News Article | February 27, 2017
— The growing pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries, increasing spending on pharmaceutical R&D and growth in manufacturing industries in emerging nations are key factors driving the market growth for particle counters. On the other hand, technical limitations of particle counters are expected to restrain the growth of the market to a certain extent. Browse 96 tables and 33 figures, 10 Company profiles spread across 152 pages available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/873257-particle-counters-market-by-product-airborne-particle-counters-liquid-particle-counters-application-cleanroom-monitoring-contamination-monitoring-of-liquids-and-end-user-healthcare-industry-semiconductor-i-st-to-2021.html . Based on type, the market is segmented into airborne and liquid particle counters. In 2016, the airborne particle counters segment is expected to command the largest share of the global market. The large share of this segment can be attributed to factors such as increasing cleanroom monitoring in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and growing awareness about indoor air quality monitoring. On the basis of application, the global particle counters market is segmented into cleanroom monitoring, air quality monitoring, contamination monitoring of liquids, drinking water application, aerosol monitoring and research, chemical contamination monitoring, and other applications. The cleanroom monitoring segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2016. This segment is also projected to register the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. The increasing pharmaceutical industry and rising semiconductor industry are expected to augment the demand for particle counters in these applications. In 2016, North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global particle counters market, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. The large share of North America can be attributed to the growth of end-use industries for particle counters and increasing use of particle counters in air pollution monitoring. During the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth, mainly due to the growth in manufacturing in India and China, rising pharmaceutical industry in India, and increasing regulation of high-pollution sectors in China. The report includes the study of key players offering particle counters such as Particle Measuring Systems (U.S.), Beckman Coulter (U.K.), RION Co., Ltd (Japan), Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions (U.S.), TSI (U.S.), and Climet Instruments Company (U.S.). Order a copy of Particle Counters Market by Product (Airborne Particle Counters, Liquid Particle Counters), Application (Cleanroom Monitoring, Contamination Monitoring of Liquids), and End User (Healthcare Industry, Semiconductor Industry) - Global Forecast to 2021 research report at http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=873257 . The market witnesses high competitive intensity, as there are several big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies (expansions; product launches; marketing and promotion; agreements, collaborations, contracts, partnerships, and joint ventures; funding; acquisitions; patent grants, website launches, and product enhancement) to increase their market shares and establish a strong foothold in the global particle counters market. ReportsnReports.com is an online market research reports library of 500,000+ in-depth studies of over 5000 micro markets. Not limited to any one industry, ReportsnReports.com offers research studies on agriculture, energy and power, chemicals, environment, medical devices, healthcare, food and beverages, water, advanced materials and much more. For more information, please visit http://www.reportsandreports.com
News Article | February 17, 2017
According to a new market research report "Particle Counters Market by Product (Airborne Particle Counters, Liquid Particle Counters), Application (Cleanroom Monitoring, Contamination Monitoring of Liquids), and End User (Healthcare Industry, Semiconductor Industry) - Global Forecast to 2021" published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach USD 330.6 Million by 2021 from USD 275.9 Million in 2016, at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2016 to 2021. Browse 96 market data Tables and 33 Figures spread through 152 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Particle Counters Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The report analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints/challenges, and opportunities. This report studies the global Particle Counters Market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. Growing pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries, increasing spending on pharmaceutical R&D, and growth in the manufacturing industries in emerging nations are key factors driving the market growth for particle counters. The global Particle Counters Market is segmented on the basis of type, application, end user, and region. Based on type, the market is segmented into airborne and liquid particle counters. In 2016, the airborne particle counters segment is expected to command the largest share of the global market. The large share of this segment can be attributed to factors such as increasing cleanroom monitoring in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and growing awareness about indoor air quality monitoring. The airborne particle counters segment is further categorized into portable particle counters, remote particle counters, handheld particle counters, and condensation particle counters. In 2016, the portable particle counters segment is estimated to command the largest share and register the highest CAGR in global airborne Particle Counters Market. The liquid particle counters segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Liquid particle counters are further segmented into online and offline particle counters. The online liquid particle counters segment is estimated to command the largest share and register the highest CAGR in the global liquid Particle Counters Market. On the basis of application, the global Particle Counters Market is segmented into cleanroom monitoring, air quality monitoring, contamination monitoring of liquids, drinking water application, aerosol monitoring and research, chemical contamination monitoring, and other applications. The