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10Aug/130

Vestec Secures Equity Investment from Leading Middle Eastern Investor

Waterloo, ON, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Vestec, Inc. a leader in powerful Artificial Intelligence technologies, announced today that they have secured a significant equity investment from Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Prince Mishaal has also joined Vestecs Advisory Board and will help guide Vestecs growth strategy in the Middle East.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence research are creating a powerful paradigm shift in speech technologies across different platforms and languages, said Dr. Fakhri Karray, Vestecs primary Founder and CEO. We are looking forward to leveraging Prince Mishaals deep expertise and strong relationships to facilitate Vestecs growth in the Middle East.

I am very pleased to invest in Vestec and join its Advisory Board, said Prince Mishaal. Consumer awareness and acceptance of speech recognition is growing around the world. Vestec is in an enviable position to make a strong impact on consumer experience with speech products and services by utilizing its unique portfolio of Artificial Intelligence innovations.

About Vestec:

Vestec was founded by a distinguished group of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers from Canadas famed University of Waterloo under the chairmanship of Dr. Fakhri Karray, a renowned expert in the field of computational intelligence at Canadas University of Waterloo. Dr. Karray is the University Research Chair Professor in the field of Intelligent Systems as well as the co-Director of the Center for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). Vestec solutions enable sophisticated speech-based user interfaces in all major languages across a wide variety of business processes. Unlike traditional speech recognition and semantic understanding technology, Vestecs cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence-based approach significantly reduces time-to-market while increasing semantic accuracy. http://www.vestec.com

About Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud:

Prince Mishaal is the Executive Chairman of ZAD Investment Company, a privately controlled family investment vehicle with over a billion dollars in investments worldwide. He has been a professional investor for over 25 years and has executed major transactions in a variety of industries and asset classes. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prince Mishaal is the second child of Prince Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and resides in Saudi Arabia. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate School in the United States.

About Dr. Fakhri Karray:

Dr. Karray is a world renowned expert in computational intelligence and founded Vestec to commercialize language understanding technologies developed under his supervision at Canadas famed University of Waterloo. He is the University Research Chair Professor in the field of Intelligent Systems at the University of Waterloo as well as the co-Director of the Center for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Laboratories, a world renowned research center in the field of Intelligent Systems. He has written over 300 scientific papers, holds 14 US patents, has supervised more than seventy Masters, Doctoral and post-Doctoral researchers, and authored a seminal textbook in the field of Soft Computing. He has also chaired numerous international scientific conferences, received several national and international awards for his work in the field of computational intelligence, and advised some of Canadas leading corporations and entrepreneurs on technology development. He holds a PhD in Systems and Control from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the US as well as a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Tunis in Tunisia. He is a fluent speaker of Arabic, French, and English.

About Waterloo:

Waterloo Region is Canadas premier technology hub. It is home to nearly 1,000 technology companies, generating more than $ 25 billion in annual revenues, and employing over 30,000 people. It hosts research centers of major international technology firms such as Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, RIM, Open Text, Agfa, Sybase, McAfee, Desire2Learn and Electronic Arts. There are more than 550 startups and three business incubators for commercializing research. Taken together, the cluster represents competency in everything from software development, digital media, mobile and wireless, to advanced manufacturing, robotics, aerospace and defense, to clean and biotech, health, IT services and telecom.

The University of Waterloo plays a pivotal role in fostering cutting-edge research and technological innovation in the Waterloo Region and beyond. It has been ranked as Canadas most innovative university and has the largest co-op program in the world. Its Engineering Faculty and Computer Science and Mathematics departments are among the largest in North America. University professors and students retain all rights to intellectual property developed by them. A quarter of the Canadian IT spinoffs trace their origins to the incubator programs at University of Waterloo.

Contact: Mr. Zuhair Khan, CFO

zuhair(at)vestec(dot)com

+81 90 6343 9202







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30Jul/130

Leading Attribution Management Company, ClearSaleing, Completes $3.75 Million Funding Package With $1.7 Million Equity Investment From NCT Ventures Fund I, L.P.


Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) January 26, 2010

ClearSaleing, a technology and thought leader in attribution management, announced today it has closed its Series C funding round with a $ 1.7 million investment from NCT Ventures Fund I, L.P., a Columbus, Ohio-based venture capital fund. The company also announced Jeff Bell, industry leader in interactive marketing, and former Microsoft executive, has agreed to join ClearSaleings board of directors, along with NCT Ventures Partner Bill Frank.

The announcements follow on the heels of the company being named an interactive attribution leader in Forrester Research Inc.'s report The Forrester WaveTM: Interactive Attribution, Q4 2009.

NCT Ventures has increased its investment in ClearSaleing because we believe strongly in its attribution management technology and have watched as it is rapidly becoming the gold standard by which major advertisers manage and measure campaign success, says Bell.

ClearSaleing is delighted to expand its business partnership with NCT Ventures Fund I, L.P. and we are pleased that Jeff Bell is joining our board. His track record in interactive marketing is second-to-none. We look forward to working with Jeff on new product ideas and pursuing strategic relationships with top tier agencies as we continue ClearSaleings leadership position in advertising analytics and attribution management," says ClearSaleing CEO Mike Lanese.

The NCT investment closes out a $ 3.75 million combination debt/equity funding package that was put in place to ensure the Company could continue to make strategic investments in product development, marketing and sales, said ClearSaleing President Randy Smith. ClearSaleing is entering 2010 with a strong cash position, a lot of marketing momentum and a robust sales pipeline that bodes well for another strong year, Smith added.

About Jeff Bell

For 20 years, Jeff Bell has been growing and turning around businesses in Corporate America. Most recently, as Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business, Jeff was responsible for leading Xbox to its first profitable year, and launching the Games for Windows business.

On the creative front, Jeff's team has produced the launch campaigns for Gears of War, Halo 3, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Scene it! and Grand Theft Auto IV, and implemented the first global and vertically integrated Xbox marketing campaign.

Before Microsoft, Jeff was largely credited with helping revitalize the Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler businesses, returning them to profitability in a significant turnaround from 2000-2006 with the Dodge Ram, Jeep 4-door Wrangler and the Chrysler 300 product launches.

Jeff's efforts around social media, web, direct marketing and video games led to Jeff being named Interactive Marketer of the Year in 2005 by Advertising Age.

About NCT Ventures Fund I, LP.

NCT Ventures Fund I, LP is an Early Stage, Early Growth Investment Fund with a focus on Ohio-based companies. NCT invests in and develops leading-edge organizations with promising opportunities. NCTs investment strategy focuses on technology companies with an emphasis on marketing, logistics and disruptive business models. In addition to NCTs institutional and private investors, they are an Ohio Third Frontier grant recipient. NCT and its partners have a long history of promoting the central Ohio region, the Ohio State University and entrepreneurship in general. The NCT core management team has operated together for nearly 10 years, and offers significant operating experience to all NCT portfolio companies. For more information, please visit http://www.nctventures.com.

About ClearSaleing

ClearSaleing has been named Technology Platform Search Marketers Cant Live Without at the SES (Search Engine Strategies) Awards. ClearSaleings advertising portfolio management platform helps marketers and agencies identify ways to more effectively and profitably allocate ad spend across a complex mix of online advertising investments.

ClearSaleing is a thought leader in the growing scientific field of attribution management and publishes http://www.AttributionManagement.com that provides a rich repository of ClearSaleing and externally published articles, white papers and other material focused exclusively on attribution management.

ClearSaleings unique ability to give marketers telescopic insight into their online ad investment is attracting major brand customers such as American Greetings and Nationwide Insurance. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit http://www.ClearSaleing.com.

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13Jun/120

QualityStocks News – East Coast Diversified Enters into $2.5M Equity Financings

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2012

QualityStocks would like to highlight East Coast Diversified, Inc., is a publicly traded holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes businesses offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment technology, transportation safety and class attendance monitoring system, and social media applications.

In the companys news today,

East Coast Diversified announced it has entered into two equity financings with Ironridge Technology Co., an institutional investor financing small-cap tech companies, for an aggregate of more than $ 2.5 million.

