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News Article | April 17, 2017
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--Nifty hovers around 9150; Indiabulls Real, Hindalco most activeThe 30-share BSE Sensex was up 27.14 points at 29,488.59 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 6.10 points at 9,156.90.Adani Group stocks were on buyers' radar as Adani Ports, Adani Enterprises, Adani Power and Adani Transmission gained 2-4 percent.HDFC, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank continued to support the market whereas ITC, HDFC Bank and Infosys were under pressure.The rupee pared initial losses to rebound smartly by 10 paise to 64.31 against the American currency in late morning trade on fresh bouts of dollar selling by banks and exporters amidst bearish US dollar overseas.The rupee opened almost flat at 64.42 as against last Thursday's closing level of 64.41 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market here today.The domestic currency hovered in a range of 64.44 to 64.2875 during morning deals before quoting at 64.31 per dollar at 1025hrs.Meanwhile, the dollar index was trading down by 0.16 per cent at 100.39 against a basket of six currencies.A truncated week ended the Thursday session with a loss of 52.65 points or 0.57 percent at 9,150.80 on the NSE. The index broke its last three sessions' narrow range of 90 points (9,160 – 9,250) on the downside and closed below 20-DMA for the first time in the last three month.This observation indicates weakness in the short-term and prices may see a further correction towards 8,950 – 9,000 levels. Thus, 9,250 – 9,275 remains strong resistance zone.·         Bank of Baroda: BUY| Target Rs 191| Stop Loss 163| Return 8 percent·         Engineers India: BUY| Target Rs 172| Stop Loss Rs142| Return 9.5 percent·         HDFC: BUY| Target Rs 1575| Stop Loss Rs 1445| Return 6.7 percent·         Bharti Airtel: SELL| Target Rs 297| Stop Loss Rs 355| Return 12.7 percent·         JSW Steel: SELL| Target Rs 175| Stop Loss Rs 205| Return 8 percent


News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: phys.org

Treatment methods can now be adapted better to the individual needs of patients. Scientists at KIT have found a way to execute so-called high-throughput screenings with thousands of samples tested in parallel without any expensive, complex robotic systems that have been necessary so far. Chemist Pavel Levkin of KIT's Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) and his multidisciplinary team have developed a surface on which aqueous solutions self-arrange in thousands of separate droplets. "On a droplet microarray (DMA), biological samples such as tissue from a biopsy can be subjected to substance screening," says team member Simon Widmaier. Every individual droplet is used as a test tube for biological experiments. Pipetting robots and pipette tips used today are no longer required. "An individual laboratory employee can execute thousands of substance screening experiments within a few seconds." The cost reduction potential of this new technology is enormous, according to Widmaier. "A pipetting robot costs several 10,000 euros and has to be operated by an expert." Each pipetting step alone costs five to seven cents for a pipette tip. By means of a highly precise UV exposure method, highly hydrophilic and highly water-repellent areas are produced on the array surface. As a result, the size of the droplets to be investigated can vary between three and 250 nanoliters (one nanoliter corresponds to one billionth of a liter). When using conventional microtiter plates with lines and rows of depressions, at least 40 microliters (one millionth of a liter) of reactants are required. "Estimated roughly, a DMA consumes a thousand times less reactant. As these substances often are very expensive—some are more expensive than gold—this is a big advantage for users," Widmaier says. Moreover, classical pipetting technology does not allow for portioning fluids with finely dispersed solids, e.g. cells, in nanoliter amounts. On the novel biologically compatible polymer, by contrast, experiments are possible using a few living cells. The technology has big advantages when screening stem and primary cells for the effect of substances on human organs. Widmaier expects that screening results will be more reliable and development of medicine will be much cheaper in the future. The researchers also want to make it easier for diagnostic laboratories to perform personalized substance screenings for e.g. cancer treatment. Last, but not least, costs of large pharmaceutical companies will be reduced. "The DMA technology solves the central problem of miniaturization of cell experiments and allows for screenings of medical substances and smallest cell volumes, an example being biopsy tissues of patients. We want to develop, produce, and commercialize droplet microarrays, product platforms, and screening kits, and offer them to research institutes, screening centers, and pharmaceutical companies for cell-based substance screening in the context of personalized medicine," Widmayer says. First prototypes are being tested on the market. Explore further: CRISPR meets single-cell sequencing in new screening method


