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The International Hackathon is a three-part event, kicking off with the Hackathon Ideation Weekend on June 9-11.  From June through November, select teams will move on to a co-working phase where their prototypes will be developed. In December, there will be a demo day where finalists present their prototypes to a panel of leading BNP Paribas executives, independent innovation experts and investors. This year's two challenges address the changing faces of business and wealth management: "As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are seeking ways to connect business owners to resources—and to each other—through new channels," said Jean-Marc Torre, Co-Chair of the San Francisco International Hackathon and Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at Bank of the West. "Tapping the talent and expertise of technology innovators, in collaboration with banking professionals, can help us pioneer future banking solutions and create cutting-edge resources for businesses." "Working alongside innovators and technical experts, we are looking forward to gaining new insights on how we can better serve wealthy individuals with robust financial solutions," added Pierre Ramadier, Co-Chair of the San Francisco International Hackathon and Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head, Wealth Management at Bank of the West. "Our goal is to anticipate what's on the horizon and develop new solutions to help foster deeper client relationships in the future." Following the Ideation Weekend, select teams will move on to a co-working phase where they will have the opportunity to further develop their prototypes. They will receive additional resources, financial support and access to a customized internal network of mentors and experts. During the co-working phase, local BNP Paribas and Bank of the West teams will select the leading solution to be pitched at the Demo Day in Paris in front of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. Teams that advance to Demo Day in December will have the opportunity to continue the implementation of their solutions and to start a new partnership with BNP Paribas and Bank of the West. They will fly to Paris to meet the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas and other financial technology experts. Finalists from the Demo Day will also receive an additional cash prize. "From our first weekend in June to the Demo Day, these teams will have our best experts and resources at their fingertips," said Bakhshi. "We're dedicated to helping those participating across the globe get the most out of their experience at every stage of the Hackathon." The International Hackathon is part of Bank of the West's and BNP Paribas' larger focus on collaborating with Fintech organizations in order to build upon and improve customer experiences. In 2016, Bank of the West and BNP Paribas announced their partnership with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform for Silicon Valley startups, corporations, and investors. The partnership brings Bank of the West and BNP Paribas into the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, allowing them to scout and engage with startups. Additionally, in 2016 the Commercial Banking Group at Bank of the West partnered with L'Atelier BNP Paribas to introduce FinLab, in order to source ideas, design prototypes, and test concepts with Bank of the West commercial clients in an effort to identify and implement the best new developments in key business areas. News and updates regarding the 2017 International Hackathon will be available from Twitter @BankoftheWest  (#internationalhackathon). Interested teams can visit the official website or contact Marie Pernot at marie.pernot@bankofthewest.com. About Bank of the West  Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com. About Bank of the West Wealth Management Group  Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking, philanthropy, and trust and fiduciary services. The group is part of BNP Paribas' global wealth management business of more than 6,600 professionals present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with more than $12.1 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €354.5 billion ($378.7 billion) in assets under management globally as of March 31, 2017. About BNP Paribas  BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. *Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321) and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in AZ, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, HI, Guam and CNMI. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors. **Assets under management refers to assets under administration, management, advisement, and on deposit, including assets with our affiliate BancWest Investment Services ("BancWest") as of March 31, 2017. BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bank-of-the-west-and-bnp-paribas-to-host-third-annual-international-hackathon-in-san-francisco-300461528.html


