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Monday, June 20, 2011

Hologic Breast Tomosynthesis System Wins Top Award in Medical Design Excellence Competition

Hologic Breast Tomosynthesis System Wins Top Award in Medical Design Excellence Competition
Selenia Dimensions is the first commercial mammography system approved to use 2D and 3D (breast tomosynthesis) technologies for breast cancer screening and diagnosis

BEDFORD, Mass., June, 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that its Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D mammography system won a gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) at the Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011 Conference and Exposition.

The Medical Design Excellence Award recognizes Hologic for innovation in design and engineering for Selenia Dimensions, the first commercially available tomosynthesis system for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Unlike prior-generation mammography systems which generate two-dimensional (2D) images, a breast tomosynthesis system produces three-dimensional (3D) images which are intended to reveal the inner architecture of the breast, free from the distortion typically caused by tissue shadowing or density.

The Hologic system gives radiologists the option of offering their patients a conventional 2D digital mammogram and a 3D tomosynthesis exam – all in one compression, in just seconds.

In clinical studies Hologic submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), radiologists reading 2D mammography plus 3D breast tomosynthesis images compared to 2D images alone demonstrated superior clinical performance in specificity, the confidence to rule out breast cancer without recalling the patient for further study, and also demonstrated improved sensitivity, the proportion of mammograms which include breast cancers that were correctly diagnosed.*

In accepting the award for Hologic, Ian Shaw, Director of Breast Health Advanced Product Development, noted, “The Medical Design Excellence Award is welcome recognition for the achievements of the many people behind the scenes who are responsible for developing the Selenia Dimensions mammography system.” Farm Design, Inc., a New England medical product development company, assisted Hologic with the industrial design, human factors, engineering and user interface of the product.

Hologic’s 2D/3D breast tomosynthesis systems are available for sale worldwide. Selenia Dimensions 3D tomosynthesis was approved for sale in the United States by the FDA on February 11, 2011.

This is the fourth time a Hologic product has won a top award in the MDEA program. The Company’s Sentinelle Vanguard breast imaging and interventional coil won gold in 2010. The Sentinelle breast imaging coil transforms a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner into a powerful breast imaging and interventional tool. Hologic’s ThinPrep imaging system won gold in 2004. The ThinPrep imaging system is a fully integrated, interactive computer system that assists cytotechnologists and cytopathologists in the primary screening and diagnosis of cervical cancer using ThinPrep Pap test slides. The MammoSite radiation therapy system won gold in 2003. The MammoSite catheter and balloon assembly delivers radiation from within the tumor–resected cavity after breast conservation therapy. MammoSite targeted radiation therapy works from the inside, meaning that a higher daily dose can be used for a shorter period of time – 5 days versus 5 to 7 weeks.
About the Medical Design Excellence Awards

Since its inception in 1998, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program has become the premier competition for the medical technology community, recognizing both the design achievements and healthcare contributions of medical product manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.
About Hologic, Inc.

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic’s core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, breast magnetic resonance imaging, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia and uterine fibroids, permanent contraception, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging and molecular diagnostic products including HPV and reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications. For more information, visit

Hologic, Dimensions, MammoSite, Selenia, Sentinelle, ThinPrep, Vanguard and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

*The Hologic clinical studies presented to the FDA as part of the Company’s Pre Market Approval submission compared the results of radiologists reading digital mammograms from Hologic’s Selenia Dimensions system in combination mode (2D+3D tomosynthesis) to reading Hologic’s 2D mammograms alone.

Media Contacts:
Olga Karagiannis
Hologic, Inc.
Corporate Marketing
Anne Rivers
Hologic, Inc.
Corporate Marketing

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Femi Odugbemi’s Bariga Boy Wins AfroPop Prize for Best film

Femi Odugbemi

Femi Odugbemi’s Bariga Boy Wins AfroPop Prize for Best film

Femi Odugbemi’s short documentary Bariga Boy has won another international award at the 5th Real-Life Documentary Film Festival (May 18th to 25th /Screening May 21st to 25th) in Accra, Ghana. Last Wednesday, it was awarded the AfroPop Prize for Best film. In April, Bariga Boy was given the award for the Best Documentary at the AMAA 2010 in Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

The AfroPop Prize of the Real Life Documentary Festival is sponsored by the National Black Programming Consortium, in the United States. The prize is connected to the US-based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life art and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora.

“For Africa to catch up with the world infrastructurally, politically and economically, artistes of all shades must stand up to be counted. Our talent must speak out to challenge power and inspire change,” Odugbemi said while receiving the prize.

