Three Multi-Million-Dollar Fitness Clubs Open in Brisbane

This picture was taken just after $3M renovations finished at GO Health Clubs Rothwell

GO Health Clubs, Arena Fitness MMA and Yogabox offer their services under the one roof.

BRISBANE, QLD, AUSTRALIA, November 7, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Gym Giant GO Health Clubs have developed three multi-million-dollar Superclubs in Brisbane, spending over $7 million dollars in club upgrades and equipment over the last twelve months.

The newest Superclub in Rothwell recently completed renovations totalling $3 Million Dollars. The facility also added two new brands under its umbrella, activating its Superclub status.

The new Superclubs in Brisbane house three fitness brands; GO Health Clubs, Yogabox and Arena Fitness MMA. The Superclubs are in the Brisbane suburbs of Carindale, Rothwell and Springwood.

Through member feedback, GO Health Clubs found that many members held multiple memberships to other brands, specialising in boutique training like yoga, HIIT and MMA. Some of these additional memberships were adding up at $80 to $120 per week.

These findings prompted the GO Group to introduce a $35 Superclub Membership that gives members access to traditional gym facilities and group fitness classes, as well as coach-led MMA HIIT training and Hot Yoga classes.

GO Health Clubs have more than 25,000 current members, with many already taking advantage of the Superclub Membership. Since the upgrade to Superclub status new membership sales have increased by 15% and the average yield of new members has increased by 40%.

The most successful Superclub conversion to date was the $3.5 Million Dollar upgrade to GO Health Clubs Springwood. The club was handed to the landlord by a National big box operator and GO took it over with just over 700 members. In approximately 12 months, the Superclub has grown to 4,700 members. The GO group expects it to become Queensland’s biggest club by the end of 2017.

Managing Director of GO Health Clubs Niki Dean believes that the Australian Fitness Industry is primed for the Superclub concept, stating “We are essentially leveraging off the massive growth of the boutique training space.”

“Now our members can access multiple brands for just $35 per week if they want various training options,” Dean said.

“We have spent a couple of years developing the Yogabox and Arena Fitness MMA brands, and now the programming behind it is nationally accredited with Fitness Australia.”

“We’re attracting a new group of consumers that see the benefits of specialised training and we’re offering them a lower price tag under one roof, as opposed to multiple memberships at a spread of locations.”

For more information contact:
Helen Thompson – Marketing Manager

E: hthompson@gohealthclubs.com.au
PH: 0414 439 120 | WEB: www.gohealthclubs.com.au

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[Picture] Moreton Bay Mayor Allan Sutherland with GO Health Clubs Directors at the GO Health Clubs Rothwell Grand Re-Opening Event.
From Left: Mayor Allan Sutherland, followed by Directors Niki Dean, Sue Howard and Dan Ross.
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4 Rums to celebrate Thanksgiving

Choosing the correct rum the week of Thanks Giving is fundamental.

In this season of giving thanks, we would like to thank you for joining us on these journeys of rum..

— Forrest Cokely

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the week of Thanksgiving, TheRumLab wants to share 4 rums that will fit perfectly with that delicious food &/or joyful moments with friends & family. Each month we will shine a light on some great rums for you to add to your collection, in a season for them to shine!

Fall has fell, and the chill is setting building to the holidays. This is the time of year to be thankful, caring and sharing our hearts and time the people around us along with the one we love. A rum to sip, enjoy and share. These are four fantastic rums to fit that bill!

CLEMENT 6 Year Old
This Rhum Agricole begins as fresh sugar cane juice which is fermented, masterfully distilled, rested and then it is aged for a minimum of 6 years in a combination of virgin oak and re-charred Bourbon barrels to spectacular results. The aromas reveal smoky oak, cocoa, blossoms, spices, tea, vanilla and tropical fruits. The flavor reiterate the scents adding deeper citrus nuance and elevating the sapidity of the spice. The finish is long and lingers to display the flavor in a chewy, intricate structure

Don Q Gran Añejo
Don Q Gran Añejo is produced by the Serralles family from the stock of their best aged rum. Originally released in 1993, it is a blend of older and younger rums to harness a balance between the sweet and the dry that is harmonious. The nose reveals unripe tropical fruit (green banana), tight baking spices that back up damp dark wood and leather. The tastes follow those directions and include provocative sour notes that linger and are carried along with flavors of smoky custard or burnt sugar towards a dry finish.

