MDiT Forum and Regulation Summit 2014: Gearing up MD Development by Regulation & Innovation

SHANGHAI, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following the huge success of MEDTEC China on-site conference 2012 & 2013, MDiT Forum and Regulation Summit 2014 will continue to focus on regulatory updates & market access, product design & manufacture and risk management & quality control of medical devices. The conference will be held on September 25th-26th at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center and will keep using the theme of “Gearing up MD Development by Regulations & Innovations” which was very well-received by attendees in 2013. The conference will aim to provide you with the latest regulatory updates and advanced technology sharing.

Conference Highlights

  • Covering hot topics of updates on Chinese/overseas regulation, new technology, new material application and quality control of medical device
  • Resource integration and sharing of MEDTEC Global, 23+ international high-quality speakers
  • Exploring advanced technique and market information and to acquire development opportunities
  • MEDTEC Investment Summit takes place during MEDTEC, looking for capital opportunity for product and in-depth business cooperation
  • 5 theme modules, MEDTEC exhibition and conference, showcase and presentation promoted simultaneously

Call for Speakers

UBM/MEDTEC is compiling a great roster of thought leaders and industry insiders for a program packed with timely insights, strategic views, and actionable items. If you would like to have the opportunity to speak at MEDTEC on-site conference 2014, please submit your proposed topic, biography and contact information to us.

Producer:
Ms. Jessie Jiang
jessie.jiang@ubm.com / +86 21 6157 3933

Sponsorship & Delegates:
Ms. Julia Zhu
Julia.zhu@ubm.com / +86 21 6157 3922

Ms. Heron Zhuang
Heron.zhuang@ubm.com / +86 21 6157 3928

Media & PR:
Ms. Alisha Zhou
Alisha.zhou@ubm.com /+86 21 6157 3930

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World’s Largest Sourcing Event for Baby, Children and Maternity Products Industry to Unveil New Brands, Products and Suppliers on July 22-24

SHANGHAI, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 14th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China) will welcome local and international suppliers to showcase their latest products on July 22-24, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The event will feature 2,428 brands from 1,751 exhibitors across 166,680 square meters (+21% year-on-year) of exhibition space. A number of world-known brands have already confirmed participation including Babybubbles, Britax, CAM, Chicco, Cybex, Design Skin, Dr. Brown’s, Fiona’s Prince, Friso, Goo.N, Hallmark Babies, iCandy, Johnson’s Baby, Joie, Karicare, Kiddy, les enphant, Mattel, Maxi-Cosi, Micro, NUBY, NUK, OXO, Philips AVENT, Pigeon, Quinny, Richell, RODY, Teletubbies, Wyeth Nutrition and more, covering a range of children baby maternity products from healthcare products to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.

“Tens of thousands of buyers make CBME China a regular stop on their sourcing calendar as they recognize the purchase efficiency gained by meeting qualified suppliers with quality products that is available at CBME China. More and more suppliers also launch their latest products at CBME China. This is where they can find the latest trends affecting the industry,” says Athena Gong, General Manager, CBME.

“We have also seen an increase in the number of new exhibitors and brands in 2014. This year, we are also launching Cool Kids Fashion. Other activities include Trend Forums, Kids Fashion Shows, Fashion Designers Gallery, Kids Fashion Design Contest, Kids Fashion Museum and Private Networking Event. Cool Kids Fashion brings together world-renowned brands, designers, media and key players of children fashion in an exclusive on-trend ambiance. The event is by invitation only, and we are expecting a good turn out.”

Specialized Zones and Pavilions to showcase the latest and best in the industry

With the increase in exhibition scale, CBME China is carefully categorized into themed areas to make sourcing easier for buyers. These are: International Pavilions; Licensing Zone; Maternity and Baby Care Products; Baby Carriages, Car Seats and Furniture; Food and Health Care Products; Toys, Educational Products and Souvenirs; Children, Baby and Teenager Clothing, Footwear and Accessories; Maternity Clothing, Underwear and Accessories; and Service Organizations.  

