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AFFiRiS AG: 1st Place in Venture Capital & Private Equity Awards for MIG Fonds and AFFiRiS

...out the success story of AFFiRiS AG and the current award, Andreas Höfler of Alfred Wieder AG said: "We are very proud of this award. Good investment tends to not only promote advances in technology, but also to promote individuals and aims that are as visionary as they are clear. Our MIG fund managers al...

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

...hat overcome a critical gap in diabetes management," said Head of Roche Diabetes Care North America Luc Vierstraete. "Traditional diabetes management tends to focus on telling people with diabetes what to do but that, by itself, doesn't necessarily fully engage patients. Our initiative, Behavior Change th...

Independent Data Monitoring Committee Supports Continuation of Picoplatin Phase 3 SPEAR Registration Trial in Small Cell Lung Cancer

...e available from the SPEAR trial in the second half of 2009. About Small Cell Lung Cancer SCLC is the most aggressive form of lung cancer and tends to be widespread by the time of diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S. in 2008 an estimated 32,000 new cases of SCLC were ex...

ChartTrends(R): Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Dialysis Reveals Latest Trends in the Treatment of Calcium, Phosphorus and PTH

...lthough the use of Active Vitamin D is widespread, a substantial number of patients are still above the target level for iPTH. Amgen's Sensipar tends to be reserved for difficult to control patients and is initiated at a mean iPTH of 669 pg/mL, with more than one-quarter of patients being initiated ...

Nearly 70 Percent of Health Professionals Support Biotechnology's Use in Food Products

...duce blood pressure and prevent heart disease. An increased omega-3 soybean oil would provide an even richer, renewable source. Saturated fat tends to raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and therefore increase the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and strokes. While soybean oil is relatively low i...

InterMune Reports Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF

...vival rate of approximately 20%. Patients diagnosed with IPF are usually between the ages of 40 and 70, with a median age of 63 years and the disease tends to affect slightly more men than women. There are no medicines approved by the FDA or EMEA for the treatment of IPF. Webcast Details InterMu...

BioTrends Releases TreatmentTrends(TM): US Nephrology, an Ongoing Syndicated Publication Providing Insight into Physician Perceptions and Management of Renal Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

...vity were reported this quarter. In the CKD market, oral iron continues to be the first line treatment of choice over IV iron, and rationale for this tends to center around convenience, a potential advantage for Feraheme due to its perceived dosing and administration benefits. Contrary to the CKD market,...

Irvine Dermatologist Begins In-office Clinical Studies -- Nissan Pilest, MD Combines Multi-Use Botox in Laser Resurfacing Clinical Studies

...anced Wound Healing and Scar Prevention New medical use in migraine, back pain and TML Used along with fillers, Dr. Pilest finds that Botox also tends to typically prolong the effects of the dermal fillers by restricting muscle activity that drives filler component breakdown. Dr. Pilest enthuses,...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

...ing civil and humanitarian aid resources from the State Department into the military operation. In the context of stability operations, military force tends to be successful when used in support of an existing political arrangement. "The next administration, if it is serious about making the U.S. milita...

Prostate Cancer Patient in Montpellier Becomes First Cancer Patient in France Treated with Varian's RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy

...t with RapidArc. If we do this, there is less possibility for the patient to move and we reduce the chance of internal motion playing a part, as there tends to be a lot of motion in the pelvic region. Also, fast treatments reduce the possibility of inaccuracy and increase patient comfort." RapidArc...

Yongye Biotechnology Announces Record Third Quarter Results

...istributors to pay over a longer period of time than what may be usual in other industries. Consequently, the collection cycle for accounts receivable tends to take longer than in other industries. The Company has every reason to believe that its accounts receivable will be paid under the terms extended to...

Fertility Agency Sweetens Incentives to Gestational Surrogates; Finds Interest Up

...sement about its offer in the economically hard-hit city of Rockford, IL netted ARR more than 20 inquiries over two days. As with egg donors, the firm tends to see more inquiries during times of economic distress. "Being a gestational surrogate requires a very special type of person," said Robin von Hall...

Cardium Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance of InnerCool's RapidBlue(TM) Endovascular System

...at are inflated after placement in the bloodstream. Although expansion of the balloons increases their overall surface area for heat transfer, it also tends to make the catheters fairly large and rigid. In addition, they do not contain integrated temperature feedback sensors and heat transfer is limited by...

