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CPTS, CXO, CCM, & DTSL.PK: Conceptus Signs Exclusivity Agreement With VirtaMed AG to Supply the EssureSim Hysteroscopic Simulator to Enhance Physician Training


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Conceptus Inc. (Nasdaq:CPTS)

Conceptus, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and marketing of innovative solutions in women's healthcare. The Company manufactures and markets Essure permanent birth control. The Essure procedure is available in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East.

Conceptus Inc., developer of the Essure(NYSE:R) procedure, the most effective non-surgical permanent birth control method available, has entered into a mutually exclusive agreement with VirtaMed AG as its exclusive supplier for virtual reality training of the hysteroscopic procedure that deploys Essure. The establishment of this strategic partnership will enable Conceptus to be the only company in the field of hysteroscopic permanent birth control with a photorealistic, high fidelity VirtaMed training simulator.

In 2009 Conceptus and VirtaMed collaborated to develop a highly-realistic simulator to improve gynecologist training. The resulting EssureSim(NYSE:TM) simulator refines physicians' skills, enhances patient outcomes and results in a more satisfying experience for both the patient and physician. The operator learns how to use the angled optics of the hysteroscope to establish a clear view of the uterus and properly deploy Essure in just seconds. The EssureSimTM was presented for the first time at the European Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy congress in October 2009.

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Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO)

Concho Resources Inc. reported last month, the financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010.

Highlights for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 include:

- Production of 3.5 million barrels of oil equivalents (“MMBoe”) for the second quarter of 2010, a 26% increase over the second quarter of 2009 and an 8% increase over the first quarter of 2010

- Mid-year proved reserves increased to 234.5 MMBoe, up 11% from year-end 2009

- Reserve replacement ratio1 of 443% for the first six months of 2010

- Net income of $124.2 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010, as compared to a net loss of $33.2 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009

- Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of $57.9 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010, as compared to $29.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009

- EBITDAX of $161.8 million for the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 42% over the second quarter of 2009

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Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE:CCM)

Concord Medical

operates the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China in terms of revenues and the total number of centers in operation per available statistics. The Company currently operates a network of more than 100 centers spanning 39 cities and 22 provinces and administrative regions in China. Under long-term arrangements with top-tier hospitals in China, the Company provides radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipments and manages the daily operations of these centers located on its hospital partners' premises. The Company also provides ongoing training to doctors and other medical personnel in its network of centers to ensure a high level of clinical care for patients.

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010(1).

"We saw another quarter of solid growth driven by healthy revenue increases in both existing and newly added centers," said Dr. Jianyu Yang, director, president and chief executive officer of Concord Medical. "In line with our expansion plan, we opened seven new centers and acquired four centers during the quarter. With a healthy acquisition pipeline and existing contracts for the opening of new centers, we remain confident to meet our target of adding 34 to 39 centers in 2010."

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Universal Delivery Solutions, Inc. (PINK: DTSL)

Universal Delivery Solutions was founded in 2010 to provide a unique delivery solution for select businesses. We focus on chain operations that can benefit from One-Number Ordering customer delivery services, but who are unable to find a qualified partner.

A division of Delivery Technology, Universal Delivery Solutions Inc, the leader in delivery management technology, has completed participation at one of the largest restaurant franchisee conventions, held July 22-25, 2010. Its UDS division attended the convention by invitation of the leading franchisor, and was able to showcase its large corporate catering and event management delivery technology platform to many of the thousands of convention attendees, and a range of other potential partners in the industry and associated industries.

“This was our first opportunity to interact face-to-face on a large scale with franchisees from all across American, Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets,” said Ryan Coblin, CEO. “We could shake their hands, explain the opportunities our solutions offer, answer their questions and sign them up for follow-up contacts.”

Over the three-day event the company was successful in signing up franchisees that own thousands of locations, and multiple-territory development agents who represent thousands more. These signed prospects will be contacted by the franchisor and UDS to offer them optional programs to expand their customer base, increase sales and build new profits for their restaurants. Qualified franchisees are enrolled in the optional programs, and then UDS proprietary software is implemented at their unit, so orders may be received from the UDS Call Center and Online Ordering technology.

The UDS Division is already planning for a larger role in next year's convention, due to the volume of responses expressed by this year's attendees, and the warm welcome that was received within the vendor community. While currently in expansion of its in-house sales and marketing department, UDS is expecting to implement up to 1,500 locations before the end of 2010, and many more in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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