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Microtissues® Inc. and Sigma-Aldrich® Sign Worldwide Supply and Distribution Agreement for the 3D Petri Dish®

Microtissues® Inc. announced today the signing of a Supply and Distribution Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) for the worldwide sales and marketing of the 3D Petri Dish®, a new technology for the culture of living cells in three dimensions (3D). Invented at Brown University, the 3D Petri Dish® maximizes cell-to-cell interactions critical for replicating the function of natural tissues and organs. Shown in numerous peer reviewed papers to work with over fifty different cell types, including cell lines, primary cells and stem cells, the 3D Petri Dish® has applications in cancer research, drug discovery, toxicity testing and regenerative medicine.

“Researchers are rapidly recognizing the importance of 3D cell culture and its ability to reliably mimic in vivo function” said Brian Morgan, Director of Business Development, Microtissues® Inc. “The 3D Petri Dish® creates a natural 3D environment without artificial scaffolds and we’re excited that this distribution agreement will bring our unique and innovative line of products to the worldwide research community.”

Unlike the conventional plastic Petri dish where cells are grown as a thin layer on the surface of the dish, the 3D Petri Dish® forms 3D aggregates of cells. Spheroid size is controlled by the number of cells seeded and hundreds of uniform sized spheroids are formed in a single pipetting step. Spheroids are formed in a well ordered array in a stable platform suitable for long term culture. All spheroids are positioned on the same optical plane making them easy to image (phase contrast, fluorescent). Spheroid size is controlled by the number of cells seeded and a mixture of cells forms mixed spheroids, suitable for investigating tumor-stroma interactions. Spheroids can be grown from single cells, applicable to the study of cancer stem cells. For histology, Western blots and RT-PCR, spheroids are harvested by simply inverting the 3D Petri Dish®. No need to dissolve or digest the gel. The 3D Petri Dish® is a new fundamental tool for the world wide industry of life sciences research.

About Sigma-Aldrich®: Sigma-Aldrich® is a leading Life Science and High Technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich® customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. The Company operates in 38 countries and has nearly 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich® is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science and High Technology. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich®, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

About Microtissues® Inc: Microtissues® Inc. is a privately held company located in Providence, RI, advancing technologies and applications of 3D cell culture. Microtissues®, Inc.’s products are designed to serve the needs of researchers in a wide range of areas including cancer research, stem cell biology, toxicity testing, developmental biology, drug discovery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Microtissues®, Inc. has an exclusive worldwide license from Brown University to US and international patent applications on the 3D Petri Dish®. For more information on Microtissues®, Inc., please visit www.microtissues.com.

Sigma-Aldrich and Sigma are trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC registered in the US and other countries. Microtissues and 3D Petri Dish are registered trademarks of Microtissues, Inc.

Contact Details: Microtissues, Inc.
PO Box 2762 Providence, RI 02906 United States
phone – (401) 400-1163
fax – (650) 471-7586
microtissues.com

DiscountVouchers.co.uk Sources Deals for Money Off at Pizza Express, Debenhams and More

Leading online voucher codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk has sourced new deals redeemable at Pizza Express, Debenhams, Clarks and more to help UK consumers save this May. The site has published the new online vouchers among its deals redeemable at over 800 famous name stores and restaurants.

Getting hold of some new items from top name stores for May and the summer is now more affordable thanks to DiscountVouchers.co.uk offering deals redeemable at Debenhams, BT, Clarks and more. The DiscountVouchers.co.uk website is the place to go to download new money off coupons offering deals such as a £25 Sainsbury’s gift card when you buy BT Broadband online, 20% Off Selected Outdoor Toys at Debenhams and Free Delivery & Returns at Clarks.

Pizza Express is one of the most popular names in UK dining, with restaurants all over the country – and this week sees DiscountVouchers.co.uk home to bargain deals redeemable there. The latest choice of Pizza Express vouchers on show this week includes great value eating out deals like 2 for 1 + Pizza – perfect for treating the family or a loved one right now.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “Taking the family out for a great pizza meal this month need not cost the earth thanks to our new deals. Savings on dining out, plus money off at stores and suppliers like Debenhams, Clarks and more, can be a real helping hand to consumers’ budgets right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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Debenhams and M&S on a Budget with New DiscountVouchers.co.uk Summer Holiday Deals

UK consumers who want to spruce up their wardrobes ahead of summer holidays can treat themselves to some new clothing thanks to the latest deals sourced by voucher codes site DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The popular online bargains site has this week sourced new deals for saving at Debenhams and Marks & Spencer.

