Rosendin Electric Receives Certificate of Commendation for Its Safety Record from the Associated General Contractors of America

Rosendin Electric Recognized for Best Practices and Record of Continuous Safety with More than 50,000 Hours without Incident in 2013.

San Jose, CA, USA (July 11, 2014) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation for its excellent safety record by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

A Certificate of Commendation is given by the AGC to select contractors each year in various categories based on number of hours worked without an incident. Rosendin Electric was awarded a certificate in the category of Associates/Specialty Division with more than 6 million hours worked in 2013. The company reported an incident rate of 1.19 company-wide compared to the Division’s average incident rate of 2.23. Rosendin Electric also recorded zero lost workday cases, compared to 0.32 average reported for the Division.

“Our entire work culture is centered on safety, which is why we have had such an outstanding record year after year,” said Marty Rouse, CSP, CHST, Vice President of Safety for Rosendin Electric. “We continue to receive recognition for safety best practices on both a regional and national level, and we believe that our outstanding record is just one of the reasons that employees consider Rosendin Electric a great place to work and our customers consider us a great business to work with.”

The AGC also recognized Rosendin Electric with other safety awards in 2013, including the First Place National 2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award, Specialty Division, for contractors with more than one million hours worked. The AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter recognized the company’s Oregon office with a Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE) Award in the Specialty Division for more than one million man hours worked. Rosendin Electric’s Virginia office received both a Corporate Safety Award from the AGC Metro DC Chapter. The AGC of California awarded Rosendin Electric a Second Place Safety Award of Excellence in the Specialty Division for companies with over one million hours worked. And Rosendin Electric’s Texas division received a Certificate of Excellence for Job Site Safety in the Specialty Contractor category from the AGC Texas Building Branch.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit

Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819

Start-Up Launches Innovative British Designed and Built Analogue/Digital Music Synthesiser

Next Generation Music Synthesiser will drive a New Wave of Music Creation.

Bristol, UK (July 11, 2014) — Modulus, a Bristol-based start-up that designs and manufactures musical instruments, has launched the Modulus.002, the world’s first analogue/digital music synthesiser designed for the Internet age. Designed and built in the UK by a team of passionate synthesiser experts, it creates the rich analogue sounds that have been at the heart of creative music since the 1960’s by using a mix of classic analogue techniques and the latest digital technology to give reliability and innovation.

“Analogue synthesisers from the last century are collectors’ items and highly sought after because of the amazing sounds but the electronics are now getting old and increasingly frail,” explained Philip Taysom, Modulus co-founder. “It’s tough to use them for live performances or recording sessions as they are difficult to keep working. Most modern designs of polyphonic synthesisers are pure digital and just don’t have the same iconic sound qualities, in our opinion. What we have created in the Modulus.002 is a fusion of these iconic analogue and hybrid sounds of the 70s and 80s synthesisers with the reliability of the latest electronics plus Internet connectivity to share sounds, settings and work collaboratively on music without relying on painfully slow serial/MIDI connections to do so. This is the first synthesiser designed for the interconnected 21st Century. The UK pioneered the synthesiser industry back in the 60s and 70s and that has grown to a three-quarters of a billion pound a year global business, but now with little UK input. We are putting the UK back on the map with the first polyphonic synthesiser to have been completely designed and built in the UK for several decades.”

Modulus was founded in 2013 by Philip Taysom and Paul Maddox. Philip has over 30 years of experience in the electronics and computer industries having been CTO and co-founder of Planet Online (the creators of the highly successful Freeserve internet service), CTO and co-founder of inTechnology plc, and CEO of Peratech. Paul has been designing synthesisers for over 15 years with a reputation in the industry for designing state of the art products that bring the best of classic designs into the modern age. This highly experienced management team is complimented by designers and engineers, most of whom are also graduates in Music Technology. This team of eight has taken just under a year to take the Modulus.002 from drawing board to volume production.

“Alongside the voice architecture, a key innovation is that the Modulus.002 connects to the Internet,” explained Paul Maddox, Modulus co-founder. “As musicians and synthesiser enthusiasts ourselves, we know exactly how people actually use synthesisers and what they wish they could do; so we designed the Modulus.002 to be the instrument that meets those needs and be the next generation synthesiser to inspire a new wave of musical creation. Synthesisers have been a defining part of the music of every decade for the past fifty years with each new generation of synthesiser providing a new soundscape. Being able to work collaboratively is fundamental and the Modulus.002 enables this to happen very easily using its Internet connection to the Modulus, cloud-based server platform to share settings, sequences and sounds. Musicians can now work together thousands of miles apart to create new music together. But, we wanted to go further than this, so we’re making our cloud technology Open Platform and, later in the year, we aim to form a consortium to encourage adoption of this standard by other manufacturers.”

