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The Lustgarten Foundation Awards Six Research Centers With Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding

Foundation Expects to Double 2009 Grant Awards to Nearly $4 Million BETHPAGE, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research, today announced its first round of 2009 grants, totaling $1.6 million awar...

Five Cord Blood Transplant Centers in Catalonia and Valencia Join a Study to Test a New Technique to Treat Leukemia and Lymphoma

JERUSALEM, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture announced today that five prestigious cord blood transplantations centers in Spain, three in Barcelona and two in Valencia, have joined the Excel study. Participating clinical sites include, in alphabetical order: ...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another 4 years

Following a successful second funding period, the first three DFG Research Centres will again be extended and will continue for another four years. This decision was made by the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) at its spring session in Bonn. ...

Truman Medical Centers Becomes One of the First Hospitals in the U.S. To Install the World's First Adaptive 128-slice CT Scanner

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Truman Medical Centers (TMC) became one of the first hospitals in the United States to install the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 128 slice CT scanner this week. The 128-slice CT scanner is a highly adaptive scanner, providing exceptional image quality ...

Repair Stem Cell Institute Announces Industry's First Standards of Excellence for Global Stem Cell Treatment Centers to Protect Patients from Less-than-Competent Therapeutics

DALLAS, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To protect potential patients from being unwitting victims in the proliferation of less than competent therapeutics, the Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC (RSCI) ( http://www.RepairStemCells.org ) and its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) today announced the establis...

American Laser Centers Opens Three Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Clinics

Laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, VelaShape and three new clinics available to Minneapolis area beauty seekers MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser Centers, http://www.americanlaser.com, the largest provider of laser hair removal and other noninvasive aesthet...

NeoStem Forges Ahead in Its Plan to Open Adult Stem Cell Collection Centers in Key Locations that Can Serve as Hubs to Service Clients Nationwide

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (Amex: NBS ) announced today that the new Southern Florida stem cell collection center located in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami, is targeted to open in September. The center is being opened pursuant to an agreement with CelVida LLC. W...

A Statement From Larry Corey, MD, of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Regarding the New HIV Infection Statistics Released Today by the Centers for Disease Control

SEATTLE, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "The federal government's ability to more exactly measure the number of new HIV infections in the United States annually is a great statistical tool -- but that is all that it is. I interpret the new numbers this way: They remind us that HIV/AIDS continues to be...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery Used to Treat Lung Tumors at 90 Percent of Centers Worldwide

More Than 5,000 Lung Cancer Patients Treated With CyberKnife System to Date SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that approximately 90 percent of CyberKnife centers worldwide are...

CSC Continues Support of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Through New Task Order

CSC Expands Development and Support of National Electronic Disease Surveillance System EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC ) announced today that it has been awarded a task order from the Centers for Disea...

STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL Designated as a New Technology Intraocular Lens by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MONROVIA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that the Afinity Collamer(R) Aspheric foldable intraocular lens (IOL) Model CQ2015A has been d...

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and National Association Name Area Hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers

Three Hospitals in Western Pennsylvania Earn Designation PITTSBURGH, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has named Allegheny General Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and UPMC Passavant as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers. Complex and rar...

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Signs Vaccine Storage and Distribution Contract with Sentry Logistic Solutions

Sentry to Store and Distribute 500,000 Doses of the CDC's National Strategic Reserve of the Influenza Virus Vaccine INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentry Logistic Solutions announced today that The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) signed a contract to outsour...

New Cardiology Software Helps Heart Centers Manage for Optimal Clinical Performance

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- LUMEDX Corporation, the market leader in providing fully integrated cardiovascular information and imaging solutions, introduces CardioManager Performance Management System(TM), cardiology software that translates complex data -- clinical, operational, ...

Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd. Announces that Plaza Centers Has Entered into a Joint Venture Partnership to Develop Residential and Office Projects in Romania

TEL-AVIV, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd. (TASE, Nasdaq: EMITF) ("EMI" or the "Company") announced today that its subsidiary, Plaza Centers N.V. (LSE: PLAZ) ("Plaza"), a leading Central and Eastern European ("CEE") and in India emerging markets property developer, ...

DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

Washington, DC In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) located at uni...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. Partners With Biomedical Synergies to Offer Advanced Tissue Tracking Solutions for Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Proven human tissue/implant tracking solution now available internationally DENVER, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, and Biomedical Synergies, Inc. (...

NSF awards 14 materials research science and engineering centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces 14 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) awarded as a result of the 2008 MRSEC competition (solicitation NSF 07-563). MRSECs support outstanding multi- and inter-disciplinary materials research and education addressing funda...

Finesse Solutions Expands by Opening Sales and Service Centers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Finesse Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the opening of its new sales and service center in Northborough, MA, in order to support its east coast customer base. Addi...

Having two biomedical tech centers in Wisconsin will help the state

Milwaukee Examine the techno-geography of other states across the Midwest, and you'll find they're generally "bipolar." No, that's not a psychiatric diagnosis, but instead a reflection on the fact that most successful states have one or more tech centers. Minnesota has the Twin Cities of M...

Berbee Data Centers complete audit, certification

Madison, Wis. - Berbee Information Networks Corp. has completed an SAS 70 Type II Audit and a SysTrust Certification, the company announced on Monday. The SAS 70 Type IIauditand the SysTrust Certification are industry-standard accounting benchmarks, formulated by the American Institute of Ce...

