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Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Posted at 3:15 AM
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN) today announced the initiation of a single, multinational, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of eculizumab (Soliris®) in patients with relapsing neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a life-threatening, ultra-rare neurologic disorder. Alexion also initiated a single, multinational, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a market leader in the development of sample preparation solutions for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications, has developed a novel solution that enables more informative data to be generated from RNA-Seq studies performed with challenging samples, including model organisms. Human and non-human samples ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Caringo®, the leading provider of object storage software, today announced a major upgrade to CloudScaler®, software that extends Caringo's object storage with authentication, authorization, metering and S3 API support. Enterprises and service providers use CloudScaler with Caringo object storage software to deliver a rapidly scalable private or public cloud storage service that meets any storage SLA, supports the S3 API, and is easy to manage and expand. CloudScaler 3 enhancements: -- Plug into any management, billing or cloud ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced that updated results from the 701 patient HEAT Study post-hoc analysis, as well as a review of the final study design of the Phase III OPTIMA Study, which both explore ThermoDox®, Celsion's proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, in combination with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer, were presented at the 5(th) European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) on April 24, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, today released new global research that explores small- to medium-sized businesses' (SMB) cloud services consumption and purchasing patterns. The research identifies an opportunity for communications service providers to capitalize on this fast-growing segment by offering cloud-based services and bundling them with traditional communication services. The research surveyed 1,311 SMB decision makers from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The first study of such scale, this research offers valuable insight ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    One month removed from the unofficial start of summer, Expedia® (NASDAQ: EXPE) has mined its travel search data to produce Americans' top summer destinations and last minute Memorial Day travel deals. Expedia data has also revealed that average US flight prices are now $499, up nearly 5% from last summer. This summer, the average daily room rate in the United States is $171, up over 3% from the year prior. "While consumers searching late in the game may see higher prices, there ... read more
  • Posted at 2:20 AM
    Lyme disease doesn't discriminate. While singer Debbie Gibson is the latest noteworthy individual to announce her fight with the illness, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, actor Alec Baldwin and President George W. Bush have all been given the Lyme disease diagnosis. Some say conditions are ripe for an increase in infected ticks and Lyme Disease this spring and summer due to warming temperatures, a particularly snowy and wet winter and, a fluctuating white tailed deer and fox population. According to ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 AM
    NextGen Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it along with its sister company, Mirth, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 AM
    Gerard Daher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Speedeon Data, a leading direct marketing and data solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Brian Rainey to the company's Board of Advisors. In his role, Rainey will utilize his considerable experience and industry knowledge to guide and support Speedeon Data in navigating new strategic directions and achieving company growth objectives. "We asked Brian to serve on Speedeon Data's Board of Advisors because of his outstanding experience and a proven track record of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 AM
    BroadcastMed, Inc. has expanded its free content offerings in Neurology with the addition of content curated by UPMC, Mercy Health and New England Baptist Hospital. The easily-accessed BroadcastMed Neurology Channel provides healthcare professionals with a one stop source for online learning. The BroadcastMed Neurology Channel is ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 AM
    On March 21, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report of medical device recalls from 2003 to 2012. MD Buyline has reviewed the full report and developed an article that highlights five clinical insights from MD Buyline’s experts. ... read more
  • VASCO Reports Results for First Quarter 2014 --- OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, April 24, 2014
    Posted at 12:00 AM
    VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Revenue from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2014 increased 10% to $38.8 million from $35.4 million in the first quarter of 2013. Net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2014 was $3.5 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, an increase of $1.1 million, or 46%, from $2.4 million, or $0.06 per fully diluted share, for ... read more

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Posted at 11:00 PM
    Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company that specializes in life-saving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, today introduced its new Lovo cell-processing system at the 2014 International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) annual meeting. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:17 PM
    Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 2,650,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $38.00 per share. In addition, Sarepta has granted ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) will report its first quarter 2014 financial results on May 5, 2014, after close of market. Gajus Worthington, Fluidigm president and chief executive officer, and Vikram Jog, chief financial officer, will host a conference call at 2:00 ... read more
  • Posted at 4:02 PM
    Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary (Nasdaq: AMGN), today announced that The Lancet published online results from the Phase 3 DECISION trial which demonstrated that NEXAVAR(®) (sorafenib) tablets significantly extended the time patients with locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma that is refractory to radioactive iodine treatment lived without their disease worsening (progression-free survival; PFS). Based on these data, NEXAVAR was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) will report financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and hold a conference call to discuss those results on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Ron Squarer, Chief Executive Officer and Michael Carruthers, Chief Financial Officer will lead the call. Conference Call Information Date: ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    With millions of adults actively engaged in buying products or services from independent sales representatives, the prevalence of direct selling is high, new research from Harris Poll shows. The study was commissioned by Direct Selling News, the industry's leading trade publication. The online survey of 2,060 U.S. adults 18 and older found that 156 million people(1), 66 percent of U.S. adults, have made a purchase from a direct seller -- buying a consumer product or service person-to-person away from a fixed ... read more
  • Posted at 2:40 PM
    In conjunction with DURECT Corporation's (Nasdaq: DRRX) first quarter 2014 financial results press release, you are invited to listen to the conference call that will be broadcast live over the internet on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (1:30 pm Pacific Time). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing DURECT's homepage at and clicking "Investor Relations." If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on ... read more
  • Posted at 2:20 PM
    Liberty Puerto Rico and ActiveVideo(TM) today announced that they are showcasing at NCTA's The Cable Show a major advance in how viewers find television content in a social context, with the launch of a cloud-based personalized user interface that uses real-time viewing metrics to display program popularity. Using the power of Cloud UIs, Liberty Puerto Rico is delivering to existing set-top boxes a video-rich personalized mosaic - named Social Content Navigator -- that enables content discovery based on what is trending ... read more