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Arbonne Introduces PhytoSport Sports Nutrition

Three Formulas Fit For Athletic Energy, Endurance and Recovery Arbonne International, LLC (Arbonne) has launched its first sports nutrition line called PhytoSport™. The Arbonne PhytoSport collection is designed to deliver a competitive edge to athletes and amateur activity enthusiasts alike. The products can improve performance, enhance results, incr...

CheckMate -057, a Pivotal Phase III Opdivo (nivolumab) Lung Cancer Trial, Stopped Early

Opdivo Demonstrates Superior Overall Survival Compared to Docetaxel in Patients with Previously-Treated Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that an open-label, randomized Phase III study evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab) versus docetaxel in previously treated patients with advanced non-squa...

Benitec - RNAi patent update

22 March 2011, Melbourne, Australia: Benitec Limited (ASX: BLT), a world leader in expressed gene silencing for human therapeutics, today announced further positive progress in its fundamental Graham family patent applications exclusively licensed from CSIRO worldwide for human therapeutics. These patents cover silencing of genes using DNA-directed RNA interference (ddRNAi). Progress on these...

Bayer AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Bayer AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 is a new report from Global Markets Direct published on 2014-05-20. This 202-page report is available in PDF from $1500. Bayer AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Bayer AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014’, provides an overview of the Bayer AG’s pharmaceutical rese...

MolMed and GSK sign gene therapy deal

Incyte picks Switzerland for European headquarters

US biotech firm Incyte Corp says that it will establish the new headquarters of Incyte Europe Sarl in…

Ocata Therapeutics (OCAT) - An eye on commercialisation

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - Ocata Therapeutics : Ocata has completed enrolment and published encouraging results in its Phase I/II trial of stem cell therapy in both dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Stargardt’s macular degeneration (SMD). It is pursuing the quicker orphan drug approval process of SMD and the large potential market of AMD by beginn...

Merck and Astellas to co-develop Januvia and Suglat combo

US pharma giant Merck & Co and Japan’s Astellas Pharma last week signed a memorandum of understanding…

Benzac® Acne Solutions Premieres Its First-Ever “Insta-Dramedy” Webseries

“The Benzacs” Debuts on Instagram to Entertain & Encourage Teens to Ditch the Acne Drama Galderma Laboratories, L.P., a leader in skin health and the maker of Cetaphil®, today announced the launch of its first-ever webisode series, “The Benzacs,” an engaging teen insta-dramedy told through 15-second Instagram videos and more than 80 images...

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...

New software to help improve quality of conversation and recollection of dementia patients

11th January 2011:  A unique product is being offered by Dementia Life, which is proven to improve the quality of conversation and recollection of dementia patients. Digital Reminiscence Therapy Solutions (DRTS) are aimed for use by the elderly and people with dementia and uses digital media content, such as photos, videos and music, to help unlock the memory and create communication b...

GE Healthcare launches flexible fraction collector and robust and intelligent sample pump for enhanced automation of AKTA pure protein purification system

May 8th 2013: The new fraction collector and sample pump are specifically designed to enhance ÄKTA™* pure, the modular chromatography system for flexible, reliable and intuitive protein purification.  Designed to handle both air and liquid, the sample pump together with the sample inlet valve, provides fast, automated, and complete loading of up to seven samples. The air-sen...

Liver cells under the microscope

The purpose of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), located at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), is to promote, support and initiate research and teaching in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis. Appropriately, the centre is now home to Australia’s first in-situ sectioning electron microscope. CMM...

A call to retract the JNC-8 hypertension guidelines

JAMA published the long-awaited Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure-8 (JNC-8) guidelines December 18, 2013. They recommended blood pressure lowering drug treatment for patients ≥ 60-years-old with systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 150 or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mm Hg. For patients < 60-years-old, they recommended [...

Cabbage patch to aid knee osteoarthritis pain: trial begins

Scientists in Germany are recruiting participants for a trial that aims to establish if cabbage can ease joint pain. They’re looking for 81 adults with knee osteoarthritis who have pain at least 50% of the time.   Cabbage, shredded and mixed with warm water to form a poultice, will be compared with diclofenac gel, an […]

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Product Pipeline Review - 2014

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Product Pipeline Review - 2014’, provides an overview of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia’s pharmaceutical rese...

