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Top-Line Data Show Exact Sciences' Cologuard Test Demonstrates 92 Percent Sensitivity in the Detecti

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Top-Line Data Show Exact Sciences’ Cologuard Test Demonstrates 92 Percent Sensitivity in the Detection of Colorectal Cancer

All endpoints achieved in 10,000-patient trial of non-invasive, convenient DNA-based screening test for colorectal cancer and pre-cancerous polyps

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Exact Sciences Corp. (NAS: EXAS) today announced that preliminary analysis shows that the company’s Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test met or exceeded all primary and secondary endpoints of its recently completed DeeP-C pivotal clinical trial. The clinical trial evaluated the test’s use for the detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancerous polyps.

Senior Research Associate Tanya Quint loads one of the instruments used to run Exact Sciences’ Cologuard test at the company’s headquarters in Madison, Wis. (Photo: Business Wire)

Preliminary, top-line data show that Cologuard demonstrated 92 percent sensitivity for the detection of colorectal cancer and 42 percent sensitivity for the detection of pre-cancerous polyps, including 66 percent sensitivity for polyps equal to or greater than 2 centimeters. The test achieved a specificity of 87 percent during the trial.

Sensitivity measures a test’s ability to correctly identify positive results. It is the percentage of patients who were determined by colonoscopy to have pre-cancerous polyps or cancer who had a positive Cologuard test result. Specificity measures a test’s ability to correctly identify negative results. It is the percentage of patients who were determined by colonoscopy not to have pre-cancerous polyps or cancer who had a negative Cologuard test result.

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is often considered the most preventable, yet least prevented cancer. But nearly 50 percent of those age 50 and older have not been screened as recommended. As a result, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

The company’s pivotal DeeP-C trial included 10,000 patients between the ages of 50 and 84 who were at average risk for colorectal cancer. Enrollment was conducted at 90 sites to gain a broad demographic sampling of patients. The study is one of the most extensive colorectal cancer screening studies ever conducted in the United States. It compared the performance of the Cologuard test to colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing or FIT.

“The DeeP-C trial evaluated Cologuard’s ability to detect both pre-cancerous polyps and cancer in a large, average-risk patient population,” said principal study

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Live Webinar from Sonic Foundry: Unleash Your Organization in the Age of Video

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Live Webinar from Sonic Foundry: Unleash Your Organization in the Age of Video

Presentation by industry-recognized video and technology leader will be live streamed via Mediasite on April 29

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Learn how to harness the power of video to advance messages, improve collaboration, expand business and educate the masses during a free webinar April 29 hosted by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NAS: SOFO) , the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions.

Sonic Foundry welcomes industry-recognized video and technology consultant Scott Walker, CTS-D, LEED AP, president and CEO of Waveguide Consulting, as its Unleash 2013 Keynote. The address takes place at 8:05 a.m. CT and is open to the public, so register today at www.sonicfoundry.com/WalkerKeynote.

Video is rapidly becoming the primary source for learning something new. Leading corporations and education institutions have amazing opportunities to gain a competitive advantage by embracing video.

Technology advocates are encouraged to accelerate productivity and capture institutional knowledge through video, but they have to do it in the face of limited budgets and the ever increasing requirement to do more with less.

Walker will share successful video collaboration strategies being deployed at leading universities and global enterprises. Learn how to:

  • Gain a real advantage in today’s highly competitive, borderless landscape
  • Form a strategic plan to get your smart rooms ready for today and also for the technology needs of the future
  • Incorporate what works for the most advanced corporations and universities into your technology roadmap

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NAS: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.

Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

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Spectrum Brands Completes Acquisition of Residential Lockset Business of Tong Lung Metal Industry Co

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Spectrum Brands Completes Acquisition of Residential Lockset Business of Tong Lung Metal Industry Co. Ltd.

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYS: SPB) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the residential lockset business of Tong Lung Metal Industry Co. Ltd. (Tong Lung), a Taiwanese manufacturer of residential and commercial locksets and related hardware, in connection with Spectrum Brands‘ accretive cash purchase of the Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYS: SWK) on December 17, 2012. The commercial lockset business of Tong Lung will remain with Stanley Black & Decker.

A total of $100 million of the $1.4 billion HHI purchase price had been held in escrow until the closing of the Tong Lung portion of the HHI acquisition. Thepurchase includes the Tong Lung Metal Industry Co. Ltd. name, a major residential lockset manufacturing plant in Subic Bay, Philippines and sales, R&D and engineering operations for tooling and new product development in Taiwan. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2011, the Tong Lung residential business had sales of approximately $48 million, excluding sales to HHI. Tong Lung‘s residential OEM and branded lockset sales are primarily to customers in North America, Asia and Latin America. Tong Lung branded products are predominantly sold under its EZSET brand.

