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Sparta Systems' TrackWise(R) Solution Delivers Workforce Training and Learning Initiatives for Cangene Corporation

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparta Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise quality and compliance management software, today announced that Cangene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company that manufactures therapeutic antibody products, has deployed Sparta's TrackWi...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Announces Strategic Restructuring and Workforce Reduction

Changes will result in over $80 million reduction in 2009 cash expenditures SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced a corporate restructuring that will reduce its San Diego workforce by approximately 25 percent, or 340 employees,...

Rapidly Expanding Ohio Bioscience Industry Drives New Workforce Training Program

Bioscience Workforce Training Center trains first students for work in medical manufacturing COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Skilled Northeast Ohio workers who once made cars and other consumer products are being leveraged by Ohio's growing bioscience industry ...

Favrille Announces Workforce Reduction

SAN DIEGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Favrille, Inc. (Nasdaq: FVRL) today announced that it has provided a notice to 132 of its 144 employees, including six of its eight executive officers, that their employment with the Company will end on June 6, 2008. This workforce reduction follows ...

Kosan Restructures Workforce to Focus Resources on Lead Clinical Programs

HAYWARD, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kosan Biosciences Incorporated (Nasdaq: KOSN ) today announced that the company will reduce its workforce by approximately 37% in order to focus resources on supporting advancement of its lead clinical programs, tanespimycin in multiple myel...

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Implements Additional Workforce Reduction as Part of Previously Announced Corporate Restructuring

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc. (Nasdaq: NSTK ) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to further reduce operating expenses and align the company's workforce with its strategic, business and clinical development re...

MINRAD International, Inc. Announces Reduction in Workforce

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MINRAD International, Inc. (Amex: BUF ), announced effective today it will reduce its workforce by approximately 35% or 50 positions. Dave DiGiacinto, President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "We have taken this difficult, but n...

Raising a Biotech Workforce - Students, Program Administrators Look to Future

MADISON, Wis.Marshalling a biotech-savvy workforce for the states burgeoning life sciences industry is going to take money, time and secondary-school awarenessall of which Wisconsin could use more of. Speakers and attendees alike at the 20th Annual Life Sciences and Venture Conference at the Mon...

Scott Converse, UW-Madison School of Business, on IT workforce development

Editor's note: As the director of technology programs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, Scott Converse is at the forefront of trends in information technology workforce development. In part one of this interview, he talks about the market need for courses that help IT p...

IT workforce development: Losing the numbers game

Editor's note: The following article is Part I of a three-part series on information technology workforce development. Subsequent parts of the series will address what business organizations and educational institutions are doing to address the continuing IT worker shortage. Milwaukee, Wis. ...

IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way

Editor's note: This is Part II of a three-part series on the information technology worker shortage. Part I outlined the challenge facing businesses, and this segment will offer a look at what Wisconsin companies can do - and are doing - to address the IT worker shortage. Milwaukee, Wis . - I...

While schools combat low tech enrollment, are businesses contributing to IT workforce woes?

Editor's note : This is the third of a three-part series on information technology workforce development. Milwaukee, Wis. - Will members of the so-called Xbox generation ever be as interested in helping companies create information technology as they are in consuming it? Judging by the...

IT Task Force to examine Workforce Development projects

Madison, Wis. - The Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Information Technology Failures will take its first look at troubled state technology implementations July 16 during its first informational hearing. The hearing, which will focus on three Department of Workforce Development projects, wi...

Merge offshoring jobs to "more cost-effective" workforce

Milwaukee, Wis. - Building the Merge Healthcare of tomorrow, as company president and CEO Kenneth Rardin explains, will mean offshoring 150 jobs to a "more cost effective workforce" in India. The plan to reduce 28 percent of the financially troubled medical imaging software company's workfor...

Shades of gray: Business impacts of an aging workforce

Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's super hype - able to leap tall buildings of apathy and denial in a single bound. Indeed, lately the media has been saturated with stories about the coming skills shortages that are sure to result from the mass exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforc...

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

...se gas emissions will require significant scientific advances. These centers will mobilize the enormous talents and skills of our nation's scientific workforce in pursuit of the breakthroughs that are essential to expand the use of clean and renewable energy." Of the $377 million awarded to the EFRCs, $277...

ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals Announces Financing

...ories and contract research organizations, may be substandard, or they may fail to perform as expected; the risk that ADVENTRX's significantly reduced workforce and leadership by officers who do not have substantial previous experience in executive leadership roles will negatively impact its ability to raise c...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

... asset impairment resulting from the Company's strategic restructuring plan to discontinue its in-house preclinical research operations and reduce its workforce by approximately 12 percent effective March 31, 2009. Research and development (R&D) expenses were $5.7 million for the quarter ended June ...

Biotech Hot in July Driven by Positive Drug Data and Acquisitions

... slashing staff and/or putting promising projects in the refrigerator. Recent announcements included: - Celera cut 80 employees or 13 percent of its workforce - Epix Pharmaceuticals entered bankruptcy and is winding down its operations. - YTD the Burrill Biotech Select Index is up 4 percent ...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Program Highlights

...A598, in particular a Phase II study in combination with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin. The restructuring included a reduction in Anadys' workforce expected to generate annual savings of $4 to $5 million, while retaining the clinical development infrastructure required to conduct the Phase II stud...

