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-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

SAN DIEGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ) today announced that all three remaining Phase 3 trials evaluating Contrave(R) (bupropion SR/naltrexone SR), its investigational drug for the treatment of obesity, met their ...

Scribe Healthcare Technologies, LLC to Integrate BenchMark KB™ in Scribe Complete™ Medical Documentation Platform

Company leads industry in providing medical transcriptionists with industry standard Knowledge Base tool. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) February 5, 2009 -- Scribe Healthcare Technologies announces a comprehensive initiative to deploy the AHDI BenchMark Knowledge Base™ t...

Linwood Group Setting Price Benchmark for Alcohol Rehab

Linwood Group rehab centre is giving guests a reason to be cheerful by announcing a winter sale with a 50% discount on the normal weekly rate. London (PRWEB) January 11, 2009 -- The Linwood Group has revealed that it is running its very own winter sale to ensure even mo...

ChemBridge Research Laboratories, Inc. (CRL) has Established an Industry Record and Benchmark in Hit-to-Lead Libraries Turn-around Time

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemBridge Research Laboratories, Inc. (CRL) announced today that it has established an industry record in turn-around time for hit-to-lead follow-up libraries. Such ultra-fast hit-to-lead libraries are now produced in CRL's San Diego facilities in a matter of...

TransUnion and Benchmark Revenue Management Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Revenue Cycle Offering

CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TransUnion and Benchmark Revenue Management announced today a partnership that will allow hospitals to provide better financial avenues to patients seeking assistance. The collaboration will marry TransUnion's patented healthcare revenue cycle plat...

Solcara Helps AstraZeneca Set International Benchmark for Global Media Relations

LONDON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Solcara, the market-leading provider of software for the control, management and searching of digital information, has been helping AstraZeneca manage its interactions with the media through the use of Solcara Communications Centre. AstraZeneca, one of the wo...

McGraw Wentworth Launches Survey to Benchmark Employee Benefit Trends in Michigan

Survey will show what top-performing organizations are doing to hold the line on health care cost increases. 500 employers expected to participate. TROY and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts predict health care costs will increase between 8% and 12% in 2008. The impact of t...

Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals

Johns Hopkins researchers question government decision to lower requirements for designation WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Challenging a recent U.S. government decision to lower the benchmark for designation as a high-volume heart transplant hospital, a new Johns Hopkins Medic...

Global Health Support Service Benchmark Study to Combat Growing Healthcare Costs and Prepare for Likely Health Care Reforms

Global Health Support Service Benchmark study to combat growing healthcare costs and prepare for likely health care reforms A new benchmarking study will look under the covers of hospital costs and efficiencies using more refined performance metrics and advanced data ...

HealthPartners is National Benchmark in Six Out of Seven Areas in National Business Coalition on Health Report

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPartners is the top-performing health plan in the nation in six out of seven areas according to a newly released business report. The report, sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health, is based on the eValue8 request for...
Benchmark in Medical Technology

Eloxatin (oxaliplatin injection)-Based Chemotherapy Sets New Treatment Benchmark in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

FOLFOX4 Chemotherapy Results in Improved Long-term [Five-years] Overall Survival for these Seriously Ill Patients CHICAGO, June 04, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FOLFOX4, an Eloxatin(R)-based chemotherapy regimen, provided significant improvements in long-term [five- years] overall survival (OS) ...

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation

...apy produced a projected cure rate of 90 percent for all the patients, which is the best treatment result reported to date. This cure rate serves as a benchmark for others in the field. To assess whether cranial irradiation would have made a difference in CNS relapse, they compared the outcomes of 71 patients ...

ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study

...between treatment groups in severe toxicities. However, pharmacokinetic equivalence, the primary endpoint of the study, was not demonstrated based on benchmark regulatory standards. "Following discussions with clinicians and experts in taxane pharmacokinetics, we believe that the increased blood-levels...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Presents at Asia TIDES Conference

...cacy as a neuroprotective agent in animal models of eye diseases . Dr. Thompson commented, "Quark has kept pace or out-performed on every major benchmark by which RNAi therapeutics companies are measured. With QPI-1002, Quark became the first to administer a siRNA drug systemically in humans. Our propri...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

... Researchers followed kidney cancer patients who had received cryoablation for three years -- well beyond the established and well-accepted one-year benchmark within the medical community to gauge the success of a kidney tumor treatment option -- since most kidney tumors would be visible within a year with a...

