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News Article | May 2, 2017
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-- Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world's premier bio-economy consulting group, is proud to announce the establishment of its Litigation Support/Expert Witness Division.  With this addition, the company is now divided into eight divisions – Investor Services, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Biomass Power, Emerging Technologies, Biochemical, Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion, and the new Litigation Support Division – with each division overseen by one of the company's three EVPs."With 100+ of the top bioeconomy experts in the world, we have continued to receiving quite a few inquiries for experts to provide litigation assistance in the bioenergy and biochemical industries" says Wayne Lee, CEO of Lee Enterprises Consulting.  "As the inquiries continue, it only made sense to create a separate division to assist those clients".  Lee notes that in each phase of the litigation process – from the initial evaluation of the case, to assistance in determining strategy as to specific areas of expertise, to testimony in depositions and trials – the group's experts can provide the support and technical expertise lawyers need to properly prosecute or defend these types of cases.DeAnna Huffman, Director of Operations serves as the Litigation Support Administrator.  "Our experts work closely with clients to help identify the key issues critical to their case, develop litigation strategies, determine the information needed to support discovery, and select the expert best qualified to provide the analysis, credibility and expert testimony vital to winning the case." says Huffman.  She notes that each of the company's professionals was selected based on their in-depth knowledge, experience, education, training, and skills, and each is active in consulting in their field of expertise, with litigation assistance/expert testimony being only a small part of the services they offer.  Most of the experts participating in the Litigation Support/Expert Witness Division services have testified many times in both federal and state courts."Using our services minimizes risks to clients and attorneys" says Huffman.  "Before we put the expert in contact with the attorney, we make certain that we fully understand the case requirements, vet any possible conflict of interests, and know the exact nature of the expertise that is sought".Interested parties should contact DeAnna Huffman, Lee Enterprises Consulting's Litigation Support Administrator, to schedule a confidential, no-cost call to determine whether the group's experts can be of assistance.Lee Enterprises Consulting Inc. Litigation Support Administrator:DeAnna Huffman, Director of Operations, Deanna.huffman@lee-enterprises.com, (501) 833-8511.:  Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world's premier bio-economy consulting group, offering services in biodiesel, biofuels, biomass power, renewable chemicals, renewable jet fuels, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, gasification, waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, wastewater treatment, steam reformation, biochar, carbonization and biogas. In addition to its team of over 100 consultants, the group maintains strategic alliances with the leading alternative and renewable fuels companies worldwide, and maintains ongoing relationships with the top alternative fuels law firms, accounting groups, engineers, and fabrication facilities. The group's consultants and strategic partners represent the top talent in the bioeconomy and can handle almost every aspect of a project.  Lee Enterprises Consulting, 9821 Brockington Road, Suite 4, Sherwood, AR 72120. (501) 833-8511. www.lee-enterprises.com

News Article | February 15, 2017
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Davis, California, USA: The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest geothermal conference of the year taking place October 1-4, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Themed “Geothermal Energy - Power to do More” the 41st GRC Annual Meeting will reflect the world-wide availability of a clean, dependable renewable energy that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing both flexible and baseload power production. The GRC Annual Meeting is the industry’s largest annual gathering of leading geothermal energy scientists, producers, renewable energy industry stakeholders, regulators, utilities, and key associated business leaders. The four-day event will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities. Registration also includes entry to the GEA GeoExpo+. Over 1,260 attendees came to the 2016 GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+ from around the world, highlighting the GRC’s role in connecting the global community. With increasing interest in geothermal as a reliable source of renewable energy providing both flexible and baseload power production around the world, the GRC is looking ahead to an even stronger international attendance in 2017. The GRC 2017 Annual Meeting planning committee will consider papers for its Technical and Poster Sessions covering a range of topics, both domestic and international: Business Development / Finance/ Market Analysis; Drilling; Direct Use / Heat Pumps; Emerging Technologies; Exploration / Resource Assessment; Field Operations / Production Technologies; Geology; Geochemistry; Geothermal Education and Community Engagement; Geothermal Energy and Mineral Extraction; Geothermal Energy Associated with Oil and Gas Operations; Geothermal Play Fairways; Geothermal Project Case Studies; Geophysics; Power Operations / Flexible Generation / Maintenance; Regulatory / Environmental Compliance / Policy Issues; Reservoir Engineering/ Reservoir Management/ Modeling / Enhanced Geothermal Systems; Sedimentary Basins; Utility and Transmission Issues; Country Updates (example: Kenya / Philippines); Regional Updates (example: Basin & Range / Cascades / Rocky Mountains). Successful selection to present at the GRC Annual Meeting is prestigious and recognizes the presenter as a top industry expert. International participation is key to the success of the technical programs, and geothermal researchers and experts from around the world are encouraged to submit their work for consideration to be presented at the GRC Annual Meeting. Anyone who wants to present at the GRC Annual Meeting must submit a paper. Authors may submit a poster and/or oral technical presentation. The paper submission