/R E P E A T -- Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces U.S. Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with K-RAS or EGFR-Activated Tumours/

...patient group. This study targets patients with either EGFR-activated tumours or K-RAS mutations. "Previous preclinical data indicates that reovirus tends to localize in the lungs, and we have seen clinical responses in metastatic lung lesions with REOLYSIN(R) as a monotherapy or in combination with pacl...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces U.S. Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with K-RAS or EGFR-Activated Tumours

...patient group. This study targets patients with either EGFR-activated tumours or K-RAS mutations. "Previous preclinical data indicates that reovirus tends to localize in the lungs, and we have seen clinical responses in metastatic lung lesions with REOLYSIN(R) as a monotherapy or in combination with pacl...

BioTrends Releases Quarterly TreatmentTrends(TM): Nephrology Report Highlighting Market Trends for Renal Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

...ephrologists continue to view Venofer and Watson's Ferrlecit as interchangeable. For those that do perceive the products to be differentiated, Venofer tends to have a perceived advantage on ease of administration in both dialysis and CKD. AMAG Pharmaceutical's Ferumoxytol could be commercially available by...

Advance brings low-cost, bright LED lighting closer to reality

...s than the gallium nitride," Sands said. "When you cool it down, the silicon does not contract as fast as the gallium nitride, and the gallium nitride tends to crack." Sands said he expects both challenges to be met by industry. "These are engineering issues, not major show stoppers," he said. "The m...

Cardium Announces InnerCool's New RapidBlue(TM) System Obtains CE Mark for Commercial Sale in Europe and UL certification

...at are inflated after placement in the bloodstream. Although expansion of the balloons increases their overall surface area for heat transfer, it also tends to make the catheters fairly large and rigid. In addition, they do not contain integrated temperature feedback sensors and heat transfer is limited by...

Bioheart, Inc. to Introduce At-Home Heart Failure Monitor for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

...exert themselves as they become tired and short of breath. As blood flow out of the heart slows, returning blood flow into the heart through the veins tends to back up. This causes congestion in tissues. Heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalizations in people over age 65. ABOUT BIOHEART, INC. Bi...

"Brave New Reality" Provides a Wide Spectrum of High Tech News and Easy Science.

...ormation access. The site affords visitors scientific know-how in at least four ways, making it stand out from a genre that, with few exceptions, tends to overwhelm with condensed information and technical terms: 1. Uses a combination of the latest science articles and informational aids. Experi...

Albany College of Pharmacy Researcher Receives $368,445 Grant from the National Institutes of Health

...t is an extremely aggressive form of cancer. Surgeons rarely operate on patients with pancreatic cancer when metastasis is taking place as the surgery tends to accelerate the spread of the cancer," said Dr. Mousa. "If we can keep the cancer cells from attaching to the platelets, we can isolate them in the ...

New Study by BioTrends Highlights Practice Management Shifts Among European Nephrologists

...mong the most important attributes, Renagel holds an advantage over Fosrenol in three out of four. Calcium carbonate, the leading calcium preparation, tends to outperform calcium acetate on most attributes. With more than one-third of dialysis patients reportedly above the target range for PTH, there is ...

Many paths, few destinations: How stem cells decide what they'll be

...h-Sca-1 cells becoming more like that in the middle group. Together, the findings make the case that a slow fluctuation or cycling of gene activity tends to maintain cells in a stable state, while also priming them to differentiate when conditions are right. Even if cells are officially genetically...

Sirion Therapeutics Highlights Pivotal Trial Results of Durezol(TM) at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Symposium

...these procedures, and if left untreated, can interfere with a patient's visual rehabilitation or lead to further complications. While the inflammation tends to be self-resolving, some cases can lead to other serious conditions if left untreated. As there is no way to predict which patients might develop in...

Device That Clears Debris From Artery Aids Blood Flow in PCI

...rt muscle. When this happens -- even if the surface artery has been successfully opened during PCI -- the amount of tissue damaged by the heart attack tends to be greater, recovery of heart function reduced, and the risk of death higher. In an attempt to improve myocardial perfusion after treatment for h...

AstraZeneca Submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR(TM) for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

...gnosed, with the most frequent misdiagnosis being MDD.(7) Without treatment, the frequency of depressive illness as well as the severity of symptoms tends to increase over time. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide.(1) About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare busine...

