Intact Vascular Announces Enrollment Completion of TOBA II BTK Clinical Trial

First-of-its-kind study designed to demonstrate safety and efficacy of the Tack Endovascular System® in treating post-PTA dissections below the knee

WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II BTK (TOBA II BTK) clinical trial successfully completed enrollment, ahead of schedule. This study further augments Intact Vascular’s robust clinical program and is notably the first pivotal trial investigating a permanent vascular implant in arteries below the knee.

“Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) experience painful symptoms and are at increased risk of amputation. Unfortunately, therapeutic options are very limited, and no scaffolding solutions are currently FDA-approved for BTK interventions,” commented George Adams, M.D., M.H.S., Director of Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, UNC Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina, Co-Principal Investigator for the TOBA II BTK study. “The potential to have a treatment option that maintains vessel integrity and improves blood flow will have a significant clinical impact for treating patients with below-the-knee disease.”

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Intact Vascular Announces Positive One-Year Data from the TOBA II Clinical Trial

First-of-its-kind study designed to demonstrate safety and efficacy of the Tack Endovascular System®in treating post-PTA dissections

WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced at the 15th annual VIVA conference in Las Vegas that its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II (TOBA II) clinical trial successfully achieved both primary and secondary endpoints. One year results from the TOBA II study were presented in the late-breaking scientific session by William Gray, M.D., System Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Disease at Main Line Health, President, Lankenau Heart Institute and Principal Investigator for the TOBA II trial.

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Fairmount Partners November News

PACT Times November 2018: News

Fairmount is the most active M&A firm based in the Mid-Atlantic, with a national and international practice.  Since 2003, the firm has completed more than 200 transactions throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.   Fairmount specializes in advising middle-market companies on sell-side, buy-side and capital placement transactions, and provides fairness opinions and strategic advice in the transaction context.

  • Fairmount Partners represented Artech Information Systems in their acquisition of the Talent & Technology Solutions business unit of CDI Corporation.  Artech is now one of the top-7 largest IT staffing firms in North America that provides workforce solutions, IT consulting, and SOW-project services. Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, Artech employs over 7,800 professionals, maintains over 25 locations across the U.S., Canada, India, and China and is a Tier-1/Preferred Supplier to more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and numerous federal and state government agencies. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, CDI Corporation is a privately held, multinational company that provides engineering, information technology, and staffing services to clients in a range of industries including energy, chemical, transportation and financial services.  This is Fairmount Partners fourth transaction with Artech.
  • Fairmount Partners represented TayganPoint Consulting Group, a well-known life sciences consulting boutique based in the greater Philadelphia area, in their acquisition by Grant Thornton LLP.  Founded in 2009, TayganPoint advises global organizations navigating complex transformation management projects, with particular expertise in healthcare and life sciences. TayganPoint has a demonstrated track record of delivering high-impact, execution-oriented results in the fields of business transformation and organizational change, business process improvement, and strategy alignment and execution.  Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

DSA Awarded Army ITES-3S IDIQ Contract

Trevose, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology, and information management solutions to Federal and State Governments and commercial enterprises, is pleased to announce its award of the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions (ITES) Services (ITES-3S) contract with the Army, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), PD Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (PD CHESS). ITES-3S is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract that will provide the Department of the Army with enterprise mission support service solutions. ITES-3S has up to a nine year period of performance, and a total value of $12.1 Billion.

The ITES-3S contract offers customers across all of the Army a robust scope of work aligned to provide a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to support its enterprise infrastructure and info structure goals with Information Technology (IT) services worldwide. The scope includes all Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) requirements, and end-to-end solutions to satisfy worldwide development, deployment, operation, maintenance, and sustainment requirements. Additional requirements include analysis, development and implementation of recommended solutions, and operations and maintenance of legacy systems, and equipment.

Fran Pierce, DSA’s CEO and President noted, “With the award of Army ITES-3S, combined with our other prime IDIQ contracts, DSA has an increased opportunity to expand our delivery of exceptional service to our valued government customers. We are particularly pleased about the prospects of capitalizing on the broad scope of the contract to apply innovative R&D, scientific, and technical solutions to address the Army’s most complex emerging problems.”

About DSA

DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. Founded in 1963, DSA’s service offerings include Systems Engineering and Integration, Software Development, Data Analytics, Cyber Operations and Security, Systems Modernization, Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Collaboration and Knowledge Management, and Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Systems. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA and has major operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.

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RJ Kolton, Sr VP, Business Development, 703.261.6083; [email protected]

Inventory Fails to Keep Up With Demand

Wayne, PA (October 29, 2018) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) released its third-quarter 2018 industrial market reports for Greater Philadelphia and the I-81/78 Corridor. The combined markets closed the period with 5.0 million square feet of positive absorption. Warehouse properties accounted for 4.5 million square feet of this quarter’s occupancy gains. Overall vacancy declined 10 basis points to 6.2 percent, while warehouse vacancy decreased 20 basis points to 7.0 percent. 4.3 million square feet delivered during the third quarter with most of it centered in the I-81/78 Corridor market.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania market closed the third quarter of 2018 with 263,684 square feet in negative absorption. Total vacancy for all property types increased 20 basis points from the second quarter to 5.9 percent. Philadelphia County and Montgomery County were the only submarkets in Southeastern Pennsylvania with quarterly positive absorption reporting occupancy gains of 31,748 square feet and 111,795 square feet, respectively. During the third quarter, AgustaWestland began its move into 47,750 square feet at 9230-9250 Ashton Road in Philadelphia County. The tenant will occupy its remaining space in October. In Montgomery County, Cambria moved into 65,000 square feet at 780 3rd Avenue.

