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2009-03-17 08:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc., a provider of proton therapy solutions, announced today the closing of a private financing round of $33 million co-led by Venrock Associates and existing investor Caxton Health and Life Sciences, with participation by CHL Medical Partners. Proceeds from this financing will accelerate the development of the company's Monarch250 Proton Therapy System. Still River Systems is committed to advancing the field of radiation...

2009-02-28 14:30:00

A Russian military satellite is now in orbit above the Earth after being launched with a Proton-K heavy carrier rocket Saturday, an official says. A Space Forces spokesman, Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, said the satellite successfully separated from the Russian rocket after being launched from the Baikonur space center, RIA Novosti reported. The separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place in a normal mode, Zolotukhin said. The Baikonur center, located in the central Asian...

2009-02-26 12:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems announced today the successful operation of the world's highest field, high energy cyclotron magnet. Still River's magnet is the key technical element for reducing the size and cost of the particle accelerator that will deliver proton therapy at a number of hospitals beginning with the first installation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri this fall. "The last six months have been very exciting," said Marc...

2009-02-23 09:02:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An advance in the way protons are delivered at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute enables physicians to treat tumors that are deeper in the body, tumors that are very large and tumors that are situated closer to vital organs. Called uniform scanning, the new device moves a single beam of protons in a sweeping or "scanning" motion, enabling the beam to reach deeper into the body and to cover a wider treatment area than the more...

2009-02-03 10:51:00

SANFORD, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- .decimal, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. to supply patient-specific devices for its proton therapy facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090203/CLTU104LOGO ) ".decimal is excited to have a formal agreement signed with ProCure to be their preferred outsource provider of custom, patient-specific devices utilizing our patented, internet-based...

2008-12-18 13:08:00

HOGEN hydrogen generators help power world's largest aluminum plant WALLINGFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Proton Energy Systems announced today it has been awarded a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to supply HOGEN hydrogen generators for a power plant that provides electricity to Qatalum, the world's largest aluminum smelting plant. Located in Qatar, Qatalum is currently under construction and is slated to begin operations in August 2010. "Proton Energy...

2008-11-06 03:00:17

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the ASTRA 1M satellite into orbit today, marking the fifth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton vehicle lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 2:44 a.m. today local time (3:44 p.m. EST Wednesday, 20:44 GMT Wednesday). After a 9-hour-12-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite will eventually go into operation at 19.2 degrees East...

2008-10-15 18:00:21

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army's Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) announced today that it has awarded Proton Energy Systems a $2.62 million contract to develop a Regenerative Fuel Cell System for "Silent Camp(TM)" Operation. This fuel efficient, hybrid power system -- based on the most advanced hydrogen technology -- has the potential to provide the military with critical tactical and fuel efficiency benefits. "Proton Energy Systems is pleased to...

2008-09-26 18:00:53

THE British importer of Malaysian-made Proton cars is offering a manufacturer backed LPG version of its GEN-2 at the same price as its standard petrol models. The LPG 'ecologic' versions of Proton's popular mid-sized saloon and five-door hatchback will be joined later by Satria and Savvy models. With LPG costing half that of petrol and a national network of fuelling stations for the gas, Proton believes the choice will be very attractive to drivers who need to cut their costs but want...

2008-09-26 09:00:31

Russia launches rocket with navigator satellites MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Thursday from Baikonur cosmodrome, a Central Asian launching pad, with three navigator satellites atop, local media reported. The Proton carrier rocket is expected to send into orbit the three satellites of the GLONASS network, a Russian version of the U.S. Globle Positioning System (GPS), said a spokesman of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The delivery...