Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ashford.com: Online Retailer of Luxury Watches

Anyone who is in love with luxury watches is sure to know the online store Ashford.com. The business has started its operations in 1997 and has taken over the site in 2002. Through the years, the company has attracted watch lovers around the world for their excellent service, quality products and reasonable costs.

The business is known as an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most expensive and revered brand names in watches. They are also considered as non-authorized reseller to some of the known brand names. Though non-authorized, the business is able to provide a guarantee to their customers, that the products they carry are all authentic and are free from any serial number tampering. To stand behind the authenticity of their marketed products, they offer a 2 year extensive warranty. Their sold items are also shipped with their original packaging, complete with the user’s manual.

At one point, before the emergence of the proprietary sites of those branded watches, the company was once considered as the largest luxury online retailer of watches. Under the leadership of Rob Shaw, the company has grown significantly from their operations in Houston, Texas. They carry brand names like Cartier, Ebel, Corum, Movado, Baume & Mercier, International Watch Company, Rado, Seiko, Tag Hauer and Breitling, among others. Despite the emergence of bigger competitors on the internet, the business remains to be one of the largest web merchants in the United States. On the Internet Retailer Top 500, the business was ranked #323.

Since the company’s inception in 1997, they have already satisfied the requirements and needs of more than 1 million consumers. The business remained to be owned by Luxi Group, LLC and is traded publicly on the NASDAQ. Common stocks are marketed under the ticker symbol ASFD. Amazon.com is also one of the major owners of the company.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Antares Pharma, Inc.: Marketing Products with Efficacy and Safety

As a specialty pharmaceutical company, Antares Pharma, Inc. continues to provide the world with products that intend to enhance safety and efficacy of medications. Through these items, the administration of therapeutics is controlled and instances of overdosing and instances of side effects are reduced.

There are three proprietary platforms that the company is developing and two of these products have already received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for commercialization. Two of the injectable products that the company is commercializing are the OTREXUP and Tjet/Zomajet. The former is intended for use on patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis and the latter is a needle free injector, which is used to deliver growth hormone. The topical gels marketed by the company are the Gelnique and Elestrin.

It was in 1979 that the company started its operations. Today, the business is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey and continues to supply the world with efficient and subcutaneous injection technology platforms.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.: Creating Better Lives for Pets Around the World

Just like humans, pets and animals in general, have unmet areas of medical needs. By continuously investing on its research and development division, Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. ceaselessly discovers novelty therapeutics to address serious medical conditions of animals. It was in 2010 that the business started and now has several products under various phases of clinical trials.

This Kansas City, Kansas-based business is registered as a biopharmaceutical company that is engaged in the licensing, development and commercialization of novelty therapeutics for animals, most especially to companion beasts. Aratana strongly values pets as part of the family and thus deserve the equal care. Through the years, the business has discovered and continuously develops their 15 novel therapeutics. These medications are in different stages of clinical studies. They have a strong commitment to putting the illnesses of pets to an end. These discoveries include medications for allergy, viral diseases, pain, cancer and inappetence.

The man behind the success of the company is Dr. Steven St. Peter who has decades of expertise in human health and biotechnology. With his love for pets, he aims to bring advancements in human health to improve the conditions of animals around the world. One of the greatest projects of the business is the creation of their novelty therapeutics that would redefine the treatment options of lymphoma. This disease affects millions of dogs around the world. The pharmaceutical products developed by the company are comprised of both small molecule and large molecule biologics.

Dr. Steven St. Peter continues to support the business he started as the president and director of operations. Together with his team of seasoned experts, they are set to make a difference on the lives of every pet in the world. The company continues to trade its common stocks on the NASDAQ, under the symbol PETX.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Akers Biosciences, Inc.: Diagnostic Testing Made Faste and Cheaper

The tests and sample preparation devices that are marketed by Akers Biosciences are as accurate as traditional laboratory testing methods. In addition to the accuracy of test results, the company also offers these products and services at a much lower price while testing processes are also shortened.

The rapid diagnostic materials offered by Akers Biosciences can potentially help save millions of lives during outbreaks. These testing solutions can easily be deployed for mass screenings. The accuracy of detecting cardiac conditions, metabolic markers and infectious diseases is maintained at a very high level as the company continues to work on innovating their offerings. Some of its products include alcohol detection devices, for diabetic monitoring and for diagnosis of Alzheimers and senile dementia.

