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Friday, February 5, 2016

  • Quintiles Wins 2016 Leadership Excellence Award --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.
    Posted at 3:45 AM
    Quintiles, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company, has been awarded the HR.com 2016 Leadership Excellence Award for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160205005028/en/ HR.com, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR ... read more
  • Marken The Preferred Partner To Fight Zika Virus --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 5, 2016
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    Marken announced today they are working with key pharma partners in the race to find a vaccine and treatment for the Zika virus, declared as a public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110930/NY78064LOGO Marken is frequently chosen to handle dangerous materials in crises conditions in remote locations. Because of their capabilities in Africa, Marken was selected as a key logistics provider during the Ebola outbreak. Marken was also selected during the MERS* outbreak as ... read more

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Posted at 5:11 PM
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV), a leading provider of industry cloud solutions for life sciences, today announced that it will release results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended January 31, 2016 after market close on March 1, 2016. Veeva will host a conference ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today the appointment of Cindy Fiedelman as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for leading the company's global human capital strategy, which includes talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits programs, as well as human resources integration efforts related to mergers and acquisitions. She joined the company on an interim basis in September 2015 to replace Ellen Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services & ... read more
  • Posted at 4:17 PM
    The Zika virus outbreak has caused many travelers to rethink their plans, with pregnancy being the main concern. "We're finding the real reason travelers want to cancel is because of the virus' impact on pregnancy," said Jessica Harvey, Customer Service Director a leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth. "While we understand it can be scary to travel during this uncertain time, travel insurance coverage for pregnancy remains the same, regardless of current events." Squaremouth says there are still some options ... read more
  • Posted at 3:46 PM
    Trump vs. Cruz. Bush vs. irrelevance. Rubio vs. his insatiable thirst for water. If you thought the last few debates were fun, brace yourself. Saturday night will be like no other, as staunch conservatives and bleeding-heart liberals alike can be a part of the ABC News Republican debate by predicting what will happen next on Boom Fantasy, the live fantasy sports leader. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160204/329968 Who will Donald Trump go after next? Which will be mentioned first: Ted Cruz's Canadian citizenship or his questionable ... read more
  • Posted at 3:21 PM
    AURORA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/16 -- Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, announces changes in the leadership team of its Polish subsidiary "Helix Polska." The appointments are effective as of January, 28, 2016. Dr. Zbigniew Markowski, CEO of Helix Biopharma Corp., has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Helix Polska supported by two additional Board members, Dr. Marek Orlowski and Prof. Slawomir Majewski. Dr. ... read more
  • Posted at 3:20 PM
    The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today commended House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for holding today's hearing, "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market," to examine exorbitant drug price increases and growing questions about abusive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) pricing practices. "Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) are diligent, serious lawmakers committed to ensuring that real competition in the prescription drug marketplace can continue to benefit the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    WEST KELOWNA, BC--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - FPS PHARMA INC. ("FPS Pharma" or the "Company") advises that its securities were the subject of cease trade orders ("CTOs") issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC"), Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") and Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") issued on November 20, December 21 and December 17, 2015, respectively, for failure to file certain continuous disclosure documents including ... read more
  • Posted at 2:55 PM
    Montoya Love is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory Systems Operations Manager with Becton Dickinson. Manufacturing and selling a broad range of medical devices and supplies, Becton Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories and life science researchers with the essential medical equipment throughout fifty countries across the globe. An accomplished professional with nearly twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Montoya specializes in business analysis, program management (change management, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:03 PM
    The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) applauds the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released on February 3rd, 2016 that states mitochondrial replacement therapy is ethical, as long as specific conditions and principles are met. A woman with a ... read more
  • Posted at 2:02 PM
    SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) (the "Company") today announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fully resolving the SEC's investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Under the terms of the settlement agreement, SciClone has agreed to pay a total of $12.8 million, including disgorgement, pre-judgment interest and a penalty. This payment is in line with the charges the Company previously recorded and disclosed ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a securities class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of a class (the "Class") consisting of all persons or entities who purchased common shares of Insys Therapeutics Inc. ("Insys" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:INSY) from March 3, 2015 through January 25, 2016 (the "Class Period"). The complaint charges Insys and certain of its officers with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:59 PM
    Recent research released by Change Sciences finds emotion can strongly impact whether or not a customer takes action, returns, and recommends a financial services web site. The findings come from a comparison of 40 financial services sites, including traditional banks like US Bank, Wells Fargo, Chase and new players like GoBank and Simple, analyzing what people did while exploring the sites and how they felt about the experience. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160204/329849-INFO In 2015, design research firm Change Sciences began ... read more
  • Posted at 1:48 PM
    ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/16 -- NVISION Eye Centers, one of the leading providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., has successfully performed its first CentraSight® procedure, which involves implanting a mini telescope into one eye to treat end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). NVISION performed the first-of-its-kind procedure on Thursday, January 14 at the Box Canyon Surgery Center in Las Vegas. Highly regarded ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Casey performed the procedure, and is not only pleased ... read more
  • Global E-learning Market 2016-2020 --- NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2016
    Posted at 1:42 PM
    About E-learningE-learning refers to learning using electronic media. It has been widely adopted by the education sector and is becoming increasingly popular. E-learning is also referred to as computer-based learning (CBL), Internet-based learning (IBL), or web-based learning (WBL). This form of learning is cost-effective and helps enhance students' understanding of various subjects and manage the learning curve. As a result, many educational institutions worldwide are blending traditional forms of teaching and learning with e-learning.Technavio's analysts forecast the global e-learning market ... read more
  • Posted at 1:32 PM
    fishbat is a leading social media agency which combines proven Internet marketing strategies that include search engine optimization (SEO), digital ads, and social media optimization (SMO) to help businesses increase profits and expand brand awareness. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160204/329759LOGO Whether you're creating an infographic, a social media photo, or a new business logo, a successful company graphic possesses a few key characteristics. Online marketing company fishbat's CMO Jennifer Calise shares three qualities of an effective graphic design: 1. Consistent branding: Does your company ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today that the company will present at the Source Capital 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference at 10:45 AM Eastern Time (7:45 AM Pacific Time) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The presentation will take place in the Tribeca Hub room ... read more
  • Posted at 1:27 PM
    Think Systems and PivotPoint Risk Analytics have teamed up to provide a combined offering to companies who are serious about addressing cyber risk. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160204/329909 Think has become an authorized reseller of PivotPoint's CyVaR, a new cyber risk analysis application that analyzes a company's risks in terms of their financial impact. Think provides information technology expertise and executive project control, something they call Bare Knuckled Project Management (BKPM). Now, company executives can see their cyber risk as potential financial ... read more
  • Posted at 1:20 PM
    CROWDZ.io, a subsidiary of Agora Intelligence Inc., is launching a new app and web-based mobile shopping platform this week. CROWDZ is an online store focused on giving the power of buying and selling back to the marketplace. This is done through the power of "Crowd Buying." Put simply - the more buyers purchase any product, the lower price per item. If you purchased an item and the price drops later, CROWDZ then credits your account for future purchases. We help ... read more