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Volcano Achieves Major Milestone in Japan Direct Sales Initiative With Signing of Termination Agreement With Goodman

SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis of coronary and peripheral artery disease, said today it has signed a termination agreement with its largest distributor in Japan, G...

Valeant Grants Schering-Plough Exclusive Option in Japan for Taribavirin in Exchange for Release of Last Right of Refusal

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive option agreement with Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP ) for taribavirin in Japan. In exchange for the exclusive option, Schering-Plough has...

Nexavar Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Advanced Liver Cancer

- First and only oral targeted therapy to significantly improve overall survival in patients with the disease - WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that the Mi...

Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level

But U.S. health officials say the disease is no more dangerous than regular flu TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization may declare a full-fledged swine flu pandemic in the coming days now that the virus has swept through Japan, a former WHO infectious disease...

Bausch & Lomb Japan Names Mitsuo Hirose as Chairman

TOKYO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb Japan has named Mitsuo (Mike) Hirose as chairman, effective immediately. Mr. Hirose has served on the subsidiary's Board of Directors since January 2009. Mr. Hirose brings exceptional executive experience to Bausch & Lomb Japan, comp...

ACRO Presents at Japan CRO Association Commemorative Symposium

Joint declaration signed WASHINGTON and TOKYO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the voice of the global clinical outsourcing industry, the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) had the honor of presenting before the Japan CRO Association's 15th Commemorative Symposium Feb...

New Features for 2009 Japan Events

MAARSSEN, Netherlands, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A BioPharma Pavilion at CPhI Japan and a Manufacturing Machinery Zone within P-MEC Japan will be among the new features at the 2009 staging of Japan 's leading pharma services events by UBM International Media. The conference programme...

CSOFT Broadens Globalization Services in U.S. and Japan with Two New Hires

Localization and Translation Leader Brings Former Medical Device and Microsoft Executives to Head Life Sciences and Shanghai Business Units Beijing, China (PRWEB) January 20, 2009 -- CSOFT International Ltd. , a leading provider of multilingual localization, testing an...

Interpreter Association Appoints IMIA Japan Representative

BOSTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) unveiled its plan to develop a national and international structure for its organization. "Our current bylaws don't stipulate a regional organizational structure, whether national or international. Our memb...

Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon Visits Japan for First Time in Historic Role

Reese Witherspoon Participates in Traditional Tea Ceremony, Meets with Breast Cancer Survivors, and Introduces Women's Empowerment Bracelet in Asia Strides Made To Reduce Violence Against Women, as Half a Million Bracelets Sold in the Un...

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Japan in Medical Technology

ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that Schering-Plough K.K., the company's country operation in Japan, has received marketing approval for ASMANEX TWISTHALER (mometasone furoate dry powder inhaler) for the treatment of bro...

Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned

PARIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has granted approval for a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the indication of "Acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina pectoris, non-ST elevation ...

Optigenex Inc. Signs New License and Distribution Agreement With Itochu Corporation of Japan

Company extends the term and expands territorial rights of its exclusive licensee in Japan after Itochu reaches market penetration milestone of 100 customer manufacturers in Japan for cosmeceutical and dietary supplement products using patented AC-11(R) (formerly known as C-Med- 100(R)) Incr...

Spectral presents data on the clinical utility of EAA(TM) at 13th Annual Critical Care for Endotoxemia conference in Japan

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI) today announced that it presented new findings demonstrating the clinical utility of its EAA(TM) Endotoxin Activity Assay, the only FDA cleared diagnostic for the measurement of endotoxin, at the 13th Annual Critical Car...

Alexion Completes Enrollment in AEGIS Registration Study of Soliris(R) (eculizumab) in Patients with PNH in Japan

CHESHIRE, Conn., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: ALXN ) today announced that it has completed enrolling patients in its previously announced AEGIS study, a single registration study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and pharmacology of...

Alexion Commences Dosing in AEGIS Registration Study of Soliris(R) (eculizumab) in Patients with PNH in Japan

CHESHIRE, Conn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company," Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that it has commenced dosing in the AEGIS study, a single registration study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and pharmacology of Soliris(R) (eculizumab) as a treatmen...

NicOx Announces Pfizer Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Development for PF-03187207 in Japan

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- NicOx S.A. (Euronext Paris: COX) today announced that Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) has initiated a dose-ranging phase 2 clinical study for PF-03187207 in Japan. PF-03187207 is a new experimental medicine for the treatment of glaucoma, which is curre...

New Data from the US and Japan Support: No Established Causal Link Between Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Treatment with Tamiflu US Databases Indicate Psychiatric Symptoms Lower in Influenza Patients Taking Tamiflu Versus Those Not Taking Tamiflu

BASEL, Switzerland, March 20, 2007 -- Clinical studies have shown (1) similar rates of neurologic and psychiatric events in pediatric influenza patients being treated with Tamiflu compared to those receiving no treatment for their influenza. Furthermore, recent data derived from US health insuranc...

