News from local tech firms:

  • Auto-Owners Insurance picks SAS

CARY, N.C. – In an attempt to offer more competitive prices to clients, Auto-Owners Insurance Company is using business analytics software from SAS to research product offers.

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  • Red Hat support team receives honor

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Global Support Services team at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is one of thre finalists in the HDI Team Excellence Awards.

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  • Fast-teks launches franchise in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fast-teks, a provider of IT services to businesses and indidivuals, has launched a franchise in Raleigh. It is owned and operated by George Harb.

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  • Tekelec offers new machine-to-machine service

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC) is rolling out a new machine-to-machine service for mobile phone and network providers to help them scale up M2M deployments while also analyzing service and prioritizing devices as well as applications.

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  • Metabolon certified to deliver lab tests

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Metabolon has received certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for testing on patient samples at its clinical laboratory in RTP.

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  • BDSI receives Canadian patent for drug delivery process

RALEIGH, N.C. – BioDelivery Sciences International (Nasdaq: BDSI) has received a Canadian patent for its drug delivery process that enables administration of treatments through a bioerodible mucoadhesive device placed in a patent’s cheek.

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  • Consultwebs launches social media service for lawyers

RALEIGH, N.C. –, a provider of web marketing and consulting services to law firms, has launched a social media service utilizing LinkedIn.

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