Stryker European headquarters to Amsterdam

April 16, 2014 - The European headquarters of medical technology company Stryker comes to Amsterdam in the summer of 2014.

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. to Present Phase I Clinical Data at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy

BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. today announced that Jane S. Lebkowski, PhD, President, Research & Development of Asterias, will present at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy taking place May 20-24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Dr. Lebkowski’s presentation wil...

ARIAD Announces Data Presentations and Webcast of Investor Briefing at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting

Company to Host Investor Meeting and Webcast on Monday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. (CT) ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that clinical data on Iclusig® (ponatinib) and AP26113, its investigational oral inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical On...

Polatuzumab vedotin: Preliminary Phase II data

First Presentation of Early Data for Pembrolizumab (MK-3475), Merck’s Investigational Anti-PD-1 Antibody, in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer at ASCO 2014

Overall Response Rate of 20 Percent for Pembrolizumab as Single Agent in Patients with Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Merck Initiating Phase 3 Study in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer with Pembrolizumab Versus Standard of Care in Q3 2014 (KEYNOTE-040) Additional 110 Patients with Advanced Head and Neck Cancer to be Enrolled in KEYNOTE-012 wi...

New Direct Sales Company EMSquared Not Affiliated with Mannatech

COPPELL, Texas, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), the founder of the Mission 5 Million(SM) (M5M(SM)) Social Entrepreneurial movement, the pioneer of nutritional glycobiology and the leading innovator of naturally-sourced supplements based on Real Food Technology® solutions, announces today that is has no affiliation with a new compa...

Wells Fargo Insurance Announces New Regional Leadership for Employee Benefits National Practice

Mike Mascolo, Peter Moore, and Robert Volkel named new regional leaders Continuing to strengthen its Employee Benefits division, Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC), announced today a new regional structure for its Employee Benefits (EB) National Practice. As part of Wells Fargo Insurance’s ongoing strategy t...

Seminar on Raw Material Requirements (Health Canada/USP/EP) in a cGMP Environment - ComplianceOnline

ComplianceOnline, the leading GRC advisory network, and industry expert, Barry A. Friedman, will conduct a two day seminar on issues and solutions surrounding raw material requirements in a cGMP environment. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ComplianceOnline, the leading governance, risk and compliance advisory network with over 500 experts in various regulatory subjects, today announced a ...

Prince Or Princess Book Review Exposes Alicia Pennington&#39;s Baby Gender Selection Guide – Vkool.com

Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 According to the Prince Or Princess book review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that covers natural steps towards choosing a baby’s gender before conception. This book also inst...

Myxofibrosarcoma With Associated Mycobacterium Infection

In this case, an elderly patient presents with an elbow lesion and is subsequently diagnosed with myxofibrosarcoma and a cutaneous nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery

Spirox Inc.

Faced with the large unmet clinical need of people with chronic nasal obstruction, an ENT physician formed Spirox to develop a non-surgical implant to restore the nasal valve. The ultimate goal is to develop a 15-minute procedure that ENTs can perfor...

Disney Research process designs tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Tops and yo-yos are among the oldest types of playthings but researchers at Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have given them a new spin with an algorithm that makes it easier to design these toys so that they have asymmetric shapes.read more

An acetate switch regulates stress erythropoiesis

Manipulation of acetate levels in mice can affect the activity of the hypoxia-responsive transcription factor HIF-2α and facilitate recovery from anemia.

Kit Check Adds Two Sales Veterans With Experience from CareFusion and Omnicell

Kit Check expands its sales team by adding Kevin Henry and John Muldoon who have recently worked for CareFusion and Omnicell respectively. Both have deep experience in medication supply tracking in the OR and throughout hospitals. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Kit Check™ (http://kitcheck.com), the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software, today announ...

RENU 28 Skin Care Now Available in Australia and New Zealand

RENU 28 recently launched in Australia and New Zealand, reports Trish Schwenkler with OurGlobalHomeBusiness.com—and the response has been exceptional. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 On Wednesday of last week RENU 28, the world's first and only skin gel to use Redox Signaling molecules, became available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand, and the response has been overwhelming. "The way...

HSV Eraser: Review Exposes Dr. Christine Buehler’s All-Natural Guide to Eliminating Herpes Virus

Shane Michaels releases a review of HSV Eraser, an all-natural method created by Dr. Christine Buehler to help people eliminate herpes virus permanently Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 HSV Eraser, a how-to guide created by Dr. Christine Buehler that outlines the necessary steps to permanently and naturally eliminate the herpes virus from the human body has caught the attention of Shane Mich...

