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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, announced today that its second quarter 2015 earnings announcement will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 after the close of the market.NuVasive will hold a conference call on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT to discuss the results of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE: Q) will release its second-quarter 2015 financial results Wednesday, July 29, 2015 prior to its quarterly earnings call at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call will be accessible, live via webcast, on the Investor ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRB) today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 8,545,138 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $18.00 per share, which includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase 1,114,583 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) announced today that it has commenced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) regulatory filing to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for rociletinib for the treatment of patients with mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) non-small cell lung ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald Inaugural Healthcare Conference taking place in New York, NY on July 8, 2015 at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. James Sapirstein, Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the Company's business during his live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the ... read more
  • Facebook to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results --- MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2015
    Posted at 1:05 PM
    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today announced that the company's second quarter 2015 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Facebook will host a conference call to discuss its results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at, along with the company's earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation. Following the call, a replay will ... read more
  • Posted at 1:04 PM
    Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced today that Breckenridge and Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited were granted final approval for their ANDA desvenlafaxine succinate extended-release tablets 50mg and 100mg, a generic version of Pristiq® by Pfizer Inc. Breckenridge and Alembic filed their Paragraph IV ANDA on the first-to-file date and expect to share 180-day exclusivity with other ANDA first filers. Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited is the sponsor and manufacturer of the ANDA, which will be marketed exclusively by Breckenridge. The Paragraph IV litigation ... read more
  • Posted at 12:41 PM
    Award winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross has partnered with Optimum Amla Legend, a leader in salon-quality hair products for multicultural women. Currently on ABC's Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her style sensibility, engaging humor and vibrant Instagram account. She will be lending her talents to create style content including interviews, hair tutorials, and more on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as participate in key brand activations and live events. "I've worked closely with the Optimum Amla Legend brand ... read more
  • Posted at 12:39 PM
    BiologicTx(®) released four-year outcomes of patients treated with desensitization therapy resulting in a successful transplant: BiologicTx(®) has partnered with 31 transplant programs in the United States. Since April 2011, when BiologicTx began clinical operations, transplant centers collaborating with BiologicTx have started desensitization of 367 transplant candidates. In all 367 patients, the primary therapeutic modality was IVIg 2g/kg per month (split dose) infused through BiologicTx therapeutic services in an outpatient setting. Transplant Success Rates of Highly HLA-Sensitized Two hundred sixty-nine patients ... read more
  • Posted at 12:37 PM
    The increased use of smartphones around the world has put the Internet and everything that comes with it within the palm of your hand. With the ease and convenience that mobile Internet usage brings, responsive Web design is vital in keeping your mobile users hooked throughout the various progressions of your website. Shifting from a desktop-only website to a responsive website does require initial preparation, and Brad Shorr, B2B Marketing Director of Straight North, offers five actionable tips to ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Pixel Velocity ("Pixel"), an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) product technology company specializing in imagery and sensor data analytics, announced today that it has released four new products including a hydrocarbon leak detection system and event management software platform. This product ecosystem of networked software, sensors, devices and analytics enables shortened incident response cycles and enhanced business and operational continuity for critical energy assets and infrastructure. "The benefit of Pixel Velocity's new product ecosystem is streamlined risk reduction, improved business continuity ... read more
  • Posted at 12:11 PM
    In 2013, more than 8 million people in the country received long-term care support. By the year 2050, that number is expected to grow to approximately 50 million. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), home health ... read more
  • Posted at 12:09 PM
    ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/15 -- NVISION Eye Centers, one of the premier providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the country, today announced that Dr. Sheri Rowen will join the NVISION family of eye centers supporting its Newport Beach and Fullerton, Calif. centers. "With a reputation for quality eye care, Dr. Rowen is a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology," said James Pereyra, president of NVISION. "Her philosophy for patient care perfectly aligns with our mission at ... read more
  • Posted at 11:50 AM
    BETHLEHEM, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/15 -- B. Braun Medical Inc., announced today that B. Braun Avitum AG, a major supplier of extracorporeal blood treatment (dialysis) systems, has acquired Lauer Membran Wassertechnik GmbH to round out its extensive portfolio of water treatment systems for dialysis. The Aquaboss® system, which is manufactured by family-owned Lauer, is one of the world's leading premium water treatment systems for dialysis on account of its innovative, patented technology. B. Braun has sold and distributed ... read more
  • Posted at 11:45 AM
    With the summer road trip season underway and July 4(th) as one of the most popular holidays for car excursions, OnStar, a provider of connectivity services for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, and, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), have partnered to offer drivers the service of conveniently booking hotels while traveling. OnStar Guidance plan subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, in need of a quick and easy way to ... read more
  • Posted at 11:22 AM
    PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - Q-Centrix announced an agreement today in which its quality healthcare technology and data abstraction solutions were selected by M2S to help support the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a joint venture between the Society for Vascular Surgery and M2S, in collecting data on vascular procedures within health systems, hospitals, vein clinics and outpatient facilities. The three-year agreement allows participating hospitals to seamlessly partner or supplement their VQI ... read more
  • Posted at 11:02 AM
    The vaping industry is red hot, with retail sales projected to grow to $3.5 billion in 2015, more than doubling 2013 levels, according to a Wells Fargo Security analyst., a premium vapor products company that started in Los Angeles and has since expanded quickly to all 50 states as well as five Canadian provinces and South America, recently lined up seed funding from an equity investor to consolidate its unique position in the growing vaping sector. Vaping products like ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Scientists at NuGEN Technologies, Inc. have simultaneously surveyed RNA of more than 400 targeted genes in a single assay, using next generation sequencing (NGS) to detect fusions known to be key drivers of tumor growth in several cancer types. The scientists, who employed an innovative method ... read more
  • Level 3 Acquires DDoS Mitigation Company Black Lotus --- BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 1, 2015
    Posted at 10:30 AM
    Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), announced it acquired privately held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services. The acquisition of Black Lotus represents another step in Level 3's continued commitment to provide leading security product capabilities. Level 3 noted the increase in frequency, volume and complexity of DDoS attacks in a recent research report, Safeguarding the Internet: Level 3 Botnet Research Report, substantiating the need to invest in the DDoS ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will announce its financial results for the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Lilly will also conduct a conference call on that day with the investment community and media to further detail the company's financial performance. The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Investors, media and the general public can access a live webcast of the conference call through a link that will be posted on Lilly's website at ... read more