New to CBME China 2014 is the OEM/ODM Pavilions. Brand owners and buyers can now find reliable manufacturers and good quality products made to their specifications at CBME China.

Ms. Gong further comments: “CBME China has always focused on domestic and international brands. As the industry grows, we see a demand for OEM/ODM suppliers. China is always an ideal place to find good quality products and manufacturers for tailor-made designs. Thus, for 2014, we expanded the coverage of CBME China to include OEM/ODM companies. With the addition of OEM/ODM Pavilion to CBME China, we aim to serve the whole supply chain.”

Another highlight for 2014 is the Interactive Car Seats Gallery. Here, visitors can see live demonstration on the latest car seats from Baby First and Britax. They can find which car seat is best suited for which car. They can also learn the latest safety standards, technology and innovation for car seats. This also serves as an educational platform wherein retails store owners and their personnel can get hands-on training and gain industry know-how from manufacturers. They will learn the latest government regulations to impart with parents-to-be, gain the technical aspects of the car seats and enrich their sales skills necessary to effectively sell the product. To encourage the development of this skill, the participants of this year’s “Best Baby Store Sales Contest Awards” will be tested and judged based on it.

International Pavilions at CBME China grew again as more brands from Australia, Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Taiwan and other countries/regions are presenting products covering a range of children baby maternity products from healthcare products to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.

The Licensing Zone is where licensees can find new properties and brands and initiate licensing deals. Whether looking to spot trends, building strategic partnerships, securing promotional tie-ins or taking property worldwide – this is where it all happens.

At the CBME AWARDS Gallery, visitors can find not only the latest innovation in the industry, but they can also see who the movers and shakers of China’s baby products industry are. The CBME AWARDS Gallery will feature the nominees for Lifetime Achievement Award, Top Retailer Awards, Top Brand Awards, the Innovative Products Awards and more.

Part to the CBME Awards Gallery, the Innovative Products Awards Gallery will showcase the nominees for the latest product innovations in the industry. Originally conceived to encourage independent research and development on safer quality products for mothers and babies, the CBME Innovative Product Awards continues the tradition by providing a platform for inspiring innovative products meeting the highest industry standards. From over 100 entries received, top six per category will be on display for visitors to view and vote for their favorite.

Focusing on content that matters to the industry

Visitors and exhibitors attending CBME China will not only find new business partners and find thousands of children, baby and maternity products, they will also get an inside look at what’s happening in the industry.

CBME China’s conference program aims to brand owners and buyers on conduct more efficient trade in the industry. The program provides a comprehensive source of information on China’s supply chain and will feature a broad range of hot topics from retail store management and operations to emerging market trends.

The Children Baby Maternity Products Industry Summit will give attendees an overview of China’s children, baby and maternity products market, and educate them on how to grow their business in the region. The whole-day summit will cover topics including industry survey reports, industry trends and analysis, e-commerce development, retail store management and more.

Other Industry Seminars during CBME China 2014 include presentations from government representatives to discuss the latest guidelines and laws covering milk importation, social media marketing, retail store development strategy and many more.

Value-added services to enhance buyer experience and facilitate trade

To help buyers and exhibitors meet and do business more effectively, CBME China is organizing a series of special services. These include:

  • Private Buyer Meetings to help buyers meet one-on-one with top suppliers to specify their sourcing requirements, product specification and close deals. The leading chain stores for children baby and maternity products in China like Leyou Babies to Kids, MSH’s Pregnant Women & Baby, Baby Bear, the leading Chinese online retailers like Yihaodian and Jingdong Mall, supermarkets and shopping malls like RT-Mart, Suning, Vanguard and WU Mart. Participating overseas companies include Nishimatsuya, the top baby products chain store with over 850 retail stores in Japan; Kooltrade, the baby products distributor in United Kingdom; windeln.de GmbH, the popular online retailer in Germany: Kids Travel, Inc, online retailer from Korea and more are scheduled to attend.
  • Elite and VIP guests of CBME China can enjoy free food and drinks, WIFI and more at the VIP lounges.
  • Free shuttle service is available during show dates to bring visitors to and from Longyang Road metro station.

