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Southampton, Pa., USA, June 8, 2017 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation business unit, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract from St. John's University (SJU) for the delivery and support of an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)) training suite. The ADMS-Command virtual reality training systems will be delivered to SJU in Queens, NY, and integrated in their Homeland Security curriculum. The addition of the simulator will bridge the gap between academic studies and real-world experience, and allow students to practice what they have learned in a safe and controlled environment. A variety of scenarios can be exercised, including an active shooter on campus, HAZMAT and CBRNe situations, medical emergencies and natural disasters.  The system features ETC's Signature Simulation Technology including the new Scene Builder, which allows the user to import custom sounds, images, and videos into the simulation, providing more flexibility with scenario generation. The Homeland Security Program at St. John's University focuses on the protection of the nation's critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters. "I am extremely pleased at the integration of this innovative simulation technology into our curriculum", Dr. Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP, and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John's University, stated. "This will help us prepare our students in both the theory and application of homeland security, emergency management, and communication and coordination principles, strategies, and tactics." "We not only envision the ADMS system as a practical tool to be integrated into our foundational curriculum, we can also see research and other high impact applications as added value on our investment", added Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD, tenured faculty in the Homeland Security Program and Simulation Laboratory Project Lead. Active shooter on campus within the ADMS system ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), firefighting techniques and tactics (ADMS-Fire), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and police operations, crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Police).  ETC's signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise.  ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way. ETC Simulation (www.ETCsimulation.com), located in Orlando, FL, specializes in virtual reality emergency response and disaster management training systems.  Their hallmark product, ADMS(TM), is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, with more than one million successful training hours completed globally. ETC (OTC Pink: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions.  These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat, and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies.  ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA.  For more information about ETC, visit http://www.etcusa.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, and these statements may include terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "future", "predict", "potential", "intend", or "continue", and similar expressions.  We base our forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events or future financial performance.  Our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by these forward-looking statements.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


Southampton, Pa., USA, June 8, 2017 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation business unit, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract from St. John's University (SJU) for the delivery and support of an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)) training suite. The ADMS-Command virtual reality training systems will be delivered to SJU in Queens, NY, and integrated in their Homeland Security curriculum. The addition of the simulator will bridge the gap between academic studies and real-world experience, and allow students to practice what they have learned in a safe and controlled environment. A variety of scenarios can be exercised, including an active shooter on campus, HAZMAT and CBRNe situations, medical emergencies and natural disasters.  The system features ETC's Signature Simulation Technology including the new Scene Builder, which allows the user to import custom sounds, images, and videos into the simulation, providing more flexibility with scenario generation. The Homeland Security Program at St. John's University focuses on the protection of the nation's critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters. "I am extremely pleased at the integration of this innovative simulation technology into our curriculum", Dr. Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP, and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John's University, stated. "This will help us prepare our students in both the theory and application of homeland security, emergency management, and communication and coordination principles, strategies, and tactics." "We not only envision the ADMS system as a practical tool to be integrated into our foundational curriculum, we can also see research and other high impact applications as added value on our investment", added Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD, tenured faculty in the Homeland Security Program and Simulation Laboratory Project Lead. Active shooter on campus within the ADMS system ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), firefighting techniques and tactics (ADMS-Fire), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and police operations, crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Police).  ETC's signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise.  ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way. ETC Simulation (www.ETCsimulation.com), located in Orlando, FL, specializes in virtual reality emergency response and disaster management training systems.  Their hallmark product, ADMS(TM), is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, with more than one million successful training hours completed globally. ETC (OTC Pink: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions.  These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat, and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies.  ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA.  For more information about ETC, visit http://www.etcusa.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, and these statements may include terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "future", "predict", "potential", "intend", or "continue", and similar expressions.  We base our forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events or future financial performance.  Our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by these forward-looking statements.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