Ron Abuelo XV Napolean
Ron Abuelo XV Finish Collection is a masterful series of limited edition rums that was created to highlight Ron Abuelo rum and the impact of various expressions of wood. The Napolean was finished in barrels that had previously contained cognac. The aroma shows complex oak, dried fruit, tea, and cacao. The flavors carry these aromatic delicacies to their fullest all the way across the palate to an elegant, lingering finish that is vibrant, complex and warming.

Mount Gay XO
Mount Gay Extra Old begins with aromas of bitter chocolate, candied nuts and roasted coconut meat. A smooth entry leads to toffee, baking spice, ripe plantain, baked apple, and brown bread with vanilla that resolves with a long, sensuous fade of flan, dulce de leche, and lingering dark wood and molasses. Tastes of brown sugar, spice, vanilla, nuts, and caramel merge on the palate and finish with a robust, complex layered demonstration of the flavors.

These rums are fantastic to sip and enjoy and absolutely perfect to share.

In this season of giving thanks, we would like to thank you for joining us on these journeys of rum and we hope that your hearts are filled with gratitude and your experiences are filled with great rum.

If you would like to taste some of this rums, you might consider visiting the following events:
– MidWest Rum Festival – Chicago, IL – April 8th, 2017
– California Rum Festival – San Francisco, CA – Sept 9th, 2017
– New York Rum Festival – NYC, NY – Sept 30th, 2017

Federico J. Hernandez
The Rum Lab Marketers
513-426-8813
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Tree Removal Raleigh Co new expedited business services to launch on November 15, 2016

Celebrating our new tree removal,trimming,and topping services

We think it's going to be a real hit because there is no service like ours for miles around. It is completely unique service and we know our customers have been waiting for this for a long time.

— Kelvin Dunn

RALEIGH , NC, USA, November 12, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Customers looking for the latest service at Tree Removal Raleigh will have access to a new service on November 15, 2016. Today Kelvin Dunn, principal consultant at Tree Removal Raleigh releases details of a new tree removal service development.

The new Tree Removal Raleigh website service is designed to appeal specifically to Raleigh NC local business owners and includes:

Tree removal expedited service – This service was included to get help to a local business fast. This is great news for the consumer as it can help your business get back to work without delays and red tape.

Get trees cleared fast after a storm or weather event – This was made part of the service to assist a local business in getting back to normal business activities soon. Clients who invest in the service should enjoy this because it increases any business customer base.

All new customer services – Tree Removal Raleigh made sure to make this part of the service development so it can increase return on investment. Customers of the new Tree Removal Raleigh service will likely appreciate this because it can save local business on time and new client expectations.

Kelvin Dunn, when asked about the new Tree Removal Raleigh service said:

“One of the key parts to promote a local Raleigh business owner online is a business plan that works to maximize revenue. A sound, all-encompassing online business plan that’s synchronized with a progression of smartly designed goals that will guarantee that a local business will flourish. This offer will put a business ahead of the game at lighting speed.”

This is the latest offering from Tree Removal Raleigh and Kelvin Dunn is particularly excited about this new service because this is Raleigh local business owners chance to take advantage of this great service.

Those interested in learning more about Tree Removal Raleigh and the new expedited service then do so on this website at http://www.treeremovalraleigh.co

For more information about us, please visit http://www.treeremovalraleigh.co

Kelvin Dunn
Tree Removal Raleigh Co
(919) 205-4102
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Portugal: The travel destination to get your Vitamin Sea

LONDON, UK, November 12, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Long coastlines bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, bright sunshine and crystal clear waters – this is what makes Portugal the perfect destination for some vitamin sea! From white sandy beaches to little coves and rocks, each beach has its own beauty.

The weather is great and so is the food and the wine – Portugal has everything to be a great tourist destination.

