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Amgen exits brodalumab collaboration with AZ

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) said it is withdrawing from a collaboration with AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) to develop and commercialize brodalumab because Amgen is concerned the compound will require restrictive labeling based on suicidal ideation...

INTERVIEW: SillaJen CEO Confident On ‘Dream’ Cancer Therapy (Pt. 1)

After years of convincing the medical industry about the value of its novel cancer immunotherapy, South Korea’s SillaJen may be stepping closer to its goal of commercializing the “dream cancer therapy.” The bioventure’s CEO shared his views o...

New Higher Dose RPL554 Clinical Trial in Asthma - First Patient treated in clinic in Leiden, The Netherlands

Verona Pharma plc (‘Verona’ or the ‘Company’) 26 November 2010 – London, UK Verona Pharma plc (AIM:VRP.L), the biotechnology company focused on the research, discovery and development of new therapeutic drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, is initiating a new higher dose trial of its lead drug, RPL554, in patients with asthma. After rece...

Proof of Concept Studies confirm RPL554 delivery possible via industry-standard inhaler devices

Verona Pharma plc (‘Verona’ or the ‘Company’) 26 November 2010 – Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP), the biotechnology company focused on the research, discovery and development of new therapeutic drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, has completed proof of concept experimental studies showing that its lead drug compound, RPL554, can be delivered ...

Study of CINtec® PLUS in the management of Pap negative but HPV positive women published

Paper in Gynecologic Oncology shows that p16/Ki-67 dual staining can pinpoint those women that need immediate follow-up Heidelberg, Germany- 28 March, 2011- mtm laboratories announced the publication of study results showing that the CINtec® PLUS kit for dual staining of p16 and Ki-67 is an effective tool with high sensitivity and specificity to identify high-grade cervical disease amon...

Antibody CMO

Cancer expert Setareh van Driel Shamsili has taken up a new post as Chief Medical officer (CMO) at Dutch therapeutic antibody specialist Merus B.V.

Kartell Labware 2014-2015 catalogue

Kartell has published its 2014-2015 Labware catalogue for the Australian market. The catalogue features the Technical Manual, detailing technical data related to plastic labware including: commonly used abbreviations for labware plastics; standard temperature ranges for laboratory plastic use; lists of plastics and their chemical resistances to substance groups, including alcohols, alkalis, hydroc...

Nivolumab: Compassionate use program start

ECR Pharma is acquired by Valeant

Akorn has sold its subsidiary, ECR Pharmaceuticals, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $41 million in cash and assumption of certain liabilities. ECR, which promotes certain branded pharmaceuticals through its sales force, was acquired through the acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal. In light of this divestiture, Akorn will update its annual 2014 guidance during its fiscal second quarter more » The post...

Sweat Miracle Pdf Review Exposes Miles Dawson's Hyperhidrosis Treatment Guide – Vkool.com

The Sweat Miracle Pdf review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Miles Dawson’s book that promises efficiency in eliminating excessive sweating condition on cheeks, face, underarms, palms, or feet. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 According to the Sweat Miracle Pdf review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that is specifically designed for anyone who is sufferi...

OZ Naturals to Launch Its Products in the UK

One of the world’s top skincare companies will offer its products in one of the world’s most loved countries. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Officials with OZ Naturals announced today that it will officially launch its products in the UK in September. Craig Romero, CEO of OZ Naturals explained that the company’s products will be available Sept. 7 on Amazon.co.uk. “Demand for OZ Natu...

Dietary Requirement for Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (SBI) in the Clinical Management of Patients with Enteropathy

Entera Health, Inc. Announces Manuscript to Be Published Describing a Distinct Nutritional Need for SBI in Patients Who Suffer from Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D). Cary, NC (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Entera Health, Inc. announced today a new manuscript to be published in the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences (Springer) on how EnteraGam™ (serum-derived bovine immunoglob...

Pfizer could try to acquire Actavis as back-up to a further bid for AstraZeneca

While speculation continues as to whether Pfizer will resume its attempts to buy AstraZeneca, Pfizer is reportedly looking to buy Ireland-headquartered generics major Actavis, according to sources close to the companies quoted by Bloomberg.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Set For Trial in Federal Litigation, as Jury Selection Begins Today, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

The Firm is representing numerous Pinnacle hip lawsuit clients who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The first trial involving a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/depuy-pinnacle-hip-implant/) will soon get underway, as jury select...

