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Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Delivering US$160,000 in Aid to Earthquake Survivors in China

LOS ANGELES, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of central China's earthquake, up to 50,000 people are thought to have lost their lives, and over 150,000 were injured. An estimated 10 million people have been affected, with 4 million who have lost their homes. With great sorrow for these ...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

...e partners is the ideal complement for our mission, and together we can create a culture of patient safety," said Dr. Birnbach. How big is the hai problem? "Americans don't expect to get additional infections when they go into the hospital. Stopping health care associated infections and improv...

Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

...pitals and ambulatory surgical centers to report hai data through an existing national reporting networ...00 will establish a single national standard for hai reporting, and it will ensure that public health s...E. Rupp, MD, president of SHEA. "This approach for hai reporting will be a more accurate way to compare l...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

... million per day. "As the leader in molecular hai testing, it is incumbent for Cepheid to provide he...the most comprehensive suite of rapid and accurate hai tests on the market. The Xpert C. difficile test...nce, and fourth in its expanding menu of on-demand hai products. The test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXp...

Hospital Infection Prevention Resources Cut, Study Says

... APIC 2009 President Christine J. Nutty, RN, MSN, CIC. "At a time when the federal government will be requiring hospitals to meet national targets for hai reduction, infection prevention departments at our nation's healthcare facilities need to be growing, not shrinking." A third of survey responden...

Angelica Corporation Raises Bar Again for Increased Patient Safety

...care providers are understandably concerned and intensifying their focus on hai prevention. Angelica gives healthcare providers added confidence that thei..., "AdvaCare fundamentally and directly addresses the provider's efforts for hai prevention." "The sanitizer is one component of Angelica's overall gre...

Over 300 Pennsylvania Nursing Homes in Eastern Pennsylvania Begin Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections

...y what should be reported, put that information out for public comment and re-develop the PA-PSRS system specifically for nursing homes to input their hai events and then train them on how to use the electronic system." Doering added that the Authority's Board of Directors assembled the Healthcare-A...

Cepheid Announces Symposium Program for 2009 Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference

...d program highlights for its symposium, "On-Demand hai Testing: Good Medicine and Good Business," which t...discuss the importance of reducing and eliminating hai infections and the operational benefits that these...hput efficiencies." The symposium, "On-Demand hai Testing: Good Medicine and Good Business," is sche...

APIC Supports Automated Surveillance Technologies in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

...thcare personnel and performance improvement activities," said Greene. "Automated surveillance offers a more efficient and accurate means of obtaining hai data, provides the opportunity to expand surveillance beyond typical high-risk areas within the healthcare facility and allows infection preventionist...

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

...ent to address underappreciated healthcare needs," said Philippe Jacon, President, BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems. "As our customers expand their hai and sexually transmitted infection testing programs, they are seeking simple, flexible and fully automated systems to meet their increasing demands. ...

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HAI in Medical Technology

Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference

... In this study, the vaccine demonstrated strong hai antibody titers against the H5N1 A/Indonesia strai...), 45 mcg, or 90 mcg of vaccine or a placebo. The hai titers to the vaccine strain increased with increa...f subjects achieved a four-fold or greater rise in hai titers when compared to baseline and titers of at ...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

...hers from the University, together with clinical colleagues from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which allows a unique holistic approach to hai research. Researchers in CHAI have made major breakthroughs in our understanding of the basic biology of C.difficile and MRSA that will assist efforts...

Novavax Announces Top Line Results of Phase IIa Clinical Trial for Its Seasonal Influenza VLP (Trivalent) Vaccine Candidate

...n. The vaccine was immunogenic, inducing hai responses against the vaccine strains and drifted ...rotection rates (i.e., percentage of subjects with hai titers greater than or equal to 40) for the vaccin...jects with greater than or equal to 4 fold rise in hai titer from baseline) ranged from 90 to 100% for H3...

Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection

...e 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System, the world's leading hai molecular platform, and is the first test developed and manufactured by Cep...and Prevention reports that 30 percent of enterococcal HAIs are due to VRE. hai infections have proven to increase patient length of stays, mortality rates...

Nationwide Progress Poll Reveals Increased Efforts by Hospitals to Control MRSA Infection

...ew measures to combat MRSA, 17% were able to add staff and 21% added better hai surveillance technology. But we need to see this upward trend continue if w... MRSA, two of the top items on their wish list include additional staff and hai surveillance technology. Other top choices include more aggressive hand hyg...

Chasing Zero Summit Pushes for Zero Tolerance Approach to Hospital-Acquired Infections

...attendees will leave armed with the information they need to lead effective hai management programs and to be better prepared for pending hai reimbursement changes from CMS. Who The event will bring health care in...