Southampton, Pa., USA, June 8, 2017 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation business unit, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract from St. John's University (SJU) for the delivery and support of an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)) training suite. The ADMS-Command virtual reality training systems will be delivered to SJU in Queens, NY, and integrated in their Homeland Security curriculum. The addition of the simulator will bridge the gap between academic studies and real-world experience, and allow students to practice what they have learned in a safe and controlled environment. A variety of scenarios can be exercised, including an active shooter on campus, HAZMAT and CBRNe situations, medical emergencies and natural disasters.  The system features ETC's Signature Simulation Technology including the new Scene Builder, which allows the user to import custom sounds, images, and videos into the simulation, providing more flexibility with scenario generation. The Homeland Security Program at St. John's University focuses on the protection of the nation's critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters. "I am extremely pleased at the integration of this innovative simulation technology into our curriculum", Dr. Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP, and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John's University, stated. "This will help us prepare our students in both the theory and application of homeland security, emergency management, and communication and coordination principles, strategies, and tactics." "We not only envision the ADMS system as a practical tool to be integrated into our foundational curriculum, we can also see research and other high impact applications as added value on our investment", added Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD, tenured faculty in the Homeland Security Program and Simulation Laboratory Project Lead. Active shooter on campus within the ADMS system ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), firefighting techniques and tactics (ADMS-Fire), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and police operations, crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Police).  ETC's signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise.  ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way. ETC Simulation (www.ETCsimulation.com), located in Orlando, FL, specializes in virtual reality emergency response and disaster management training systems.  Their hallmark product, ADMS(TM), is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, with more than one million successful training hours completed globally. ETC (OTC Pink: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions.  These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat, and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies.  ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA.  For more information about ETC, visit http://www.etcusa.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, and these statements may include terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "future", "predict", "potential", "intend", or "continue", and similar expressions.  We base our forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events or future financial performance.  Our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by these forward-looking statements.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated life sciences and food industries, has hired Gabrielle Mosiniak as one of the firm’s consulting engineers. Mosiniak attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in biology. She was awarded the Provost Scholarship and graduated cum laude. Mosiniak assists with laboratory testing and completes protocols and reports for distribution and thermal testing at Modality's’ Advantage Transport Simulation Laboratory™. She also writes and updates standard operating procedures, and she assembles data packages for reporting. Through these responsibilities, Mosiniak consistently works with clients to listen to their needs so that she can design and develop cold chain packaging based on their parameters and objectives. Prior to joining the cold chain management team, Mosiniak worked for The Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering Department’s Summer Design Experience, where she implemented the Engineering Design Process to improve prototypes of past senior design projects. Working in a team-based environment, she focused on sensory prosthesis and red blood cell filter projects as well as gained experience with machining parts, simple circuit design, and Arduino programming. Mosiniak’s academic engineering projects expanded to Nanjing, China where she was selected to participate in international design research focused on heparin nanoparticles for cancer treatment at Nanjing University. Locally, as part of her senior year design project, the Lower Extremity Postural Support, she has been part of the interdisciplinary team collaborating with clinical and community mentors to reach the goal of designing and building a wheelchair to support residual limbs of patients with amputations. “Gabrielle joining our team of cold chain management experts supports our goals for continued growth,” said Modality Solutions President, Gary Hutchinson. “We are excited to have Gabrielle bring her experience to our proprietary transport simulation lab. She works independently and in collaboration with others to provide program management assistance as it relates to thermal packaging engineering solutions for our clients from highly-regulated industries such as life sciences, food, and biotechnology.” | To learn more about Modality Solutions visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. The company's subject matter experts are frequent presenters at global cold chain industry conferences. For more information visit http://www.modality-solutions.com.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for life science and food industries, is pleased to announce its bronze sponsorship and panel participation at the 9th Annual Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) Forum titled “Preparing the Biotech Supply Chain for 2025, The Onward March.” The all-day event will be held Thursday, October 20 at the Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo in Forest City, California. Modality Solutions’ President Gary Hutchinson will be a panelist on the Track 1: Clinical Supply Chain & Cold Chain topic -- "Cold Chain Realities: Keeping Executives Awake at Night." Hutchinson joins panelists Doug Wettegren, Global Key Account Manager, Envirotainer; Alex Guillen, Global Cold Chain Director, Fisher Clinical Services; Jim Peyton, Associate Director, Supply Chain, Gilead Science; Wahiba Hall, Leader, Global Transportation and Cold Chain, Pharmacy Group, Bayer Health; and moderator Vishal Singal, Principal Real World Insights, QuintilesIMS. During the session, the industry stakeholders will present solutions for the successful deployment of the emerging temperature-controlled logistics and cold chain technology. Assessments will be made of packaging, engineering standards, business processes, information systems and monitoring mechanisms. Attendees will take away a blueprint for the global manufacturing, logistics and distribution of temperature-sensitive materials and finished products. “Our forum sponsorship and participation on the BSMA supply chain and cold-chain panel supports our continued commitment to help life science companies explore cost-reduction strategies, understand changing industry standards, and initiate risk management processes to ensure compliance, quality and product integrity,” said Gary Hutchinson. Conference organizer, Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA), was born out of a need to create a worldwide community of operations and supply chain management leaders and professionals in the biotech, biopharma, and biomedical device industries. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to more than 400 bio firms, the alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industries. This year's conference is incorporating a town hall environment to promote shared learning and collaboration. For more information on the BSMA Forum, go to http://biosupplyalliance.com To learn more about Modality Solutions, visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. Additional information can be found at http://www.modality-solutions.com.