“CBME China is a professional exhibition that upholds the highest quality standards. It only features certified suppliers and products and also adheres to intellectual property guidelines and laws. CBME China is just one of the service we provide the industry. We maintain the industry’s broadest and most integrated multi-channel platform, allowing buyers to find and meet suppliers using our print magazines, mobile apps and face-to-face shows,” concluded Ms. Gong.

CBME China is a perfect business platform for children, baby and maternity product buyers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.

CBME China 2014 will take place from July 22-24 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. For more information on CBME China, visit www.cbmexpo.com/en.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Louise Kathryn Yu
Marketing Director
Children, Baby, Maternity Industry Expo (CBME)
Tel: +852-2585-6101
louise.yu@ubm.com

MetLife HK Raises Interest Rates on Dividend and Coupon Accumulation for USD Policies

HONG KONG, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MetLife Hong Kong announced an increase in interest rates to 4.5% per annum on all participating MetLife Hong Kong dividend accumulation and guaranteed cash coupon policies denominated in US dollars with immediate effect.

The decision to raise rates on these policies by approximately up to 75 basis points — different rate structures exist across different policies — reflects the actual experience of our investment return.

MetLife Limited and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited (collectively “MetLife Hong Kong”), the wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., the largest life insurance company in the United States*, is the first insurer(1) in Hong Kong to make this move in 2014, one that will mean better returns for its policyholders.

“At MetLife Hong Kong, we keep a close eye on market trends and try to stay one step ahead. We’re also a customer-centric company. The decision to raise rates on these policies will improve returns and reflects our ongoing effort to provide the most competitive and attractive products,” said Lennard Yong, Chief Executive Officer at MetLife Hong Kong.

The new rate of 4.5% is one of the highest(1)  for participating US dollar dividend and coupon accumulation policies among the major insurance market players in Hong Kong.

For all participating policies issued by MetLife Hong Kong, dividends and/or cash coupons paid to policyholders can be left with MetLife Hong Kong to accumulate with interest at a rate based on market conditions and investment performance. The interest rates offered are usually more competitive than a time deposit savings rate available from banks.

*

LIMRA and MetLife Research 2013

1

As of July 15, 2014

For Media:

Sunshine Farzan
(852) 2199 1821
sfarzan@metlife.com

Becky Lee
(852) 2199 1833
blee7@metlife.com

The WORD Network Now Available In Africa

DETROIT, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The WORD Network is now available to an additional 70 million viewers throughout Central and Southern Africa. This is due to a new working agreement with ViewSat to launch on IntelSat20. The WORD Network position is on a selection of Free To Air Networks available to all residents living in Central and Southern African countries.

“We are ecstatic to be working with ViewSat and being able to get our message out to people throughout Africa. With this new relationship, we remain the largest African American religious network in the world!” stated WORD Network CEO Kevin Adell.

The WORD Network, which launched in February of 2000, beams into more than 200 counties and has a viewership worldwide of more than 3 billion.

MEDIA CONTACTS: MORT MEISNER ASSOCIATES, MORT MEISNER, +1-248-545-2222

“We are delighted to be broadcasting The Word Network into Sub Saharan Africa’s premium free to air neighborhood,” Safia Rana, Head of Sales and Marketing, ViewSat

Washington University School of Law Brings non-U.S.-Trained Lawyers Together for a High-Impact Learning Experience in the U.S.

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Washington University in St. Louis School of Law recently welcomed students enrolled in its online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law program to their first immersion. The online program, @WashULaw, offers immersions that give students the chance to gain real-world experience as well as network in person with classmates and faculty. Students spent two weeks exploring the legal centers of St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information on the LL.M. in U.S. Law program, please visit http://onlinelaw.wustl.edu/llm/overview/.

