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2014-03-11 08:21:47

PARIS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The OrganOx(TM) metraTM has won the Altran Foundation for Innovation 2013 international award. The OrganOx metra system, which was presented by Altran UK[1], is a revolutionary device which has been designed to keep livers in a physiological state for up to 24 hours. This is a major improvement over the conventional cold process currently used to preserve organs. This device will benefit from the support of a team of Altran experts, who,...

2011-05-02 05:00:00

HOMEWOOD, IL, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - With trespassing incidents and fatalities on the rise in the United States, CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:CNI) is marking Rail Safety Week from May 2 to May 8, 2011, with a public awareness campaign that stresses the deadly risks of trespassing on railroad tracks and property. CN Police are issuing a call to action with their SEE IT? REPORT IT! You Could Save a Life initiative, urging members of the public to call CN Police at 1- 800-465-9239 when they...

2010-12-16 13:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo has been awarded a contract from Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to supply 18 Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101216/NY19026 ) The contract price is about $57 million for 18 DMUs and includes options for SMART and its partner agencies to purchase up to 146 cars. The delivery of 18 DMUs is scheduled from...

2010-09-22 08:16:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. were awarded the contract to supply 160 bi-level electric passenger rail cars to Metra, the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system based in Chicago. The cars for the contract will be similar to the 26 Gallery-Type bi-level electric railcars that were delivered in year 2005-2006. The cars will accommodate up to 140 passengers per car and replace existing old...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.