deadline is April 28, 2017. Additional information about paper requirements and submission forms can be obtained by contacting the GRC at (530) 758-2360 or at http://www.geothermal.org. For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Estela Smith; GRC at (530) 758-2360 or grc(at)geothermal(dot)org. For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, visit http://www.geothermal.org/meet-new.html or call (530) 758-2360. For information about the GEA GeoExpo+ visit http://geothermalexpo.org or call (202) 454-5261. With the experience and dedication of its diverse; international membership bolstering a more than 45-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations advancing geothermal development through education; research, and outreach. For more information, please visit http://www.geothermal.org. Get your daily geothermal news at Global Geothermal News [geothermalresourcescouncil.blogspot.com]. Become a fan on Facebook [ facebook.com/GeothermalResourcesCouncil]. Follow GRC on Twitter [@GRC2001 and #GRCAM2017]. Check out GRC’s YouTube Channel [ youtube.com/GeothermalCouncil]. See geothermal photos on GRC’s Flicker page. [ flickr.com/photos/geothermalresourcescouncil]

Dublin, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Industrial IoT and 5G: Emerging Technologies, Solutions, Market Outlook and Forecasts" report to their offering. Unlike LTE /4G, the fifth generation (5G) of wireless will represent a purpose-built technology, designed and engineered to facilitate connected devices as well as automation systems. In many ways, 5G will be a facilitator and an accelerator of the next industrial revolution, often referred to as Industry 4.0. There is a need to look beyond smart factories, intelligent products and services towards enterprise as a whole and the unique benefits of high capacity urban wireless applications. One of the important issues to consider with 5G planning for IIoT is that success will largely be dependent on allocation of required spectrum since it will dictate the performance of the system.- There will also be a need for specific SLA allocations for 5G in IIoT such as factory cell automation requirements for guaranteed as well as ultra-reliable service. This research evaluates the technologies, solutions, and market outlook for 5G in the IIoT segment. The report includes forecasting through 2025 for many key areas. Target Audience: - Robotics companies - Wireless service providers - 5G infrastructure suppliers - Internet of Things companies - Wireless device manufacturers - Enterprise and industrial verticals Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 1.1 Why Industrial IoT and 5G? 1.2 Industrial IoT Platforms 1.3 Relationship between Industrial IoT and 5G 1.4 Industrial IoT: A View into the Period 2016 to 2020 1.5 5G as Key Enabler for IIoT Initiatives 1.6 5G Responsiveness to IIoT 1.7 Potential Contribution of Proprietary Platform 1.8 5G and Industrial Automation 1.9 5G to Enable Wireless IIoT Automation 1.10 5G for Industrial Internet Components 1.11 Role of Industrial Internet in IIoT Automation 1.12 Role of Mobile Edge Computing in IIoT and 5G 1.13 Role of Smart Grid in IIoT and 5G 1.14 Role of LPWAN Technology to IIoT 1.15 5G to Create News Business Model for IIoT 1.16 IIoT Security 1.17 IIoT and 5G: Where is the Money? 1.18 Virtual Reality, IIoT, and 5G 1.19 IIoT 5G Stakeholder Analysis 1.19.1 Equipment Manufacturer 1.19.2 Connectivity Solution Providers 1.19.3 Proprietary Platform and IIoT Application Providers 1.19.4 Data Analytics Providers 1.19.5 Professional Service Providers 1.19.6 Enterprise 1.19.7 End Users 2 IIoT 5G Application Scenarios 2.1 Maritime Use Case 2.1.1 Optimizing Route 2.1.2 Tracking Assets 2.1.3 Monitoring Equipment Remotely and Saving Costs 2.2 Oil and Gas Sector 2.3 Manufacturing Use Case 2.4 Mobile Cloud Robotics 2.5 Precision Agriculture 2.5.1 OnFarm Solution 2.5.2 AT&T, Telefonica, and Verizon to Precision Agriculture 2.6 City Waste Management 2.6.1 Urbiotica Case 2.6.2 Enevo 2.7 Food Waste Management 2.7.1 Maersk Line Remote Container Management 2.8 Smart Buildings 2.8.1 Honeywell Intelligent System to Olympics Stadium 2.9 Road Congestion Management 2.10 Efficient Energy Management 2.11 Enterprise Asset Management 2.12 Healthcare Applications 2.13 Shipping Automation 2.14 Autonomous Driving 2.15 Water Management 2.16 Aviation Management 3 IIoT 5G Market Forecasts 3.1 Global Forecasts 2020 - 2025 3.1.1 IIoT 5G Automation Market Value Market by Segment Hardware & Equipment Market by Types of Device Market by Industry Verticals Market by Technology Application 3.1.2 Wireless IIoT 5G Device Deployments Deployment by Device Type Deployment by Industry Vertical 3.2 Regional Forecasts 2020 - 2025 3.2.1 Market Value by Region 3.2.2 Market Value by Leading Countries 3.2.3 Deployment by Region 3.2.4 Deployment by Leading Countries 3.2.5 Europe Market Forecasts Market Value by Segment, Devices, Industry Vertical, & Technology Application Deployment Base by Devices & Industry Vertical 3.2.6 North America Market Forecasts Market Value by Segment, Devices, Industry Vertical & Technology Application Deployment Base by Devices & Industry Vertical 3.2.7 APAC Market Forecasts Market Value by Segment, Devices, Industry Vertical & Technology Application Deployment Base by Devices & Industry Vertical 4 Industrial IoT 5G Platforms, Solutions, and Initiatives 4.1 Time Sensitive Networking 4.2 General Electric 4.2.1 GE Predix 4.2.2 GE Predictivity 4.2.3 GE Partnership Microsoft and GE AT&T and GE Cisco and GE Energy Intel and GE NTT DoCoMo and GE HP and GE BP and GE Oil & Gas Paradigm and GE Oil & Gas 4.3 Qualcomm 4.3.1 LTE IoT Connectivity Platform creating Path for 5G 4.3.2 LTE Modem Solutions 4.4 Aware360 4.4.1 Real Time Monitoring Solution 4.4.2 Aware360 with Gemalto for IIoT Connectivity & Analytics 4.5 KAA 4.6 XILINX 4.6.1 Xilinx to Collaborate IIC for Common IIoT Framework 4.7 AT&T 4.7.1 AT&T M2M Solution AT&T alliance with GE 4.7.2 AT&T M2X Solution 4.7.3 AT&T vEPC Network and Domain 2.0 4.7.4 AT&T 5G Trial and IIoT 4.8 Bosch 4.8.1 Bosch IoT Suit 4.8.2 Bosch IoT Cloud 4.8.3 Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH (BCDS) 4.9 Cisco System 4.9.1 Cisco IoT System 4.9.2 Cisco Industrial Networking Solutions for IoT 4.9.3 Cisco Embedded Networking Solution 4.9.4 Cisco Security Solution 4.9.5 Application Enablement Platform 4.9.6 Cisco IoT Analytics 4.9.7 Cisco Fog Computing 4.9.8 Cisco's Acquisition of Jasper 4.10 Echelon Corporation 4.10.1 Echelon IzoT Platform IzoT Enabled FT 6050 Chip 4.10.2 Industrial Control Networking Technologies 4.10.3 