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Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Posted at 10:20 AM
    PierianDx, the forerunner in clinical genomic informatics, announced today that healthcare entrepreneur Jim Howard is joining the executive team as Senior VP Sales. Howard is the first of several new leaders to join the bioinformatics company as it responds to the heightened demand for its next-generation ... read more
  • Posted at 10:18 AM
    Scholly, maker of a mobile and web application that allows students to easily find college scholarships, was named the winner of the 2015 Cupid's Cup Business Competition, chaired by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank. The 10th annual event was held April 22 at the University of Maryland's College Park campus, hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Scholly founder Christopher Gray, a student at Drexel University, took home $75,000 in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:13 AM
    As more and more small businesses establish their social media channels, new customer acquisition shouldn't be the only front and center focus, instead establishing brand relationships with existing buyers may be the key factor in determining if social media is having a positive impact on your business. Watching your customers become cheerleaders for your brand is the mecca of marketing, and if you want to get more out of your existing social efforts consider the following: ... read more
  • Posted at 10:01 AM
    Fluke Biomedical, the global leader in medical device quality assurance solutions, launched Advantage Training, an online center aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150423/201211LOGO The Advantage Training Center features curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment. Training is available for all skills levels, and course topics range from introduction to basic terminology to advanced technical applications. The curriculum was developed by subject matter experts, including faculty ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) announced today that the Company will report its first quarter 2015 results before the Nasdaq market opens on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Neurocrine will then host a live conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide a Company update Thursday morning, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Participants can access the live conference call by dialing 866-952-1906 (US) or 785-424-1825 (International) using the conference ID: NBIX. The ... read more
  • Posted at 9:56 AM
    Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announces the appointment of Mark Spiecker as its new chairman of the board of directors. Spiecker, the CEO of Sharklet Technologies and outgoing CBSA vice chairman of the board, will lead CBSA for a two-year term. He was appointed along with eight ... read more
  • Posted at 9:19 AM
    Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced the presentation of additional data on the Misonix SonicOne O.R. surgical instrument at the American Burn Association ("ABA") 2015 National Conference in Chicago, held April 21-24, 2015. The ABA and its more than 3,500 members promote and support burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ... read more
  • Posted at 9:13 AM
    Foresight Institute, a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on molecular nanotechnology, announced the winners for the 2014 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes. These prestigious prizes, named in honor of pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experiment and the other ... read more
  • Posted at 9:02 AM
    SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Targazyme, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Targazyme have reached concurrence on the company's Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) application for its Phase 3 registration trial. This pivotal trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of TZ101-treated cells in patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing hematopoietic stem cell (cord blood) transplantation with the primary outcome measure being time to neutrophil engraftment. The ... read more
  • Posted at 8:57 AM
    The Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership (www.innovationcrescent.com) and Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) announced they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formally agreeing to collaborate in the promotion and support of the life science industry in Georgia. The agreement was signed at the Atlanta Center for ... read more
  • Posted at 8:40 AM
    Burgess Group(®), a leading provider of healthcare information management solutions specializing in payments for healthcare products and services, announced two top healthcare executives have joined the company. Since its founding in 1996, Burgess has experienced double-digit growth and has continued to revolutionize software, data, and services solutions that optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare reimbursement in this ever-evolving market. As Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Dr. Josko Silobrcic will be responsible for leading the company's strategic positioning, ... read more
  • Posted at 8:33 AM
    Today, in partnership with Cindy Crawford, the Meaningful Beauty brand introduced the new social media program -- Beauties Give Back(TM) -- a service that aims to profile inspirational women with the purpose of raising money for organizations supporting female empowerment. Over the course of the year, the Beauties Give Back initiative will profile everyday product users, celebrity customers and women in Cindy Crawford's circle of family and friends with the intent to inspire readers, encourage conversations and raise money ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced Firecrest eConsent, a next-generation electronic informed consent solution that incorporates key recommendations from the FDA’s recent draft ... read more
  • Posted at 8:21 AM
    Financial literacy month ends on May 1. But you still have time to change your own spending habits--and shape your kids' spending habits, for life, the FoolProof Foundation says. FoolProof was founded with the strong support of legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite--for decades known as the most trusted man in America. "Cronkite's belief in the power of skepticism when making decisions drives our Foundation's work," says Foundation Director Will deHoo. Here's how to put Cronkite's skepticism to work for you and ... read more
  • PIA Agency Marketing Guide Available Online --- WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015
    Posted at 8:12 AM
    The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has made its 2014 PIA Agency Marketing Guide available to insurance professionals across America through its website at www.PIAAgencyMarketingGuide.com. The PIA Agency Marketing Guide contains hands-on marketing advice from some of the insurance industry's premier experts and practicing professionals. The 2014 edition focused primarily on case studies and firsthand accounts of marketing successes experienced by independent agents across America. It was originally published in print and online in June 2014 and made available ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced a strategic collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in a move aimed to help researchers develop more effective medicine to treat cardiovascular disease. The Department ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox's service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. on April 27 for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Judging panels, comprised of local civic and environmental leaders, will select one finalist from each area who will then compete to be named California's 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner, chosen ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Consumers, businesses and government agencies in New York and Connecticut continued to benefit from Verizon's 2014 investment of more than $1.5 billion in its industry-leading fiber-optic and wireline networks. Since 1995, Verizon has spent in excess of $1 billion each year to further build, refine and modernize its land-based infrastructure in the two states. In addition, Verizon Wireless invested more than $830 million throughout New York and northern New Jersey. In the New England states, which include Connecticut, Verizon Wireless completed $378 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:45 AM
    Astellas announced today that seven abstracts will be presented on CRESEMBA® (isavuconazonium sulfate), the prodrug for isavuconazole, at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 The presentations at ECCMID will feature CRESEMBA data from two Phase 3 clinical trials in adult patients with invasive fungal infections: SECURE, a randomized, double-blind, active-control study of CRESEMBA in adult patients with invasive aspergillosis; and VITAL, an open-label, non-comparative study of CRESEMBA in adult patients with invasive aspergillosis ... read more
  • Posted at 7:45 AM
    CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - More than 50 facilities have demonstrated their commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory (office-based or outpatient) surgery setting. AAAASF requires 100 percent compliance with all accreditation standards and does not offer partial accreditation. If a facility fails to meet ... read more