The Modulus.002™ is the first in a planned family of synthesisers that will be launched over the next few years. Dealers and agents are being established in many countries and product will be available by the end of July 2014. The UK price is £2995 plus VAT (£3594), the European price €3,750 plus the appropriate VAT and the US price is $5200 plus local sales tax — prices correct at time of release.

Using high quality components, the Modulus.002 is a premium product designed to be the flagship in the Modulus range. The keyboard layout includes a semi-weighted, five octave key mechanism and has been ergonomically designed by musicians so that the hands fall naturally and intuitively to the controls. It provides twelve discrete voices of polyphony with full multi-timbrility if required. Adding to the ease of use is a large integral display screen that is context sensitive, i.e. it displays the control parameters of any control knobs immediately when touched by the user. Quick recall banks enable preset sequences and settings to be stored for instant use such as during a live performance. NCOs (Numerically Controlled Oscillators) are used for stability and accuracy while an analogue transistor ladder filter provides classic ‘warm’ sounds. Full specifications can be found at

Since the first commercial synthesisers became available in the 1960s – notably those from Moog, EMS, ARP, Roland and Korg, synthesiser music has been an integral part of the sound of each decade. Experimental and Rock in the 60’s by The Who and Pink Floyd. Jean Michelle Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Kraftwerk, Abba, and Roxy Music are a few of the bands that brought the synthesiser into mainstream music in the 70s. By the 80s, the choice of synthesiser sound defined the band for the likes of Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, etc. From the 90s on, synthesiser music then became the backbone of Techno, Trance, Acid, Garage, Rave and Hip Hop, and is still at the heart of music being created today and is as fundamental as the microphone in recording music.

Modulus Limited
Modulus is a UK-headquartered designer and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. Based in Bristol, UK, the company employs a team of eight engineers in the design of its synthesisers. Modulus instruments bring cutting edge technology and user interface features, but combine them with traditional voice architectures, giving musicians access to the kind of synthesiser sounds previously only available from vintage instruments from the 70’s and 80’s. Founded in 2013, Modulus builds on the fifteen-year experience in designing and constructing high quality synthesisers of its co-founder, Paul Maddox. Bringing high technology into musical instruments has always been a passion for Philip Taysom, a serial technology entrepreneur, co-founder of Modulus. Modulus is privately owned and financed.

Further information on the Modulus.002 and sound samples at

Modulus Limited, Mariner House, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QD.
Tel: 0117 214 0400 (International Tel: +44 117 214 0400)
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US Agent: Geoff Farr,, +1 866 828 7100

Press contact: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: 01481 233080,

Modulus.002 is a trademark of Modulus Limited

Biotage Launches ACI™ – Accelerated Chromatographic Isolation

Biotage announces the launch of ACI™ (Accelerated Chromatographic Isolation), a new advance converting simple flash purification into a faster and more economical way to isolate pure compounds.

Uppsala, Sweden (July 10, 2014) — Biotage (STO: BIOT), a leading global supplier of solutions and technology for analytical, medicinal and peptide chemistry, announces the launch of ACI™ (Accelerated Chromatographic Isolation), a new advance converting simple flash purification into a faster and more economical way to isolate pure compounds.

Biotage believes that ACI™ will radically improve the efficiency of the laboratory, embracing the latest developments in purification technology to guide chemists towards improved chromatography. With running costs a concern in most laboratories, ACI™ will efficiently move users to the end-point even faster. Traditional purification taking more than 15 minutes is reduced to 5 minutes; a 250 mg scale laboratory scale experiment can now be purified in less than 3 minutes on a 10 g column with an ACI™ enabled Biotage Isolera™ flash purification system.

“This is a very exciting and pivotal development, the speed enhancements are akin to the impact felt when microwaves first hit the scene. There is nothing out there that comes close to this system. Chemists will now have freedom to work on other things while they let their ACI™ system do the purification. It is fully automated, reliable and lightning fast, we can completely purify 250 mg of sample in less than 3 minutes, this is quicker than most people take to run the TLC” says Dr Sunil Rana, Global Product Manager, Biotage.

Biotage Isolera™ systems already recommend cartridges based on the sample size and programmed TLC data; they work out the best solvent gradient based on compound, and provide real time indication of eluting compounds, using UV, ELSD or Mass Detection. They subtract signal baselines automatically, so chemists can be confident that the correct fractions are collected.

ACI™ radically improves this, working seamlessly with the Biotage Isolera™ system, the simple wizard quickly guides chemists through the system, beneficial for new users or those whose expertise or priorities lie in synthesis rather than purification. Existing Biotage Isolera systems can be upgraded to ACI™ systems, and ACI™ will come as standard on all new production systems.

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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 290 employees with sales of 444.6 MSEK in 2013. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange. Website: