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New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that pharmacogenomics -- the field of scientific research focused on learning how genetic profiles predict the body's response to medicines - has the potential to lead to h...

Employee Wellness Programs Demonstrate Positive Return on Investment for Businesses

The 10th Annual Conference and Exposition of the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management --HR: Building Bridges to Success" in DeKalb , Ill. July 23-24 DEKALB, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many executives an...

Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D

New r eport finds first decline in HIV vaccine R&D investment in a decade CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on investment in HIV prevention research in 2008 finds that HIV vaccine research funding levels decreased for t...

Riverside Partners Completes Growth Equity Investment in Vocollect, the Leader in Voice Solutions for Supply-Chain and Healthcare Workforce Management

BOSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverside Partners, based in Boston, Mass., is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth equity investment in Vocollect, Inc. This investment is designed to accelerate Vocollect's growth through a variety of ongoing initiatives including, geographic expansio...

eCardio Receives Significant Investment in Private Funding from Sequoia Capital

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- eCardio Diagnostics , one of the nation's leading providers of arrhythmia monitoring services, today announced that it has received a significant minority investment from Sequoia Capital. This is eCardio's first round of institutional funding since...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

$60 Million Medicaid Funding Boost Merely Scratches Surface in Terms of Meeting Seniors' Realistic Needs AUSTIN, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In summing up the 2009 session of the Texas Legislature prior to the initiation of the special session called by Governor Rick Perry, the ...

Sofinnova Partners Leads Investment Round in CoAxia

Funding of Stroke Company Exemplifies Firm's Strategy in the Field of Medical Device PARIS and MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofinnova Partners of Paris, France today announced having led a $21.5M financing in Minneapolis based medical device company CoAxia. The round also included pa...

Accordia Global Health Foundation Calls for Greater Investment to Build African Healthcare Leadership

To improve health outcomes in Africa over the long term, the continent’s healthcare leadership must be strengthened and expanded at the individual, institutional, and network levels, Accordia Global Health Foundation’s new report concludes. Washington, DC (V...

Backgrounder: As Obama Makes Pitch to AMA, the Group Tries to Call in its Political Investment in Congress

AMA "acting like a typical special interest," says campaign finance watchdog group WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association has spent $204.4 million to influence Congress and Administrations over the last ten years, and another $26.2 million in campaig...

Medifast, Inc. to Expand Investment in Corporate Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ) today announced that it plans to increase the build out of new corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers. Earlier in the year, the Company stated it would be more conservative in the build out, and analyze the...

Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: CRE ) ("Care" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock for the first quarter 2009. The dividend is payable on July 7, 2009 to common sh...

Evaluation shows $167 million investment improves community mental health system, but many still in need

Can $167 million in provincial funding make a difference to Ontario's community mental health system? According to the results from the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative (SEEI), the answer is yes. Ontarians now have access to more appropriate community mental health services. But, the rese...

Sonitus Medical Secures Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement From In-Q-Tel

In-Q-Tel Investment in Sonitus Medical Accelerates Development of Removable Device Intended To Undetectably Transmit Sound Via the Teeth SAN MATEO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonitus Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first non-surgical and removable hearing de...

Water Street Healthcare Partners Expands Team With Senior Investment Professionals

Chicago Private Equity Firm Augments Team to Support Continued Investment Activity and Growing Group of Health Care Companies CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Water Street Healthcare Partners , a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the health care industry, announced today...

Carriage Services Updates Company & Investment Profile

HOUSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV ) today announced that it has updated its "Company & Investment Profile", which can be found on Carriage's website at http://www.carriageservices.com . Carriage's updated Company & Investment Profile inc...

Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

2009 First Quarter Highlights -- Received $22.5 million from the sale of a mortgage investment in February 2009. -- Paid down entire $37.8 million of debt outstanding under warehouse line in March 2009 and retired facility. -- Current cash and cash equivalents of approximately $46 m...

Stratford's Institutional Investment Consulting Service Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation

CHICAGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed the Institutional Investment Consulting Service provided by Stratford Advisory Group, Inc. using the Peer Review process. After undergoing the rigorous review, Institutional Investment Consultin...

Meaningful Investment of $19 Billion on Health Information Technology

Markle Connecting for Health announces broad agreement on principles for Getting Health IT Right under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Markle Foundation hosts a forum to discuss the $19 billion allocated to investmen...

Oakwood Investment Triggers the Development of a New Landmark in Downtown East Dearborn

Officials join together to break ground on a revitalization project for the community DEARBORN, Mich., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakwood leadership today joined representatives from Midwest Health Center, the City of Dearborn and Redico Development Company to break ground on the D...

APS commends President Obama's commitment to greater investment in science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Physical Society commends President Obama's commitment to doubling the budgets at key science and technology agencies; implementing policies that will enhance science and math education; and laying the foundation for directing more than 3 percent of the nation's gr...

Care Investment Trust Inc. to Host First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: CRE ), today announced that it will release first quarter 2009 financial results before the market opens on Monday, May 11, 2009. The Company will host a conference call on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. E...

