News Article | February 16, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphera, the leading global provider of operational risk, environmental performance and product stewardship software solutions and information services, today announced Intelligent Authoring 4.9, a uniquely enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software designed to ensure companies will be able to stay in compliance with the forthcoming 2018 European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations. Companies that manufacture and/or import chemical substances into the European Union today must navigate a growing array of regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and other regulatory bodies. With the new 1 ton annual reporting threshold that will be enacted in 2018 — driven by the regulation known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) — these reporting and tracking processes will significantly increase in complexity, time, and cost. Currently, reporting thresholds begin at 100 tons so the new guidelines will affect companies and importers large and small. Sphera's substance volume tracking software delivers out-of-the box monitoring, analytics and reporting built for the REACH requirements enabling companies to easily and accurately track and monitor substance volume activity and generate regulatory and management reports on a planned and on-demand basis—resulting in lower operational costs, timelier reporting, and less compliance risk. "This new software release represents our significant investment in research and development in the product stewardship market," said Paul Marushka, Sphera's president and CEO. "It is engineered with innovative functionality and informed by our deep regulatory content to assist companies in complying with the new and complex chemical regulatory requirements." Intelligent Authoring also introduces a brand-new concept called GHS by Design. The United Nations Global Harmonized System (GHS) is a model regulation providing building blocks to enable a common and consistent approach for defining, classifying and communicating hazard information on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). There are, however, many versions of GHS, as each country has applied these building blocks according to their own interpretations and variations. "Our customers wanted a way to use these building blocks to create GHS inspired compliance documents for other countries not currently implemented or to create a 'regional'-type GHS compliant document that could cover multiple jurisdictions," said Frank Arcadi, Sphera's vice president of Product Stewardship. "GHS by Design gives them this capability at their fingertips, enabling them to easily tailor the system to create their own user-defined GHS implementations for producing sheets and labels." A pioneer in Product Compliance, Sphera has partnered with companies that have trusted Intelligent Authoring to standardize and streamline compliance processes and enable them to produce fully compliant Safety Data Sheets and other mandated hazard communication documents on a global basis in more than 45 languages. About Sphera Solutions For more than 30 years Sphera has been committed to creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world by advancing operational excellence. Sphera is the largest, global provider of software and information services in the operational risk, environmental performance and product stewardship markets, serving more than 2,500 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70 countries. Sphera is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries. Learn more at www.spherasolutions.com. Follow Sphera on LinkedIn and Twitter @SpheraSolutions.
News Article | May 8, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSI today announced the release of the latest version of its Enterprise Printing Platform™ (EPP), 9.7, with its new Enhancement Engine. The Enhancement Engine was designed to solve difficult labeling challenges around customer and regulatory compliance, as well as enabling serialization. Doing business in the digital economy requires multiple product labels. Customers require not only specific formats to win or keep their business, but also they require that labels conform with their part numbers, date formats and more. EPP’s Enhancement Engine can dynamically adjust the label output based on customers’ needs. The latest release of EPP also enables companies to comply with standards from regulatory organizations. These increasingly complex demands now include track-and-trace, serialization and pictograms. EPP’s Enhancement Engine can inspect the print request and ensure the right label every time. Dynamically change the output to meeting requirements based on weight, destination, carrier, content, or other factors. EPP’s Enhancement Engine can rise to the challenge for GS1, GHS, UDI and DSCSA regulations. Supply chain organizations struggle to create unique serial numbers in one system, let alone with multiple systems and locations all producing the same parts. EPP’s Enhancement Engine issues serial numbers on demand and updates systems of record as well. By integrating with multiple enterprise systems, EPP allows companies to maintain the tight control required to support serialization. “Enhancement Engine helps solve the toughest challenges customers face with their labeling systems,” said Jim Hoskins, Vice President, App Strategy and Development, DSI. “It creates labels within the exact specifications to keep the line moving and ensure accuracy. You won’t find this level of power or performance anywhere in the industry. We have moved beyond labeling software to enterprise labeling solutions and DSI is proud to lead the way.” DSI is the Digital Supply Chain Platform™ company that creates mobile-first and cloud supply chain solutions for the digital economy. Visit www.dsiglobal.com to learn more.
