Inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition Winners Announced

CLEVELAND, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cuyahoga County, BioEnterprise, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and The Global Center for Health Innovation (GCHI), are pleased to announce the inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition “All Things Data in Healthcare” winners:
1st Place/$50,000: MedRespond, Pittsburgh, PA – Patients often have questions about their medical treatment. Sometimes they don’t know what to expect and are thus nervous, or misunderstand instructions given in the doctor’s office. MedRespond simulates a conversation online, providing answers to medical questions while also collecting vital patient information.
2nd Place/$25,000: Rubitection, Pittsburgh, PA – Rubitection’s product is a low cost, noninvasive handheld tool for early bedsore assessment. Utilizing optical technology, the Rubitect Assessment System includes a measurement probe with a sterile cover and data tracking software.
3rd Place/$15,000: Hyr Medical, Cleveland, OH – To address the many problems of hospital staffing,
Hyr Medical connects doctors and hospitals via a web-based platform – bypassing inefficient locum agencies.
1st Place/$6,000: NeuroRad Vision, Cleveland, OH – NeuroRadVision is a computerized decision support software toolkit, employing novel and advanced artificial intelligence and image analysis algorithms to differential recurrent brain tumors from benign radiation-induced treatment effects.
2nd Place/$3,000: HealthTech Solutions, Iowa City, IA – HealthTech Solutions is developing a mobile application called Organizer, which facilitates instantaneous communication and information flow for organ procurement organizations.
3rd Place/$1,000: EXAID, Pittsburgh, OH – EXAID is developing a HIPAA-compliant clinical trial matching application to quickly match oncology patients with trials and expedite the drug validation process.
“Innovation and entrepreneurialism are a part of the spirit of Cuyahoga County,” said Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive. “I am honored to congratulate the winning teams and I invite them to keep their hearts and minds connected to Cleveland, where our world-renowned healthcare facilities, educational institutions and public-private partnerships foster continued growth in the healthcare and biomedical industries. Together we can build a thriving and prosperous region.”
The Innovation Competition attracted 180 applications from industry professionals and university students from across the world. The final participants included 27 teams – 22 Professional and 5 Collegiate– from 11 U.S. states and Canada.In addition to cash prizes, the winning teams will receive meaningful assistance, including mentoring and access to world-class healthcare systems and collaborators. Open division first place winners also receive an opportunity to demonstrate innovation at the HIMSS18 Conference in March 2018.“HIMSS’s vision is better health through the best use of IT.  And, the Medical Capital Innovation Competition takes us all a step closer to realizing that vision,” said Carla Smith, executive vice president of HIMSS. “We champion competitions such as this because they support a culture of innovation, solve problems the health sector faces, help businesses flourish, and support job creation. I have been truly impressed with the caliber of the professional and collegiate teams from around the country; I’m eager to follow their progress towards improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare.”Competing teams represented a variety of big data healthcare categories including patient engagement and compliance, clinical trial optimization, EHR (electronic health records) optimization, and decision support. For a complete list of participating teams and their product solutions go to“This major health IT innovation competition was held here in Cleveland, The Medical Capital for several reasons,” said Aram Nerpouni, president and CEO, BioEnterprise. “It’s home to more than 45 health IT companies including IBM Explorys, Hyland Software and OnShift; health IT investment more than doubled to $50 million in 2016; and the region is home to world-class healthcare and research assets that young companies want to collaborate with to grow their companies.”About The Medical Capital
The Medical Capital initiative is a collaboration of Cleveland’s internationally renowned clinical, educational, and research institutions, philanthropies, government, and economic development engines. Convened by BioEnterprise, the initiative promotes the vibrant biomedical and healthcare industry in the 18-county Northeast Ohio region. The Medical Capital includes more than 700 biohealth companies, 30 clinical, research and educational institutions, 230,000 biomedical and healthcare workers, $650 million annually in research funding, and $200 million annually in private startup funding. For more information:
About BioEnterprise
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration effort designed to support the growth of bioscience companies. Located in Cleveland, BioEnterprise provides management counsel and support services to health IT, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies.
BioEnterprise founders are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. Additional technology partners include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland State University, and BioOhio. The initiative comprises the collective activities of BioEnterprise and its partners’ commercialization offices: The Case Office of Technology Transfer, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and University Hospitals Cleveland – Center for Clinical Research. The combined efforts of these groups has created, recruited, and accelerated more than 300 companies in 15 years. For more information: Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County is home to world-renowned healthcare facilities, including Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and the MetroHealth System. It is also home to 1.2 million people and is comprised of 59 unique and distinctive communities, with Cleveland as its nucleus. The county is the economic center of Northeast Ohio.
The County has a booming biotechnology and biomedical industry. There are over 700 bioscience-related companies within its borders. The healthcare and biomedical industry together employ over 230,000 individuals.About HIMSS
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its health IT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.
About The Global Center for Health Innovation
The Global Center for Health Innovation was built in Cleveland to serve as the focal point for healthcare innovation, conventions, and industry-specific meetings, and is home to internationally-recognized brands such as GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Cardinal Health, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) along with Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Under the direction of the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC) and managed by SMG, the Global Center is home to 45 of the world’s leading healthcare brands and more than 300 industry meetings annually. Each tenant partner space displays innovation and technology contributing to the overall mission of improving patient outcomes and lowering costs for healthcare providers and consumers.  To learn more, visit the Global Center website at
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CORRECTION — ATN Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