Over the years, Portugal has evolved at the international level, both at the level of tourism and culture, with an amazing coast, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean from the north until the south and the wonderful climate of the Mediterranean.

Portugal has some of the oldest borders in Europe, a great diversity of landscapes within walking distance, many leisure activities, and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and contemporaneity come together in harmony.

At portugal.discoverexplorevisit.com, the aim is to deliver the latest and most relevant news, photos, articles, and other forms of media on a daily basis. Here, the beauty of Portugal may be discovered, and visitors to the website may leave comments, start a conversation – everyone is always welcomed to share at this leading provider in everything related to Portugal.

Enjoy the rest of summer with the best beaches in the country – Discover Portugal!
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PR Officer
World Travel Group
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Startup Yunomi.life provides Japanese tea farms and other producers with global launchpad.

Ian Chun with the Kinezuka family, Japanese tea farmers

Yunomi promotes a lifestyle that is steeped in tea

With over 100 vendors providing tea and tea ware from throughout Japan, Yunomi offers the largest variety of Japanese-made tea online.

Offering consumers "a life steeped in tea", Yunomi is globalizing the Japanese tea industry by providing a small-scale producers with global launchpad platform.

By introducing the producers behind our teas, we not only help to connect producers & consumers, but we also provide the industry with hope for the future.

— Ian Chun

ODAWARA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN, November 13, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Established in 2013, Japan-based startup Yunomi (store: www.Yunomi.life, blog: www.Yunomi.us) offers tea enthusiasts in 72 countries a wide variety of the best Japanese teas and accessories available from the Japanese market. Winning Tokyo-based accelerator Open Network Lab's 9th batch Demo Day pitch event, Yunomi's effort to provide global buyers with unprecedented choice from the Japanese tea market is simultaneously providing hope for the future for over 100 small-scale producers.

Japanese tea: An industry in decline

In 1985, the Japanese census conducted every 5 years counted 202,673 tea farms in Japan. 30 years later, the census counts 20,144, a stunning 90% decline. Over the last 3 decades production efficiency has increased tremendously–consolidation of processing facilities, cultivation on a larger scale with machinery allowing for fewer workers, and on a smaller scale tea farmers taking over cultivation for their colleagues who have given up the work.

But the industry also faces a domestic market that is increasing diversifying in its beverage choices. Annual household spending on green tea is down 37% since 2001, consumption of green tea is down 28%, and average price of domestically produced tea is down 25%. In the face of such decline and considering the laborious work involved in the production of tea, each succeeding generation of tea producers has seen a consistent decrease in new workers. In combination with macro trends–Japan's urbanizing and aging population–the future of the tea production industry in Japan seems bleak.

Japanese tea: Growing popularity in the west vs inability to capitalize on demand

In the last decade, exports of Japanese green tea have grown some 377%, and matcha, a form of high grade powdered tea, has become one of the hottest new food trends globally. While this situation presents an unprecedented opportunity for the Japanese tea industry, the 4127 tons of tea exported still represents only 5% of the country's declining production. The primarily domestic tea industry faces a lack of people with the necessary language, business, marketing, and logistics skills necessary to truly take advantage of the newfound global demand.

Yunomi to the rescue

When Yunomi founder, Ian Chun (originally from Hawaii, USA), first got involved in the tea industry helping a small Kyoto-based tea farm with their overseas expansion, he was stunned at the situation facing the industry. Despite the growing interest in Japanese tea, why was the industry unable to capitalize? He discovered that the industry, with the exception of a few larger companies, was primarily dominated by small-scale operations, often family-based businesses. While the bigger players such as Ito En had the resources to expand overseas on their own, a solution was needed for small-scale operations.

Yunomi was the solution Ian came up with–an umbrella brand and platform introducing small-scale producers and global buyers to each other. The name Yunomi is the Japanese word for "drinking tea" as well as "tea cup", and the sound is a play on the English "you know me". In many ways Yunomi operates as a standard tea business, buying great teas from producers and selling them directly to consumers and small-scale tea businesses worldwide. However, dedicated to creating a global launchpad for artisanal farms and factories, Yunomi sacrifices operational efficiencies associated with consolidating suppliers, and takes a marketplace mindset toward establishing its supply network. With over 110 suppliers in its network, Yunomi becomes a launchpad allowing companies to gain more name recognition in the global marketplace.

