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Erickson M.C.,Erickson
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety | Year: 2010

The microbiological safety of cabbage, carrots, celery, and onions/scallions as well as deli (mayonnaise-based) salads that contain these items is the subject of this review. Between 2000 and 2007, the number of outbreaks in the United States associated with these raw produce items ranged from 6 (celery) to 18 (carrots). For cases with confirmed etiologies involving these 4 types of produce as well as coleslaw, chicken, seafood, and other vegetable-based salads, more than 50% of the outbreaks were attributed to viral agents. In contrast, Salmonella spp. served as the major etiological agent in outbreaks associated with potato salad. Surveys conducted on these produce items within the United States and other developed countries found either an absence or infrequent contamination with foodborne pathogens. Despite this low prevalence, experimental studies have demonstrated the potential for preharvest contamination, and this event is more likely to occur when exposure is close to harvest. Postharvest contamination of these produce items has been documented in several cases with water, equipment, and incoming product serving as the principal cross-contamination agent. Survival of contaminated product during subsequent storage is dependent on the storage temperature, produce type, and presence of mayonnaise. Chemical interventions may be relied on to reduce cross-contamination during produce washing operations but are limited in their ability to inactivate pathogens on the produce surface. In contrast, irradiation at dosages (1.0 kGy) approved for use in the United States is an effective treatment for killing pathogenic bacteria in fresh-cut cabbage, carrots, and celery. © 2010 Institute of Food Technologists ®.


Janda J.M.,Erickson
Critical Reviews in Microbiology | Year: 2014

The genus Shewanella is currently composed of more than 50 species that inhabit a range of marine environs and ecosystems. Several members of this genus, including S. oneidensis, have been identified that could potentially play key roles in environmental processes such as bioremediation of toxic elements and heavy metals and serving as microbial fuel cells. In contrast to this beneficial role, shewanellae are increasingly being implicated as human pathogens in persons exposed through occupational or recreational activities to marine niches containing shewanellae. Documented illnesses linked to Shewanella include skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremia, and otitis media. At present, it is unclear exactly how many Shewanella species are truly bona fide human pathogens. Recent advances in the taxonomy and phylogenetic relatedness of members of this genus, however, support the concept that most human infections are caused by a single species, S. algae. Some phylogenetic data further suggest that some current members of the genus are not true Shewanella species sensu stricto. The current review summarizes our present knowledge of the distribution, epidemiology, disease spectrum, and identification of microbial species focusing on a clinical perspective. © 2014 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. All rights reserved.


Patent
Erickson | Date: 2011-08-08

A container [10] is disclosed having a universal bracket system [300] that allows attachment of the container [10] to a plurality of upstanding outdoor supports including posts, angle iron, and signs supported in cylindrical frameworks. In the preferred embodiment, the container [10] has a box [100] with a lid [200] pivotally attached thereto. The box [100] has a bracket system [300] comprised of an upper bracket [310], a central bracket [320] and a lower bracket [340] which have complementary geometric relationships that facilitate attachment to the multiple structures.


An electrosurgical generator may reduce unintended tissue damage by improving regulation of output power. The electrosurgical generator may control the power during a cycle, and react to a change in power if arcing occurs. Voltage sources, especially, demonstrate the tendency to have large, uncontrolled power excursions during normal electrosurgical use. The magnitude of the power excursions may be dependent on various factors. An exemplary electrosurgical generator control scheme reduces or minimizes the thermal spread by accurately supplying the specified power within a few cycles. Additionally, fast and accurate regulation provided by the constant voltage mode reduces or minimizes unintentional tissue charring. Thus, reduced thermal spread and charring should result in better surgical outcomes by reducing scarring and decreasing healing times. An electrosurgical generator controller may be configured to control both a DC-DC buck converter and a DC-AC boost inverter based in part on electrical parameters of the electrosurgical generator.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Fellowship | Program: | Phase: EAPSI | Award Amount: 5.40K | Year: 2016

Drug-resistant microorganisms and cancers result in more than 8 million deaths per year globally. While there has been extensive research into the mechanisms for bacterial or cancer drug resistance, there is no comprehensive method that allows the scientific community to easily search and draw comparisons across existing datasets. This project aims to build such a tool, deemed the Resistome. This project is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Juan Hsueh-Fen at the National Taiwan University, an expert in systems biology with invaluable experience in elucidating complex mechanisms underlying human disease. The Resistome will enable large-scale computational studies that were previously impossible, which will lead to new realizations about the nature of drug-resistance and will promote the eventual development of novel therapeutics that hinder resistance.