BEVERLY, Mass., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the press release issued earlier today with the same headline, please note that a clerical error has been corrected in table 2. All other information remains the same.First Quarter Financial Highlights:

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Global Xanthan Gum market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
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Fufeng Group Company
Gum Technology Corporation
Hebei Xinhe Biochemical
CP Kelco
Meihua Holdings Group
Kantilal Brothers
Qingdao Unichem
Archer Daniels Midland
DuPont Danisco
Qingdao Unionchem
Sancho & Lee
Solvay Group

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1 Xanthan Gum Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Xanthan Gum
1.2 Xanthan Gum Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Xanthan Gum Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022)
1.2.2 Global Xanthan Gum Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016
1.2.3 Food Grade
1.2.4 Industry Grade
1.3 Global Xanthan Gum Segment by Application
1.3.1 Xanthan Gum Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)
1.3.2 Oil & Gas
1.3.3 Food & Beverages
1.3.4 Pharmaceutical
1.3.5 Cosmetics
1.4 Global Xanthan Gum Market by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.1 Global Xanthan Gum Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Xanthan Gum (2012-2022)
1.5.1 Global Xanthan Gum Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022)
1.5.2 Global Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

2 Global Xanthan Gum Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1 Global Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.1 Global Xanthan Gum Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.2 Global Xanthan Gum Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.2 Global Xanthan Gum Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.3 Global Xanthan Gum Average Price by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.4 Manufacturers Xanthan Gum Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type
2.5 Xanthan Gum Market Competitive Situation and Trends
2.5.1 Xanthan Gum Market Concentration Rate
2.5.2 Xanthan Gum Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers
2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion


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7.1 Cargill
7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.1.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.1.3 Cargill Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.2 Deosen Biochemical
7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.2.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.2.3 Deosen Biochemical Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.3 Fufeng Group Company
7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.3.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.3.3 Fufeng Group Company Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.4 Gum Technology Corporation
7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.4.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.4.3 Gum Technology Corporation Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.5 Hebei Xinhe Biochemical
7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.5.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.5.3 Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.6 Jungbunzlauer
7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.6.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.6.3 Jungbunzlauer Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.7 CP Kelco
7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.7.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.7.3 CP Kelco Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.8 Meihua Holdings Group
7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.8.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.8.3 Meihua Holdings Group Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.9 Pfizer
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7.9.2 Xanthan Gum Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B
7.9.3 Pfizer Xanthan Gum Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest And Indictment Of Wall Street Financier Charged With Defrauding Multiple Victims And Stealing $800,000

from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

April 26, 2017

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Anthony Nyame, CEO Of General Capital Corporation, Allegedly Stole Deposits From Clients Intended For Loans, Including $375,000 From A Bronx Church

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today felony charges against Anthony Nyame, 59, of the Bronx, for allegedly stealing $800,000 from multiple victims by fraudulently inducing them to believe his Wall Street based company, General Capital Corporation, had the ability to secure millions of dollars in loans. If convicted, Nyame faces up to 20 years in prison.

The elaborate nature of this alleged scheme demonstrates just how shameless the defendant was in exploiting his victims,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “It is unbelievable that there are some who would scam religious institutions for personal financial gain. We will not allow fraudsters to rip off New Yorkers, and those who do so will be held to account.”

