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Tuesday 21st October 2014

Healthgrades Launches New Search Platform for Finding the Right Doctor to Meet Specific Health Needs

For the first time, consumers can search for physicians based on the most important objective measures: physician experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction Healthgrades today launched a new search experience to help consumers make smarter health care choices based on knowledge, not chance. For the first time, consumers can search for...

NCHICA Announces New Executive Director

The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) announced that Jennifer Anderson will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director beginning on November 3, 2014. She will succeed Holt Anderson, who is retiring on October 31 after 19 years of service. He will remain active going forward, serving as a member of the NCHICA ...

Macrogen Selects GenoLogics’ Clarity LIMS to Strengthen X-Genome and Clinical Sequencing Services

Strengthening the Support for researchers and Clinical Customers Reinforcing the Market Leadership through the X-Genome and Clinical Sequencing Service The personalized medicine biotechnology company Macrogen (

SysFera and Kitware Partner to Integrate HPC Technologies for Improved Scientific Data Analysis

Integration of ParaView application within the SysFera-DS web interface streamlines simulations and post-processing analysis SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management and accessibility of high performance computing (HPC) environments, and Kitware, a leading R&D software provider for scientific data analysis and visualization, ...

New Innovations Advance Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers

New single-use fermentor, cell culture media and purification technologies increase performance, productivity and efficiency New technology innovations in single-use, cell culture and purification are now available to address the evolving requirements of biologic drug discovery and production for global biopharma manufacturers. These solutions will be ...

Immunotech Laboratories, Inc. Enters into Agreement to Market Potential Ebola Virus Disease (“EVD”) Treatment and Implement Strategy for Company's ITV-1 Infectious Diseases Treatment in Africa

Company Begins Research of Potential EVD Application of the Patented Proteins Immunotech Laboratories, Inc. (OTC PINK: IMMB) (“Immunotech” or the “Company”) and wholly-owned subsidiary Immunotech Laboratories, BG (IMMB-BG) today announced that they have successfully completed negotiations with Uldic Investment Pvt. Ltd. (Uldic), located in ...

New Single-Use Fermentor Brings Microbial Applications Up to Speed

Industry-leading, single-use technology now available for dense, rapidly growing microbial cultures A new single-use fermentor matches the performance of stainless steel while eliminating clean/steam-in-place steps, reducing set-up time and mitigating cross-contamination risk in microbial fermentation. The Thermo Scientific HyPerforma Single-Use F...

New Strong Anion Exchange Resin Advances Bioseparations

POROS XQ: A next-generation, high-capacity, high-resolution and salt-tolerant chromatography resin A new high-capacity, high-resolution, salt-tolerant strong anion exchange (AEX) resin offers biochromatographers superior performance, driving higher product yield, improved product purity, and greater process flexibility in either bind and elute or flow-...

New High-Concentration Feed Maximizes Bioreactor Space

Product range overcomes solubility constraints to increase working volume Biopharmaceutical manufacturers can maximize their working volumes in bioreactors without compromising performance or yields, thanks to new cell culture feeding supplements that deliver nutrient concentrations up to three times greater than traditional feeds. The ...

Enumeral Appoints Isabel Chiu, Ph.D., as Vice President of Translational and Clinical Sciences

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ENUM), today announced that M. Isabel Chiu, Ph.D., has been appointed Vice President of Translational and Clinical Sciences. Dr. Chiu brings over 20 years of scientific, academic and industry experience in shaping biotechnology programs from research to late-stage development. She is responsible for developing and ...

Medican Enterprises Signs Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Indoor Growing and Hydroponic Equipment Manufacturer Future Harvest Development

Medican Enterprises Inc. (OTCBB:MDCN), a bio-pharmaceutical company in the emerging global marijuana industry, is pleased to announce that, in line with its mandate to acquire revenue generating assets, its wholly owned subsidiary Medican Systems has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire Future Harvest Development Ltd., a leading Canadian ...

Ivantis Announces HYDRUS II Glaucoma Study Met Primary Endpoint In a Randomized Controlled Trial at Two Years

Results from Landmark International Study Show Hydrus™ Microstent Significantly Reduced Intraocular Pressure and Medication Use in Patients with Glaucoma Undergoing Cataract Surgery Ivantis, Inc., developer of the novel Hydrus™ Microstent, an investigational device designed to lower eye pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma, today announced...

Skylight Healthcare Systems a Finalist in UHC Innovation Challenge

One of only five companies selected by AVIA and UHC Skylight® Healthcare Systems, developer of the industry’s most comprehensive patient engagement platform, is one of five companies selected by AVIA and UHC to participate in the 2nd Annual UHC Startup Challenge taking place Friday, Oct. 24 at UHC’s 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. ...

Simulations Plus Adds to Portfolio with Release of MembranePlus

First Release of New Product in 10 Years; Provides Unique In Vitro Permeability Capabilities and Creates Cross-Selling Opportunities Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), a leading provider of consulting services and software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has expanded its product portfolio with the release...

Iroko Pharmaceuticals Signs New Strategic Agreement With Landsteiner Scientific to Bring ZORVOLEX® to Mexico

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that its affiliate, Iroko Pharmaceuticals Inc., signed a licensing agreement with Landsteiner Scientific, S.A. de C.V., for the exclusive rights to market and sell ZORVOLEX® (diclofenac) capsules in Mexico. Landsteiner Sci...

Chinese heparin API market to account for about 80% of global demand; report

It is projected that the heparin active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in China will achieve an additional capacity of more than 20 trillion units by 2015, when China's total capacity will exceed 30 trillion units, accounting for roughly 80% of the ...

Auxilium's supplemental Biologics Application for Xiaflex approved by FDA

Specialty biopharma company Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the US Food And Drug Administration for a supplemental Biologics Application for its drug Xiaflex.

Shire to receive $1.635 billion break fee from AbbVie

The board of Ireland-headquartered drugmaker Shire has said there is now no realistic prospect of AbbVie completing its takeover offer after it terminated the deal last week.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients opens new pharma center in Wilmington, Delaware

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, the commercial unit of Ashland Inc, has opened a new pharma center in Wilmington, Delaware, which will focus on drug development and bioavailability enhancement.

Eurofins Genomics extends genomic business into Austria and Czech Republic

Eurofins Genomics, the genomics division of the Eurofins Scientific Group, and international market leader in genomic services, has established its own subsidiary in Austria.

Australian regulator insists on greater transparency of industry payments to doctors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for stricter transparency provisions in Medicines Australia’s new code of conduct that would prevent drug companies from making payments...

Obama calls for calm as US ramps up domestic Ebola response

In his weekly address to the nation, 18 October, President Barack Obama told Americans that the diagnosis of three cases of Ebola virus disease in the United States did not mean that the country...

William Asscher

bmj;349/oct20_11/g5855/FIG1F1fig1When William Asscher arrived in Cardiff in the mid-1960s after training and house jobs in London, renal medicine was still in its infancy, with just one kidney...

White pupillary reflex in a 3 year old boy

A 3 year old boy was referred to our department by his general practitioner because of a “white reflex of his right eye” that had been noted in recent family photos. Direct ophthalmoscopy performed...

Imaging of neck lumps

Learning points“Red flags” for head and neck cancer include the persistence of oral ulceration or red-white mucosal patches, hoarseness, dysphagia, unilateral otalgia, or a neck mass Consider urgent...


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