The initial vision for the database was to enable tracking of resistance-conferring mutations across diverse cell types, which will allow information to be analyzed using automated machine learning techniques. However, it is increasingly evident that transient responses at the gene expression level also promote resistance, without necessarily being reflected at the genome level. Thus, this major aim of this project is to expand the current Resistome database to allow for the incorporation of transcriptome-level data. Continuous collaboration with the Juan lab will have maximum benefit during this time, such that value fields in the database can be properly selected to broadly apply to bacterial and cancer drug resistances. A central database that includes both resistance-conferring mutations and resistance-conferring gene expression changes will support novel and complex computational efforts to identify the fundamental interactions underlying drug resistance.

This award under the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program supports summer research by a U.S. graduate student and is jointly funded by NSF and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan.


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced that on December 1, 2016, less than thirty days after granting Erickson’s request to borrow $49 million under a debtor-in-possession term loan facility (the “DIP Term Facility”) on an interim basis, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas granted Erickson’s request on a final basis.  Final approval of Erickson’s proposed financing results in Erickson having access to the full $60 million to provide sufficient liquidity to fund ongoing operations in the ordinary course of business and to maintain Erickson’s longstanding commitment to safety, compliance, and customer service. "We are pleased with the additional investment from our lenders and the confidence they have displayed in Erickson by meeting our financing needs,” said President and CEO Jeff Roberts. “We will continue to work toward a final restructuring plan with the continued support of our customers and suppliers.” Suppliers and other stakeholders can find additional information about Erickson’s reorganization at www.ericksoninc.com.  In addition, court filings and other information related to the restructuring proceedings are available at www.kccllc.net/erickson. Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world.  The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 69 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our website at www.ericksoninc.com.


News Article | December 8, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced the commencement of a process to syndicate participation in a debtor-in-possession term loan facility (the “DIP Term Facility”) by eligible beneficial holders of Erickson’s 8.25% Second Priority Senior Secured Promissory Notes due 2020 (“Second Priority Notes”) as of December 2, 2016.  Such eligible beneficial holders of Second Priority Notes shall have the opportunity to purchase a portion of $62,500,000 in aggregate principal amount of the DIP Term Facility pursuant to certain syndication procedures (the “Syndication Procedures”) established by Erickson, certain holders of the Second Priority Notes that entered into a creditor support agreement with the Debtors and certain other creditors of the Debtors, and the agent under the DIP Term Facility.  The Syndication Procedures were filed on the docket of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”) on November 29, 2016 at docket number 110.  On December 2, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered into a final order granting final approval of the DIP Term Facility (the “Final DIP Order”), and pursuant to the Final DIP Order, Erickson has been authorized to assist in the syndication of the DIP Term Facility in accordance with the Syndication Procedures. Participation in the opportunity is limited to an eligible holder of the Second Priority Notes (including each Backstop Party (as defined in the Final DIP Order)) that is an entity that is (i) either (A) a Qualified Institutional Buyer, as such term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act or (B) an Institutional Accredited Investor within the meaning of Rule 501(A)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities or an entity in which all of the equity investors are such institutional “Accredited Investors” under the Securities Act, (ii) a beneficial holder of Second Priority Notes on December 2, 2016, and (iii) not the Company or an affiliate of the Company and (iv) a Backstop Party (as defined in the Final DIP Order). Pursuant to the Syndication Procedures, the syndication process shall begin on December 8, 2016 and expire at 5:00 P.M. New York City time on December 19, 2016, unless extended or earlier terminated by mutual agreement of the Backstop Parties, the Company and the agent under the DIP Term Facility. Detailed information concerning eligibility for participation in the DIP Term Facility syndication, the requirements and process for participation, and various relevant deadlines in connection with the syndication are set forth in the Syndication Procedures. Holders of Second Priority Notes may obtain copies of the Syndication Procedures and related documents upon request to Erickson’s Information Agent, Kurtzman Carson Consultants, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10104, Attn: Erickson Incorporated, Telephone: (917) 281-4800, Email: ericksondip@kccllc.com. Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world.  The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 69 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our website at www.ericksoninc.com. This press release contains certain statements relating to future results (including, without limitation, “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict”), which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including certain other risks or uncertainties more fully described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as in the other reports we file with the SEC from time to time, which are available at the SEC’s web site located at http://www.sec.gov. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.