According to the indictment and statements made by the prosecutor at arraignment, Nyame allegedly solicited unwitting victims into believing that his company could arrange for tens of millions of dollars in loans provided they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to collateralize the loans. In one case, Nyame allegedly promised to obtain a $30 million loan for a Church located in the Bronx  that was seeking to build a multi-family dwelling on its property. Instead of using the deposits to secure the promised loans, Nyame allegedly diverted monies from the Church and other investors for his own personal use – including $71,000 in cash withdrawals and transfers to his personal bank account, $47,000 to pay for his Wall Street apartment and an additional $26,000 for assorted personal items. Nyame also transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to multiple companies and people around the world.

As part of Nyame’s scheme, he allegedly sent forged documents and fake emails to his victims that purported to come from the United States Treasury, including fake emails from the former Under Secretary David S. Cohen. The goal of the forged documents and fake emails was to convince the victims that the loans were delayed because they were in the process of being approved and verified by the US Treasury.

Nyame was arraigned today on the indictment before Supreme Court Judge Gregory Carro in New York County Court.  Bail was set at $2 million bond over $1 million cash.

The defendant is charged with two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (a Class C felony), one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a class D felony), five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree (a Class D felony) and one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (a Class E felony).  

The charges against the defendant are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Attorney General thanks Special Agent Thomas Brodowski of the United States Treasury, Office of the Inspector General, for his assistance in this investigation.

The case is being handled by Special Advisor to the Criminal Division Gary T. Fishman, with the assistance of Legal Analyst Brandon Shapiro. The Division of Criminal Justice is led by Chief Deputy Attorney General Jason Brown.

The Attorney General’s investigation was conducted by Investigators Vincent Gisonti and Stephen Pratt with the assistance of Frank Tirri under the direction of Supervising Investigator Sylvia Rivera and Deputy Chief John McManus. The Investigations Bureau is led by Chief Dominick Zarrella.

20170426 PR Jazz Fest Reminders

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 28, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate 48 years of this iconic festival. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival a decades-old tradition that stands as a true cultural symbol and is unrivaled by any other festival in the world,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “Jazz Fest gets bigger and better with each passing year and attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers to the Fair Grounds. We encourage all residents and visitors to make a plan before heading out to Fair Grounds to enjoy a day of music, food and culture. As in previous years, City enforcement officials will be on site to ensure that local businesses are in compliance with City ordinances. Our goal is to make commercial business owners and non-profit managers aware of the rules and regulations, and to eliminate confusion in advance.”

City code requires that commercial businesses get the appropriate permits if they wish to operate on their commercially-zoned property during the festival. In the event that a non-profit organization plans to manage a parking service on commercial property, they must also apply for a permit through the One Stop Shop.

In addition, existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking the public right-of-way. However, the City will aggressively enforce the rules that prohibit transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “Clean Zone.”

The Clean Zone is a temporary designation that seeks to protect the quality of life for residents and assists businesses in thriving during the 2017 Jazz and Heritage Festival. Simultaneously, the designation will facilitate a tremendous positive economic impact on the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana through the regulation and control of certain areas in order to provide for the public health, safety, and welfare of thousands of residents, visitors, dignitaries, and media personnel who will attend events.

The Clean Zone is bounded by Florida Avenue on the north, North Broad Avenue on the east, Esplanade Avenue on the south, and Bayou St. John on the west (excluding the portion of that area contained within the exterior boundaries of the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack). The Clean Zone is in effect beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, and ending at 12 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. The Clean Zone will go into effect again at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, and ending at 12 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017.

The City of New Orleans’ One Stop Shop for permits and licenses is open during regular business hours, Monday–Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information  or call (504) 658-7100.

The Fair Grounds Race Course is located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in a residential part of the city offering restricted parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Festival-goers that are driving to the Fair Grounds are encouraged to bicycle or carpool whenever possible, park in downtown long-term lots and use the shuttle system festival organizers have arranged or to take public transportation.

Additionally, because the Wisner Boulevard Bridge Overpass is closed to the public for construction, festival goers should seek alternate routes when traveling to and from the festival.

Festival attendees planning on riding bicycles to the Fair Grounds are encouraged to utilize the City’s designated bikeways. Click here for a map of the City’s bikeway network.

Bicycle parking is available by the Gentilly Pedestrian Entrance at the corner of Gentilly Boulevard and Sauvage Street. Click here for a map of Jazz Fest. 

