporate website: http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor
Newsletter: http://emea.fujitsu.com/newsletter
RSS: http://emea.fujitsu.com/rss
Twitter: http://emea.fujitsu.com/twitter
Google+: http://emea.fujitsu.com/google-plus
Facebook: http://emea.fujitsu.com/facebook
YouTube: http://emea.fujitsu.com/youtube
Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/fujitsusemi
Flickr: http://emea.fujitsu.com/flickr

Kontakt:
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH
Rainer Reitz
Pittlerstr. 47
63225 Langen
06103-6900

http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor
rainer.reitz@de.fujitsu.com

Pressekontakt:
Hotwire
Florian Hohenauer
Briennerstraße 11
80333 München
florian.hohenauer@hotwirepr.com
+49 (0)89 8099 1113-3
http://www.hotwirepr.com


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20th Annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic

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Fresh Start Surgical GiftsCARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ (www.freshstart.org) annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, professional athletes, and Fresh Start supporters to tee off in support of transforming the lives of children with physical deformities.

The 20th Annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic will support Fresh Start’s life-changing medical services for disadvantaged children – Fresh Start provides reconstructive surgeries and related healthcare services for children suffering from physical deformities.

Fresh Start gives children:
* a future free of a physical deformity;
* safe, comprehensive medical care;
* and improved confidence and self-esteem.

The festivities begin on Sunday, March 18, 2012 with a pre-tournament welcome dinner held at Morgan Run Club & Resort in San Diego, California. The dinner will feature guest speaker Carmen, a Fresh Start patient who suffers from amelogenesis imperfecta, a tooth development disorder which caused her teeth to become easily damaged and not develop enamel. The pre-party also includes dinner, cocktails, entertainment, and a live and silent auction.

The next day, March 19, 2012, foursomes will be paired with a celebrity to participate in contests and sample delicious food and beverages at each hole from local San Diego restaurants. Current celebrities participating include Marcus Allen, David Justice, Quentin Jammer, Christopher Knight, John Carney, Vince Coleman, James Lofton, Alfonso Ribeiro, Grant Show, and more.

Foursomes start at $2,500 and sponsorships start at $500. For more details, visit http://www.freshstart.org .

About Fresh Start Surgical Gifts:
Fresh Start is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Carlsbad, California that provides free reconstructive surgery, laser treatments, speech therapy and dental procedures for disadvantaged infants, children, and young adults with physical deformities. All services are provided in San Diego by a team of more than 600 local volunteers. Since incorporation in 1991, Fresh Start has provided over $21 Million of free medical services to over 5,600 children. For more information please visit http://www.freshstart.org .

News Source: Fresh Start Surgical Gifts :: This press release was issued on behalf of the news source by Send2Press® Newswire, a service of Neotrope®. View all current news at: http://Send2PressNewswire.com .


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