Pediatric Research 2014: The Year's Most Interesting Studies

Catch up on the 'don't miss' pediatric research studies published so far in 2014. Medscape Pediatrics

Routine CHN Microanalysis of Difficult Sample Types

Warwick Analytical Service (WAS) has developed a range of CHN microanalysis methodologies allowing them to routinely produce precise and accurate percentage Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen data from a range of difficult samples. This information is provided in a new application note detailing the Warwick Analytical methodologies for handling volatile liquids, air sensitive compounds, refractory mate...

Green Coffee Beans Will Mostly Slim Your Wallet

Very few readers of this site are likely to have a good opinion of Dr. Oz (I certainly don't). And very few readers will be surprised to hear that one of his highly-touted miracle weight loss regiments - green coffee bean extract (GCA) - has turned o...

J&J acquires ORSL energy drink brand from India's Jagdale Industries

Johnson & Johnson has acquired ORSL ready-to-drink electrolyte brand from India-based Jagdale Industries, in order to expand its consumer healthcare business in the country.

Lidocaine to Relieve Pain of Scorpion Stings

Topical lidocaine beats both intravenous acetaminophen and ice for relieving the pain of a scorpion sting, researchers have found. Reuters Health Information

Shire CEO, Other Execs Say Davos-Style Forum May Align Pharma And High-Tech Innovation

A "Davos” forum approach might help map the way forward for digitized medicine and healthcare, bringing together biopharma leaders, researchers and communications technology innovators who otherwise operate separately.

Mylan Launches Celecoxib Capsules, 50 Mg, 100 Mg, 200 Mg, 400 Mg

CANONSBURG (dpa-AFX) - Mylan Inc. (MYL) Wednesday announced the U.S. launch of its Celecoxib Capsules, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg. This is one of the first available generic versions of Pfi...

SeLux Diagnostics

Colleen VanEgeren PA-C Joins The New Dermatology Group Ltd. in Green Bay, WI.

Green Bay, WI, January 05, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The New Dermatology Group in Green Bay, WI, welcomes Colleen VanEgeren, PA-C. Colleen has practiced dermatology in Green Bay since 2007. She has over seven years of experience in dermatology as a physician assistant. Colleen is board certified as a physician assistant and graduated from the Master’s of Physician Assistant studies program at Rosal...

A compassionate complaint about hospital care made a difference

I decided to complain about the care that my wife had received in hospital before she died. My children had mixed feelings about it, because it would remind them of the bad experience we’d had and...

BMS Opdivo designation a boost for UK early access scheme

The award of the UK's third "Promising Innovative Medicine" (PIM) designation, to Bristol-Myers Squibb's drug for advanced melanoma Opdivo (nivolumab), is clearly good news for the company and for patients. But it is also something of a vote of...

2015 State Physician Assistant Conferences

Listings reflect information available as of Jan. 1, 2015. To provide your state's information, email cnalley@advanceweb.com. Alabama Alabama Society of Physician Assistants March 12-15 Montgomery http://www.myaspa.org/ Alaska Alaska Academy of Physician Assis

My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program to Fill Elder Care Gap

New Elder Care Franchise Solves Health Care Crises Facing Aging Americans and their Families Imagine a company that guides aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and takes swift action to solve care-related issues. This is now a reality with the launch of national franchise My Elder Advocate™, an overa...

Publication of "The Notebooks of a Successful Psychopath” of Dr. Willem Martens

New York, NY, January 17, 2015 --(PR.com)-- “The Notebooks of a Successful Psychopath” is a unique publication. There is only one autobiographical book of psychopaths published before, and this new one is written by a forensic psychiatrist/psychoanalyst. William Martens, MD, PhD worked for decades as psychoanalyst and researcher in forensic psychiatric settings with psychopaths. He wa...

Hologic Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) today announced two additions to its executive leadership team.  John Griffin will join the Company as general counsel, and Allison (Ali) Bebo as senior vice president, human resources. "We are excited that John and Ali have agreed to join Hologic to round out and complete a transformation of our leadership team,...

Stryker Reports 2014 Results and 2015 Outlook

Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 27, 2015 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014: Fourth Quarter Highlights              Net sales grew 6.1% to $2.6 billion (8.6% constant currency)               Orthopaedics(1)                                      ...

Founder of the Black History Month Parade Diagnosed with Stage IV Prostate Cancer

Atlanta, GA, January 31, 2015 --(PR.com)-- According to recent studies African American/Black men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States and are more than twice as likely as other races to die of the disease (Cancer.gov). Earl Little, a 40 year Black male that is known for producing the largest celebration of African-American History Month in America, was recentl...