Anyone who wants to treat themselves to something from the Designers at Debenhams range can do so on a budget by using the latest choice of Debenhams discount code from DiscountVouchers.co.uk. Deals on show right now include 20% Off Women’s Dresses and 20% Off All Women’s & Kids Swimwear to help people afford more for their money.

Marks and Spencer is renowned for the quality of its clothing and also the value for money it gives to shoppers – and DiscountVouchers.co.uk can help people save there too right now. This week sees the voucher codes site home to new Marks and Spencer voucher which people can use to enjoy saving through deals like 2 For £20 on Selected Beach Towels and M&S Outlet – Up To 40% Off Original Main Store Price.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, commented, “Shoppers all over the country can log on and save through our latest deals at famous name stores right now. Thanks to our team of staff updating the site at times we always offer the very latest retail deals and M&S voucher codes around for leading stores like Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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New DiscountVouchers.co.uk Spring Deals Help Brits Save at Top Parks and Zoos

Keeping the kids entertained on a budget this spring is now easier thanks to new deals sourced by retail deals website DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The site has launched new deals to help mums and dads treat children to fun days out at top attractions like Blackpool Zoo, Longleat and Alton Towers right now.

One of the country’s leading family amusement parks is featured in the new deals too, in the shape of Alton Towers. The DiscountVouchers.co.uk site is home to new Alton Towers discount vouchers which include deals Save Over 25% Online when you book 7 days in advance and Check Out All Perks with Premium Merlin Annual Pass.

Seeing animals up close is always popular with kids, and this week sees mums and dads able to treat them to a trip to see big cats, elephants and more at top safari park Longleat. Logging on to DiscountVouchers.co.uk right now offers parents new Longleat vouchers which they can use to get Group Rates Discounted Offers and Free Kids Meal at Longleat.

Fun trips to one of the nation’s favourite zoos can be had on a budget this spring thanks to DiscountVouchers.co.uk offering money off at Blackpool Zoo too. The new Blackpool Zoo vouchers available online this week include deals like Save 10% when you buy tickets Online.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “Money off at leading parks and zoos can really help mums and dads make the most of a family budget this spring. Big name attractions like Alton Towers and Longleat as well as Blackpool Zoo are perfect places to take the kids for a fun day out right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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DiscountVouchers.co.uk Inks Daily Deals Agreement with Secret Escapes

Leading daily deals supplier DiscountVouchers.co.uk has announced the signing of a new travel partnership with leading player Secret Escapes.

DiscountVouchers.co.uk signed the deal at the recent DD Summit Europe in London – the new agreement will help DiscountVouchers.co.uk users benefit from discounts and savings on four and five-star luxury travel packages.

Gerard Doyle, DiscountVouchers.co.uk CEO, said: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to make this announcement – our users will really reap the benefits. Through this partnership we’ll be able to provide a much wider range of bespoke travel offerings covering all sorts of interests and at many different prices.”

“We appreciate that our users are internet-savvy consumers who want to access great quality travel deals at prices which suit their budgets,” Gerard went on.

Secret Escapes founder Troy Collins said: “It’s great to be able to make this announcement, we’re looking forward to working with DiscountVouchers.co.uk on their daily deals. We can provide DiscountVouchers.co.uk subscribers with all sort of travel deals – from great value weekend breaks in the UK to luxury long-haul trips.” Gerard Doyle appeared on the “Customer Engagement and Interaction Strategies” panel at DD Summit Europe, which was moderated by Aliya Zaidi from Econsultancy and also included Richard Dennys from Qype.

For more daily deals or voucher codes information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk and www.secretescapes.com.