@WashULaw students in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
@WashULaw students in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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@WashULaw U.S. Immersion Program

Students traveled to the U.S. to meet classmates and distinguished law school faculty with whom they have been building deep relationships during live, weekly online classes. The immersion schedule included:

  • St. Louis, Missouri, campus immersion: Students began their immersion at Washington University in St. Louis and toured the campus, observed live court hearings and visited the historic Old St. Louis Courthouse.
  • Washington, D.C., legal and government immersion: Students participated in workshops, attended events, met with Washington University Law alumni and toured key institutions of the U.S. legal system, including the Capitol Building, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court. They also had the opportunity to meet high-level professionals including a U.S. senator and attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communication Center.
  • New York City immersion: Students concluded their U.S. immersion in New York City where they toured law firms and the United Nations headquarters.
  • The program’s next immersion will take place in January 2015 in St. Louis.

“The immersion provides the rare opportunity for these international lawyers to connect and network in person with the university, their professors and classmates and see firsthand the U.S. legal system at work,” says Washington University School of Law Associate Dean Michael (Mike) Koby. “The immersion program demonstrates the law school’s commitment to offering our students the best possible experience in our online LL.M. program.”

Students attending the LL.M. immersion are foreign-trained lawyers who come from diverse backgrounds and who have educational and legal work experience ranging from intellectual property rights to refugee dispute resolution to mergers and acquisitions. The immersion is designed to complement the academics of the program, offering students the chance to experience facets of the U.S. legal system they study in class. Students who attended the immersion represent Brazil, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Japan, Pakistan and Sudan.

“The @WashULaw program has taught me to think differently, not just in my work as a legal professional but in other aspects of my life as well. I’ve completed two classes toward my degree and apply the knowledge I’ve learned on a daily basis,” says Ayman Hamdy, @WashULaw student and executive legal director of Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC.

@WashULaw: Live, Online Classes

  • Washington University School of Law’s online LL.M. in U.S. Law program features live, online classes taught by university faculty. Students have access to high-quality, immersive course content they can access at any time.
  • Course work includes highly produced, engaging video content that allows students and faculty to interact and share feedback and comments in real time.

@WashULaw programs are delivered in partnership with 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality degree programs online.

For more information on the LL.M. in U.S. Law program, please visit http://onlinelaw.wustl.edu/llm/overview/ or follow the program on Twitter at @WashULaw.

About Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Washington University School of Law offers students an outstanding legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. With faculty members recognized for excellent teaching and scholarship, a student body among the most selective in the country and an increasingly global and diverse community, the school strives to prepare graduates for the quickly evolving legal and business environment. The school’s online program, @WashULaw, which includes master’s degree programs and a Legal English course, is an example of its efforts to innovate using technology and new teaching methods in its mission to be the best place in the United States to learn to be a lawyer.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com.

Media Contacts:
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Jessica Martin
Jessica_martin@wustl.edu
+1-314-935-5251

2U, Inc.
Shirley Chow
schow@2u.com
+1-858-336-0358

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Cryoport and DHL Partner to Provide Cryogenic Logistics Solutions for Life Sciences and Healthcare Clients

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cryoport, Inc. (OTC BB: CYRX) (“the Company”), the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions, partners with LifeConEx, a part of DHL Global Forwarding, to enhance and supplement DHL’s cold chain logistics offerings including DHL Express’ Medical Express to its life sciences and healthcare customers with Cryoport’s comprehensive cryogenic logistics solutions.

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With these new services, DHL is now offering advanced cryogenic logistics solutions as well as the best-in-class solution for shipping temperature-sensitive products and biological materials in a cryogenic state to its life sciences and healthcare customers.

DHL Global Forwarding currently has 45 Certified Life Sciences stations around the world and they have stated that they will end the year with 65 integrated stations.  These forwarding stations as well as dedicated life sciences warehouses and clinical trial depots will now be able to rely on Cryoport for cryogenic shipping.  Cryoport believes this is an important element of DHL’s strategy to increase their business in temperature-controlled shipping.  As DHL’s research has reported, the worldwide shipping volume in the cold chain tripled from $56 billion in 2004 to $167 billion in 2013.  As life sciences products become more complex the need for Cryoport’s solutions becomes more strategic.