Applied Technology Centers to aid printing and manufacturing

These days, every company is a technology business, especially manufacturers and printers, and help for them is on the way in the form of Applied Technology Centers now under construction at Milwaukee Area Technical College South Campus and at Waukesha County Technical College . Both faciliti...

Call centers and customer service: The good, the bad, and the clueless

We always hear about how everyone is implementing best practices at their organization and how they have the greatest customer service center for their product or service. Let's just cut through the rah-rah self-promotion and hype. The truth is, some are very good and some still can't put it all ...

Novavax Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...atch of the company's VLP vaccine candidate against this virus within 11 weeks of receiving the genetic sequence of the pandemic virus strain from the centers of Disease Control. "Our progress since the first quarter has been transformational," said Novavax Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rahul Si...

NeurogesX Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ng, NeurogesX continued with certain U.S. pre-commercialization activities for Qutenza during the second quarter of 2009, including a meeting with the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss U.S. reimbursement. The Company is also evaluating metrics to help size its own U.S. specialty sal...

One of the Nation's Leading Analytical Testing Laboratories is Now Easier to Access -- Pace Analytical Launches New Web Site to Showcase Its Three Business Divisions

... Services, Inc. Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is a full-service sampling and analytical testing firm operating a network of laboratories and service centers nationwide. Pace provides analytical testing, field sampling services, pharmaceutical and medical device testing, and onsite laboratory operation and ...

PharmatrophiX, Initially Funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Announces Exclusive Global Collaboration with Elan

...pert reviews and recommendations to advance their programs. We granted more than $35M to fund over 240 Alzheimer's drug discovery programs in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 12 countries. ...

Exciton Technologies receives FDA approval to market exSALT(TM)

...is rapidly growing by 25% annually and is expected to grow to $750 million by 2015 due to the natural therapeutic benefits of silver. According to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital-acquired infections in the United States alone cost up to $30 billion a year. Exciton's silver-based prod...

Knighted Adds Industry Pioneer and Entrepreneur to Senior Management Team

...tics and distribution solutions capable of handling a wide range of business scenarios, from a single warehouse to complex multi-facility distribution centers since 1995. Knighted develops world class software and implements turnkey solutions from its corporate offices located in scenic Ossining New York, j...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Provides Clinical Studies Update

... of Research and Development, through a collaboration of colleagues at Emory University's Vaccine Center, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and GeoVax. GeoVax's AIDS vaccines have moved forward in human clinical trials conducted by the HIV Va...

Ceregene Receives Additional Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Expand Long-Term Testing of CERE-120 Patients

...nt of 58 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease in October 2007. Patients in the Phase 2 trial were enrolled across nine leading academic medical centers in the United States, with two thirds of patients receiving CERE-120 and one third enrolled into a control group. Patients received a single administr...

The Foundation for National Institutes of Health Announces Unprecedented Product Donation by sanofi-aventis in the U.S.

...s. The Foundation's Web site address is http://www.fnih.org . The NIH - The Nation's Medical Research Agency - includes 27 Institutes and centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinica...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Radezolid in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

... day for seven to 10 days. It also evaluated the safety and tolerability of the three doses. The study enrolled approximately 160 patients at 40 study centers across the U.S., Canada, and Russia. The primary efficacy endpoint was clinical response at the test of cure (TOC) visit for the clinically evaluable ...

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Acquires Exclusive License to Novel Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Technology From Stanford University

... About Hepatitis C Virus Infections from HCV have reached pandemic proportions, affecting over 150 million people worldwide. According to the centers for Disease Control (CDC), 3.9 million Americans have been exposed to HCV, resulting in 2.7 million cases of chronic infection. Chronic HCV infection ...

DOR BioPharma Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for orBec(R) for the Treatment of Chronic Gastrointestinal GVHD

...search Center. The second trial was a 129-patient pivotal Phase 3 multi-center clinical trial conducted at 16 leading bone marrow/stem cell transplant centers in the United States and France. Although orBec(R) did not achieve statistical significance in the primary endpoint of its pivotal trial, namely medi...

National Institutes of Health Chooses Web of Science(R) to Power electronic Scientific Portfolio Assistant (eSPA)

... About National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- The Nation's Medical Research Agency -- includes 27 Institutes and centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical...

U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International

...tput pump designed to be implanted in the chest. HeartWare has completed an international clinical trial for the device involving five investigational centers in Europe and Australia. The device is currently the subject of a 150-patient clinical trial in the United States for a bridge-to-transplantation indi...

Ricardo Launches Consortium to Evaluate Lubricant Challenges of Future Low Carbon Engine Technologies

...luation of all available technologies to identify the most cost-effective strategies to accomplish fuel economy and CO2 goals. With technical centers and offices throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Ricardo provides engineering expertise ranging from vehicle systems integration, controls & elec...

Cardium Provides Update on Phase 2b Excellarate Clinical Study and Plans for Additional Tissue Repair Applications

...y. "During the course of this landmark gene therapy trial, we have observed some remarkable healing responses as reported in the media by our medical centers from around the nation. We look forward to reviewing the MATRIX study's complete unblinded data set and to outlining our plans not only for this prod...

United States FDA Clears the REGEN Trial to Test Bioheart's Combination Gene and Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure Patients

...y. MyoCell SDF-1 is substantially similar to the original MyoCell composition that has been active in clinical trials since early 2001 at more than 50 centers worldwide. The patents Bioheart has acquired covering the myogenic cells and SDF-1 compositions and methods are expected to provide intellectu...
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