Washington Impacts Investing When asked to select the top three trends that will impact their approach to investing in 2017, RIAs and fee-based advisors are squarely focused on D.C., rating US Fed Policy first (32%) and regulatory changes second (29%), while Washington politics came in at a close third (28%). In last year's study, RIAs and fee-based advisors cited ongoing volatility first at 34%, while this year volatility declined significantly to just 23%. Meanwhile, individual investors also shared many of the same concerns about lawmakers' impact on their approach to investing, rating Washington politics first (33%), US Fed Policy second (29%), while changes to tax code and domestic economic performance tied for third (24%). Rising Concerns about Gridlock When asked to select the top macro issue that will adversely impact their clients' portfolio, RIAs and fee-based advisors rated global instability first (20%) and rising interest rates second (19%). Ongoing volatility declined significantly from the number one spot at 22% in 2016, to the number three spot at 16% in 2017. Gridlock in Washington spiked to the number four spot at 14% in 2017, from just 6% in 2016. Meanwhile, when asked to select the top macro issue that will adversely impact their portfolio, individual investors said gridlock in Washington was first at 21%, a significant spike from just 9% in 2016. Global instability (21%) tied with gridlock for the number one issue, while taxes held steady year over year as the number two issue (17% in 2017 vs. 16% in 2016). Tax reform is also top of mind for both advisors and investors, with advisors particularly optimistic about the impact on their clients. The vast majority of RIAs and fee-based advisors (85%) indicated that they believe the majority of their clients will benefit from the new administration's proposed tax reform, while two thirds of individual investors (66%) believe that they will benefit. The third annual Advisor Authority study explores the investing and advising issues confronting RIAs, fee-based advisors and investors—and the innovative techniques that they need to succeed in today's volatile market. It features a special focus on the most successful advisors and the most affluent investors. These initial findings are to be followed by a series of reports that will be released from June through year-end. About Advisor Authority: Methodology The third annual Advisory Authority Survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Jefferson National, now operating as Nationwide's advisory solutions business, from March 13 – April 7, 2017 among 779 employed financial advisors, ages 18+ and 817 investors, ages 18+ who are primary or shared financial decision makers with investable assets greater than $100K. Among the 779 financial advisors, there were 521 Registered Investment Advisors and 258 Broker/Dealers. Among the 817 investors, there were 208 Mass Affluent, 204 Emerging High Net Worth, 204 High Net Worth and 201 Ultra High Net Worth. Investors are weighted where necessary by age by gender, race/ethnicity, region, education, income, marital status, household size, investable assets and propensity to be online to bring them in line with their actual proportions in the population. Results of this new research are compared to results from a similar March 2016 study conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Jefferson National among 683 employed Financial Advisors, including 440 Independent Registered Investment Advisors and 243 Broker/Dealers and among 733 Investors. Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys. Because the sample is based on those who were invited to participate in the Harris Poll online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. A complete survey method is available upon request. About Harris Poll Over the last 5 decades, Harris Polls have become media staples. With comprehensive experience and precise technique in public opinion polling, along with a proven track record of uncovering consumers' motivations and behaviors, Harris Poll has gained strong brand recognition around the world. Contact us for more information. About Jefferson National Jefferson National, now Nationwide's advisory solutions business is a recognized innovator of a leading tax-advantaged investing platform for RIAs, fee-based advisors and the clients they serve. Trusted partner to a network of over 4,000 advisors, Jefferson National provides greater efficiency, transparency and choice through an adaptable technology platform, award-winning distribution strategy and cost-effective servicing capabilities. Named the industry "Gold Standard" as of 2012 and winner of more than 50 industry awards, including the DMA 2010 Financial Services Company of the Year. The company serves advisors and clients nationwide, through its subsidiaries Jefferson National Life Insurance Company and Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York. To reach our advisor support desk, please call 1-866-WHY-FLAT (1-866-949-3528). To learn more, please visit www.jeffnat.com. About Nationwide Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side, the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2017 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/washington-politics-rated-one-of-top-three-trends-that-will-impact-advisors-and-investors-approach-to-investing-in-2017-300462183.html


News Article | May 25, 2017