News Article | May 9, 2017
For additional information or to register for CPhI North America and InformEx 2017, please visit: www.cphinorthamerica.com or www.informex.com. Registration to either event offers full access to both exhibition floors. While more than 630 leading solution providers will populate the exhibition floor, the following are some of the highlights: Aavis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (booth 3210) - Has established a brand new facility and will serve as a CDMO offering end-to-end pharmaceutical development and manufacturing solutions. Capabilities as an integrated service provider and experience with a range of technologies enables ability to serve both innovator and generic companies worldwide. ACIC (booth 2431) - A full-service pharmaceutical company providing API, finished formulations and pharmaceutical machinery. The ACIC service relationship is a very flexible one structuring custom services to meet client needs. Alphora Research Inc. (booth 2138) - Provides API technology development and scale-up services for complex small molecules, including niche APIs, high potency and cytotoxic compounds. Our services cover IND enabling development, phase II & III, and commercial manufacturing of niche APIs. Amcor Flexibles (booth 3105) - Focused on improving sterile fluid delivery with barrier embedded primary containers which remove steps at critical points-of-care, maintain product integrity, and improve product stability. Anguil Environmental Systems (booth 940) - Air pollution control technologies and techniques applied to the pharmaceutical and chemical processing industries for regulatory compliance. Aptar Pharma (booth 3102) – Offering a breakthrough Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser, the first and only FDA-reviewed multi-dose delivery system to handle preservative-free eye treatment formulations with metal-free pathways. B&W Tek (booth 3025) - The i-Raman Pro ST is a new portable Raman system that can see through opaque packaging to identify the material inside. Bausch Advanced Technology Group (booth 3114) - Triple Container Filling & Stoppering Machine Type 535 is a flexible modular processing machine featuring three different filling systems: rotary piston pump, peristaltic pump and time pressure on one platform to offer the most flexibility for customers. Baxter BioPharma Solutions (booth 2454) - Baxter's BioPharma Solutions facility in Bloomington, Indiana, was recently recognized as the "Best Contract Manufacturing Organization" at the 2017 Annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. Benzo Chem Industries PVT. LTD. (booth 2241) - Manufacturers of pharmaceutical and agro intermediates with four ISO compliant plants. An additional GMP plant will begin operations in August 2017. Bormioli Rocco (booth 3112) - A wide range of Type I Glass, Amber and Flint, produced in a pharma approved environment, following the highest quality standards. Bosch Packaging Technology (booth 3201) - The Solidlab 2 is a multifunctional system capable of granulating, drying and coating with flexible batch sizes from 0.25 to 12 kilograms. BUCHI Corporation (booth 1252) - Introducing the first freeze dryer with unlimited capacity for continuous freeze drying. The Lyovapor L-300 offers two alternately working condensers that automatically clean while freezing down to -105°C. Capricorn Life Sciences (booth 3001) – Out-licensing food supplements, medical devices and pharmaceutical OTC's under brand names or private label. ChemicalInfo (booth 2240) - Directory of World Chemical Producers (DWCP) connects buyers and sellers of chemicals and pharmaceuticals with global producer details including contact and product information. Chemo Dynamics, Inc. (booth 938) - U.S. based CRO/CMO with cGMP facility providing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract research, custom synthesis, analytical service and small quantity manufacturing. CordenPharma (booth 2160) - Offers development & manufacturing expertise across specialized technology platforms from regulated raw materials through intermediates, APIs, drug product manufacturing & packaging. CurTec (booth 2231) - Presenting Pharma Grade Packo, screw top jars that have been tested according to European and U.S. Pharmacopoeia and are suitable as primary packaging for pharmaceuticals. DATWYLER (booth 3204) - Offering a unique range of products and services including the most advanced elastomer formulations, coatings, aluminum seals, and processing technologies. EAS Consulting Group, LLC (booth 2551) - Provider of FDA regulatory consulting services, with more than 50 years of experience. Capabilities include performing cGMP audits and mock FDA inspections, quality system implementation and remediation, product development and regulatory strategies, to submissions, filings, registrations, assistance with imports and acting as an U.S. Agent. EMBOCAPS by Suheung (booth 2733) - Introducing a premium empty capsule product line - EMBOCAPS VG ALPHA. No gelling agents, pH independent disintegration profile, and superior machinability. Erawat Pharma Limited (booth 3126) - An ultra-modern facility brings you hard capsules in easy fitting, sticky free, liquid filling, metallic , preservative and SLS free varieties driven by best standards of quality and consumer satisfaction. FabriChem, Inc. (booth 2121) - D-Galactose from plant origin, L-Tyrosine and L-Leucine from corn protein (vegetable origin) for use in bio pharmaceuticals & cell culture. 1, 2, 6 Hexane triol for moisturizing agent in creams, Guanidine hydrochloride for biopharmaceuticals, Dipicolinic Acid & Alpha Picolinic Acid. FAR Chemical, Inc. (booth 1234) - Manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals sold to a variety of industries and applications including: pharmaceutical reagents and intermediates, advanced polymers, organometallics, silane & bromine chemistries, and structural composites. Flamma (booth 2344) - Flamma will open its cGMP workshop at Flamma Honkai (Dalian, China) in June providing customers a trusted partner to integrate projects from Italy to China. Also, project managers have been added in Italy and China in order to better serve customers, new capabilities have been added and land has been acquired for company growth and expansion. Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering (booth 2938) - The contract manufacturing platform of Fresenius Kabi offers manufacturing expertise of more than 20 facilities worldwide. A full range of services for both fill and finish of solutions are provided along with emulsions in ampoules, vials, bottles, IV-bags, and pre-filled syringes. Frontida BioPharm, Inc. (booth 2865) - Proprietary AdaptDoseTM encapsulation platform and DuraGran® coated granule technology provides speed, precision, flexibility and cost-savings in the product development through commercialization process. Large U.S., high-capacity facility, with expertise in controlled release granules, fluid bed operations, solvent processing, DEA controlled substances, HPAPI and nanoparticle milling. Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. (booth 2354) - Sales and marketing of unique specialty excipients, and the contract manufacturing and development of solid dispersion processing with closed spray driers. GBR - Global Business Reports (booth 3261) - Launching the U.S. Pharmaceuticals 2017 book which provides in-depth global analysis and up-to-date insights into all aspects of the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, aerospace and mining industries. Grifols (booth 3037) - Premixed solutions ready-to-use in PP bag deliver a fixed dose in 50 mL to 1 L ensuring accurate delivery of the drug to the patient. Groupe PARIMA (booth 2807) - A CDMO specialized in the development and manufacturing of liquids, suspensions, semi-solids and sprays. GSK Contract Manufacturing (booth 3111) - Offering a fully integrated supply chain solution to the pharma/biopharm industry with FDA & EMA approved, multi-product facilities along with providing multiple services for Consumer and OTC markets. Haemopharm Healthcare S.r.l. (booth 3124) - Showing the first needle-free technology that not only enables the use of the syringe without the needle, but also provides a hermetic closure, minimizing contaminations and increasing safety. This patented needle-free technology has been applied to both vials (NIV®) and bags (NIP®). Halo Pharma (booth 3132) - Delivering pediatric products from clinical through commercialization (Microtablets, Stickpacks, Granules for Suspensions, Oral Solutions/Suspensions). Recognized as a Pediatric Center of Excellence. Heraeus (booth 2441) - Specializes in the production of generic pharmaceutical ingredients and is the worldwide leading supplier of Platinum hAPIs. International Process Plants (IPP) (booth 1245) - Used equipment offers the highest value rating possible by offering equipment for < 50% off new with delivery times in days instead of months. I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate (booth 2257) - Linear and cross linked hyaluronic acid for aesthetic and orthopedic fillers. Kingchem Life Science LLC (booth 1324) – Offers complex chemistry products, processes and capabilities including: Boronic acids, heterocyclic chemistry, halogenations, fluorinated compounds including trifluoromethyl and difluoroderivatives, nucleophilic fluorination, cyogenic chemistry, isocyanates, large Scale HF and KF chemistry. Laurus Labs Limited (booth 1100) - Laurus Generics has combined innovation with efficiency by developing cost effective processes to develop an in-house range of APIs and related intermediates. Laurus Synthesis strives to be recognized as the definitive example of "East Meets West" drug development by combining unparalleled front-end process chemistry expertise in both the U.S. and India with world-class back-end API manufacturing resources. LF of America Corp. (booth 3106) - Contract manufacturing, packaging manufacturing and contract filling of liquid sterile solutions in unit-dose delivery systems. LGC Standards (booth 3241) - LGC Standards is an ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited manufacturer offering more than 4,000 pharmaceutical reference standards including: impurities, APIs, excipients and primary standards LGM Pharma (booth 2501) - Provides comprehensive cGMP API sourcing solutions backed by complete technical and regulatory capabilities to a diverse array of U.S. pharmaceutical companies. Macco Organiques, s.r.o. (booth 2554) - cGMP (GMP, Q7 certified), well recognized production and supplier of inorganic and organic mineral salts for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, infant formulas producers, food and beverage manufacturers. ManageArtworks (booth 3235) - Packaging artwork management software that helps life science companies manage the processes, text matter, design and other components of a packaging artwork via an electronic workflow. As a CFR Part 11 compliant system, it offers transparency with effortless tracking, audit trails, alerts and dashboards. Novasep (booth 1456) - Announced that its new €11M antibody-drug conjugate bioconjugation facility is now operational to support our pharmaceutical customers in developing the latest innovative treatments against cancer. Ompi - Stevanato Group (booth 3207) - Developed a new fully passive and fully customizable, integrated needlestick protection - the Ompi EZ-fill® Integrated Safety System (ISS). It provides automatic shield retraction in an elegant and highly customizable way. PCI Synthesis (booth 2128) - Pharmaceutical development CMO based in Newburyport, MA is the largest small molecule drug substance manufacturer in the New England area. PCI is also a commercial manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and other specialty chemical products for the medical device industry. Polpharma Pharmaceutical Works (booth 2250) - A cGMP-compliant and a FDA-approved European producer of API, providing a wide-range of services including FDF out-licensing and supply and contract manufacturing services. PolyCine GmbH (booth 3223) - Global leader for the packaging of IV solution bags providing: standard films and tubes, peelable films for multi-chamber bags, special films for lipids, gas barrier films, overwrap films, filling & transfer tubes, special modified granules & compounds and hot stamping foil. Polycrystalline (booth 2253) - With the mission