iBionext Growth Fund Strengthens Its Participation in Prophesee

iBionext Growth Fund Strengthens Its Participation in Prophesee Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iBionext Growth Fund, an investment fund dedicated to building, supporting and financing the innovative companies of the iBionext start-up studio, today announced the strengthening of its stake in Prophesee (formerly Chronocam), a year after its Series B financing round. In less than three years, and with the support of iBionext, its largest shareholder, the company raised $ 40 million.

Co-founded and seeded by iBionext in 2014, Prophesee has designed the first artificial vision system, inspired from the biological model, creating a new paradigm for capturing and processing visual data, to meet the requirements of new generation systems. The products and solutions of the Prophesee platform, which replicate the functioning mechanism of the human eye and brain, have many industrial applications, including automotive, robotics and IoT areas, where the challenges are important in a highly competitive market.

Bernard Gilly, President and co-Founder of iBionext, commented: “We are strengthening our financial participation at a key moment for the company, as it needs resources to strongly grow and establish its competitive advantages. Thanks to its disruptive technology, Prophesee has the potential to become a true international success story. By remaining the main shareholder, iBionext provides Prophesee with sustainable and solid support for the next crucial stages of its development.”

Luca Verre, CEO of Prophesee, explains: “The confidence that iBionext Growth Fund has placed in us is a tremendous accelerator for growth: in less than two years, we have rapidly expanded our teams of experts and started marketing our products. This context greatly facilitates our access to leading investors, allowing us to target key markets such as the United States and Asia shortly. “

About iBionext: http://ibionext.com/

About Prophesee: www.prophesee.ai

For more information:
www.ibionext.com, @iBionext

Carvana Shakes Up Car Buying in the Southeast, Bringing Carvana Curbside to Birmingham

Carvana Shakes Up Car Buying in the Southeast, Bringing Carvana Curbside to Birmingham Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) has eliminated endless hours haggling at the dealership and replaced it with a seamless online experience where customers can purchase a car in as little as 10 minutes on Carvana.com. Known for its fully automated, coin-operated Car Vending Machines, Carvana is shaking things up again, opening the Birmingham, Ala., location of Carvana Curbside, its smaller format purchase fulfillment concept. With this launch, Carvana is now also offering free delivery in Huntsville and Montgomery, marking 50 markets in just five years for the auto industry disruptor.

Customers can shop more than 10,000 company-owned vehicles on Carvana.com, finance, purchase and schedule Carvana Curbside pickup for as soon as the next day. Upon arriving at Carvana Curbside, customers will be given a personalized key card that activates all-glass doors, revealing their newly purchased vehicle. Mere feet from curb to car, customers can be on their way in minutes. Like its Atlanta counterpart, Carvana Curbside Birmingham ties together the fun elements of Carvana Car Vending Machines with the convenience of a smaller format, showcasing how Carvana is continuing to offer customers a new way to buy – and pick up – a car.

Atlanta, where Carvana sold its first car in 2013, is the home to an early iteration of Carvana Curbside. Success in Atlanta has shown that Carvana Curbside provides added flexibility for customers and increases brand visibility in the market, while maintaining a small real estate footprint to minimize overhead costs.

Located in Southside, near the University of Birmingham, the newest Carvana Curbside location honors the historic charm of the neighborhood and its Atlanta roots, while offering customers a modern spin on the car buying process. As one of Carvana’s earliest markets – number four, to be exact – Birmingham has enjoyed free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery since March 2015. Now, area customers also have the option of picking up their vehicle at Carvana Curbside in Birmingham.

“As our customer base has grown, so have our ideas for ways to continue to deliver on our promise that we sell cars, but we’re not car salespeople,” said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “Our Carvana Curbside concept is quick, convenient and fun, much like our multi-story Car Vending Machines, but requires less square footage, so we can explore a variety of markets to offer vehicle pick-up for interested customers. Additionally, celebrating our 50th market, launching Huntsville and Montgomery in conjunction with our newest customer experience is really exciting.”

Out-of-state customers can take advantage of Birmingham’s Carvana Curbside, too, with Carvana’s fly-and-drive program, which reimburses customers who fly to one of Carvana’s vehicle purchase pick-up locations – including its seven Car Vending Machines – for up to $200 in airfare.

Carvana saves customers valuable time and money with an online, transparent purchase process. Every Carvana customer is given a seven-day, money-back guarantee to ensure that their vehicle fits their life. All vehicles in Carvana’s inventory are Carvana Certified and have passed a rigorous 150-point inspection, have never been in a reported accident and have no frame damage. All features, imperfections and updated information about open safety recalls are listed on the car’s vehicle description page.