Xicato Demonstrate Intelligent Platform with Echelon 4.11 Object Management Group 4.11.1 OMG Data Distribution Service 4.11.2 Dependability Assurance Framework for Safety-Sensitive Consumer Devices 4.11.3 Threat Modeling 4.11.4 Structured Assurance Case Metamodel 4.11.5 Unified Component Model for Distributed, Real-Time and Embedded Systems 4.11.6 Automated Quality Characteristic Measures 4.11.7 Interaction Flow Modeling Language 4.11.8 OMG to Manage the Industrial Internet Consortium 4.11.9 Automated Source Code Based Security Measure 4.11.10 Oil and Gas Risk Management 4.12 Real Time Innovation 4.12.1 RTI Connext DDS 4.12.2 RTI IoT FastTrax Program 4.12.3 RTI to Support IIC Connected Care Testbed 4.12.4 RTI Alliance with National Instruments 4.13 Google 4.13.1 Brillo and Weave 4.13.2 Google Cloud Platform 4.13.3 Google Glass in Telemedicine with CrowdOptic 4.14 Omron Corporation 4.15 BlackBerry 4.15.1 BlackBerry IoT Platform QNX Software 4.16 Rockwell Automation 4.17 Honeywell International 4.17.1 Honeywell Process Solution 4.17.2 Honeywell Uniformance IIoT Suite 4.18 Fujitsu America 4.18.1 GR AWARE Platform 4.18.2 iMotion Edgeware Platform 4.18.3 GYUHO SaaS 4.18.4 UBIQUITOUSWARE Device 4.18.5 CRATUS and Fujitsu 4.18.6 Fujitsu Connected Enterprise Solution with SAP 5 Conclusions and Recommendations 5.1 Success Factors for IIoT in 5G 5.1.1 Complex Ecosystem Management 5.1.2 Accuracy in Analysis and Quantification 5.1.3 Spectrum Management 5.1.4 Building Data Trust Companies Mentioned - AT&T - Aware360 - BlackBerry - Bosch - Cisco System - Echelon Corporation - Fujitsu America - General Electric - Google - Honeywell International - KAA - Object Management Group - Omron Corporation - Qualcomm - Real Time Innovation - Rockwell Automation - XILINX For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t589m8/industrial_iot

News Article | February 21, 2017
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQM Indexes LLC, (“EQM Indexes”), a San Diego-based provider of index benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), announced today the addition of Ted Vickey to its EQM Wearables Index Committee. EQM Indexes has assembled a team of financial and industry professionals with years of experience to serve on its Index Committee. The role of the Index Committee is to ensure the index is being managed according to its stated rules and guidelines, review the index’s methodology and use their combined industry expertise to determine which stocks qualify to be considered as index candidates. “We are thrilled to have Ted on board as a member of our Index Committee,” said Jane Edmondson, co-founder of EQM Indexes. “Ted brings 25 years of experience in exercise science and business, with a special expertise in fitness technology. His knowledge of the wearables industry will be invaluable to the committee and the EQM Wearables Index.” The EQM Wearables Index is licensed to the WEAR ETF which trades on the BATS exchange under the ticker symbol “WEAR”. Vickey is the Founder & President of FitWell, LLC, a fitness and wellness disruptive health technology company serving clients around the globe. In addition, he is the Senior Advisor Emerging Technologies at the American Council on Exercise, Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies at Canyon Ranch Institute, and a Professor of Kinesiology at Point Loma University. Referred to as “One of the most connected men in fitness,” Vickey served as Executive Director of the White House Athletic Center under three Presidential administrations. Vickey holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from Penn State and a Master’s of Business in International Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Limerick. Vickey is also finishing a PhD in Engineering with specific focus on Disruptive Health Technologies from the National University of Ireland at Galway. EQM Indexes, LLC is a woman-owned firm dedicated to creating and supporting indexes that track growth industries and emerging investment themes. Co-founded by Jane Edmondson, a former Institutional Portfolio Manager with more than 24 years of investment industry experience, EQM Indexes’ index designs spans a wide range of asset classes and financial instruments. EQM Indexes does not provide investment advice, nor offer the sale of securities, but does partner with issuers and works jointly with other index firms to provide benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), and other similar products.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Sealants and Sealant Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets" report to their offering. The report has been prepared in a simple format that can be easily understood with a number of tables and charts/figures. The scope of the report includes a detailed study of the global and regional markets for various types of sealants, with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions. The report also studies the different types of equipment used for applying sealants and the global and regional market for these. Report Includes: - An overview of the global sealants and sealant applications market. - Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021. - Information on product life styles and technology life styles (TLC) of various types of sealants and methods employed by manufacturers and users in maintaining an ecological balance. - Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities. - A breakdown of not only global but regional markets for sealants, with the purpose of locating newer markets and expanding the present market position for various types of sealants. - Profiles of major players in the industry. The following categories of sealants are covered in this report: - Silicone sealants. - Polyurethane (PUR) sealants. - Acrylic sealants. - Silyl-modified polymer sealants. - Butyl sealants. - Polysulfide sealants. - Other sealants. For this report, sealant equipment has been generally classified as follows: - Unloading equipment. - Dispensing equipment. - Application equipment. - Auxiliary equipment. Key Topics Covered: 1: Introduction - Study Goals And Objectives - Reasons For Doing The Study - Intended Audience - Scope Of Report - Information Sources And Methodology 2: Summary - Major Markets For Sealants 3: Overview - Definition Of The Industry - Industry Concepts - Importance Of The Industry - Life Cycle Assessment Of Sealants - Technology Life Cycle - Early History Of Sealants/Adhesives - Recent History Of Sealants/Adhesives - Development Of The Sealants Industry - Government Regulations - Environmental Protection - Sealants