AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading medical technology company dedicated to peripheral nerve repair, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Karen Zaderej will be interviewed in a special three-day Q&A miniseries on the “Geraldo Rivera Show,” hosted by Geraldo Rivera and broadcast on 77 WABC from New York City. In this finale to a three-part interview, Ms. Zaderej will discuss the promising ability of nerve repair to preserve erectile function after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy and the work done to date in this area. High rates of impotence and incontinence following radical prostatectomy make this a topic of interest for all.
All shareholders, analysts, industry professionals, health care providers and anyone experiencing symptoms of a nerve injury are encouraged to listen to the broadcast to learn more about options in nerve repair. Broadcast details for the third of the three segments are as follows:
Geraldo Rivera: A three-time recipient of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award. He has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Dupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards. Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books. [http://www.geraldo.com/ | http://www.wabcradio.com/geraldorivera/
About AxoGen, Inc.
AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is a leading medical technology company dedicated to peripheral nerve repair. AxoGen’s portfolio of regenerative medicine products is available in the United States, Canada and several other countries and includes Avance® Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard® Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix (“ECM”) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments.
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Electronics and electrics are already used in packaging, from winking rum bottles and talking pizza boxes to aerosols that emit electrically charged insecticide that chases the bug. Electronic medication packs record how much is taken and when and prompts the user. Reprogrammable phone decoration has arrived. But that is just a warm up. The key enabling technology – printed electronics – often used with other conventional electronics – can make new packaging and product features feasible. Consequently, many leading brand owners have recently put multidisciplinary teams onto the adoption of the new paper thin electronics on their high volume packaging. It will provide a host of consumer benefits and make competition look very tired indeed. This is mainly about modern merchandising – progressing way beyond static print – and dramatically better consumer propositions.
This report reveals the global demand for electronic smart packaging devices is currently at a tipping point and will grow rapidly to $ 1.45 billion within 10 years. The electronic packaging (e-packaging) market will remain primarily in consumer packaged goods (CPG) reaching 14.5 billion units that have electronic functionality within a decade.
E-packaging addresses the need for brands to reconnect with the customer or face oblivion from copying. That even applies to retailer own brands. It addresses the ageing population’s consequent need for disposable medical testers and drug delivery devices. Electronic packaging addresses the fact that one third of us have difficulty reading ever smaller instructions.
Main drivers of the rapid growth
The rapid growth will be driven by trials now being carried out by leading CPG companies and the rapid technical developments emanating for over 3000 organisations, half of them academic, that are currently working on printed and potentially printed electronics.
The six main factors driving the rapid growth of electronic smart packaging are:
-Consumers are more demanding
-Consumers are more wealthy
-Concern about crime and the new terrorism
There will also be growth from existing applications such as talking pizza boxes, winking logos on multipacks of biscuits and bottles of rum, compliance monitoring blisterpacks in drug trials, prompting plastic bottles of drugs that prompt the user, testers on batteries and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones. However, IDTechEx’s projected adoption only represents a few percent of CPG packages being fitted with these devices in 2024.
There are still many challenges to be addressed, including creating sustainable e-packaging products rather than one-off projects. Cost and lack of integrators and complete product designers are current limitations.
All of these trends, including detailed ten year forecasts, are covered in this IDTechEx report “Smart Packaging Comes To Market: Brand Enhancement with Electronics 2014-2024″. The report reveals many ways in which brands can create a sharp increase in market share, customer satisfaction and profitability. It covers case studies of successes and failures and why.
To gain very high volume, and therefore lowest costs, by selling across all industries, basic hardware platforms such as the very low cost talking label must be developed. These are discussed. The detailed market forecasts, statistics for associated industries, pros and cons, technology choices and lessons of success and failure provide a lucid, compact analysis for the busy executive. There is much for both non-technical and technical readers.