The funding enabled East Coast to significantly reduce liabilities by settling more than $ 1 million in accounts payable, with the remainder to be used for growth.

"This funding will help us continue the momentum we are experiencing with our businesses and manage growth more effectively, 45 percent of the payable funding is related to manufactured inventory that will help us accelerate sales and revenue especially with our StudentConnect business which require significant investment in equipments to be deployed to school districts," Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of East Coast stated in the press release.

In addition, East Coast entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Ironridge to purchase $ 1.5 million in redeemable, convertible series B preferred stock, which is convertible into common stock of East Coast. Ironridge received no warrants. Ironridge has agreed to convert the shares at more than 285 percent of the current market price.

Aladesuyi said East Coast will now continue to progress its social media division, as well as several other projects.

"Ironridge is demonstrating confidence in our business plan and the direction of the operation, its decision and agreement to convert at a significantly higher PPS than current market price is indicative of this, Aladesuyi stated, but more importantly, is that we can now accelerate the development of our social media division 'WetWinds' and other projects we are working on.

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26Jun/110

The High ROI of Professional Graphic Design: Visible Logic Shows Small Businesses How to Build Brand Equity, Increase Revenues

The High ROI of Professional Graphic Design: Visible Logic Shows Small Businesses How to Build Brand Equity, Increase Revenues










Portland, ME (PRWEB) January 20, 2010

In an uncertain economic climate, many new and existing business owners are cutting corners when it comes to designing their logos, web sites and other marketing communications. However, by hiring amateurs or, even worse, choosing the design-it-yourself route, these entrepreneurs are turning valuable customers--and revenues--away.

Visible Logic (http://www.visiblelogic.com), a Portland, Maine-based boutique graphic design firm, shows businesses how to avoid this fatal mistake by investing in professional graphic design, which not only has a high ROI, but also helps generate higher revenues and build brand equity.

One of Visible Logic's clients, Educational Endeavors, an academic tutoring and homeschooling services company, came to the graphic design firm after first attempting to design their branding themselves. Educational Endeavors admitted its marketing collateral looked homemade and that its web site was "junk." The company needed to communicate a more professional image to attract more business.

To help Educational Endeavors achieve its business goals, Visible Logic revised the company's logo, incorporated a tag line, redesigned the web site, and designed new print brochures, folders, registration forms, and electronic newsletters with consistent use of imagery and color schemes across all media. Within just six months of launching its new brand, Educational Endeavors' client base more than doubled, and the quality of its clientele increased dramatically. Company Founder Eric Davis says he now understands the reality of the business cliché: "We had to spend money to make money." Business continues to soar as Educational Endeavors partners with Visible Logic for ongoing design needs.

Founded in 2001 by Emily Brackett, Visible Logic provides graphic design services for print, web and identity for clients across the country. Brackett's goal is to serve clients who want to use high-quality design to help them compete with companies of all sizes.

"Customers form lasting impressions about a company's size, financial condition, product reliability, service quality, value and more based on their initial contact with your company, whether that's a glance at your business card or a visit to your web site," says Brackett. "A negative first impression is hard, or even impossible, to undo."

Startups and growing businesses can learn more about the high ROI of professional graphic design by downloading Visible Logic's free white paper, "Professional Graphic Design: The Crucial Step Toward Higher Brand Equity, Increased Revenues," which includes a case study of Educational Endeavors, at http://www.visiblelogic.com.

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18Jun/110

TradeTech USA 2008, The Premier North American Equity Trading Summit

TradeTech USA 2008, The Premier North American Equity Trading Summit










New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2008

At TradeTech USA, over 500 senior-level traders convened at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York to deliberate liquidity issues and new technologies and tools in the constantly evolving global economy.

The three day TradeTech USA 2008 kicked off with a pre-day in Asset Management Performance Summit, focused for buy side executives. Through roundtable sessions and panel discussions, asset managers and hedge fund delegates had the chance to interact with their peers and get an understanding of what trends to be aware of in the buy-side trading industry.

