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Seeds intolerant to desiccation, such as those from Eugenia species, must be stored with a high water content which can contribute to microorganism development and lead to rapid seed deterioration. However, normal chemical control is unsuitable considering the use of these seeds in the natural environment. Thermal (seeds in water at 35 °C to 75 °C/ 30 to 150 min) and osmotic (seeds stored in an osmotic solution varying from -1,5MPa to -4,0 MPa) treatments, as well as controlled drying, could be used but there is little information about them and this gave origin to the present study. Results showed that chemical treatments (carboxin+thiram, captan and carbendazim+thiram) were the most efficient for controlling the most frequent fungal species, including Penicillium sp., Cladosporium sp., Fusarium sp., Pestalotiopsis sp. and Alternaria sp. in seeds of Eugenia brasiliensis ("grumixameira"), E. uniflora ("pitangueira") and E. pyriformis ("uvaieira"). Thermal and osmotic treatments show significant potential for the control of these fungi but specific methodology must be developed, considering the inter-relationships of these treatments and the need to make successive application during seed storage.


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Infant Bacterial Therapeutics AB (publ) ("IBT"), a pharmaceutical company that develops drugs that meet the medical needs of premature infants, will present the company on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Bio-Europe Spring Conference, Rare and Orphan Diseases track, at CCIB Convention Centre, Barcelona, Spain. The conference takes place between March 20-22, 2017. Staffan Strömberg, President and Chief Executive Officer will represent the company in the presentation scheduled to begin at 11:30 local time. About IBT: Infant Bacterial Therapeutics AB (publ) ("IBT") is a pharmaceutical company with a vision to develop drugs influencing the human infant microbiome, and thereby prevent or treat rare diseases affecting premature infants. Using its extensive experience in live bacterial therapeutics and its well-developed knowledge of the action of Lactobacillus reuteri, IBT is developing its lead drug candidate IBP-9414, to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis ("NEC"), a fatal, rare disease that afflicts premature infants. IBT is further pursuing a second rare disease programme IBP-1016 for the treatment of an unmet medical need in gastroschisis, a severe disease in infants. By developing these drugs, IBT has the potential to fulfil unmet needs for diseases where there are currently no prevention or treatment therapies available. The FDA and the European Commission have granted IBT Orphan Drug Designation, and the FDA have granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for IBP-9414 for the prevention of NEC. IBT is listed on Nasdaq First North with Erik Penser Bank as Certified Adviser. www.ibtherapeutics.com


News Article | December 22, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Infinite Biomedical Technologies (IBT), a Baltimore-based medical device company, announced the release of the next generation of its award-winning wireless controller technology — morph2. This technology enables upper limb amputees to switch grips using wireless RFID tags, and its development was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. More than 50,000 people in the U.S. are living with an upper limb amputation, which is most frequently a result of trauma or work-related injuries. morph2 has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of amputees around the world by giving users more seamless control over their prosthetic hands through the use of strategically placed RFID tags. In the last ten years, lifelike multi-functional hands have reached the market promising unprecedented functionality by enabling several unique grip modes. Unfortunately, most of these prostheses are limited to only two inputs making it difficult for users to access these features. However, when paired with the bebionic family of multi-grip hands from Steeper, morph2 empowers users by giving them the control of the right grip at the right time. The morph2 controller uses high-frequency RFID technology to create an invisible “detection cloud” around the prosthesis. The RFID tags act as inputs for the prosthetic hand, allowing for automatic, accurate, and immediate shifts in grip pattern. When an RFID-tagged object is within the detection cloud, the tag wirelessly sends commands to the prosthetic device via morph2 allowing it to switch functions or grips, for example from the tripod grip (used to pick up or manipulate everyday objects) to the power grip (used to shake hands or grab a ball). The morph2 also provides additional benefits beyond switching commands. Using a special “lock/unlock” tag, users can lock their prosthesis in place to ensure a failsafe grip for delicate objects such as beverages and plates. With this tag, users will have the confidence that their prosthesis will not inadvertently open, dropping an object or spilling a beverage. “Conventional methods can be unintuitive, or simply too difficult to reproduce consistently,” said Rahul Kaliki, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of IBT. “Users of morph2 will no longer have to think about the steps needed to change their grip or wrist operation. They’ll simply have to reach near a tag or let the tag tell the hand how to move. It gives them more confidence that their prosthesis will move the way they want it to.” The RFID tags for morph2 are paper thin and come in a variety of sizes. Adhesive backing on the tags allows users to attach tags to virtually any object in an environment (e.g. kitchen, office) or on their person (e.g. in the wallet, pants pocket). The tags do not use batteries and therefore are maintenance-free. From the small tag footprint to the easy integration, morph2 may be a game changer for users that desire greater prosthesis control. For more information, please visit http://www.i-biomed.com. IBT, a Baltimore-based medical device company, which spun out of Johns Hopkins University in 1997, is dedicated to improving the lives of upper-limb amputees. IBT’s technology has enhanced the lives of more than 1,200 people in 21 countries. For more information please visit IBT’s website at http://www.i-biomed.com.