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NKF Welcomes Sandra Benek to its Project Management Team

Philadelphia, PA (October 26, 2018) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) welcomes Sandra Benek as a senior member of its Project Management team in the greater Philadelphia region. Ms. Benek is an accomplished project manager with over 10 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in project coordination, programming, space planning, design details and interior design.

In her role at NKF, Ms. Benek will focus on working closely with the end-user to understand their culture, expectations and full scope of each requirement. Her deep experience in programming and developing budget estimates will also ensure all planning and construction cost efficiencies are captured at the early stages of the engagement when budget expectations are being set. With this tried-and-true process, all critical milestones are met, vendors are coordinated seamlessly during the installation process, and minimal distractions are guaranteed on move date.

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NIKSUN Achieves Integration with ATD through the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

Princeton, NJ, October 23rd, 2018 – NIKSUN® Inc., the world leader in developing holistic cybersecurity and network performance monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce today that it has achieved technical integration of NIKSUN NetDetectorLive® with McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (ATD), enabling customers to deploy more robust security solutions and better protect their assets from continuously evolving cyber threats.

As a member of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, NIKSUN plays a critical role in the program’s mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and to simplify the integration of these products within complex customer environments, bringing better value and more protection against the growing threat landscape to joint customers. Through this partnership, NIKSUN and McAfee address a rising industry need to shorten response times from security events and more easily remediate compromised systems, leading to a simplified Threat Defense Lifecycle.

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DSA Awarded JPEO-CBRND JE-OPETS BEI MA/IDIQ Contract

Trevose, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology, and information management solutions to DoD, Federal and State Government customers and commercial enterprises, is pleased to announce it was awarded the Joint Enterprise-Omnibus Program, Engineering, and Technical Support (JE-OPETS) Business and Analytical, Engineering and Technical, and Information Technology (BEI) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (MA/IDIQ) contract by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). JPEO-CBRND manages a dynamic and diverse portfolio of critical warfighting capabilities that require cohesive and innovative total life cycle systems management approaches to respond rapidly to the needs of the Force, balanced by affordable sustainment strategies. Under this potential five year, $249M contract, DSA will provide the JPEO-CBRND and all Joint Project Management Offices (JPMOs) total life cycle systems support across the JPEO-CBRND Enterprise, within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).

Fran Pierce, DSA’s Chairman and CEO noted, “We are very pleased and excited to continue our long- standing support for JPEO-CBRND under this new IDIQ contact. The award of JE-OPETS BEI, combined with our other prime IDIQ contracts, provides DSA increased opportunities to deliver exceptional service to our valued government customers”.

 

About DSA

DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. Founded in 1963, DSA’s service offerings include Systems Engineering and Integration, Software Development, Data Analytics, Cyber Operations and Security, Systems Modernization, Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Collaboration and Knowledge Management, and Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Systems. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA and has operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.

 

 

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RJ Kolton, Sr VP, Business Development, 703.261.6083; [email protected]

RSM Supports Communities Through 9th Annual Volunteer Day

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently held its ninth annual firm-wide Volunteer Day, during which approximately 2,400 RSM employees and clients participated in more than 56 volunteer activities across the country to give back to their local communities.

Each year during the firm’s annual Volunteer Day, RSM’s people, clients and friends join forces to showcase the firm’s core value of stewardship. Supporting more than 57 charitable organizations, employees and clients helped prepare a hurricane-ravaged school for the new school year, weeded gardens at a children’s camp, packed backpacks with school supplies, painted and cleaned a number of schools, and participated in many other activities across the country to help various communities where RSM has offices.

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BTC Grows with the Addition of Team from Bryn Mawr-Based Hollister Creative

39-Year Old Creative, PR, Direct Marketing and Digital Firm Expands Client Base

WAYNE, PA – October 4, 2018 – BTC, one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading full-service marketing and communications firms, announced it will expand with the addition of the senior team from Hollister Creative, a Bryn Mawr-based agency founded in 1990 by Kim Landry.

“Kim has built a tremendous business over the last 20-plus years, and we are excited to have her and her team join BTC,” said BTC President and CEO Tom Cancelmo. “Our businesses complement each other on many levels, from a services standpoint, as well as the industries and sectors we serve.  Our clients now have an even stronger senior-level team to serve their marketing communications needs.”

Landry will join BTC as Vice President, Impact, Georgette Klotz will join as Senior Web Designer, and  Martha Michaela Hutchman Brown will join as Account Executive. The move will grow BTC’s overall presence in the region, as well as in the Hospitality, Business-to-Business and Nonprofit sectors.

“I admire BTC and the way the firm positions itself, with experienced, creative practitioners working in a model that is very hands on with all clients,” said Landry. “Clients I will be bringing to BTC will benefit from a deep bench of talented marketing and communications professionals, along with experts in PR and media relations.”

“We all see a win-win-win here, combining our skill sets, our shared values and our commitment to working with organizations that have a meaningful impact in our community,” added BTC Partner Chris Murray.

This announcement coincides with BTC’s new web site launch, and the firm’s recent office move within the Evolve West Complex to 998 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 1207, in Wayne, PA.

“Our new digs are fresh, bright and very collaborative,” Cancelmo concluded.  “Every business needs to evolve, grow and start new chapters, and this is certainly one at BTC.”

For more information and to see BTC’s new web site, visit btcmarketing.com.