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Compare Mobile Plans Supports ACMA Plan for Clarity of Comms Industry Terminology

Australian mobile users can look forward to less confusing mobile industry terminology if industry regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) gets its way. The body has warned ISPs and mobile providers to clear up the various buzzwords they use such as ‘cap’ to help consumers enjoy more clarity of pricing plans.

ACMA is also targeting other industry terms in a bid to make consumers’ lives easier – the regulator wants to see a voluntary code of conduct in place to which ISPs will commit. Other industry terms are on the ACMA hitlist as it seeks to make the sector clearer and simpler for consumers.

‘Unlimited Plans’
Any companies which claim to offer ‘unlimited’ plans now need to clarify what they are supplying to subscribers. Many consumers remain confused about contractual details as small print often contains nuances about what is actually covered in their ‘unlimited’ contract, such as heavy charges for calling 1300 numbers.

ACMA wants all providers to remove the misleading word from promotional materials to help reassure consumers. In recent times some operators have taken steps to do this, including Vodafone removing ‘Infinite’ from plans and Amaysim including 1300 and 1800 numbers in Unlimited plans.

Sarah McDonald, spokesperson for Compare Mobile Plans, says: “We are really pleased to see ACMA taking this step, and it can only benefit consumers and the industry in general. Those providers which promise ‘Unlimited’ plans must deliver on that commitment or remove the term from their plans.”

Cap and Included Value
ACMA is also targeting misuse of the term ‘Cap’ in plans, unless providers are truly promoting plans which genuinely limit subscribers on what amounts they can spend on calls and data usage.

In its recent clarion call ACMA included a demand for providers to issue a ‘unit price’ for two-minute voice calls, unit prices per text and a standard cost for 1MB of data usage.

Flagfall
Visitors to Australia from outside the country regularly find themselves confused by the term ‘Flagfall’, which is linked to call connection charges – something which no longer exists in other western telecoms markets like the USA and Europe.

“There isn’t really any justification any longer for Australian ISPs to be charging for flagfall. This is another area where providers could help both the
industry and subscribers out by getting rid of it,” Sarah McDonald went on.

In recent times fledgling provider Amaysim took a stand and launched a range of no contract SIM only plans for Australian subscribers which don’t include any flagfall charges.

Included data
ACMA is also targeting included data contracts which can mislead consumers, in response to the high levels of smartphone penetration today enjoyed in Australia – the country is at 37% penetration right now.

“While ISPs and operators may find it easy to distinguish between ‘included data’ and ‘excess data’ plans, many consumers remain a bit baffled by them and need more clarity,” Sarah McDonald goes on. “Roaming charges is another area which consumers are still pretty puzzled by and they are fed up of getting charged huge sums simply for travelling – providers must address this.”

Comparing mobile phone plans
The variety of confusing industry terms around can make it hard to source and purchase the right subscription – but websites are here to help. Comparison specialists such as Compare Mobile Plans offer simple ways to calculate your needs and how much you want to spend on voice and data before signing up to a deal. The website carries all the latest offers from providers including Telstra, iPrimus, Westnet, InternodeTPG Internet and many more. Users can also compare the latest handsets and mobile devices on the site.

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DiscountVouchers.co.uk Announces New Deals to Help Brits Save on Spring Styles

Sprucing up a spring wardrobe can now be more affordable for UK shoppers thanks to new deals for savings at top fashion stores available via DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The online voucher codes specialist – which helps consumers to save money at over 800 stores – has this week sourced new deals for money off at New Look, Urban Outfitters and ASOS.

New stylish fashions for spring from popular high street outlet New Look can be had on a budget right now thanks to the new deals sourced by DiscountVouchers.co.uk. Both women’s and men’s clothing can be had with savings thanks to New Look discount code choices including Men’s Clothing Sale, Free Delivery To Your Local UK Store on Orders Over £20 and Up to £10 Off Women’s Denim.

Another of the country’s top fashion outlets to featured on the DiscountVouchers.co.uk website this week is ASOS, which offers women’s and men’s clothing via a regularly-updated online store. This week sees the voucher codes specialist offering new ASOS discount vouchers such as Save Up To 70% in the Clearance Subject to terms and conditions.