Carvana’s seven Car Vending Machines are located in Nashville (Tenn.), Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin (Texas), Raleigh (N.C.) and Jacksonville (Fla.), and now offers Carvana Curbside in two cities: Atlanta and Birmingham.

About Carvana (NYSE: CVNA)

Founded in 2012 and based in Phoenix, Carvana’s (NYSE: CVNA) mission is to change the way people buy cars. By removing the traditional dealership infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer service, Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online automotive retail platform. Carvana.com enables consumers to quickly and easily buy a car online, including finding their preferred vehicle, qualifying for financing, getting a trade-in value, signing contracts, and receiving delivery or pickup of the vehicle from one of Carvana’s proprietary automated Car Vending Machines.

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SG Blocks to Design and Construct Outdoor Seasonal Cocktail Bar for BlackTail on Pier A Where Battery Park Meets the Hudson River

SG Blocks to Design and Construct Outdoor Seasonal Cocktail Bar for BlackTail on Pier A Where Battery Park Meets the Hudson River Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX), a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has been selected by Elle Woodworking, an architectural design and fabrication group of commercial and residential projects, to design and construct a container-based seasonal cocktail bar. SG Blocks is supplying four of its GreenSteel™ product, the structural core and shell of an SG Blocks building, that will bring BlackTail, the award-winning cocktail bar, to the promenade space on Pier A during the Spring and Summer of 2018. Delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2018 and the cocktail bar will be open by Memorial Day 2018. Pier A Harbor House is a 28,000-square foot, multi-experiential food and beverage destination located at 22 Battery Place.

“We have seen substantial demand from the food and beverage industry for our GreenSteel™ product,” stated Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. “Our solution is ideal for both temporary facilities, such as BlackTail, to companies looking to create new permanent locations. Our time to market is exceptionally fast and we are excited to bring the beloved BlackTail cocktail bar outdoors for the warmer months of 2018.”

BlackTail’s story began with a flight – the cocktail bar owes its name to Aeromarine Airways, an airline that flew to Havana regularly. Being one of the newer bars to open at Battery Park City, BlackTail boasts a Cuban-theme and celebrates the daredevil aeronauts back in the day. It also commemorates the Prohibition Era with mixed drinks (five categories, eight original drinks per category) from the 1920s through to the 1950s by creating cocktails with modern day twists and interpretations of the classic recipes.

“The container project for BlackTail will bring the award-winning cocktail bar to the promenade space outside the pier for the spring/summer season,” stated Marc Vecchiarelli, Founder and President of Elle Woodworking.

SG Blocks has worked with many companies in the food and beverage space. Clients have included major corporations such as Taco Bell and Starbucks, as well as midsized favorites such as Bareburger. The firm has also worked with small businesses across the country – building Smoky Park Supper Club in Asheville as well as supplying the containers for Coney Smorgasburg at Coney Art Walls.

SG Blocks utilizes code-engineered cargo shipping containers to construct and provide safe, durable and environmentally-friendly structures. Its exclusive ESR number, granted by the International Code Council (ICC) and held by no other container construction company, ensures its ability to meet and exceed all international building codes.

About SG Blocks, Inc.

SG Blocks, Inc. is a premier innovator in advancing and promoting the use of code-engineered cargo shipping containers for safe and sustainable construction. The firm offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements, and also supports developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving greener construction, faster execution, and stronger buildings of higher value. Each project starts with GreenSteel™, the structural core and shell of an SG Blocks building, and then customized to client specifications. For more information, visit www.sgblocks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Quad/Graphics Acquires Leading Marketing Services Provider

Quad/Graphics Acquires Leading Marketing Services Provider Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

SUSSEX, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad/Graphics” or “Quad”), a leading marketing solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Ivie & Associates (“Ivie”), a premier marketing services provider and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the country.

The business combination creates a powerful marketing solution that addresses clients’ increasing need for improved process efficiency and marketing spend effectiveness. The combined offering, fueled by both companies’ talent, expertise and technology, will provide clients unmatched scale for onsite marketing services, integrated execution, and expanded subject matter expertise in digital, media and creative.

“We are honored to welcome Ivie to the Quad family,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “This acquisition brings together two highly-respected companies with best-in-class capabilities that are highly complementary. Ivie is a leader in customized marketing and business process outsourcing, and Quad, together with our BlueSoHo business, is a leader in content production and workflow process optimization.”