Highlight of the main conference days included an innovative "Buy Side Exclusive Head Trader Think Tank" roundtable session, moderated by Merrill Lynch, where head senior buy side traders from all types of investment trading firms had the opportunities to breakdown their strategic goals, discuss their specific challenges and take away actionable strategies on how to create more efficient and profitable trades. The roundtable also promoted networking opportunities between conference attendees.

President of Citadel Execution Services, Matt Andresen gave an insightful and energetic session on Electric Trading in the New Market Structure. While John C. Bogle, Founder of The Vanguard Group Inc. talked about the "Just Principles of Trade".

The next TradeTech event is TradeTech Derivatives USA, which takes place in May 12-14, 2008 in Bridgewaters, NYC. Please visit the website for more information, http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetechderivativesusa/ .

Contact:

Sara Wessman

Executive Director, Worldwide Business Research

646-502-3236

sara.wessman @ wbresearch.com

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5Apr/110

New Documentary “Blood Equity” Explores the Often-Sad Plight of NFL Football Players Once Their Glorious Careers Are Over

New Documentary "Blood Equity" Explores the Often-Sad Plight of NFL Football Players Once Their Glorious Careers Are Over










Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) October 4, 2007

Veteran producer William J. Macdonald, coming off last week's 4 Emmy wins for his mega-epic series "Rome" has currently joined forces with 15yr NFL veteran/3 time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer and his partner, personal trainer/actor Rico McClinton to create the film "Blood Equity." This is a documentary concerning the disturbing issues facing many former NFL players following their retirement. Guys who were once the face of this league, Hall of Famers and lessor known players alike, share heartfelt and personal testimonies of how living their dreams as an NFL player has turned their lives into a nightmare.

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NFL Pro Football Player makes Documentary Film

The purpose of this film is not only to educate, but to seek solutions for improving life for many of these guys after playing in one of the world's most violent games. The film includes interviews from Mike Ditka, Harry Carson, Tony Dorsett and Darryl "Moose" Johnston just to name a few, who collectively attest to the poor treatment that many NFL players receive from the Player's Union once they retire. Along with increasing public awareness, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gridiron Greats Foundation. Founded by Jerry Kramer and other Hall of Famers, the Gridiron Greats Foundation was established to assist retired players in need.

Personal bios:

Roman Phifer was born March 5, 1968 in Plattsburg, NY. He was drafted in 1991 as a linebacker by the LA Rams. Coming out of UCLA, he was the 31st pick in the draft. Roman also played for the St. Louis Rams, NY Jets, New England Patriots where he was apart of 3 World Championships and finished a partial season with the NY Giants. In his 15 yr career, he played 211 games, 1134 tackles, 882 solo, 252 assisted, 29 sacks and 11 interceptions. Roman, his wife Linda and their 3 kids reside in Los Angeles, Ca.

Rico McClinton was born November 27, 1965 in Los Angeles, Ca. Rico has personally trained top NFL athletes for approx. 12 years. Such names include Shawn Merriman, Roman Phifer, Broderick Bunkley and Jamal Anderson just to name a few. He has also been involved in acting for the past 8 yrs. landing roles in television shows such as Alias and CSI: Miami and has also worked in several independent features. Rico currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca with his wife Angel and their 3 kids.

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21Mar/110

Equity Corps Completes QuTech Executive Search; Places Drew Cramer as QuTech CEO

Equity Corps Completes QuTech Executive Search; Places Drew Cramer as QuTech CEO











Drew Cramer

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 20, 2009

Equity Corps, which offers independent companies an alternative to conventional executive search and specializes in durable founder succession and CEO search, announced that Drew Cramer has joined Quality Technology, Inc. (QuTech) as Chief Executive Officer. Cramer will be responsible for executing QuTech's growth strategy.

QuTech, an established Government IT Services contractor, was looking for a "been there - done that" CEO capable of driving sustained organic growth, executing an acquisition strategy, and maintaining the company's focus on customers and high standards of quality. QuTech turned to Equity Corps for an executive search solution six months into their CEO search.