In Industrial Use - Sealants In Home Use - Industrial And Consumer Safety 4: Market For Sealants By Technology - Overview - Global Market For Sealants Based On Technology - Global Market For Sealants Based On Product Category - Regional Markets For Sealants 5: Global Market For Sealant Applications - Overview Of Sealant Applications - Global Market For Sealants In Various Applications 6: Sealant Application Equipment - Market For Sealant Application Equipment 7: Technology - Overview - Sealant Technologies - Classification Of Sealants - Composition Of Sealants - Rheology Of Sealant Formulations - Raw Materials For Sealants - Emerging Technologies In Sealants - Nanoengineered Sealants - Significance Of Patents - Standards 8: Industry Structure And Competitive Analysis - Overview - Structure Of Sealant Industry - Present And Future Market For Sealants - Innovations In The Sealants Market - Requirements Of The Adhesives And Sealants Industry - Driving Forces In The Sealants Market - Analysis Of Competition Within The Sealants Industry - Mergers And Acquisitions - International Aspects - Research And Development - New Products Resulting From R&D 9: Profiles Of Major Manufacturers Of Sealants And Sealant Application Equipment - 3M Co. - Acoustical Surfaces - ADCO Products Inc. - Albion Engineering Co. - American Biltrite Inc. - APV Engineered Coatings - Aremco Products Inc. - Ashby Cross Co. Inc. - Ashland Inc. - Avery Dennison Corp. - Bdtronic Gmbh - Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd. - Bison International B.V. - Bostik S.A. - Chemence Ltd. - Cryolife - DAP Products Inc. - Designetics Inc. - DOW Corning Corp. - Dymax Corp. - Elmer's Products Inc. - Emseal Joint Systems Ltd. - Ems-Chemie Holding Ag - Everkem Diversified Products - Exel Industries - Fishman Corp. - Forbo International. S.A. - Foshan Maydos Chemical Co. Ltd. - Franklin International Inc. - Glenmar Technology - Glue Dots International - Graco Inc. - H.B. Fuller Co. - Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa - Hernon Manufacturing Inc. - Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. - Hodgson Sealants (Holdings) Ltd. - Huntsman Corp. - Hutchinson S.A. - IGS Industries - Illinois Tool Works Inc. - ITW Performance Polymers & Fluids China - Konishi Co. Ltd. - Lifebond Ltd. - Life Industries Corp. - Lincoln Industrial Corp. - Lord Corp. - Mapei SPA - Master Bond Inc. - Momentive Performance Materials Inc. - Mccoy Soudal Sealants Adhesive & Foams Pvt. Ltd. - National Starch & Chemical Co. - Ninghai Dingcheng Adhesive Co. Ltd. - Nordson Asymtek K.K. - Nordson Corp. - Nordson EFD Llc - Pidilite Industries Ltd. - Quilosa Industrias Químicas Löwenberg S.L. - Rohm And Haas Co. - Royal Adhesives & Sealants - RPM International Inc. - SCA Schucker GMBH & Co. KG - Scheugenpflug AG - Scigrip Americas - Sealant Equipment & Engineering Inc. - Shurtape Technologies Llc - SIKA AG - Super Glue Corp. - Techadhesion Systems Ltd. - TESA SE - Thermal Innovations Corp. - Threebond Holdings Co. Ltd. - Total S.A. - Universal Sealants (U.K.) Ltd. - Vagnone & Boeri S.R.L - Valco Melton For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/22pnx7/sealants_and Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716

Dublin, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market and Forecast 2016-2021" report to their offering. The report provides comprehensive analysis of the drivers and issues related to the technical and business aspects of OSS/BSS, deployments and operations issues, and quantitative analysis with forecasts for anticipated growth through 2021 including the following emerging areas: - IoT Platforms - IoT OSS and Billing - IoT Data Management Communication Service Providers (CSP) are adopting next generation OSS/BSS systems for many reasons including integration with new IP-based frameworks, emerging networks, applications, business models, and data. Faced with unprecedented change, CSPs must deal with new business frameworks associated with the Cloud, Unstructured (Big) data, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and data. CSPs must consider optimization of OSS/BSS with respect to these emerging areas as well as supporting infrastructure and tools including Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0), Life Cycle Orchestration (LSO), and the emerging MEF defined "Third Network". Additional areas covered in this report include distributed Cloud systems (e.g. Fog Computing), IoT networks (including LPWAN), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Big Data and Analytics. Building upon coverage beginning in 2007, the report Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market and Forecast 2016 - 2021 provides the most comprehensive coverage of NGN OSS/BSS including opportunities within Big Data and IoT. The report includes specific recommendations for OSS/BSS vendors, CSPs, Enterprise, and IoT companies. All purchases of this report includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report. Questions answered in the report include: - What changes will take place in OSS/BSS vendor landscape? - What is driving business growth in the NGN OSS/BSS market? - How will NGN affect current OSS/BSS architecture and modules? - How will emerging technologies impact the legacy OSS/BSS systems? - How will NGN OSS/BSS systems need to support the Internet of Things (IoT)? - What kind of transformation will take place in legacy OSS/BSS to next generation? - What will be the implications of NGN on operating and managing telecom business? - What are the impacts on managed and cloud services from social media, BI and analytics? Key Findings: - IoT represents one of the fast growing segments for NGN OSS/BSS - Revenue associated with NGN OSS/BSS support of IoT will reach $13.3B by 2021 - Open APIs in IoT will create opportunities for managing IoT data, billing, and administration - North America edges Asia Pac region in terms of revenue with $24.1B and $20.3B respectively by 2021 - The currently large number of vendors will become much smaller as IoT and other disruptive areas cause consolidation - New technologies and business models such as MEC and real-time analytics will cause the need for solution integration Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 1.1 Research Objectives 1.2 Scope of the Report 1.3 Research Methodology 1.4 Definitions in the Report 1.5 Acronyms 1.6 Companies in Report 1.7 Target Audience 2 Executive Summary 3 Next Generation Networks 3.1 What Defines a Next Generation Network? 