Neuromarketing Firm Buyology Inc. Receives Investment from Hakuhodo Inc.

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Buyology Inc. announces it has received a strategic investment from Hakuhodo Inc., one of the largest marketing services groups in Japan. Located in New York City, Buyology Inc. is a private marketing neuroscience firm dedicated to the science of rigorously mea...

TrinityCare Senior Living to Present at Southwest Investment Association Conference on April 25, 2009

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TCSR), which develops, manages and owns faith-based senior living facilities, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Donald W. Sapaugh, will be a presenter at the Southwest Invest...

Watson to Host and Webcast Investment Community Meeting at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

- Company to Highlight Data for its Two Newest Urological Products - CORONA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a global leader in the development and distribution of pharmaceuticals, announced today that management will host and webcast a ...

Minnesota Health Plans Reserves, Investment Income Down

Operations break even after $230 million of losses in past 3 years; Medical care spending, enrollment increase ST. PAUL, Minn., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After three years of operating losses totaling more than $230 million, Minnesota's health plans posted combined gains of less ...

U.S. Venture Investment Lowest in 11 Years, Down 50% to $3.9 Billion in First Quarter

Dow Jones VentureSource: Investment at Lowest Level Since 1998, Deals at a 13-Year Low; VCs Making Choice Investments, Concentrating on Established Companies SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from Dow Jones VentureSource shows that the U.S. venture capital indust...

Compirion Healthcare Consulting Generates a 40:1 Return on Investment at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

MACON, Ga., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Center of Central Georgia expects to increase its revenues by $20 - $24 million this year, after an improvement project along the entire Emergency Service Line, including related inpatient departments that began in June 2008. Since the pr...

Carriage Services Updates Company & Investment Profile

HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV ) today announced that it has updated its "Company & Investment Profile," which can be found on Carriage's website at http://www.carriageservices.com . Carriage's updated Company & Investment Profile...

Clarient Entered Into Private Placement of Up To $50 Million in Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners

Proceeds to Retire Safeguard and Comerica Debt Facilities; Support Robust Growth ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clarient, Inc. , (Nasdaq: CLRT ), a premier anatomic pathology and molecular testing services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutic...

ReGear Life Sciences Closes $2.5 Million in Series A Financing Following $1M Investment by Stonewood Capital Management, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ReGear Life Sciences, makers of the ReBound(TM) Therapeutic Warming System, a revolutionary form of radio-frequency (RF) diathermy, today announced that it has closed a $2.5M Series A financing round following a $1M investment by Stonewood Capital Management, I...

Health Insurers to Make Major Investment in Primary Care, Patients and Physicians to Benefit

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MVP Health Care/Preferred Care and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will start working with primary care physicians who treat adults to improve the way patients receive care in the six-county Rochester area. The health insurers are inviting up to 20 inte...

Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend - Appoints Paul F. Hughes CFO and Treasurer

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: CRE ) ("Care" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter 2008. The dividend is payable on April 9, 2009 to common...

MPM Capital Leads Investment in Proteon Therapeutics

Dr. Steven St. Peter Named to Proteon Board of Directors KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MPM Capital, one of the world's largest life sciences-dedicated venture capital investors, announced today that it is the lead investor in a $38 million Series B equity financing of Proteon Ther...

Chindex International, Inc. to Participate in the Piper Jaffray & ChinaVenture Investment Conference 2009

BETHESDA, Md., March 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX ), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced that the Company will attend the Piper Jaffray & ChinaVenture In...

FORTUNE Magazine Ranks DaVita #1 Health Care Medical Facility in Innovation, Investment and Quality

Fourth Consecutive Year DaVita Ranks as One of the World's Most Admired Companies EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services, today accepted the honor by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the top health care facilities in the count...

K2 Advisors Named Investment Advisor by Highland Good Steward Management

STAMFORD, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Good Steward Management ("HGSM") today announced it has selected K2 Advisors, L.L.C. ("K2"), a Connecticut-based investment adviser, as a sub adviser to Highland Good Steward Management ("HGSM"), an Alabama-based investment adviser. HGSM focuses ...

Care Investment Trust Inc. to Host Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Earnings Conference Call

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: CRE ), today announced that it will release fourth quarter and year end 2008 financial results before the market opens on Monday, March 16, 2009. The Company will host a conference call on Monday, March 16, 2009 at...

Hallmark Cards Increases Investment In Cards For a Cure™ with Major Advertising and PR Campaign for Mother's Day 2009

Third year's annual programme sees bigger than ever commitment to marketing spend Hallmark Cards today unveiled its plans for a major TV advertising, PR and marketing drive in support of its annual 'Cards For A Cure™' campaign. This will be the third year of the highly successful programme...

Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) Hosts the ASU Tech Forum for the Investment Community

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), the technology venturing arm of Arizona State University , held its first technology forum for investors on Feb. 12 and 13, 2009. In hosting the event with ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, AzTE collaborated with its tech tran...

WellPoint Announces Webcast of its Conference with Investment Community

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its Investor Conference on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. The meeting will be hosted by Angela F. Braly, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint, Inc., and will f...
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