Traffic Alert Issued for Winfield/Woodbine (South Carroll Co. Area) on June 18th, 2017 for Meals on Wheels "Tri to Win" Sprint Triathlon

Westminster, MD – between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland will be hosting a sprint triathlon consisting of bicyclists and runners/walkers departing, and returning to, the South Carroll Swim Club (1900 West Liberty Rd., Westminster, MD 21157).

Motorists are advised that participants will utilize the following roads as the route for the event: MD 26 (Liberty Rd.); to right on MD 27 (Ridge Rd.); to right on Nicodemus Rd.; to right on Salem Bottom Rd.; to right on Bloom Rd.; to left on Sams Creek Rd.; to right on Salem Bottom Rd.; to right on MD 26 (Liberty Rd.); and, return into the South Carroll Swim. The roads will remain open to traffic, however motorists should use caution and be aware of these other roadway users.

Also, motorists should be aware of and comply with any traffic control and directions provided by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to avoid delays. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation and reminds them to use caution while driving through these areas.

https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/sprint-tri

Contact:

Leslie Puzio, Race Director
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Sprint Triathlon
PH: 240-578-0342 (cell)
Email: leslie@racinemultisports.com

Media Contact
Leslie Puzio, Race Director
240-578-0342

Ultimate Consumer Resin 3D Printer Release Kudo3D releases a game-changing resin 3D printer on Kickstarter.

Promising to release a game-changing 3D printer, Kudo3D prepares to finally launch their consumer 3D printer on Kickstarter. This will mark their 3rd year anniversary since their first Kickstarter launch back in May 2014.

Kudo3D's 1st Kickstarter was to provide an affordable, professional-
grade 3D printer, the Titan 1. With the mission statement of "providing high performance 3D printers at an affordable price," Kudo3D was able to reach their 1st Kickstarter goal within 2 minutes and ultimately raised $687,116.

As previously released before, Kudo3D's new printer, named "Bean," is a compact high resolution 3D printer that is easy to use and friendly on the wallet.

This LCD-SLA 3D printer boasts of 50 microns XY resolution and a Z layer thickness capable of 10 microns. The Bean has a large maximum build size at 4.7 in x 2.7 in x 5.9 in.

With the super early bird pricing starting at $199 USD, the Bean will launch via Kickstarter on May 31, 2017 at 11AM PST.

Bean 3D Printer Kickstarter Page

CSA Medical Announces Expansion of truFreeze Label to Include Barrett's Esophagus with High Grade Dysplasia

CSA Medical announced on Thursday, the expansion of its truFreeze® label to refer specifically to Barrett's Esophagus with high grade dysplasia.  This expansion comes after 510(k) submission of clinical data supporting the use of truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy in patients with Barrett's Esophagus.

Barrett's Esophagus is a complication of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in which the tissue lining the esophagus changes form due to the presence of stomach acid on the tissue over time.  In high grade dysplasia, this change in tissue has progressed to the formation of pre-cancerous cells, and intervention is recommended. It is estimated that 0.5 – 2.0% of adults have Barrett's Esophagus[1]
.

"Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia carries an extremely high risk of progressing to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, a highly fatal condition. Endoscopic ablation is now the standard of care for treating this condition and preventing cancer," said Bruce Greenwald, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. "I have been treating patients with Barrett's esophagus for over 25 years and using liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy since 2006. truFreeze spray cryotherapy, utilizing liquid nitrogen at -196º C, provides a truly effective treatment for elimination of Barrett's esophagus with minimal to no pain."

"We are pleased to have obtained FDA clearance to expand our indications for use to include specifically Barrett's Esophagus with high grade dysplasia as an example of benign disease ablation as well as our present indication for malignant disease ablation.  The data set that formed the basis of this claim came from our prospective post market registry that delineated ablation using truFreeze spray cryotherapy as specified in our instructions for use.  Achieving a CE-D rate of 87% in this patient cohort is in keeping with numerous previously published truFreeze reports," says Ellen Sheets MD, CEO and President of CSA Medical.

This label expansion solidifies truFreeze as a treatment option for Barrett's Esophagus, and supports coverage decisions for truFreeze patient treatments.

About CSA Medical

CSA Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures a proprietary interventional spray cryotherapy technology platform utilizing unique properties of liquid nitrogen spray delivered by a software driven device with specialty catheters that enable delivery of spray cryogen inside the body to flash freeze and destroy unwanted tissue allowing for a rejuvenative pattern of healing. CSA manufactures and distributes this technology in the USA as the truFreeze® system which is currently used to ablate benign (e.g. Barrett's Esophagus with high grade dysplasia) and malignant lesions.