News Article | December 5, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for life science and food industries, is pleased to announce its sponsorship and presentation at the 2016 Global Cold Chain Exchange. The three-day IQPC Exchange event will be held December 7 – 9 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida. On day one of the Exchange, Modality Solutions’ President Gary Hutchinson will present a case study titled: Preparing for Your Biosimilar Cold Chain for a FDA Biologics Licensing Application (BLA). During this interactive session, attendees will learn the necessary steps and the differences in approach required for filing a biosimilar cold chain. Gary Hutchinson shared, “Regulatory expectations for filing a biosimilar BLA are significantly more challenging for biologics targeting an unmet clinical need. The qualification of the technology, the validation of cold chain processes, and even the stress testing of drug product formulations for suitability for use in a cold chain are under stricter scrutiny.” The Global Cold Chain Exchange is a premier event on maintaining compliance, safety, and security throughout the cold chain. The program is specifically designed for supply chain, packaging and logistics executives in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Attendance is exclusive, participation is strictly limited to senior executives from leading corporations to facilitate true peer-level networking for delegation and speakers. This year’s Exchange program covers procedural, substantive and legislative issues that impact cold chain logistics, including: increased globalization and International regulations; standardized data monitoring; supply chain efficiency; handover delays with product sensitivity and risk management; quality agreements with carriers and 3PL’s; the future direction of global cold chain matters, and other pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry cold chain challenges. “We are excited to sponsor and present at this year’s Global Cold Chain Exchange. It provides one of the most credible interactive forums for supply chain, logistics and distribution executives to share ideas and cold chain solutions,” said Hutchinson. “At Modality Solutions, we are committed to helping life science companies explore cost-reduction strategies, understand changing industry standards, and initiate risk management processes to ensure compliance, quality and product integrity. Exchange participants take away actionable insights to stay ahead in the evolving cold chain environment." In addition, the Exchange offers a variety of unique learning styles and sessions. Attendees can select and build a customized itinerary that reflects their current initiatives, priorities, and future strategic objectives. These opportunities include: conference sessions, one-on-one meetings, master classes and BrainWeave® discussions. To learn more about Modality Solutions, visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. For more information visit http://www.modality-solutions.com.


