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KLM and Philips to Set up a Special Freight Airlift from Amsterdam to China

April 9, 2020  Special airlift complements existing airlift between Amsterdam and the US Amsterdam, the Netherlands - With the current loss of around 90% of all flights between Europe and Asia, there is a major shortage of freight capacity. At the same time, and precisely because of the cri...

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Symphony Health to Provide Free Access to New MetysTM COVID-19 Module for U.S. Based Life Sciences Industry during Pandemic

RALEIGH, N.C., April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today that Symphony Health, a PRA Health Sciences company, will make a 30-day license of its newly released Metys TM COVID-19 Module available to the U.S. life science industry at no charge. The COV...

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Philips and the U.S. Government Collaborate in Ventilator Production Ramp up to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020  Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that the U.S. Government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing sites in the U.S. Philips ...

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Novavax Identifies Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate - Accelerates Initiation of First-in-Human Trial to Mid-May

NVX-CoV2373 identified as SARS-CoV-2 candidate for Phase 1 clinical trial In preclinical studies, NVX-CoV2373 demonstrated high immunogenicity and stimulated high levels of neutralizing antibodies First-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial accelerated to mid-May with preliminary results in July GM...

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Nonprofit and Startup partner during COVID-19 crisis to keep fifty staff employed and deliver food to families with life threatening allergies

The Food Equity Initiative (FEI), a Kansas City nonprofit and Knoq, a Boston-based tech startup with over 35 employees in Kansas City have partnered to deliver medically necessary food to families and keep their staff employed. KANSAS CITY, Mo. , April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Foo...

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Care Access Research Launches COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance to Accelerate Vaccine and Drug Development

Pledges to Connect Sites, Sponsors and CROs to Speed the Process to Recovery BOSTON , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Care Access Research , the leader in rapid development and management of high-performing clinical research sites, announced it launched the COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance ...

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Maldistribution of COVID-19 Critical Materials

What CRIMADI Data Driven Projections Are Telling Us SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been a lot of talk about ventilators and N95 masks, but CRIMADI has observed the reality is that healthcare workers are struggling with a much longer list of shortages every day...

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Samsung Biologics and Vir Biotechnology Enter into Agreement for Large Scale Manufacture of SARS-COV-2 Antibodies for Potential COVID-19 Treatment

SONGDO, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Biologics (207940.KS) and Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) today announced a manufacturing agreement under which Samsung Biologics will perform large scale manufacturing services for Vir's SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal a...

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Active Motif launches a portfolio of recombinant COVID-19 antibodies; the first full human antibodies derived from patients infected with the 2019 Coronavirus, now available for research and commercial use

CARLSBAD, Calif. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 26, 2020 , Active Motif announced the successful isolation of antibodies from patients in China recovering from 2019 Coronavirus related pneumonia (COVID-19). The full suite of antibodies is now available for research as well as co...

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Peachtree Immediate Care Adjusting to Changing Patient Needs in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Peachtree Immediate Care opens four COVID-19 (coronavirus) Evaluation and Testing Centers in Atlanta ATLANTA , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Peachtree Immediate Care, the largest urgent care operator in the greater Atlanta Metro area with 33 centers and the exclusive urgent care partner ...

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Davidson's Organics New Ayurvedic-inspired Functional Teas Available Now

Davidson's Organics, certified organic specialty tea company partners with renowned Ayurvedic practitioners to extend the line of Ayurvedic-inspired functional teas, to include Immunity and Anti-inflammation blend available online now. SPARKS, Nev. , April 9, 2020  Davidson's Organics, the f...

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OPSEU President demands stronger leadership from senior medical experts

TORONTO , April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding stronger leadership from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. David Williams in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. "What Canadians need now is the truth," said Thomas. "The communication from the senior public heal...

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Skills Training and Job Placement Company Raises $3.6M to Help Displaced Workers Transition to Health Care Roles

NextStep is addressing COVID-19 and the unemployment crisis by retraining thousands of low-wage workers as they become Certified Nursing Assistants SEATTLE , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  NextStep , a mobile-based training and job placement company aiming to radically expand the supply of q...

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One Park Condo Donates 1,000 Face Masks to Cliffside Park's First Responders

Luxury condo residence One Park has announced that it has donated 1,000 face masks to Cliffside Park's Mayor's Office to be distributed to the community's police and fire departments and other essential workers. CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Luxury condo residenc...

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OmniSYS Provides Free Resource to Help Pharmacies Operationalize COVID-19 Testing

Access to OmniSYS Training Center supports pharmacists as front-line responders. DALLAS , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In light of the declaration yesterday by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that authorized pharmacists to administer COVID-19 tests, OmniSYS is prou...

