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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials (TSX-V:NNO) (Frankfurt:LBMB) (OTC:NNOMF), today announced that the construction of its pilot plant is now complete, commissioning of equipment began in April and demonstration of its patented technology is underway. Mr. Blondal also confirmed that Nano One has begun receiving contribution payments for its pilot project from the Automotive Supplier’s Innovation Program (ASIP) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). To view an enhanced version of this image, please visit: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/3606/26643_a1494221871928_96.jpg. Mr. Robin Sweeny, Nano One’s pilot plant project manager, said “All of the pilot components are now installed, interconnected, and instrumented. Circuits have been energized and the water batching process and testing of motors is now underway. The pilot will showcase Nano One’s patented technology, simulate full scale production of cathode materials for the electric vehicle market, and initiate commercial scale-up opportunities with strategic interests. Nano One’s process also enables a wider range of lithium raw material sources which is drawing attention from the battery supply chain.”   The total ASIP contribution will be up to $1.9 million and complements that from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) up to $2.1M. These contributions support the design, construction and operation of the pilot plant, are non-dilutive and non-repayable, and will be disbursed over the duration of the project. Nano One’s patented process uses equipment common to industry and is designed with flexibility to demonstrate a variety of processing concepts and chemistries. This flexibility enables Nano One to adapt to market needs and produce a range of cathode materials, including lithium nickel-rich manganese cobalt oxide, high voltage spinel and lithium iron phosphate. The innovations lie in a simple water based process that enables a wider range of raw material inputs, eliminates manufacturing steps and provides high purity high performance materials. Nano One has been granted three patents covering process, materials and batteries and is actively developing other novel technologies to bolster its portfolio of intellectual property. Nano One has designed and constructed the pilot in collaboration with NORAM Engineering and its subsidiary BC Research. “Completing the pilot plant construction is a critical step towards commercial success and we would like to thank our team, collaborators and supporters,” added Mr. Blondal. “This continues to derisk our technology which we believe will lead to increased shareholder value. We are on budget, well positioned and looking forward to demonstrating our technology to stakeholders in the lithium ion battery market.” For information with respect to Nano One or the contents of this news release, please contact John Lando (President) at (604) 669-2701 or visit the website at www.nanoone.ca. Nano One Materials Corp. (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One is building a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production. The pilot plant is being funded with the assistance and support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Nano One also receives financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (“ASIP”) was created as part of the Canadian Federal Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. The program will help research and development projects to become commercially viable by supporting product development and technology demonstration on a cost-shared basis with participating firms. For more information, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/auto-auto.nsf/eng/h_am02377.html NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. and their subsidiary, BC Research Inc., supply proprietary engineering and equipment packages to the chemical, pulp and paper, minerals processing and electrochemical sectors. They are recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of nitration, sulfuric acid and electrochemistry. In addition to carrying out large assignments for major multi-national clients, NORAM and BC Research work with early-stage technology companies. They provide engineering design and fabrication support, sharing their experience in technology commercialization, and growing with companies as a strategic partner. Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the actual receipt of the grant monies, the execution of the Company’s plans which are contingent on the receipt of such monies and the commercialization of the Company’s technology and patents. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing', or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the completion of final documentation with SDTC and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that is incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials (TSX-V:NNO) (Frankfurt:LBMB) (OTC:NNOMF), today announced that the construction of its pilot plant is now complete, commissioning of equipment began in April and demonstration of its patented technology is underway. Mr. Blondal also confirmed that Nano One has begun receiving contribution payments for its pilot project from the Automotive Supplier’s Innovation Program (ASIP) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). To view an enhanced version of this image, please visit: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/3606/26643_a1494221871928_96.jpg. Mr. Robin Sweeny, Nano One’s pilot plant project manager, said “All of the pilot components are now installed, interconnected, and instrumented. Circuits have been energized and the water batching process and testing of motors is now underway. The pilot will showcase Nano One’s patented technology, simulate full scale production of cathode materials for the electric vehicle market, and initiate commercial scale-up opportunities with strategic interests. Nano One’s process also enables a wider range of lithium raw material sources which is drawing attention from the battery supply chain.”   The total ASIP contribution will be up to $1.9 million and complements that from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) up to $2.1M. These contributions support the design, construction and operation of the pilot plant, are non-dilutive and non-repayable, and will be disbursed over the duration of the project. Nano One’s patented process uses equipment common to industry and is designed with flexibility to demonstrate a variety of processing concepts and chemistries. This flexibility enables Nano One to adapt to market needs and produce a range of cathode materials, including lithium nickel-rich manganese cobalt oxide, high voltage spinel and lithium iron phosphate. The innovations lie in a simple water based process that enables a wider range of raw material inputs, eliminates manufacturing steps and provides high purity high performance materials. Nano One has been granted three patents covering process, materials and batteries and is actively developing other novel technologies to bolster its portfolio of intellectual property. Nano One has designed and constructed the pilot in collaboration with NORAM Engineering and its subsidiary BC Research. “Completing the pilot plant construction is a critical step towards commercial success and we would like to thank our team, collaborators and supporters,” added Mr. Blondal. “This continues to derisk our technology which we believe will lead to increased shareholder value. We are on budget, well positioned and looking forward to demonstrating our technology to stakeholders in the lithium ion battery market.” For information with respect to Nano One or the contents of this news release, please contact John Lando (President) at (604) 669-2701 or visit the website at www.nanoone.ca. Nano One Materials Corp. (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One is building a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production. The pilot plant is being funded with the assistance and support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Nano One also receives financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (“ASIP”) was created as part of the Canadian Federal Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. The program will help research and development projects to become commercially viable by supporting product development and technology demonstration on a cost-shared basis with participating firms. For more information, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/auto-auto.nsf/eng/h_am02377.html NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. and their subsidiary, BC Research Inc., supply proprietary engineering and equipment packages to the chemical, pulp and paper, minerals processing and electrochemical sectors. They are recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of nitration, sulfuric acid and electrochemistry. In addition to carrying out large assignments for major multi-national clients, NORAM and BC Research work with early-stage technology companies. They provide engineering design and fabrication support, sharing their experience in technology commercialization, and growing with companies as a strategic partner. Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the actual receipt of the grant monies, the execution of the Company’s plans which are contingent on the receipt of such monies and the commercialization of the Company’s technology and patents. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing', or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the completion of final documentation with SDTC and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that is incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials (TSX-V:NNO) (Frankfurt:LBMB) (OTC:NNOMF), today announced that the construction of its pilot plant is now complete, commissioning of equipment began in April and demonstration of its patented technology is underway. Mr. Blondal also confirmed that Nano One has begun receiving contribution payments for its pilot project from the Automotive Supplier’s Innovation Program (ASIP) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). To view an enhanced version of this image, please visit: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/3606/26643_a1494221871928_96.jpg. Mr. Robin Sweeny, Nano One’s pilot plant project manager, said “All of the pilot components are now installed, interconnected, and instrumented. Circuits have been energized and the water batching process and testing of motors is now underway. The pilot will showcase Nano One’s patented technology, simulate full scale production of cathode materials for the electric vehicle market, and initiate commercial scale-up opportunities with strategic interests. Nano One’s process also enables a wider range of lithium raw material sources which is drawing attention from the battery supply chain.”   The total ASIP contribution will be up to $1.9 million and complements that from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) up to $2.1M. These contributions support the design, construction and operation of the pilot plant, are non-dilutive and non-repayable, and will be disbursed over the duration of the project. Nano One’s patented process uses equipment common to industry and is designed with flexibility to demonstrate a variety of processing concepts and chemistries. This flexibility enables Nano One to adapt to market needs and produce a range of cathode materials, including lithium nickel-rich manganese cobalt oxide, high voltage spinel and lithium iron phosphate. The innovations lie in a simple water based process that enables a wider range of raw material inputs, eliminates manufacturing steps and provides high purity high performance materials. Nano One has been granted three patents covering process, materials and batteries and is actively developing other novel technologies to bolster its portfolio of intellectual property. Nano One has designed and constructed the pilot in collaboration with NORAM Engineering and its subsidiary BC Research. “Completing the pilot plant construction is a critical step towards commercial success and we would like to thank our team, collaborators and supporters,” added Mr. Blondal. “This continues to derisk our technology which we believe will lead to increased shareholder value. We are on budget, well positioned and looking forward to demonstrating our technology to stakeholders in the lithium ion battery market.” For information with respect to Nano One or the contents of this news release, please contact John Lando (President) at (604) 669-2701 or visit the website at www.nanoone.ca. Nano One Materials Corp. (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One is building a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production. The pilot plant is being funded with the assistance and support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Nano One also receives financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (“ASIP”) was created as part of the Canadian Federal Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. The program will help research and development projects to become commercially viable by supporting product development and technology demonstration on a cost-shared basis with participating firms. For more information, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/auto-auto.nsf/eng/h_am02377.html NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. and their subsidiary, BC Research Inc., supply proprietary engineering and equipment packages to the chemical, pulp and paper, minerals processing and electrochemical sectors. They are recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of nitration, sulfuric acid and electrochemistry. In addition to carrying out large assignments for major multi-national clients, NORAM and BC Research work with early-stage technology companies. They provide engineering design and fabrication support, sharing their experience in technology commercialization, and growing with companies as a strategic partner. Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the actual receipt of the grant monies, the execution of the Company’s plans which are contingent on the receipt of such monies and the commercialization of the Company’s technology and patents. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing', or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the completion of final documentation with SDTC and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that is incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials (TSX-V:NNO) (Frankfurt:LBMB) (OTC:NNOMF), today announced that the construction of its pilot plant is now complete, commissioning of equipment began in April and demonstration of its patented technology is underway. Mr. Blondal also confirmed that Nano One has begun receiving contribution payments for its pilot project from the Automotive Supplier’s Innovation Program (ASIP) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). To view an enhanced version of this image, please visit: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/3606/26643_a1494221871928_96.jpg. Mr. Robin Sweeny, Nano One’s pilot plant project manager, said “All of the pilot components are now installed, interconnected, and instrumented. Circuits have been energized and the water batching process and testing of motors is now underway. The pilot will showcase Nano One’s patented technology, simulate full scale production of cathode materials for the electric vehicle market, and initiate commercial scale-up opportunities with strategic interests. Nano One’s process also enables a wider range of lithium raw material sources which is drawing attention from the battery supply chain.”   The total ASIP contribution will be up to $1.9 million and complements that from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) up to $2.1M. These contributions support the design, construction and operation of the pilot plant, are non-dilutive and non-repayable, and will be disbursed over the duration of the project. Nano One’s patented process uses equipment common to industry and is designed with flexibility to demonstrate a variety of processing concepts and chemistries. This flexibility enables Nano One to adapt to market needs and produce a range of cathode materials, including lithium nickel-rich manganese cobalt oxide, high voltage spinel and lithium iron phosphate. The innovations lie in a simple water based process that enables a wider range of raw material inputs, eliminates manufacturing steps and provides high purity high performance materials. Nano One has been granted three patents covering process, materials and batteries and is actively developing other novel technologies to bolster its portfolio of intellectual property. Nano One has designed and constructed the pilot in collaboration with NORAM Engineering and its subsidiary BC Research. “Completing the pilot plant construction is a critical step towards commercial success and we would like to thank our team, collaborators and supporters,” added Mr. Blondal. “This continues to derisk our technology which we believe will lead to increased shareholder value. We are on budget, well positioned and looking forward to demonstrating our technology to stakeholders in the lithium ion battery market.” For information with respect to Nano One or the contents of this news release, please contact John Lando (President) at (604) 669-2701 or visit the website at www.nanoone.ca. Nano One Materials Corp. (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One is building a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production. The pilot plant is being funded with the assistance and support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Nano One also receives financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (“ASIP”) was created as part of the Canadian Federal Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. The program will help research and development projects to become commercially viable by supporting product development and technology demonstration on a cost-shared basis with participating firms. For more information, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/auto-auto.nsf/eng/h_am02377.html NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. and their subsidiary, BC Research Inc., supply proprietary engineering and equipment packages to the chemical, pulp and paper, minerals processing and electrochemical sectors. They are recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of nitration, sulfuric acid and electrochemistry. In addition to carrying out large assignments for major multi-national clients, NORAM and BC Research work with early-stage technology companies. They provide engineering design and fabrication support, sharing their experience in technology commercialization, and growing with companies as a strategic partner. Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the actual receipt of the grant monies, the execution of the Company’s plans which are contingent on the receipt of such monies and the commercialization of the Company’s technology and patents. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing', or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the completion of final documentation with SDTC and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that is incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE


