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Conagen Receives a Strategic Investment from Sumitomo Chemical

Bedford, Mass., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Boston-based biotech Conagen has received a strategic investment from Sumitomo Chemical, global chemical company in Japan. The investment will accelerate Conagen’s synthetic biology research and development contributing to a clean and...

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Philips to Postpone its Capital Markets Day to the Fourth Quarter of 2020

March 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – In connection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related precautionary measures, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it will postpone its Capital Markets Day – which w...

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Cybrexa Therapeutics Announces Arthur DeCillis, MD as Acting Chief Medical Officer to Support CBX-12’s Entry into the Clinic

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cybrexa Therapeutics, an oncology-focused biotechnology company developing a new class of therapeutics through its alphalex™ tumor targeting platform, today announced that Arthur DeCillis, MD, has joined the company as Acting CMO. Dr. DeCilli...

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SweeGen Accelerates Global Expansion with New Food and Beverage Application Centers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global food and beverage manufacturers can now easily create and collaborate on exploring sugar reduction solutions with SweeGen in its newly launched Food and Beverage Application Centers located in four global regions --- No...

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PMD Healthcare's Integrated Remote Patient Monitoring Solution Helps Physicians and Hospitals Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis

Helping to keep non-critical patients out of the hospital so providers can focus on the critically ill LANSDALE, Pa. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PMD Healthcare , an innovative remote patient monitoring (RPM) and telehealth company that has been serving the healthcare industry for ...

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S&P Global Market Intelligence Provides Complimentary Access to Hospitals and State/Local Governments to Help Track Supply Chains of Ventilators and PPE

NEW YORK , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid in the fight against COVID-19, S&P Global Market Intelligence is offering complimentary access to Panjiva's Supply Chain Intelligence platform to hospitals and relevant government agencies, helping them in tracking the supply chains of ventila...

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BareOrganics' Superfruit Antioxidant; Energy & Stamina Blends Named 2020 Consumer's Choice Winners

WR Group, one of the country's leading global wellness companies, is pleased to announce that its BareOrganics' Superfruit Antioxidant Blend has won the Consumer Choice Bronze Award in the Cleanse and Detox category, and its Energy & Stamina Blend has won the Consumer Choice Silver Award in the Spo...

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Serimmune Announces Achievement of Research Milestone in Discovery and Development Collaboration with Merck

GOLETA, Calif. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --   Serimmune , a leader in understanding the functional antibody repertoire's role in human disease, today announced that the company has received a research milestone payment from Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada ) unde...

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Vidafuel Provides Free Nutritional Support to Dialysis Patients in Response to COVID-19

--30-Day Program to Donate Nutrient-Rich Wellness Protein to Neediest High-Risk Dialysis Patients-- NEW YORK , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vidafuel Nutrition , maker of dietitian-developed nutrition products, has announced a dialysis patient support ...

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As Health-Conscious Consumers Seek Fresh Nutritional Avenues, Artisanal Mushrooms Step Into the Light

FN Media Group Presents NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage NEW YORK , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Realizing the connection between nutrition and mental health, companies from all sectors of the health and wellness realm are expanding their efforts to offer products that effectively enhance...

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ANI Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters Capsules USP

BAUDETTE, Minn. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (Nasdaq: ANIP) today announced the launch of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters Capsules USP, 1 gram.  The current annual U.S. market for this product is approximately $110 million , according to IQVIA/IMS Health. Arthu...

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Free Guided Meditation Stress Relief Offered During Coronavirus Outbreak

INDIANAPOLIS , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coronavirus pandemic has generated unprecedented levels of stress across the country leaving many everyday Americans looking for tools to manage stress in ways they may have never considered before. OvernightLearning.com offers free evidence-bas...

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Panaxia Israel (TASE: PNAX) Announces successful completion of the capital raising of 23 million ILS privately allocated by Israeli institution investors and the company's controlling shareholders

Proceeds include a unilateral option for the investment of 6 million ILS by the company's controlling shareholders and additional investors, including company Chair, Jonathan Kolber, Dr. Dadi Segal, CEO, and Ran Nussbaum. TEL AVIV, Israel , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical company ...

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UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19

Investigational drug, ARMS-I, manufactured by ARMS Pharmaceutical may prevent airborne transmission of coronavirus CLEVELAND , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to it...

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Aeroflow Healthcare Launches New Division To Pursue Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity Investments

Aeroflow Continues Expansion, Seeking Complementary Home Healthcare Services for Partnership or Sales Opportunities ASHEVILLE, N.C. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Aeroflow Healthcare, a leading durable medical equipment (DME) provider and Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, today annou...

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Free online tool for designing reliable generator systems now available for vital healthcare facilities, for whom a power outage could be catastrophic

Connecticut-based Preferred Utilities Manufacturing offers software solution to senior care institutions and nursing homes already under pressure by mandatory COVID-19 quarantines DANBURY, Conn. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In times of widespread uncertainty, the dependability of ou...

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Bellus3D Makes Surgical Masks More Effective

Bellus3D face scanning creates personalized 3D-printed Mask Fitter to improve the effectiveness of surgical masks CAMPBELL, Calif. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bellus3D, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, offers personalized 3D printable Mask Fitter frames to improve seals on face mask...