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six Month 2009 Financial Results

...lity in Cagliari, Italy. This activity is now being performed at the company's laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a result, Idenix reduced its workforce by 18 employees and incurred a restructuring charge in the quarter of $1.5 million. "Our focus this year has been on the advancement of...

FDA Inspects Hovione's API Manufacturing Plant in Macau

...ystem, Municipal Water quality and performance of the Municipal Water systems in order to assure reliability. The Macau plant has today a total workforce of 120 professionals and produces both Hovione catalogue generic products and commercial APIs manufactured under exclusivity and has been increasingly...

Top CEOs Declare America's Manufacturing Sector Requires Pro-Industry Policies, Capital Management and Innovation to Maintain Economic Leadership

...The future of manufacturing must rely on advancing through innovation, exploration and commercialization, which requires an increasingly sophisticated workforce and government policies to generate continued growth. Vikram Pandit, CEO, Citi: Any discussion of manufacturing in America must now include o...

BIOCOM's Inaugural CALAsia Forum 'Bridging the Pacific'

...evelopment and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, group purchasing and member services such as networking events. ...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Strategic Restructuring to Focus Operations on Continuing the Advancement of ANA598

...interferon-alpha and ribavirin. As part of this restructuring, the Company intends to suspend further development of ANA773 and is reducing its workforce by approximately 40%. Pending the outcome and analysis of data from current cohorts in ongoing studies in hepatitis C and oncology, Anadys intends to...

Walsh College and Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Team Up To Offer New Series of 'Take Charge' Workshops for the Unemployed

... along with Walsh College to continue the 'Take Charge' initiative," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "Our workforce is one of Michigan's greatest strengths, and Ford is committed to help the unemployed navigate this process." Spaces are limited per workshop, an...

Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN

...of restructuring and similar charges as compared to actual expenses, including the recently completed closure of our Ayer, Massachusetts facility and workforce reductions at our Juarez, Mexico facility and other North American facilities; the degree of success and the costs of efforts to improve the financia...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... Committed to a reduction in Arena's US workforce of approximately 31%, or a total of approximately ...ly completed by June 22, 2009. As a result of this workforce reduction, Arena expects to incur cash charges, pr...osts, including severance and other benefits. This workforce reduction is expected to result in annual operatin...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...velopment of this product candidate. In order to reduce operating costs following this decision, Cadence implemented a restructuring plan, including a workforce reduction. First Quarter 2009 Financial Results For the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, Cadence reported a net loss of $10.4 million, ...

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

... U.S. economy through secondary, postsecondary and workforce level training leading to high-skill, high-demand ...e next two years, CTE will play a critical role in workforce training for this emerging field and many other in... schools, a key component of our postsecondary and workforce development systems, and is vital to American busi...

Kendle Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

... of initiatives to reduce its variable costs. These initiatives include strict controls over all discretionary spending, a hiring and wage freeze, and workforce and capacity optimization initiatives to better balance our staffing levels with customer demand. The Company expects to take a one-time charge in the...

Solar cells, geological storage research receive DOE funding at the University of Texas at Austin

...ng this challenge will require significant scientific advances. These centers will mobilize the enormous talents and skills of our nation's scientific workforce in pursuit of the breakthroughs that are essential to make alternative and renewable energy truly viable as large-scale replacements for fossil fuels....

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

...duced by the reversal of stock- based compensation charges resulting from the cancellation of unvested options in connection with the workforce reduction which occurred in the fourth quarter of 2008. The decrease in stock-based compensation expense in the first quarter of 20...

Bayer CropScience Donates $1.1 Million to United Fresh Research & Education Foundation to Create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability

...nge of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com . ...

ADVENTRX Announces Further Cost-Cutting Measures

... 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) announced today that, effective April 3, it will reduce its full-time workforce to five employees and will discontinue substantially all of its development activities and fundamental business operations to provide additional time ...

OncoGenex Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 and Provides Outlook for 2009

...ed cancer. Corporate Highlights - Concurrent with the closing of the reverse takeover of Sonus, OncoGenex implemented an immediate workforce reduction of 49% in order to effectively utilize cash assets, while preserving the resources we believe are necessary to advance our p...

GRRL Tech Participant Offered Full Tuition Four-Year Scholarship to Roger Williams University

...ration, Epivax, Inc., Junior Achievement of Rhode Island and the Governor's workforce Board of RI. About RWU: Roger Williams University is a leading ind...gy industry association of Rhode Island. Focusing on Community Building and workforce Development, we are driving technology growth, innovation and prosperity by...

Misys Improves Efficiency and Performance at International Bank of Qatar

...ware and services company, today announces that International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) will be implementing the Misys Learning Suite to train its expanding workforce as part of its ongoing growth strategy. IBQ, an established user of the core banking system Misys Equation, has elected to leverage the learnin...

Psychemedics Corporation Announces 2008 Year End Results

...e to screen out drug abusers, and save costs, but also to send a very important message to all their employees: that they take great pride in having a workforce with integrity and character. They have established a drug free culture and, in doing so, also have invested in a culture of integrity. We take grea...

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Starts 2009 With Investment Momentum

.... The PLSG has leveraged $2.4 million in federal grant money to help provide core and customized life sciences specific workforce training to over 6,000 trainees since September, 2005. The PLSG has helped create 5,000 jobs directly/indirectly incl...
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