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Cardium Announces New Orthobiologics Product Initiative Extending Gene Activated Matrix Technology to Deliver Bone Growth Factors

SAN DIEGO, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) today announced plans to develop a DNA-based orthobiologics product portfolio based on research and development by Cardium's Tissue Repair Company that will initially focus on non-union bone fractu...

New Leadership Team at International Trachoma Initiative to Build Stronger Partnerships to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma

Priority is collaborating effectively with government and NGO partners and strengthening the supply chain for delivering Pfizer-donated Zithromax ATLANTA, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) has a new leadership team focused on creating effective col...

Expanding Indiana's Breakthroughs in Health Information Technology (Exibhit Indiana): Initiative to Advance the State's Health IT National Leadership and Assets Launched to Bring More Awareness to Sector

INDIANAPOLIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As the federal economic stimulus package moves to fund leading applications of health information technology (HIT), Indiana sits in the pole position. The Hoosier state boasts one of the strongest health IT sectors anywhere in the United States today with f...

The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative is Named Statewide Reviewer for Life Science Funding Requests Through New Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative today announced that it has been selected to review and approve applications from life science companies for micro-loans through the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund...

UH initiative will use 'Harry Potter' to conjure love for science in Houston-area schools

Hoping that science will cast a spell on local middle and high school students, a University of Houston team is starting a program that will harness the magical draw of the Harry Potter series to make technical subjects resonate in local classrooms. Funded by a nearly $3 million grant from the ...

Mylan's Matrix Selected by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and UNITAID as the Primary Supplier of Five Second-Line and Seven Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatments

PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that Matrix Laboratories Limited, its India-based subsidiary in which it holds a 71.2% controlling interest, has been selected by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) under its UNITAID-funded projects as t...

Environmental Tectonics Corporation's BioMedical Division's Hyperbaric Chambers Address U.S. President Obama's Initiative to Computerize Medical Records

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (Amex: ETC ) ("ETC" or the "Company") today announced that their BioMedical Division's Hyperbaric Chambers are equipped to satisfy the requirements of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) compilation. In a ...

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

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the comprehensive continuum of resources available to cancer patients and their caregivers -- from prevention to education, patient care to advocacy and financial support --Amgen's Breakaway from...

French Agency AMP Appoints Dr Kamel Senouci as Director of SIVAC Initiative (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees)

PARIS, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The French agency Agence de Medecine Preventive (AMP) announced today the appointment of Dr. Kamel Senouci as Program Director for the SIVAC (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees) initiative. This program aims at contributing to ...

New Initiative Focuses on Water Quality Improvement in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new initiative announced today aims to reduce nutrient and sediment movement into the United States' largest river system, the Mississippi River. Monsanto is partnering with multiple agricultural and conservation groups that are working with farmers to...

AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative to Increase Interest in the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Global Initiative Will Highlight Benefits of Scientific Breakthroughs to Human Health and Feature Lecture Events, Interactive Educational Content, and Broadcast Documentaries to the General Public STOCKHOLM, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca AB, Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB...

West Michigan's Newest Medical Device Company Receives Support from the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative and EDF Ventures

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative and EDF Ventures today announced the incorporation and financing of a new medical device company, TransCorp, Inc. TransCorp is temporarily located at the West Michigan Science & Technology offices in...

Unique New Initiative by World-Recognized Specialists in Heart Disease and Diabetes to Reduce Residual Vascular Risk Launched Today

NEW ORLEANS and LOS ANGELES, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- - Current Treatment Fails to Abolish Majority of Vascular Risk - Residual Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i) Calls for Action to Reduce the Lipid-Related Residual Vascular Risk Unaddressed by Current Standards of Care in Millions of Pat...

Media Alert From Residual Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i): 19:00 CST Sunday 9 November 2008

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, November 7 /PRNewswire/ -- - Residual Vascular Risk Reduction: The Global Call to Action - Announcement of the Launch of the Residual Risk Reduction Initiative: R3i KEY FACTS: Residual Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i) calls for action to reduce the lipid related ...

The Medicare Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative Will Spur Increased Patient Screening and Potentially Increased Antibiotic Use

Majority of Physicians are Most Concerned About Lack of Reimbursement for Vascular Catheter-Associated Infections, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and adv...

SourceSolution Announces the Launch of Its Initiative to Simplify Outsourcing Decisions for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceSolution, a leader in search technology for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that it is on target to launch a new initiative next month, which reduces the time and cost of screening contract manufacturing and research...

Cephalon Launches National Consumer Awareness Initiative on Appropriate Use of Prescription Opioid Medications

Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to Moderate First Educational Webinar: When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) announced today that it is embarking on a national educational program design...

Update: The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative Begins Work on New Compounds to Fill Early-Stage TB Drug Pipeline

U.S. National Institutes of Health, The Infectious Disease Research Institute and Eli Lilly and Company Announce Launch and Board of Advisors SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative today announced its first acquisition of compounds for further devel...

The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative Begins Work on New Compounds to Fill Early-Stage TB Drug Pipeline

U.S. National Institutes of Health, The Infectious Disease Research Institute and Eli Lilly and Company Announce Launch and Board of Advisors SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative today announced its first acquisition of compounds for further devel...

Helix BioPharma to Present L-DOS47 Research Findings at the National Research Council of Canada's Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Genomics and Health Initiative in Saskatoon, Canada

AURORA, Ontario, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix BioPharma announced today that Dr. Heman Chao, Vice President of Research at Helix BioPharma Corp., will be presenting L-DOS47 research findings at the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC) Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Genomics and ...

