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Cardiorobotics Closes $11.6M Series A Financing to Advance Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiorobotics, Inc., a medical device company developing snake robot technologies for use in a wide range of surgical and interventional applications has closed on an $11.6 Million private equity Series A round of financing. The round was led by Eagle Vent...

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections and Google Health Offer New Way to Access Advance Directives Online

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ensuring that one's healthcare wishes are known and will be honored in the event of a healthcare crisis is what advance care planning is all about. Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections, a lea...

Bayer HealthCare Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Improve Patient Care

BOSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that it awarded 20 individuals from nine countries funding totaling nearly $2.5 million through the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). As the largest program of its kind in hemophilia, BHAP supports innovative research and educa...

Diabetes Advocates Call For National Strategy, Leadership to Reduce Diabetes and Advance Detection and Treatment

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Changing Diabetes ((R)) Program (NCDP) recently called for the creation of a National Diabetes Coordinator to develop and implement a nationwide strategy to reduce the incidence of diabetes and its devastating complications. ...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

Statement by Peter V. Lee and Debra L. Ness, co-chairs of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for our nation's health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for more research on 100 illnesses in its new report, "The ...

National Medical Association Applauds President Obama's and Senator Baucus's Efforts to Work With PhRMA to Bring Down Health Care Costs and Advance Meaningful Reforms

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) congratulates President Obama and the Senate Finance Chair, Max Baucus (D-MT) on their work with PhRMA to bring down health care costs and increase access to medicines. "While the adoption of Medicar...

Scientists advance safety of nanotechnology

Scientists have identified for the first time a mechanism by which nanoparticles cause lung damage and have demonstrated that it can be combated by blocking the process involved, taking a step toward addressing the growing concerns over the safety of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, the sci...

In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is issued by Narconon International. "More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border," says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network ...

Key Stakeholders Convene Capitol Hill Symposium To Advance Convergence of Behavioral Economics and Healthcare

Innovative Thought Leaders Launch ignite09 to Improve Health Outcomes and Lower Costs WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Center for Cost-Effective Consumerism, the American Benefits Council and Hewitt Associates along with other leading health and policy organizatio...

Fate Therapeutics Adds Pratik Multani, M.D., M.S., as Vice President Clinical Development to Advance Upcoming Clinical Programs of Stem Cell Modulators

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has further expanded the Company's executive team with the addition of Pratik Multani, M.D., M.S., as Vice President of Clinical Development. With more than a decade of clinical development experi...

AMDL, Inc. Enters Into Distribution Agreements With GenWay Biotech, Inc. to Advance Commercialization of the DR-70 (FDP) Cancer Test in the US and Canada

TUSTIN, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMDL, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: ADL), a US-based pharmaceutical company with major operations in China, announced today it has entered into two distinct five-year marketing and distribution agreements with GenWay Biotech, Inc., a global protein and a...

AdvaMed Pleased to Work with the White House to Advance Health Reform

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement regarding today's White House announcement of an industry consensus group to advance health care reform efforts: "We are ve...

HBO, the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium and the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter Present a Free Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: Momentum In Science

Includes Discussion With Local Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The community is invited to attend a FREE advance screening of Momentum in Science, part of a four-part documentary film from HBO Docu...

Midwest Research Institute Selected to Help Companies Advance the Development of Influenza Vaccines

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognized internationally for its expertise in virology and toxicology, Midwest Research Institute (MRI) has been selected by PATH to support its vaccine partner companies in advancing the development of new, safe, and effective influenz...

The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health, State of Ohio to Invest $10 Million to Advance Medical Imaging Industry

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University , Cardinal Health and Ohio Third Frontier today announced a collaboration that will invest more than $10 million to help shape the future of the medical diagnostic industry, combining Ohio State's Wright Center of Innov...

City of Hope Uses Isilon IQ to Advance Fight Against Life-Threatening Diseases

World-Renowned Biomedical Research and Treatment Facility Deploys Isilon Scale-out NAS to Power DNA Sequencing Workflow, Accelerating Cancer, Diabetes, and HIV/AIDS Research SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN ), the proven leader in scale-out NAS, t...

HBO, Warner Bros. Employee Initiatives and the Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter Present a Free, Public, Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Caregivers'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Subjects Featured In Film And Local Alzheimer's Caregivers SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The community is invited to attend a FREE advance screening and panel discussion of HBO Documentary Films' THE ALZHEIMER'S ...

Circadiance Launches the New SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth CPAP Mask

PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadiance launched the revolutionary SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth Nasal CPAP Mask at the Medtrade Spring Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada March 25 - 26. More than 3,000 Home Care Professionals were in attendance at the conference. The SleepWeaver(TM) ADVAN...

2nd Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day Builds on Growing Awareness of Advance Care Planning

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the inaugural National Healthcare Decisions Day held April 16, 2008, more than one million advance directive forms have been requested from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections program. Today, t...

iZumi Bio and Kyoto University Form Collaboration to Advance Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology

Former Vice President Al Gore Endorses Trans-Pacific Collaboration to Promote Use of Patient Cells for Drug Discovery and Development and Cell-Based Therapies SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and KYOTO, Japan, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- iZumi Bio, Inc., and Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Re...