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As we practice physical distancing, strengthening social ties can bolster our mental health

OTTAWA , April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is releasing a collection of deliberate actions we can take to hold social isolation at bay. Developed in collaboration with psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary , Dr. Keith Dobson , these...

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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Announces Award of $4.8 Million in Grants to Support Wisconsin's COVID-19 Response

Emergency funding will help 17 projects take immediate actions to protect health and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus MILWAUKEE , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) has announced the award of nearly $4.8 million in funding to 17 proje...

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Center for Cosmetic Surgery Donates Gloves, Masks to Local Colorado Hospital

The surgeons at Center for Cosmetic Surgery recently donated boxes of supplies to a local hospital to be used by health care providers on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients. DENVER , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "We felt morally bound to donate during these tough times," state...

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Experts join forces to fill the urgent need for ventilators for COVID-19 Patients

- Co-Vents has assembled a best in class ventilator and pulmonary team of experts to augment the supply of ventilators to fight COVID-19. CARLSBAD, Calif. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 crisis, a team of ventilator and pulmonary experts have joined forces to form...

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Heron Therapeutics to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Virtual Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that Barry Qua...

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AllazoHealth names pharmaceutical industry analytics expert Mark Degatano to advisory board

AllazoHealth, a company that uses artificial intelligence to help pharmaceuticals, payers, and pharmacies improve medication adherence and quality outcomes, announced today that pharmaceutical industry veteran Mark Degatano will be joining the company's Advisory Board. NEW YORK , April 9, 202...

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Oregon Launches C19oregon.com to Relieve 911 Services and Mitigate Hospital Overcrowding from COVID-19 in 5 Counties and City of Portland

Powered by c19check.com, Created by Emory and Vitaler.com, it will help patients better self-assess and localize guidance to prevent a surge on overburdened healthcare systems PORTLAND, Ore. and ATLANTA , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, residents in Portland and surrounding co...

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Centhaquine can provide hemodynamic stability, improve tissue oxygenation, reduce pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multiple organ dysfunction score (MODS) and mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmazz, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat patients in critical care, today announced that centhaquine, a drug in final stage of development, can provide hemodynami...

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Timothy A. Alexander, M.D., F.R.C.S., is being recognized by Continental Who's Who

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Timothy A. Alexander, M.D., F.R.C.S., is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine for the successes he has amassed as a Plastic Surgeon at his private practice. Since his youth, Dr. Alexander d...

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Hammes recognized as a top developer in Revista 2020 Outpatient Healthcare Real Estate Development Report

Hammes Company has been recognized as one of the nation's top developers in the 2020 Outpatient Healthcare Real Estate Development Report. The report, produced by healthcare real estate data firm Revista and Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) magazine, ranked firms based on total square footage...

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Raintree Systems Provides NO COST Telehealth In Response to Covid-19

The Power of Mature Software Development Tools During This Pandemic. TEMECULA, Calif. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Raintree Systems has been developing software solutions for the Healthcare Industry for nearly 40 years and their technology stack has been leveraged repeatedly by soft...

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How AI is Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Construction

OxBlue, an Atlanta-based technology company and the leader in professional construction camera services, is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to measure the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on construction across the United States. ATLANTA , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb...

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Forefront Telecare Launches Phase 2 of COVID-19 Response for Rural Hospitals

#RuralHealthSTRONG efforts include provision of behavioral telehealth with secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing at no cost to rural hospitals nationwide NASHVILLE, Tenn. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Forefront Telecare, Inc. (Forefront), the leader in providing behavioral telehealth ...

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Woodbridge INOAC Technical Products Responds to the Global Need to Produce Face Masks

TROY , Mich. and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodbridge INOAC Technical Products (WITP), a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Woodbridge and INOAC Corp., today announced its response to the imperative call for medical supplies. WITP is in the process of converti...

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HealthTap Offers Free Virtual Doctor Visits to Anyone in the U.S. through Legion of Volunteer Doctors

TV Personality Jamie Otis Joins Forces with HealthTap to Expand Awareness of Open Capacity as Other Major Telehealth Providers Struggle to Meet Demand MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  HealthTap , a leading virtual primary care provider, and Jamie Otis , star of "Marr...

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SciMed Solutions Releases Scalable Adjuvant Discovery Software

Compound Scout facilitates high-throughput screening of molecular compounds DURHAM, N.C. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SciMed Solutions today announced the release of Compound Scout, a high-throughput adjuvant screening software initially developed for use by the Duke Human Vaccine Institu...

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Mondelez Canada is Donating over $1M to Community Organizations and Frontline Health Care Workers

Cadbury provides Easter treats for frontline health care workers across UHN Toronto hospitals this Easter weekend Additional resources for Canadian community partners as part of Company's Global $15 Million Community Relief Efforts, including Food Banks Canada, Moisson Montreal, Second Harves...

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