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May 10, 2010

1. Biotech: Capitalizing on Biogenerics in the Wake of Health Reform

2. Biotech: Charlotte Region is Hub for Life Sciences, Biotech Companies

3. Environment: Benefits of Renewable Energy

4. Environment: BP Oil Spill Cleanup May Make Situation Worse

5. Finance: Greenspan Keeps Trying, but Can't Run from History

6. Management: Management is About Service to Employees

7. Restaurants: Design Trends for Chain Restaurants

8. Tax Planning: PA Ad Attempts to Scare Delinquent Taxpayers into Paying Up

**1. BIOTECH: CAPITALIZING ON BIOGENERICS IN THE WAKE OF HEALTH REFORM. Dr. Paul Wotton, president and CEO of Antares Pharma, Inc.: "In the hyper-competitive biologics market, companies are trying to figure out how to exploit patent expirations to successfully capitalize on biogenerics. This is especially true now as the health-reform bill is expected to have a significant impact on biogenerics and the pharmaceutical industry." Wotton is available to speak regarding the impact of healthcare reform on biogenerics and how pharmaceutical and biotech companies can position themselves to be successful and capture market share. News Contact: Farrell M. Denby, Phone: +1-212-827-0020

**2. BIOTECH: CHARLOTTE REGION IS HUB FOR LIFE SCIENCES, BIOTECH COMPANIES. Allain C. Andry, attorney at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, N.C., can discuss the development of the life sciences and biotechnology industries in North Carolina: "The Research Triangle has been a wonderful success story for North Carolina in establishing an international hub for the research and development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. The Charlotte region holds great promise as a center for the manufacturing and distribution of biotechnology products. This region already has significant manufacturers in the medical-device, pharmaceutical-products, nutraceuticals, nutrition and supplements categories, and has a growing research community at UNC Charlotte, David H. Murdock Research Institute and North Carolina Research Campus. The newly released 'Greater Charlotte Biopharma Manufacturing Labor Market Analysis' further supports the region's attractiveness to major biomanufacturing companies. Life sciences manufacturing companies looking to invest in the greater Charlotte region need resources that can provide comprehensive analysis and guidance in areas such as economic incentives, capital raising, joint ventures, and intellectual property and licensing." News Contact: Michael Henry, Phone: +1-704-926-1364

**3. ENVIRONMENT: BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY. Diane Tegarden, environmental journalist and author based in Los Angeles, can discuss the benefits of using renewable energy in preventing future environmental dilemmas like the Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling explosion: "When we use fuel sources like coal, oil or gasoline, we are using outdated, inefficient, dangerous technology that can be replaced by biofuels, ocean energy conversion, wave energy conversion and wind power. It takes the same amount of money to invest in the newer, cleaner ways to generate fuel and electrical energy as we are spending on traditionally generated power." News Contact: Jackie O'Neal, Phone: +1-609-334-8621 Website:

**4. ENVIRONMENT: BP OIL SPILL CLEANUP MAY MAKE SITUATION WORSE. Casi Callaway, executive director of Mobile Baykeeper, the largest environmental advocate in the Gulf Coast: "Mobile Baykeeper has been working day and night to mobilize volunteers and get them trained to respond when this massive oil slick hits our shores. In the meantime, we are concerned that BP's cleanup methods may be making the situation worse. The chemical dispersant BP is using to break up the oil contains harmful toxins that can kill fish and impact human health by leading to respiratory, nervous-system, liver, kidney and blood disorders, all while hiding how much more oil is continuing to gush out into the Gulf." News Contact: Aric Caplan, Phone: +1-301-998-6592 Website:

**5. FINANCE: GREENSPAN KEEPS TRYING, BUT CAN'T RUN FROM HISTORY. Using recently released 2004 Federal Open Market Committee meeting notes, Fred Sheehan, author of "Panderer to Power," notes that the former Federal Reserve chairman has grossly contradicted himself: "Greenspan was interrogated by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) on April 7, 2010, during which he attempted to restore his sullied reputation by arguing that the Fed was unable to rein in the housing bubble, which he claimed 'was engendered by long-term mortgage rates,' which 'by 2002 and 2003 ... delinked from their historical tie to central bank overnight rates.' At the September 24, 2004, FOMC meeting, he told members that, because of Committee actions, 'we will end up with lower long-term rates [and] higher bond prices.'" Sheehan is based in Boston. News Contact: Ann Pryor, Phone: +1-212-904-4078

**6. MANAGEMENT: MANAGEMENT IS ABOUT SERVICE TO EMPLOYEES. Mary Lore, author of the multiple award-winning book, "Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success," can discuss how managers could see their role as a service position: "Wise managers understand that their key function is to be of highest and best service to their team, whether it's creating an inspired vision, instilling purpose, setting goals, empowering people, leading, guiding, mentoring, questioning, or simply serving as an example. Successful managers are always asking themselves, 'How can I be of highest and best service in this moment?'" Lore is based in Detroit. News Contact: Ann Pryor, Phone +1-212-904-4078

**7. RESTAURANTS: DESIGN TRENDS FOR CHAIN RESTAURANTS. John Miologos, executive vice president, architecture and engineering, for award-winning retail and restaurant design firm WD Partners, can discuss his insights into the trends for restaurant locations: "You can't sell a $6 burger in a $2 environment. You'll see restaurants investing in new prototypes and remodels to bring their design into alignment with their upgraded menus. Ones to watch: Bobby's Burger Palace, Smashburger and, yes, McDonald's. In addition, operators have spent the last 18 months focused on fine-tuning operations for more bottom-line dollars. Now that they've exhausted that approach, they are turning back to refreshing locations as a very effective way to reinvigorate top-line sales. Ones to watch: Bruegger's and Chipotle." Editor's Note: Miologos has a profile listed in the ProfNet Experts Database. To view the profile, go to and, after logging in, click on "Search Expert." News Contact: Ann Rogers, Phone: +1-614-634-7413

**8. TAX PLANNING: PENNSYLVANIA AD ATTEMPTS TO SCARE DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS INTO PAYING UP. Michael Rozbruch, CEO of Los Angeles-based Tax Resolution Services, Co., one of the nation's leading tax negotiation and mediation firms: "The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been running controversial TV commercials to promote their tax amnesty period, letting tax delinquents know that they will be found if they don't pay up. If you owe back taxes and live in a state like Pennsylvania that offers amnesty to taxpayers, now is the time to act to reduce the impact of criminal sanctions and financial penalties. However, you will want to retain an experienced tax attorney or certified tax resolution specialist to help bring you into compliance and protect your rights while ensuring you don't pay a penny more than you have to. While some critics say the ads go too far with their Big Brother overtones, these types of aggressive scare tactics have already paid off for Pennsylvania to the tune of $100 million in back taxes -- a sum that is likely to inspire a nationwide IRS campaign. So don't wait for IRS to come after you -- get tax help for resolving your IRS problems before it's too late." Editor's Note: Rozbruch has a profile listed in the ProfNet Experts Database. To view the profile, go to and, after logging in, click on "Search Expert." News Contact: Debbie Edwards, Phone: +1-866-477-7762, ext. 326. Website:

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