3.2 NGN vs. Existing Networks 3.2.1 Packet Network 3.2.2 Transport Technologies 3.2.3 Independent Technologies 3.2.4 Unfettered Access 3.2.5 Mobility 3.3 NGN Market Drivers 3.3.1 Telecom Operator and Vendor Interests 3.3.2 Improvement in Access Technologies 3.3.3 Reduced Vendor Dependency 3.3.4 Return on Investment 3.4 Challenges for NGN 3.4.1 Large Scale Capital Expenditure 3.4.2 Operational Challenges 3.4.3 Integration of Private Networks and Applications with Public Networks 3.4.4 Quality of Service (QoS) 3.4.5 National Security and Competitive Policies 3.5 Carrier Business Models, NGN Challenges, and Role of CSPs 4 Legacy vs. Next Generation OSS & BSS 4.1 OSS/BSS Ecosystem and Component in Telecom Service Domain 4.2 What is Next Generation OSS/BSS? 4.3 Difference between Legacy OSS/BSS and Next Generation OSS/BSS 4.4 Stakeholders and NGN Roles 4.5 Managed Service Model for OSS/BSS 4.6 Legacy and Next Generation OSS Architecture 4.7 Legacy OSS Architecture 4.7.1 Telecommunication Management Network (TMN) TMN 4-layer model applicable within OSS 4.7.2 Network Management using FCAPS Model 4.7.3 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) 4.7.4 Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) 4.8 Frameworx 4.8.1 Framework to Integrate Customization Demands 4.8.2 Key NGOSS Terminology 4.8.3 Technology Neutral Architecture (TNA) 4.9 Core Framework in TM Forum Frameworx 4.9.1 The Application Framework (TAM) 4.9.2 Business Process Framework (Formerly eTOM) 4.9.3 Information Framework (SID) 4.9.4 NGOSS Compliance Tests 4.9.5 The NGOSS Lifecycle 4.9.6 APIs and Interfaces 4.9.7 OSS/J 4.9.8 Middleware 4.9.9 Service delivery platform (SDP) 4.10 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) 4.10.1 Service Oriented Application Protocol (SOAP) 4.10.2 Web Services (WS) 4.10.3 Extensible Markup Language (XML) 4.10.4 Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) 4.10.5 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) 4.10.6 Model Driven Architecture (MDA) 4.10.7 Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 5 Emerging Technologies and NG OSS/BSS 5.1 Big Data Analytics 5.2 Internet of Things (IOT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) 5.3 NFV and SDN 5.4 Self Organizing Networks (SON) 5.5 Virtual Convergence 5.6 SMAC Technology 5.7 Networked Society 5.8 Open Source and Telecom APIs 5.9 Carrier Ethernet and CE 2.0 5.10 Life Cycle Orchestration (LSO) 5.11 Haptic Internet 5.12 SmartRAN 5.13 Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) 5.14 Highly Adaptive Energy Efficient Computing (HAEC) 5.15 Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) 5.16 Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) 6 NGN OSS & BSS Market Forecasts 6.1 Global Consolidated OSS & BSS Software Market Revenue 2016 - 2021 6.1.1 Market by Software Segment 6.1.2 Market by Legacy vs. Next Generation Solution 6.1.3 Market by Solution Platform 6.1.4 Market by Solution Modality 6.1.5 Global Carrier Billing Loss and Market Impact 6.2 Global OSS Market 2016 - 2021 6.2.1 OSS Legacy Solution vs. Next Generation Solution 6.2.2 OSS Solution Platform 6.2.3 OSS Solution Modality 6.2.4 OSS Revenue by Region 6.2.5 OSS Module NPE OSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region FM OSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region PM OSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region PSA OSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region IM OSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region 6.3 Global BSS Market 2016 - 2021 6.3.1 BSS Legacy Solution vs. Next Generation Solution 6.3.2 BSS Solution Platform 6.3.3 BSS Solution Modality 6.3.4 BSS Revenue by Region 6.3.5 BSS Solution Type 6.3.6 BSS Module BC&C BSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region Revenue by Solution Type MD BSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region Revenue by Solution Type RA BSS Module Revenue Forecast Solution Modality Revenue by Region Revenue by Solution Type 6.4 Regional OSS & BSS Market 2016 - 2021 6.4.1 OSS & BSS Market by Region 6.4.2 North America Market Forecast Market by Software Segment Market by Legacy vs. Next Generation Solution Market by Solution Platform Market by Solution Modality Market by OSS Module Market by BSS Module 6.4.3 APAC Market Forecast Market by Software Segment Market by Legacy vs. Next Generation Solution Market by Solution Platform Market by Solution Modality Market by OSS Module Market by BSS Module 6.4.4 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Market Forecast Market by Software Segment Market by Legacy vs. Next Generation Solution Market by Solution Platform Market by Solution Modality Market by OSS Module Market by BSS Module 6.4.5 CALA (Caribbean & Latin America) Market Forecast Market by Software Segment Market by Legacy vs. Next Generation Solution Market by Solution Platform Market by Solution Modality Market by OSS Module Market by BSS Module 7 OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape 7.1 Legacy OSS-BSS Solutions: A Multiple Vendor Market 7.2 NGOSS Market: Plug N Play 7.3 M&A: A strategic Decision to gain Leadership in NGOSS Market 7.4 Next Generation OSS/BSS Solutions and Offerings 7.4.1 OSS/BSS Managed Services 7.5 OSS/BSS COTS Products 7.5.1 Pure OSS/BSS Vendors 7.5.2 Composite Vendors 7.5.3 Core Strength BSS Vendor 7.5.4 Core Strength OSS Vendor 7.6 Transforming Legacy OSS to Next Generation OSS/BSS 8 Vendor Analysis 8.1 AsiaInfo 8.2 UBIqube 8.3 Digital Route AB 8.4 Tail-f Systems 8.5 Ace-Comm (Telesciences) 8.6 Advanced VoIP 8.7 AdvOSS 8.8 ASC Technologies 8.9 Astellia 8.10 Avotus 8.11 Openet 8.12 Operax 8.13 Sicap 8.14 Sigma Systems 8.15 Skyline Communications 8.16 Advantage360 8.17 Enghouse Networks 8.18 H2O by Overgroup 8.19 OSSera 8.20 Peter Service 8.21 SevOne 8.22 LogiSense 8.23 Mobinets 8.24 Netadmin Systems 8.25 NMSWorks Software 8.26 Sandvine 8.27 Bill Perfect, Inc 8.28 VAS-X 8.29 Amdocs 8.30 CBOSS 8.31 Cerillion Technologies 8.32 Comarch 8.33 Comptel Corporation 8.34 Xura 8.35 Convergys 8.36 cVidya 8.37 Dorado Software 8.38 Elitecore Technologies 8.39 Ericsson 8.40 Evolving Systems 8.41 Formula Telecom Solutions 8.42 Hewlett-Packard (HP) 8.43 SAP 8.44 Huawei Technologies 8.45 IBM 8.46 InfoVista 8.47 CSG International 8.48 LogNet Systems 8.49 Metratech 8.50 MindCTI 8.51 MycomOSI 8.52 NetCracker Technology 8.53 Neural Technologies 8.54 OpenCloud 8.55 Oracle 8.56 Redknee 8.57 Subex 8.58 SynchronOSS 8.59 TEOCO 8.60 UshaComm 8.61 NetBoss Technologies 8.62 VPIsystems 8.63 Juniper Networks 8.64 WebNMS 8.65 Xalted 8.66 XINTEC 8.67 ZTE Corporation 8.68 Nokia Networks 8.69 Ascom Network Testing 8.70 ZIRA 8.71 EXFO 8.72 Spirent 8.73 Accedian 8.74 RAD 8.75 INOC 8.76 Level 3 Communications 8.77 MEF 8.78 Overture Networks 8.79 Telco Systems 8.80 GENBAND 8.81 Centina Systems 8.82 TIA 8.83 Veryx Technologies 8.84 Accenture 8.85 Aricent 9 Conclusions and Recommendations 9.1 Recommendations for OSS/BSS Vendors 9.2 Recommendations for CSPs 9.3 Recommendations for Enterprise 9.4 Recommendations for IoT Companies Appendix A: Interview with EXFO Appendix B: Interview with Spirent Appendix C: Interview with RAD Appendix D: Interview with Telecom Industry Association (TIA) For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dcfpqn/next_generation

