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Thursday 27th April 2017

First FDA-Approved 100 mg Thiotepa Now Available through Amneal Biosciences as TEPADINA® (thiotepa) for Injection

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thiotepa is now available through Amneal Biosciences in both 100 mg/vial and 15 mg/vial as branded TEPADINA® (thiotepa) for injection. The product is supplied as a powder for solution in single-dose vials for intravenous, intracavitary, or intravesical use. As the exclusive U.S. distributor for TEPADINA®, Amneal Biosciences began shipp...

Scientists at Shriners Hospitals for Children re-wire cells to produce arthritis vaccine

ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a new gene-editing technology, researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children®— St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine have re-wired living cells to produce their own targeted arthritis-fighting vaccine. These SMART (stem cells modified for autonomous regenerative therapy) cells could offer more targeted treatment options for ...

Medullan Attains ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

BOSTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medullan, a digital health firm that designs and builds powerful solutions that achieve high rates of adoption in the payer, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that it is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified provider whose Information Security Management System (ISMS) has received third-party accreditation from the Internat...

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Continuing Education Course at Sovereign Health of El Paso

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health of El Paso, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D., Chief Clinical Officer at Sovereign Health, who will also be providing a presentation for a continuing education course. Dr. Mele's presentation "Motivational I...

Kasten Merger and Stock Restructure

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kasten, Inc. (OTC Pink: KAST) has completed its acquisition through the merger of DAKOTA Life Sciences, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kasten, Inc. The cashless transaction was accomplished by a 42 million share block issuance to Thru Pharma, LLC, dba DAKOTA Life Sciences. Concurrent with this merger, Kasten, Inc. also reduced the...

SRI International Awarded $4.7 Million in Agreements to Manufacture and Test Vaccine Against Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded two agreements worth $4.7 million to manufacture and conduct clinical testing on a potential new vaccine against Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE), a serious viral infection for which there is currently no commercially available vaccine. The VEE virus (VEEV) is a type of alphavirus that typicall...

First-ever Data on Bedside Bar Coding Shows Hospitals Have the Technology to Safely Administer Medication, but Fall Short on Using It Effectively

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released its 2017 report on medication safety today. The report, analyzed by Castlight Health, included the first-ever public reporting of hospitals' use of bar code medication administration (BCMA) to reduce medica...

Area 23 Makes History as First to Win All Top Honors at 2017 Manny Awards

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FCB Health swept this year's Manny Awards, with specialty agency Area 23 scoring Agency of the Year (Category 1), Most Creative Agency and Most Admired Agency, marking the first time in the history of the awards show that any agency has won all three of the top awards. This is Area 23's second time to win Manny's Agency of the Year Award, its third tim...

13th Annual Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk Scheduled for June 3rd in Burr Ridge

BURR RIDGE, Ill., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners and Walkers of all ages will help fight childhood obesity during Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk, Saturday, June 3rd, Burr Ridge, IL. The 13th Annual Run the Ridge 5K Run starts promptly at 8 a.m. and the 1K Walk begins at 8:45 a.m. at the County Line Square Shopping Center, 150 Burr Ridge Parkway. This event raises money for Pro Activ...

Menninger Study Shows CAMS Helps Accelerate Benefits of Treatment When Used as an Inpatient Intervention for Suicidality

HOUSTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Menninger Clinic, a renowned mental health care system, today announced the publication of a controlled comparison trial finding that Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) helps to accelerate the benefits of treatment for suicidal psychiatric patients during hospitalization and post discharge. CAMS is a suicide-specific inter...

Health Care Service Corporation Highlights Record Employee Volunteerism Serving Local Communities

CHICAGO, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, reached a new record for employee volunteer hours in 2016, totaling 110,413 hours, a cash equivalent of $2,665,369 as measured by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 The company's Social Responsibility Report (SRR), released this week, highlights this and other...

American Osteopathic Association Names Sally Szumlas Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran health care executive Sally Szumlas was named chief operating officer of the American Osteopathic Association, which represents the interests of more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students. Szumlas is a board-certified clinical nurse executive with more than 20 years of experience in management and organi...

Chromatography Resin Market Worth 2.46 Billion USD by 2021

PUNE, India, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Chromatography Resin Market by Type (Natural, Synthetic, Inorganic media), Technique (Ion Exchange, Affinity, Hydrophobic Interaction, Size Exclusion, Multi-Modal), Application (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Food & Beverage) - Global Forecast to 2021", Published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to grow fr...