News Article | November 11, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

Company Receives Court Approval to Access Up to $49 Million in DIP Term Financing PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC)(the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has approved key first day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring. The motions granted by the Court allow Erickson to fulfill current key customer contracts, pay employee wages, honor existing employee benefit programs, pay certain suppliers and foreign creditors, and will ensure that the Company continues normal business operations throughout the financial restructuring process. The Court has authorized Erickson to immediately access up to $49 million of its $66 million debtor‐in‐possession term financing. This financing, along with the Company’s approved DIP Revolver Financing, will provide sufficient liquidity to fund ongoing operations in the ordinary course of business and will maintain Erickson’s longstanding commitment to safety, compliance, and customer service. At the first day hearing in the Erickson Chapter 11 cases, Judge Harlin Hale granted all of the Company’s requested first day relief.  Kenric Kattner of Haynes and Boone, LLP began the hearing by giving an overview of the Chapter 11 cases and Company history, emphasizing the Company’s long standing safety record.  Mr. Kattner also explained Erickson’s intent to exit bankruptcy quickly, noting that Erickson has agreed to file a plan of reorganization within the first two months of the case.  Eli Columbus, also of Haynes and Boone presented two witnesses in support of the DIP financing proposal.  David Lancelot, Erickson’s Chief Restructuring Officer and CFO, testified that creditor’s support of the Company combined with the DIP financing, allows us to continue serving our valued customers while creating a platform for growth. Jeff Roberts, President and CEO of Erickson, was pleased with the results of the hearing, and commented, “We appreciate the work of our team and look forward to continuing the business of providing world class services.” As previously announced, on November 8, 2016, Erickson Incorporated filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Company expects to file a consensual plan of reorganization with the support of its major creditor constituencies within the first 50 days of the bankruptcy case, which the Company anticipates will dramatically reduce its total indebtedness and allow it to exit bankruptcy with a stronger balance sheet in 2017. The Chapter 11 cases are being jointly administered under Case No. 16-34393 before the Honorable Judge Harlin D. Hale in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Suppliers and other stakeholders can find additional information about Erickson’s reorganization at www.ericksoninc.com.  In addition, court filings and other information related to the restructuring proceedings are available at www.kccllc.net/erickson. Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world.  The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 69 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our website at www.ericksoninc.com.


News Article | November 9, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. During the Chapter 11 process, Erickson will operate in the ordinary course of business and with the same commitment to safety, compliance, and customer service that its partners are accustomed to. The Company expects to file a consensual plan of reorganization with the support of its major creditor constituencies within the first 50 days of the bankruptcy case, which the Company anticipates will dramatically reduce its total indebtedness and allow it to exit bankruptcy with a stronger balance sheet in early 2017. Concurrent with its Chapter 11 filing, Erickson has filed certain customary “first day motions”, including a new debtor in possession financing from its first lien lenders and certain of its 2nd lien bondholders, with the court to ensure a smooth transition into Chapter 11. Pending Court approval, the first day motions will allow the Company to operate in the ordinary course and maintain its critical customer and supplier relationships. President and CEO Jeff Roberts said, “Unfortunately, Erickson is not immune to the numerous business challenges currently facing the helicopter industry which have placed downward pressure on operating results and asset values. Operational integrity and safety continue to be our top priority, and this restructuring will in no way interfere with our performance and commitment to customer satisfaction.  We have examined a number of alternatives and are convinced that a formal restructuring is the most effective path forward. We anticipate a controlled process that better positions us to serve our customers. We appreciate the work of our largest creditors, board, investors, and employees who are committed to transparent and timely communications with our customers, prospects, vendors, suppliers, partners and key regulatory agencies.” CFO, David Lancelot, commented, “We are fully supportive of a creditor support agreement that certain of our first lien lenders and second lien noteholders have entered into which is expected to result in approximately $60 million in new financing from a group of our noteholders. This financing will provide sufficient liquidity to fund ongoing operations in the ordinary course during our restructuring. We believe this agreement is indicative of broad support for a consensual restructuring which will ultimately provide greater liquidity by way of a delevered balance sheet.  We believe that Erickson will emerge a financially stronger company at the conclusion of an expeditious bankruptcy process.” The restructuring is expected to preserve jobs for more than 700 employees and allow Erickson to continue to work with the vendors and suppliers around the world that are so vital to its long term success.  Erickson’s economic impact in its home state of Oregon accounts for nearly $500 million annually, with 300 of the employees based in Oregon. Suppliers and other stakeholders can find additional information about Erickson’s reorganization at www.ericksoninc.com.  In addition, court filings and other information related to the restructuring proceedings are available at www.kccllc.net/erickson. Haynes and Boone LLP is serving as the Company's legal advisor, Alvarez & Marsal LLC as its restructuring advisor, and Imperial Capital as its investment banker. Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world.  The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Global Defense and Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 69 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our website at www.ericksoninc.com.

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