LANI completes Phase I in Japan and to commence Phase I in UK

Melbourne, Australia — 19 April 2007- Biota Holdings Limited (ASX:BTA) today announced that its long acting neuraminidase inhibitor (LANI), CS8958, an anti-influenza treatment, has: 1. demonstrated effectiveness against the avian flu virus H5N1; 2. completed Phase I studies in Japan; and...

Vical Licensee AnGes MG Announces Positive Results of Phase 3 Angiogenesis Trial in Japan

SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated today announced that the company's licensee, AnGes MG, Inc. reported positive results following interim analysis of data from the first 41 subjects to complete a Phase 3 trial of an angiogenesis product candidate using Vical's D...
Japan in Medical Products

SimpliCT®

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Japan in Medical Dictionary

Kawasaki disease

..., the walls of the blood ... The cause of Kawasaki disease isn't known. ... By far the highest incidence of Kawasaki disease occurs in japan (175 per 100, ... Kawasaki disease often begins with a high and persistent fever that is not very ... A patient information handout on Kawa...

Hypogonadism

...s to respond to follicle ... Information about hypogonadism in the free online English ... male hypogonadism ... SERONO'S GONAL-F APPROVED IN japan FOR HYPOGONADISM by Worldwide Biotech ... Causes of primary hypogonadism include Klinefelter's syndrome... Male Hypogonadism . Part II: Eti...

Culture

... culture as a mode of expression ... After two plus decades, this hip hop culture is still a very present and most ... of hip hop culture in japan ... Pop culture is that loose blend of books, music, fashion and other daily ... '60s, radio, film, television, and books carry the essence of A...

Coitus

...acterial Vaginosis or Preterm Birth. ... Post Coitus , Kyoto, Japan: Find photos, descriptions, maps, and expert advice on things to do in Kyoto, japan on Yahoo! Travel. ... coitus from Webster's New World College Dictionary. Meaning of coitus . ... The patient is recommended to have coitus o...
Japan in Biological News

Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

Gland, Switzerland: The governments of Norway and Japan are using taxpayer money to subsidize their unprofitable whaling industries, according to a first-time analysis of the economics of whaling. Sink or Swim: The Economics of Whaling Today found that Norway and Japan provide commercial whale...

Springer and the Physiological Society of Japan sign publishing agreement

The Physiological Society of Japan (PSJ) has chosen Springer to publish its official publication The Journal of Physiological Sciences , starting in January 2009 with Volume 59, Number 1. The bimonthly journal was previously published by Society and Medical Tribune Co. Ltd. The journal will joi...

Eating fish may explain very low levels of heart disease in Japan

PITTSBURGH, July 28 Consuming large quantities of fish loaded with omega-3 fatty acids may explain low levels of heart disease in Japan, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health slated for the Aug. 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of...

Scientists obtain core samples from subsea fault system off Japan

The third expedition of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programs Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE) completed its mission off the Kii Peninsula today. The expedition science party, 26 scientists representing 10 countries, set forth on Dec. 19, 2007, aboard the drilling vessel Ch...

Cold treatment opens doors for citrus exports to Japan

Citrus growers in eastern Australia now have greater access to the Japanese market as a result of research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). Trials undertaken at NSW DPIs Gosford Horticultural Institute have proven that cold storage at temperatures of 2 or 3C can effectively ki...

The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

...incidence is the Miyazaki prefecture of southern Japan, a trend that led Hiroaki Kataoka and colleagues at the University of Miyazaki and elsewhere in japan on a search for better treatment options. Currently, there is no vaccine for HCV, and though a combination drug regimen can clear HCV infection, this ...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

...y in Sweden. The American Physiological Society published the study. Free diving is a tradition There is a tradition of breath-hold diving in japan and some other parts of the world that goes back hundreds of years, although the occupation has been dying out. These divers harvest seaweed, shellfis...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... their collecting efforts on the precise region of japan where the European clone of Japanese Knotweed orig... in Europe had originated. A collecting trip to japan was arranged and plants collected from a wide geog...ean Japanese Knotweed was probably introduced from japan as a garden plant by PF von Siebold from his nurse...

First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...of the malaria parasite that will be used as a live vaccine against the disease. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with researchers from the US, japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early next year. Malaria kills more than one million people each year and destroys through premature de...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

...characterized by progressive difficulty with walking and other movement. AOA1 is among the most common form of certain inherited movement disorders in japan and Portugal. McKinnon said those reports sparked new interest in single-strand DNA repair. This study focused on Xrcc1, a protein long recognized...
Japan in Biological Technology

"Over the Next 2-3 Years We Will Leverage Developmental Capabilities and Explore In-licensing and a Co-development Model to Consolidate Our Presence in Japan" - Dr. Kailash Sharma, President, Japan Operations, Zydus Cadila

TOKYO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With a business plan to launch 8-10 new products each year, Nippon Universal Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Zydus group, one of India's leading integrated pharma companies & a global healthcare provider, is looking to give a big boost to its ope...