Forecasts are given in terms of number of units and total market value for each of the following:
-Winking and decal refers to labels that wink an image on and off and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones etc
-Scrolling and page turn refers to text and graphics accessed by scrolling or page turning
-Audio and timer refers to voice, music or alert sounds including those produced by timers or sensors
-Status refers to visible indication of status as with the tester on a battery case and an indication of how much is left in an aerosol can
-EAS (electronic article surveillance)
-RFID drugs, postal, retail cases
-RFID retail primary packs/item level
-The impact of NFC on packaging
Who Should Buy
The report is vital for those operating in the following roles:
-Marketing and Business Planning Managers
-Creative brand-facing media staff in fast moving consumer goods companies
The report is important for printers, packaging converters, label makers, electronics companies and those supplying electronic inks, paper and film. It will inspire those interested in the technology, marketing, investment, legal, regulatory, environmental and other issues. There are over 40 profiles of developers and suppliers of this “e-packaging” technology.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. Benchmarking validation of figures
1.2. Market sub sectors merge
1.2.1. EAS and RFID
1.2.2. NFC in Smart Packaging
1.3. Reasons for the slow start
1.3.1. Unbalanced supply chain
1.3.2. Many examples of e-packaging
1.3.3. Little market pull
1.3.4. Tipping point
1.3.5. P&G and printed electronics
1.3.6. Using more of the human senses and in a better way
1.3.7. Reusable electronic packaging
1.3.8. Major adoption is certain now
1.3.9. The forthcoming e-Label
1.3.10. Technology push
1.4. Market drivers
1.4.1. Two routes for e-packaging
1.4.2. Price sensitivity
1.4.3. Basic hardware platforms are essential to achieve volume
1.5. New components and creative design
1.5.1. New design paradigms
1.5.2. Electronic graphic design
1.5.3. Diageo needs
1.6. Emerging Technologies, Business Drivers and Insights
1.6.3. Other components: Logic, sensors, conductive ink
1.7. Market Background
2.1. Types of packaging
2.1.1. Demographic timebomb
2.2. Why progress is now much faster
2.2.1. Using the nine human senses
2.2.2. AstraZeneca Diprivan chipless RFID
2.3. Why basic hardware platforms are essential
2.3.1. Argument for printing standard circuits
2.3.2. Touch and hearing
2.4. Why e-packaging has been slow to appear
2.4.1. Inadequate market research
2.4.2. Lack of market pull
2.4.3. Wrong priorities by developers – engineering led design
2.4.4. Inadequate cost reduction
2.4.5. Odd inventions not economy of scale/hardware platforms
2.4.6. Failure to solve technical problems
2.4.7. Legal constraints
2.4.8. Lessons from brand enhancement of cars using printed electronics
3. THE NEED FOR ELECTRONICS IN PACKAGING
3.2. Security and reducing crime
3.3. Uniqueness/ product differentiation
3.5. Leveraging the brand with extra functions, brand enhancement
3.6. Merchandising and increasing sales
3.6.1. Attracting attention
3.8. Error Prevention
3.9. Environmental aspects of disposal
3.10. Environmental quality control within the package
3.11. Quality Assurance
3.12. Consumer feedback
3.13. Removing tedious procedures
3.14. Cost reduction, efficiency and automated data collection
4. THE MAGIC THAT IS BECOMING POSSIBLE
4.1. Printed electronics products from Toppan Forms
4.2. Solar bags
4.3. Smart substrates
4.4. Transparent and invisible electronics
4.5. Tightly rollable electronics
4.5.1. Fault tolerant electronics
4.6. Stretchable and morphing electronics
4.7. Edible electronics
4.8. Electronics as art
4.9. Origami electronics
4.10. The package becomes the delivery mechanism
4.11. Electronic release, dispensing and consumer information
5. BASIC HARDWARE PLATFORMS NEEDED BY THE MARKET
5.1. Winking image label
5.2. Talking label
5.3. Recording talking label
5.4. Scrolling text label
5.6. Self adjusting use by date
5.7. Other sensing electronics
5.8. Moving color picture label
5.9. Drug and cosmetic delivery system
5.10. Ultra low cost printed RFID/EAS label
6. PRECURSORS OF IMPENDING E-PACKAGING CAPABILITIES
6.1. Coming down market
6.2. T-Ink and all the senses
7. EXAMPLES OF E-PACKAGING
7.1. Examples of e-packaging and related uses with human interface
7.1.1. Printed electronics magazine cover – Blue Spark, NTERA, CalPoly, SiCal, Canvas and Ricoh
7.1.2. Printed electronic greeting cards – Tigerprint, PragmatIC, and Novalia
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Having played popular party games like Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples, Edington saw a need for a new kind of game, one that combines racy adult humor with hilariously suggestive cartoons. Each round consists of players choosing the most uproariously funny caption from their hand to be paired with a pre-selected cartoon in the middle of the table. The person judged as having the best combination wins the round.