Quadracci continued: “We have worked closely together for a number of years and have come to admire Ivie’s client-focused model. As a combined company, we have the opportunity to lead the industry in onsite marketing solutions with more than 1,200 professionals dedicated to content creation and marketing execution at more than 70 client sites. For clients who engage our onsite marketing solutions model, our employees serve as a natural extension of a client’s internal marketing department and fulfill traditional agency executional roles while also providing production efficiencies at scale.”

Warren Ivie, CEO and Founder of Ivie & Associates, started his company in 1993 as a regional marketing services provider and expanded it into a national leader serving well-known global brands. “We share a long and trusted partnership that has resulted in Quad producing high-quality products for Ivie for many years,” Ivie said. “We are confident in the value we are creating for all our stakeholders through this business combination. Our associates serve alongside our clients and excel in marketing execution, delivering year-over-year results for our clients. Our associates and teams grow as our clients grow. We understand the value of team and family spirit and collaboration. I’m confident that Quad shares this same spirit and our companies are even stronger together, allowing us to provide the most powerful and effective marketing solutions in the marketplace.”

Quad’s acquisition of Ivie supports and accelerates the company’s ongoing transformation to leverage its well-established print foundation as part of a much larger and more robust integrated marketing platform, which is focused on expanding client value through:

  • Industry-leading integrated media management;
  • Agile and efficient content production and creative operations; and
  • Next-gen data analysis and insights.

“With Ivie, we will make more possible for our clients at a time of incredible disruption, by helping them simplify and create greater efficiency and effectiveness in their go-to-market efforts,” Quadracci said. “Accordingly, our clients can focus on what they do best, which is sell amazing products, services and content.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our current expectations about the Company’s future results, financial condition, revenue, earnings, free cash flow, margins, objectives, goals, strategies, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates, prospects, projections and outlook of the Company and can generally be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “foresee,” “project,” “believe,” “continue” or the negatives of these terms, variations on them and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based largely on the Company’s expectations and judgments and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond our control.

The factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, among others: the impact of decreasing demand for printed materials and significant overcapacity in the highly competitive commercial printing industry creates downward pricing pressures and potential underutilization of assets; the impact of electronic media and similar technological changes, including digital substitution by consumers; the inability of the Company to reduce costs and improve operating efficiency rapidly enough to meet market conditions; the impact of changing future economic conditions; the failure of clients to perform under contracts or to renew contracts with clients on favorable terms or at all; the impact of increased business complexity as a result of the Company’s transformation into a marketing solutions provider; the impact of regulatory matters and legislative developments or changes in laws, including changes in cyber-security, privacy and environmental laws; the impact of fluctuations in costs (including labor and labor-related costs, energy costs, freight rates and raw materials) and the impact of fluctuations in the availability of raw materials; the failure to attract and retain qualified production personnel; the impact of changes in postal rates, service levels or regulations; the fragility and decline in overall distribution channels, including newspaper distribution channels; the failure to successfully identify, manage, complete and integrate acquisitions and investments; the impact of risks associated with the operations outside of the United States, including costs incurred or reputational damage suffered due to improper conduct of its employees, contractors or agents; significant capital expenditures may be needed to maintain the Company’s platform and processes and to remain technologically and economically competitive; the impact of the various restrictive covenants in the Company’s debt facilities on the Company’s ability to operate its business; the impact on the holders of Quad/Graphics class A common stock of a limited active market for such shares and the inability to independently elect directors or control decisions due to the voting power of the class B common stock; the impact of an other than temporary decline in operating results and enterprise value that could lead to non-cash impairment charges due to the impairment of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets; and the other risk factors identified in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Quad/Graphics

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) is a leading marketing solutions provider. The Company leverages its strong print foundation as part of a much larger, robust integrated marketing platform that helps marketers and content creators improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing spend across offline and online media channels. With a consultative approach, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad has the resources and knowledge to help a wide variety of clients in multiple vertical industries, including retail, publishing and healthcare. Quad provides a diverse range of digital and print and related products, services and solutions from multiple locations throughout North America, South America and Europe, and strategic partnerships in Asia and other parts of the world. For additional information visit www.QG.com.

About BlueSoHo

BlueSoHo, a wholly owned division of Quad/Graphics, is an integrated marketing partner that bridges the gap between print, digital and mobile channels to transform marketing activities into results-driven, revenue-generating programs. BlueSoHo helps marketers become more efficient and effective by streamlining processes and delivering more relevant brand experiences by engaging consumers at the right place and time. For more information, visit www.blue-soho.com.

