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The Ottawa Hospital and Elekta Forge Long-Term Strategic Partnership Agreement

Agreement to create world class cancer management centre of excellence harnessing state-of-the-art Elekta technologies OTTAWA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta and The Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa, Ontario) have embarked on a decade-long mutual support project that will create an advanced canc...

The Ottawa Hospital Transforms Procurement and Spend Management with the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite

Leading Canadian Health Center Enables End-to-End Integration for More than $60 Million in Purchases Annually, Allowing It to Cut Administrative Costs, Accelerate Purchasing, Optimize Vendor Spend and Reduce Paper Use REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- News Facts ...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute is North America's First Clinical Site for Ultra-sophisticated X-Ray

New Technology Cuts Radiation Exposure, Reduces Procedure Time, Lowers Costs OTTAWA , April 16 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has installed North America's first dual axis rotational cardiac X-ray for clinical use, allowing physicians to more clearly locat...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Scientists Unlock Mechanism That Turns on Weight-Loss Gene

OTTAWA , Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ - A University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) research team has unlocked the mechanism that turns on a weight-loss gene in muscle. A new UOHI study shows that the mechanism - a DNA sequence variant identified as rs2419621 - increases the activity levels of ACSL5,...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Scientists Successfully Develop Novel Biomaterial to Help Grow New Blood Vessels

OTTAWA , Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have successfully grown blood vessels in damaged muscle tissue by injecting a biomaterial developed specifically to attract new cells and support regeneration. Blood vessel regeneration suggests that ...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Trial Finds Popular Blood Clotting Drug Does Not Improve Patient Outcomes and Increases Risk of Bleeding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ - A popular drug used to prevent blood clotting during the treatment of severe heart attacks does not improve outcomes for patients undergoing a life-saving surgical procedure. Further, the drug - known generically as eptifibatide (pronounced ep-ti-fy-bah-tide)...

HearAtLast Spokesperson Walter Gretzky and President Robert Oswald to be Featured on Three TV Segments in Conjunction with Ottawa Store Opening

TORONTO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Pink Sheets: HRAL) HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. announced today that their Official Spokesperson for Canada, Walter Gretzky, and HearAtLast president Robert Oswald will be featured on three news stations in Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, December 3, 2007. Th...

2007 Ottawa & Eastern Ontario Physique Championship to be Sponsored by Natural Nutrition

OTTAWA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sports and nutritional product manufacturer, Natural Nutrition Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NNTN) announced today that the company will be the Headline Sponsor for the 2007 Ottawa & Eastern Ontario Physique Championship and Expo scheduled on November 10th...

Accident Fund Will Make Board of Water & Light's Ottawa Street Station Power Plant in Lansing Its New National Headquarters

Transformational project will accommodate planned strategic growth that will bring up to 500 new jobs to Lansing and Michigan LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold move that will awaken a slumbering giant on the Grand River, accommodate up to 500 new jobs for Lansing and fur...

Adequate preparation in Ottawa for pandemic

Federal Health Minister Tony Clement has said that anti-virals will be made available to every Canadian who gets ill during a pandemic//. This was part of Canada’s preparation efforts to combat a potential pandemic. The Minister said, "We want everyone who is ill to receive treatment. A stra...
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Jennerex Therapeutic Research Collaboration With Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Selected for $10 Million Grant From Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc. (San Francisco, CA and Ottawa, Canada), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that a $10 million grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has been received by the Centre for Cancer Therapeutics at Ottawa...

Responses After Completion of Therapy Increase Pixantrone Complete Remission (CR)/Unconfirmed Complete Remission (CRu) Rate to 24% and Overall Response Rate (ORR) to 40% Compared to 7% and 14% for Comparator Agents in Phase III EXTEND Trial in 3rd Line Th

...clinical trial of pixantrone (the "PIX 301 EXTEND trial") is being presented at the Pan Pacific Lymphoma conference by Dr. Richard Van der Jagt of the ottawa General Hospital. Pixantrone PIX 301 EXTEND Trial Follow-up Data and Subgroup Analyses Initial follow-up data in the PIX 301 EXTEND trial...

Jennerex Completes the Treatment of First Patient Cohort in Phase 1 Trial With Intravenous Delivery of JX-594 Oncolytic Virus

...rex Biotherapeutics was established in San Francisco and in Ottawa in 2006 with Dr. David Kirn (CEO) in San Francisco and Dr. John Bell (CSO) from the ottawa Health Research Institute/University of Ottawa. Jennerex is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercializatio...

Five-Year Data Confirm That Early Treatment with Betaseron(R) at First Sign of Disease Can Delay Progression to MS

...ver five years when treatment is initiated shortly after the earliest sign of MS," said Dr. Mark Freedman, Professor of Neurology at the University of ottawa and investigator of the study. "These results confirm that treatment with Betaseron after the first MS event or attack can reduce the risk of developi...

Jennerex Publishes Promising Results from Cancer Clinical Trial of JX-594 in Lancet Oncology

...ollaborated closely with medical and scientific research teams in South Korea at Dong-A University and Pusan National University Hospitals, and at the ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Phase I-II Liver Cancer Study As reported in the Lancet Oncology publication, 14 patients with a variet...

Bayer Issues Additional Guidance to Physicians on Trasylol(R)

...er has also been informed that the FDA plans to communicate with the public on this issue. About BART According to information on the website of the ottawa Health Research Institute (Institut de recherche en sante d'Ottawa), the BART study -- Blood Conservation using Antifibrinolytics: A Randomized Trial ...

