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Australia: Face Mask That Kills Swine Flu Readied for Australian Pandemic Fight

HONG KONG, June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With a four-fold increase in swine flu cases within the last week, Filligent, the Australian-led biotech company, is mobilizing stocks of its anti-infective BioMask to help combat the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) across Australia. The BioMask is the firs...

Study Confirms Anti-Infective ARIKACE(TM) Effectively Penetrates Mucus and Biofilm, and Kills Pseudomonas, a Bacteria Plaguing Cystic Fibrosis Patients

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Transave Inc. reported today that its lead product candidate, ARIKACE(TM) (liposomal amikacin for inhalation), may have the ability to penetrate mucus and biofilms, and decrease the number of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections in patients w...

First genetically engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...se. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early next year. Malaria kills more than one million people each year and destroys through premature death and disability the equivalent of at least 35 million years of healthy, p...

High-Tech 'Smart' Face Mask Helps Hong Kong Families Combat Swine Flu

...e BioMask(TM) is easy to put on, fits securely and kills germs continuously. Unlike an ordinary mask, it is...ayer aggressively detects, traps, and then rapidly kills pathogens, within minutes of contact. This ...olutionary technology, called BioFriend(TM), which kills viruses and bacteria on contact. BioFriend's molec...

Matthew Lehman of SPRI Clinical Trials Speaks On Designing Trials For Success At The Trout Group Investor Relations Seminar

... the goals of each trial vis-a-vis FDA approval, be clear about the operation and costs of clinical trials, and acknowledge and reward management that kills losing drugs." SPRI Clinical Trials ( www.spriclinicaltrials.com ) was founded by Dr. Ari Kiev in 1970 to provide top rate clinical trial ser...

BIO Visitors Bring Viral Preparedness to Atlanta

...nitizers -- two brands, both from North Carolina-based companies. One, Purell, is alcohol-based. The other, Remi-D, is a new FDA-approved product that kills germs without alcohol. The idea is to help visitors to the conference feel more relaxed about shaking hands while shaking the bushes for busines...

Swine Flu a Reminder: Using Hand Sanitizers Like Remi-D Helps Fight Infection

...pray and rub your hands clean. Remi-D, an all-natural hand sanitizer, kills 99.99% of germs with an innovative and healthy approach that avoids the dra.... Kids may become sick by ingesting it. Remi-D is kid-safe. Remi-D kills 99.99% of germs and is effective against MRSA and Staph. Experts say even a...

Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

... the military across Europe will have access to a safe and effective vaccine against this devastating and endemic disease found throughout Asia, which kills as many as one in three of the people it strikes." This decision follows the positive opinion from European Committee for Human Medicinal Produc...

Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria

... type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills and flu-like illness. Malaria kills approximately one million people annually. The majority of its victims are pregnant women and children under the age of five. Ninety percent of the ca...

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

...ous dermatophyte infections based on an established animal model. Importantly, these data combined with the past preclinical work that showed NVC-422 kills P. Acne , in the follicle, strongly suggest that NVC-422 may be a potent and well-tolerated treatment for acne and other numerous serious skin infect...

Allegro Diagnostics Expands Board and Executive Team

...e leading cause of cancer death in the industrialized world, responsible for more than 1.3 million deaths per year worldwide. In the U.S., lung cancer kills more people than colon, breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers combined. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 new cases of lung ...

NanoBio Corporation Raises $12 Million in Series B Financing

...oral systemic drugs but without safety or toxicity concerns -- Preclinical data demonstrating that the company's novel nanoemulsion technology kills highly resistant bacteria found in patients with cystic fibrosis -- Preclinical data indicating that a single administration of NanoBio's nove...

Hong Kong Biotech Company, Filligent, Announces CE Certification of Its Revolutionary, Anti-Infective Medical Face Mask, the BioMask

...ayer aggressively detects, traps, and then rapidly kills pathogens, within minutes of contact. This ...olutionary technology, called BioFriend(TM), which kills viruses and bacteria on contact. BioFriend's molec...(viruses) and cell walls (bacteria). BioFriend(TM) kills germs including those that cause Influenza A (incl...

Sangamo BioSciences Initiates Phase 1 Trial of CCR5-ZFP Therapeutic to Treat HIV/AIDS

... able fight opportunistic infections and HIV itself. About HIV/AIDS and CCR5 HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV infection kills or impairs cells of the immune system progressively destroying the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers resulting in AIDS (Acquired ...

Australian Authorities (TGA) First to Grant Final Product Approval for Intercell's Vaccine to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...litary personnel in early 2009," states Thomas Lingelbach, Chief Operating Officer of Intercell. Japanese Encephalitis is a deadly disease that kills as many as 30% of those who manifest the disease. Japanese Encephalitis is only becoming a larger risk for travelers. There is increasing travel to ru...

New sperm shaker to improve IVF success

... There are established tests for sperm DNA quality but they work by cutting the cells in half and tagging them with fluorescent dye a process that kills the sperm and renders it useless. This new process does not destroy the sperm, so if it is found to have good DNA quality, it can still be used in IVF...

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

...r treatment also contributes to precision by reducing the time for motion within the anatomy, and laboratory studies suggest that faster dose delivery kills cancer cells more effectively. "With this technology we have the opportunity to improve outcomes while offering more patients greater access to advanc...

Virginia Tech researchers discover how mosquitoes avoid succumbing to viruses they transmit

...rful technology," said Myles. The discovery provides a potential target for fighting mosquito-borne diseases by upsetting the balance so the virus kills the mosquito. "We didn't know it was possible to unleash this kind of pathogenic potential in the mosquito," Myles said. "We would still have mosqu...

National Geographic Uses Air Filtration in Bid To Be an Energy, Environmental Leader

...combination of technologies that reduces filtration pressure drops and HVAC fan energy substantially, removes more airborne particulates, and actively kills airborne germs." The system exceeds the required MERV 13 standard, achieving IEQ 5.1 (Reduced Particulate in Air Distribution), contributed ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

...pread through the air. Without treatment a person can die within days. Bubonic plague is the more common form and is transmitted through fleabites and kills about 70 percent of those infected within 4-7 days if not treated. It was the version that ravaged Europe. If the early findings hold true, this vacci...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Data at ICAAC Demonstrating 'In Vivo' Protection Against HIV Infection by CCR5-ZFN Therapeutic

...s required for the translation of this program into the clinic. About HIV/AIDS and CCR5 HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV infection kills or impairs cells of the immune system, progressively destroying the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers resulting in AIDS (Acquired...

Unraveling the genetic picture of lung cancer

...ous study, allowed scientists to find mutations associated with sub-types of the lung cancer such as those among non-smokers. Lung adenocarcinoma kills an estimated 1 million people worldwide each year. As many as 10 percent of people with the disease are non-smokers. It is one of the deadliest cancer...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

...pread through the air. Without treatment a person can die within days. Bubonic plague is the more common form and is transmitted through fleabites and kills about 70 percent of those infected within 4-7 days if not treated. It was the version that ravaged Europe. If the early findings hold true, this vacci...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 Second Quarter Results

... entitled "Inflammatory Tumour Cell Killing by Oncolytic Reovirus for the Treatment of Melanoma." The investigators showed that reovirus effectively kills and replicates in both human melanoma cell lines and freshly resected tumour. They demonstrated that reovirus melanoma killing is more potent than, an...

Novel compound may treat acute diarrhea

...a, which produce toxins that stimulate the linings of the intestines, causing them to secrete excessive fluid, thereby producing diarrhea. Diarrhea kills an estimated 1.6 to 2.5 million children every year, according to researchers quoted in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization . Enterotoxigen...

Video: Data From 185,000 ICU Admissions Show Significant Reductions in Mortality:

...ific diseases, such as sepsis," said Teresa Rincon, R.N., nurse director for the Sutter Health Sierra Region eICU Center. "Studies suggest that sepsis kills over 500 people every day in the United States alone. Anyone who has an infection can develop this disease. Our eICU team provides an extra set of eye...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 First Quarter Results

...is entitled "Inflammatory Tumour Cell Killing by Oncolytic Reovirus for the Treatment of Melanoma." The investigators showed that reovirus effectively kills and replicates in both human melanoma cell lines and freshly resected tumour. They demonstrated that reovirus melanoma killing is more potent than, an...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

...ystem attacks invaders inside infected cells. There is growing interest in vaccines that induce mucosal immunity, in which the immune system stops and kills the invader in mucous membranes before it enters body systems. A National Institutes of Health program, the Great Lakes Regional Centers of Excell...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Gene Therapy Publication on Reovirus Treatment for Melanoma

...reatment of Melanoma." The investigators showed that reovirus effectively kills and replicates in both human melanoma cell lines and freshly resected tumou...linical work indicates that reovirus has a number of mechanisms by which it kills melanoma cell lines and tumours," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO...