Bird S.,BC Research Inc. | Hogan D.,British Columbia Ministry of forests | Schwab J.,British Columbia Ministry of forests
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms | Year: 2010

The recent advent of digital photogrammetry has enabled the modeling and monitoring of river beds at relatively high spatial resolution (0·01 to 1 m) through the extraction of digital elevation models (DEMs). The traditional approach to image capture has been to mount a metric camera to an aircraft, although non-metric cameras have been mounted to a variety of novel aerial platforms to acquire river-based imagery (e.g. helicopters, radio-controlled motorized vehicles, tethered blimps and bal- loons). However, most of these techniques are designed to acquire imagery at flying heights above the riparian tree canopy. In relatively narrow channels (e.g. <20 m bankfull width), streamside trees can obscure the channel and limit continuous photogram- metric data acquisition of both the channel bed and banks, while still providing useful information regarding the riparian canopy and even spot elevations of the channel. This paper presents a technique for the capture and analysis of close-range photogram- metric data acquired from a vertically mounted non-metric camera suspended 10 m above the channel bed by a unipod. The camera is positioned under the riparian forest canopy so that the channel bed can be imaged without obstruction. The system is portable and permits relatively rapid image acquisition over rough terrain and in dense forest. The platform was used to generate DEMs with a nominal ground resolution of 0·03 m. DEMs generated from this platform required post-possessing to either adjust or eliminate erroneous cells introduced by the extraction process, overhanging branches, and by the effects of refraction at the air-water interface for submerged portions of the channel bed. The vertical precision in the post-processed surface generally ranged from ± 0·01 to 0·1 m depending on the quality of triangulation and the characteristics of the surface being imaged. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Donatucci C.F.,Duke University | Brock G.B.,University of Western Ontario | Goldfischer E.R.,Hudson Valley Urology Center | Pommerville P.J.,BC Research Inc. | And 3 more authors.
BJU International | Year: 2011