cleanroom monitoring segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2016. This segment is also projected to register the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. The increasing pharmaceutical industry and rising semiconductor industry are expected to augment the demand for particle counters in these applications. On the basis of end user, the global Particle Counters Market is segmented into the healthcare industry, semiconductor industry, automotive industry, aerospace industry, food and beverage industry, and other end users. In 2016, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to account for the largest share of the global Particle Counters Market. Rising geriatric population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, rising consumption of drugs, and growing spending in pharmaceutical R&D is expected to augment the demand for particle counters in this end-user segment. Based on region, the Particle Counters Market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. In 2016, North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global Particle Counters Market. This is attributed to factors such as the growing pharmaceutical industry and increasing employment of particle counters for air pollution monitoring in the country. However, the Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as the growing pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries and increasing manufacturing activities in the region are expected to propel the market growth in Asia-Pacific. Particle Measuring Systems (U.S.), Beckman Coulter (U.K.), RION Co., Ltd (Japan), Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions (U.S.), TSI (U.S.), and Climet Instruments Company (U.S.) are some of the key players in the global Particle Counters Market. MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. 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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-1.3-1 | Award Amount: 12.28M | Year: 2009
Due to their unique properties, engineered nanoparticles (ENP) are now used for a myriad of novel applications with great economic and technological importance. However, some of these properties, especially their surface reactivity, have raised health concerns, which have prompted scientists, regulators, and industry to seek consensus protocols for the safe production and use of the different forms of ENP. There is currently a shortage of field-worthy, cost-effective ways - especially in real time - for reliable assessment of exposure levels to ENP in workplace air. In addition to the problems with the size distribution, a major uncertainty in the safety assessment of airborne ENP arises from the lack of knowledge of their physical and chemical properties, and the levels of exposure. A special challenge of ENP monitoring is to separate ubiquitous background nanoparticles from different sources from the ENP. Here the main project goal is to develop innovative concepts and reliable methods for characterizing ENP in workplace air with novel, portable and easy-to-use devices suitable for workplaces. Additional research objectives are (1) identification of relevant physico-chemical properties and metrics of airborne ENP; establishment of reference materials; (2) exploring the association between physico-chemical and toxicological properties of ENP; (3) analyzing industrial processes as a source of ENP in workplace air; (4) developing methods for calibration and testing of the novel devices in real and simulated exposure situations; and (5) dissemination of the research results to promote the safe use of ENP through guidance, standards and education, implementing of safety objectives in ENP production and handling, and promotion of safety related collaborations through an international nanosafety platform.
News Article | February 24, 2017
The private Investigators at TSI Legal are fully trained to cover a full range of analysis and investigations and supplement their in-house investigative departments. For ample reason, an individual or a company might want to hire a private detective agency, providing extensive investigative services such and infidelity investigation, running background research on potential employees, asset search, child custody investigations, criminal investigation and more. TSI Legal is one of the reputed legal firms, providing innovative, quality based solutions to their clients. For years, they have been providing quality investigative services in Tampa. The experts are all set to provide their clients actionable data while making decisions. While hiring TSI, one can also get hold of updated information on their cases any day. The Private Investigator in Denver CO at TSI Legal possesses knowledge and expertise in various fields of investigation. They are fully trained to cover the full range of analysis and investigations and supplement their in-house investigative departments. Those living in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and anywhere else in Hillsborough County count TSI Legal for their expert services and special treatment to their clients. They are well equipped to carry out any insurance related investigation, scene investigation, asset search, child custody investigation in the most professional manner. TSI Legal has earned the respect of their peers and clients over the past decade. They have been consistently providing a quality result, exceeding their client’s expectation. Whether it is employment theft investigation or pre-employment screening, the licensed detectives provide their clients with the evidence and documentation that can be used to identify the ones that have been stealing and how much they have stolen. Other important services they provide include worker’s compensation investigation, criminal defense investigations, and lot more. The experts take pride in their client-centric approach. The clients count on them for their dedication, effort, and true intention. To learn more about their investigator and Process Server in Orlando, feel free to call them at 888.835.1522 or visit http://www.tsilegal.com/orlando-fl-private-investigator-process-server-conducting-criminal-background-checks/ TSI Legal was created to provide innovative and quality based solutions to the Legal Industry. This resolute focus, along with the industry’s most consistent and professional product has launched our firm into one of the most respected Legal Services firms in the industry.