of "Crystallization by Design," providing services for the research and development of highly potent API and controlled substances/narcotics. Polycrystalline shares protocols, methods, and raw data customizing activities to meet specifics clients' goals, timeframes and budget. PolyPeptide Group (booth 924) - A world leading GMP peptide (CDMO) with six facilities worldwide in Belgium, France, India, Sweden, San Diego and Torrance. Potasse et Produits Chimiques (booth 1034) - Extensive technical experience for bromination, hydrobromination and related technologies. Brominated compounds are widely used in specialty chemicals, in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymer additives, and cosmetics products as intermediates. PQE US, Inc. (booth 3130) - Global consulting firm specializing in the life sciences industry. Provides global support in: data integrity assurance, computer system validation, qualification and engineering, quality assurance and compliance and regulatory affairs. Pressure Chemical Co. (booth 1444) - Providing pilot, scale-up, and custom contract manufacturing services in a flexible facility with highly experienced project leaders and operations; enabling clients to: gather process information, reduce startup capital, and bridge the gap beyond current capabilities. Q Laboratories, Inc. (booth 3134) - Provides microbiology, analytical chemistry and research & development laboratory services and helps companies worldwide meet the level of excellence they demand to produce safe, high-quality products. Qosina Corporation (booth 3236) - Purchasing components from Qosina save you both time and money by eliminating tool costs and providing immediate delivery of in-stock solutions. Qualicaps (booth 2913) - Quali-V® capsules are plant-based alternative to gelatin capsules designed to meet the demanding requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. R-Pharm Germany GmbH (booth 3135) - CDMO providing manufacturing, packaging, serialization, formulation, scale-up, product-launch, analytics and stability, as well as high potency API manufacturing. REACHLaw Ltd. (booth 1052) - Offers chemical regulatory compliance helping clients gain market access for their chemical products. Services include: REACH Only Representation, REACH Registrations, REACH Authorisation, REACH Out-Tasking, Advocacy Services, Global Notifications and Consultancy Services. Regis Technologies Inc. (booth 1124) – Utilizing analytical and synthesis expertise, offers a complete structure elucidation package to support IND and NDA filings. Reliance Label Solutions (booth 1013) - GHS, BS 5609 and IMDG certified compliance labeling solutions via the www.theghsstore.com. Rohner Inc. (booth 1151) - This Swiss custom manufacturer will be unveiling their new portfolio of Multi-Customer Products that utilize their core competencies. Roquette (booth 2829) - Features new product offerings that are low endotoxin, multi-compendial grade materials for cell culture and biologic drug formulations. Sabin Metal Corporation (booth 1254) - Provides worldwide customers with logistical support, precious metal financial services, pre-reclaim kilning and safe, accurate and responsible processing, sampling and refining of PM-bearing catalysts. Senn Chemicals AG (booth 2142) - Operates cGMP and ISO certified facilities specializing in the production of peptides and amino acid derivatives. Contract manufacturer that provides the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry with customized products and individual solutions starting from small scale for R&D, process development, scale-up to commercial production. SK Life Science Inc. (booth 2051) - A global life sciences company known for its presence in custom chemical development, advanced intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing including a continuous flow process for low temperature and high pressure reaction. Symbiotica Specialty Ingredients SDN. BHD. (booth 2365) - Malaysian manufacturer of steroids with ICH Q7A GMP certification. The site was successfully inspected by the U.S. FDA in 2014 and have filed 8 U.S. DMFs: hydrocortisone valerate, clobetasol propionate, mometasone furoate, betamethasone dipropionate, betamethasone valerate, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, exemestane, halobetasol propionate. Takasago International Corporation (booth 1200) - Possesses Nobel Prize winning technology including commercial experience in continuous flow manufacturing on tonne scale. Facility is FDA Inspected. TCG Lifesciences (booth 943) - Since 2001 TCG Lifesciences, a leading CDMO, offers discovery chemistry and biology services, process development, scale-up, and cGMP manufacturing with >700 highly trained scientists and 3 facilities in Kolkata and Hyderabad. Tergus Pharma (booth 2737) - A full-service topical pharmaceutical research, development, testing and manufacturing company that has been an industry leader for more than 20 years with a state-of-the-art facility in Durham, North Carolina. "Think Topical. Think Tergus." Toronto Research Chemicals (booth 2430) - Extensive product base of 90,000+ bio-chemicals manufactured and used by more than 15,000 researchers and companies in more than 100 countries worldwide. UNIPHARMA, LLC (booth 3043) - Features innovative blow-fill-seal packaging solutions: unit dose, fill seal, liquid stickpacks and conventional filling. Both contract manufacturing and private label products in a FDA compliant, GMP facility. VanDeMark Chemical Inc. (booth 1212) - Provides phosgene chemistry for many markets including pharma, agro, personal care, coatings, sealants & adhesives, plastics, polymers, etc. Ward/Kraft, Inc. (booth 941) - Kansas-based, print manufacturer specializing in the production of forms, labels and plastic products offering GHS and BS5609 section 2 & 3 certified labels. Wego Chemical Group (booth 1027) - Triflic acid and Triflic anhydride have long been used for a number of important reactions in pharmaceutical chemistry and asymmetric synthesis. Now they are more economical than ever thanks to world class production and global distribution. WeylChem (booth 1034) - Offers custom tolling and manufacturing services, as well as advanced intermediate