“I am very happy that Femi Odugbemi got the AfroPop Prize. He did a beautiful work and I really enjoyed the way he portrayed a young gifted Nigerian artiste and its neighborhood. The awards are for me very important because it is a great opportunity for the festival to give recognition to contemporary African visual productions,” said Lydie Diakhate, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Real Life Festival.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

19-Year-Old YouTube Vlogger Receives Over One Million Views and Wins $100,000 in Lashes to Riches Giveaway

5 Jan 2010 13:00 Africa/Lagos

19-Year-Old YouTube Vlogger Receives Over One Million Views and Wins $100,000 in Lashes to Riches Giveaway

DALLAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tessa Violet, a 19-year-old model, artist, and popular YouTube "vlogger", wins $100,000 in the Lashes to Riches Giveaway. Beauty Biosciences, a Dallas-based beauty company, recently launched Lash Allure MD, a lash and brow enhancing serum, and in celebration of the new launch held the Giveaway. Lash Allure MD kicked off the Giveaway in November using Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and asked entrants to post a video on YouTube answering the question: WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH $100,000? The winner was chosen by public vote, which ended December 21, 2009.

Tessa began posting videos on YouTube using her vlogger name, Meekakitty, to meet new friends when she moved to New York City a year and a half ago. Sitting in her room in front of a video camera, Meekakitty turned her internet passion into a popular weekly vlogger site with over 7 million video views. "She's a quirky, sassy, intelligent young woman who put her obsession to work," says Leesa Smith, EVP of Beauty Biosciences.

Wearing huge dark rimmed glasses and sporting a simple ponytail for special effects, Meekakitty in her signature style of combining wit, imagination, and self -reflective thought shared with her audience her plans for spending $100,000: take her mother to Prague as a thank you for supporting her YouTube obsession, buy a jetpack and the country Switzerland, build a life-size replica of the fictional Harry Potter castle, and have unlimited burritos for life. She also promised her voters that, if she won, she would do a 24-hour blog TV show.

The Lashes to Riches $100,000 Giveaway officially ended 12/21/09 and the check will be awarded in January.

Tessa's winning video

Source: Beauty Biosciences

CONTACT: Gigi Howard, Public Relations Director of Beauty Biosciences,
+1-214-691-7600, cell, +1-917-297-2132,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

@ONA09: Startups Publish2, ProPublica, Muckety, Daily Beast And MyBallard Win OJA Awards

Hi Michael Chima --
At the Online Journalism Awards banquet on Saturday, Publish2 had the honor of receiving the first Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism.

Above all, this award belongs to the journalists and news organizations who have used the Publish2 platform to boldly expand the practice of journalism on the Web. You are the real innovators. We at Publish2 salute you, and we thank the Gannett Foundation for creating this award to highlight technical innovation, which is so essential for journalism to survive and thrive in the digital age.
Be sure to read more about other startups that were recognized for their achievements.

We're following up Saturday's big win with three updates to Publish2:

* Visit the expanded Publish2 Journalist Directory to search for your peers and colleagues by name, news organization, or their beat. Kickstart collaboration, find friends, and identify mentors.

* Highlight text on any Web page and open your Publish2 bookmarklet to see another improvement: That text automatically populates the brand new "Quote" field in the bookmarklet, so you can save an excerpt from the page you're linking to along with your comment about it. Saved quotes are available in all javascript widgets from

* Upgrade your Publish2 WordPress plugin to the latest version to take advantage of the latest advances to Link Assist.

Take a look at how journalists have used Publish2 to bring the best of the Web to their readers and follow us on Twitter to find out about new features and announcements first.

Thanks for making Publish2 the Web's largest newsroom,

Ryan Sholin
Director of News Innovation

The Online Journalism Awards have been fairly good at recognizing the work of some smaller or new sites over the years but the results announced at the crowded awards dinner at the San Francisco Hilton this weekend had a different aura. Yes, the New York Times won a couple, including general excellence for a large site, and so did BBC News (breaking news, large site); for its Hero Complex blog, (commentary/blogging, large site); Washington Post Digital (multimedia feature, large site);’s Planet Money (topical reporting, large site) and Slate V (video, large site). But the rest were spread among a fascinating mix that showed good work is being done by startups and established sites with various levels of resources and goals. It wasn’t an accident: this year’s awards included new categories and new ways to recognize sites to expand the reach and the impact. The full list is here. Some examples below:
Publish2, the collaborative tools startup founded by Scott Karp, won the inaugural Gannett (NYSE: GCI) Foundation Award for technical innovation in the service of digital journalism—and a $5,000 check to go with the acrylic trophy.
—Another new award for community collaboration went to Next Door Media for MyBallard, the first of its five hyperlocal sites. Next Door Media is run by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. and recently announced a partnership with the Seattle Times. (Kate is working with Next Door Media full time while Cory, one of our friends from Lost Remote, is still at
—Hyperlocal Gotham Gazette won for general excellence, micro site, a new size for that category.
Muckety,a site that looks at news through the prism of relationships and connections, was recognized for outstanding use of digital technologies, small site. won the same category, large site, for its “super groundbreaking” interactive graphics.
—High-profile startups Pro Publica and The Daily Beast each won. The nonprofit investigative startup won for general excellence, medium site, recognized both for its own work and for helping other journalists. Just ending its first year, Tina Brown’s Daily Beast won for Christopher Buckley’s commentary and was a finalist for general excellence.
—Spanish site SOITU.ES won last year—its first in operation—for general excellence, non-English small site, and this year in the same category as a large site. The site blends original content and aggregated news/features with community engagement and tech tools. This year’s small site winner was Radio Azattyq, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kazakh Service, which stood up to the Kazakh government over censorship attempts.
The Chauncey Bailey Project, a two-year-old task force investigating the murder of the Bay Area journalist, led to the indictment of two men and the resignation of the Oakland chief of police. It won the Knight Award for Public Service and investigative journalism, small site.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lily Allen & her Panthers Win as Q is Named Cover of the Year