News Article | February 24, 2017
The expert investigator and process server possess in-depth knowledge and skill in providing accurate and time legal services every time to their clients. No one wants to get into legal issues no matter how easily it could be handled. Undoubtedly, it is a big headache for many, involving a complex process that should be fairly treated. TSI Legal is a reputed company that has been providing nationwide service with locations in Florida and Colorado. The company was created to provide innovative and quality based solutions to the Legal Industry. With decades of experience and knowledge, the experts of the company have been successfully dealing with all aspects of process serving and onsite document reproduction. The private investigator in Denver CO is well trained in solving problems and guided by the in-house attorney on a daily basis. They are expert enough to deal with collections, summons, and complaint, records retrieval, deposition subpoenas, personal subpoenas, citations, and petitions. The investigative services include surveillance, activity checks, compensability investigations, locates, background, asset, MVR investigations, clinic investigations. The Investigator and Process Server in Orlando have the knowledge, experience, and training to specialize in difficult assignments. With more than 25 years of experience, TSI Legal has been providing professional services to large and small businesses, law firms, insurance, companies and private citizens. Whether it is a criminal defense or employee theft, personal injury or asset search or child custody investigation, the firm provides innovative, quality driven solutions to their clients. The expert process server is dedicated to providing private investigations, skip tracing, pre-employment background checks. Over the years, they have formed a vast network across multiple destinations. They specialize in streamlined internal processes that create automation, enhancing documentation and their communication capacity with their clients. In association with BizTech Advisors, they can successfully deliver unprecedented value to their clients. For skip tracing, the experts use specialized searches and forensic analysis of data. However, if technology fails, they are equally expert at old conventional field interviews to locate their subject. To learn more about their investigator and Process Server in Orlando, feel free to visit http://www.tsilegal.com/orlando-fl-private-investigator-process-server-conducting-criminal-background-checks/ TSI Legal was created to provide innovative and quality based solutions to the Legal Industry. This resolute focus, along with the industry’s most consistent and professional product has launched our firm into one of the most respected Legal Services firms in the industry.
News Article | February 16, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (“TSI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CLUB) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2016. Patrick Walsh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TSI, commented: “2016 was an extraordinary year for our Company. I want to thank the 7,500 plus TSI team members that delivered exceptional results this past year. During the fourth quarter, Adjusted EBITDA increased 23.7% from the prior year to $12.3 million. The Company's profitability continued to improve throughout the year with the fourth quarter's Adjusted EBITDA margin increasing to 12.8%. The Company's improvement in profitability is a material achievement given the margin pressure from declining revenues. The annual Chairman's letter will be released on February 27, 2017 and posted on the Company's website and will provide further commentary on the business.” Total revenue for Q4 2016 was $96.1 million compared to $100.8 million for Q4 2015. Revenue decreased approximately $3.2 million at closed club locations and approximately $2.3 million at our clubs operating longer than 24 months. These decreases were partially offset by an $836,000 increase in revenue from clubs opened in the last 24 months. Total operating expenses for Q4 2016 was $94.7 million compared to $24.6 million for Q4 2015. Q4 2015 included a gain on the previously completed sale of the East 86th Street property of $77.1 million ($73.6 million was non-cash) and a $3.0 million net gain related to the termination of a lease for a planned club opening that was not yet effective. Excluding these charges, operating expenses decreased $10.1 million primarily reflecting the results of our cost-savings initiatives and club closures; in particular, overhead and club level savings as well as General and administrative expenses. Total cash and total debt as of December 31, 2016 was $45.6 million and $202.0 million, respectively, and total cash and total debt as of December 31, 2015 was $76.2 million and $275.4 million, respectively. The decrease in both total cash and total debt was primarily due to the purchases of long-term debt. In Q2 2016, TSI Holdings purchased a total of $71.1 million principal amount of debt outstanding under the 2013 Senior Credit Facility for $29.8 million, or an average of 42% of face value. The purchased debt was transferred to Town Sports International, LLC and canceled upon settlement. This release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements regarding future financial results and performance, potential sales revenue, potential club closures, results of cost savings initiatives, and other statements that are predictive in nature or depend upon or refer to events or conditions, or that include words such as “outlook”, “believes”, “expects”, “potential”, “continues”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “seeks”, “approximately”, “predicts”, “intends”, “plans”, “estimates”, “anticipates”, “target”, “could” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control, including, among others, the level of market demand for the Company’s services, economic conditions