The MouthWatch Summer Selfie Contest Is Wants to See the Best Smile for a Chance to Win #watchyourmouthcontest

MouthWatch, the world’s first home dental monitoring system, is giving away a free intraoral camera system and a $100 American Express gift card to the best/funniest/craziest smile photo. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 MouthWatch, the world’s first home dental monitoring system, is giving away a free intraoral camera system and a $100 American Express gift card to the person who shares ...

Velphoro nod for Vifor in Europe

Vifor Pharma (part of Swiss firm Galenica) has obtained EU marketing authorization for Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) for the control of serum phosphorus levels in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis or peritoneal...

How To Discourage a Doctor

RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD  Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance m...

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (4530) - Product Pipeline Analysis, 2014 Update

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (4530) - Product Pipeline Analysis, 2014 Update is a new report from GlobalData published on 2014-09-03. This 26-page report is available in PDF from $750. Summary Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical) is a pharmaceutical company. The company manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals and rela...

Passionate and Dynamic OB/GYN Expert Andrea Catherine Randall Shih, MD, FACOG, Introduced among The Leading Physicians of the World

The Leading Physicians of the World and the International Association of HealthCare Professionals are proud to announce that Andrea Catherine Randall Shih, MD, FACOG, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the obstetrics and gynecology com...

Update: The Sigma-Aldrich Takeover - Merck KGaA's Way To Express That The Best Days Of Pharma And Display Materials Are Over?

By Seeking Early Retirement:On September 22 Merck KGaA (OTC:MKGAF) announced its plans to acquire Sigma-Aldrich, a US manufacturer and distributor of laboratory chemicals, bio-chemicals, and equipment for $140 per share in cash, a premium of 37%. In 2013, Sigma-Aldrich has reported revenue of $2,705M, EBITDA of $821M, EBIT of $661M, and a net income of $491M. With an offer totaling to $17.0B (€1...

Potenza Therapeutics

Potenza Therapeutics is focusing on the discovery and development of novel immune-oncology therapeutics: Molecules that stimulate the power of the immune system to fight cancer.

P&amp;G Is “First Target” Of CSC’s “Cosmetics Without Cancer” Campaign

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness Month makes P&G its “first target,” calling on the firm to discontinue use of formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and other alleged cancer-causing chemicals in its personal-c...

Complete Selection of Designer Sunglasses Now Available at Discount Pricing Through West Coast Optical

Surrey, Canada, October 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Leading Surrey, BC-based eye care specialist, West Coast Optical is now presenting clients with a comprehensive array of designer sunglasses. West Coast Optical is part of the largest eyewear buying group in the country, allowing them to offer discount pricing on brand name sunglasses from manufacturers such as Ray Ban, Guess, and many others. Most C...

Laser Spine Institute’s Give & Grub Food Truck Celebrates First Community Giveback Milestone with Tampa Boys & Girls Club

─ Giveback program raises awareness about food insecurity in the Tampa Bay region ─ Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is hosting its first community giveback event with its Give & Grub food truck in partnership with the Zonta Boys & Girls Club on Friday, Oct. 17. The neighborhood event – ...

Novartis AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Novartis AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 is a new report from Global Markets Direct published on 2014-09-29. This 444-page report is available in PDF from $1500. Novartis AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Novartis AG - Product Pipeline Review - 2014’, provides an overview of the Novartis AG’s pharmac...

[Comment] ISAT: equipoise in treatment of ruptured cerebral aneurysms?

In The Lancet, the ISAT investigators present their 10 year follow-up data on treatment for ruptured cerebral aneurysms. Andrew Molyneux and other members of the group are to be congratulated on this monumental trial, which firmly established endovas...

NIH unveils website to streamline access to global clinical studies

The NIH website ClinRegs was launched last month to facilitate compliance with clinical trial regulations worldwide.  -More- 

Otsuka, Lundbeck report results from QUALIFY study of once-monthly aripiprazole

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical (Otsuka) and H. Lundbeck (Lundbeck), has announced results from the QUALIFY study,i the first study of its kind comparing two atypical long-acting injectable anti-psychotic therapies in a close-to-real-life setting.

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