FDA approves Novartis eye drops Pazeo

FDA approves Novartis eye drops Pazeo

IBD: Gut microbiota in IBD goes viral

Bangladesh's Incepta leads LDC charge with $10 Sovaldi generic

Mind the price gap. Amid all the din over the price of Gilead's hepatitis C blockbuster Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), the Bangladeshi firm, Incepta Pharmaceuticals, has gone ahead and launched a cut-price generic version of the product at a maximum retail pr...

Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2015

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2015 is a new report from Global Markets Direct published on 2015-01-21. This 60-page report is available in PDF from $2000. Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2015 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2015’, provides an overview of the Iron Defi...

Katy, TX Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar Now Welcomes New Patients for Gentle, Laser Dentistry Procedures

Local parents can feel more confident in taking their children to the dentist in Katy, TX now that they can take advantage of laser dentistry. Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar of Kidstown Dental is now accepting new patients for the laser-based dentistry, after just having added her third type of laser. Katy, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar of Kidstown Dental is excited to annou...

Maurice Smith Named Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois President

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today named Maurice Smith as President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL).  Smith succeeds Karen Atwood, who was promoted to a new position over service and technology for HCSC's multi-state operations.  He will report directly to Colleen Reitan, Executive Vice President and Preside...

Scaffold-free iPS cell-based hyaline cartilage for joint repair

(Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University) A team of researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have engineered cartilage that causes minimal scarring after transplantation. The method depends on deriving chondrocytes, the cells ...

Giant Eagle's Good Cents value grocer banner to close

Michael JohnsenGiant Eagle to close discount grocery concept Good Cents.  read more

Next Steps - Beyond the Basics of Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dental Sleep Medicine Education

Dr. John Tucker, Dream Systems Laboratory and OSA University are recognizing the arising challenges of administrating and implementing dental sleep medicine and are hosting a NEXT STEPS – BEYOND THE BASICS dental sleep medicine course on April 17-18 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 The “Next Steps in Dental Sleep Medicine - Beyond the Basics” is designe...

CytoTools AG: Europäische Studien zum diabetischen Fuß und offenen Bein im Zeitplan - Verzögerung bei der Zulassung des Wundheilungspräparates DermaPro(R) in Indien

CytoTools AG: Europäische Studien zum diabetischen Fuß und offenen Bein im Zeitplan - Verzögerung bei der Zulassung des Wundheilungspräparates DermaPro(R) in Indien DGAP-News: CytoTools AG / Schla...

Geology: Hydration lifts Earth's crust

The high elevation of parts of the western United States could be a result of water percolating up from deep in Earth's crust, and changing the crust's mineral composition, making the rocks more buoyant.Geologists have been hard-pressed to explain wh...

Biogeochemistry: Signs of saturation in the tropical carbon sink

The carbon sink in the land biosphere has grown during the past 30 years, taking up much of the carbon dioxide produced by human activities. The first signs of this growth levelling off have been spotted in Amazon forests. See Letter p.344

AbbVie, C2N hook up in anti-tau antibodies deal

AbbVie, C2N hook up in anti-tau antibodies deal

Why is there no generic insulin?

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have delved into the history of the diabetes drug insulin in the hope of understanding why a generic version has never been made available in the US. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs Jeremy Greene and Kevin Riggs explained that pharmaceutical companies have been “evergreening” - ie, make a series of incremental improvements t...

Clocking in: chronobiology in rheumatoid arthritis

Circadian rhythms are well established as having an important role in human biology. In this Review, circadian biology is presented in reference to the regulation of rheumatoid arthritis and the potential for chronotherapeutic intervention.

Marinus Pharmaceuticals' Ganaxolone Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation in PCDH19 Female Epilepsy

RADNOR, Pa., March 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNS), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative neuropsychiatric therapeutics, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation for ganaxolone, a synthetic analog of the endogenous neurosteroid allopregnanolone, for the tr...

How to Stream Music and Phone Calls Directly to Your Hearing Aids

San Antonio Hearing Centers, with five locations in the greater San Antonio area, is pleased to offer its patients access to Bluetooth enabled wireless hearing aids, which allow users to wirelessly connect to sound sources such as phones, MP3 players, TVs, and computers, while eliminating the problems associated with radio interference and background noise. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 201...

Failed AstraZeneca cancer drug provides hope for Alzheimer's

New data of the drug, known as saracatinib (AZD0530), a Src tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has shown it restored memory loss and reversed brain problems in mouse models of Alzheimer's – results NIH Director Dr Francis Collins called "substantial."

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