News Article | December 12, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

CEDAR PARK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capitol Credit Union of Texas (CCUTX) of Austin, Texas established a collaborative partnership with IBT, transforming their digital banking presence. Continuous billing issues, lack of communication, and cumbersome processes left CCUTX feeling overlooked by their last provider. Poor customer service and follow-up prompted the institution’s search for a new vendor. “We were impressed with IBT’s mobile capabilities. Not only has the platform been in the market for many years and proven reliable, it will grow with us,” said CCUTX President and CEO, Pierre Cardenas. IBT’s powerful digital platform puts CCUTX and other community financial institutions on the same playing field with larger institutions. IBT’s digital banking channels are fully integrated, allowing greater control over accounts and transactions, which leads to increased adoption rates and improved customer satisfaction. Branded, secure sites help credit unions expand their market presence with new product highlights and customized promotions. “Big Box providers rarely send representatives to community financial institutions during conversion, and their web and phone support usually falls short. IBT is on-site before, during, and after conversion, experiencing challenges in real-time. Our presence fosters communication and relays the appropriate urgency to the development and installation teams back at IBT offices,” said IBT CEO Mark Dittman. “Converting with IBT was outstanding. Throughout the process, the IBT team was on-site, listening to our concerns and supporting us every step of the way. We found their level of support tremendous especially from what we had experienced before. They felt like an extension of our own team,” added Cardenas. The staff at CCUTX is thrilled with IBT’s platform. The user-friendly interface, exceptional training, and support has allowed many CCUTX representatives to become subject matter experts in a matter of weeks. These experts are now able to provide customers with first-call resolutions. Service levels are at record highs and abandon rates are lower than ever. According to Cardenas, “We have experienced incredible response times with IBT. Direct access to their representatives is refreshing, and expedites problem-solving. From developers to the executive team, IBT thinks outside the box and presents solutions that are both unexpected and ideal. Best of all, they include us in their design process. It gives me great comfort knowing that IBT is there when I need them.” Mr. Dittman added, “IBT is dedicated to every client’s success and committed to nurturing relationships that can stand the test of time. We pride ourselves on taking initiative and anticipating client needs.” Founded in 1954, Capitol Credit Union serves central Texas with a heavy emphasis on remote delivery channels. We have presence in south, downtown, and north Austin, with the intention to continue to serve our members in and outside the Austin area. We are community/association based with a core membership of State and Capital of Texas employees. As our members move throughout Texas or beyond, we will continue to serve their financial needs. For more information, visit www.ccutx.org. IBT is a true partner that strengthens relationships and enhances customer retention. IBT’s Core processing with i2Suite is the right way to do business for you and your customers, reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing compliance. i2Suite is a powerful and scalable solution that exemplifies the next generation of core processing and data management solutions. For more information, visit IBTapps.com.


News Article | December 19, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

CEDAR PARK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XCEL Federal Credit Union (XCEL) of Bloomfield, NJ has partnered with IBT to integrate various payment, lending, and content management services in a streamlined user interface, improving performance for its members. XCEL initiated their search for a new digital banking provider when the previous vendor was reluctant to incorporate certain partners into the digital banking channels. They chose IBT based on their understanding of the importance of systems integration, and their eagerness to develop new integrations that provide members with more robust, cohesive solutions. “We were impressed with IBT’s flexibility. They have the ability to support a variety of integrations now, and generate new integrations as needed. They met our needs while exceeding our expectations,” said XCEL VP and CIO, Michael Mahiya. IBT’s comprehensive online and mobile banking platforms provide XCEL with robust, fully-branded, and secure internet banking sites that showcase product offerings, and give members greater control. Coupled with IBT’s advanced bill pay feature, XCEL maximizes convenience for its members. XCEL puts a high priority on serving members with innovative solutions. IBT responded by providing XCEL with an inventive, custom solution with superior functionality. “IBT acted as an extension of our team, brainstorming and solving problems with us. Mr. Dittman thought outside the box and devised a solution that leveraged an existing system to better serve our members. It’s a great feeling knowing dedicated folks like that are in our corner. That’s the IBT Difference,” exclaimed Mahiya. “Developing long-standing business relationships is our primary objective, and those partnerships are built on trust and mutual support. As a result of our ability to adapt and accommodate XCEL’s needs, we will be able to offer the new integrations to our existing clients,” said IBT CEO Mark Dittman. IBT’s fully-integrated digital banking channels deliver simple yet superior functionality across the digital landscape and help credit unions expand their market presence. Focused on uniting service with technology, XCEL FCU has been serving our members with exceptional financial products and services with the appropriate technology to make you feel at home since 1964. Our mission is to be the primary financial institution for members by providing the highest quality affordable products and services, delivered with honesty and integrity in a convenient and secure manner for generations to come. XCEL FCU has been voted one of the best places to work in New Jersey for the past six consecutive years! Learn more about us at www.XCELfcu.org. IBT is a true partner that strengthens relationships and enhances customer retention. IBT’s Core processing with i2Suite is the right way to do business for you and your customers, reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing compliance. i2Suite is a powerful and scalable solution that exemplifies the next generation of core processing and data management solutions. For more information, visit IBTapps.com.


