Minnesota Tech & Science

Global Electric Vehicles Market to Grow at a CAGR of 28.3% (in Volume) From 2017 to 2026, Reports BIS Research

15 12 2017

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Global Cognitive Robotic Process Automation Market Anticipated to Reach $3.62 Billion by 2026, Reports BIS Research

15 12 2017

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Joseph W. Jerome, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

15 12 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph W. Jerome, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Jerome celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Adjunct professor in the department of mathematics at The George Washington University since 2013, Dr. Jerome previously spent 42 years teaching at Northwestern University. He also taught and lectured at Case Western Reserve University and the University...

Mayo Clinic to begin Prospective Clinical Study with Medibio Technology for Expanded Market Opportunities

14 12 2017

Study designed to determine differential diagnosis in depression patientsStudy designed to monitor patient data following pharmacological treatmentSYDNEY, Australia and MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Medibio Limited (MEB or the Company) (ASX:MEB) (OTCQB:MDBIF), a mental health technology company that has pioneered the use of objective biometrics to assist in the screening, diagnosing, monitoring and management of depression and other mental health conditions,  is pleased to announce the first prospective clinical trial with Mayo Clinic under a 5-year Master Clinical Trial Agreement that was signed in October of this year.  This initial study, undertakes the prospective diagnosis and longitudinal monitoring of both unipolar and bipolar depression, along with the depressive subtypes (melancholic and atypical).The primary goal is to characterize longitudinal autonomic, circadian, and sleep patterns, as classified by the Medibio Analytics Platform (MAP), following the initiation of...

Segel Vision, LLC, Withdraws Offer to Purchase Evine Shopping Television Network

14 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 -- It was announced today that Marvin L. Segel, Board Chairman & Founder of New York City-based, Segel Vision, LLC, in association with StarShop, (a celebrity driven shopping App on more than 55 Million devices around the world), has withdrawn his company's offer to make an equity purchase of the operational subsidiary of the multi-broadcast shopping channel, Evine, owned by Evine Live, Inc., a publicly-traded company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Segel Vision was prepared to acquire all of Evine's assets, while preserving its existing tax credits. However, according to Jim Morrison, StarShop's CEO, "After three attempts to present an offer to negotiate a transaction valued at $175 Million Total Enterprise Value, (which in essence, equaled an offer at $2.66 per share), all of which were rebuffed by Evine's Board, Marvin will be investing elsewhere." To assist in the acquisition of Evine, Segel Vision had retained...

Third Wave Systems Successfully Models and Optimizes 5 Axis Machined Composite Components

14 12 2017

Third Wave Systems Finite Element Modeling of Continuous fiber composite machining. Third Wave Systems modeled the trimming process of 40 ply carbon-epoxy workpiece and predicted post-cut part quality Minneapolis, Minnesota December 14, 2017 In 2013, Third Wave Systems (TWS) was awarded a $3 million contract by the United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, one of the largest funded projects in the company’s 20-year history. The focus of the project was to expand Third Wave Systems impressive and successful metal-cutting solutions to polymer matrix composite (PMC) materials used on the latest warfighter programs. The Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), which was designed to transition innovative technologies that resolve operational DoD challenges, allocated funds for the contract. Developed under the RIF, Third Wave Systems software products reduced machining cycle times by predicting and managing forces and predicting composite behavior. Engineers from...

Akhouri Achyutanand Sinha, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

14 12 2017

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, December 14, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Akhouri Achyutanand Sinha, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Sinha celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Dr. Sinha is currently studying the characteristics of prostate cancer stem cells and aggressiveness of prostate cancer, in addition to proliferation and cell death. He is employed at the University of Minnesota's college of biological...

Bruce A. Finlayson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

14 12 2017

    SEATTLE, WA, December 14, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Bruce A. Finlayson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Finlayson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Washington since 2005, Dr. Finlayson taught chemical engineering and applied mathematics for 40 years. He also chaired the department for nearly 9 years and was a Rehnberg professor from...

Aloha, Sleep Number!

13 12 2017

KAPOLEI, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR) recently celebrated the opening of its first retail store in Hawaii. Now, Sleep Number customers in all 50 states can shop in-store for Sleep Number’s proprietary and innovative solutions. “I’m extremely proud of opening a store in our 50th state – it’s a significant milestone for our brand, especially amidst a challenging retail environment,” said Andy Carlin, Chief Sales and Service Officer at Sleep Number. “With our smart, effortless sleep technology, we are improving our customers’ well-being by redefining quality sleep. And we are thrilled to bring that to the state of Hawaii, and to improve even more lives by enhancing their sleep quality.” Before officially opening its doors, Sleep Number hosted a traditional Hawaiian blessing, which honors local culture and helps usher in goodness, success and growth to the store. The new 3,600 square-foot store opened Friday, Dec. 8, and employs four sleep experts...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Announces Plan to Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. in Texas

13 12 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa and LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Dubuque, IA-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”) (NASDAQ:HTLF) and Lubbock, TX-based First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. (“FBLB”) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which FBLB and its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstBank & Trust, will be acquired by Heartland.  This is the second merger announcement for Heartland within the last 30 days as it prepares to pass $10 billion in assets.Based on Heartland’s closing common stock price of $50.15 per share on December 11, 2017, the stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately $185.6 million (including the cash consideration to be paid to holders of FBLB’s stock appreciation rights).  The actual transaction value will change due to fluctuations in the price of Heartland common stock and is subject to certain adjustments. FirstBank & Trust is a commercial and retail bank, headquartered...

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