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Intergen is a New Zealand-based company that specializes in the delivery of Microsoft-based software and technology.Founded in 2001, the company is the largest dedicated provider of Microsoft services in New Zealand. The company has a history which goes back to 1995, with the original establishment of Glazier Systems. As of March 2014, the company had 380 employees. Wikipedia.

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Gunduz M.,Hematology Oncology Hospital | Ekici F.,Hematology Oncology Hospital | Ozaydn E.,Hematology Oncology Hospital | Ceylaner S.,Intergen | Perez B.,Autonomous University of Madrid
European Journal of Pediatrics | Year: 2014

Methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria, cobalamin C (CblC) disease (OMIM 277400), is the most frequent inborn error of vitamin B12 (cobalamin, Cbl) metabolism and is caused by an inability of the cell to convert Cbl to its active forms (MeCbl and AdoCbl). More than 75 mutations have been identified in the MMACHC gene which is responsible for CblC disease. We present a case with CblC disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as the main symptom. The patient improved dramatically with parenteral hydroxocobalamin treatment. Most cases of CblC disease have a multisystemic disease with failure to thrive, developmental delay, hypotonia, visual impairment, and hematologic manifestations. This patient had isolated pulmonary hypertension and hyperhomocysteinemia which is thought to be an important factor in the pathogenesis of PAH. Genetic analysis identified a novel homozygous mutation (c.484G > T; p.Gly162Trp) in the MMACHC gene. Conclusion: CblC disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Degerliyurt A.,Hematology Oncology Hospital | Ceylaner S.,Intergen | Ozdag H.,Ankara University
Genetic Counseling | Year: 2012

We report an 11-year-old female with 7q11.23 microduplication detected by an array-CGH test performed because of her atypical facial appearance while being followed-up with diagnoses of epilepsy and cerebral palsy at the pediatric neurology department since she was 3 months old. We emphasize that the facial phenotype by itself should arise suspicion of the 7q11.23 duplication.

Ceylaner G.,Intergen | Altinkaya S.O.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Care Education and Research Hospital | Mollamahmutoglu L.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Care Education and Research Hospital | Ceylaner S.,Intergen
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics | Year: 2010

Objective: To identify the distribution of cytogenetic abnormalities among Turkish women with premature ovarian failure (POF). Method: A karyotype analysis was performed at the Medical Genetics Department of Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, for 75 women younger than 40 years found to have POF over a 5-year period. Results: There were 18 familial cases (24%), 1 of which involving an abnormality of the X chromosome [46,X,del(X)(q22)]. Sixteen patients (21.3%) had chromosomal abnormalities such as Xq and Xp deletions, translocations, and numerical aberrations; 2 had Swyer syndrome; 2 were fragile X premutation carriers; and 1 had galactosemia. Conclusion: A genetic cause of POF was identified in 39 (52%) of 75 patients. A thorough genetic evaluation of women with POF should be performed regardless of clinical features suggestive of chromosomal abnormality. © 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Arslan E.A.,Hacettepe University | Ceylaner S.,Intergen | Turanli G.,Istanbul University
Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports | Year: 2014

Purpose: Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare X-linked semidominant syndromic genetic disorder that is characterized by typical facial and radiologic findings, psychomotor and growth retardation, and various skeletal anomalies. A distinctive paroxysmal disorder called stimulus-bound myoclonus is clinically heterogeneous and is generally characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone that is regained within a few seconds and is induced by sudden auditory or tactile stimulus. As the pathophysiology of stimulus-induced drop episodes (SIDEs) is not well understood, there is no definite therapy for those episodes. Methods: We report a 15-year-old female with stimulus-induced drop episodes occurring many times a day that resulted in failure to perform her daily activities. Because her SIDEs were misdiagnosed as atonic seizures, she was treated with several antiepileptic drugs, including valproic acid, levetiracetam, lamotrigine, primidone, carbamazepine, and clobazam. Results: We realized that her clinical and radiological findings, together with SIDEs, are compatible with Coffin-Lowry syndrome. All of her medications were discontinued following the diagnosis of SIDE, and she was started on clonazepam. After treatment, she became more independent and was able to perform her daily activities. Subsequently, her episodes decreased from 3 times a day to 1-2 times a month. Sodium oxybate and fluoxetine were added to the treatment protocol without remarkable improvement. Her genetic analysis revealed a heterozygous variation of CLS. Conclusion: We conclude that SIDE should be included in a differential diagnosis of epileptic seizures in patients with CLS and that clonazepam is an effective choice in the treatment of SIDEs. © 2014.

News Article | October 20, 2014
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Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed company Empired has paid NZ$19.5 million for New Zealand IT services company Intergen. The deal grants the Trans-Tasman Microsoft services provider 825 staff members across 15 Australasian locations and one North American office. Intergen's 370 New Zealand and North American staff members will continue to operate under the Intergen brand, Empired told the ASX this morning. Intergen's Australian offices, however, will merge with Empired's operations, "where there is a strong alignment with Microsoft services, including SharePoint and Dynamics CRM". Empired said Intergen's directors and senior managers will remain with the business, and Intergen shareholders will become shareholders in Empired's newly enlarged business. Intergen CEO Tony Stewart said the company has been building its Australian business for a number of years. Empired managing director Russell Baskerville said clients will benefit from a broader range of services, backed by an Australian listed company. "Our combined organisation is positioned to take advantage of significant growth opportunities, capitalising on the burgeoning Microsoft opportunity with solutions clearly focused on 'as-a-service' and 'consumption'-based models around cloud, mobility, big data/business analytics, and the advent of social in the enterprise," Baskerville said.