National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Supports Senate's Call for Physicians to Adopt Electronic Prescribing, Improving Patient Safety

CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, and the founding member of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI(TM)), today announced its fir...

Collaborative Software Initiative Addresses State Governments' Requirements for Meeting Infectious Disease Compliance

CSI and State of Utah team to deliver first open source infectious disease management system to meet CDC mandate PORTLAND, Ore., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI), the company that brings like-minded organizations together to work on collaborative so...

Governor Patrick Announces Life Sciences Initiative Victory With Organogenesis' New Headquarters

Regenerative Medicine leader to expand space and employees in Massachusetts, encompassing over 250,000 square feet for new global headquarters CANTON, Mass., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Joined by local officials and Organogenesis, Inc.'s CEO Geoff MacKay, G...

West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative Seeks Exhibitors for Annual Life Science Showcase

A Night at the Museum to be held April 17, 2008 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative (WMSTI) is accepting exhibitor applications from life science companies for the fourth annual Life Science Business Showcase, Night at the ...

National Nanotechnology Initiative releases its fiscal year 2009 budget and highlights

February 14, 2008, 10 a.m.A summary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Fiscal Year 2009 Budget was released today by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology. The report is a supplem...

ActivBiotics Completes Sale of Fixed Assets; Expands Due Diligence Initiative for the Sale of Intellectual Property, Including Drug Product Candidates

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., CPA, the Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors of ActivBiotics, today announced the completion the sale of the Company's fixed assets for in excess of $300,000 through an auction on January 24th. In addition, due to the high ...

Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative Launched to Target Animal and Public Health Threats Nationally

OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority has launched a $2.5 million initiative to bring together researchers nationwide to create products that protect Americans from the intentional use of animal-borne diseases to disrupt the national economy or to inf...

Israel's Ministry of Communications, 012 Smile.Communications, Intel and Alvarion Join in Launching WiMAX Initiative for Sderot, a City in the Western Negev

The Initiative, Based on Advanced WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology, Will Provide Free Internet Access to Kindergartens, Elementary Schools and the Sapir Community College PETACH TIKVA, Israel, January 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 012 Smile.Communications (NASDAQ: SMLC )...

National Nanotechnology Initiative releases new strategic plan

A new strategic plan for the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Councils Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechno...

Medicsight Welcomes U.S. Initiative to Reimburse CT Colonography for Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (Amex: MGT ), and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software which assists in the early detection of disease, welcomes the initiat...

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Halts Contract Negotiations With Peregrine Pharmaceuticals as It Suffers $100 Million Cut in FY 2008 Budget for Its Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative (TMTI) Program

- Agency Confirms Its Continuing Interest in Peregrine's Anti-PS Technology for Biodefense Applications - TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM ), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antib...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Outlines Strategy and Productivity Transformation Initiative During Update to Investment Community

* Expects Productivity Transformation Initiative to Generate Pre-Tax Cost Savings and Avoidance of Approximately $1.5 Billion by 2010 and Incur Associated Pre-Tax Costs of $900 Million to $1.1 Billion - Reducing Total Headcount by 10% * Announces 11% Increase in ...

eHealth Initiative Foundation Launches Collaborative Research Effort to Improve Drug Safety

Multi-stakeholder initiative will use health information technology to accelerate the timeliness and effectiveness of drug safety efforts across the U.S. WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non-profit eHealth Initiative Foundation (eHI) announced today the formation of an in...

WHO Introduces the Helminth Drug Initiative With Special Supplement in the Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery

LONDON, October 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Helminth infections are responsible for a huge health burden on developing country populations, and the number of drugs available to treat them is incredibly limited. The paucity of products in development for helminth diseases has necessitated a focused ini...

Quest Diagnostics Joins National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI)

Collaboration Expected to Drive Physician Adoption of Patient-Safety Technology eRx NOW(TM) Functionality Expanded to Include Quest Diagnostics Care360(TM) Physician Portal Lab Order and Results Capabilities LYNDHURST, N.J. and CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswi...

International Atomic Energy Agency and National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch Major Initiative to Improve Cancer Prevention and Treatments in Developing Countries

VIENNA, Austria and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that the two organizations have joined forces to establish the PACT Fund at NFCR. This special fund will suppo...

New Initiative Has Shocking Effect: Thousands of Missourians with Abnormal Chromosome Structures Are Not Human

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures revealed today a consequence of the deceptive and far- reaching initiative petition filed last week by opponents of embryonic stem cell research: It is so poorly worded and scientifically unsound that it woul...

Baxter to Launch GARDian(TM), a Groundbreaking Initiative That Helps Provide Continued Access to GAMMAGARD for Current Patients

Program will build on other successful GAMMAGARD LIQUID and GAMMAGARD S/D [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] patient programs pioneered by Baxter DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) today announced that it will launch GARDian, an innova...

FRC Applauds New Ballot Initiative for Cures Without Cloning

Missourians Introduce New Ballot Initiative to Pursue Cures for Patients, without involving controversial Human Cloning WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a new grassroots ballot initiative was launched in Missouri to ensure that taxpayer funds support cures for p...

Research Triangle Area Health Care Collaborative Launches Bridges to Excellence(R) Initiative to Improve Quality and Lower Costs

Physician Practices Encouraged to Apply for Incentive Program RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2008, physicians in and around the Research Triangle Area (RTA) who provide top-quality care will receive compensation for quality thanks to the RTA Health Care Collaborative,...
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