News Article | December 20, 2016
Site: phys.org

Magnetic nanovortices, so-called "skyrmions", count among the most promising candidates for the future of information technology. Processors and storage media making use of these tiny structures could one day lead to the further miniaturization of IT devices and improve their energy efficiency significantly. Materials possessing suitable vortices can be identified in particular by their topological charge, an essential characteristic of skyrmions. To determine this property experimentally has up to now been a very laborious process. Physicists from Jülich have now put forward a simpler method which could speed up the screening of suitable materials, using X-rays. The magnetic moment of an atom has two contributions, the spin part, which arises from the alignment of the intrinsic spin angular momentum of the electrons, and the orbital part,related to the coordinated orbital motion of the electrons. The former is the dominant source of the magnetic moment of the atoms in a solid, while the latter is usually found when spin-orbit coupling is active. However, a few years ago it was found that – even without spin-orbit coupling – an orbital moment can be finite. To make that happen, at least three magnetic atoms have to be combined, forming a trimer with a non-collinear and non-planar magnetic structure. A team of theoretical physicists from the Jülich Institute "Quantum Theory of Materials" (PGI-1/IAS-1) has now analysed the effect in detail for such magnetic trimers, and examined the consequences for skyrmions. The scientists propose a protocol on how to probe this contribution to the orbital magnetism, and furthermore, how to employ it to detect and distinguish different types of skyrmions. "One of the most important quantities characterizing the skyrmion is the topological charge, also known as the 'skyrmion number'", explains Dr. Manuel dos Santos Dias, Postdoc in institute's Young Investigators Group "Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory"(Funsilab). "A direct measurement of the topological charge has been difficult, as it requires a detailed map of the three-dimensional magnetic structure or finding certain signatures in transport experiments. Therefore, only very few experiments have been undertaken. Skyrmions with a richer internal structure have also attracted attention recently, and our proposed protocol naturally enables its experimental determination." Jun.-Prof. Samir Lounis, head of Funsilab, adds: "We propose a spectroscopic approach using X-ray magnetic circular dichroism to measure this quantity fast and efficiently. The technique could be implemented at any synchrotron covering the soft X-ray regime." Explore further: Team ahead of the 'curve' in magnetic study More information: Manuel dos Santos Dias et al. Chirality-driven orbital magnetic moments as a new probe for topological magnetic structures, Nature Communications (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13613


Lanning S.K.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Brickhouse T.H.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Gunsolley J.C.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Ranson S.L.,Simulation Laboratory | Willett R.M.,Virginia Commonwealth University
Patient Education and Counseling | Year: 2011

Objective: To explore the correlation of student and faculty assessments of, second-year dental students' (D2s) communicative skills during simulated patient interviews. Methods: Eighty-two D2s, 14 student instructors and 8 faculty used a 5-point scale, (1 = poor-5 = excellent) to assess 12 specific communicative skills of D2s generating assessment sources of self, peer-group, student instructor, and faculty. Mean scores and comparisons between assessment sources were calculated. Spearman correlations evaluated relationships between specific skills and assessment sources. Results: Mean assessment score and standard error for peer-group (4.14 ± 0.04), was higher than self (3.86 ± 0.06, p< 0.05) yet slightly higher than student instructor (4.07 ± 0.04) and faculty (3.93 ± 0.10). Regarding assessment sources, the degree of correlation from highest to lowest was peer-group and student instructor (ρ=. 0.46, p< 0.0001), self and student instructor (ρ=. 0.35, p< 0.002), self and peer-group (ρ=. 0.28, p< 0.02). The correlations between student instructor and faculty, faculty and self, and faculty and peer-group were nonsignificant. Conclusion: Student assessments were different from faculty by mean score and correlation index. Future studies are needed to determine the nature of the differences found between student and faculty assessments. Practice implications: Peer, student instructor and faculty assessments of dental students' communicative skills are not necessarily interchangeable but may offer uniquely different and valuable feedback to students. © 2010.

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