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GPB Scientific Announces $25.5 Million Financing from Vensana Capital and Amgen Ventures

Financing to drive development and commercialization of innovative cell & gene therapy processing solution VISTA, Calif. and RICHMOND, Va. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GPB Scientific, Inc., a developer of breakthrough technologies for therapeutic cell production and bioprocessing, today...

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PepsiCo Commits More than $45 Million to Combat the Impacts of COVID-19, Providing Vital Local Humanitarian Support and Distributing More Than 50 Million Nutritious Meals Worldwide

PURCHASE, N.Y. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief from the ravages of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) and The PepsiCo Foundation today announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by t...

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NanoVibronix Announces License Agreement for WoundShield Product

ELMSFORD, N.Y. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoVibronix, Inc .,   (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company that produces the UroShield ® , PainShield ® and WoundShield ® , and WoundShield ® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultrasonic Therapeutic Devices, today announced that it sig...

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New York State Dental Association Coordinates Personal Protection Equipment Donations

ALBANY, N.Y. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is working directly with emergency management leaders across the state to coordinate efforts to collect donated personal protection equipment (PPE). In the first week, dentists across the state have gen...

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Redesigned Neptune PPA Dashboard Implemented by Dartmouth-Hitchcock & UVM Medical Center to Manage COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Supply

KEENE, N.H. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Negotiated Solutions Inc. has redesigned their  Neptune PPA  web dashboard and mobile application to assist hospitals with the critical management of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) inventory. The free softwar...

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Cellect Biotechnology Receives New Patent Allowance in China

TEL AVIV, Israel , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP), a developer of innovative technology which enables the functional selection of stem cells, received an official communication from the China National Intellectual Property Administration ("CNIPA") regard...

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AbbVie to Host First-Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will announce its first-quarter 2020 financial results on Friday, May 1, 2020 , before the market opens. AbbVie will host a live webcast of the earnings conference call a...

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Orig3n Announces Partnership with Codex Beauty

BOSTON and PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Orig3n, a Boston -based company pioneering the future of wellness and health through genetics and biotechnology, and Codex Beauty, a Silicon Valley-based company producing performance-driven skincare with sustainable, plant-ba...

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Empire Company Limited Supports Small Supplier Partners During COVID-19 Crisis

STELLARTON, NS , April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - For over 113 years, Empire Company Limited ("Empire") has been proud to partner with local Canadian businesses of all sizes. Our own humble beginnings started with a local entrepreneur, his family, and the help of trusted supplier partners. During this u...

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Dr. Drew Fairweather, Dentist in Bridgewater, NJ, Supports Feeding Hands Food Pantry

Better Image Dentistry is supporting the Feeding Hands Food Pantry through a raffle, in which all proceeds go to the charity. Respected dentist, Dr. Drew Fairweather, extends his compassion for the community into his dental practice through the use of relaxing and painless sedation dentistry in Bri...

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Expert Tooth Extractions in Omaha, NE Offered by Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Patients with failing or damaged teeth, or who need wisdom tooth removal, can visit Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants for experienced and safe tooth extraction in Omaha, NE. The doctors offer scheduled and emergency tooth extractions for even the most complex cases, like impacted wisdom teeth,...

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ManipalCigna Health Insurance Launches 'Arogya Sanjeevani' ManipalCigna Policy; Coronavirus (Covid-19) Treatment to be Covered under the Policy

Arogya Sanjeevani Policy, ManipalCigna provides affordable all India health coverage Includes cover for modern treatments & procedures; hospitalisation coverage for infectious diseases like Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cashless treatment at more than 6500+ network hospitals Coverage availa...

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Autism Rate Continues To Rise: One in 54 Children in the U.S. Has Autism

RANDOLPH, Mass. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As we at May Institute mark World Autism Awareness Day 2020, a new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in 54 U.S. children now has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); two years ago, that figure...

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New Mobile Telehealth from GD Protects COVID-19 First Responders & Healthcare Providers

EMS and Physician providers can now perform direct-to-patient telehealth with GD e-Bridge Visit RIDGEFIELD, N.J. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GD (General Devices) last week announced new direct-to-patient telehealth called GD e-Bridge Visit that is rolling out in NYC . As an extension o...

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Caring.com Study Highlights Steps Senior Living Communities Are Taking to Protect Their Residents

Older Adults Face an Increased Risk from COVID-19, Most Communities Are Taking the Vital Steps to Protect Seniors CHARLOTTE, N.C. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Caring.com , a highly-regarded senior care referral service and the nation's leading site for senior care reviews, has publ...

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Rapid, simple and proven stress and anxiety reduction app, Zenpower, now available for free

Launched formally in November 2019, the stress reduction App, Zenpower, is now free to all. It takes a maximum of seven minutes to deliver a unique response to stress, anxiety and worry issues directly into the home, work-space, or office. LONDON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Launche...

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IBCCES Launches Telepractice Certification Program to Fill Growing Need for Services for Children With Special Needs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of children with special needs across the U.S. may be going without services due to school closures and limits on face-to-face healthcare services. With the dramatic rise in the need for teletherapy and remote learning due to COVID-19,...

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