Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bing Press Release - Norton Scientific Signs Up Shoko Scientific To Boost Sales In Japan - The-looser-it-s-me

http://the-looser-it-s-me.net/story/bing-press-release--norton-scientific-signs-up-shoko-scientific-to-boost-sales-in-japan 

THOROLD, ON, CANADA, September 09, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Norton Scientific continues to accelerate extending its sales distribution network across Asia. As part of this strategic objective, the Company recently inked a deal with Shoko Scientific Co Ltd of Yokohama City, Japan. Shoko have Sales Offices in Osaka, Tsukuba and Fukuoka as well as China and the US West Coast (Shoko America). They are involved with many scientific instruments including analytical products, chemical synthesis related products, purification and separation products and sample preparation equipment for liquid chromatography. Shoko is a distributor for Wyatt Technologies where the PAM Zero can act as a quick and cost effective screening tool. Bryan Webb, President of Norton said "We are very excited to add a company such as Shoko Scientific to our expanding Norton sales channels and even more encouraged they have ordered their first PAM Zero, the new protein aggregation monitor that consumes 0.0├Čl of precious sample. We expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence in the Far East. " 

Norton, based in Thorold, ON, is a leader in the development of innovative measurement tools to advance biotech and pharmaceutical research, unveiled the highly anticipated PAM Zero at PITTCON/Atlanta 2011. The PAM Zero is targeted at laboratories and universities around the world. As of June 3, 2011, Norton is traded on the Frankfurt Borse (http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/EN/index.aspx?pageID=35&ISIN=CA66869Q1037) under the symbol NT3. 

Norton's compact hand-held unit, a protein aggregation monitor, was developed to study how proteins aggregate in solution. Norton's strategy is to develop simple-to-use products that can be used by technicians, rather than analysts, and incorporated into laboratories own process control systems. Over the next few years, Norton is expecting to successfully introduce and commercialize a novel microfluidic-based analytical instrumentation line used in the expanding niche of macromolecular molar mass distributions and nano-particle sizing applications. 

The Company's new measurement systems will be used in a wide range of markets from healthcare, biomaterials and green industries to viticulture, including brewing. 

Norton Scientific designs the measurement tools necessary to advance modern-day pharma and biotech. » Bing Press Release - Norton Scientific Signs Up Shoko Scientific To Boost Sales In Japan

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Newsvine - Blogspot: NORTON SCIENTIFIC SCAM-Detection and Prevention of Clinical Research Fraud - FC2 Know | Care2 Share

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Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference
Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
Evaluation of Case History
R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program
Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention
Case Development
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Clinical Research Associates and Monitors
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Analysis: Can Canada back up tough talk on securities crimes? | Business | Reuters

http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCABRE82P13820120326Analysis: Can Canada back up tough talk on securities crimes? | Business | Reuters 


By Jennifer Kwan and Pav Jordan
(Reuters) - Lawyer John Mountain watched with frustration last year as the shares of Sino-Forest (TRE.TO: Quote) fell through the floor after short-seller Carson Block accused the China-focused forestry company of fraudulently exaggerating its assets.
It took six days before Canadian-listed Sino-Forest confirmed that regulators were probing the matter. But it was more than two months before the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), Canada's chief regulator, halted trading in the stock.
"There is a profound sense of frustration around the Sino-Forest case," said Mountain, senior vice president of legal and chief compliance officer at NEI Investments, a firm that dumped some 500,000 shares of the forestry company last summer.
In a rare nod to its critics, the OSC admitted last week to a string of shortcomings surrounding emerging-market issuers such as Sino-Forest, including the process of listing on exchanges and the roles played by underwriters and auditors.
Sino-Forest remains cease-traded as authorities continue to investigate it. Criticism of Canada's biggest regulator goes well beyond the way it handles cases such as Sino-Forest, however.
Addressing the criticism, the OSC says it has upped the ante in its fight against insider trading, boiler room operations and other securities crimes. Indeed, securities experts notice a marked difference in the level of intensity in enforcement in the past year or so, but say it's too early to tell if the agency can reinvent itself as a no-nonsense, world-class enforcer.
"The OSC is genuinely committed to raising their game, but they've got a long way to go," said securities lawyer Edward Waitzer, a former OSC chairman. "You can't create an effective enforcement team overnight. It's people; but it's experience."
Canadian authorities have struggled for years to prosecute big fraud cases. An infamous example is the decade-long Bre-X Minerals gold-mining scandal that centered on a fake gold deposit in Indonesia. Only one executive ever came to trial, and he was eventually acquitted.  Continued...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Best content in Norton Scientific Research Scam Fraud Detection | Diigo - Groups

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    Current Class Dates (subject to change):
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    Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance.

    Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference
    Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
    Evaluation of Case History
    R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program
    Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention
    Case Development
    Typical Class Attendee -
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    Contract Research Organization Auditors
    Clinical Research Associates and Monitors
    Institutional Review Board Internal Auditors
    Food and Drug Administration Investigators
    Independent Consultant Auditors
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    Class Price - $1500 (10% Southeast Regional Discount and 10% multiple persons from the same organization discounts are available)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NORTON ANTIVIRUS SCAM-Zinder Norton D Fraud in Science

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\Zinder, Norton D. "Fraud in Science, A Scientist's View," Science 83 (January/February, 1983),

\Zinder, Norton D. "Fraud in Science, A Scientist's View," Science 83 (January/February, 1983),
pp. 94-95.\

This is a review of Broad and Wade's Betrayers of the Truth. The author uses a subtitle which is
revealing: the loyalist responds to heresy not by seeing that something might be wrong, that there
may be some merit to this sort of reassessment, but by defending the ideology. Zinder has
managed to misread Broad and Wade in several places. There is sufficient misrepresentation to
mean that he read the book very selectively. "The authors continually confound science with
scientists. And the book not only fails to enlighten us on science but doesn't even begin to
provide any insight on scientific method." (p. 94)

"Thirty four cases of fraud over a 2,000 year period are documented in the book, a number
roughly comparable to the number of lawyers who went to jail for Watergate. Despite this small
number, the authors imply that scientific fraud is common. They estimate that there are 100
additional major frauds, plagiarisms, and data fabrications for each one detected..." That's not
Broad and Wade. If one wishes to criticize, one should use the more absurd figures used by them.
There is no need to fake it.

The reviewer cites the recent case of Spector, at Cornell, and suggests that the case was not really
a fraud at all. The very moment the announcement was made, there were skeptics who doubted.

The Spector case, this reviewer feels, is a poor example of fraud in science. His summary: "...the
authors took reports of scientific fraud and strung them together, claiming that their analysis
would reveal something profound about science. It doesn't. From fraud, one only learns about
fraud." (p. 95)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NORTON SCIENTIFIC ANTIVIRUS SCAM-Norton: Donald Roberts, "Scientific Fraud", and DDT

http://www.zimbio.com/Malaria/articles/9AxTR-k7-DI/Norton+Donald+Roberts+Scientific+Fraud+DDT


In this piece Roger Bate, Donald Roberts and Richard Tren accuse the UN of "Scientific Fraud against DDT". Their Accusation is based on an Opinion paper byRoberts and Tren published in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine. So let's look at their paper and see where the "Scientific Fraud" is.
Roberts and Tren's key argument is that reductions in malaria in the Americas were not the result of Global Environmental Facility interventions but were caused by increased use of antimalarial drugs. In their own words:
"However, their successes were not a result of the interventions we describe as components of the GEF project. Their successes were mostly a result of wide distributions of antimalarial drugs to suppress malaria (see Table 1). Data in the Table reveal trends of increased numbers of antimalarial pills distributed per diagnosed case and decreased numbers of cases. Equally obvious is the decreased numbers of pills distributed per diagnosed case, and increased numbers of cases in two countries (Costa Rica and Panama)."
So their argument rests on table 1. Here's table 1.
Country  pills/case  pills/case  % change in  % change             in 1990     in 2004   pills/case  in cases Mexico          235        2566         1092     -1307 Belize           21          82          390      -287 Costa Rica      653         100         -653       112 El Salvador      34       22802        67064     -8276 Guatemala        38          54          142      -144 Honduras         30          51          170      -338 Nicaragua       279        1319          473      -519 Panama          202         140         -144      1337 
The first thing that leaps out at you is that the table shows reductions of more than 100%, which is impossible. Panama cannot have experienced a decrease of 144% in pills/case. According to the two previous columns in the table there was a decrease from 202 to 140, which is a 31% reduction, not 144%. 202/140 is 144%, but it is not the case that the column contains the ratio of pill/case in 1990 divided by pills/case in 2004 (ie, is just labelled wrongly), because then the number for Guatemala would be 70%, not the 142% shown in the table. The column appears to show the bigger number divided by the smaller. That is, all the percent changes in that column are calculated incorrectly and the increases and decrease were calculated differently.

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Current Class Dates (subject to change):
Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand.  Email us atonlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course.

Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance. 
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Class Agenda/Modules -                                  Instructors Make a Difference
  • Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
  • Evaluation of Case History
  • R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program
  • Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention
  • Case Development
Typical Class Attendee -
  • Sponsor Auditors
  • Contract Research Organization Auditors
  • Clinical Research Associates and Monitors
  • Institutional Review Board Internal Auditors
  • Food and Drug Administration Investigators
  • Independent Consultant Auditors
  • Compliance Auditors
Experience Level - Advanced; CRC, CRA or Auditor position for two years, preferably with a four year medical or science degree
Class Price - $1500 (10% Southeast Regional Discount and 10% multiple persons  from the same organization discounts are available)