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Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

TEMPE, Ariz. We could soon see the potential of laser technology expand dramatically. Ways to make lasers smaller are being discovered through collaborative efforts of researchers at Arizona State University and Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The work opens up possibili...

GlaxoSmithKline Offers New Purchasing Options to Help Employers Overcome Barriers to Pandemic Stockpiling of Relenza(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today the launch of the RELENZA(R) (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder Pandemic Readiness for Employers Program (P.R.E.P.) that enables businesses two options when stockpiling RELENZA in preparation for an influenz...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

MADISON Now that Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill to promote investment in Wisconsins small start-up businesses, will the states technology sector blossom like a spring flower? Based on this law alone, dont count on it. The bills creation of tax credits for angel and early-stage investments as ...

Organizations finding ways to overcome barriers to electronic health records implementation

Madison, Wis. While Wisconsin may be ahead of the curve in implementation of healthcare technologies, there's a long way to go before full use of electronic health records is common across the United States. Despite the recognized quality improvements and long-term cost savings, implementatio...

UW System must remove barriers to innovation

In a recent column for the Wisconsin Technology Network , Gov. Jim Doyle wrote about the role of the University of Wisconsin System fueling our state's economy. The governor missed the mark. There is no doubt that the UW System is one of the best in the country. In order to remain on top,...

Privacy, trust still the biggest barriers to electronic record sharing

Madison, Wis. - Is America rushing into the adoption of electronic medical records and patient data exchange without enough concern for data security? The question has been raised on many fronts, including the Congress, where some bills seek to provide incentives to encourage the adoption of i...

DHC 2007: Barriers to electronic data exchange include the law

Madison, Wis . - The state's mental health statues will have to be updated to accommodate electronic patient data exchange, according to Madison area health technologists. Patient data exchange was addressed in two sessions at Digital Healthcare Conference 2007 , including one that posed the q...

Doyle asks health professionals to overcome barriers

Madison, Wis. Jim Doyle told a gathering of health professionals attending the eHealth Summit that he wants to be the governor of the first state to have a fully integrated electronic medical records system, but he'll need their help to overcome barriers. Speaking before a group of healthcare...

Doctor using new media to break down barriers

Madison, Wis . - As any gaming guru will tell you, using technology to foster relationship building is hardly a new idea. For the medical profession, however, it might represent a revolution. Fred Kron probably has never been identified as a revolutionary, but he might be in the process of beco...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...e is able to obtain, maintain and enforce patents and other intellectual property; (v) risks related to significant regulatory, supply and competitive barriers to entry; (vi) risks related to the uncertain, lengthy and expensive clinical development and regulatory process, including having no unexpected safet...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

...lm while the fullerene channels should ideally all reach the top, so that electricity can flow in the correct direction out of the device. However, if barriers of fullerenes form between the polymers and the bottom edge of the film, the cell's efficiency will be reduced. By applying X-ray absorption measur...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation Partner to Develop Cell Lines to Advance Research

...hat the three most used existing WM cell lines may not accurately represent the disease. "Numerous scientists studying WM report that one of the barriers to finding a cure is the lack of a standardized WM cell line," said LLS Chief Scientific Officer Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. "Together, LLS and IWMF are...

BIO Ventures for Global Health Announces Management Changes

...n, is harnessing the resources of the biotechnology industry to create new medicines for infectious diseases of the developing world. BVGH breaks down barriers that hinder industry initiatives in global health product development. We foster collaboration among stakeholders in industry, philanthropy, academia,...

Novo Nordisk Convenes Policy and Clinical Experts at Diabetes Media Summit

... Panel Addresses barriers to Care and the Threatening Impact of Diabetes in America WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A distinguished panel of clinical and pol...

A breakthrough toward industrial production of fluorescent nanodiamonds

...ond microcrystals, which are less prone to amorphization and vacancy loss, would provide a more industrially scalable route. However, in this case two barriers have to be surmounted the difficulties of irradiating large amounts of material and converting microdiamonds into nanocrystals while keeping both flu...