affecting the Company’s business, the success of our pricing strategy, the geographic concentration of the Company’s clubs, competitive pressure, the ability to achieve reductions in operating costs and to continue to integrate acquisitions, outsourcing of certain aspects of our business, environmental matters, the application of Federal and state tax laws and regulations, any security and privacy breaches involving customer data, the levels and terms of the Company’s indebtedness, and other specific factors discussed herein and in other releases and public filings made by the Company (including the Company’s reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission). The Company believes that all forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions when made; however, the Company cautions that it is impossible to predict actual results or outcomes or the effects of risks, uncertainties or other factors on anticipated results or outcomes and that, accordingly, one should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date when made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements in light of subsequent events or developments. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results or outcomes discussed in any forward-looking statement. New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is one of the leading owners and operators of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 150 fitness clubs as of December 31, 2016, comprising 102 New York Sports Clubs, 28 Boston Sports Clubs, 12 Washington Sports Clubs (one of which is partly-owned), five Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 544,000 members as of December 31, 2016. For more information on TSI, visit http://investor.mysportsclubs.com. Until further notice, the Company will not be hosting conference calls to discuss quarterly results. The Company intends to continue to issue press releases reporting quarterly and annual earnings. From time to time the Company may use its Web site as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding the Company is routinely posted on and accessible at http://investor.mysportsclubs.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about the Company by enrolling through the “Email Alerts” section at http://investor.mysportsclubs.com. EBITDA consists of net income (loss) plus interest expense (net of interest income), provision (benefit) for corporate income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is the Company’s EBITDA excluding certain items, such as any fixed asset or goodwill impairments, gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt, net occupancy gain (loss) related to closing clubs and other cost-savings initiatives and separation expense related to headcount reductions and former executive officers. In 2015, Adjusted EBITDA also excludes gain on sale of building, gain on lease termination, legal and other costs in connection with changes to the Board of Directors, non-cash rental income from a former tenant and rent related to building financing arrangement. EBITDA is not a measure of liquidity or financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA, as we define it, may not be identical to similarly titled measures used by some other companies. EBITDA has material limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities or other cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The items excluded from EBITDA, but included in the calculation of reported net income and operating income, are significant and must be considered in performing a comprehensive assessment of our performance. Investors or prospective investors in the Company regularly request EBITDA as a supplemental analytical measure to, and in conjunction with, our GAAP financial data. We understand that these investors use EBITDA, among other things, to assess our ability to service our existing debt and to incur debt in the future, to evaluate our executive compensation programs, to assess our ability to fund our capital expenditure program, and to gain insight into the manner in which the Company’s management and board of directors analyze our performance. We believe that investors find the inclusion of EBITDA in our press releases to be useful and helpful to them. Our management and board of directors also use EBITDA as a supplemental measure to our GAAP financial data for purposes broadly similar to those used by investors. The purposes to which EBITDA may be used by investors, and is used by our management and board of directors, include the following: Adjusted EBITDA has similar uses and limitations as EBITDA. We have excluded additional items in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA because management believes that this metric is useful in making period to period comparisons of our performance. We do not, and investors should not, place undue reliance on EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of our performance. Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA over total revenue.
News Article | February 27, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (“TSI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CLUB) today announced the release of the annual Chairman’s letter. On February 16, 2017 Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) released fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings. For further commentary on 2016 results, please see Patrick Walsh’s annual Chairman’s letter found at the following link. New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is one of the leading owners and operators of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 150 fitness clubs as of December 31, 2016, comprising 102 New York Sports Clubs, 28 Boston Sports Clubs, 12 Washington Sports Clubs (one of which is partly-owned), five Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 544,000 members as of December 31, 2016. For more information on TSI, visit http://investor.mysportsclubs.com.