It was in 1989 that the company started its operations. Its corporate headquarters is now located in Thorofare, New Jersey. The products offered by the company are not only marketed across the United States as these innovations have already penetrated the international markets.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Advanced Drain Systems, Inc.: Provider of Water Management Solutions

Water is best managed with the use of pipes. Through these cylinders, the transportation and preservation of water are made easier. One of the top players in the industry of creating these materials is Advanced Drain Systems, Inc. The company has been designing, manufacturing and marketing these pipes for water management since 1966.

The business is headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio and continues to trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange, using the symbol WMS. As technology continues to influence the way we live, the company also enhances their knowledge in technology to create innovative products for the market they support. Their product offerings have helped companies and other establishments safeguard their water systems and at the same time ensure the safe drainage of waste water.

Since the company’s inception more than 40 years ago, it has innovated the future of water pipes. They have become the champion in providing Europe and the regions in North and South America the best high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and other water management products. Their offerings are used in various applications that include in infrastructure, in agriculture, residential and non-residential settings. The product portfolio of Advanced Drainage Systems includes polypropylene (PP) pipe, polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and several other water management related products. The operations of the company are divided into two reporting segments, namely Domestic and International. They maintain numerous national and independent networks of distributors who continue to market their products around the world.

As a reflection of the company’s commitment to improve water management, they have made significant technological advancements in the drainage industry. It continues to innovate its offerings and improve the materials they use to manufacture their products. These materials have withstood the test of time and continue to be modified to further cater to the needs of their business partners.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Communication Made Fun onLINE

Communication over the internet was elevated to a whole other level with the emergence of mobile chat applications where users can send messages, emoticons, emojis, and funny looking graphics called stickers to convey their message. They can also use these applications to make voice and video calls without worrying about call charges.

One of the companies that are making a name for itself in this industry is LINE, a subsidiary of Japan’s Naver Corporation. The application was launched in 2011 and was one of the first to introduce stickers to its users. The characters the company created for the stickers became so popular that stuffed toys, t-shirts and other merchandise bearing the images of these characters have been made available for sale and are selling quite well. Another innovative feature of the LINE application is the ability of users to download LINE-exclusive games on their mobile devices and play these games with other LINE users.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cree: Leading the LED Way: Leading the LED Way

With the cost of consuming electricity on the rise and the effects of global warming being felt all over the world, people have been looking for ways to conserve energy without having to give up any of the conveniences of the modern world. One such way is the use of LED as a light source which is much more energy efficient than other lighting technologies available in the market today. One of the leading companies in the United States when it comes to LED lighting is Cree.

Cree began as a company that produced chips and other high tech components for LED-based products. Founded in 1987, Cree has been supplying some of the world’s leading companies with the parts they manufacture. The LED components they manufacture such as the XLamp were used in lighting fixtures, outdoor displays, and decorative lighting products. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the company decided to create more than just the parts. They wanted to create their own design for an LED light bulb. In order to do this without alerting the competition, Cree selected a handful of people to work on the design in a secret research facility. Once the product was created, it quickly won over not just the retailers that sell LED lighting fixtures such as Home Depot, but it also gathered a huge consumer following.

Today, the consumer grade light bulbs produced by Cree are the top selling light bulbs in the United States. The next step for the company is to take the same technology and find a way to apply it to industrial settings that are still pretty much behind in terms of energy conservation. When the consumer and industrial markets are ready to transition from incandescent or fluorescent lighting to LED lighting, Cree will be there to cater to their needs.

Friday, April 3, 2015

1347 Property Insurance Holdings: Providing Property and Casualty Insurance Coverage in Louisiana

Due to the unique weather-related risks, the region of Louisiana remains to be underserved when it comes to property and casualty insurance. For this reason, 1347 Property Insurance Holdings has focused its dealings within the state.

The company is a publicly traded property and casualty insurance holding business. It got incorporated in Delaware and continues to provide property and casualty insurance coverage through its wholly owned company, Maison Insurance Company. The offerings of the business include dwelling fire insurance, homeowners insurance and manufactured home insurance coverage. They continue to provide policy holders in the region with coverage at a competitive price.

More than 130 independent agents continue to market the offerings of the company since 2012. There are more than 11,500 policies in force with a total assets of more than $23.2 million and equity of stockholders of more than $7.9 million.The company continues to trade publicly on the NASDAQ and uses the symbol PIH.