American Kidney Fund Receives Funding Support to Expand Popular 'ACT on Anemia' Education Program to Reach Spanish Speakers

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced it has received funding support to expand its popular "ACT on Anemia" program by creating new Spanish-language web content and educational materials, along with enhanced information on anemia for people living with kidney failure. ACT on Anemia will also continue to be featured at AKF's Ki...

Bayer on Target to Shatter Goal of Providing 1 Million Hands-On Science Experiences for Students in the United States by 2020

WHIPPANY, N.J., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week, Bayer today said that it will blast through its goal of providing 1 million hands-on science experiences to children in the United States by the year 2020.  Since announcing the five-year goal in 2015, which then-President Obama highlighted during remarks on the White House lawn, Bayer h...

Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval of Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg Label Update Including Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data from 3-Year Trial

PLAINSBORO, N.J., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated product label for Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg, including data showing that approximately half of patients on Saxenda® (26% vs 10% on placebo) who lost more than or equal to 5% of their weight after 56 weeks (56% vs 25% on placebo) maintai...

MUSTELA® Takes a Page from Adult Beauty to Reinvigorate Baby Skincare

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 95 percent of moms believe it is important that their baby's skincare products are formulated specifically for their skin type.1 The new Bébé product line from Mustela® is the first brand to answer this need.   A trusted leader in the skincare space for over 60 years, Mustela®'s new family of baby products features four separate line...

Pendant Biosciences Announces Acceptance into JLABS @ Toronto

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pendant Biosciences, Inc. (formerly Nanoferix, Inc.), a privately-held advanced materials company developing innovative surface modification and drug delivery technologies, today announced that it has been accepted into Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS @ Toronto. Shawn Glinter, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pendant Bioscienc...

DermTech's Utility Study Published in JAMA Dermatology

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech, Inc., the global leader in non-invasive molecular dermatology, announced today the publication of  "Utility and Decision Impact of a Non-Invasive 2-Gene Molecular Assay for Cutaneous Melanoma," in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology (Ferris et al. JAMA Dermatology DOI170012). Dermatologists who incorporate...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Non-Profit Receives Major Gift Donation from Private Equity Firm

BILLINGS, N.Y., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, Founder and President of Hope For Heroes (HFH) Mitch Serlin received an unexpected $50,000 check from Potentis Capital CEO & Managing Member Matt Herfield at the Seventh Annual HFH Game Dinner event.  The amount equals what the nonprofit was seeking to obtain on GoFundMe as Phase One of its capital campaign to raise funds to ...

John Harris Formerly of RMPG Joins Brady Risk Program Managers as Managing Director

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- John Harris has joined Sean Brady and Brady Risk Management as Managing Director of the new formed Brady Risk Program Managers.  Formally of Risk Management Planning Group "RMPG", the largest Managers of Workers Compensation Insurance of Healthcare companies for the New York State Insurance Fund with over $250 Million in Premium.  Joh...

Centurion's Family of Comprehensive Vascular Access Solutions Continues to Grow

WILLIAMSTON, Mich., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global patient care, introduced its smART Kit for Radial Arterial Catheterization in March 2017. The kit is yet another clinician-driven vascular access solution created by Centurion, furthering its commitment to improving clinician efficiency and patient care. Centurion's ...

Gary Smithson, M.D., Joins RedBrick Health as Chief Medical Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RedBrick Health, the market-leading consumer health engagement platform and well-being solutions company, announced that Gary Smithson, M.D., has joined its leadership team as chief medical officer. Dr. Smithson is a board-certified pediatrician and accomplished health care executive with over 30 years of business and clinical experience....

XTL Biopharmaceuticals Appoints Mr. Alex Rabinovich to its Board of Directors

RAANANA, Israel, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTLB.TA) ("XTL" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for autoimmune diseases, today announced that Mr. Alex Rabinovich has been appointed as a member of the Company's board of directors. Mr. Rabinovich is a leading investor in XTL and holds over 20...

Ed Wise, CEO Of Omnicom Health Group, To Assume Position Of Chair Of The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association Board Of Directors, NYC

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA) announced today that Ed Wise will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors, NYC.  He joins NYC Board President, Dr. Philip Stieg to complete our leadership structure focused on advancing the mission of the AHA across the five boroughs.  Mr. Wise serves as the CEO of Omnicom He...


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