products for the specialty and pharmaceutical markets. To see a full list of exhibitors and the floor plan, click here. Participate in the Epicenter of Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemical Innovation CPhI North America and InformEx 2017 attendees have access to the sold-out expo floor, featuring more than 630 companies across the complete pharma supply chain, as well as show floor programming, networking events, and much more. With its unique blend of unprecedented global influence and the infrastructure to advance relationships between buyers and sellers, CPhI North America and InformEx will provide a marketplace of solutions and ideas unlike any other. Not yet registered for CPhI North America or InformEx? Free registration ends May 15 - register now! CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain, from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences, and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities, and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events across Europe, Asia, and now North America, and co-locates with ICSE for contract services; P-MEC for machinery, equipment, and technology; InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging; and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer and supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com. UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and powersports, healthcare, veterinary, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge, and connections. The division also includes UBM Brazil's market-leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics and international trade, and agricultural production; and UBM Mexico's construction, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-pharmaceutical-and-specialty-chemical-solution-providers-highlight-innovation-at-cphi-north-america-and-informex-2017-300454063.html
News Article | May 16, 2017
CHICAGO, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, today announced a new enhancement to its MSDSonline mobile app that significantly improves its users’ mobile chemical management experience. By combining its popular eBinder app and Chemical Inventory Scanning app functionality into a singular SDS/Chemical Management mobile app, employees now have easier on- and off-line access to safety data sheets (SDSs) as well as the ability to quickly scan chemical container barcodes and manage inventory information, all from the palm of their hand while in-the-field. Chemical management and compliance for those working in-the-field or remotely has always been a challenge, one that MSDSonline solutions have been helping customers solve for over 20 years. Developed for iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices, the enhanced SDS/Chemical Management mobile app gives users the ability to access critical chemical safety information, SDSs, and important inventory details – like what chemical materials are onsite, where they are stored, and in what quantities – from wherever they are, even in remote locations where internet connectivity is often unavailable. And, because the app syncs directly to users’ online MSDSonline Accounts, changes made from any location are automatically reflected both in the online Account and the app, ensuring employees always have consistent, up-to-date hazardous chemical inventory information at their fingertips, no matter how they’re accessing the information. “The adoption of GHS by OSHA, Health Canada and other agencies around the world has changed the chemical management landscape and placed more pressure on employers to stay compliant. For many companies, this means taking a smarter, mobile-ready approach to protecting employees, managing their inventory and meeting their employee right-to-know compliance requirements,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “Our new mobile app experience combines two great functionalities into a single app, making it easier for employers to distribute key safety compliance initiatives throughout their organization and keep workers safe.” Features of the new SDS/Chemical Management mobile app include: The SDS/Chemical Management mobile app is available for iPad, iPhone (iOS8 and later) and Android smartphones and tablets (4.4 and later). MSDSonline customers with HQ or HQ RegXR Accounts can download the app from the App Store or Google Play™ for no additional cost. More information about MSDSonline chemical management solutions by VelocityEHS is available at www.MSDSonline.com. Find out more about the full suite of other award-winning VelocityEHS solutions at www.EHS.com. About VelocityEHS VelocityEHS is a leading provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 13,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company. iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
News Article | February 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2017) - Gawk, Inc., ( : GAWK) a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service company, today announced that it has signed an equity purchase agreement (EPA) with GHS Investments, LLC, an institutional investor. The capital will create significant growth capital for GAWK, enabling the execution of its business plan, on favorable terms. Under terms of the agreement, GAWK has the right, but not the obligation to sell, up to $7 million of its common stock to GHS, in an amount that the Company determines. Scott Kettle, CEO of GAWK, Inc., said, "We intend to use this new infusion of cash from GHS to implement our business plan of acquiring strategic businesses within the cloud communications sector." Kettle further stated "This move is important because it has resulted in a significant improvement of the terms under which we can access capital on an as needed and when needed basis." The Company intends to use the capital for acquisition - as it has previously disclosed, the Company is "operating cash flow positive" and therefore will focus on using any new capital for strategic growth. GHS has also participated in the recently announced restructuring of the convertible securities. Additionally, the Company would like to mention that it has achieved many of the goals that it has set out for 2017, and