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White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has launched the “Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot,” revealing insights on consumer feedback and guest satisfaction on over 193,000 units and 620 brands in the restaurant industry. View the latest edition: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers here. “We are excited to bring a new perspective on consumer feedback, 100 percent fueled by online, unsolicited guest comments and sentiment,” said Wally Doolin, Chairman and Co-Founder of TDn2K. “In addition, the ability to highlight the correlations between online reputation and workforce and financial performance is incredibly exciting,” Doolin continued. This monthly Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot highlights top performing brands based on sentiment for: “food,” “service” and “intent to return;” top and bottom performing designated market areas (DMAs) are also identified for those attributes as well as for “value,” “beverages” and “ambiance.” In addition, positive sentiment year-over-year trends are identified as well as best and worst performing U.S. regions. Finally, the snapshot connects the dots on performance by unveiling correlations between online guest satisfaction and workforce and operational performance. "The combination of White Box Social Intelligence benchmarks with Black Box Intelligence sales outcomes is a game-changer for restaurants, and we are so excited to share this snapshot of performance with the industry," said Kathleen Buehler, Executive Director for White Box Social Intelligence. Brands of note in the April edition of the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot include: Carvel, Fleming’s, Freebirds World Burrito, Legal Sea Foods, Papa Murphy’s, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Raising Cane’s, Seasons 52, SweetFrog, Wawa and Wienerschnitzel. Click here to view the most recent Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers. Methodology Used for the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot The algorithm determining ranking brands is based on sentiment determined by White Box Social Intelligence. To be included in this monthly snapshot ranking, brands must have a total of at least 250 mentions for the month. Restaurant brands must have a minimum number of units to be eligible as well (quick service: 150, fast casual: 20, family dining: 45, casual dining: 20, upscale casual: 10, fine dining: 10). For DMA rankings, only the largest 25 are considered. About White Box Social Intelligence White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, is the first online customer feedback tool made exclusively for restaurants. Track your brand’s online sentiment utilizing key attributes such as food, service, value, intent to return etc. White Box Social Intelligence is tracking over 620 brands to benchmark customer satisfaction and is the only online tool that integrates with operational performance data to validate the impact on financial performance. About TDn2K TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


News Article | May 26, 2017
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Christo (Chris) Byron Pappas was CEO and founder of Byron Chemical Company, Inc. when he suddenly died in 2003 at age 79. An evening candlelight vigil will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on the Eastside in the park across from 60 Sutton Place South corner of 55th Street. Pappas’s penthouse overlooked this park in which he frequently visited with friends. Nektarios S. Antoniou, DMA, of the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses National Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York will be presiding with an acknowledgement of Chris’ life. “It is important to me that Chris’ legacy is not forgotten because he was so kind to so many people,” shares Stephanie Parker, friend and one of 39 listed beneficiaries named in Pappas’ will. “We both shared an interest in celebrity photography and he loved the fact that I would invite him to high profile events, charities balls and galas, sharing the room with entertainers and royalty. He would watch me work as a celebrity and society paparazzi and enjoyed seeing my results published in the magazines I contributed to during the 90’s. Being that I was a ‘model and muse’, he collected photographs taken of me by two late iconic photographers, Helmut Newton and Gordon Parks. Chris especially relished images taken of me by Helmut Newton which can be found on Socialite Life. Chris adored two images of me included in Gordon Parks’ book, A Star for Noon : An Homage to Women in Images, Poetry and Music.” Carol Cinnamond, Chris’ friend of 40 years, doted on the times they frequented El Morocco Club back in its heydays. This legendary night club was popular with stars and high society. Cinnamond recalls, “King Chris would enjoy holding court in the VIP section of the ritzy club. Chris, a confirmed bachelor, was a real swinger who loved life to the fullest. He enjoyed the company of friends, fashion models and many high-profile celebrities.” Susan Iatropoulos Petty, former Palm Beach boutique owner shares, “Chris would drive up in a stretch limousine in Palm Beach to visit my shop. He would rush in with amusement as people would always mistake him for Liberace.” She adds, “He had a memorable eccentric style and always had a mischievous twinkle in his eye knowing he was the center of attention. He would apply his love of science by creating a concoction of Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Diet