HBO, UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, The Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter and The Neurosciences Institute Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE'

FREE TO THE PUBLIC Panel Discussion To Follow With Local Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A free screening of HBO Documentary Films' THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE will be held at The Neurosciences Institute (10640 John J...

HBO, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and The Alzheimer's Association, No. Cal. Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Momentum In Science'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HBO, Gladstone Institute Of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and ...

Nobel Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus Leading Delegation From Bangladesh to World Health Care Congress to Advance Affordable Health Care Innovations

Health Care innovations and opportunities attract attendees from more than 35 countries and delegations from over 12 to the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress April 14-16, 2009, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank and a deleg...

Interactive Patient Care Technology Showcased at HIMSS 2009 is Proving to Advance Hospital Performance

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS Annual Conference, Booth #3413 -- GetWellNetwork, the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care technology, shared key hospital outcomes data to demonstrate that patient engagement is a core strategy for performance improvement. With health reform hig...

First Choice Professionals and TIBCO Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Healthcare Integration

TIBCO's Message Brokering, SOA integration, and Complex-Event Processing (CEP) Technologies Unified in Rx for Rapidly Changing Industry SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Professionals, LLC., today announced a partnership with TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX ), to pr...

The Quantum Group Announces Resource Reallocation to Advance PWeR(TM) Platform

WELLINGTON, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group, Inc. (NYSE Amex: QGP ) ( www.QuantumMD.com ) announced it has implemented a reallocation of people and resources from other Company operations to advance the PWeR(TM) (pronounced POWER) platform. As Quantum continues to s...

WellPoint Announces Strategic Relationship With Availity to Enhance the Provider and Health Plan Relationship and Advance Improvements in Patient Care

INDIANAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), the nation's largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership, announced today that it has selected Availity, LLC as a strategic part of its suite of online provider solutions. Availity, which offers a s...

NABP Wins ASAE's 2009 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) is one of only 21 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2009 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, a national competitio...

Long Term Care Sector Supports and Is Well-Positioned to Advance Health Care Reform, Bolster Economic Stimulus

MedPAC Recommendations, Worsening State Budget Crisis Threaten Seniors' Access to Quality Care, LTC Jobs Base WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commenting on the legislative year ahead as well as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) initial comments today that ...

Burnham and HeadNorth Foundation join forces to advance spinal cord research

HeadNorth Foundation has pledged $975,000 to Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) to support cutting-edge stem cell research. The funding, part of HeadNorth's Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Project, will support efforts by Dr. Evan Snyder, Stem Cell Program Director at Burnham and Dr. Mark...

Purdue Pharma L.P. Announces a Global Strategic Alliance With Infinity Pharmaceuticals to Advance Discovery and Development Programs in Oncology and Neuropathic Pain

STAMFORD, Conn, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. and Mundipharma International Corporation Limited, today announced that they have entered into a global strategic alliance with Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance the research, development, and commercialization of In...

ESF workshop makes major advance in cancer radiotherapy

Radical improvements in outcome for many cancer sufferers are in prospect following one of the most significant advances in radiotherapy since x-rays were first used to treat a tumour in 1904. The use of charged particles as an alternative to x-ray or gamma ray radiation can extend the scope of ra...

Wolters Kluwer Health's Unique Prescription Data Tapped by FDA in Effort to Advance Drug Safety

Multi-Year Contract to Provide U.S. Drug Utilization Patterns Allows FDA to Evaluate Unexpected Market Events BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institution...

WPI receives award from Homeland Security Department to advance first-responder location

WORCESTER, Mass. October 29, 2008 Recognizing the nationwide critical need for technology that can save the lives of first responders by accurately tracking their location inside buildings, the Department of Homeland Security has awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $430,000. The announ...

MU researchers advance health communication for at-risk populations

COLUMBIA, Mo. Health Literacy Month, recognized in October, promotes the importance of ensuring access to understandable health information. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 12 percent of adults have proficient health literacy - skills needed to manage their health. Im...

InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation Raises $28 Million in Series B Financing to Advance Its Neonatal Pipeline

TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation, a late stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of products to treat neonatal diseases, today announced a $28 million private placement of its Series B Preferred Stock. New investor, HealthCare ...

Researchers Report Stem Cell Advance

Using cold virus to deliver pluripotent cells circumvents safety concerns, scientists say THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that they have sidestepped a major technical hurdle in the generation of pluripotent stem cells from adult cells. A team of Boston scie...

NIH launches unique effort to advance study of urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces awards to eight academic research centers to conduct collaborative studies of urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders by looking for clues outside the bladder an...

Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare Mobilizing RNs and Medical Supplies to Gulf Coast Areas in Advance of Hurricane Gustav

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Executive Vice President and Nurse Alliance Chair Dian Palmer, RN, issued the following statement regarding the work being done by SEIU nurses and leaders across the country in anticipation of the health...

SNM and ASTRO team up to advance molecular imaging and cancer research

RESTON, Va.SNM and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) will cosponsor a symposium this fall examining the impact of translational advances on radiation oncology and cancer imaging. The two-day meeting, which takes place October 17-18, will bring together some of the...
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