About Ivie

Ivie provides a full array of marketing solutions including creative and production services, studio services, sourcing, procurement, staff enhancement, media services, public relations, digital, technology solutions and project management for many leading brands throughout the world. Founded in 1993, Ivie is headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Flower Mound, Texas, and employs more than 600 professionals throughout North America. Ivie ranks among the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies and has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list for the last five consecutive years. For additional information, please visit www.ivieinc.com.

HSL führt am 2. April eine für jeden offene MaaS-Schnittstelle ein

HSL führt am 2. April eine für jeden offene MaaS-Schnittstelle ein Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HSL ist derzeit dabei, die weltweit erste vollständig offene Ticketverkaufsschnittstelle für öffentliche Verkehrsmittel zu schaffen. Die Schnittstelle wird Anbietern in Finnland und im Ausland erlauben, Tickets von HSL in ihr eigenes Dienstleistungsangebot zu integrieren. Die Schnittstelle wird für gewerbliche Zwecke am 2. April auf https://sales-api.hsl.fi öffnen. HSL lädt außerdem Anbieter von außerhalb des Transportsektors ein, innovative, neue Mobilitätsdienstleistungen unter Verwendung der Schnittstelle zu entwickeln. Die technische Entwicklung der Schnittstelle wird fortgeführt und in Zukunft können auch andere Tickets über die Schnittstelle zur Verfügung gestellt werden, zusätzlich zu den Einzeltickets.

Am 19. Februar wurde die sogenannte Sandbox-Umgebung freigeschaltet, in der sich Entwickler mit den Merkmalen der Produktionsumgebung der Schnittstelle bekanntmachen und die Kompatibilität ihrer eigenen Schnittstellen mit der HSL OpenMaas Schnittstelle testen können.

Planung des HSL OpenMaas-Dienstleistungspakets:

  • 19. Februar 2018 API Docs und Sandbox API öffnet auf https://sales-api.hsl.fi
  • 12. März 2018 ClientLibrary und Anwendungstests öffnen
  • 2. April 2018 OpenMaas Portal und OpenMaas Schnittstelle sind mit Produktions- und Zahlungseinrichtungen verfügbar

HSL verfügt über solides Fachwissen im Bereich der offenen Schnittstellen. Zum Beispiel wird der sehr beliebte Fahrplanauskunftsdienst Reittiopas bereits seit 15 Jahren unter der Verwendung von offenen Schnittstellen benutzt.

„Eine Verkaufs-API umfasst das Lösen einer Reihe von entscheidenden technologischen und wirtschaftlichen Problemen. Der Dienst muss für Dritte derart einfach sein, dass er von verschiedenen Anbietern benutzt werden kann, nicht nur von Technologieunternehmen. Gleichzeitig müssen wir sicherstellen, dass die Schnittstelle die Informationssicherheit oder Geschäftstätigkeiten von HSL sowie die finanzielle Position der Städte keinen Risiken aussetzt”, betonte Juha Lamminkari, System Architect von HSL.

Gleichzeitig wird HSL ein IdeaLab-Programm für Mobilitätsdienstleistungen starten und Transportmarktanbieter aus Finnland und dem Ausland einladen, an dem Programm teilzunehmen. Im IdeaLab-Projekt werden Betriebsmodelle von Mobilitätsdienstleistungen zusammen mit HSL getestet. Jemina Uusitalo, MaaS Project Manager von HSL, wird das Programm leiten. Uusitalo wird sich HSL am 1. März 2018 anschließen. Derzeit ist sie im Beratungsunternehmen Eera tätig.

„Ich freue mich über meine neue Rolle als MaaS Project Manager bei HSL und freue mich gleichzeitig über die neuen Mobilitätsdienstleistungen, die wir für den HSL-Bereich durch verschiedene Pilot- und Kooperationsmodelle entwickeln können. Der Transportsektor ist einem bedeutenden Wandel ausgesetzt und es ist aufregend, ein Teil der Neugestaltung der gesamten Industrie zu sein”, sagte Uusitalo.

Ein Teil des IdeaLab wird ein Innovationswettbewerb für Mobilitätsdienstleistungen sein, aus denen HSL die zu testenden Ideen auswählen wird. Die Ideen können für physische Mobilitätsdienstleistungen, den Ticketverkauf und Marketingkollaborationen sowie für Kombinations- und Relaying-Dienste für Reiseketten angewendet werden oder im Bereich des automatisierten Transports experimentieren. Die Erfahrung aus den Pilotprojekten wird beurteilt und als Grundlage für die weitere Entwicklung der Dienste von HSL verwendet. Die ausgewählten Teilnehmer erhalten die Möglichkeit, ihre Geschäftsaktivitäten in einer dynamischen HSL-Umgebung zu entwickeln, basierend auf einer Million Fahrten am Tag und 370 Million Fahrten im Jahr.

