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On the Record / Aug. 31, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York will present the M. Dolores Denman Lady Justice Award to Erin M. Peradotto, State Supreme Court justice, Appellate Division, and the President's Award to Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul, D-Amherst, at its annual installation of officers and directors, and awards ceremony. Also, the association will install Tammy L. Riddle as the chapter's 27th president. Other officers: President-elect, Bridget M. O'Connell; treasurer, Sarah K. Ranni; and secretary, Marybeth Priore. State directors: Elizabeth B. Harned, Laura Linneball, Lisa Primerano, Jennifer Scharf and Amanda Warner. Local directors: Kara Addelman, Lenora Foote, Jessica L. Foscolo, Anne E. Joynt, Elizabeth Kraengel, Stephanie Mack and Mary Q. Wydysh. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Buffalo Zoo.

Dr. Alex A. Adjei, senior vice president of clinical research and Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, was named to the board of directors of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. He will hold this position until 2015. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is a global organization whose membership includes more than 3,000 lung cancer specialists in 80 countries. The association was founded in 1972.

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>Company items

Ensil Technical Services, Lewiston, was awarded a $30,740 federal contract for communication, detection and coherent radiation equipment, from the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga.

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $148,500 federal contract for oxygen converter overhaul kits from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $45,061 federal contract for clutch disks from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers launched its new website, www.bfnc.org, with 360 Professional Services Group. The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers is committed to providing quality human services to families and individuals in need.

CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company leasing laboratory space, equipment and resources at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Genetics & Pharmacology on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, in June presented preclinical research results from its work targeting pancreatic cancer tumors at the European Society for Medical Oncology 13th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Spain. The company's research focuses on focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, inhibitors in developing a new cancer therapy.

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>Patents

Title: "Resin bonded sorbent"

No.: 7,989,388

Inventors: Incorvia, Samuel A. (North Tonawanda); Powers, Thomas (Mayville)

Assignee: Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo)

Date issued: Aug. 2, 2011

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