Dublin, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "5G and Virtual Reality: Emerging Technologies, Solutions, Market Outlook and Forecasts" report to their offering. This research evaluates both the pre-5G VR base market as well as the what we refer to as the 5G Accelerated Uptake market in post-5G era. The report provides forecasting for VR by segments, applications, and regions including revenue forecasts for the period of 2021 - 2026. The report also forecasts VR shipment units and active users for the same period. Virtual Reality (VR) technology and applications will undergo a substantial transformation during the pre-5G era, leading to mass adoption of full featured, mobile supported, and fully immersive VR technologies in post-5G era starting 2020 (along with the commercial deployment of 5G). 5G is expected to reduce network latency significantly, which will enable many previously tethered-only applications and services such as streaming 4K video, real-time remote control, haptic or tactile communications, and more. Coupled with the deployment of gigabit Ethernet fiber, 5G will transform the VR market, leading to a fully immersive experience with haptic capabilities becoming imbedded in many applications. Key Findings: - The base market for VR will reach 978M users by 2026 - The accelerated update due to 5G will lead to $72B revenue by 2026 - The combination of gigabit Ethernet and 5G to catapult VR penetration - Semiconductor components will lead the H/W market with 40% market share - Consumer VR apps to maintain a substantial lead over enterprise and industrial Report Benefits: - Forecasts for base VR and post-5G VR market - Understand how 5G will impact VR apps and services - Identify opportunities for VR across industry verticals - Recognize the impact of untethered VR apps and services - Identify leading technologies and Apps benefitting from 5G VR - Identify leading VR component, solution, app, and service providers Target Audience: - Broadband suppliers - Virtual reality companies - Electronics manufacturers - Network service providers - Regulatory and policy groups - Artificial intelligence providers - Application and content providers Key Topics Covered: 1 Executive Summary 2 Introduction and 5G Contribution to VR 2.1 VR Acceleration Curve: Experiment to Experience 2.2 5G Promises to VR Application 2.2.1 Wireless Network Requirement Parameters for VR 2.2.2 Capacitive Sensing and Touch Sensor Technology 2.3 Proliferation of Full Feature Device and Mixed Reality 2.4 Emergence of Eyewear VR Devices 2.5 VR to be Immersive Social Communication Platform 2.6 360 video VR experience will Play Pivotal Role 2.7 Real Time VR will Kick-off the Market 2.8 5G to Allow Full HD Streaming and 4K Video for VR 2.9 5G to Take Haptic Experience Mainstream in VR Application 2.10 5G to allow Network Operators to Play Pivotal Role into VR Ecosystem 2.11 5G to Support Drone and Telerobotic into VR Ecosystem 2.12 Chip Manufacturer to Play Important Role 2.13 Increasing role of VR Service Players 2.14 Wider adoption of VR Application in Diverse Sectors including Government & Public Sector 2.15 Virtual Privacy and Criminality will be New Battle Ground 3 VR Ecosystem in Post-5G Era 4 VR Market Outlook in Post-5G Era 4.1 Global VR Base Market 4.1.1 Combined Market Revenue 2021 - 2026 4.1.2 Combined Unit Shipment 2021 - 2026 4.1.3 Combined Active User 2021 - 2026 4.2 5G Accelerated VR Uptake Market 4.2.1 Market by Segments 2021 - 2026 Hardware Market Full Feature Device including Haptic & Eyewear Devices Hardware Components including Haptic Sensors & Semiconductor Components Software & Application Market Professional Service Market 4.2.2 VR Shipment Units 2021 - 2026 4.2.3 VR Active Users 2021 - 2026 4.2.4 Market by Region 2021 - 2026 North America Market APAC Market Europe Market 5 Potential VR Application in Post-5G Era 5.1 Consumer Application Market 2021 - 2026 5.1.1 Gaming Pokemon Go Market Learning 5.1.2 Live Events 5.1.3 Video Entertainment 5.2 Enterprise Application Market 2021 - 2026 5.2.1 Retail Sector 5.2.2 Real Estate 5.2.3 Healthcare 5.2.4 Education 5.3 Industrial Application Market 2021 - 2026 5.3.1 Military 5.3.2 Engineering 5.3.3 Civil Aviation 5.3.4 Medical Industry 5.3.5 Agriculture 5.3.6 Government & Public Sector 6 Company Initiatives and VR Solution Analysis 6.1 Facebook 6.1.1 Social VR with Oculus Rift 6.1.2 Oculus Touch 6.1.3 Telecom Infra Project 6.2 Huawei Technologies 6.2.1 VR Headset 6.2.2 5G Vision and VR Focus 6.3 Qualcomm Inc. 6.4 ZTE Corporation 6.4.1 MEC Solution, Pre5G Capabilities and VR 6.5 Samsung Electronics 6.5.1 Gear VR, Milk VR and Project Beyond 6.6 Google 6.6.1 Google DayDream Platform 6.6.2 Expeditions 6.7 SK Telecom 6.8 LG Corporation 6.9 Nokia StarGazing VR Application 6.10 VREAL 6.11 Microsoft Corporation 6.11.1 HoloLens 6.12 Vuzix Corporation 6.12.1 Wearable Display Products 6.13 Cyber Glove Systems 6.13.1 Data Gloves Solution 6.13.2 Haptic Workstation 6.13.3 VR Software 6.14 Leap Motion, Inc. 6.14.1 Gesture Controller 6.14.2 Orion Software 6.15 Sensics, Inc. 6.15.1 VR Component and Product 6.15.2 OSVR Platform 6.16 Sixense Entertainment, Inc. 6.16.1 Sixense STEM 6.16.2 Sixense MakeVR 6.17 OSVR Platform 6.18 Intel Corporation 6.18.1 Project Alloy 6.19 Alcatel 6.19.1 VISION 6.19.2 360 Camera 6.20 Nvidia Corporation 6.20.1 VRWorks 6.21 BARCO 6.22 NGRAIN 6.23 StreamVR Platform 6.24 Analog Devices Inc. 6.25 Atmel Corporation 6.26 Cypress Semiconductor Corp 6.27 NXP 6.27.1 Acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor 6.28 Integrated Device Technology Inc 6.29 Maxim Integrated 6.30 NKK Switches 6.31 Rohm Semiconductor 6.32 Semtech Corporation 6.33 Texas Instruments 7 Conclusions and Market Recommendations 7.1 Recommendations for VR Market Players 7.2 Recommendations for Investment Community Companies Mentioned - 1 Project Alloy - 1 Sixense STEM - 1 VISION - 2 360 Camera - 2 Sixense MakeVR - Alcatel - Analog Devices Inc. - Atmel Corporation - BARCO - Cyber Glove Systems - Cypress Semiconductor Corp - Facebook - Google - Huawei Technologies - Integrated Device Technology Inc - Intel Corporation - LG Corporation - Leap Motion, Inc. - Maxim Integrated - Microsoft Corporation - NGRAIN - NKK Switches - NXP - Nokia StarGazing VR Application - Nvidia Corporation - OSVR Platform - Qualcomm Inc. - Rohm Semiconductor - SK Telecom - Samsung Electronics - Semtech Corporation - Sensics, Inc. - Sixense Entertainment, Inc. - StreamVR Platform - Texas Instruments - VREAL - Vuzix Corporation - ZTE Corporation For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vklrpq/5g_and_virtual