13 Oct 2009 08:41 Africa/Lagos

Lily Allen & her Panthers Win as Q is Named Cover of the Year

LONDON, October 13/PRNewswire/ --

- With Photo

Battling it out against the UK's publishing elite, Q has snatched the honour of overall winner in coveted awards The Maggies. Q has beaten some of the year's very best covers, including a naked Beth Ditto fronting Love and US president Barack Obama looking out from Time magazine, to clinch the top spot.

Category winners:

Overall Winner - Q (April 2009)
Business & General Interest Winner - Geographical (January 2009)
Celebrity & Entertainment Winner - Q (April 2009)
Fashion Winner - Love (February 2009)
Lifestyle Winner - Clash (April 2009)
Specialist & Hobbies Winner - BBC History (November 2008)
Sports & Men's Winner - Huck (June 2009)

"Lily Allen is hardly under-exposed, so it was essential for us to come up with something that was both striking and unique. Fortunately for us, Lily whole-heartedly bought into the concept and in doing so helped turn a good idea in theory into a great idea in practise."

"Patently no one would let us put a pop star within three feet of a man-eating big cat, so an 18-foot high cage separated Lily - and the Q team - from them, and the magic of digital photography put them together. That said, when Lily is in full flow, she could probably do more damage than a pair of panthers."

Over 30,000 people voted for their favourite covers during the four-week period, after a panel of industry and celebrity judges including twice-voted 'Magazine Editor of the Year' Peter Jackson, Media Week Editor Steve Barrett, model and actress Linda Lusardi and Heart Radio's Toby Anstis, narrowed down the entries into the short list.

Judging panel chairman, Jim Bilton, said, "A stunning image, strong cover lines with clear typography and an excellent "greatest" list prominently highlighted all adds up to a winning cover creatively and commercially, producing one of the highest copy sales of the year. Lily wasn't a core artist for the Q readership and had heavy media coverage at the time. The solution - add panthers and a creative photo shot - produced a truly memorable result which is our favourite cover this year!"

Visit the winner's gallery at

The Maggies campaign raised over GBP6,000 for children's charity, Rays of Sunshine.

Note to Editors:

A picture accompanying this release is available through the PA Photowire. It can be downloaded from or viewed at or

Source: iSUBSCRiBE

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chevron Wins Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

6 Aug 2009 14:01 Africa/Lagos

Chevron Wins Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

Chevron Becomes First Energy Company Recognized for its Road Safety Programs

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has been awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its work engaging governments and nonprofits worldwide to help save lives through improved road safety in countries where the company operates.

The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award is given to companies or organizations for outstanding achievement and innovation in road safety worldwide. The award is sponsored by the U.K.-based FIA Foundation for the Automobile in Society and managed by RoadSafe, a member of the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership. The award is named after His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the FIA Foundation's Commission for Global Road Safety.

"Chevron rates road safety highly and is an example to all in the corporate sector of the importance of sharing knowledge - a vital ingredient for building sustainable road safety programs in any country," said HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

"Every 30 seconds, a person is killed in a road crash," said RoadSafe director Adrian Walsh. "Around the world, road traffic crashes cause 1.2 million deaths and 50 million injuries per year. Of those casualties, more than half are in the 15 to 44 age group - the key wage-earning and child-raising group. The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award recognizes those companies and organizations making a difference toward alleviating this global problem. Chevron stood out to our award committee as a company committed to a holistic approach to road safety - addressing issues from multiple angles, pedestrians and drivers alike."

Among the programs honored:

-- Arrive Alive - Through this initiative, Chevron has engaged Guatemala,
Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and El Salvador to work collaboratively
toward road safety improvements such as the installation of rumble
strips, lane markings and signage, seat belt and pedestrian safety
campaigns, and distribution of motorcycle helmets.
-- Road Transport Safety Management Plan (Worldwide) - The comprehensive
fuel delivery plan sets a world class example for the management of
fleet operations and driver safety. A key component of the plan is the
Master Driver Program, which recognizes fuel tank drivers who have
driven 20-plus years without an incident.
-- Children's Road Safety Campaign (U.K. and Ireland) - Program features
a series of books, Web sites and videos about Hector, a child on his
way to school and all the safety related behaviors he uses along the

-- "Stop for Life, Drive Your Behaviors" (Venezuela) - A public awareness
campaign aimed to educate drivers about the importance of using seat
belts as well as dangers of speeding and drunk driving.

"Safety has long been a part of our company's heritage and values," said Chuck Taylor, Chevron's vice president for health, environmental and safety. "It's an honor to be recognized for our road safety efforts."

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Source: Chevron Corporation

CONTACT: Gus Santoyo, +1-925-790-6627,; or Lori
Carlisle, +1-714-262-8578,, both for Chevron Corporation

Web Site:

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