A researcher of UPV/EHU has designed nanomagnets for industry

...defined line for the manufacture of nanomagnets and other magnetic devices of wide industrial application. It is well known that current technology tends to design tools that are ever smaller and that nanotechnology, although it its infancy, is a theme that is very much in fashion in our society. Who ha...

BioTrends Releases Fourth Annual Nephrology TreatmentTrends Publication Highlighting Market Trends for Renal Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

...so increased in the past year and nephrologists expect continued growth with share rising from 29% to 35% in the next three months. Sensipar, however, tends to be reserved for patients with PTH greater than 500 pg/dL, and is typically used in combination with Vitamin D. About BioTrends Research Group, In...

What To Do When a Holiday Guest Shows Up With a Pet

... Once you accept a guest pet, make the animal comfortable by following these tips: -- Keep the animal confined to a quiet area of the house if it tends to get overly anxious or beg for food around the table. -- Make sure the pet has a safe retreat from well-intentioned visitors, children a...

Baxter and Halozyme Announce Collaboration for Development of Subcutaneous GAMMAGARD LIQUID(TM) Administration Using Enhanze(TM) Technology

...is added to a local anesthetic agent, it hastens the onset of analgesia and tends to reduce the swelling caused by local infiltration, but the wider spread o...solution increases its absorption; this shortens its duration of action and tends to increase the incidence of systemic reaction. Edema has been reported mos...

The Making of Chicago as a Biotech Cluster

...balization 4. Dynamism With reference to innovation , knowledge is shared more efficiently in close proximity. The resulting economic activity tends to cluster geographically and is less likely to escape to other regions. A leading measure of this is patenting activity . Devol says Rochester, ...

Business Plan Contest Has Good Model

...paper and food processing industries. The latter has carried the company through a painful downturn in the paper industry, which Schraufnagel observed tends to be more reactive to general economic trends than other industries. On the flip side, the companys InfoPro WMS product, a wireless-to-wireless solut...

IT Spending to Increase in Second Half of 2003

...apman, VP Information Services for American Family Mutual Insurance sees the trend of increased IT spending continuing at his company. American Family tends to base its' IT budget on the initiatives we feel will support the Company's business needs and deliver value to our customers, said Chapman. As a res...

Lessons in Offshore Software Development

...n improving the performance and getting the best out of the offshore team. Win-win is a phrase everybody in the world understands. When a relationship tends to become win-lose, performance degradation is inevitable. If you can afford it, it is worth the money to rotate 10% of the offshore staff to your loc...

Knowledge Management: The Key to Success for Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Companies

...searcher's needs. R&D professionals need to share their findings and conclusions with a geographically dispersed team. Although the discovery phase tends to be localized in "centers of excellence", the globalization created by industry mergers and worldwide testing, operations and distribution, makes kn...

Virent shows off its hydrogen-fuel plans

...n explosion risk. But previous experiments have found the conditions to be all wrong at the temperature where producing the hydrogen is efficient, it tends not to stay hydrogen but to revert back to its previous form. Dumesic explained that a catalyst was necessary to push the chemical reaction along. ...

TeraMEDICA offers seamless sharing of digital medical images

...rs.) We think [digital] medical imaging holds a tremendous amount of promise for many reasons, DSouza said. The imaging/radiology part of hospitals tends to be very profitable. Despite what we hear about health care costs rising, this is an area where health care is going to grow. Following the move,...

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

...am writes, you need a brain that can go anywhere. And you especially need a brain that's in the habit of going where it's not supposed to. "Great work tends to grow out of ideas that others have overlooked, and no idea is so overlooked as one that's unthinkable," he writes. Ground-breaking scientists look ...

UW computer scientists tout achievements and explain industry shortcomings

...from federal funding. Sohi discussed Moore's Law the observation Gordon Moore made in 1965 that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit tends to double every couple of years. Sohi predicted that, in order to cram more processing power into next-generation computers, manufacturers would go ev...

Aussie rock band to raise stem-cell awareness with Milwaukee concert

...es. How does Brother feel about that? HR: That side of it is really just a small portion of that, but because of the emotion around that part it tends to cloud the whole area. Our feeling, going into it with good faith and our hearts in our hands, is that its not really a right-to-life issue. The ...
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