"I am looking forward to working with Drew to take our business to the next level," says QuTech Founder & Chairman Renee Parker. "Equity Corps really helped expedite our CEO search. They presented a strong candidate slate within 45 days and helped us through a rigorous executive search and selection process. I am confident that in hiring Drew, we have put the best possible leader in QuTech's CEO chair."

"Even before the current U.S. recession kicked into high gear, independent middle market companies had an unprecedented opportunity to compete against big companies for top executive talent," comments Steve Ely, founder of Equity Corps. "Today's economic climate further strengthens independent companies' recruiting position. In hiring Drew as CEO, QuTech is taking full advantage of that opportunity.

"Drew shares Equity Corps' passion for shareholder value, and he can execute. I have no doubt that he will deliver exceptional shareholder returns."

Cramer brings over 30 years of federal IT contracting and executive leadership experience to QuTech, including senior leadership positions at Maximus Corporation, Unisys, Xerox, NCR, and AT&T. Prior to joining QuTech, Cramer served as President of Maximus Enterprise Systems where he quickly drove a $ 200 Million increase in backlog.

Previously, Cramer grew annual revenue at Unisys Federal Services by $ 60 Million (to $ 250 Million). Cramer also led the team that won the $ 1 Billion+ managed services contract that enabled the launch of the Transportation Security Administration.

"QuTech is a terrific growth platform and I am excited about the possibility of having a bigger impact," says Cramer. "After spending much of my career with large public companies, I am looking forward to operating in a more nimble environment where we can move quickly to take advantage of market opportunities."

About Equity Corps:

Equity Corps is an alternative to conventional executive search. We help independent companies beat the executive search odds - not merely recruit executives, but deliver sustained financial outperformance with top outside talent. This requires we differ from conventional executive search firms in three ways: 1) Proven C(x)Os Fast (vs. months and months); 2) Business Results Focus (vs. staffing focus); and 3) Win-Win Fee Structure (vs. lump sum fees). To learn more about our alternatives to conventional executive search, visit us online at http://www.equitycorps.com.

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7Mar/110

Transcentive Releases Express Equity? Suite of Products, Version 11.0



Shelton, CT (PRWEB) September 9, 2009

Transcentive, the equity plan solutions provider of choice for over 2,000 companies worldwide and part of the Computershare group of businesses, today announced the release of version 11.0 of the Express Equity™ suite of products, which includes the Express Options™ software solution.

Through the enhanced Express Options™ application, employee equity plan administrators will gain an unprecedented array of data control and reporting features related to "net-settled exercises," which are also commonly known as "immaculate exercises." Additionally, users will have the ability to calculate and record retirement eligibility tax events for restricted stock awards and restricted stock units when a plan participant reaches retirement eligibility. Financial reports have been enhanced to include more flexibility surrounding expected term calculations. Express Options™ software now supports multiple expected term calculations including the simplified method under the SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 107/110.

"Many of these enhancements are client-driven, including our optimized reporting for tax confirmations, grant reconciliations, and expected term," said Patricia Brown, Director of Technology Solutions for Transcentive. "Feedback from our clients is vital in ensuring that our solutions help them in a fast-changing and complex regulatory environment."

Transcentive is also pleased to announce that they have updated reporting related to EPS dilutions, fiscal calendars, and proxy items.

To find the many new ways the Express Options™ solution will enable equity plan administrators to more effectively manage their programs, contact one of the Transcentive Express Equity™ suite sales experts at 1 888 339 4267, ext. 325 or visit www.transcentive.com.

About Computershare Limited (CPU):

Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialise in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organisations use these core competencies to help maximise the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.computershare.com

About Transcentive:

Transcentive, a Computershare company, is the equity plan solutions provider of choice for over 2,000 companies worldwide and delivers a comprehensive range of technology and advisory solutions to meet the needs of today's equity compensation environment. Transcentive's advisory solutions help companies manage equity plans to their greatest potential, regardless of the technology solution they are utilizing. The business's technology solutions help drive efficiency and effectiveness in equity plan administration. Transcentive developed, maintains and markets the Express Equity™ suite of products, which includes Express Options, Express Stock Purchase, Express Desktop, and Express Share Tracking. For more information, visit www.transcentive.com.