Jazz Fest Express Shuttle Service
Each day of Jazz Fest, Gray Line Tours will operate continuous, round-trip transportation – the Jazz Fest Express – from the Sheraton Hotel, the Gray Line Lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez Dock (Toulouse Street at the River – next to Jax Brewery) and Wisner Boulevard Lot (5700 Wisner Blvd.) near the intersection of Wisner Boulevard and Filmore Boulevard from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

A special entrance will be used only by Jazz Fest Express vehicles to avoid traffic and bring festival-goers inside the gates of the festival.

Click here for more information or call (504) 569-1401 / 1-800-535-7786.

Taxi and Pedicab Stands
Taxi cab stands are located at the Stallings Playground at the corner of Gentilly Boulevard and Lapeyrouse Street, and Fortier Park at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street.

A pedicab stand is located at Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street across from the taxi cab stand.

Transportation Network Companies

The City anticipates a high volume of ride requests for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and TNC for-hire vehicles, such as uberX and Lyft, during the festival. In an effort to minimize interruption to Uber and Lyft service and reduce passenger inconvenience, TNC’s will direct passengers and drivers to meet at a location outside of the restricted traffic zones.

RTA offers bus and streetcar service to stops within walking distance of the Fair Grounds. Click here for more information. 

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets. Motorists are highly encouraged to pay close attention to all posted signage to avoid being ticketed or towed.

The City’s Parking Control Officers will be actively enforcing the following safety violations:

  • Blocking a fire hydrant ($40 fine)
  • Parking in a fire lane ($40 fine)
  • Parking within 15 ft. of a fire hydrant on either side ($40 fine)
  • Parking within 20 ft. of a crosswalk, intersection or stop sign ($40 fine)
  • Parking on a sidewalk ($40 fine)
  • Parking on a traveled portion of the roadway ($40 fine)
  • Parking within 3 ft. of a driveway on either side ($40 fine)
  • Parking on the neutral ground ($75 fine)
  • Parking adjacent to the neutral ground ($40 fine)
  • Parking in freight/loading zone ($40 fine)
  • Parking in a handicapped zone without proper permit displayed ($500 fine)
  • Parking at an expired meter ($40 fine)
  • Parking in a Residential Permit Parking zone without a permit displayed ($75 fine)
  • Parking in the wrong direction (vehicles must park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets) ($40 fine)
  • Vehicles with unpaid parking tickets will be booted and/or towed.

Click here for more information on parking or call:

  • Department of Public Works (Parking enforcement and information), (504) 658-8100 (answered 24 hours)
  • Information related to Residential Parking Permits, (504) 658-8200
  • Pay and release of boot, (504) 599-5652
  • Information on Ticket/Tow Appeals Hearings: (504) 658-8250

Towed vehicles may be retrieved at the N. Claiborne Avenue Auto Impound Lot (400 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112.) The Auto Impound Lot is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Sam Houston State University Wins Inaugural WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN and Elsevier are pleased to announce Sam Houston State University, College of Business Administration as the winner of the first WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™, honoring emerging business schools.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, announced (April 2017) a unique collaboration with SSRN, the world’s leading preprint server and working paper repository, and its parent company Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health. The collaboration will elevate the visibility of universities and researchers conducting research across an array of financial and economic fields.

The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award is an important element of the collaboration. Three winners will be selected annually from across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions based on their ability to demonstrate innovation and research excellence. Winners will receive a monetary prize and promotion. To learn more, go to

Mitchell Muehsam, Dean of College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University, was presented with the award on Sunday (23 April, 2017) by Harlan Sands, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration of the Wharton School, and Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, during a dinner event hosted by WRDS, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and CRSP.

“I am pleased to present the inaugural WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to Mitchell Muehsam, Dean of College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University,” said Harlan Sands, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration of the Wharton School. “This award recognizes the caliber of innovative and impact-focused research taking place at Sam Houston State University and the school’s commitment to further developing its strong business program.”

“We are honored to be the recipient of the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award,” said Mitchell J. Muehsam, Dean, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University. “We take great pride in having WRDS available for our faculty. This valuable resource has enabled our faculty to produce high quality research as well as enhance the education we provide our students. We are confident that in the years to come, we will continue to be innovative, using WRDS to provide impactful research and an engaged educational environment.”

Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, added: “Congratulations to Sam Houston State University from everyone at SSRN and Elsevier. The College of Business Administration thoroughly deserve this inaugural award. The award and the WRDS Research Paper Series, a new, searchable platform on SSRN that showcases research conducted by WRDS, provides an important way for researchers and institutions to increase the visibility and prominence of their work.”


SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of over 330,600 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it is now composed of a number of specialized research networks. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing and distributing submitted abstracts and full text papers from scholars around the world. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with other subscribers and authors concerning their own and other’s research. Through email abstract eJournals SSRN currently reaches over 400,000 people in approximately 140 different countries.


Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries.


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and financial research platform to global institutions ̶ enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

WRDS provides researchers with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

An award-winning data research platform for over 50,000 commercial, academic, and government users in 30+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research ̶ all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

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Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.

Lithium Fluoride Market to Perceive Substantial Growth During 2016 – 2022

New York City, NY — (SBWIRE) — 04/26/2017 — The developing in the glass, optics and electronic and electrical industries has initiated a high demand for Lithium and related compounds. Lithium and lithium based compounds are one the key substances that have dynamic usage, either as a feedstock or as product. One of the most commercially important compound is Lithium fluoride. Lithium fluoride is an odorless, crystalline lithium salt manufactured by the reaction of lithium hydroxide with hydrogen fluoride. Alternatively it is also manufactured by dissolving lithium carbonate in excess hydrogen fluoride and dehydrating it by heating until redness appears. Lithium fluoride is highly stable and has a low melting point which is why it is used an ingredient in molten salt chemistries and liquid fluoride nuclear reactor. Owing to its stable ionic structure lithium fluoride find extensive usage as a heat sink material and fluxing agent in ceramics, enamel and glass industry .It is also used for welding, soldering and dip brazing fluxes. However the handling and the reactivity of Lithium fluoride has to be kept in consideration due to the development of toxic hydrogen fluoride gas, when lithium fluoride comes in contact with mineral acids.

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The lithium fluoride market is driven by the extensive demand from glass industry and demand for nuclear power generation. The lithium fluoride market is thus anticipated to exhibit double digit growth owing to the increase in nuclear energy based applications for the electricity generation. With significant development in the development in the technologies of hybrid and electric based cars, the demand for lithium fluoride based batteries has escalated significantly thus giving a boost to the lithium fluoride market. The use of lithium fluoride as an analysis crystal in pharmaceutical application such as X-ray imaging could be a potential market opportunity in the lithium fluoride market. Additionally high demand from molten salt application and metallurgical operations is anticipated to further drive the lithium fluoride market. However the lithium fluoride market is restrained due to the presence stringent environmental laws in different regions and also due to high level toxicity.

The lithium fluoride market is be segmented on the basis of regions—North America, Latin America, APEJ, Japan, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle East & Africa. North America and APEJ are one of the largest consumer in the lithium fluoride market owing to the extensive demand of lithium fluoride in the manufacture of ceramics, glass and enamels. The major lithium fluoride market in the APEJ regions are China and India. The lithium fluoride market in these regions is driven by extensive demand for lithium molten salt in salt chemistries and heat sink materials. Likewise the lithium fluoride market in Japan is anticipated to exhibit similar growth and trend patterns. The extensive application of lithium fluoride in optical imaging and pharmaceutical applications has boosted the Lithium fluoride market in the Western and Eastern Europe. However due to the presence of environmental regulation and alternative technologies in North America and Western Europe the growth in during the forecast period is anticipated to be modest. Latin America and Middle East & Africa are anticipated to exhibit a strong growth during the forecast period owing to the extensive metallurgical application in these regions.

Some of the prominent players among may others included in the lithium fluoride market report are Crystran Ltd., FMC, Rockwood, Leverton Clarke, Axiom Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.,, Jiangxu Ganfeng Lithium, Harshil Fluoride Brivo Lithium, Eagle Picher Technologies LLC and Huizhi Lithium Energy

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to categories such as market segments, geographies, types, technology and applications.