Many of its supply partners have taken advantage of the jumpstart Yunomi provides to launch their own efforts to reach customers overseas. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, for example (founder Ian's mentor in the tea industry), has a growing export business and internship program for tea enthusiasts to experience life on the farm. For many partners though, the lack of language skill, international business experience, and knowledge of international shipping logistics and regulations is daunting. They rely on Yunomi to handle everything from customer inquiries to shipping.

"By introducing the producers behind our teas, we not only help to connect producers & consumers, but we also provide the industry with hope for the future," says founder Ian Chun. "And personally, I feel our society relies too much on systems of mass production that remove the important roles played by real people. I want our customers to have the opportunity to know the people who produce the products they consume. And I want to offer producers an opportunity to get to know their customers."

While still underutilized, Yunomi also offers a social networking function — where customers can follow and interact with each other, and where Ian one day hopes to get farmers to show communicate with tea enthusiasts through photos if the language barrier is a problem.

"We've already seen how technology can eliminate the physical distance between people. We just need to apply it to the seller-buyer relationship as well," Ian says with hope.

Ian Chun
MATCHA LATTE MEDIA KK
+81465437233
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Market Trends in Miami Beach by Yuliya Kachko ONE Sotheby's International Realty

MIAMI BEACH, FL, USA, November 11, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Miami Beach, Florida is among the well-known holiday resort locations in the United States. The city of Miami Beach, especially the South Beach region is an essential place for the real estate market in Miami, Florida. It is the actual vacation destination of the United States widely known for its prominent art deco hotels, distinct cultures, classy restaurants, cafes, white sandy seashores, palm fringes, gorgeous houses and condominiums, and a palpitating nightlife. All of which makes it a preferred location for tourists from all over the world.
Miami Beach year-round superb climate, appealing beaches, hot sun, palm tree-lined seashore fronts, elegant homes, sensational fashion zones, ideal night clubs, passionate night life, and continuous government planning has led to a favorable real estate market in Miami Beach http://www.ykrealestate.com/condos/sunny-isles-beach/. Attractive areas to reside in Miami Beach Estates are: Hibiscus, Venetian, star, Palm and La Gorge Islands. Miami Beach Real Estates sells outside of Miami and the selling price are attractive to European investors. The interest to invest in Miami Beach real estates will remain stable.
Presently, the real estate’s situation in Miami Beach has drastically changed from the former, conventional low-rise Miami Beach properties to magnificent high-rise condos, with selling prices starting from the $300,000 price range to over the $5 million mark. Miami Beach real estate’s properties on South Beach are generally in the luxurious Art Deco District, which comprises of 16 city blocks.
For buyers, searching for investment in Miami Beach real estates and Miami house properties, the current property market offers reliable opportunities for investment. To see all list of the properties visit http://www.ykrealestate.com/ . Mainly because the down turn has allowed for rate modification. this indicates that the costs of properties in Miami Beach, Florida that were steeply-priced before the economic bust are now offered at a price which the city has not seen in ages. The value of properties and residential homes in classy parts of Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach have however, remained high even in the course of the economic meltdown. Investors at the moment are showing interest in condominiums especially around Miami and Dade County region. So, the current real estate market in Miami, Florida offers the perfect chances for investors and buyers interested in trading on the Miami's ever vibrant real estate market.
The education system of Miami Beach Estate is sparingly developed and the location has a sufficient number of elementary and middle schools to cater for the educational requirements of the people. Infrastructure is quite reliable in relation to transportation and the fact that Miami Beach is a tourist destination ensures that there are minimal hitches where local transport is involved http://www.ykrealestate.com/condos/sunny-isles-beach/acqualina/. Buses and taxis and even rail dot the city and therefore traveling within the boundaries is easy. Collins Avenue remains the major artery of the city.
Since Miami is known to be a distinct city, there exists a wide array of available Miami Beach real estate options. A prospective home-buyer's choices would include areas from the ocean to the bay, and different structures from small condos to sprawling mansions. Contact The Yuliya Kachko Group for guidance as they provides you with objective reviews and can help you purchase your dream home.