Coke!” Nicholas C. Cola, former realtor and first cousin to Pappas, recalls, “Chris and I were close growing up together and he stayed with my family after he got out of the service. I remember I loaned him a dollar to go to the city to look for work. He was smart, generous and fun. Talk about ‘rags to riches!’” In closing, Stephanie Parker continues, “Chris was a dear friend with a generous heart and a strong love of life. He left wonderful memories and always gave unselfishly to others. It is with respect that I travel from Texas to Manhattan to visit and reconnect with old friends to honor Chris.” Friends of Pappas encourage everyone to join them in celebrating his life as they give tribute to the memories of a New York business-man with a charitable kindness. Visit Facebook/RememberChris2003. Additional Resources: Interview available with close friends and beneficiaries of Christo Pappas Facebook: RememberChris2003 https://www.facebook.com/RememberChris2003 Helmut Newton Images in Socialite Life Online (extracted from article by Anthony Haden-Guest for Radar Online) http://www.socialitelife.com/naughty_helmut-06-2005 Gordon Park’s book, A Star for Noon : An Homage to Women in Images, Poetry and Music. ” https://abebooks.com/Star-Noon-Homage-Women-Images-Poetry/12822791934/bd Talent in Motion Magazine: http://www.prweb.com/release/2007/10/prweb556913.htm


News Article | June 12, 2017
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Today MetaX and DMA (Data & Marketing Association) announced their collaboration to introduce adChain, the first blockchain-based solution for the digital advertising industry. Built by MetaX, adChain is an open protocol on the public Ethereum blockchain that enhances digital advertising's disjointed supply chain. This solution instills transparency, efficiency and trust to an industry in need of a fresh approach. adChain creates a secure environment for digital advertising to occur, ensuring ad spend reaches quality inventory on qualified publisher sites. Contrasted with the current opaque supply chain in which ad spend can be wasted on fake views, and publishers can lose revenue to spoofed domains, adChain clears the fog for all members throughout the supply chain. adChain improves digital advertising by providing an open and transparent, secure and auditable, and efficient and balanced ecosystem. Additionally, adChain uniquely leverages the Ethereum blockchain to tap the developer community with market-driven, economic incentives to identify and drive out ad fraud. The value of adChain transcends the supply chain, benefitting all entities from advertiser to publisher: While the Data & Marketing Association is the first industry organization to deliver adChain to its members, DMA’s intention is to engage with other industry organizations on this initiative. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, DMA is comprised of leading innovators across the data and marketing ecosystem, including brand marketers, agencies, service providers and media companies. “As a leading advocate for the digital advertising community, DMA is uniquely positioned as the only marketing trade association that represents the entire ecosystem – from demand side to supply side,” said Ken Brook, co-founder and CEO of MetaX. He continued, “this aligns with the utility value that adChain brings, thus we can all work together with the adChain solution.” “DMA leads initiatives that positively impact the data and marketing industry,” said Tom Benton, DMA’s CEO. “Given the current state of digital advertising, we have a responsibility to deliver to our members the tools and knowledge to succeed. We are excited to work with DMA member MetaX to introduce adChain to the market and provide the digital advertising industry with a brighter future.” Beyond digital advertising companies, developers are encouraged to learn more about MetaX and the adChain protocol. For developers interested in working with MetaX building decentralized applications (DApps) for adChain, contact: build(at)metax(dot)io. A white paper on adChain is available at https://adtoken.com/white-paper/. About MetaX MetaX is unlocking the power of blockchain for digital advertising. The company is based in Los Angeles and allows the digital advertising supply chain to coordinate in a scalable, trustworthy and secure way. To sign up for company updates, please visit: https://www.metax.io/. About DMA Founded in 1917 and driving the data and marketing agenda for a full century, the Data & Marketing Association (“DMA”) champions deeper consumer engagement and business value through the innovative and responsible use of data-driven marketing. DMA’s brand-leading membership is made up of over 1,400 organizations that are today’s innovative tech and data firms, marketers, agencies, service providers and media companies. By representing the entire marketing ecosystem—demand side and supply side—and engaging more than 100,000 industry professionals annually, DMA is uniquely positioned to convene and guide the industry to bring win/win solutions to the market, and ensure that innovative and disruptive marketing technology and techniques can be quickly applied for ROI. DMA advances the data-driven marketing industry and serves its members through four principal pillars of leadership: advocating for marketers’ ability to responsibly gather and refine detailed data to identify and fulfill customer needs and interests; innovating to bring solutions forward to the data & marketing ecosystem’s most vexing challenges; educating today’s members of the data & marketing ecosystem to grow and lead marketing organizations in the ever-increasing omnichannel world; and connecting industry participants to stay current, learn best practices and gain access to emerging solutions through &THEN – the largest global event for data-driven marketing – and DMA’s portfolio of other live events. To learn more about DMA, please visit: http://www.thedma.org.