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Robinson Fresh® y Verfrut traen fruta de calidad prémium a Europa

Robinson Fresh® y Verfrut traen fruta de calidad prémium a Europa Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

ÁMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Robinson Fresh®, una división de C.H. Robinson, es ahora el principal proveedor de los productos de Verfrut en Europa. Verfrut es uno de los mayores fruticultores de Sudamérica con productos como uvas, manzanas, frutas con hueso, cerezas, peras, kiwis, clementinas y plátanos orgánicos. Con esta alianza estratégica, las empresas unifican su experiencia en la logística de la cadena de frío y producción para brindar una oferta integral frutícola a los europeos.

“Cuando nos enteramos de que Verfrut buscaba oportunidades de expansión en el mercado europeo, supimos que podríamos trabajar de forma conjunta para llevar estos productos prémium a nuestros clientes”, afirma Robert Walsleben, director para Europa de Robinson Fresh. “Verfrut es uno de los mayores fruticultores de Chile y Perú. También es una propiedad familiar, con una importante producción que dedica todo su cuidado a proporcionar productos con sabor a sus clientes. Los europeos disfrutarán de estos productos sudamericanos de alta calidad que se llevarán directamente a su mercado local”, añade Walsleben.

En esta nueva alianza empresarial, Robinson Fresh ofrece soluciones basadas en el cliente en toda la cadena de suministro, incluida la logística mundial y la importante infraestructura europea. Verfrut se centra en ofrecer una experiencia prémium de cultivo, de empaquetado y de embolsado desde Sudamérica.

“Estamos convencidos que la fusión de las capacidades y conocimiento del mercado de Robinson Fresh con nuestra gama de productos y conocimientos técnicos es la combinación perfecta para crecer juntos en el mercado europeo”, declara Ignacio Donoso, director de nuevos negocios y de la oficina en el extranjero de Verfrut. “Al trabajar con Robinson Fresh en Europa, creemos que más clientes europeos pueden disfrutar del sabor de nuestros productos sudamericanos”.

Los productos de Verfrut se pueden encontrar en la mayoría de tiendas en Europa y próximamente lanzarán más ofertas.

Acerca de Robinson Fresh®

Robinson Fresh® se especializa en el suministro y transporte de productos frescos para los consumidores en todo el mundo. Como uno de los mayores proveedores de productos frescos del mundo y una división del líder mundial 3PL C.H. Robinson, Robinson Fresh ofrece los productos, servicios y soluciones de la más alta calidad. Los clientes pueden beneficiarse de un suministro de productos durante todo el año y a escala mundial, de la experiencia en la cadena del frío, de la gestión de cuentas mundiales y de los impactantes análisis por categorías. Esta experiencia impulsa la capacidad de Robinson Fresh para crear y ejecutar innovadoras soluciones de la cadena de suministro para los clientes, desde el campo a la tienda. Para más información sobre Robinson Fresh, visite www.robinsonfresh.com.

Acerca de Verfrut

Verfrut fue formado en 1996 por un pequeño fruticultor del centro de Chile. El Grupo Verfrut está compuesto en la actualidad por cinco empresas relacionadas con casi 4.000 hectáreas de huertos propios en Chile y más de 2.000 en Perú, lo que le convierten en el mayor fruticultor individual de Chile y el segundo de Perú. Las tres características principales de Verfrut son la diversificación de las regiones y productos de cultivo, la integración vertical de cultivos-empaquetado-logística y un control total basado en la estrategia de la producción propia. Visite www.verfrut.cl para más información.

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RenovaCare Secures Patent Victory and Continues to Bolster IP Portfolio

RenovaCare Secures Patent Victory and Continues to Bolster IP Portfolio Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

PITTSBURGH & BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RenovaCare, Inc., (RCAR), developer of the SkinGun™ and CellMist™ System for spraying a patient’s own skin stem cells onto burns and wounds for rapid self-healing, announced it has decisively won against patent challenger, Avita Medical, in a proceeding at the United States Patent Office (USPTO).

Noting that Avita’s arguments were based on old claims and technologies which had already been considered and rejected, the USPTO dismissed the challenge immediately and denied a trial sought by Avita.