looks forward to setting, communicating, and achieving, additional goals over the course of the year. For investor inquiries please call (888) 754-6190 Ext. 3 or email IR@gawk.com For more information about GAWK's OTC Markets publicly traded shares click here. About GHS Investments LLC GHS Investments, LLC, is a leading private investment and management group providing financing solutions for high potential small cap enterprises. About GAWK, Inc. GAWK, Inc., ( : GAWK) offers a suite of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications solutions to small, medium, and large businesses; and offers domestic and international voice services to communications carriers worldwide. It offers a suite of advanced data center and cloud-based services, including fault tolerant, high availability cloud servers, which comprise platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and a content delivery network; managed network services that converge voice and data applications, structured cabling, wireless, and security services, as well as include Internet access via Ethernet or fiber at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps; and data center solutions, including cloud services, colocation services, and business continuity services, such as storage and security. www.gawk.com Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this release that are not strictly historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are based on GAWK's current assumptions, beliefs and expectations, and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause GAWK's actual results to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "plan," "possibility," "offer," "if," "negotiate," "when," "believe," "will," "estimate," "continue," and similar expressions. Risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: ongoing and future intellectual property enforcement actions; the ability to successfully litigate or settle claims of patent infringement; GAWK's ability to obtain necessary financing, generate sufficient cash flow, and maintain appropriate indebtedness; and the increasing development of market competition in the area of telecommunications. These factors and others are described in more detail in GAWK's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section in GAWK's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these reports can be found on GAWK's website (www.gawk.com) under the heading "Investor Relations." GAWK is providing this information as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
News Article | February 14, 2017
Alliance Offers Joint Customers an End-to-End Authoring and Labeling Solution That Can Increase Efficiency and Productivity Carlsbad, Calif., February 14, 2017 - 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced a strategic alliance with Reliance Label Solutions, a leading provider of labels and label printing solutions for industrial applications. As a result of the collaboration, joint customers now have access to an end-to-end authoring and labeling solution that can enhance workplace safety and increase efficiency by streamlining compliance with EH&S regulations. 3E Company is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. The alliance leverages the unique strengths of both companies to create a comprehensive hazard communication authoring and labeling solution that enables joint customers to generate and print compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. Streamlining access to the companies' offerings serves to increase efficiency and productivity and help support compliance with a range of EH&S standards and regulations worldwide, including the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Under the terms of the alliance, 3E and Reliance Label will collaborate to create optimized hazard communication authoring and labeling solutions for joint customers. These comprehensive solutions will be developed by leveraging 3E's vast suite of SDS and label authoring software and services with Reliance's label materials and printer expertise. "3E continually strives to establish valuable alliances with industry-leading solution providers that help ease the complexities associated with navigating the global regulatory landscape," said Edmund Webecke, president, 3E Company. "Generating and printing compliant and up-to-date SDSs and labels can be a cumbersome and time-intensive process. We're delighted that our customers now have access to two lauded and reliable solutions to help streamline their efforts." 3E's robust suite of authoring software and services includes both MSDgen®, 3E's powerful hazard communication authoring, management, and distribution platform, and its new Label Generator Solution, which supports the generation of labels in a variety of sizes and formats, including dozens of formats for country and regional regulatory compliance such as country-specific adaptations of GHS. "We're proud to collaborate with 3E Company," said Jim Garvic, director of business development, Reliance Label Solutions. "Its best-in-class authoring, labeling, SDS management, and regulatory content solutions are an excellent complement to ours. And our customers will undoubtedly benefit from having access to 3E's valuable solutions and expertise." About 3E Company 3E Company, a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, offers a comprehensive suite of data and solutions for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This solutions suite addresses the entire chemical lifecycle and includes regulatory research; SDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; hazardous waste management; and end-to-end regulatory consulting. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission-control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. 3E was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com. About Reliance Label Solutions Reliance Label Solutions® is a leader in providing GHS compliant labels and labeling solutions for the lubricant, petroleum, and chemical industries. Reliance is headquartered in Paola, Kansas, 45 miles south of Kansas City. For more information on Reliance Label Solutions, visit www.reliancelabel.com or call 1-800-656-9476.
