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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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Goibibo Launches 'Hotels for our Heroes' to Support India's Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

Initiative addresses temporary accommodation needs of medical practitioners and front line healthcare heroes by offering rooms as per requirement and at subsidised rates Bookable accommodation options available in more than 900 hotels across 200 cities in India Brings together several ...

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Infosys Foundation Partners with Narayana Health City to Open 100 Bed Quarantine Facility for COVID-19 Patients

*Infosys Foundation* the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys and *Narayana Health* one of the largest healthcare provider in the country launched a 100-room quarantine facility for COVID patients in the vicinity of Narayana health city in Bengaluru Karnataka. The facility aimed at serving patients ...

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Uniform Advantage Awards Graduate Scholarship to PhD Student Affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Uniform Advantage (UA) has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to provide graduate or doctoral students the opportunity to advance their higher education in nursing through the Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship Fund. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , April 3, 2020 /P...

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Adult ADHD And Empowering Those With The Condition Featured On "Behind The Scenes" With Laurence Fishburne

The Hollywood actor hosts a new episode that delves into ADHD with specialists. MIAMI , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Award-winning American actor Laurence Fishburne ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Fishburne ) is the host of the informative show "Behind The Scenes". The TV p...

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Etna Interactive Offers Help for Medical Practices Facing an Unsteady Economy

A new white paper describes 12 specific online marketing tactics elective medical practices can implement now to weather uncertain economic times fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Etna Interactive, a medical marketing company that ...

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Ike Was Right: Global Cooperation is Essential for a Secure Future

Eisenhower Fellows Call Upon World Leaders to Combat COVID-19 Through Cooperation WASHINGTON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The emergence of the novel coronavirus, known to the world as COVID-19, currently affects everyone across the globe. Eisenhower Fellowships (EF), an organization...

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mPulse Engages 11 million Americans and Counting with COVID-19 Related Healthcare Communications

mPulse partnered with leading healthcare organizations, including some of the largest plans and IDNs in the country, to develop a COVID-19 Strategic Communications Tool Kit LOS ANGELES , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- mPulse Mobile has collaborated with more than 20 healthcare organizat...

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CMAB Biopharma Appoints Mr. Ye Shi as Head of Quality

SUZHOU, China , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CMAB Biopharma (Suzhou) Inc. ("CMAB"), a dedicated biologics contract manufacturing and development organization (CDMO), today announced the appointment of Mr. Ye Shi as the Head of Quality. He will be responsible for the overall management of the q...

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Canadian Tire Corporation Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19

TORONTO , April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Canadian Tire Corporation (TSX:CTC, TSX:CTC.a) (CTC) continues to meet the heightened needs of Canadians and communities across the nation. As ' Canada's Store', Canadian Tire Retail stores remain open, where permitted, to prov...

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Complimentary Webinar to Showcase Recent RadSite Quality Standard Updates: Presentation to Highlight New MIPPA Accreditation Program Standards

RadSite™, a CMS-recognized accrediting agency promoting quality-based advanced diagnostic imaging, is offering a complimentary webinar called 2020 RadSite Standards and Accreditation Updates. The session will take place on April 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET and will last approximately one hour. A...

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Hge Health Enrolls Transplant And Surgical Patients In Its Covid Care(Tm) Monitoring Platform To Protect Vulnerable Patients From The Growing Covid-19 Pandemic

At a time when hospital resources are scarce and surgeries are being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple Health is leveraging HGE Health's scalable COVID Care platform to protect transplant and surgical patients against exposure to the virus PHILADELPHIA , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswir...

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Aptive HTG Wins $1B Veterans Health Administration IDIQ Contract to Provide Integrated Healthcare Transformation Support

WASHINGTON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has awarded a 10-year, $1 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Aptive HTG to provide healthcare and professional consulting services tha...

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CISCRP Announces 2nd Annual Virtual Fitness Challenge to Recognize Medical Heroes

Encouraging the clinical research community to come together across the globe to honor medical and healthcare professionals, researchers and study volunteers BOSTON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On April 15 , the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation ...

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Strict Protocols in Place to Protect the Health of the GM Team Building Ventec's Critical Care Ventilators in Kokomo

KOKOMO, Ind. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is actively training employees at the company's Kokomo plant in the extensive screening, cleaning and other CDC-recommended procedures that will be in place when volume production of Ventec Life Systems' critical care ...

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Advisory - Homemade hand sanitizers may present health risks

Summary Products: Homemade hand sanitizer products and recipes. Issue: Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers to help limit the spread of COVID-19. What to do: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seco...