With manufacturing operations in the Philippines and Taiwan, Tong Lung further diversifies and vertically integrates HHI‘s supply chain and expands capacity for high quality tubular, electronic, mortise and cylindrical lockset manufacturing and hardware manufacturing that will accelerate HHI‘s global growth initiatives.

Tong Lung‘s existing sales and distribution channels throughout Asia and Latin America provide immediate new growth opportunities for HHI‘s international lock and electronic security products. HHI‘s focus on innovation in both traditional and electronic product categories will be enhanced through Tong Lung‘s manufacturing tooling center and robust, in-house engineering and R&D capabilities, which will add velocity and breadth to new product introductions.

HHI is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets for residential applications with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister and EZSET. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley/National Hardware), and a top 5 position in U.S. faucets (Pfister).


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Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the 2013 Rich Media Impact Awards

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Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the 2013 Rich Media Impact Awards

Ninth annual award program recognizes Mediasite users for webcasting achievements

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NAS: SOFO) , the trusted cornerstone of your enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting strategy, today announced the finalists for the company’s ninth Rich Media Impact Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in the practical and creative integration of Mediasite in business, education, health and government.

Mediasite users nominated organizations that achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. This year’s finalists join more than 150 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005.

Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at Unleash 2013, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place April 28 to May 1. All RMIA finalists in attendance at Unleash will have the chance to win an annual license of My Mediasite during a drawing at the end of the conference. Sonic Foundry will also honor two higher education institutions each with a $2,500 scholarship to award to a student of their choice, as well as an annual license of My Mediasite for the institution’s use.

“The Rich Media Impact Awards program is one of our favorite parts of Unleash, because we get to go behind-the-scenes to see how our customers are using Mediasite to improve the way they communicate, save money and increase productivity through live streaming online video and rich media webcasts,” said Rob Lipps, Executive Vice President of Sonic Foundry. “This year’s finalists each have exemplary video success stories to tell and we’re excited to share their stories with the world.”

The awards ceremony will be webcast live via Mediasite at 4:25 p.m. CT April 29 from the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. Watch the ceremony at www.sonicfoundry.com/RMIAwebcast.

Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries. To view the finalist catalog of videos, visit www.sonicfoundry.com/finalists2013.

Global Reach Award: Recognizes any successful initiative that connects the international community through rich media

  • Australasian College of Health Service Management
  • Wayne State University

Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization for outstanding …read more
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Independent Research Firm Acknowledges Sonic Foundry in Video Platforms for the Enterprise Report

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Independent Research Firm Acknowledges Sonic Foundry in Video Platforms for the Enterprise Report

Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform a strong performer in comprehensive video platforms report

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NAS: SOFO) , the trusted cornerstone of your enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting strategy,was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Video Platforms for the Enterprise, Q1 2013.

Sonic Foundry, the decade-long leader in academic video capture, believes that its appearance in the report reaffirms the company’s recent evolution to Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform and solidly establishes Mediasite as a recognized solution for comprehensive video content management. Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform provides enterprises and campuses an integrated approach for creating, managing and distributing all video-based content. It allows users to import any video, regardless of where or how it was created or recorded, and transform it into rich video that is indexed, searched, secured and played back on any device from desktops and tablets to smart phones.

According to Forrester, “Sonic Foundry‘s portal applications and video player provide an excellent user experience, and its media capture appliances simplify webcast recording. Sonic Foundry has expanded beyond webcasting with the recent introduction of its desktop recorder and the addition of features to manage video content other than webcasts.”

Forrester evaluated 23 criteria of enterprise video platform vendors. Sonic Foundry scored a perfect 5 out of 5 points in the webcasting features category, and scored 4 out of 5 possible points in search and metadata support, workflow, video file ingest options and security categories.

“Customers like the simplified operation and turnkey functionality of Madison, Wisconsin-based Sonic Foundry‘s media recording appliances to synchronize content. They also like the rich playback experience for viewers. Sonic Foundry is unique in providing OCR [optical character recognition] to automatically index the text in slides, which makes it easy to search for specific webcast content. It is focused now on becoming more multipurpose. Sonic Foundry added a desktop recorder feature to support user-generated content uploads without its media recording appliances,” the report states.

Sonic Foundry is pleased to have been cited as a strong performer in video platforms for the enterprise by Forrester in their first report on the space. I believe that to be recognized at this early stage in our video content management strategy is further validation that we know what is required for scalable, widespread adoption of content creation and …read more
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