BASEL, Switzerland and WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lonza Houston, Inc., a global leader in viral gene and cell therapy manufacturing, and Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SELB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing biologic therapies for rare and serious diseases that avoid unwanted immunogenicity, have entered into a strategic manufacturing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Lonza will produce an Anc80-AAV-based gene therapy product for Selecta’s proprietary program for the treatment of Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), a rare inborn error of metabolism, and may in the future produce other Anc80-based products for which Selecta holds exclusive options. This relationship will leverage Lonza’s expertise in the development of robust and industry-scale manufacturing platforms for viral-based products.  Data shows that Anc80-AAV, an in silico-designed synthetic gene therapy vector, has the potential to provide superior gene expression levels in retina, liver, muscle, cochlea’s outer hair cells and other tissue targets in preclinical studies, as well as reduced cross-reactivity as compared to naturally occurring adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs) that are currently in clinical development. “This agreement with Selecta Biosciences continues to demonstrate Lonza’s leadership position in the cell and gene therapy space,” said Andreas Weiler, Ph.D., Head of Emerging Technologies Business Unit for Lonza’s Pharma&Biotech segment. “Lonza will utilize our extensive cGMP manufacturing knowledge and world-class quality systems to help Selecta Biosciences develop promising novel therapeutics for patients impacted by MMA and other devastating diseases.” “We at Selecta are focused on combining novel and proprietary viral vectors with our immune tolerance Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP™) to enable the first non-immunogenic gene therapies, providing the potential for repeat dosing,” said Werner Cautreels, Ph.D., Selecta’s president, CEO and chairman. “We view Lonza – one of the industry’s largest contract manufacturers of biologics and a leading supplier in gene therapy – as an ideal partner. They already have invested in developing various expression technologies, and they share our excitement about Anc80. We look forward to working with them to bring the first Anc80-based program into the clinic as a potential treatment for patients afflicted with MMA.” MMA is an inborn error of metabolism that, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), affects an estimated one in 25,000 to 48,000 individuals globally. MMA patients are unable to process certain proteins and fats, leading to the accumulation of toxic metabolites. Symptoms start to develop in early childhood and, despite strict diet, patients suffer from a wide range of disease-related complications such as pancreatitis, strokes and chronic kidney failure. Selecta exclusively licensed Anc80 for MMA from Massachusetts Eye and Ear® (MEE) in May 2016. Under the license agreement, Selecta also has the exclusive option to develop gene therapies using Anc80 for additional pre-defined lysosomal storage, genetic muscular and genetic metabolic diseases. Selecta intends to combine Anc80 with recently discovered transgenes and Selecta’s SVP-Rapamycin to create a novel gene therapy candidate for MMA. This candidate is intended to a) enable the treatment of patients with and without pre-existing anti-AAV antibodies; b) prevent cellular immune responses that often reduce the expression levels of gene therapies; and c) provide the ability to administer repeat gene therapy doses to achieve sufficient levels of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MUT), the enzyme that MMA patients are lacking. To advance the MMA program, Selecta entered into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with MEE and the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, in 2016. Principal investigators in this CRADA initiative are Charles Venditti, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator and Head, Organic Acid Research Section, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch and Luk Vandenberghe, PhD, Director of the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center at MEE and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. A physician-scientist specializing in the study of inborn errors of metabolism including MMA, Dr. Venditti and his group have published several studies showing the effectiveness of gene therapy as a treatment for MMA in mice. Dr. Vandenberghe from MEE is the inventor of Anc80. Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. It harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Not only is Lonza a custom manufacturer and developer, the company also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients to drinking water sanitizers, from nutritional and personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with approximately 40 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and more than 10,000 full-time employees worldwide. The company generated sales of CHF 4.13 billion in 2016 and is organized into two market-focused segments: Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com. Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing biologic therapies for rare and serious diseases that avoid the immune responses that compromise efficacy and lead to life-threatening complications. Selecta is applying its proprietary Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP™) to a range of therapeutic areas in which immunogenicity is a key challenge. SEL-212, the company’s lead candidate in Phase 2, is being developed to treat chronic refractory gout patients and reduce their debilitating symptoms, including flares and inflammatory arthritis. Further, Selecta’s two proprietary gene therapy product candidates have the unique potential to enable repeat administration, allowing for dose adjustment in patients and maintenance of therapeutic activity over time. The company is seeking to expand the use of its SVP platform in other areas, such as immuno-oncology, allergies, autoimmune diseases and vaccines. Selecta is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://selectabio.com. Additional Lonza Information and Disclaimer Lonza Group Ltd has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Lonza Group Ltd is not subject to the SGX-ST’s continuing listing requirements but remains subject to Rules 217 and 751 of the SGX-ST Listing Manual. Certain matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates of Lonza Group Ltd, although Lonza Group Ltd can give no assurance that these expectations and estimates will be achieved. