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2011-11-24 14:35:00

Canada's Leading Merchant Services Provider Earns Prestigious Ranking in Aon Hewitt / Queenâs School of Business 2012 Research Study Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 24, 2011 Collective Point of Sale Solutions has been named to the 2012 Aon Hewitt / Queenâs School of Business list of the Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area. Published today in the Toronto Star, this award recognizes companies with high employee engagement. "We are immensely proud of our...

2011-09-28 12:40:22

The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest´s winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests. Scientists have designed agents that interfere with the protective dormancy period of the corn earworm, a species that infests more than 100 types of plants and costs American farmers an estimated $2 billion a year in losses and control costs. The compounds, composed of synthetic molecules that...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

Meet Who Canada Voted as Their Top Two To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/pfizer-canada/their-time-to-start-something-is-now KIRKLAND, QC, April 5 /PRNewswire/ - Eco-friendly fashion and the belief in equal education are what's driving two young Canadians to 'start something' of their own and inspire social change. Today, Start Something with Alesse is pleased to announce Sheyla Abdic and Sedina Fiati as the two winners of a $5,000 grant and...

2010-11-08 07:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Inc., an inhalation product development company, today announced that it has appointed Richard Hawkins to its Board of Directors. In 1983 Mr. Hawkins founded Pharmaco and as Chairman, President and CEO he guided the growth of that organization to over 700 employees. It eventually became PPD Pharmaco, one of the largest clinical contract research organizations in the world. Since Pharmaco, he has served in various capacities in numerous...

2010-07-14 00:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta and Bayer CropScience have entered into a long-term business agreement relating to a key plant biotechnology trait. Under the agreement, Syngenta has granted Bayer CropScience a worldwide, non-exclusive license for use of VIPCOT(TM) insect control technology in cotton. The VIPCOT technology expresses two insecticidal proteins that are highly effective against a number of important cotton pests, including cotton bollworm...

2010-06-14 11:04:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara, Inc., an inhalation drug delivery company, today announced that it has been chosen by the state of Texas as the recipient of a commercialization award funded through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). The company, which produces novel respiratory therapeutics, will receive a $1.9 million award for the commercialization of its products. "Savara's dry-powder technology holds great potential for treating asthma, lung cancer, and other...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara, Inc., an inhalation drug delivery company, today announced that it has closed the second tranche in its Series A financing round, exceeding the targeted total raise amount of $1.4 million. Funds raised in the Series A round will be utilized to continue the development of the NanoCluster technology. "We now have the runway and resources to effectively demonstrate the scalability and performance of the NanoCluster technology," said Rob...

2009-09-14 13:59:46

Specific glutathione S-transferase in caterpillars inhibits plant hormone OPDA Cis-OPDA (12-oxophytodienoic acid) is a highly reactive plant hormone which simultaneously serves as a precursor molecule of the metabolic "master switch" jasmonic acid. Both signal herbivory in leaves and shoots of plants and activate the plants' defense reaction against caterpillars. Cis-OPDA, when reaching the hemolymph of the caterpillar, has a negative effect on the animal, leading to premature pupation and,...

2009-01-23 17:58:27

Hordes of caterpillars are destroying crops and vegetation in northern Liberia, posing a threat to food security, the United Nations said. The situation in Liberia is a national emergency and likely will escalate into a regional crisis involving Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire, Winfred Hammon, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization representative, said in a news release. The agency has created a task force to assess the situation, prepare an action plan and develop medium- and...

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2005-09-08 09:32:38

The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural pest for cotton (where it is known as the cotton bollworm), corn (where it is known as the corn earworm), tomatoes (where it is the tomato fruitworm), and many other crops. The adult moth, pictured here is a pollinator. It is very cosmopolitan in what plants it will use as larval food.

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