Nasal Vaccine for Smallpox Confers High Levels of Immunity Without Safety Risks

... whereby specific immune cells (CD8 and CD4 T cells) were successfully primed to recognize and destroy infected cells in the body. Cellular immunity kills infected cells in the body and essentially removes the infection machinery of the virus. Previous HIV vaccines have focused on inducing cellular immun...

Immune system protein starves 'staph' bacteria

...in, which was discovered as a calcium-binding protein about 20 years ago and is known to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth in test tubes. But how it kills bugs was unclear. The team demonstrated in a series of in vitro and in vivo experiments that calprotectin inhibits staph growth and that it does thi...

Boost for Malaria Vaccine Development by Combining Strengths of Dutch and American Researchers

... areas. The disease is caused by mosquito-transmitted protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium. Each year, malaria affects at least 300 million and kills at least 1 million people, principally in developing countries. Plasmodium falciparum infection produces the most lethal form of the disease and accou...

Avastin Approved in Europe for First-Line Treatment of Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer

...cancer (RCC) in combination with interferon (IFN), the current standard of care*. Kidney cancer, known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a disease that kills over 100,000 people per year world-wide(1). There are few early symptoms in kidney cancer which means that unfortunately the majority of patients ar...

Medical Breakthrough ... Doctor Discovers 'Penetrating Carrier' That Eradicates Fungus

... within the next 12-18 months. According to Dr. Selner, Cure Toenail Fungus is the only patent pending OTC topical that actually penetrates the nail, kills the fungus, and allows growth of a new, healthy nail. Cure Athlete's Foot unique formulation allows it to work on contact and eliminates most Athlete'...

New designer toxins kill Bt-resistant insect pests

...ant pests stems from discovering how the widely used natural insecticide Bt kills insects. Figuring out how Bt toxins punch holes in the cells of an inse...When Bruce told us it killed the insects, we were very happy. We know if it kills resistant insects, it will be very important." The researchers have appl...

Innovative Fosshield(R) Antimicrobial Technology Shown to Continuously Kill MRSA 'Superbug'

... a major community-acquired pathogen and growing crisis. "Results from our independent laboratory studies have shown that the Fosshield(R) technology kills MRSA, as well as a broad spectrum of bacteria capable of transmission by contact, to levels below detection within one hour and in some instances less...

PURE Bioscience to Present at Biocom Investors Conference

...letin Board: PURE), creators of patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC), the active ingredient in a revolutionary new hard surface disinfectant which kills Staph/MRSA as well as other human pathogens, announced that the Company will present at the Biocom Investor Conference on Thursday, November 1, 2007 a...

Ground-Breaking Conference Takes on Abortion

...ex education, contraception and safe abortion more widely accessible. "All around the world, and especially in the poorest countries, unsafe abortion kills women and girls solely because they lack access to safe abortion care. Of all causes of maternal mortality, unsafe abortion is the easiest to prevent....

MyClyns(TM), a New Standard of Personal Protection, is Announced at the EMS and Firehouse Central EXPO

...fe to use on the face and mucous membranes including the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin. In addition, MyClyns is a fast-acting skin protectant that kills over 99.99% of germs on contact as demonstrated in independent laboratory tests. MyClyns also provides immediate efficacy after one application (>99% ...

New target for anti-flu drug development

...lu virus forms ion channels allowing ion trafficking into cells that cells no longer control. Dr. Shneider and his group not only demonstrated that M2 kills mammalian cells, but also showed that ion channeling through M2 pores may be a molecular mechanism of this cell killing process. Dr. Shneider said tha...
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