Immediate Treatment of Early MS Patients with Betaferon Significantly Delayed Permanent Disability

...t takes for patients to suffer from the debilitating consequences of MS,” said Dr. Mark S. Freedman, Professor of Neurology at the University of ottawa and investigator of the study. “This is a truly novel finding that has not yet been demonstrated for any other immunomodulatory MS treatment, an...
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'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

...s been made to this date is the result of the MDA commitment." At the ottawa Hospital Research Institute, in Ottawa, Ontario, Associate Scientific Direc...0 for three years. Kothary is also affiliated with the University of ottawa and like so many researchers, he is aware of and affected by the cutback in...

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...epartment, where Montie was a graduate student and post doc, as well as Robert Letcher at Environment Canada. Montie traveled to Environment Canada in ottawa to learn the painstaking techniques required to extract and to quantify more than 170 different pollutants and their metabolites. He then brought the ...

Protein analysis methods, viral vectors featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

... useful as vectors for gene delivery into cells like neurons. In the May issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols , Robin Parks and colleagues from the ottawa Health Research Institute provide "Construction and Characterization of Adenovirus Vectors," a set of detailed instructions for the generation, propa...

Limping rat provides sciatica insights

... a possible role for immune system activation in contributing to symptoms of sciatica," said Shamji, now completing his neurosurgical residency at the ottawa Hospital in Canada. "This offers new insight into the pathophysiology of the disease, and may also identify novel therapeutic targets to treat it." ...

Springer launches StemCellGateway.net

...ce," said Ray Coln, Director of Journal Development at Springer. Dr. Kursad Turksen, editor-in-chief of the journal SCRR , is a researcher at the ottawa Health Research Institute. He will monitor content and further develop the portal overseeing content additions, assuring quality, and working with t...

'Smart scaffolds' may help heal broken hearts

...olds," developed by Erik Suuronen and his colleagues from the University of ottawa and the ottawa Heart Research Institute, work because they contain a protein that allows p...

New research helps explain genetics of Parkinson's disease

...covery that links the fields of mitochondrial quality control and the genetics of Parkinson's disease (PD)," writes Heidi McBride of the University of ottawa Heart Institute. "This work significantly increases our understanding of PD and provides a new framework for the development of therapeutic interventi...

Viral 'magic bullet' targets cancer cells with help of new compound

...spital along with colleagues at the University of ottawa and the ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) report a signific.... John C. Bell and colleagues at the University of ottawa and OHRI, have discovered that a family of compoun...

New York Stem Cell Foundation announces third annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

...nderson, PhD, Co-Director, Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University; Michael A. Rudnicki, PhD, FRSC, Director, Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, ottawa Health Research Institute; Tom Okarma, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Geron Corp.; Amy Wagers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Bio...

New regulations tighten controls on restricted chemicals

... This release is available in French . ottawa The Government of Canada is taking action to better control the sale of chemicals that can be used to make explosives. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Mini...
Ottawa in Biological Technology

Oncothyreon announces presentation of long-term Stimuvax data at World Conference on Lung Cancer

...for the Study of Lung Cancer's 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer in San Francisco on August 1, 2009. The presentation by Dr. Glenwood Goss from the ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, involved 16 patients who received treatment with Stimuvax for between 2 and 8.2 years as part of the Phase 2b...

Nature Reviews Publishes Article About Jennerex's Multi-Mechanistic Cancer Therapeutic

...with Dr. David Kirn (CEO) in San Francisco and Dr. John Bell (CSO) from the ottawa Health Research Institute/ University of ottawa . For more information about Jennerex and the company's robust pipeline and...

Sustainable Oils Names Scott Johnson as General Manager, Expands Management Team for Camelina Research and Production

...ips with leading researchers and agribusinesses around the world. Targeted Growth is based in Seattle, Washington, with labs in Seattle, Saskatchewan, ottawa and New Brunswick. More information is available at http://www.targetedgrowth.com . About Green Earth Fuels Green Earth Fuels is a global, vertic...

Sustainable Oils Receives Regulatory Approval for Feeding Camelina Meal in Livestock Diets

...tnerships with leading researchers and agribusinesses around the world. Targeted Growth is based in Seattle, Wash. with labs in Seattle, Saskatchewan, ottawa and New Brunswick. More information is available at http://www.targetedgrowth.com . About Green Earth Fuels Green Earth Fuels is a global, vertic...

BioMS Medical announces positive interim analysis on phase III trial of dirucotide (MBP8298) for multiple sclerosis

... year," said Dr. Mark Freedman, Professor of Neurology at the University of ottawa and Director of the MS Research Clinic at the ottawa Hospital. "If successful, this novel therapy administered only twice per ye...

Governor Perdue Announces Georgia Selected as Home for New National Health Museum

...eing designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, who also designed the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Ga., the National Gallery of Canada in ottawa and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. Experiences and exhibits will be created by BRC Imagination Arts, one of the world...

Log-ic Temperature Sensor Receives EN12830 Certification

... a Trademark of Evidencia LLP.) About Intelligent Devices Inc. (IDI) Intelligent Devices Inc. is a subsidiary of Information Mediary Corporation of ottawa Canada. IMC's team of smart packaging experts have developed a variety of RFID sensors and Intelligent Active Packaging solutions for the Pharmaceutic...

ARIUS to present at BioNorth Biotechnology and Life Sciences Conference

... present on ARIUS' non-traditional approach to drug discovery using its proprietary FunctionFIRST(TM) technology. The conference is being held at the ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario and ARIUS' presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th at 10:30am EST in Capital Hall 1B. Additional infor...
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