Integral parts of this new service include the Cryoport Express® Shippers that use a dry vapor liquid nitrogen technology, providing 10 days of holding time at minus 150 degrees C, under dynamic shipping conditions combined with temperature monitoring throughout the shipping process. Cryoport’s solutions offer a superior, more reliable alternative to dry ice, which needs to be re-iced every few days creating conditions for temperature excursions. This is of particular importance for the shipments of fragile biomaterials.  In addition, Cryoport solutions are also more economical and less hazardous than liquid nitrogen.

“As the life sciences industry continues to transform and evolve to meet growing demands for reliable frozen shipping solutions, we are thrilled to be combining forces with Cryoport,” stated David Y. Bang, CEO of LifeConEx. “We are especially impressed with Cryoport’s ability to maintain and monitor customers’ highly sensitive biologic materials in a temperature-controlled, cryogenic environment, throughout the entire shipment process. Our uniquely combined solution alleviates the concerns of damaged or lost materials, given the access to its temperature monitoring system, which records the chain of condition throughout each shipment.”

Jerrell Shelton, Chief Executive Officer of Cryoport, stated, “This partnership with DHL is an important step in furthering our reach into the life sciences total addressable market. Our solutions were very well received at 14th annual DHL Life Sciences & Healthcare Global Conference in Shanghai, China, where our solution and its benefits were presented to DHL’s life sciences and healthcare attendees. As a pioneer for logistics solutions and a leader in cold chain solutions for life sciences, DHL stands at the forefront of delivering advanced temperature-controlled solutions to every segment of the ever-growing life sciences community. We are proud to support the DHL strategy in life sciences as they move forward and advance their offerings on a global basis.”

About Cryoport, Inc.

Cryoport provides leading edge cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through the combination of purpose-built proprietary packaging, advanced information technology and highly skilled logistics expertise which manages the entire cold chain logistics process. Cryoport Express® liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers are validated to maintain a constant -150 degrees C temperature for a 10-plus day dynamic shipment duration, and its Cryoportal™ Logistics Management Platform assists in managing the entire logistics process, including initial order input, document preparation, customs clearance, courier management, shipment tracking, issue resolution, and delivery. Cryoport’s total turnkey logistics solutions offer reliability, cost effectiveness, and convenience, while the use of recyclable and reusable components provides a “green” and environmentally friendly solution. Cryoport service options include recording the “chain of condition” and “chain of custody” for all shipments thereby meeting the exacting requirements for scientific work and for regulatory purposes. For more information visit www.cryoport.com.

To download Cryoport’s investor relations app, which offers access to SEC documents, press releases, videos, audiocasts and more, please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cryoport-investor-relations/id878258991?ls=1&mt=8 to download on your iPhone and iPad or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theirapp.cryoport for your Android mobile device.

About LifeConEx

LifeConEx, DHL’s temperature management specialist, enables clients of all sizes to transport temperature-sensitive products globally in the most optimal and efficient way possible. It combines proprietary technologies, such as LifeTrack and in-transit sensors, with expert analysts, advisors and auditors to deliver end-to-end visibility, monitoring and management of cold chain.  By maintaining partnerships with leading handlers and having specialists located worldwide covering +165 countries, LifeConEx helps its clients mitigate risk, seek out more efficient channels and meet the most intensive regulatory standards.  For more information about LifeConEx, visit www.lifeconex.com.

About DHL

DHL  The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

Forward Looking Statements 
Statements in this press release which are not purely historical, including statements regarding Cryoport, Inc.’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is important to note that the company’s actual results could differ materially from those in any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the products markets, variations in the company’s cash flow, market acceptance risks, and technical development risks. The company’s business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in the company’s SEC reports including, but not limited to, the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2014. The company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Cryoport, Inc. disclaims any obligation, and does not undertake to update or revise, any forward-looking statements in this press release.

Cryoport Contacts: 
Todd Fromer / Garth Russell
tfromer@kcsa.com / grussell@kcsa.com 
P: +1-212-682-6300