Americas on the Waterway Supports US Oncology Foundation

... . About US Oncology Foundation Founded in September 2008, the US Oncology Foundation advances cancer care in local communities by removing barriers to prevention, education, early detection, treatment and survivorship. By working with other foundations and community organizations, the US Oncology ...

goBalto Partners with Maya Clinicals to Expand Its List of Investigator Sites

...a Clinicals Maya Clinicals is a biotechnology contract research company dedicated to accelerating the new drug development processes and reducing the barriers to new therapeutics development. Maya Clinicals offers comprehensive customer solutions to address the entire clinical trials process from initial IND...

Roche Announces Long-Term Commitment to Tackle Growing Epidemic of Diabetes

...l Director Dr. Andreas Stuhr. "Our Behavior Change program helps healthcare professionals address things like diabetes burnout and other psychological barriers to effective self-care. In addition, we have devised unique and powerful tools to help patients discover that change is worthwhile and achievable." ...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

...with Alzheimer's." A majority of respondents supported an Alzheimer's screening test and thought the government should do more to ensure access. barriers to appropriate care include cost as well as the perception that quality of care is influenced by race. "We must continue our work to reduce heal...

InterMune Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...e is able to obtain, maintain and enforce patents and other intellectual property; (v) risks related to significant regulatory, supply and competitive barriers to entry; (vi) risks related to the uncertain, lengthy and expensive clinical development and regulatory process, including having no unexpected safet...

Frost & Sullivan: Female Cancer Patients More Willing to Use Implantable Infusion Pumps Than Males

... Physicians, nurses and patients provided insight on factors such as perception, usage, reconstitution, home vs. office administration parameters, and barriers of leading drug delivery types, providing insight and feedback to cancer treatment developers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081...

China Bio Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Record 2008 Financial Results

...bution license and are one of only three companies in Shaanxi licensed to distribute both finished and heavy oil, two factors which create significant barriers to entry and strong competitive advantages. Due to our geographic location and long-established supplier relationships we are able to consistently exe...

Forward-Thinking Patient Recruitment Company Poised to Create Bridges Between Japanese Clinical R&D Industry and Global Clinical Trial Marketplace

... have established operations there. "Osaka seemed the ideal place to establish the operational base for our building of bridges -- between recruitment barriers and enrollment solutions, and between cultures and business practices," said Jeremy Buchman, who will head up the Osaka office. "And, it is an optimal...

Gore PharmBIO Products Opens New Facility with State-of-the-Art-Cleanroom Facility Built to Support Demand for Growing STA-PURE(TM) Product Line

...s designed to be more efficient and to improve process flow and segregation. The facility also features different pressure control zones and physical barriers minimizing product cross-contamination. The cleanroom incorporates the latest in technology in high-efficiency, low power consumption fan filter...

Magellan to Receive Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Product Innovation Award; Three-Minute LeadCare(R) II Test Identifies Children with Lead Poisoning

...entify and remediate the source of exposure. Unfortunately, despite its proven success in improving health outcomes, across the nation there are still barriers to widespread use of LeadCare II -- from the lack of Medicaid reimbursement to outdated regulations. We continue to work with local, state, and federa...

FasterCures Rewards Two InnoCentive Solvers for Innovative Ideas to Accelerate Medical Research

...y, as well as completing many problem-solving consultancy projects was key to addressing this Challenge. In addition, I have a passion for seeing the barriers to healthcare innovation reduced, so responding to this Challenge was simply fun! Being part of the solution to a problem like this is its own reward...

Robust Annual Growth Through 2012 in the Age-Related Macular Degeneration Market Will Be Driven by Expanding Use of Lucentis in Europe

...er Lucentis less frequently (as needed) than its approved monthly dosing --which is the dosing used in clinical trials -- emerging therapies face high barriers in providing convincing evidence for dosing improvements over Lucentis. Additionally, although experts have considered Regeneron/Bayer's afliber...