TYKERB(R) (Lapatinib) to be Investigated in Landmark Early Breast Cancer Trial

...national Phase Ib to III trials. The performance of the network of oncologists at SOLTI ranks among the top of international cooperative groups, after benchmark trials such as HERA, SOFT, ECTO II, NOAH and AZURE, among others. About GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline - one of the world's leading research-ba...

Study Shows That Low-Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) was Associated with Reduced Hospital Costs of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Treatment Compared with Unfractionated Heparin (UFH)

...omparative database in the U.S. and contains information from hundreds of hospitals and millions of discharges, providing means by which hospitals can benchmark their efforts against other hospitals in an effort to improve quality and reduce costs. About Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Venous thromboembolism ...

IBA and Elekta Initiate Global Particle Therapy Program at ASTRO

...uipment to operate seamlessly and intelligently with the proton therapy system, the IBA and Elekta joint development will make proton therapy system a benchmark of integration," said Pierre Mottet, Chief Executive Officer of IBA. "Radiation therapy is currently undergoing rapid transformation in many areas. I...

Wyeth's Torisel and Roche/Genentech's Avastin Will Challenge Pfizer's Sutent to Become the Clinical Gold Standard for Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

... future. * Clinical end point tradeoffs that are most influential to physicians. * Areas of unmet need with highest potential. * benchmark trial results for specific drug opportunities. * Patient share potential for emerging therapies and target product profiles. -- Decision ...

Clinical Trial Effectiveness: How Pharmas & Biotechs Save Cost with Savvy Investigator Management

...t 3-6 months earlier than average companies. -- Identifying and recruiting investigators 2-4 times faster than competitors in the benchmark class. Download the complimentary excerpt of the Clinical Trial Excellence Series at http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr839.htm or contact our Solutio...
Benchmark in Medical Products

CELL-DYN 3200 - Recertified

Description:... The CELL-DYN 3200 sets a benchmark of innovative, compact design. Using optical light scatter for WBC, RBC, PLT and Reticulocyte analysis the CELL-DYN 3200 meets the needs of today's la...
Company:Summit Lab Sales

8500 series Digital Handheld Pulse Oximeter

Description:...simple universal tool for patients monitoring - from spot checks to continuous monitoring. As the first pocket-size, handheld oximeter, it serves as a benchmark for durability and enduring performance - gaining the confidence of medical professionals worldwide....
Company:Nonin Medical, Inc.

BenchMark® XT

Description:... Introducing benchmark XT® the only fully automated slide preparation system with the flexibil...e turnaround time. All with no increase in staff. You choose how to use the benchmark XT® to optimize your staff efficiency and report results sooner....
Company:Ventana Medical Systems Inc.

Progressive Scan 1088 HD Camera

Description:...eo accessories to meet your demanding needs. Superior resolution and color reproduction have long been hallmarks of our 3-Chip cameras, and are the benchmark by which all other medical video cameras are measured. This year Stryker launched the very first Progressive Scan, High Definition camera to further i...
Company:Stryker Corporation

Maxenon Xi300

Description:...00 is so bright many surgeons turn it down confidently knowing they have higher gears to shift into when the going gets tough. More important are the benchmark features such as a true Hot Start and the technologically advanced fan we build into our 300-watt xenon system that prevent failed start ups and overh...
Company:BFW, Inc.