News Article | March 2, 2017
NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Town Sports International (TSI) (Nasdaq: CLUB), the owner and operator of New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), and Newmark Holdings, a vertically integrated owner, operator, property manager and developer of commercial real estate, announced today the acqui...
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: GV-02-2016 | Award Amount: 3.75M | Year: 2016
The PEMs4Nano project (P4N) addresses the development (based on current direct injection gasoline engines) of measurement procedures down to 10nm, providing a contribution to future regulation on particle emissions, in particular in real driving conditions. The activities planned in the project will also support the understanding, measurement and regulation of particle emissions below 23 nm (with the threshold of at least 10 nm). Societal concerns for the environment include both fuel consumption and noxious emissions, as well as the awareness that meeting CO2-goals with newest technologies may also lead to the emission of smaller nanoparticles that are undetected by current certification procedures. Hence P4N has the goal to develop measurement procedures that are robust and reliable for both the development of the new engine technologies, as well as serving as a solid basis for new regulations. This has the advantage of establishing a solid content link between development activities and regulation. Two complementary measurement systems will be optimized for use in the development laboratory and for mobile testing based on current technologies. Given the numerous parameters associated with the engine (combustion and exhaust systems) technologies and measurement procedures; physico-chemical and data-driven simulations combined with optimization is proposed to establish valuable correlations between measurements made in the development laboratory and thus finally those measured on the road. PEMs4nano thus proposes a two path approach that connects tailpipe measurements with the origin and the evolution of the particles, resulting in a seamless approach from the laboratory to the field test capabilities. Investigations of particle characteristics (incl.composition, size and morphology) and their influence on successful measurements will also be carried out using various load profiles that make up real-driving to validate the application of the measurement procedure
News Article | February 15, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Titanium Association (ITA), has issued a “Call for Papers” to be presented at the first TITANIUM ASIA 2018, to be held 4-6th February 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore located at 10 Scotts Road, Singapore. “It was a natural progression for the International Titanium Association,” stated Jennifer Simpson, executive director of the ITA, “We have successfully hosted the US Conference which is now comprised of nearly 1,000 titanium related professionals annually; ITA has had a regular presence exceeding a delegation of over 400 in Europe since 2013; and now ITA has selected Singapore as our first venue for the TITANIUM ASIA event.” TITANIUM ASIA will be held the day before the Singapore Air Show officially starts and ITA will offer roundtrip transportation to and from the Singapore Air Show included with conference registration. TITANIUM ASIA 2018 is organized and hosted by the International Titanium Association (ITA), the titanium metal global trade association representing the World's Primary Titanium Metal Producers who together account for over 90% of worldwide titanium production. ITA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas within the industry and educates the public on every aspect of using titanium metal within their design. ITA is comprised of over 200 member organizations representing North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Call for Papers Deadline is November 1, 2017. ITA is seeking technical papers on the topics of BioMedical; Industrial markets; Commercial aerospace; Land Based Military Applications; and Titanium melting technologies. Abstracts from ITA Members, Non-Members and Academia are encouraged and welcomed. Abstract submission guidelines are located at www.TitaniumAsia.org. ITA Board of Directors include: Henry S. Seiner, Vice President – Business Strategy - TIMET, Titanium Metals Corporation; Donald E. Larsen, Vice President Technology and R&D, General Manager of Advanced Manufacturing - Arconic Manufacturing; Wade Leach, Senior Vice President, Commercial - ATI Specialty Materials; Dawne S. Hickton, Former CEO RTI International Metals, Inc.; Prof. Markus Holz, President, AMG’s Engineering Systems and Division CEO, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH; Michael G. Metz, President - VSMPO Tirus US; Edward J. Newman, Senior Vice President - United Alloys & Metals, Inc.; Frank L. Perryman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Perryman Company; Edward Sobota, Jr., President - TSI Titanium; Michael Stitzlein, President - Tricor Metals; Graham P. Walker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing - AMETEK – Reading Alloys.