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Lithium Fluoride Market Segments
Lithium Fluoride Market Dynamics
Historical Actual Market Size, 2012 – 2014
Lithium Fluoride Market Size & Forecast 2015 to 2025
Supply & Demand Value Chain
Lithium Fluoride Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
Competition & Companies involved
Value Chain
Lithium Fluoride Market Drivers and Restraints
Regional analysis for Lithium Fluoride Market includes

North America
Latin America
Asia Pacific & Japan
The Middle East and Africa
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Shifting Industry dynamics
In-depth market segmentation
Historical, current and projected industry size Recent industry trends
Key Competition landscape
Strategies of key players and product offerings
Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
A neutral perspective towards market performance

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Analysis of Mattresses Market in U.S. Highlights Revenue Growth and Market Size & Forecast Till 2021

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 04/26/2017 — Albany, New York, April 26, 2017: As per a recent study on the mattresses market, the ongoing popularity of mattresses is reflected in its international sales. The consumers’ preference towards customized mattresses is one of the major trends witnessed in the global market. In the United States, growing housing market and desire for quality drive sales of mattresses and sleep equipment. To explore the market size and growth prospects until the end of 2021, in the U.S. market, researchers have prepared a study titled „US Mattresses Market Report – April 2017″, which has been freshly broadcasted to the wide repository of Market Research Hub (MRH). The report briefly highlights the market factors, consumers’ perspective, current trends and its sales in U.S.

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Mattresses have been in presence since many years and have experienced advancements over the years that make them more comfortable and attractive to prospective buyers. Not surprisingly, unlike sales of clothes and consumer electronics, which have largely migrated online, most Americans still prefer to try out different mattresses and make the purchase in a store. Mattress purchasers in U.S. are mainly quality driven, especially as sleep becomes a health concern. The increasing busier day schedules of the people are inducing mental tiredness in them, thus demanding the need for a sound sleep. The focus on sleep quality is becoming significant in the developed countries, which as a result has become a factor for increasing adoption of premium mattresses.

In recent years, the mattress category has undergone significant change due to new product segmentation, changing consumer needs and e-commerce sales. Mattress manufacturers have also seen increases in revenue. With the availability of an extensive range of product varieties in terms of sizes, styles and a range of firmness, the mattress market is rapidly changing into a dynamic and innovative marketplace.

Major growth trends observed by the analysts include:

– Recent purchasers gravitate toward newer mattress types
– Comfort and quality drive spending on premium options
– Growing importance of sleep has positive impact on the market

As per the findings, future market growth will result from brands and retailers that target core buyers and promote sales beyond replacement, while utilizing online resources to guide consumers along the purchase journey. In the coming few years, the rising costs of mattresses due to the growth in raw material and labor costs are likely to grant more power to local players over international mattress vendors. Therefore, competition is expected to further reinforce.

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The report further identifies that specialty stores lead the market in U.S. and also the online availability of mattresses are simplify shopping trend for the consumers. However, e-commerce brands are rapidly entering the market and may disrupt the traditional purchase process.

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DISH Announces Conference Call for First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) will host a conference call at noon Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, May 1, 2017, to discuss its first quarter results. To attend the call, please use the information below for dial-in access. When prompted on dial-in, please utilize the conference ID and ask for the “DISH Network Q1 2017 Earnings Conference Call.”

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Global Credit Insurance Market Expected to Witness Expansion in the Near Future: Shares, Trends & Opportunities 2019

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 04/26/2017 — The report titled „Global Credit Insurance Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an in-depth analysis of the Global Credit Insurance market with focus on its major segment– Trade Credit Insurance. The report assesses the market size and trends of credit insurance segment globally. The report covers specific insights on the market size, penetration, drivers, developments and future outlook of the credit insurance market globally and in the three main regions. Also, the key opportunities, the factors driving growth of the market and challenges being faced by the players in the industry are outlined and analyzed in the forecast period (2014-19). Further, key players of the industry like Coface, Euler Hermes and Atradius are profiled.

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Executive Summary

The Credit Insurance sector can play a critical role in financial and economic development in various ways. The sector helps pool risk and reduces the impact of large losses on firms and households with a beneficial impact on output, investment, innovation, and competition. As financial intermediaries with long investment horizons, credit insurance companies can contribute to the provision of long-term finance and more effective risk management. Moreover, the credit insurance sector can also improve the efficiency of other segments of the financial sector, such as banking and bond markets. Demand for credit insurance continues to grow as new markets open up and trade continues to become more global. However, the market is clearly cyclical, with a strong correlation with GDP.

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The Global Credit Insurance market is expected to witness expansion in the near future. The credit insurance market is a huge market with low penetration. This market has a huge yet unrealized potential. Regulatory and insolvency frameworks vary widely between different countries, and although there is generally an upward trend in corporate insolvencies, the differences in frameworks and in reporting standards make comparison difficult. These factors have contributed to an increased awareness of and focus on trade risks on credit.