Yuliya Kachko
Yuliya Kachko – ONE Sotheby's International Realty
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New Binaural Beats Meditation Program Now Available in iOS

Zen Pro Meditation Program can reduce stress, improve mood and enhance memory among others, now available for free online.

Useful app, it's helped me relax and reduced a lot of stress. I listen to the program in the morning usually, which I find sets me up for the day.

— Spencer Fleming

LOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM, November 12, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Announcing the Zen Pro Meditation Program for iOS. Now, Zen Pro may be downloaded in an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and taken anywhere. It is a meditation app that will let users listen to meditation audios that amount to a 5-month meditation program.
Zen Pro Meditation uses binaural beats technology which means using brainwave entrainment technology to create deep meditative states even for users who are just starting to learn meditation, or complete novices. With binaural beats technology, users can enjoy effortless meditation, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of the Zen Pro program.
The app itself is easy to manage and places everything the users need to access the meditation program in one screen. It allows users to create their own settings, to check for meditation notifications, to access social media pages and to download content easily.
Zen Pro Meditation is known to improve sleep, increase serotonin levels, boost creativity, elevate cognitive energy, reduce blood pressure levels and heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, improve memory, encourage deep meditation, calmness and emotional balance and reduce pain. Meditation does not require the use of drugs so it’s safe to use on a regular basis. It is suitable for younger adults and the old and for anyone looking for a safe and effective alternative stress, anxiety, insomnia and pain treatment.
The complete Zen Pro Meditation Program is for twenty weeks and is designed to prepare the brain for the benefits of binaural beats meditation. Those who are interested can start the program anytime. All they need to do is to download the app and then use it through their iOS device anywhere.
A short review from a Zen Pro Meditation app user who rated the program 5 out of 5 stars: “Useful app, it's helped me relax and reduced a lot of stress. I listen to the program in the morning usually, which I find sets me up for the day. I've had some interesting experiences already after only 5 weeks!”
Users can opt to continue with the Zen Pro Meditation Program or not, but even if they chose not to, they can keep the app and use the free audio included in the app download. The Zen Pro Meditation Program is divided into five parts which may be purchased singularly or as a package. More information about the Zen Pro Meditation app and about pricing is available through their official site zenpro.uk.
About the Zen Pro Meditation app:
The Zen Pro Meditation app achieves a level of standard at a low enough price that it has virtually earned the title of being the best value program of its kind in the marketplace. Hundreds of hours of research and work have gone into crafting the perfect binaural beats meditation program.
The Zen Pro Meditation App is a confluence of the right people with great passion working to benefit as many people as possible. Both novices and advanced users of the technology appreciate Zen Pro Meditation because it works as expected of any first rate meditation program without costing an arm and a leg.
More information about Zen Pro Meditation is found at zenpro.uk

Angus Finlayson
Zen Pro Meditation
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Zen Pro Meditation App

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MarketCloud, the next generation of online trading, to showcase at the London Summit

MarketCloud

MarketCloud

Hybrid Solutions, will be showcasing their cloud-based trading platform, MarketCloud, at the London Summit Event, taking place on 14 and 15 November, in London.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 12, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — MarketCloud, the next generation of online trading, to showcase at the London Summit

Hybrid Solutions, the developers of the award-winning VertexFX, will be showcasing their cloud-based trading platform, MarketCloud, at the London Summit Event, taking place on 14 and 15 November, at The Brewery.

MarketCloud is a certified application service provider that benefits both brokers and traders, giving them the opportunity to access the platform from anywhere and on any device.

MarketCloud enables brokers to:
• Lease the platform and profit share from trades, so avoiding expensive set-up fees
• Have access to the fully functioning VertexFX trading platform
• Securely manage the platform from anywhere and on any device

Through MarketCloud, brokers are able to easily set up a fully functional VertexFX platform on a pay-as-you-go scheme.