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10Feb/110

Transcentive Releases Express Equity? Suite of Products, Version 12.0



Shelton, Conn. (PRWEB) May 5, 2010

Transcentive , the equity compensation services provider of choice for over 2,000 companies worldwide and part of the Computershare group of businesses, today announced the release of version 12.0 of the Express Equity™ suite of products, with new features related to performance awards.

“With the rapidly increasing number of companies adopting performance equity plans, the Transcentive product experts, as always, worked closely with clients to create one of the most robust solutions for all facets of these popular plans,” said Joe Potenza, President of Computershare Equity Compensation Services.

Companies will have the ability to track both variable and non-variable performance grant types, create and attach probability payout schedules to one or more grants, and create customized amortization schedules on a grant-by-grant basis. In addition, there is updated proxy reporting.

To find the many ways the Express Equity Suite™ enables administrators to more effectively manage their equity compensation plans, contact one of the Transcentive Express Equity™ suite sales experts at 1 888 339 4267, ext. 325 or visit www.transcentive.com.

About Computershare Limited (CPU)

Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use these core competencies to help maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.computershare.com

About Transcentive

Transcentive, a Computershare company, is the equity compensation services provider of choice for over 2,000 companies worldwide and delivers a comprehensive range of technology and advisory solutions to meet the needs of today’s equity compensation environment. Transcentive’s advisory solutions help companies manage equity plans to their greatest potential, regardless of the technology solution they are utilizing. The business’s technology solutions help drive efficiency and effectiveness in equity plan administration. Transcentive developed, maintains and markets the Express Equity™ suite of products, which includes Express Options, Express Stock Purchase, Express Desktop, and Express Share Tracking. For more information, visit www.transcentive.com.

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10Feb/110

SunTech Medical Acquires an Equity Position in an Advanced Research Technology Firm

Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2006

SunTech Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of SunTech Medical Group Limited and the world leader in motion-tolerant, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring products and technology, has acquired an equity position in Empirical Technologies Corporation.

“Our mission is to be the dominant supplier of blood pressure monitoring products and technology,” according to Dayn McBee, CEO of SunTech Medical, Inc. “We have filled another significant and strategic piece of our business. SunTech Medical’s intimate knowledge of the blood pressure industry combined with Empirical Technologies Corporation’s innovative technology creates a synergistic partnership.”

The recent acquisition gives SunTech access to extensive intellectual property including breakthrough technology in continuous beat-to-beat, non-invasive blood pressure measurement.

“I am excited about the future prospects as we bring our two technology driven businesses together, SunTech Medical couldn’t be a better company to work with,” according to David Gerdt, Ph. D., President of Empirical Technologies Corporation. “This partnership confirms the strength and commitment of both companies to deliver superior technology in blood pressure monitoring.”

About Empirical Technologies Corporation, Inc.: Empirical Technologies Corporation, Inc., located in Charlottesville, Virginia is an advanced research technology firm dedicated to the principles of bringing superior technology to patient care while being a solution based, hardware oriented business that excels at emerging medical monitoring technologies. The staff, comprised of Ph. D. and post doctorial research professionals, has extensive experience in physical sciences, engineering, and sophisticated analysis tools. They hold eleven US patents and one provisional application, and have received support research funding from DARPA, NHLBI, US Army, Office of Naval Research and CCAT at CSU San Bernadino. For more information, visit http://www.empiricaltechnologies.com.

About SunTech Medical, Inc.: SunTech Medical, Inc., located in Research Triangle Park, N.C.. is the world leader in motion-tolerant non-invasive blood pressure monitoring products and technology. SunTech offers products for 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring, cardiac stress BP monitoring, customizable OEM BP modules and blood pressure cuffs. SunTech Medical, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SunTech Medical Group Limited, a privately owned holding company focused on medical diagnostics and headquartered in Oxford, United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.SunTechMed.com.

Contacts:

SunTech Medical, Inc.                                    

Ed Wright, VP Marketing

P: +1.919.654.2300

SunTech Medical Group, Ltd.

Russell Woolley, Group Chief Executive

P: +44 (0) 1865.884.234    

www.SunTechMed.com

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