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced it is certified for SAP's ERP Central Component (ECC) solution for North America. The certified integration allows SAP customers to deploy a reliable, complete tax automation solution within their existing ERP system. As a result of this partnership, SAP ECC customers now have access to AvaTax™, Avalara's cloud-based solution, which automatically calculates applicable sales and use taxes, fees, and surcharges for every billing line item, in real-time. The automated solution eliminates the tedious work and complexity of managing the changing tax landscape. "Our established relationship with SAP has allowed its customers access to Avalara's tax engine across a variety of products, and we are proud to expand support into its core ERP offering," said Marshal Kushniruk, executive vice president of global business development for Avalara. "Implementing the Avalara AvaTax solution for SAP ECC was a major win for us, both for the business and IT groups. Being in the building materials and construction industry, we are often delivering goods to locations that do not yet have a valid physical address. The complexity of determining sales tax was enormous prior to integrating AvaTax," said Mike Bowen, Director of Business Process and Architecture for CalPortland Company. "Moving from an on-premise tax system to a cloud-based solution greatly reduced the burden on IT to maintain servers, install system updates and test tax rate changes." The ECC certification further expands Avalara's integrations within the SAP ecosystem, and complements Avalara's existing integration partnerships with Hybris, SAP's leading ecommerce platform, SAP Business One, and with Implico, a leading SAP implementation partner in the oil and gas industry. Avalara is sponsoring SAP Sapphire 2017, which takes place May 16-18 in Orlando. Four joint customers of Avalara and SAP will be hosting a panel discussion in Avalara's booth to discuss how automating tax compliance has changed their businesses. Hosted at the Avalara booth, #1343, the talk with Radisys, CalPortland, TomTom and AntonPaar will be held at the following times: The SAP ECC integration for Avalara was developed by DuCharme, McMillen & Associates (DMA), a corporate tax consultancy specializing in six key areas including tax technology, property tax, sales/use & commodity tax, state income & franchise tax, crown royalties, and unclaimed property tax. For more than a decade, Avalara has pioneered innovations in tax compliance for businesses of all sizes. Today, Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. About Avalara Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara's Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world. Avalara offers more than 550 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns and other compliance documents. A privately held company, Avalara's venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle and it has offices across the U.S. and in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com About DuCharme, McMillen & Associates (DMA) DMA focuses on assisting Canadian and United States clients with their corporate tax challenges. During the last 10 years, DMA has built a very robust Tax Technology practice focused on corporate tax technology and, specifically, transaction taxation. For more information, please visit www.DMAinc.com. SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Treatment methods can be adapted better to the individual needs of patients. The scientists of KIT have found a way to execute so-called high-throughput screenings with thousands of samples being tested in parallel without any expensive and complex robot systems that have been necessary so far. Chemist Pavel Levkin of KIT's Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) and his multidisciplinary team have developed a surface on which aqueous solutions self-arrange in thousands of separate droplets. "On a droplet microarray (DMA), biological samples, such as tissue from a biopsy, can be subjected to substance screening," Levkin's team member Simon Widmaier, ITG, says. Every individual droplet is used as a type of test tube for biological experiments. Pipetting robots and pipette tips that have been indispensable so far are no longer required. "An individual laboratory employee can execute thousands of substance screening experiments within a few seconds." The cost reduction potential of this new technology is enormous according to Widmaier. "A pipetting robot costs several 10,000 Euros and has to be operated by an expert." Each pipetting step alone costs five to seven cents for a pipette tip. By means of a highly precise UV exposure method, highly water-attracting and highly water-repellent areas are produced on the array surface. As a result, the size of the droplets to be investigated can be varied between three and 250 nanoliters (one nanoliter corresponds to one billionth of a liter). When using conventional microtiter plates with lines and rows of depressions, 40 microliters (one microliter corresponds to one millionth of a liter) of reactants at least are required. "Estimated roughly, a DMA consumes a thousand times less reactants. As these substances often are very expensive - some are more expensive than gold - this is a big advantage for users," Widmaier says. Moreover, classical pipetting technology does not allow for portioning fluids with finely dispersed solids, e.g. cells, in nanoliter amounts. On the novel biologically compatible polymer, by contrast, experiments can also be performed with a few living cells. The technology has big advantages when screening stem and primary cells for the effect of substances on human organs. Widmaier expects that screening results will be more reliable and development of medicine will be much cheaper in the future. To commercialize their findings, the researchers plan to establish the company Aquarray. In this way, they want to enable biological research laboratories with small funds to perform high-throughput screenings. They also want to make it easier for diagnostic laboratories to perform personalized substance screenings for e.g. cancer treatment. Last, but not least, costs of large pharmaceutical companies will be reduced. "The DMA technology solves the central problem of miniaturization of cell experiments and allows for screenings of medical substances and smallest cell volumes, an example being biopsy tissues of patients. We want to develop, produce, and commercialize droplet microarrays, product platforms, and screening kits and offer them to research institutes, screening centers, and pharmaceutical companies for cell-based substance screening in the context of personalized medicine," Widmayer says. First prototypes are being tested on the market. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) pools its three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation in a mission. With about 9,300 employees and 25,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.


About Jefferson National Financial Corp. Jefferson National is a recognized innovator of a leading tax-advantaged investing platform for RIAs, fee-based advisors and the clients they serve. Trusted partner to a network of nearly 4,000 advisors, Jefferson National provides greater efficiency, transparency and choice through an adaptable technology platform, award-winning distribution strategy and cost-effective servicing capabilities.  Named the industry "Gold Standard" and winner of more than 50 industry awards, including the DMA 2010 Financial Services Company of the Year. The company serves advisors and clients nationwide, through its subsidiaries Jefferson National Life Insurance Company and Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York. For more information, please visit www.jeffnat.com. About Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC provides strategic advisory services and M&A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial and private equity clients create and act upon opportunities for liquidity, growth and long-term advantage. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to a global network of investment bankers, we help clients confidently pursue strategic transactions in both domestic and global markets. DCF, together with the Corporate Finance Advisory practices within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms, include in excess of 1,900 professionals, who work collaboratively across 150 international locations. With our significant experience providing investment banking services across key industries, we are able to offer our clients solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives. For more information, visit www.investmentbanking.deloitte.com. Prior engagement performance is no guarantee of future performance and may not be representative of the experience of other clients. This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of a security. Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, an SEC registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and affiliate of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. Investment banking products and services within the United States are offered exclusively through Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. For more information, visit www.investmentbanking.deloitte.com.  Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of our legal structure. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/deloitte-corporate-finance-llc-advises-nationwide-mutual-insurance-company-in-its-purchase-of-jefferson-national-300455225.html


Patent
DMA Inc | Date: 2014-07-14

Information for a project, including financials and scheduling is stored as the single dataset, with budgeting information automatically integrated to the cash flow information, and with scheduling information automatically integrated to the cash flow information, and vice versa, through the single dataset from a single database to associate scheduled project phases. The single database, allows users to view the cash flow via multiple user interfaces extracted from the same core data, and therefore updates in one user interface can reflect across all user interfaces comprising budget, schedule and cash flow.

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