News Article | February 14, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, has partnered with Avery Products Corporation, the leading manufacturer of printable labels and cards, to expand the printing options available to employers that must comply with rigorous workplace chemical labeling requirements. Workplace labels and secondary container labels are the first line of defense in keeping employees safe from chemical emergencies. Now, users of the VelocityEHS MSDSonline brand chemical management solutions have more flexibility to create and print customizable workplace labels that meet their specific needs and the U.S. GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) requirements with information taken from safety data sheets (SDSs) in their eBinders. “Producing chemical workplace labels is a top concern among employers with limited printing resources,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “This ground-breaking integration with Avery saves MSDSonline customers both time and money by providing them with access to a broad range of label format options to meet their unique labeling needs and the ability to print using standard laser and pigment-based inkjet desktop printers. In short, we’ve streamlined the printing process to make life-saving chemical communication faster, simpler and easier – and made it more accessible to many small to mid-size businesses across the country.” Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard labeling software has expanded customization options – including the ability to resize and move hazard pictograms, text and other safety guidance – that allow users to create labels using information taken directly from the SDSs stored in their MSDSonline accounts. The Design & Print GHS software is free to use with Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels and other Avery products. To meet harsh workplace conditions, Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels come in a variety of sizes and are waterproof and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, UV light, tearing and extreme temperatures. “We see the integration between VelocityEHS and our Avery GHS Wizard labeling software as a first-of-its-kind breakthrough in the industry, making GHS label creation a truly seamless process,” says Jenifer Do, Marketing Director for Industrial Labels at Avery. “Now MSDSonline users can leverage the easy-to-use editing tools from Avery and print their labels on durable Avery UltraDuty GHS labels using a desktop printer or our WePrint service with the confidence that the labels will be consistent with their SDSs.” Available through the cloud, the award-winning MSDSonline chemical management and reporting solutions streamline container tracking and compliance reporting requirements, and provides safety managers with easy access to the industry’s leading database of SDS content. The MSDSonline eBinder app – one of the most widely used EHS mobile apps in the world and available on the App Store and Google Play™ – further simplifies HazCom communication by giving employees anytime, anywhere access to chemical safety data sheets in the palm of their hands, through any mobile device, whether working on or offline. Additional information about MSDSonline can be found at www.MSDSonline.com. To learn more about the entire VelocityEHS suite of EHS and sustainability management software products, visit www.EHS.com. More information about Avery’s GHS solutions can be found at www.avery.com/GHS. About Avery Products Corporation Avery Products Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printable labels, name badges, business cards, dividers and more, and markets products under the well-known Avery® brand. The company offers innovative solutions to make life easier, including free templates to design, customize and print projects. Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery products, visit avery.com. About CCL Industries CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 19,000 people and operates 150 production facilities in 35 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.cclind.com. Avery and all other Avery brands, product names and codes are trademarks of Avery Products Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. About VelocityEHS VelocityEHS is a leading provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Avery Products Corporation, a leading manufacturer of printable labels and cards, has partnered with VelocityEHS, a leading cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) software provider to develop a ground-breaking integration that makes generating GHS-aligned chemical container labels a smooth, automated process. With the award-winning Avery UltraDuty® GHS Chemical Labels, and the VelocityEHS MSDSonline chemical management solution, customers can now create and print fully customizable workplace labels with information taken directly from their online library of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) using the free Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard software at avery.com/GHS. “We see the integration between VelocityEHS and our award-winning Avery GHS Wizard labeling software as a first-of-its-kind breakthrough in the industry, making GHS label creation a truly seamless process,” said Jenifer Do, Marketing Director for Industrial Labels at Avery. “Now MSDSonline users can leverage the easy-to-use editing tools from Avery and print their labels on durable Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical labels using a desktop printer or the Avery WePrint® professional printing service with the confidence that the labels will be consistent with their SDS.” Using information captured from SDS in their MSDSonline eBinder, customers can easily generate Avery GHS-aligned secondary chemical container labels in a variety of different sizes, and have expanded customization options, including the ability to resize and move pictograms, text and other information. The Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard software is complimentary to use with Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels and other Avery labels, and no download is required. Customers can easily add logos, barcodes, variable data and other important information to their labels with the user-friendly editing tool, and then print on demand using existing laser and pigment-based inkjet desktop printers. Customers also have the option to have their labels professionally printed and delivered to their door using the Avery WePrint service. “Producing chemical workplace labels is a top concern among employers with limited printing resources,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “This ground-breaking integration with Avery saves MSDSonline customers both time and money by providing them with a broad range of label format options to meet their unique labeling needs and the ability to print using standard desktop printers. In short, we’ve streamlined the printing process to make lifesaving chemical communication faster, simpler and easier – especially for many small to mid-size businesses across the country.” Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels are made with specially engineered, high-performance materials that make them waterproof and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, UV light, tearing and harsh temperatures. In addition, they meet British Standard 5609 for 90-day seawater immersion. The labels are available in a variety of sizes to help identify hazardous materials in containers such as drums, totes, pails, jugs and bottles. Through the VelocityEHS and Avery integration, creating and printing GHS-aligned workplace labels has become an easy and timesaving process, while providing additional label options and capabilities to those looking to better communicate chemical hazards throughout their facilities. To learn more about Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels and the Avery GHS Wizard, visit avery.com/GHS. Additional information about MSDSonline can be found at http://www.MSDSonline.com. About Avery Products Corporation Avery Products Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printable labels, name badges, business cards, dividers and more, and markets products under the well-known Avery® brand. The company offers innovative solutions to make life easier, including free templates to design, customize and print projects. Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery products, visit avery.com. About CCL Industries CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 20,000 people and operates 152 production facilities in 35 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.cclind.com. Avery and all other Avery brands, product names and codes are trademarks of Avery Products Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. About VelocityEHS VelocityEHS is a leading provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.EHS.com.