New York Infection Prevention Expert Named Recipient of Carole DeMille Award

...DC to establish the National Health Care Safety Network as the standard for hai reporting in New York State. She educates ICPs and collaborates with legisl...retary's Council on Public Health Preparedness, to implementing a mandatory hai reporting structure in New York State, her accomplishments and vision truly...

Novavax Announces Favorable Interim Results from Human Clinical Trial for Its Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program

...5/2005 avian flu strain after the second vaccination. Sixty- three (63) percent had a 4-fold rise in neutralizing antibody from baseline. In regard to hai responses, 48% had a 4-fold increase in titer from baseline. All subjects tested negative for antibodies to the H5N1 Indonesia strain before vaccinati...

Novavax Announces Preclinical Results for Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program

...in Phase I/IIa clinical trials. In a study using mice, two injections of Novavax's trivalent seasonal flu vaccine without an adjuvant induced strong hai antibody responses against all 3 influenza subtypes contained in the vaccine including H3N2, H1N1, and B. The study showed that when all three seasona...

BioSante Pharmaceuticals Announces New Findings for Potential Bird Flu Vaccine

...nfer a higher level of immunity than the currently approved vaccine," said Stephen M. Simes, president and chief executive officer of BioSante. "These hai study results confirm the BioVant antibody results previously reported and add to the data base for a potential BioSante improved BioVant adjuvanted b...
HAI in Biological Technology

Kiwa Bio-Tech in Collaboration Discussions with Beijing Hai Xin Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

BEIJING and CLAREMONT, Calif.*, May 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: KWBT) announced discussions with Beijing Hai Xin Science and Technology Co., Ltd. ("Hai Xin") regarding joint product development and marketing efforts. This Ma...

Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Studies Published for Novavax Seasonal Influenza Virus-Like-Particle Vaccine

...ramuscular injections of VLP vaccine which induced hai antibodies against all three influenza strains rep...se used for currently licensed vaccines, developed hai titers greater than or equal to 1:40. This level ...n addition, approximately 50% of ferrets developed hai titers greater than or equal to 1:40 against drift...

A New Era in the Application of Lab-on-a-Chip to Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis

... ATLANTA, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- hai Kang Life Corporation Limited (HKLife) announces further developments of it...tem offers sensitivity comparable to Real-Time PCR. About HKLife: hai Kang Life Corporation Limited, formerly known as Hong Kong DNA Chips, was e...

WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services

... Debra Yu, MD Vice President Strategy WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +1-215-218-5559 Email: ir@wuxiapptec.com Dr. hai Mi Executive Director of Investor Relations and Business Planning WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +86-21-5046-3726 Email: ir...

WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

...please contact: Debra Yu, MD Vice President Strategy WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +1-215-218-5559 Email: ir@wuxiapptec.com Dr. hai Mi Executive Director of Investor Relations and Business Planning WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +86-21-5046-3726 Email: ir@wuxiapptec....

Isis' Ibis Biosciences Subsidiary Highlights the Power of the Ibis T5000 Pathogen Identification and Characterization System at the ICAAC/IDSA Meeting

...ern University, when commenting on Ibis' ability to detect and characterize hai agents. Ibis and collaborators are also presenting recent advances in the... care facilitators with information they need in order to react and control hai quickly and effectively," said David J. Ecker, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Offi...

WuXi PharmaTech Schedules Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

.... For more information, please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com . For further information, please contact: WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Dr. hai Mi Executive Director of Investor Relations and Business Planning Tel: +86-21-5046-3726 Email: ir@wuxiapptec.com Burns McClellan Juliane...

WuXi PharmaTech Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2008 Results and Updates 2008 Guidance

...please contact: Debra Yu, MD Vice President Strategy WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +1-215-218-5559 Email: ir@wuxiapptec.com Dr. hai Mi Executive Director of Investor Relations and Business Planning WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Tel: +86-21-5046-3726 Email: ir@wuxiapptec....

Kiwa Bio-Tech 2nd Quarter Revenues Increase 61.7% to $3 Million, Six Month Revenues Top $5.2 Million

...Olympic games. -- Also in May, Kiwa announced discussions with Beijing hai Xin Science and Technology Co., Ltd. regarding joint product development and marketing efforts. hai Xin is a high technology enterprise that specializes in mineral resourc...

Cepheid Reports Second Quarter Revenue of $42.1 Million

...aid John Bishop, Cepheid's Chief Executive Officer. "Providing the fastest time-to-result in the industry, our GeneXpert(R) System continues to be the hai molecular platform of choice, resulting in year-over-year growth in our clinical business of 186% for the first half of 2008." "While our core clini...

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