Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARNA) announced recently, results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of APD916, a novel drug candidate discovered by Arena that targets the histamine H3 receptor for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy.
The randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of 1 mg, 3 mg and 5 mg single doses of APD916. The trial evaluated 24 healthy volunteers in three cohorts of eight participants each, six randomized to APD916 and two to placebo. APD916 demonstrated dose-proportional pharmacokinetic exposure over the tested dose range. The terminal half-life was approximately 50 hours.
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing oral drugs in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. The company also discovers small molecule drug candidates that target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).
GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:GRHU), a San Diego, California based integrated energy solutions provider and developer of eco-friendly infrastructure, recently announced that PepsiCo(NYSE:R) will partner with GreenHouse to utilize Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program at its Buena Park bottling plant. GreenHouse is a qualified service provider of SCE’s Auto-DR program, providing site assessment, feasibility studies, project development, engineering, installation of enabling technologies and complete processing of all incentives.
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Pepsi & GreenHouse Project
The Auto-DR program offers significant financial incentives and technical support to SCE customers with automated load control systems that participate in demand response events. Auto-DR uses control systems to automatically achieve specified energy demand reductions (kW and duration) during periods of peak energy demand.
“Auto-DR is a perfect complement to Greenhouse’s vision to help our clients reduce energy consumption by deploying state-of-the-art technology,” says Rob Davis, Vice President of GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. “We are truly honored to be selected to partner with Pepsi and we are looking forward to the Auto-DR projects as the first of many opportunities to be included in Pepsi’s corporate sustainability initiatives. This project goes to the heart of Greenhouse’s mission to deliver green solutions that reduce energy consumption with a positive return on investment.”
PepsiCo is a recognized leader in the beverage industry for their efforts in sustainability and energy efficiency by consistently operating their plants in the most energy-conscious manner possible.
Multiple Contract Awards
Also announced was the signing of multiple contract awards for its Life Protection (NYSE:LPI) Governmental Services Division, totaling $6 million. The recently acquired LPI subsidiary provides innovative training, support, design and construction of facilities and services to meet the needs of the U. S. Government, military, and law enforcement agencies.
The governmental contracting entities include the U.S. Marine Corps School of Dynamic Entry in Quantico, VA and the U.S. Army Schofield Barracks Range Support in Honolulu, HI. The combined value of these contracts totals $1.5 million and includes GreenHouse’s brand of Rapidly Assembled Portable Structures, (RAPS).
In addition, to the governmental contracts, GreenHouse has signed contracts totaling $4.5 million for commercial projects, including a design-build contract for services ranging from project management and land planning to eco-friendly building products and services. GreenHouse expects the majority of the contracted work to be completed by year end 2010.
GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. is a San Diego, California based integrator of some of the world’s most innovative environmental, public safety, infrastructure technologies. GreenHouse provides systems that are financially sound and sustainable to residential, commercial, industrial and government markets around the globe. GreenHouse provides energy-efficiency products, energy management systems, eco-friendly infrastructure, scalable waste-to-fuel bio-fuel and closed loop systems, as well as other proprietary technologies and products that are utilized to provide a greener and safer future for millions of people.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRCD) announced recently that St. Mary’s Academy, one of the nation’s most prestigious K-12 academic institutions, has enhanced learning in its unique classroom environment by providing real-time video streaming and SMART Board technology to its students with the help of Brocade Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking infrastructure.
The 146-year-old Academy has consistently been a pioneer in education and provided the first diploma in the territory of Colorado. The independent learning institution currently educates elementary, middle and high school students with the main goal of providing a valuable, competitive educational experience to its students. St. Mary’s Academy sets itself apart from other schools by implementing innovative teaching methods based on advanced Brocade IP networking technologies.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. supplies end-to-end Internet protocol based Ethernet and storage area networking solutions for enterprises and service providers. Its Data Storage segment offers infrastructure products and solutions, including directors, switches, routers, fabric-based software applications, distance/extension products, management applications, and utilities to centralize data management; and host bus adapters, converged network adapters, mezzanine cards, and storage area network switch modules for bladed servers.
MusclePharm(R) Corporation (OTCBB:MSLP), one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States with a proprietary formulation used in its portfolio of performance products, recently announced UFC star Jake Shields will be wearing MusclePharm apparel at the UFC 121 co-main event, which takes place on October 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
UFC 121 Matches draw an estimated 850,000 pay per view buys and is watched by an estimated 10 million viewers.
“UFC has been a tremendous partner for our company, and the exposure we will receive Saturday night addresses the perfect demographic for our brand. We are very excited to have one of our MMA athletes featured as the co-main event,” commented Cory Gregory, MusclePharm’s President. “This branding opportunity with UFC will further increase MusclePharm’s brand awareness and expand MusclePharm’s supplement and apparel market penetration.”
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a rapidly expanding healthy life-style company that developments and manufacturers a full line of NSF and scientifically approved, nutritional supplements that are 100% free of any banned substances. Based on years of research, MusclePharm products are created through an advanced six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field tested by more than 100 elite professional athletes from various sports including the NFL, MMA, and MLB.
MSLP’s proprietary and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm is sold in over 120 countries and available in over 5,000 U.S. retail outlets that include GNC, and Vitamin Shoppe, as well as over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon and Vitacost.com.
RF Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced recently that the expansion of its broadband product portfolio targeting Hybrid Fiber Coax (NYSE:HFC) transmission network hardware, cable head end, cable hub equipment, and Multi Dwelling Unit/Multiple Tenant Unit (MDU/MTU) equipment. The new broadband products enhance cable operators' network performance and enable increased bandwidth to support rapidly growing digital-centric services, such as HDTV, 3D HDTV and "mid-split" DOCSIS(R) networking.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. designs and manufactures radio frequency components and compound semiconductors in the United States and internationally. The company provides integrated circuits, including gain blocks, LNAs, PAs, receivers, transmitters, transceivers, modulators, demodulators, attenuators, switches, frequency synthesizers, and voltage-controlled oscillators.
It also offers multi-chip modules comprising PA modules, switch-filter modules, active antenna products, VCOs, phase-locked loops, coaxial resonator oscillators, active mixers, variable gain amplifiers, hybrid amplifiers, power doublers, and optical receivers.
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