News Article | February 17, 2017
CHEYENNE, WY and SOUSSE, TUNISIA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2017) - Aircraft manufacturer PM&E, Inc. ( : PMEA) announced today that it has reached a business financing agreement with a very favourable lender CEO Joseph Bourne stated, "Our recent announcements, business activity and partnerships have all garnered new interest among the business financing community. One company in particular has stepped forward and taken ownership in financing our immediate business plans under very favourable terms. Yesterday we signed a 10 million dollar Term Sheet with GHS Investments, LLC in New York. This move is important because it has resulted in a significant improvement of the terms under which we can access capital on an as needed basis. We are pleased to be working with GHS and will commence with becoming a fully reporting company via the filing of a Form 10 registration immediately. The registration will allow for a higher degree of transparency and reliability for our long-term investors." Mr. Bourne said, "In light of this new direction via an S-1 filing, the board and I have decided to terminate the original 10 million dollar Reg-A deal with GPL Ventures, LLC. They are a great company and we appreciate their willingness to support the growth and development of our company, but at this point, this new direction is a better fit for our long term strategy." PM&E, Inc. is an aircraft company with a contracted manufacturing facility located in Sousse, Tunisia. The company is in the process of implementing a modern manufacturing plant in Tunisia and securing a facility for aircraft assembly in Wyoming. The company manufactures their signature line of EVADA Aircraft. Through a strategic partnership, DiNelly EXOGYRO also manufactures their commercial ultra-light gyrocopters at the same facility in Tunisia creating synergies and cost savings for both companies through a shared resources and revenues agreement. Mr. Bourne went on to say, "It quickly became obvious to us that a company of our size and scalability required a more structured and streamlined process for accessing operating capital. Banks and other institutional investors look more favourably upon those companies that raise capital via a Form 10 filing and an S-1 registration. In fact, we are already in preliminary discussions now with some of those same institutions for additional support over the long term. We have additional news that we plan to share next week, but in the meantime, as always, we'd like to thank everyone for their support." Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. In addition to the factors discussed in the filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, among the other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: adverse changes in the business conditions and the general economy; competitive factors, such as rival companies' pricing and marketing efforts; availability of third-party material products at reasonable prices; the financial condition of the customer; risks of obsolescence due to shifts in market demand; and litigation involving product liabilities and consumer issues. PM&E Inc. cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. PM&E Inc. expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
News Article | February 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2017) - Health Advance Inc. (the "Company" or "Health Advance") ( : HADV) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an Equity Financing Agreement ("Agreement") with GHS Investments LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (Hereinafter referred to as "GHS"). The Agreement allows Health Advance to access up to $7 million in capital over the next 24 months. This financing will also allow the Company to continue its growth through acquisitions and will allow the Company to effectively execute its business plan and growth model. GHS Investments, LLC, is a leading private investment group providing financing solutions for high potential small cap companies. The Agreement provides Health Advance with the option to sell to GHS up to $7,000,000 worth of the Company's common stock over a twenty-four month period following the effective date of the Company's registration statement. The Company expects to file its S1 document with the SEC within the next 30 days. Under the terms of the Agreement, Health Advance has the right to deliver from time to time a put notice to GHS stating the dollar amount of put shares that it intends to sell to GHS at eighty (80%) percent of the market price per share according to the terms of the agreement. The market price is calculated as the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock for ten (10) consecutive trading days preceding the put date. "This financing is a key component to our success and we are very excited to have entered into this financing agreement with GHS. We look forward to executing the Company's business model and growth strategies unencumbered," stated President and CEO Jordan Starkman. Certain statements in this document that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate, "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Health Advance Inc. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its current operational or expansion plans; (ii) the Company's ability to build and maintain the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the anticipated growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings.