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Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite

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Introductory Workflow, Mimics Enlight Mitral provides support for
transcatheter mitral valve replacements

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$MTLS #3Dprinting–TVT2019 – Structural Heart Summit — Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS), a
global 3D printing software and solutions company, has received FDA
clearance for its Mimics Enlight cardiovascular planning software suite.
The first release will support clinicians planning complex transcatheter
mitral valve replacement (TMVR) procedures.

Mimics Enlight is based on the strengths of Materialise’s Mimics
Innovation Suite, which has helped clinicians produce patient-specific
3D models for more than 20 years. Created in collaboration with Henry
Ford Health System in Detroit with Dr. Dee Dee Wang, MD, FACC, Director
of Structural Heart Imaging, and leveraging the Henry Ford Innovation
Institute’s patented workflow, Mimics Enlight is intended to support
patient selection and planning for structural heart and vascular
therapy. The software is the first of its kind to include consistent
methods of taking critical measurements. This enables clinicians to
reliably plan and screen patients for cardiovascular procedures. The
TMVR workflow provides a streamlined, easy-to-use clinical workflow for
planning complex procedures to correct mitral regurgitation, a disease
affecting nearly one in 10 people age 75 and older.

“We believe in the power of our mission to create a better and healthier
world,” said Bryan Crutchfield, vice president and general manager of
Materialise North America. “We work very closely with teams at our
partner hospitals and medical device companies to identify areas where
3D planning and printing can improve their ability to plan procedures.
With the FDA clearance of Mimics Enlight, we are expanding the 3D
toolkit for cardiologists working to treat patients with complex
cardiovascular issues, starting with mitral valve replacement.”

Each mitral valve replacement differs due to a patient’s unique anatomy,
making procedural planning crucial to the successful implantation of
TMVR devices. Accurate measurements during planning are vital for
predicting patients’ risk for left ventricle outflow track (LVOT)
obstruction, a complication resulting in obstruction of blood flow out
of the left ventricle to the rest of the body.

“Materialise has a wealth of medical technology and experience built
throughout two decades of development and implementation of the Mimics
Innovation Suite,” said Brigitte de Vet-Veithen, vice president of
Materialise Medical. “That expertise in delivering patient-specific
solutions serves as the foundation for Mimics Enlight Mitral’s ability
to consistently view and measure each patient’s complex mitral valve
anatomy. Using a 3D model created in Mimics Enlight Mitral improves
physicians’ ability to understand and plan procedures before entering
the cath lab and gives them the reliable measurements critical to
successful implantation of TMVR devices in highly diseased hearts.”

Leveraging Materialise’s expertise in creating accurate patient-specific
3D anatomical models, Mimics Enlight Mitral gives clinicians accurate 3D
models for consistency in taking measurements like Neo-LVOT to screen
patients for TMVR therapy, plan procedures and determine the appropriate
size and positioning of TMVR devices.

Materialise, a leader in software solutions and 3D printing services in
the medical and industrial markets, helps medical professionals improve
procedural planning and communications through innovative 3D solutions.
With Mimics Enlight, clinicians and hospitals will be able to scale
their 3D modeling solutions for cardiovascular procedures, knowing they
are working with a trusted partner in the medical device field.

Learn more about the Mimics Enlight Software from the Materialise
medical team at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies TVT2019 – Structural
Heart Summit in Chicago June 13-15, 2019.

About Materialise
Materialise incorporates nearly three
decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and
3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D
printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable
players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare,
automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build
innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better
and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide,
Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the
industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.
For additional information, please visit:

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Cambodia Junior National Canoe Team Members to Visit Japan as Part of Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sixteen members of the Cambodia junior national canoe team are scheduled to visit Japan from September 17–25 as part of the Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019 promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

We invite the group to enjoy canoe-related tours and lectures in Tokyo, and then to visit Ishikawa Prefecture to participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament, joint practice with the Japan national team, a social gathering with high school students, and other activities, all in an effort to promote personal exchange between Japan and Cambodia through sports. Our aims with these activities are to effectively share the appeals of Japan and to further promote the future development of the sports industry in Cambodia and friendly relations between Cambodia and Japan.