Urban Outfitters is a well-known supplier of street clothing and quality youth wear, and DiscountVouchers.co.uk can this week help shoppers get more for their money there as well. The DiscountVouchers.co.uk site is right now offering a choice of Urban Outfitters discount vouchers such as Save Up To 70% in the Sale.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “With the spring weather kicking in people are looking to get some new clothing from famous stores – but they are still working to tight budgets. With that in mind our latest deals for top stores like Urban Outfitters, ASOS and New Look are perfectly-timed for helping people maximise their spends right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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New Spring Dining Deals on DiscountVouchers.co.uk Help Brits to Eating Out on a Budget

Internet voucher codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk has this week published new deals to help UK diners save money at top restaurants this spring. The money-saving deals site has introduced a new choice of offers redeemable against savings at Pizza Express, Toby Carvery and Cafe Rouge right now.

Eating out at popular Italian chain Pizza Express can be done on a budget this spring thanks to the new DiscountVouchers.co.uk deals. All consumers need to do is log on and download new Pizza Express voucherswhich they can then use to get themselves great value offers like 25% off your food bill and 4 Classic or Leggera pizzas for £20.

Cafe Rouge is among the UK’s most popular French restaurant chains and serves up great quality French cooking in a trendy environment. This spring DiscountVouchers.co.uk has new Cafe Rouge vouchers available to help users get more for their money – deals on show include big value offers like 2 for 1 Main Courses.

Savings on breakfasts and lunches can also be had this spring at popular nationwide chain the Toby Carvery thanks to the latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk dining deals. Consumers can log on and get their hands on new Toby Carvery vouchers like 2 Breakfasts for £6 and 2 Daytime Carveries for £10.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, commented, “We help our users to enjoy big savings at all the most famous names in retail, and this spring we’ve some great savings available at top restaurants too. Consumers who want to get more dining out for their money this March should log on and download the latest Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge and Toby Carvery right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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New Fashion Deals From DiscountVouchers.co.uk Help Brits Save on Top Brands

Fashion fans who want to restock their wardrobes ahead of the spring weather can log on and save at top stores right now thanks to new deals from DiscountVouchers.co.uk. New Look, Boden and White Stuff are all available among the big names offered by the voucher codes website this week.

Offering deals for over 800 leading retailers, DiscountVouchers.co.uk is the place to go online for all the very latest savings on top brand products and services. Fashions from top high street store New Look are on show right now through a choice of New Look discount code such as men’s knitwear now £10.

More top name fashions for the end of the winter season and the move into spring can be had from Boden this week too thanks to DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The voucher codes specialist is offering new Boden vouchers such as 15% off plus free delivery and returns and also clearance savings at Boden.

Another famous clothing outlet to be featured in the latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk deals released this week is White Stuff. Shoppers are able to bring their closet up to date thanks to new deals for saving on White Stuff clothing – deals to be had include knitwear from just £22, trousers from just £22 and scarves from only £9 at White Stuff.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “Thanks to our team updating our site in real-time we always get people savings at all the top name fashion outlets. With the winter weather leaving us soon and the spring season kicking in, money off clothing from Boden, New Look and White Stuff is a real boost to people’s budgets.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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DiscountVouchers.co.uk Poll Reveals Flowers as Leading Valentine’s Day Gift

Leading money-saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk – the website which helps people enjoy bargain deals at over 800 famous name stores – has announced the results of its latest user poll. The site’s survey has shown that flowers are still the top Valentine’s Day gift.

The website’s poll revealed that 40% of people believe flowers are still the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Next in line in the site’s poll was jewellery with 34% – yet 9% of Brits don’t consider a Valentine’s Day present necessary at all.

The top ten Valentine’s Day presents listed in the voucher codes website’s survey: 1. Flowers. 2. Jewellery. 3. Nothing. 4. Chocolates. 5. Champagne. 6. Lingerie. 7. Teddy bear. 8. Simple card. 9. Perfume. 10. CD.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk
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About DiscountVouchers.co.ukDiscountVouchers.co.uk features the latest money saving offers from a growing range of retailers, all updated in real time. Designed to help consumers save money with both leading high street brands and specialist retailers, DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers one of the widest choices of discounts available.

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