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05:39 EDT 17th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Thursday 17th April 2014

New half-unit insulin pen 'offers more flexibility'

Sanofi has launched a half-unit insulin reusable pen device for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Changing how baby is held after birth may cut iron deficiency

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, according to latest research.

Actelion posts strong first-quarter 2014 results

Switzerland’s Actelion today announced financial results for the first three months of 2014, showing that product sales leapt 13% (at constant exchange rates) to 469 million Swiss francs ($535.4 million; +8% reported), and 9% (CER) higher excluding...

Commdex Selected by M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC for Network Build-Out

Commdex Selected to Partner with M2M Spectrum Networks in Nationwide Machine-to-Machine Network Build-Out New Hope, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Commdex has been selected by M2M Spectrum Networks to provide engineering expertise for the build-out of what will become the nation’s first purpose-built network designed specifically for machine-to-machine communications. The network roll out will occur...

Warm Weather Skincare Solutions: How to Treat Common Skin Dilemmas - Presented by Skincare-News.com

Ready for the warm weather season ahead? Learn how to prep and defend skin against common seasonal issues like acne, hyperpigmentation, sunburn, bug bites and more. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Looking forward to fun hot weather activities? Along with transitioning to a lighter wardrobe and stocking up on sunscreen, it helps to be prepared for some common skincare concerns that accompany...

Soft and Pureed Food Line, Smoothe Foods, Creates Dysphagia Awareness at Nassau Division of Social Workers Wellness Event in Celebration of National Social Workers Month

Smoothe Foods, a leading distributor of nutritional soft, pureed food lines, creates awareness about swallowing issues at the March 30th, 2014 “Well-Deserved Wellness Event” sponsored by NASWNYS Nassau Division and Molloy College Social Work Department, Rockville Center, New York. Huntington, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As part of its 2014 plan to continue educating professionals and caregivers...

NTRR to Showcase New Vapor Pen at Cannabis Cup

The executive leadership from Neutra Corp. (OTCBB: NTRR) will travel to Denver this week to seek out distribution and build brand awareness for the company’s new vapor pen at one of the world’s largest cannabis conventions: the Cannabis Cup. Running April 19-20, Cannabis Cup Denver is a two-day trade show and exposition sponsored by High Times...

Astellas settles with US DoJ over Mycamine marketing

The US subsidiary of Japanese drug major Astellas Pharma will pay $7.3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with its marketing and off-label promotion of the drug Mycamine (micafungin sodium) for pediatri...

Orphan status for BI's AML drug in the US and EU

Orphan status for BI's AML drug in the US and EU

Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92

PARIS (Reuters) - Jacques Servier, founder and president of France's second-largest drugmaker, has died before his trial over Mediator, a weight-loss pill at the center of the country's biggest public health scandal in years.

'No systemic issue' insists GSK amid yet more corruption allegations

Jordan and Lebanon have been added to the growing list of countries where GlaxoSmithKline is investigating allegations of bribery, the pharma giant has admitted in a statement.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Cancer Research explore 'Matrix' of stratified meds

Pfizer and AstraZeneca will be opening up libraries of their drugs to charity Cancer Research UK under a new partnership, which is aiming to create a "pioneering" clinical trial in advanced lung cancer. The"National Lung Matrix" trial is aimed at fin...

Novartis strikes against four more Indian Galvus copiers

Pre-emptive intellectual property rights-related legal action appears to be on the uptick in India with Novartis now moving the Delhi High Court against four more Indian firms alleging infringement of its patent concerning the DPP-4 inhibitor for...

OxSyBio raises £1m to develop 3D bio printer

OxSyBio raises £1m to develop 3D bio printer

Impact of polypill difficult to demonstrate from varied studies, say Cochrane reviewers

Inconsistencies in the design of studies investigating the potential of polypills to prevent cardiovascular disease make the impact of these pills difficult to prove, a systematic review by the...

Large personalised medicine trial in lung cancer heralds new research partnership

A large, ground breaking trial in which patients with non-small cell lung cancer will be given specific drugs according to the genetics of their tumour has been launched in the UK.What makes this...

analytica Vietnam 2015: Vietnam's economy continues to grow

According to Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the German association for foreign investment and location marketing, Vietnam plans to become a modern industrial nation by the year 2020. In addition, the southeast Asian threshold country is currently neg...

Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana use

The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational mari...

Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: How antifungal drug works

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers say they now understand the mechanism...

CoCENTRIX Receives Surescripts 2013 White Coat of Quality Award

CoCENTRIX, the leading provider of coordinated care technology solutions to State Health and Human Services and community providers, announced today that it has received the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for 2013. The White Coat of Quality Award is Surescript’s highest recognition for software providers that uphold strict standards for clinical quality and best practices in e-prescrib...

Provailen, the Clinically Proven Arthritis Pain Relief Supplement, Available With 1 Extra Bottle Offer!

Provailen is one of the few fast-acting, purely natural anti-arthritis supplements. Discounts and Provailen bottles will be given away in the exclusive online offer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 For a lot of people, living life to the fullest is next to impossible because of the intense pain that they experience due to arthritis. If arthritis pain starts affecting the quality of life, i...

Footstomp.com Social Network Sponsors World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Face of America Ride

Innovative social network Footstomp.com is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the annual Face of America ride with injured veterans from Washington to Gettysburg April 25-27. Holbrook, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Footstomp.com, an innovative social network for injured service members, veterans, their families and caregivers is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the organizatio...

BroadcastMed Celebrates 20 Years of Quality Healthcare Broadcasting

BroadcastMed, Inc. celebrates its 20th Anniversary of developing and applying the most innovative digital broadcasting strategies to healthcare marketing and promotion. Founded in April 1994 as Storyline Pictures, then later renamed ORLive, Inc., the company has matured into one of the internet’s most trusted educational resources for HealthCare Professi...

Epirus raises $36m for biosimilars, merges with Zalicus

Biosimilar developer Epirus Biopharmaceuticals closed a $36m Series B venture financing round and gained access to the public fundraising market through a reverse merger with struggling pain drug developer Zalicus.

BRIEF-Actelion rises 2 pct after Q1 results beat

ZURICH, April 17 (Reuters) - Actelion Ltd : * Shares rise 2 percent after Q1 results beat


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