“I’m proud of the cutting-edge technologies developed by our team for the millions that suffer from burns and wounds and deserve access to the very latest in medical innovation,” stated Mr. Thomas Bold, President and CEO of RenovaCare.

“Just as we’ve done with this challenge, we’ll aggressively protect our intellectual property while continuing to expand our patent portfolio and enhance shareholder value.”

To-date more than 70 human patients with severe second-degree burns have been treated with the technology behind the RenovaCare SkinGun and its patents. Clinical results, case studies and data have been presented in numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Treated with a gentle spray of their own skin stem cells, many patients have left the hospital within a matter of days, healed with full mobility and scar-free.

In contrast, patients who undergo skin grafting, today’s default treatment, can remain hospitalized for weeks and months while enduring multiple painful surgeries and prolonged physical therapy. Skin graft patients can suffer with the painful psychological effects of disfigurement caused by permanent scarring and are often forced to cope with the ongoing use of pain medications and protracted joint mobility issues.

Another option, in-vitro cultured epithelial grafts, requires harvesting cells from a patient, which are then transported to a specialized external laboratory where they take weeks to form sheets of skin. These fragile sheets must then be shipped back to the hospital for surgical stitching onto a patient’s wounds, a process that is complicated, time-consuming and expensive.

The Company has developed its novel SkinGun for the ultra-gentle spray of a patient’s own skin stem cells on to burns and wounds for rapid healing. The potent, regenerative cells are isolated from a postage stamp sized donor site and suspended in a liquid, the CellMist Solution. The CellMist Solution is then sprayed on to wounds using the SkinGun. The entire procedure can be completed in as little as 90 minutes.

The SkinGun spray device and cell isolation methodology are subjects of patents awarded to RenovaCare in the United States and Europe. The company has also filed additional patent applications and continues expanding its intellectual property portfolio.

Click here to watch State Trooper’s amazing stem cell recovery.

Click here to view before-and-after photos in peer-reviewed publications.

*RenovaCare products are currently in development. They are not available for sale in the United States. There is no assurance that the company’s planned or filed submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, if any, will be accepted or cleared by the FDA.

About RenovaCare

RenovaCare, Inc. is developing first-of-their-kind autologous (self-donated) stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs, and novel medical grade liquid sprayer devices. RenovaCare, Inc. is developing first-of-its-kind autologous (self-donated) stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs. Its initial product under development targets the body’s largest organ, the skin. The company’s flagship technology, the CellMist™ System, uses its patented SkinGun™ to spray a liquid suspension of a patient’s stem cells – the CellMist™ Solution – onto wounds. RenovaCare is developing its CellMist™ System as a promising new alternative for patients suffering from burns, chronic and acute wounds, and scars. In the US alone, this $45 billion market is greater than the spending on high-blood pressure management, cholesterol treatments, and back pain therapeutics.

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Competitive Intelligence Study for Healthcare Equipment Industry Player – a Case Study on Efficiently Positioning the Products| Infiniti Research

Competitive Intelligence Study for Healthcare Equipment Industry Player - a Case Study on Efficiently Positioning the Products| Infiniti Research Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Infiniti Research, a global market intelligence solutions provider, has just released their new competitive intelligence study on the healthcare equipment industry. The client, a renowned healthcare equipment supplier, wanted to find the potential competitive gaps and build a robust marketing strategy to improve their business performance. The client wanted to predict the challenges and identify the industry cost curves in the healthcare equipment space.

According to the competitive intelligence professionals at Infiniti, “Competitive intelligence solution can help in studying the experiences of the competitor, how their audiences respond and create an effective marketing strategy.”

The governments globally are increasing their efforts to meet the needs of the aging population with the rising demand for quality and affordable healthcare. As there is constant innovation in design and technology, significant healthcare equipment providers are planning to increase efficiency in their product offerings while meeting the quality requirements.

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The solution presented by Infiniti helped the client to address specific challenges and compare the products with that of the competitors. The client was able to find the key performance indicators and update their marketing efforts to enhance their ROI.

This competitive intelligence solution provided benefits that helped the client to:

  • Understand the target market regarding shifts in competitors’ strategy, product pricing, and its benefits
  • Identify the potential business risk and opportunities
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This competitive intelligence solution provided predictive insights on:

  • Anticipating competitive activity
  • Developing a business strategy to enhance process efficiency
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View the complete competitive intelligence study here:

https://www.infinitiresearch.com/casestudy/healthcare-equipment-competitive

About Infiniti Research

Established in 2003, Infiniti Research is a leading market intelligence company providing smart solutions to address your business challenges. Infiniti Research studies markets in more than 100 countries to help analyze competitive activity, see beyond market disruptions, and develop intelligent business strategies.