The platform is open to regulated brokers including FCA, CYSEC, NFA, ASIC and CRFIN and is suitable for use in Forex and global markets by dealing rooms, liquidity providers, exchanges, market makers, and brokerage firms. Additionally, brokers can lease the platform through the hosting service which eliminates the hassle of managing servers or outsourcing to multiple firms.

With many scripts added, the platform’s usability is enhanced through the vStore, which allows front and back end users to request developers to build products and download standalone apps, mobile and web apps as well as many more APIs to build a richer and a unique platform.

Akram Majed, CEO of Hybrid Solutions, said: “The London Summit the prime event for the FX industry and it proved the perfect opportunity for us to showcase MarketCloud and the other services we offer.

“We believe MarketCloud is the next generation of online trading, it is a well-developed, secure and structured platform designed specifically for the changing needs of regulated brokers.

“Since its launch, more and more brokers are seeing the benefits of a cloud-based service and the business has seen a big increase in interest in offering MarketCloud to their traders. We are receiving more and more enquiries from brokers, who are looking for a flexible, reliable, fully functional, yet secure trading platform that is affordable and easy to set up.”

The Finance Magnates London Summit will be held at The Montcalm at the Brewery, London on 14 and 15 November. Hybrid Solutions will be on Stand 99.

Sanjay Mistry
@Public Relations
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Australian apartment developers offered an exit strategy

Mortgagee Property Ltd (HK) is offering property developers an exit strategy as the Australian housing bubble bursts.

HONG KONG, CENTRAL, HK, November 14, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — With Chinese buyers starting to rescind on apartments, a Hong Kong based real estate marketing company specialising in Australian distressed real estate is offering property developers an exit strategy for unsold and settlement risk apartments (unsettled). The company is seeking distressed apartment stock to service a mammoth client list of bargain hunting property investors.

With warnings from the IMF, RBA, financial institutions and many respected economists such as Morgan Stanley, the Australian housing bubble is showing signs of collapsing and many Australian apartment developers are desperate to exit the market before the bubble bursts.

Settlement risk and apartment oversupply is compounding the lack of confidence in the Australian apartment market with property developers preparing for the worst outcome.

“Smaller mum and dad type property developers with unsold apartments that failed to settle or were never sold will become ‘Egyptian Stock’ when the property bubble bursts, that could send many property developers to his or hers financial tomb.” Said Scott O. Talbot, Australian founder of www.mortgageeproperty.com

In recent articles, off-the-plan apartment sales that fail to settle are confirmed by the Australian Taxation Office as secondhand apartments, lowering the resale price even further.

The Mortgagee Property Ltd member database holds more than 107,000 foreign and local property bargain hunters including private investors, wealthy families and companies, all of whom have registered this year to receive Australia real estate offerings under duress. Further said Scott O. Talbot

Australian property developers wishing to exit the Australian apartment market are invited to contact the Hong Kong office of Mortgagee Property Ltd.

Scott O Talbot
Mortgagee Property limited
+852 3182 7512
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Georgia Tech Alumni Team Targets Q2 2017 Introduction of Innovative Micro C™ Digital Medical Imaging Solution

Micro C used by hand surgery team

Meet the Micro C Leadership Team

Micro C™ revolutionizes medical imaging with compact digital X-ray and multi-modal camera integrating real-time, HIPPA compliant data transmission and billing

What the Micro C™ solution uniquely provides is much greater accuracy, clarity, safety, and speed and simultaneously transmits secure, real-time images, data and billing.

— Greg Kolovich MD Chief Medical Officer and Founder

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, November 11, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Orthopedic microsurgeon and Georgia Institute of Technology engineer Greg Kolovich returned to Georgia in 2015 as a practicing surgeon and a “doctorpreneur”. He invented the Micro C™, a unique medical imaging solution, inspired by a challenging reconstructive hand surgery he performed during his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kolovich knew there had to be a better way to take X-rays and photographs to guide the precise techniques used by surgeons just like him. Existing fluoroscopy equipment, the C-Arm and Mini-C Arm, are 60-year old dinosaurs – awkward and time-consuming to manipulate. The prolonged exposure to the X-rays emitted by these devices is excessive for both the patient and the medical staff. Kolovich MD/MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Founder, sums up the powerful set of benefits with, “What the Micro C™ solution uniquely provides is much greater accuracy, clarity, safety, and speed and simultaneously transmits secure, real-time images, data and billing.”