REMERON(R) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Depression in Adult Patients

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that Schering-Plough K.K., the company's country operation in Japan, has received marketing approval for REMERON(R) /Reflex(R) (mirtazapine)15 mg Tablets for the treatment of major depress...

Microfluidics Expands Distributorship in Japan with Exclusive POWREX Partnership to Meet Increased Demand in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Energy Industries

NEWTON, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microfluidics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU), and POWREX Corporation have entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement whereby POWREX will market, sell and service Microfluidize...

SAFC Hitech & Air Water Inc. Extend High-End Materials Research Services Collaboration to Support Japan Chip Industry

Local R&D Capabilities Available To Accelerate Customer Development Programs; Agreement Underscores SAFC's Commitment to Japan 's Chip Market ST. LOUIS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC Hitech (R), a business segment within SAFC(R), a member of the Sigma-Aldrich(R) Group (...

2010 Japan Prize to Honor Scientists and Researchers in Industrial Production/Production Technology and Biological Production/Environment Fields

-Calling for nomination of candidates worldwide - TOKYO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan today announced the two fields eligible for the next Japan Prize, one of the world's most prestigious awards in science and technology. The 2010 Japan Prize will ...

Health Robotics Announces Strategic Partnership in Japan for its CytoCare(TM) Robot with TOSHO Inc.

BOZEN, Italy, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Health-Robotics today announced that TOSHO Inc., the global pioneer in Pharmacy Automation since 1971, has selected Health Robotics' CytoCare(TM) Robot after an extensive due diligence process undertaken by TOSHO's engineering and management teams, and...

Vical Licensee AnGes MG Files NDA in Japan for Collategene Angiogenesis Product

SAN DIEGO, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL ) today announced the company's licensee, AnGes MG, Inc., reported submission on March 27, 2008, of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its angiogenesis product ca...

American Scientists Named as Laureates of the 2008 (24th) Japan Prize

TOKYO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan announced the names of three laureates for the 2008 (24th) Japan Prize today. All three laureates this year are American scientists. They are Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf and Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn who received their award...

Shire's ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Hunter Syndrome

BASINGSTOKE, England and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ) announced today that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved ELAPRASE, a human enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Hunter syndrom...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Japan Tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical for Development and Commercialization of Hyperphosphatemia Drug in Japan

Deal Includes up to $100MM in License Fees and Potential Milestone Payments NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ), announced today that it entered into a licensing agreement with Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) and Torii Pharmaceutical C...

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Japan in Biological Definition

Antibiotic resistance

...vancomycin as the only effective agent available at the time. However, VRSA ( Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) was first identified in japan in 1997 and has since been found in hospitals in England, France and the US. VRSA is also termed GISA (glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureu...

Avian influenza

... Vietnam and Thailand 's poultry industry, and within weeks spread to ten countries and regions in Asia , including Indonesia , South Korea , japan and mainland China . Intensive efforts were undertaken to slaughter chickens , ducks and geese (over 40 million chickens alone were slaughtere...

Culture

...Hong Kong Denmark Egypt Finland France Georgia Gibraltar Greece India Indonesia Israel Italy japan Korea North Korea South Korea Macedonia Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Maori culture Peru Portuga...

Human Genome Project

...inister Tony Blair on June 26 , 2000 ), two years earlier than planned. The consortium comprised: China France Germany japan United Kingdom United States Initiation of the Project was the culmination of several years of work supported by the US Department o...

Kary Mullis

... technique in molecular biology which allows the amplification of specified DNA sequences. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the japan Prize for this work in 1993 . Mullis was born in North Carolina, and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended the Georgia Institute of Te...

Antibiotic resistance

...vancomycin as the only effective agent available at the time. However, VRSA ( Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) was first identified in japan in 1997 and has since been found in hospitals in England, France and the US. VRSA is also termed GISA (glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureu...

Nutrition

...s of civilization' - diabetes , heart disease and cancer - than Europeans, and their varied diet is thought to contribute to this." People in japan eat far more salt than people in the west. Nutrition and health In the 18th Century, many sailors on long journeys died from scurvy ; indeed, ...

Blood type

... , XG , Scianna , Dombrock , Chido/Rodgers , Kx , Gerbich , Cromer , Knops , Indian , Ok , Raph , and JMH . Social significance In japan (and to a certain extent in Taiwan) a popular belief is that personality is related to blood type. Visitors to the country are often surprised to be a...
Japan in Biological Dictionary

Upstream

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Multiplexing

...tiplexing (WDM) uses different ... In any case, traditional multiplexing is based on the ... This assures that a multiplexing protocol used in japan can also be used in ... T-1 was the basic type of multiplexing scheme selected by Bell Labs for high ... The literal definition of multiplexing ...

Amoeba

... descriptions, maps, and expert advice on things to do in Hong Kong, China on Yahoo! Travel. Space Amoeba or Yog--Monster from Space, released in japan as Gezora, Ganime, ... Gezora is the first of three daikaiju that appear in the course of Space Amoeba . ... MySpace Music profile for Amoeba . D...
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