OBJECTIVE • To evaluate the 1-year safety of 5 mg of tadalafil once daily in men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH-LUTS); efficacy measures were included to evaluate the maintenance of efficacy after an additional year of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS • In total, 427 men who completed a 12-week, placebo-controlled, dose- finding study assessing once-daily tadalafil (2.5, 5, 10 or 20 mg) or placebo elected to continue into the open-label extension period. Safety and efficacy parameters were assessed after 1 month and every 3 months. RESULTS • In total, 299 patients (69.9%) completed the 1-year, open-label extension period. Treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were reported by 57.6% of patients, with most TEAEs being mild (44%) or moderate (45%) in severity; the most common TEAEs (≥ 2%) were dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, back pain, headache, sinusitis, hypertension and cough. Twenty-two patients (5.2%) discontinued as a result of AEs. During the open-label extension period, mean prostate-specific antigen increased from 1.6 ± 1.3 ng/mL to 1.8 ± 1.4 ng/mL. Mean post-void residual volume was 61.1 ± 60.4 mL at study entry and 42.2 ± 64.1 mL after the open-label extension period. Changes in the total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), IPSS irritative and obstructive subscores, IPSS health-related quality of life and BPH Impact Index were maintained after 1 year. In sexually-active patients with erectile dysfunction, improvements in the International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function domain were maintained after 1 year. CONCLUSION • In men with BPH-LUTS, 5 mg of tadalafil once daily during 1 year of treatment was well tolerated and efficacy changes were maintained. © 2011 BJU International.


Sussman D.,Rutgers University | Patel V.,Allergan, Inc. | Del Popolo G.,University of Florence | Lam W.,Allergan, Inc. | And 2 more authors.
Neurourology and Urodynamics | Year: 2013