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


"The region surrounding Cleveland has a rich history in manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, agriculture and transportation, and is home to more than 100 Fortune 1000 companies. With this new Center, Bank of the West is committed to delivering the solutions that companies in this region need to continue to grow and thrive," said Jean-Marc Torre, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Group, Bank of the West. "We help our clients be more agile, efficient and competitive, and the wealth of expertise and knowledge that David brings to the Bank of the West team will help us continue to do so for communities and companies in Cleveland and the surrounding region." The new Center will be led by David Dannemiller, recently hired as Managing Director at Bank of the West. Prior to this role, Dannemiller was a Senior Vice President & Regional Manager at Fifth Third Bank, leading the bank's Midwest Large Corporate banking practice in Cleveland. Dannemiller also spent 20 years at US Bank, most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking in Portland, managing the bank's national corporate banking business for the Northwest U.S. Dannemiller will report to John Thurston, Managing Director, Area Manager at Bank of the West. "This new Center will bring our bankers closer to our clients in the area, providing them with world-class banking execution and global capabilities with a local footprint," added Mark Glasky, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Coverage, Bank of the West. Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group brings a hands-on, customer-centric style of banking with the access to international markets provided by parent company BNP Paribas. To further serve its business customers, Bank of the West provides tips and insights from Bank of the West's The Blog which is located on blog.bankofthewest.com. About Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group  Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group (CBG) meets the rapidly changing needs of growing middle-market businesses and large corporate segments. CBG helps businesses achieve their unique visions by delivering smart and comprehensive solutions that fuel sustainable growth. With specialized sector expertise, CBG anticipates and tackles the challenges businesses face in industries including agriculture, healthcare, commercial real estate, religious institutions, and technology. CBG offers clients the best of both worlds: the personalized relationships and community ties of a local bank backed by the international capabilities of BNP Paribas, one of the world's strongest financial groups. About Bank of the West  Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.8 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com. Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. © 2017 Bank of the West. Doing business in South Dakota as Bank of the West California. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bank-of-the-west-commercial-banking-group-announces-opening-of-commercial-banking-center-in-ohio-region-300469616.html


News Article | June 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The branch is managed by Steve Adatepe, who has been with Bank of the West for 16 years and led the branch at its former location. Adatepe, a Walnut Creek resident, has experience with all aspects of retail and small business banking and reports to Pamela Elkins, Vice President and Area Manager, Bank of the West. Bank of the West has provided customers in Walnut Creek and surrounding areas with banking products and solutions for more than 45 years. Now more than ever, through deep local roots combined with global capabilities and resources through parent company BNP Paribas, Bank of the West is guiding customers through the evolving banking landscape and adapting to meet new client needs across the spectrum—from personal financial management, to wealth management challenges and business banking needs. Bank of the West is committed to assisting customers by providing financial services that help businesses and individuals prosper. The branch will also continue to foster a deeper connection with the surrounding Walnut Creek community through volunteerism, charitable giving and sponsorships. The new Walnut Creek branch will be open from 9:00 AM –5:00 PM Monday through Friday. For more information about Bank of the West, visit BankoftheWest.com and The Blog. About Bank of the West Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.8 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com. Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC and  Equal Housing Lender. © 2017 Bank of the West. Doing business in South Dakota as Bank of the West California. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bank-of-the-west-opens-new-walnut-creek-branch-300478701.html


Gokhale N.S.,Bank of The West
Cornea | Year: 2011

PURPOSE:: To report a case of severe corneal endothelial damage after collagen cross-linking treatment in a 37-year-old man with progressive keratoconus with a corneal thickness of more than 400 μm. METHODS:: After central epithelial debridement, the left cornea was cross-linked for 25 minutes using dextran-riboflavin solution and UV-A light of 370 nm with an irradiance of 3.0 mW/cm. One month after cross-linking treatment, the patient presented with massive corneal edema. He was treated with 1% prednisolone and carboxymethylcellulose 1% eyedrops 4 times a day for 3 months. Specular microscopy with endothelial cell counting was performed after resolution of the corneal edema 6 months after cross-linking. RESULTS:: Despite intense treatment, a ring-shaped corneal scar remained, and uncorrected visual acuity was finger counting. Cell density after resolution was 1776 cells per square millimeter in the affected eye compared with 2978 cells per square millimeter in the untreated fellow eye. CONCLUSIONS:: Corneal thickness is not the only factor for corneal endothelial damage after cross-linking procedure. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Mononuclear complex bis(aspirinato) bis(2-methylimidazole) copper(II), Cu(asp)2 (2-MeIm)2 (1), has been synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. The biomimetic catalytic activities of this complex and our previously characterized complexes, Cu(asp)2 (1,2-MeIm)2 (2), Cu(Hsal)2 (1,2-MeIm)2 (3), and Cu(sal)(2-MeIm)3, (4) [H2sal = salicylic acid and MeIm = methylimidazole], for the oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol to the corresponding o-quinone and the oxidative dealkylation of 2,4,6-tri-tert- butylphenol to 2,6-di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone and 4,6-di-tert-butyl-1,2- benzoquinone as the main products are reported. Complexes 1 and 2 are found to be potent SOD mimics and their SOD activities are compared with those obtained previously for complexes 3 and 4. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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