Edington has spent the last few years and most of his savings on developing the game. From writing literally hundreds of captions to working with various talented cartoonists, he has overseen every aspect of the game and is convinced that the world is ready to play. “People often ask me where I came up with all this stuff,” says Edington. “I just tell them, ‘I try to think of the funniest things that I would never say to another person in real life.’”
With the game now ready to be printed and sold, Edington has turned to the Kickstarter community to assist with funding the first print run. “I’ve followed Kickstarter since it first came out a few years ago, and have seen dozens of incredible gaming projects. I think backers on Kickstarter really have a sense of what works and what doesn’t.”
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The study was conducted the day after the Super Bowl among a population of TV viewers who reported they watched the Super Bowl ads. They are a mix of male and female viewers at least 18 years of age who live in the US. The study used ClearVoice Research to collect the data.
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TRC Market Research is a product development market research firm that provides expertise in designing and implementing successful choice-related research, including new product research, pricing research, discrete-choice conjoint analysis, max-diff tournament and other complex market research techniques.
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Classic Party Rentals, the nation’s leading event rentals and services provider, supported the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund by donating over $ 25,000 in tents, tables and more to help make the most anticipated charitable shopping event of the year happen. Hosted by Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman and Molly Sims and Scott Stuber, the event took place this past Saturday at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, drawing over 2,000 attendees.
“We are delighted to put our best foot forward when it comes to supporting a good cause,” says Brent Mumford, CEO of Classic Party Rentals. “Even through the rain our team was able to transform the Barker Hangar into a shopping extravaganza. This is such an exciting event and we are honored to participate.”
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“We are so grateful to Classic for helping us make our event a success,” says Audra Moran, President and CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. “Classic has been our first choice since we started OCRF’s Super Saturday LA and we trust them to make this special day of fashion, philanthropy and fun for the whole family look and feel both beautiful and comfortable for all our guests.”
Super Saturday, OCRF’s fun-filled, family-oriented fundraiser, offered items from top designers for up to half off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price with net proceeds supporting OCRF’s research grants program.
About Classic Party Rentals
As the nation’s leading event rentals and services provider with over 25 locations, Classic Party Rentals is the backbone for more than 150,000 events and celebrations per year. Their network of over 2,000 award winning event professionals is renowned for providing exceptional client services with a fresh and innovative approach to handling the most important events in the country. Boasting over 9 million choices from an unparalleled range of inventory that includes exclusive furniture, china, specialty linens, lighting, heating, flooring, tenting and more, Classic Party Rentals creates events that define the most remarkable moments in time. For more information, please visit http://www.ClassicPartyRentals.com.
About OCRF’s Super Saturday
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Viagra was primarily manufactured as remedy for high blood pressure and heart problems. Year after year, it become popular for its potency in treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Since its launch in 1998, Viagra has created an identity for itself in the healthcare field. These days, generic Viagra is likewise taken as remedy for Male impotence, preventing for altitude sickness, and Raynaud’s disease. Patients may now purchase generic Viagra on the internet.
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These have only been just recently identified and additional research are needed to confirm Viagra as remedy for such conditions. Viagra is significantly quickly becoming popular for the remedy of various other micro-circulatory conditions. Nevertheless, more medical tests are needed to establish it. For many doctors, use of generic Viagra as cure for PAH, Raynaud’s condition, and altitude sickness is generally permitted.
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