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The Ammons Law Firm: Houston Surgical Center Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Carrier for Failing to Pay Coronavirus-Related Claims

HOUSTON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Local surgical group, My Houston Surgeons, represented by The Ammons Law Firm,  has filed one of the country's first lawsuits against Sentinel Insurance Company, (The Hartford ) and Alliant Insurance Services of Houston for business losses after state ...

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The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift

Healthcare executive and NOVA nursing graduate Debra Coffman Howe generously gives back. ANNANDALE, Va. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce an exceptional gift of $1 million from donor...

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FDAnews Announces -- FDA CDS Software Regulation: The Latest Guidance on Clinical Decision Support Software Webinar, April 7, 2020

Is one's CDS software regulated as a medical device? Understand the latest regulatory and compliance nuances of the CDS software guidance. FALLS CHURCH, Va. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- FDA CDS Software Regulation: The Latest Guidance on Clinical Decision Support Software An FDAnews...

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LifeLearn Animal Health Announces Free CE Course "COVID-19: What we know and don't know with Dr. Scott Weese" - Available Now on VetFolio

LifeLearn Animal Health, in partnership with the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and VetFolio, today announced the launch of the veterinary CE course COVID-19: What we know and don't know with Dr. Scott Weese, available today and free indefinitely for VetFolio subscribers. GUELPH, O...

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Huobi Formalizes Charity Arm to Rally the Blockchain Community in Global Fight Against COVID-19

SINGAPORE , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Huobi Charity, the charitable arm of Huobi Group, today announced a series of new initiatives aimed at helping the global community fight COVID-19. As nations around the world grapple with the growing pandemic, Huobi will be making monetary contributions...

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Centene Corporation To Move To Virtual-Only Annual Stockholder Meeting For 2020

ST. LOUIS , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation ("Centene" or "the Company") announced today that, due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, and in an effort to protect the health and wellbeing of Centene stockholders and employees, the Company's 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders w...

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Physicians Immediate Care to Implement COVID-19 Molecular Point-of-Care Testing Using Abbott's ID NOW Instrument

ROSEMONT, Ill. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Immediate Care is the largest urgent care company in Illinois , with a significant presence also in Indiana , that is leading the way for patient safety and innovative care during the COVID-19 crisis. To prevent exposure to the virus f...

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Save-On-Foods launches $1 million campaign to feed kids in need across Western Canada

LANGLEY, BC , April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Save-On-Foods has committed $500,000 toward their $1 million fundraising goal aimed at giving kids easier access to school meal supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated one in five school-aged kids in Canada relying on school-based nutr...

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University of Washington PA Freshman Wins SignatureCare Emergency Center's 2020 Spring Semester Scholarship

Caitlin Richardson says the $1,000 scholarship award will enable her to pursue her passion to facilitate healthcare access to underserved rural communities HOUSTON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Caitlin Richardson , a University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant (PA) program ...

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Joins OneShare Health's Board of Directors

OneShare Health and Huckabee Unite to Uphold Company's Vision as a Health Care Sharing Ministry IRVING, Texas , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential nominee Mike Huckabee has joined the Board of Directors at OneShare Health, an ACA-exempt Chr...

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Reminder: Centene Corporation's 2020 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

ST. LOUIS , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today issued a reminder that it will release its 2020 first quarter financial results at approximately 6 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday , April 28, 2020, and host a conference call afterwards at approximately 8:30 a.m. ...

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NeuroDex, Inc. and ICV Venture Engineering Fund Announce Closing of Seed Round for NeuroDex, Inc.

Strengthening NeuroDex, Inc. cash position and enabling operations well into 2021. NATICK, Mass. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDex, Inc. (" NeuroDex" or "Company") , a developer of diagnostics, theranostics, prognostics, and pharmacodynamic analysis in the neurology space, announces t...

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Smilyn CBD Donating Proceeds to World Health Organization for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

California CBD brand, Smilyn Wellness, is donating 10 percent of all proceeds until May 1st to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). Smilyn executives recognize it's essential to support the global health community during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Now Available Worldwide: ETS Offers At-Home Solutions for TOEFL iBT® Test and GRE® General Test Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

At-home tests provide a convenient, flexible and safe option for testing while test centers are closed PRINCETON, New Jersey , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and learning solutions, announced today that the TOEFL iBT ® Special Home Edition an...

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George Clinical Providing Critical Clinical Trial Services and Experts for Potential COVID-19 Treatments

SYDNEY , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization, is leveraging the organization's significant health and medical expertise, operational infrastructure and data science teams to actively advise stakeholders on potential COVID-...

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