With 15+ years of experience and offices across three continents, Infiniti Research has been instrumental in providing a complete range of competitive intelligence, strategy, and research services for over 550 companies across the globe.

Wedderspoon Unveils Bold New Look and Functional Food, Pantry, and Skincare Innovations

Wedderspoon Unveils Bold New Look and Functional Food, Pantry, and Skincare Innovations Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

MALVERN, Penn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wedderspoon, passionate steward of Manuka Honey-based wellness products and the #1 selling Manuka Honey brand in North America, today announced the addition of three new lines to its thriving hive of goods: Manuka Honey Plus shots, Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey, and six fresh skincare products for face, hands and body. In addition, the brand is unveiling a modernized logo that puts bees front-and-center through a unique stylized honey bee, as well as vibrant, polychromatic new packaging to unify the entire portfolio under a cohesive brand identity. Attendees of Natural Products Expo West will be the first to experience the new products and updated packaging, March 9-11 at the Wedderspoon booth #5323.

“Manuka Honey is one of the world’s most versatile raw superfoods, and our founding vision has always been to advance the category through innovations that offer a variety of ways to enjoy Manuka Honey,” said Rebecca Remley, CEO of Wedderspoon. “We believe Manuka Honey has the power to awaken energized living, and our new product lines were created through this guiding lens. Starting with Manuka at the core, we’re amplifying the inherent wellness properties of this unique food with on-trend ingredients like adaptogenic herbs, probiotics, apple cider vinegar – and in our skincare line, organic Shea butter and organic botanicals. We’re buzzing with excitement to share these innovations with retailers and consumers alike, and put Manuka Honey on the map in a way that hasn’t been done before.”

For more than 10 years, Wedderspoon has been a trusted authority in nurturing and collecting the highest quality, genuine, raw Manuka Honey. Since its inception, the brand has revolutionized the category with delicious, unconventional, and enticing Manuka Honey-based products. The three new lines debuting at Expo West continue this commitment to progressing the efficacy and uses of Manuka Honey with creative and distinct new formats. Additional innovation details include:

Manuka Honey Plus

  • Delicious, energizing, on-the-go shots combine KFactor 16 Monofloral Manuka Honey with functional wellness ingredients for a powerful boost to fuel body and mind. Each shot is an excellent source of fiber. SRP $21.99 for five-pack of 30 gram shots, or $3.99 per shot.
    • Manuka Honey Plus Immunity – An invigorating blend of acerola, propolis, elderberry, and Staimune inactivated cultures to support immune health* each shot delivers 100% DV of Vitamin C.
      • Two flavors: Elderberry with Watermelon Seedbutter, Tart Cherry with Sunflower Seedbutter.
    • Manuka Honey Plus Vitality – Formulated for immune and digestive health* with ingredients like Maca Root, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and 1 Billion CFUs of probiotics (BC30) per shot.
      • Two flavors: Vanilla Almond with Watermelon Seedbutter, Apple Ginger with Sunflower Seedbutter.
    • Manuka Honey Plus Clarity – Supports immune and digestive health with 1 Billion CFUs of probiotics (BC30), plus 100% DV of choline (shown to improve memory and attention), and green coffee extract for an energy boost.
      • Two flavors: Lemon Vanilla with Watermelon Seedbutter, Chocolate Caramel with Sunflower Seedbutter.

Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey

  • Crafted in New Zealand from cold-pressed, organically grown apples naturally fermented to preserve the Mother of Vinegar and infused with KFactor 16 Manuka Honey and Beechwood Honey. Perfect for daily health tonics, salad dressings and more. SRP $11.99 per bottle.

Manuka Honey Skincare

  • Nourish from head-to-toe with clean skincare infused with organic Manuka Honey, organic oils, and plant extracts to boost hydration and leave skin feeling and looking radiant. For use on all skin types.
    • Manuka Honey Gentle Facial Cleanser – Cleanse, refresh and enrich skin with an infusion of Manuka Honey, aloe leaf juice, blueberry fruit extract, and avocado oil. SRP $21.99.
    • Manuka Honey Hydrating Day Cream – Soothe, hydrate and prep skin with the power of Manuka Honey and lemon fruit extract. SRP $22.99.
    • Manuka Honey Renewing Body Lotion – Renew and revitalize skin with the wellness qualities of Manuka Honey and the refreshing scent of aloe & green tea. SRP $24.99
    • Manuka Honey & Shea Butter Products – These body care products expertly combine nourishing Manuka Honey with Fairly Traded, organic Shea butter infused with the scent of warm vanilla.
      • Whipped Body Butter – Indulge dry parched skin with the addition of skin-loving organic baobab oil. SRP $24.99.
      • Exfoliating Sugar Scrub – Reveal fresh, revitalized, glowing skin while sluffing away impurities. Infused with skin-calming organic calendula oil. SRP $24.99.
      • Moisturizing Hand Cream – Deeply moisturizing for the driest hands. SRP $21.99.

New Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Plus, Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey, and skincare line will begin to rollout nationwide in March. Wedderspoon products are available at specialty, natural, and traditional grocers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Publix, Sprouts, CVS, Natural Grocers and online at Amazon.com. For more information, please visit wedderspoon.com.

*As part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

About Wedderspoon

Founded in 2005, Wedderspoon is a passionate steward of Manuka Honey-based wellness products that awaken energized living. Wedderspoon offers a dynamic collection of expertly crafted products to support daily wellness, capturing the lusciously rare and powerful nature of genuine Manuka Honey, which is exclusively produced by bees feeding off the Manuka bush on New Zealand’s North and South Islands. From its use in home “remedies,” the kitchen, and in beauty and active lifestyle self-care rituals, Wedderspoon Manuka Honey’s vibrant health properties make it one of the most highly sought after holistic wellness ingredients in the world. Wedderspoon products are available at specialty, natural and traditional grocers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Publix, Sprouts, CVS, Natural Grocers and online at Amazon.com. For more information, visit wedderspoon.com.

Alef Mobitech e Bunker fecham parceria para levar mobilidade nativa ao Brasil

Alef Mobitech e Bunker fecham parceria para levar mobilidade nativa ao Brasil Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

Morristown (New Jersey, EUA) e Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Alef Mobitech (Morristown, New Jersey, EUA), pioneira em mobilidade nativa, e a Bunker Participações LTDA (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), desenvolvedora de risco brasileira, anunciaram hoje uma parceira conjunta para implementar, com operadores de redes móveis (MNOs), um novo paradigma de nuvem para o ecossistema de internet móvel no Brasil.

A tecnologia patenteada da Alef Mobitech é integrada fisicamente na borda da rede móvel. Esse posicionamento exclusivo aperfeiçoa as aplicações de internet e permite a criação de uma nova geração de experiências e serviços revolucionários móveis inteligentes para rich media e entretenimento, fintech e vários outros setores e tecnologias, incluindo realidade virtual e aumentada, indústria 4.0, cidades inteligentes e IOT.

“Com a Alef Mobitech, as MNOs podem oferecer novos tipos de serviços digitais avançados e soluções rich media que geram novas oportunidades de receita, transformam a experiência do usuário e garantem eficiências aprimoradas para negócios digitais e redes móveis. Não vemos a hora de colaborar com a Bunker e oferecer essas tecnologias essenciais de próxima geração ao Brasil, como fazemos na Ásia e levaremos para a América do Norte”, declarou Dr. Ganesh Sundaram, diretor executivo da Alef Mobitech.

“A computação da borda móvel é a evolução natural da computação em nuvem. É nesse campo que as MNOs entram para se desenvolver como o novo centro de gravidade das aplicações de internet”, afirmou Duda Gouvea Vieira, diretor executivo e fundador da Bunker. “As tecnologias pioneiras da Alef Mobitech são compatíveis com os padrões 5G. Para as MNOs, isso significa uma implementação rápida dos serviços da próxima geração sem a necessidade de atualizações ou ocorrência de falhas nas redes 4G e 3G existentes.”

Sobre a Alef Mobitech

A visão da Alef Mobitech é alcançar o potencial pleno da internet móvel global por meio de uma grande variedade de serviços de capacitação. Baseando-se em tecnologias de nuvem móveis inovadoras, a Alef Mobitech permite que negócios dos mais variados segmentos lancem novos produtos e serviços de mobilidade digital.

A Alef Mobitech tem sede em Morristown, New Jersey, com escritórios na Índia e no Brasil. Para mais informações, acesse www.alefmobitech.com.

Sobre a Bunker

A Bunker é um catalisador de risco brasileiro especializado em acelerar empresas de tecnologia recém-criadas. A Bunker ostenta um trajetória vencedora na criação de empresas de serviços digitais, além de ser conhecida por sua habilidade de transformar startups em companhias de escala.

A Bunker tem sede no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Para obter mais informações, visite http://www.bunker.vc/.

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