InterMune Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...e is able to obtain, maintain and enforce patents and other intellectual property; (v) risks related to significant regulatory, supply and competitive barriers to entry; (vi) risks related to the uncertain, lengthy and expensive clinical development and regulatory process, including having no unexpected safet...

Cell Therapeutics Exercises Its Option to Sell Interest in Zevalin Joint Venture to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals for $18 Million

... indolent NHL data to the FDA for potential label expansion in the front line consolidation setting. With the progress we made in removing many of the barriers that prevent its more widespread use, we are confident Spectrum will be able to ultimately make Zevalin a commercially attractive product." At th...

The Biggest Names in the Field of Personalized Medicine to Speak at Arrowhead's Upcoming 2009 Personalized Medicine Conference

...D, MBA, a Senior Fellow at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions on the issue of ROI in targeted therapies. Specifically, Dr. Dhar will discuss the barriers facing developers of personalized medicine as well as the benefits of adopting personalized medicine. Twenty five other speakers will be on hand t...

Accidental discovery has potential for new applications in packaging

...mance of the application, such as in food and medicine packaging. Yet there are emerging technologies, such as flexible electronic displays, where the barriers of current polymers are not sufficient to meet the needs of the application. ...

New Greenline Tea FASTRACK Solves Cold-Flow Issues

...ess will remove sterol glucosides, monoglycerides, sulfur and phosphorus with minimal impact on product yield. "We want to remove any technical barriers to biodiesel adoption; our vision is to make biodiesel accessible anywhere in the world. All of our technologies and processes have been developed to...

Stanford writes in world's smallest letters

...efore "nano" became a household word. During a now-legendary talk in 1959, the remarkable physicist Richard Feynman argued that there were no physical barriers preventing machines and circuitry from being shrunk drastically. He called his talk "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom." Feynman offered a $1,00...

Adoption of Personalized Medicine May Yield Significant ROI; Time to Achieve Benefit Varies Among U.S. Health Care Stakeholders, According to Deloitte Report

...cess to capital to stimulate increased R&D to how to justify coverage by health plans often pressured for short-term savings." Assessing the barriers and incentives for advancing the adoption of personalized medicine, the Deloitte report, "The ROI for Targeted Therapies: A Strategic Perspective," pr...

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services

...neous broadcast of a fundraising special aimed at rallying the public around the goal of defeating cancer. SU2C's "Dream Team" approach will eliminate barriers that often inhibit creativity and collaboration in cancer research, by enabling the best and brightest scientists from leading institutions across the...

Jubilant and BioLeap Announce New Partnership in Drug Discovery

...limitations of library screening, thereby reducing the time and cost of traditional screening methods. Many current screening programs have hit barriers with regards to finding small molecule candidates for viable validated targets because of limitations in chemical diversity. BioLeap's technology pro...

Technique for Creating Authentic Rat Embryonic Stem Cells Published in Cell

... disease using rats have been hindered by the lack of sophisticated, precision genetic engineering, such as that achievable via ES cells in mice. Such barriers have now been overcome; by applying specific cell culture conditions, authentic rat ES cells can be made which can be precision engineered and then us...

Probiotic Delivery Technology Awarded Third International Patent

...ly feasible in the nutritional supplement marketplace. With BIO-tract, we have addressed this need." In the case of probiotics, three critical barriers must be overcome to fully benefit the consumer. -- Survival of these beneficial, but fragile organisms through the manufacturing pro...

WellCentive Launches New Health Information Exchange Platforms

...ompanies and other authorized parties. "The sharing and exchange of patient data within a community is often complicated and costly, and these barriers adversely affect patient care," said Paul Taylor, M.D., WellCentive co-founder, CEO and medical director. "WellCentive Gateway and WellCentive Connect...

Advanced Technologies and Wireless Telecommunications Enhance Care and Medical Training at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami

...tional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health, medical societies, government and others to overcome barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery. Established in 1993 as a non-p...
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