Aims: OnabotulinumtoxinA significantly reduces urinary incontinence (UI) and improves bladder management in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). We evaluated the impact of onabotulinumtoxinA on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with UI due to NDO in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Methods Patients with UI due to NDO (from multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury) were randomized to intradetrusor placebo (n = 92) or onabotulinumtoxinA 200 U (n = 92) or 300 U (n = 91). PROs included Incontinence Quality of Life (I-QOL) Questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), the 16-item modified Overactive Bladder-Patient Satisfaction with Treatment Questionnaire (OAB-PSTQ) to assess treatment satisfaction, and Patient Global Assessment to assess treatment goal achievement. Results: Mean improvement in I-QOL total score at weeks 6 and 12 was significantly greater with both onabotulinumtoxinA 200 U and 300 U versus placebo (Δ12.3 for 200 U and Δ14.9 for 300 U vs. placebo; P < 0.001), and was clinically meaningful. For those patients who completed the OAB-PSTQ, improvement in satisfaction at weeks 6 and 12 was significantly greater for onabotulinumtoxinA versus placebo (P < 0.001, all comparisons). At 6 weeks, greater proportions of onabotulinumtoxinA-treated patients than placebo reported being somewhat or very satisfied (200 U, 77.5% and 300 U, 67.8% vs. placebo, 39.5%), and significant progress toward or complete achievement of primary treatment goal (200 U, 62.9% and 300 U, 61.6% vs. placebo, 16.5%). Conclusions: NDO patients treated with onabotulinumtoxinA 200 or 300 U had significantly greater improvement in HRQoL and greater treatment satisfaction compared with placebo-treated patients, with no clinically relevant differences between onabotulinumtoxinA doses. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


Our institution is in development of a low frequency, non-invasive Diastolic Timed Vibrator (DTV) for use in emergency treatment of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). It is preferable to avoid vibration emissions during the IsoVolumetric Contraction Period (IVCP) and at least the majority of mechanical systole thereafter, as systolic vibration may cause a negative inotropic effect in the ischemic heart. Furthermore diastolic vibration should preferably include the IsoVolumetric Relaxation Period (IVRP) which has been shown in clinical studies to improve cardiac performance and enhance coronary flow. Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring can be used to enable diastolic tracking, however, the timing of the phases of the cardiac cycle in relation to the ECG waveform must first be verified. The objective of this study was therefore to determine timing of onset of mechanical systole and diastole in reference to the QRS-T Complex. One hundred and twenty-three adult echocardiographic studies were assessed for the point of mitral and aortic valve closure in relation to the QRS complex and T wave in a representative population. We found that onset of mechanical systole occurred on and usually shortly after the peak of a first dominant QRS complex deflection, and onset of diastole occurred at the earliest on and most commonly beyond the peak or midpoint of the T wave. A DTV should ideally be able to stop vibrating on or before the peak of the first dominant deflection of a QRS complex, and begin vibrating near the peak of the T wave. Given early detection of ventricular depolarization can occur 10-20 ms prior to R wave peak, it is proposed that a DTV should preferably be able to stop vibrating within 10 ms of a triggered stop command. Onset of vibration during peak of T wave could be approximated by a rate adapted Q-T interval regression equation, and then fine tuned by manual adjustment during therapy. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.


Pommerville P.J.,BC Research Inc. | De Boer J.G.,De Boer Consulting
Canadian Journal of Urology | Year: 2010

Analogues of the gonadotropin releasing hormone(GnRH) inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. This has provided treatment modalities for advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. The latest group of analogues, the GnRH antagonists, make promising treatments available that avoid the transient surge in testosterone that occurs with the use of GnRH agonists. Such surges may stimulate tumor growth, causing patients to experience new or worsening cancer symptoms and potential serious adverse effects, including increased bone pain, urinary retention, and spinal cord compression and consequently delay the therapeutic benefits of agonist therapy. Degarelix, an antagonist, recently approved in the United States and Europe, achieves faster, more profound and sustained testosterone suppression and with fewer adverse effects when compared with agonists and other antagonists. This review discusses and compares the compounds degarelix, abarelix, and cetrorelix. © The Canadian Journal of Urology™.


Jakob F.,California State University, Sacramento | Dukarm J.J.,BC Research Inc.
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery | Year: 2015

Conventional practice for transformer dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is to use concentrations of several fault gases, with or without total dissolved combustible gas, for evaluating apparent fault severity. We suggest a simpler approach based on the normalized energy intensity (NEI), a quantity related directly to fault energy dissipated within the transformer. DGA fault severity scoring based on NEI is shown to be sensitive to all IEC fault types and to be more responsive to shifts in the relative concentrations of the fault gases than scoring based on fault gas concentrations. Instead of eight or more gas concentration limits, NEI scoring requires only two or three limits that can be empirically derived to suit local requirements for any population of mineral-oil-filled power transformers. © 2015 IEEE.

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