News Article | November 22, 2013
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New Zealand’s Government chief information officer, Colin MacDonald, has launched a further all-of-government service – cloud-based enterprise content management as a service. MacDonald said the new service will help agencies create better public services by improving their ability to create, store, share, protect and manage their digital information. “This will help us to unlock the value of the information held across government to design and deliver new services and support evidence-based policy-making,” he said. The launch comes just weeks after the debut of an all of government desktop service and is part of a large programme of similar rollouts under the Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017 announced in June. New Zealand firm Intergen has been selected for the ECMS supplier panel alongside international companies Team Informatics and Open Text. MacDonald said privacy was a key consideration during the procurement. “ECMS allows agencies to set and control who has access to information stored in the ECMS; this information can be audited by each agency.” An office productivity service that will standardise agencies’ approaches to email is expected soon.

News Article | May 28, 2015
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Global mining leader, Rio Tinto has awarded a AU$20 million contract to Perth-based IT services company, Empired, to provide management for more than 170 of Rio Tinto's enterprise applications. The contract is an initial three year deal, with two separate one year options, and will see Empired support a number of technologies and platforms, ranging from its existing legacy platforms, to Oracle, and applications built with Microsoft's .Net, SharePoint, and CRM. Russell Baskerville, managing director of Empired said that Rio Tinto presents a great opportunity to the company. "I am also pleased to see our extended Microsoft capability through the acquisitions of OBS, eSavvy, and Intergen leveraged to provide a seamless and cohesive solution to Rio Tinto. "These acquisitions have been pivotal to our strategy and this win vindicates our strategy to leverage the broader capability to win large multi-year contracts." In October last year, Empired announced a AU$12 million contract with the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand. Baskerville said that Empired is confident of securing additional contracts to announce in the future.

News Article | October 14, 2008
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AIG Highstar Capital II, L.P. (AIG Highstar II) and certain of its investment affiliates have completed the sale of its 50% interest in Intergen NV to infrastructure developer GMR Infrastructure Ltd. No financial terms were disclosed. InterGen is a global power generation company based in The Netherlands. It was acquired in 2005 by Highstar and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. InterGen N.V., headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leading global power generation company with operating power plants located across five countries with total gross capacity of 12,766 MW (8,086 MW of operational capacity and 4,680 MW of projects under development). InterGen’s operating plants are located in the UK, The Netherlands, Mexico, Australia and the Philippines. These facilities include 5,280 net equity MW in operation, 428 MW under construction, 523 MW under agreement.   InterGen was formed in 1995 and was purchased by Highstar and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) in 2005.   Commenting on the transaction, Highstar Founder and Managing Partner Christopher H. Lee stated, “The sale of our interests in InterGen continues a decade-long track record of successfully investing in infrastructure assets and businesses with sustainable downside protection, coupled with upside potential.”   Lee added that, “The investment was led for Highstar by Partners John Stokes and Michael Miller, who were instrumental in working with InterGen management to add value, including hands-on practical input to the business’ operations. We exit our investment leaving InterGen as a strong, well-capitalized company under the exceptional leadership of current CEO Neil H. Smith and his very capable team. We have greatly enjoyed working with management and our partners at OTPP during our ownership of InterGen. We are confident that GMR will be a great new partner for InterGen as it continues to the next level of well-deserved success.”   The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2008, subject to regulatory approvals.   Lehman Brothers acted as financial advisor to Highstar and Sidley Austin LLP acted as Highstar’s legal council.  

News Article | March 27, 2015
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Perth-based technology services company Empired is signalling a strategy shift for its cloud-based Cohesion enterprise content management system (ECMS). Developed by New Zealand-based Intergen, which Empired acquired in October, Cohesion is one of three ECMS options on a non-mandatory all-of-government supply panel. In New Zealand, Cohesion is hosted on the government's infrastructure-as-a-service platform, effectively making it a private cloud offering. In fact, Intergen chief executive Simon Bright said, delivering such a full multi-tenanted environment on SharePoint is "probably a world first". Bright told ZDNet that Empired is now planning to offer Cohesion, which is built largely on Microsoft's SharePoint, in Australia. When that happens, however, it is likely to be deployed on Microsoft's Azure as a hybrid cloud service. That architecture shift would allow organisations to store sensitive and confidential material within their own datacentres or private clouds while using compute power from the public cloud. "We are doing work around what that would look like," Bright said, adding that in Australia, Cohesion won't just be targeting the government, but the commercial sector as well. Bright said that while Cohesion was built primarily in SharePoint, it also uses third-party services, such as RecordPoint, to ensure that it meets the compliance requirements of New Zealand's Public Records Act. It also includes tools to enable email collaboration and drag-and-drop functionality for file handling. Last month, Intergen won its third government ECMS deal in New Zealand, when the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) inked a NZ$12 million, six-year contract to adopt Cohesion. Deployment at MPI is now under way, with the system expected to go live in April, MPI's director of business technology and IS, Tracy Voice, said. Another deployment, at New Zealand's Public Trust, is expected to go live in September. Voice said MPI had reached a stage where it needed to refresh its document management capabilities and move towards enterprise content management. She added that the ministry had also just completed a rollout of Microsoft Office 2013. The availability of collaboration tools within Cohesion was a major drawcard, she said. It also aligns with the government's cloud-first and common capabilities strategies. Empired managing director Russell Baskerville said the MPI win cements the decision by Intergen management to commit substantial resources over three years in developing and positioning the Cohesion cloud service. Announcing the MPI contract last month, Empired told the Australian Securities Exchange that such cloud-based services with proprietary intellectual property improve margins and build annuity-based recurring revenue.

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