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty and are qualified in their entirety. The actual results may differ materially in the future from the forward-looking statements included in this presentation due to various factors. Furthermore, except as otherwise required by law, Lonza Group Ltd disclaims any intention or obligation to update the statements contained in this release. Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Disclaimer Any statements in this press release about the future expectations, plans and prospects of Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (“the company”), including without limitation, statements regarding the development of its pipeline, the ability of the company’s SVP platform, including SVP-Rapamycin, to mitigate immune response and create better therapeutic outcomes, the potential treatment applications for products utilizing the SVP platform in areas such as gene therapy, immuno-oncology, allergies, autoimmune diseases and vaccines, whether the company’s proprietary gene therapy product candidates will enable repeat administration, allow for dose adjustment in patients or maintain therapeutic activity over time, the sufficiency of the company’s cash, cash equivalents, investments, and restricted cash and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “hypothesize,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “would,” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the uncertainties inherent in the initiation, completion and cost of clinical trials including their uncertain outcomes, the unproven approach of the company’s SVP technology, undesirable side effects of the company’s product candidates, its reliance on third parties to manufacture its product candidates and to conduct its clinical trials, the company’s inability to maintain its existing or future collaborations, licenses or contractual relationships, its inability to protect its proprietary technology and intellectual property, potential delays in regulatory approvals, the availability of funding sufficient for its foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements, substantial fluctuation in the price of its common stock, a significant portion of the company’s total outstanding shares have recently become eligible to be sold into the market, and other important factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on November 10, 2016, and in other filings that the company makes with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the company’s views only as of the date of its publication and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. The company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements included in this press release.

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New and Existing Customers Leverage the Latest Innovative Functionality and Cloud Services Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of cloud-based construction management software, today announced their clients’ ongoing success with the latest software version, eCMS v.4.1 ERP software. Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.1 delivers an integrated and intuitive approach for office and remote field employees to collaborate and share real-time accurate information on demand.  By recognizing the need for informed decision-making and project-wide collaboration, eCMS v.4.1 addresses the specific challenges that commercial contractors face and delivers new technologies to market. “We are excited about leveraging the cloud and eCMS v.4.1,” said Tom Sutphen, Chief Financial Officer, Joseph A Natoli Construction. “We are providing users increased functionality including Employee Self Service, Project Collaborator and Content Management applications in addition to several enhancements to job costing, payroll and business intelligence.” “We look forward to benefiting from the new functionality that eCMS v.4.1 has to offer, specifically the Content Management application,” stated Robert Seibel, Chief Financial Officer, CD Smith Construction. “CD Smith has been a Computer Guidance client since 2005 and we look forward to growing our partnership for years to come.” “We chose CGC’s managed hosting services in order to gain productivity, drive efficiencies and reduce expenses,” said Martin Schaper, CFO, HA Sack Company. “As a CGC client since 2008, we look forward to the enhanced capabilities offered by the eCMS 4.1 solution. The key drivers of our decision were the intuitive Launchpad, powerful Content Management, integrated Project Collaborator and eCMS’ exclusive and all-encompassing data reporting and analytics solutions.” “Our product deliverables continue to focus on data accessibility and integrated workflows,” said Ken Kopal, Director of Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies, Computer Guidance Corporation. “With eCMS v.4.1, we have reached new heights for project-wide cost accounting, reporting, collaboration and content management while our backbone ERP platform remains extremely flexible, scalable, reliable and secure.” With over 20% of their client-base represented on top ENR lists, Computer Guidance Corporation has long delivered the leading construction-specific enterprise resource planning solution including financial and project management applications, #1 business intelligence, mobile technologies and enterprise content management.  Scalable, custom configurable and available both cloud hosted and on-premise, eCMS serves the needs of thousands throughout North America and has been named as the ERP solution of choice by the AGC. Computer Guidance Corporation is part of JDM Technology Group, a global construction-specific software conglomerate that serves more than 45,000 users in 40 countries and 6 continents.  For more information, visit www.computerguidance.com or call 888.361.4551.

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