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Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Issues Statement in Opposition of Genentech Petition to Restrict Lab Use of Diagnostic Tests for Physicians and Patients

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine strongly opposes the citizen petition filed by Genentech, Inc. on December 5, 2008, seeking to restrict the ability of laboratories to offer diagnostic tests to physicians and patients. The request threatens in...

Clinical Lab Products Magazine Features Biomoda

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinical Lab Products magazine features Biomoda, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMOD) ( http://www.biomoda.com ) and its proprietary early lung cancer screening assay as one of the more promising advances in the cancer diagnostic technology. The ...

Rosetta Genomics Signs Agreement With West Coast CLIA Certified Lab to Develop and Validate Tests Applying Company's MicroRNA Technology

Tests Will be Developed and Validated Clinically at Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certified Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Rosetta Genomics Expects Three Tests Applying its MicroRNA Technology to be Developed and...

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Launches B12, Folate, and Ferritin Tests on Its Dimension vista Intelligent Lab System

Anemia test menu expanded through use of advanced LOCI(R) chemiluminescence technology DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, today announced that it has launched the LOCI(R) Folate, LOCI(R) B12, and LOCI(R) Ferritin tests...

Researchers Train the Immune System to Deliver Virus That Destroys Cancer in Lab Models

Procedure also could prevent recurrence ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic have designed a technique that uses the body's own cells and a virus to destroy cancer cells that spread from primary tumors to other parts o...

Choosing Lab Quality Management Software

Summary Lakeridge Healths large multi-site lab faced challenges with manual document control processes and accreditation management challenges which were exacerbated by staff shortages and growing test volumes. The lab realized that better document control was essential for accreditation ...

Bench-Top Centrifuges--Basic Tools for the Small Lab

No matter how elementary or advanced, every clinical laboratory possesses one essential devicea centrifuge. It may be a bench-top or floor model, refrigerated or non-cooled, but this apparatus, because of its unique ability to fractionate liquid specimens by creating spin-induced high g-forces, ha...

Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

..." said Mayor Bloomberg. "We set out to create the East River Science Park to provide today's bioscience companies with the state-of-the-art commercial lab space they need to locate and expand. Eli Lilly and Company's decision to become its anchor tenant is evidence that our work is paying off. It also ...

Sirius Genomics Announces New Collaboration with Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris

...re pleased to be a part of this research effort because working with Sirius Genomics will help translate genomic biomarker research in sepsis from the lab bench to the patient bedside," stated Professor Djillali Annane, the Principal Investigator behind two clinical studies that will be utilized in the n...

Ipsogen Reports Incorporation of the Genomic Grade in the 2009 St. Gallen International Consensus Meeting on the Primary Treatment of Early Breast Cancer

...making. About MapQuant(TM) Genomic Grade The Genomic Grade test is made available for diagnostic use in Europe through an ISO-17025/CLIA lab Service. It will soon be available as a product for cancer care centers equipped with a CE-marked, FDA-cleared Affymetrix GeneChip(R) 3000Dx2 (GCS3000...

USC Keck School of Medicine's Dr. Alan Epstein Receives Prestigious National Cancer Institute RAID Award for Breakthrough IL-2 Molecule Therapeutic

...d national recognition. The School's dual commitments to collaborative interdisciplinary research and rapidly translating scientific findings from the lab bench to the patient's bedside have proved pivotal in its continuing success in research. About the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Th...

Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications

...hat short time, with the support of HKUST and funding from the ITC, we have attracted a highly skilled group of scientists, established a well quipped lab at HKUST with the latest technology, and built an IP generating platform at the Pangu BioPharma operations that has already yielded data to support th...

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. Raises $3.6 Million in Bridge Funding to Prepare for Launch of First Product

...ples from study collaborators at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Denver Health Hospital. Testing was performed at Great Basin Scientific's lab in Longmont, Colo. "The results of the pre-clinical study completely met our expectations and keep us right on track as we approach clinical tri...

Jennerex Therapeutic Research Collaboration With Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Selected for $10 Million Grant From Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

... Centre for Cancer Therapeutics at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). A large portion of this grant will fund research and development in the lab of Dr. John Bell, Jennerex's chief collaborator for the discovery and development of oncolytic viral therapeutics for cancer patients. Funding will s...

IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus

... and meaningful cause," noted Yardena Peres, researcher at the IBM Research lab in Haifa and one of the leaders for the IBM contribution for the EuResist project. Along with talent from the IBM Research lab in Haifa, the brains behind the EuResist project come from the EuResist Net...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

...In adult Ph+ CML patients, severe (NCI Grades 3/4) lab abnormalities-including neutropenia (3.6%-48%), an...e reported. For DFSP, severe (NCI Grades 3/4) lab abnormalities included anemia (17%), thrombocytope...tinine (8%). In GIST, severe (NCI Grades 3/4) lab abnormalities (400 mg/day; 600 mg/day)--including ...

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and Inverness Medical Innovations to Develop Commercial Test to Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

...cated to the study of both human memory and diseases of memory. Its primary mission is to accelerate the transfer of neurological discoveries from the lab to the doctor's office where it can benefit patients who suffer from neurological and psychiatric diseases. BRNI is operated in alliance with We...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...eams" Selected With More Than 200 Researchers from 20 Leading Institutions Initiative's Pioneering Objective is to Expedite New Treatments from lab to Patient with Potential for Results that Impact Many Forms of Cancer Unique Translational Model Focuses on the Disease, Drug Targets and Clinic...

Senesco Announces H1N1 Influenza Survival Test Results in Mice

...sco" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: SNT ) today reported results of H1N1 mouse influenza survival studies that were conducted in Dr. William Scheld's lab at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Mice treated with an siRNA against Senesco's Factor 5A gene had a 52% survival rate as opposed to...

Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF Presented at American Thoracic Society (ATS)

...ly in patients treated with placebo (urate elevation, hyperkalemia, amylase elevation and creatine kinase elevation). Both the incidence of grade 3/4 lab abnormalities and the differences observed between treatment groups on all tests were small. Regarding the overall safety results, Dr. du Bois ...

AlphaVax Announces Promising Results in Melanoma Studies

... state-of-the-art murine melanoma model. Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D., lab Head and faculty member at MSKCC, is a medical oncologist who specializes i...e disease when it does recur. In comparing these results to others that his lab has investigated, Dr. Wolchok commented that "this is the most potent singl...

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

... the option to build the most appropriate therapies into treatment programs and fit the needs of individual patients." Linking discoveries of the lab and classroom to the marketplace Historically, American research universities, responsible for so many groundbreaking discoveries and life-saving...

Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

... Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER and NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marke...

BioInformatics, LLC New Report - Capitalizing on New Opportunities for Stem Cell Products, Now Available

...E: TMO ) Zen Bio As with any valuable research tool, it is important to obtain a better understanding of how stem cells are used in the lab and in particular, what differentiated cell types are of major interest. Although it may not come as a surprise to suppliers that the majority of resp...

Pharmatek's Highly-Potent and Cytotoxic (HP/C) Facility Positions It as Industry Leader in Development and Manufacturing of HP/C Compounds

...pment and manufacturing of HP/C drug products. The dedicated facility includes 18,000 sq. ft. of analytical, formulation development and manufacturing lab space. In addition to the development space, there are two certified and validated high-containment manufacturing suites designed with soft-wall enclo...

Study Confirms: Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat

...hieve goal weight loss by calorie restriction alone were significantly aided in their attempts when they avoided foods that had been shown by a unique lab test to excite their immune response. The authors, led by Dr. M. Akmal of the Dubai Specialized Medical Centre, pointed out that hidden food allergies...

Worldwide Sensation: "A"- Implant Novelty From Austria

...apy! - 20 years of medical experience After 4 years of research and technical development, the team of Dr. Andre together with the dental lab Radodent finally suceeded in manufactering the "A" - Implant. Based on the modified CAM-Ultrasonic 5-arbor technology the "A" - Implant starts a new a...

Nation's Laboratory Response Network Marks First Decade of Protecting Public Health

...he LRN came in 2001. "Two weeks after the state of Florida finished training its laboratorians in emergency response measures, a Florida LRN reference lab identified Bacil l us anthraci s , the index case for the anthrax events of 2001, in a clinical specimen," remembers APHL Executive Director Scott...

MitraClip(R) Therapy Data Shows Important Clinical Benefit in High Risk Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation at 12-Month Follow Up

...ork harder, and may ultimately lead to heart failure. The data were presented today by Ted Feldman, M.D., director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Evanston North Shore Hospital and co-principal investigator of the EVEREST trials. "The high-risk registry data in the functional MR patients ...

RenalGuard(R) Pilot Safety Clinical Trial Data to be Presented at ACC 2009

... the study, which was completed in late 2007. The lead investigator for the trial was Dr. Frederic S. Resnic, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Resnic noted, "Our conclusion was that the system demonstrated effective high volume fluid balancing with ac...

Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in UMDNJ Company Working to Improve Leukemia Treatments

...nant white blood cells have been determined to be more sensitive to Leukotoxin than non-cancerous white blood cells. Animal studies in Dr. Kachlany's lab using mouse models for human leukemia have shown Leukotoxin to possess significant anti-leukemia activity. The company is also looking at Leukotoxin f...

Quest Diagnostics ClariSure(TM) Postnatal Molecular Test Receives Clinical Laboratory Approval from New York State

...rk State, our advanced ClariSure test has demonstrated that it fulfills test validation requirements widely regarded as among the most rigorous in the lab industry," said Charles (Buck) Strom, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the genetic testing center of Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, the esoteric...

Neuralstem's Human Stem Cells Integrate into Nervous System of Rats with Animal Model of ALS

...he ultra-structural level, that these cells make mature connections with host motor neurons in the spinal cord," said Dr. Vassilis E. Koliatsos, whose lab at Johns Hopkins conducted the study. "This demonstrates that these cells not only live, but integrate into the structure of the host's motor system...

Galderma Announces Interim Data Relating to Sequential Treatment Regimen of Clobex(R) Spray Followed by Vectical(TM) Ointment in Managing Plaque Psoriasis

...tment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years and older. The most frequent adverse events reported in clinical trials (>3%) were lab test abnormality, urine abnormality, psoriasis, hypercalciuria and pruritus. Skin discomfort has also been reported. Vectical(TM) Ointment should be...

Gallbladder Removal Through Vagina Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative

...a wide range of procedures in the future," adds Dr. Soper. Drs. Hungness and Soper, along with John Martin, MD, director of the gastrointestinal lab at Northwestern Memorial, were also the second team of surgeons in the United States to perform NOTES to remove a gallbladder through the mouth of a p...

Bone Biologics Announces Significant Milestone for Spinal Fusion Surgery Using Recombinant Protein and Demineralized Bone Matrix

...Technology since 2004, leveraging the previous ten years of research in the lab performed by the founding scientists at UCLA . This Platform Technology i...the research scientists who had identified and validated the product in the lab over the previous ten years. The acquisition of an exclusive worldwide lic...

Adoption of PCI in AMI Patients to Drive Drug-Eluting Stent Use

...ave improved outcomes over thrombolytics, even without surgical back-up. Experts are now trying to reduce the time it takes to get patients to a cath lab -- in some cases bypassing the emergency room -- which will drive primary PCI adoption and support DES use in AMI patients. Furthermore, a numbe...

Update of Long-Term Data on Brain Cancer Patients Receiving DCVax(R)-Brain Continues to Show Striking Improvements in Delay of Disease and Survival

...oes tumor removal through surgery as part of the current standard of care. Dendritic cells drawn from a sample of the patient's blood are exposed in a lab dish to the biomarkers of the patient's own tumor, along with certain other proprietary steps, and are thereby activated and "educated." These activat...

Wayne County Partners With TechTown to Launch Global Stem Cell 'Innovation and Commercialization Lab'

...n be home to the first stem cell commercialization lab in Michigan. The Wayne County Stem Cell Commercial...ndal Charlton, executive director of TechTown, the lab is already in early-stage discussions with stem ce... United Kingdom and Hungary. He explained that the lab will serve as a common resource for core biologica...

American Heart Association EMS Survey Uncovers Deficiencies in Response, Treatment and Transfer of Patients With Most Deadly Heart Attacks

...mergency Cardiovascular Care task force. "However, we found the need for better systems to allow EMS to transmit data from ECGs and activate the cath lab on the way to the hospital and for policies allowing them to take patients to the facility able to provide appropriate care, whether it's the closest ...
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