Just as he leads an experienced team in the operating room, Kolovich knew he needed an expert team to design, develop, manufacture, and market his invention, the Micro C™ imaging solution. Because the solution combines a compact and complex device with software, consumables, and service support, the leadership team’s composition would demand a unique range of expertise and experience. To enhance Kolovich’s background as a MD/MPH and Georgia Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduate, he recruited two more outstanding Georgia Tech (GT) alumni: Evan Ruff, CEO, with GT Computer Engineering and MBA degrees and Kirby Sisk, COO, with GT Mechanical Engineering and MBA degrees. Micro C operates in both Savannah and Atlanta, tapping into the business, technology, academic, and funding resources in both Georgia cities.

The team is focused on the Q2 2017 introduction with each member taking responsibility for critical milestones. As Chief Executive Officer, Evan Ruff leads the company’s business and technology functions to meet financial and regulatory objectives and to apply best practices in software and hardware engineering. While managing the growing Micro C patent portfolio, Ruff reports, “It is of utmost importance to protect our unique intellectual property, which is under continuous development by the team.” He adds, “This dovetails well with my responsibility with investor relations, as investors are keenly interested in how we are building value as we achieve each key milestone, including patent filings and awards.” Ruff rounds out his business responsibilities with managing the go-to-market strategy necessary to enter target markets with a solution that is revolutionary, not just evolutionary. The company will employ creative marketing methods to engage industry sales partners and customers in adopting the entirety of the Micro C solution: hardware, software, service, and consumables.

Kirby Sisk likes a challenge. As Chief Operating Officer, Sisk oversees the entirety of the manufacturing and quality control process. He manages the Micro C supply chain and interfaces with the hardware engineers to refine, mature and advance the manufacturing design of the device. By utilizing his extensive experience in the aerospace industry, Sisk works closely with design engineers and suppliers to constantly refine the composition of the device and its components. He explains, “We are entering new territory by developing a traditional camera with an X-ray emitter that simultaneously captures both a fluoroscopic and traditional images without the need to reset the extremity.” Sisk continues, “With past and current relationships with the people and programs at Georgia Tech, including our Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Accelerate membership spanning Atlanta and Savannah, we expect to bring both commerce and pride to the state of Georgia.” Micro C counts the Atlanta-based Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, as a key partner.

As Chief Medical Officer, Greg Kolovich leads the research and academic initiatives for Micro C. The company is submitting its first grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health with a focus on developing mobile versions for use in home health care, rural health care, and life and limb-saving medical missions in developing countries.

About Micro C™
Micro C™ is a groundbreaking medical imaging solution designed for surgeons and physicians treating disorders of the extremities that combines a compact, hand-held X-ray and digital still, video and thermal cameras, software, service and consumables. It is designed to deliver greater accuracy, clarity, safety, and speed, replacing 60-year-old X-ray and fluoroscopy equipment that is bulky, expensive and less safe. The Micro C™ solution is delivered with an ergonomically-designed hand-held fluoroscopy device and separate, book-sized image receptor. Invented by an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Chief Medical Officer and Founder Greg Kolovich MD/MPH, he has organized a leadership team of fellow Georgia Institute of Technology graduates: Evan Ruff as Chief Executive Officer and Kirby Sisk as Chief Operations Officer. The primary market for Micro C is U.S. operative facilities (outpatient and inpatient) and orthopedic practices. Orthopedic surgeries that especially can benefit from use of Micro C are hand and foot and ankle, sports medicine, and adult knee. The company’s target markets will expand after initial adoption to rural hospitals and practice offices and internationally, including its use as a primary diagnostic tool for Asian, Eurasian and South American health systems.

Learn more about Micro C online: Website, Facebook, and Twitter

Murem Sharpe
Micro C Imaging
912.247.4255
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