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Corporate Report: January 18

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Sarasota's Evolucia Inc. introduces new roadway lighting
Sarasota-based Evolucia Inc. has launched its next generation of LED replacement roadway lights. The new Evolucia G2 Aimed Optics LED Cobra Head Roadway Luminaires are designed to be brighter and more energy efficient than traditional lighting technologies.

The new Evolucia G2 line of LED Cobra Head fixtures is available in 100 watt, 150 watt, 200 watt and 400 watt HID replacement configurations with energy savings ranging from 57% to 66% depending on the input wattages.

Premier Biomedical files patent for possible nerve tumor treatment
St. Petersburg-based Premier Biomedical Inc. has applied for a provisional patent application for a therapy to treat the neurological condition Neurofibromatosis.

The currently untreatable, painful and often fatal disease is characterized by the growth of tumors around nerves. Neurofibromatosis type 1 affects one in 3,500 individuals worldwide.

Premier Biomedical's Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board Mitchell Felder, M.D., a board-certified attending neurologist, theorizes that by processing the blood feeding the nerve tumors to remove the inflammatory signal proteins and other cancer-related molecular compounds it is possible to stop the progression of the disease.

“At present, this is a hopeless disease, and to date, there has not been even a possibility of treatment,” William Hartman, Premier Biomedical's CEO, says in a press release. “By applying for a provisional patent application, we are making the first step in our attempt to beat Neurofibromatosis.”

The application follows the company's treatment philosophy called the Felder Doctrine, which calls for attacking a disease by removing the physiological and biochemical changes made by the disease. The firm has previously killed a cancer tumor in a test tube by removing the cancer-related signaling molecules.

Comprehensive Care Corp. offering pharmacy performance bond
Tampa-based Comprehensive Care Corp. announced it will back its new “at-risk” Pharmacy Cost-Savings Program with guaranteed performance bonds.

The performance bonds will provide CompCare the ability to guarantee its clients pharmacy cost savings.

Developed over the past year and a half, CompCare is introducing an enhanced pharmacy program that does not require any changes to the client's current pharmacy plan design or formula. Through arrangements with a network of selected pharmacy benefits managers, CompCare has constructed a pharmacy system that it says substantially reduces pharmacy costs to HMO's and self-insured people.

“We believe that this innovative pharmacy cost-savings program will revolutionize this sector of the health care industry,” Ramon Martinez, Senior Consultant to CompCare management, says in a news release. “We are especially pleased to announce that we are now willing to back each of our pharmacy benefits management service contracts with a performance bond, which will provide the client with both an assurance of our performance at substantially lower costs from previous years' pharmacy spends and budget predictability.”

AVI-SPL adds four offices in Canada, United Kingdom
Tampa-based AVI-SPL has continued its international expansion with the opening of four new offices outside the United States, including in London, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

AVI-SPL launched its European operations with headquarters in the United Kingdom. James Shanks will lead those operations as managing director. AVI-SPL has also added operations in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto through the acquisition of selected assets from audio, video and information technology firm Duocom. Zoreena Abas will lead AVI-SPL's eastern Canada offices. With this addition, AVI-SPL now operates in five Canadian cities, including Calgary and Vancouver.

“AVI-SPL is committed to being a truly global provider,” AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel says in a press release. “The U.K. office will operate independently but will benefit from access to AVI-SPL's global resources. With AVI-SPL's financial stability, strong vendor relationships, and rich capabilities in managed services, we're confident about the future of our business in Europe.”

AVI-SPL has nearly 40 offices across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Dubai.

Tigrent Learning changes name becomes Rich Dad Education
Cape Coral-based Tigrent Learning has changed its name to Rich Dad Education.

“Our rebranding as Rich Dad Education reflects our renewed commitment to financial education and the overall mission of the Rich Dad community,” CEO Anthony Humpage says in a press release.

Prior to this change, the Rich Dad Education name had been primarily used by the company to designate its free preview workshops and the basic trainings it offers in real estate and financial markets investing.

For an interim period, students and members of the general public who access the company's old websites or attempt to contact the company using the older email addresses will be automatically redirected to its new websites and emails.

Internally, the change will not alter the company's corporate structure or governing terms, policies and procedures.

Marco Beach Ocean Resort wins digital marketing award
The Marco Beach Ocean Resort announced it won a Silver Award in the Digital Marketing Division of the 2012 Adrian Awards competition from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Based in McLean, Va., HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing and revenue management professionals representing all segments of hospitality, travel and tourism.

The annual Adrian Awards recognize notable work in advertising, public relations and digital marketing in the travel industry.

Tampa's Veralytic reaches deal with Financial Planning Association
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has reached an agreement with Tampa-based Veralytic to license the company's life insurance pricing and performance research at discounted prices to FPA members.

The Veralytic research covers several measures of life insurance policy suitability in a graphical overview, summarized by a simple star rating system that measures against five categories of policy performance.

“Life insurance is an integral component of financial planning, yet it is often the last, largest and most neglected asset in their financial plans,” Barry Flagg, Veralytic's founder, inventor and president, says in a news release. “Veralytic helps planners reduce costs and risk, improve consistency and document due diligence processes against possible lawsuits and regulatory requirements. We are excited to bring Veralytic research to FPA members so they can now manage life insurance as an asset like any other.”

Denver-based FPA is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the United States.

Celtic Complexion skin care sponsoring professional rodeo barrel racer Poppino
St. Petersburg-based skin care company Celtic Complexion has announced a sponsorship agreement with professional rodeo barrel racer Tana Poppino.

Jennifer Devlin, a master esthetician, formed Celtic Complexion after working with several major skin care companies.

Poppino, who lives in Big Cabin, Okla., is a full-time contestant on the professional rodeo circuit. She has earned three trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2006, 2007 and 2010) and has won numerous championships at rodeos throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“I am very particular about sponsorships, and I only agree to endorse products and companies that I personally like and use,” Poppino says in a press release. “I used several of Jennifer's products before agreeing to represent the company and absolutely loved them. I also love the fact that a woman owns this company and she makes the products here in America. I know women in the rodeo, ranching and western lifestyle world will like those aspects of the company.”


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