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Horticultura Brasileira | Year: 2012

In vitro cultivation is the main propagation method for the family Orchidaceae, whereas nitrogen is the most important nutrient in the culture media. This work was carried out to study the influence of different nitrogen concentrations on the in vitro growth of the orchid Phalaenopsis amabilis. Nitrogen concentrations varied by altering the ionic balance of the Murashige & Skoog (MS) culture medium. Plants, 360 days old, were cultivated in liquid MS, modified with 7.5, 15, 30, 45, and 60 mM N. After 180 days, we assessed plant and root length, number of leaves and roots, and fresh and dry weight of leaves, roots and plants. Treatments were assigned to completely randomized plots, with four replications. Plots consisted of five three-plant flasks. The lowest nitrogen level (7.5 mM) in the medium induced root development in length, number, and fresh and dry weight. The concentration 30 mM N stimulated both emission and dry weight accumulation of leaves. The original nitrogen concentration in the MS medium (60 mM) was excessive for the in vitro growth of P. amabilis.


News Article | February 21, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

CEDAR PARK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IBT, a developer of powerful and scalable applications and data management solutions for financial institutions, declared 2016 a banner year characterized by steady growth, innovative product advancement, and consistent profitability. IBT’s products and services help community financial institutions expand their reach, target new markets, and outperform the competition. IBT entered two new states, continuing their expansion into the Midwest and Southeast. A significant portion of its success is a result of their focus on digital banking solutions. “A testament to IBT’s flexibility, as well as the robust functionality and ease of use of their products, is the acquisition of several credit union clients, one notably, in New Jersey,” stated Mike Golebiowski, President of IBT. Stable progress amidst political and regulatory uncertainty and a highly competitive marketplace is attributed to the strength of IBT’s product and service offering. Development is driven by a time-tested strategy for anticipating the needs of community financial institutions, and meeting those needs with innovative products and enhancements that promote consumer adoption. Attuned to client feedback, IBT answered the call with continued focus on regulatory compliance and by simplifying the delivery of products and services. Continuing their relentless pursuit of best-of-breed vendors for their clients, they also framed new partnerships with some of the largest fintech companies in the U.S. IBT continually reinvests the majority of their earnings in research and development. In addition to a 20% increase in staff, the firm made significant additions to the executive management team. Directors of information technology, compliance, client service and marketing will drive the company in a new and exciting direction. Personal investment in client relationships remains a top priority for IBT. The IBT Difference is a philosophy that permeates the organization and motivates staff to go beyond their exemplary client service. These dedicated professionals provide personal care to community financial institutions, from design and implementation, to training and support. According to Pierre Cardenas, President and CEO of Capitol Credit Union of Texas, “We have experienced incredible response times with IBT. Direct access to their representatives is refreshing, and expedites problem solving. From developers to the executive team, IBT thinks outside the box and presents solutions that are both unexpected and ideal. Best of all, they include us in their design process. It gives me great comfort knowing that IBT is there when I need them.” At the third annual user’s conference, IBT clients and partners gathered in Austin, Texas to exchange ideas, learn about new product features, and network with other community financial institutions. “We’re delighted by recent successes, but see even greater things for the New Year. The growth of our executive team coupled with exciting product developments, and a reinvented user conference will help our clients reach new heights,” said Mark Dittman, IBT CEO. IBT is a true partner that strengthens relationships and enhances customer retention. IBT’s Core processing with i2Suite is the right way to do business for you and your customers, reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing compliance. i2Suite is a powerful and scalable solution that exemplifies the next generation of core processing and data management solutions. For more information, please visit IBTapps.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IBTapps Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/integrated-bank-technology

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