CELL-DYN 3200

Description:... The CELL-DYN 3200 sets a benchmark of innovative, compact design. Using optical light scatter for WBC, RBC, PLT and Reticulocyte analysis the CELL-DYN 3200 meets the needs of today's la...
Company:Abbott Diagnostics

Bi-Plane EP

Description:...lock mode, which allows rotation of the positioners in LAO/RAO projections around the isocenter using a single joystick. Ease of operation is a benchmark of the Omega Bi-Plane EP imaging systems. Image quality, performance, and reliability have established Omegas dedicated EP imaging systems as the ind...
Company:Omega Medical Imaging

VISULAS 690s Photodynamic Therapy Laser System

Description:... The VISULAS 690s is the benchmark for photodynamic therapy. As the instrument of choice for the international phase III Visudyne clinical trials, Carl Zeiss has leveraged its 20 year l...
Company:Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Super Q - Nd: YAG Laser Photodisruptor

Description:...r system that provides a precise and reliable means for performing posterior capsulotomy, iridotomy and pupillary membranectomy. The Super Q delivers benchmark performance in an elegant, lightweight and transportable package. The Laserex Super Q produces a 1064 nm wavelength treatment laser from a Q-s...
Company:Ellex (formerly Laserex)

Benchmark Microplate Reader

Description:... The benchmark Microplate Reader, with its increased wavelength range of 340 to 750 nm and high performance optics, provides flexibility for specialized applications...
Company:Bio-Rad Laboratories
Benchmark in Biological News

New hope for fisheries

...e group's recommendations is to fish at rates lower than those producing maximum sustainable yield (MSY), a long-standing and internationally accepted benchmark for total catch. They call for MSY to be reinterpreted as an absolute upper limit rather than a target, in line with U.N. recommendations. The aut...

University has grand designs to build a house of straw

...d warm in winter, helps families reduce their CO2 footprint without compromising how they choose to live their lives and sets a new and very different benchmark for sustainable homes in the 21st century." ...

First comprehensive guidelines for managing medullary thyroid carcinoma published in Thyroid journal

...ts high mortality, strong inheritance patterns, and associations with other serious glandular disorders. These evidence-based guidelines will become a benchmark for patient management and clinical research, as they illuminate the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies required when caring for gravely ill patien...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...tes help regional and national officials prepare for and prevent food crises. "The USDA's estimates of global crop yields are an objective, timely benchmark of food availability and help drive international commodity markets," said Bolten, a physical scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbe...

Proteomics: Finding the key ingredients of disease

...ilsson. "It is important to associate the correct proteins with the correct condition. This process is incredibly complex. The aim of our study was to benchmark current analysis techniques worldwide and to identify potential bottlenecks." Putting them to the test Twenty-seven labs worldwide were sent a s...

Freezing kidney cancer: Hot treatment should be new gold standard for destroying small tumors

...e. Researchers followed kidney cancer patients who had received cryoablation for three yearswell beyond the established and well-accepted one-year benchmark within the medical community to gauge the success of a kidney tumor treatment optionsince most kidney tumors would be visible within a year with a CT ...

Cellulosic biofuel technology will generate low-cost green fuel, says major study

...ning will be invaluable to researchers and policy makers alike. "The journal is honoured to publish this special edition. We believe it sets a new benchmark in how we think about the potential of cellulosic biofuels to provide large-scale energy services, both in the USA and around the world" he says. "We...

Final frontier: Mission to explore buried ancient Antarctic lake given green light

...o how the climate has changed over many millennia. Consortium leader Professor Martin Siegert from the University of Edinburgh said: "This is a benchmark in polar exploration our team will be the first to explore this ancient lake. It is a dark, cold place that has been sealed from the outside world an...

New reference material can improve testing of multivitamin tablets

...ical chemists to use to make sure their methods are working properly, not a benchmark for what a good product should be. SRM 3280 is part of a larger ongoing .... Researchers in the academic community will also be able to use the SRM to benchmark their assays for vitamins and minerals just as other SRMs are used to stand...

2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

...o once again be funding such innovative ideas." Mr. Rachleff is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford School of Business, and a co-founder of benchmark Capital. His previous investments include AOL and Juniper Networks. ...
Benchmark in Biological Technology

Setting the Benchmark for Winery Tasting Room Research: An Emerging Region Gets a Global Perspective

VINELAND, ON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ - Do winery tasting rooms really help generate sales for wineries? According to researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre almost half of winery tasting room visitors purchase the winery's brand within three months of their visit. "This researc...

