IAPAM Announces NEW hCG Training Resource: IAPAM's hCG Q & A e_Book

Today, the IAPAM announced the completion of a new hCG Ask the Experts Questions and Answers e_book, containing over 100 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from physicians administering the IAPAM’s Exclusive hCG Protocol. The IAPAM’s NEW hCG Ask the Experts FAQ e_book is available to all IAPAM members who have completed the IAPAM’s respected Physician hCG Training program.

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 28, 2011 -- The IAPAM’s hCG Training offers physicians all the tools and resources they need to add hCG for Weight Loss to their practices. Today, the IAPAM announced the publication of a new resource for IAPAM Members who have completed the IAPAM’s renowned Physician hCG Training seminar (http://www.hcgtraining.com). In February 2012, the IAPAM’s hCG Ask the Experts Q and A e_book will be distributed to all IAPAM Members who have completed the IAPAM’s hCG Training and it will be distributed to all hCG Training attendees who attend any of the IAPAM hCG Training sessions in 2012.

The IAPAM’s hCG Q & A e_book contains over 100 clinical questions from IAPAM Member physicians regarding hCG and/or the IAPAM’s Exclusive hCG Protocol coupled with over 150 answers from physician members of the IAPAM’s Expert hCG Advisory Panel.

The IAPAM’s hCG Q and A e_book is just one more reason the IAPAM’s Physician hCG Program is the most comprehensive hCG Training offered in North America. It is also the only hCG Training approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

The IAPAM’s hCG Training program covers:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol;
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
- Patient selection criteria;
- Common medical contraindications;
- Current FDA status & requirements;
- Legal & Insurance considerations and special access to an hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program;
- Enhanced Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies;
- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips);
- Waiting room presentations and proven hCG promotional materials;
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.

All of the IAPAM’s hCG/Medical Weight Management seminars in 2010 and 2011 sold out, so to secure a spot for an upcoming session in 2012, go to http://www.hcgtraining.com, or contact the IAPAM at info@theiapam.com or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). Information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

Biotage Releases New Catalog and Technical Guide for Sample Preparation and Evaporation

Biotage® introduced their 2012 catalog of analytical sample preparation products for chemistry professionals.

Uppsala, Sweden, January 28, 2012 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading global supplier of solutions and technology for analytical and medicinal chemistry, introduced their 2012 catalog of analytical sample preparation products for chemistry professionals. The significantly enhanced 200 page edition includes a comprehensive range of products for bioanalysis, forensic, clinical, environmental, agrochemical and food applications. The catalog is available by contacting a Biotage representative or by visiting http://www.biotage.com.

New additions include the updated Biotage® RapidTrace®+ automated SPE workstation with enhanced features to process larger sample volumes up to 40 mL, and an expanded turret system enabling 1, 3 and 6 mL SPE columns to be used on the same unit. Also included are the TurboVap® range of patented vortex evaporation systems and the new PRESSURE+ manifolds, utilizing positive pressure for the solid phase extraction (SPE) of analytes in a wide variety of applications. The manifolds are ideally suited for Biotage ISOLUTE® SLE+ and compatible with supported liquid extraction (SLE) plates and columns; which in conjunction with PRESSURE+ manifolds offer a more efficient alternative to traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE).

Additionally, the technical guide offers step-by-step instructions for processing either columns or plates in manual and automated environments. A large variety of 96-well plates and cartridge sizes are offered in both silica and polymer-based phases for SPE, SLE and Protein Precipitation (PPT).

Biotage sample preparation products are supported by a wealth of knowledge and experience in method development and problem solving.” says Gavin Jones, Global Product Manager. “At Biotage we develop innovative scientific solutions and supply in-depth technical support that simplifies method development which in turn provides reliable and reproducible results. Our expertise aids customers in choosing the right product and most efficient method that best suits their analytical needs.”

The 2012 catalog includes comprehensive information and detailed application guides to assist chemistry professionals. The new catalog is a perfect complement to the detailed and specific information available in Biotage's searchable Application Database found at http://www.biotage.com/applications.

For further information visit http://www.biotage.com or call:
In Europe: +46 18 56 57 10
In North America: (Toll Free) 1 800 446 4752
In Japan: +81 422 28 1233
Other areas, please call: +46 18 56 57 10.


For further press information at Biotage please contact:
James Churchill
Marketing Communications
Biotage GB Limited
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About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. Customers include the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a worldwide network of distributors. Biotage has 272 employees with sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange. Website: http://www.biotage.com.

Breast Cancer Survivor and FPL Team Leader in Saturday's Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure

FPL has joined forces with Susan G. Komen South Florida to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 15th consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. As the largest corporate team at the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, Team FPL is an extension of the company’s wellness efforts - emphasizing positive health changes and managing health and well-being.

Juno Beach, FL, January 28, 2012 -- As thousands of South Florida residents prepare to walk in this weekend's Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, many pink-clad participants are particularly proud to do their share. One such individual, 25-year Florida Power & Light Company veteran and breast cancer survivor Michelle Patterson, is set to join 800 of her fellow employees and their family members at the starting line for the 21st annual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. Michelle works in the "poles and wires" area of FPL as a distribution technician.

Here is a short interview with Patterson:

Q: Can you tell us part of your story, starting when you were diagnosed with breast cancer?

A: Just like you are supposed to, I scheduled annual mammograms when I turned 40. I never really worried about the tests because there is no family history of breast cancer and I treated the appointments as a standard test. Fast forward a few years and, in December 2008, I received a call from my doctor who told me that the routine mammogram revealed a lump in my left breast. After a biopsy at Bethesda Hospital, my doctor shared with me that the lump was cancerous.

Q: What happened next?

A: I thought it must be a mistake when I got the news. I was at lunch at the office and I started crying. My coworkers immediately thought to call my husband, who also works at FPL, so he could take me to the doctor.

A week later, on Jan. 5, 2009, I spent my 44th birthday at Bethesda Hospital, where my husband, Keith, my mother and sister supported me through two hours of consultations. We all shared hope that my surgeon’s decision to perform a lumpectomy would remove the cancerous cells without requiring chemotherapy.

Of course, I didn't realize then that surgery was the easy part. After the surgeon found that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes under my left arm, he determined that I needed chemotherapy. I couldn't stand the thought of losing my hair.

Q: How did the chemo go for you?

A: Following my surgery, I started a series of chemo treatments that stretched 18 weeks into February. After the second treatment, in the beginning of March, my fears came true and my hair began falling out.

Every time a clump came out, I started crying. One Saturday morning, I borrowed clippers from my hair dresser, and my husband shaved my head. I bought wigs and bandanas, but never wore a thing. I overcame my fears and decided not to hide my battle. At that point, I felt like I was in control.

Chemotherapy was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but thanks to my husband and the unconditional support of my family, my (then) supervisor, Tim Hogans, and my coworkers, I was able to face my fears and turn my life's greatest challenge into a victory.

Q: How are you doing now?

A: Breast cancer was given to me for a reason. It made me strong. I feel like I did it; I survived. I am proud that I have earned the right to wear the pink shirt on event day that identifies me as a survivor. I hope that my co-workers and neighbors -- in fact, anyone who wants make a difference in their community, will participate in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Registration I hope to see you there. I'll have a pink shirt and a big smile on.

FPL has joined forces with the organization to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 15th consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. As the largest corporate team at the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, Team FPL is an extension of the company’s wellness efforts - emphasizing positive health changes and managing health and well-being.

A major fundraiser for Susan G. Komen, 75 percent of the event’s proceeds are invested locally to breast cancer awareness, treatment and research and the balance is used for research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer - which strikes one in every eight women.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. - based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408