We hope that participants in this program will proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to Cambodia.

For reference: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatchees take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Tuesday, September 17

Arrive in Japan, orientation, lecture by the Japan Canoe Federation, etc.

Wednesday, September 18

Tour Sea Forest Waterway, etc.

Thursday, September 19

Travel to Ishikawa Prefecture

Courtesy visit to the Komatsu City Office

Joint practice with the Japan national team

Friday, September 20

Visit Komatsu Ltd.

Social gathering

Saturday, September 21–Monday, September 23

Participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament

Tuesday, September 24

Travel to Tokyo

Presentation of outcomes, etc.

Wednesday, September 25

Depart Japan


Inquiries about the program

JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + East Timor Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department

Contact: Junji Mise (Mr.), Yutaka Shintani (Mr.)

TEL: +81-3-6737-9447

Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)


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CommerceWest Bank Supported Caterina’s Club and Provided Warm Meals, Affordable Housing, and Job Training Assistance to Low-Income Families

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) supported Caterina’s Club and provided warm meals, affordable housing and job training assistance to low-income families throughout Southern California. Caterina’s Club “Feeding Kids in America” program feeds over 25,025 children a week. The “Welcome Home” program provides qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.

Chef Bruno Serato commented, “It’s time to stop talking about it and do something about it.” He continued, “Thank you all so much for supporting Caterina’s Club, the children, and families we serve. This year’s gala wouldn’t be a success without grand supporters such as CommerceWest Bank. Thank you!”

Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, stated, “A lot of families take for granted how meaningful it is to sit down and have a nightly dinner. It is disheartening to think of, especially when thousands of children in our community go to bed hungry, without an adequate roof over their head.” He continued, “We are excited to be able to help Chef Bruno Serato provide warm meals and affordable housing to underprivileged children and low-income families in our community.”

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California. The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and cash management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”


Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO

Work Phone: 949-474-5278 (Media Only)

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Cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to modernize the kitchen and increase property value.

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CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen renovations have one of the highest returns on investment compared to other home renovations. A modern, updated kitchen will add value to a property and make it more attractive to buyers. The largest financial component of a kitchen renovation is the cabinetry.

“Homeowners can experience huge savings on their kitchen renovation when they choose cabinet painting over a full cabinet replacement,” said Chris White of New Look Cabinets in Calgary. “Cabinet painting can make the kitchen look like new, at a fraction of the cost.”

The best advice is to hire Calgary cabinet painters for this project, but homeowners can attempt to DIY cabinet painting. Here are some instructions on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

  1. Choose paint: Choose a paint that will best adhere to your cabinet material and give lasting durability. You should also consider what paint colour will best suit your home’s overall design and your personal taste.
  2. Prepare the kitchen: Before starting, remove everything from the kitchen and cabinets that might get in the way.
  3. Remove cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware: Take everything off the cabinet boxes and label it for easy reassembly.
  4. Clean and sand the surfaces: Wipe down all surfaces with a grease-removing cleaner. Then lightly sand all doors, drawer fronts and side panels. Remember to wipe off the dust afterwards.
  5. Prime and paint the cabinets: You can choose to paint them using a brush, compressor and paint gun, or have them painted by Calgary cabinet painters in a professional spray shop. Be sure to apply a primer and allow it to completely dry before putting on the top coat.

Homeowners should be aware that cabinet painting is a time consuming, detail-oriented job. If you are not comfortable with your ability, or you do not have enough time to complete the job properly, you should consider hiring professional cabinet painters.

“We have the experience, skills and equipment to get the job done efficiently and with seamless, professional results,” said White. “If you can’t commit the time, it is well worth the money to have your kitchen cabinets painted by a professional company.”

New Look Cabinets & Interiors is a RenovationFind Certified Painting Company in Calgary. They specialize in interior painting, as well as cabinet painting, cabinet refinishing and furniture refinishing. They offer superior workmanship, excellent customer service and are passionate about every project they work on. For more information, or for help with your next paint job, visit


Chris White


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