Another industry first enabled by Benchmark Biolabs - Peros' oral delivery platform and vaccine facility licensed by the USDA

LINCOLN, NE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - The acceptance of Peros' oral delivery platform and vaccine facility by the USDA marks another significant achievement by Benchmark Biolabs, a full service biopharmaceutical product development firm. Benchmark Biolabs designed, constructed and oversees th...

Cell Proliferation Assay Using the Benchmark Plus Microplate Spectrophotometer

William C Heiser, PhD and Ma Theresa Redila-Flores, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc . , Hercules, CA 94547 USA Introduction An accurate and rapid assessment of viable cell number and proliferation is often required for in vitro and i...

Understanding Managed Markets: Effective Market Research Structures & Activities to Maximize Payer Access & Insights

...research are the following: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late to Develop MM Insights : MMMR activities peak during Phase 3, though most benchmark partners are moving to push these into earlier phases. This may prove most viable for breakthrough medicines where pharmacoeconomic differences can be...

Researchers unite to distribute quantum keys

...ctical applications to emerge from advances in the sometimes baffling study of quantum mechanics, quantum cryptography has become a soon-to-be reached benchmark in secure communications. Quantum mechanics describes the fundamental nature of matter at the atomic level and offers very intriguing, often coun...

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Rod McKinley (U.S. Air Force Retired) Joins MicroTech as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

...s that delivers robust, process-driven technology performance focused on mission success. MicroTech applies its Enterprise IT experience, regimented, benchmark process, and state-of-the-art engineering solutions to integrate technology and create proven results that can meet your strategic needs. MicroTech is...

Micromet Added to Russell 3000 Index

...art of the annual reconstitution of the Russell indexes, which occurred on June 26, 2009. "Investors recognize the Russell 3000 as an established benchmark for tracking investment performance, market movements and market trends. We are pleased that Micromet has been added to the Russell 3000 Index and ex...

NeurogesX Added to Russell 3000 Index

...al, our inclusion in the index could potentially provide exposure for the Company to a broader base of institutional investors that use the indices to benchmark their portfolios. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds. An industry-leading $4 tri...

Elsevier's Science & Technology Division and Science News Partner to Organize the First "Attracting Academic Talent Summit" in Beijing

...s efforts to attract talent. With solutions like Scival Spotlight, a solution launching in June that helps institutes map out scientific expertise and benchmark with competitive institutes, and Scopus, we can help Chinese universities and research institutes improve ways of identifying and managing research ta...

Health Strategies Group Forecasts Emerging Trends in Future Sales Force Models at the SPBT 2009 Conference

...future scenarios, support business planning, formulate successful segmentation strategies, guide the design of training curricula, educate colleagues, benchmark staff performance, and develop more profitable contracting strategies. For additional information on Health Strategies Group, contact Karen Vande...
Benchmark in Biological Products

DeCypher Biocomputing Solutions from TimeLogic, a Brand of Active Motif, Inc.

Description:... costs. This makes it the most cost-effective solution available for your bioinformatics discovery. Contact TimeLogic today to schedule a free, custom benchmark on your toughest searches!...
Company:TimeLogic, a Brand of Active Motif, Inc.

Anti-Sheep/Goat Sac-Cel - Solid-phase Separation System from IDS Ltd

Description:... range in 1987. Sac-Cel rapidly found favour with researchers and clinical biochemists developing their own "in house" radioimmunoassays, and became a benchmark methodology for the separation of Bound from Free fractions (B/F) in RIA. When used in liquid phase immunoassays, Sac-Cel provides a ready-to-use soli...
Company:IDS Ltd

Varian 810-MS from Varian, Inc.

Description:... The benchmark for analytical performance When you require ease-of-use and the ultimate in analytical performance, the Varian 810-MS delivers. Varian 8...
Company:Varian, Inc.
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