To learn more about our technology, please visit http://csamedical.com/.

truFreeze is a registered trademark of CSA Medical, Inc.

[1] Runge, T, et al, Epidemiology of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2015 Jun; 44(2): 203-31.

Media Contact
Jean Bjerke
781-538-4756

Galileoscopes & Solar Filters Available for August 2017 Solar Eclipse

Galileoscope is now offering Galileoscope telescope and optics kits bundled with ISO-certified safe solar filters from Rainbow Symphony. This combination is perfect for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse — for individuals, schools, clubs, libraries, museums, planetariums, science centers, and camps. Bundles of six kits and six solar filters are specially priced at $250 plus shipping and can be ordered directly at galileoscope.org/shop/case-of-6-kits-6-solar-filters.

The Galileoscope (galileoscope.org) is a high-quality telescope and optics kit created by astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators. Because it is produced and distributed by volunteers, it is available at low cost to support science education worldwide. Some 250,000 kits are already in use in more than 100 countries. The Galileoscope is a 50-mm aperture, 500-mm focal length refractor and includes a 20-mm Plössl eyepiece (25x) and a 2x Barlow (50x), making it possible to see craters on the Moon, the phases of Venus, Jupiter's belts and moons, and Saturn's rings, among many other astronomical wonders. Anyone can learn how a telescope works while building a Galileoscope, which is easy to assemble without tools or adhesives. The kits are augmented with free standards-based educational materials and are suitable for people of all ages.

Rainbow Symphony's solar filters are made from black polymer certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for direct observation of the Sun. When placed over the front end of the Galileoscope, the filter produces a safe and comfortably bright yellow-orange image of the Sun in the eyepiece. During the partial phases of the August 21st solar eclipse across America (eclipse.aas.org), the safely filtered Galileoscope will reveal the Sun with a "bite" taken out of it by the Moon. Galileoscope users will be able to watch the Moon move across the Sun for the entire duration of the eclipse. Anyone within the 70-mile-wide path of the Moon's dark shadow, which stretches coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, will also experience a total solar eclipse lasting up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. When the Moon completely blocks the Sun's bright face and the sky turns dark as deep twilight, it is safe to look at the Sun without a filter to see the spectacular solar corona ringing the jet-black silhouette of the new Moon, perhaps the most awesome sight in all of nature. As soon as the Moon begins to uncover the dazzling solar disk again, it's time to use solar filters to watch the rest of the partial eclipse.

Inventory of Galileoscope kits with solar filters is available now, and delivery times are one to two weeks within the USA. For more information about how to order, visit galileoscope.org/order-kits.

Contact
Rick Fienberg
Vice-President, Galileoscope, LLC

FittedCloud Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network

FittedCloud, a leading provider of machine learning-based public cloud cost optimization solutions, today announced it achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The Advanced designation is the highest tier an APN Technology Partner can receive. This elevated status demonstrates FittedCloud's continued commitment to helping enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSP) reduce their AWS costs by up to 50 percent.

APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on or integrated with the AWS platform. To reach Advanced status, AWS requires APN members to meet certain criteria, including increased technical validation.

FittedCloud joined the APN as a Technology Partner in November 2016. The company's elevated status validates FittedCloud's unique approach to offering customers machine learning-based visibility into their cloud infrastructure costs, insight on cost optimization opportunities, and automation of resource optimization and management.

"Achieving Advanced Technology Partner status will expand FittedCloud's reach within the AWS partner network community," said Vishal Sharma, Chief Business Officer, FittedCloud. "Through our collaboration with AWS, we can better serve enterprise customers and MSPs as they strive to optimize spending on AWS."

Connect with FittedCloud via the APN Partner Network.

About FittedCloud

FittedCloud helps managed service providers and enterprise customers solve an enormous challenge of using public clouds, reducing wasted spending, by matching resource provisioning to application utilization. The company's patented solutions optimize the cost of operating public cloud infrastructures by providing machine learning-based visibility, insight and automation. The analysis, actionable advisories, and resource optimization enabled by FittedCloud allows users to reduce their public cloud infrastructure costs by up to 50 percent. For more information about FittedCloud's solutions, visit www.FittedCloud.com and connect via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
latest posts
serch