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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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Trendlines Announces Acquisition of Portfolio Company ApiFix Ltd. by OrthoPediatrics Corp.

ApiFix's FDA and CE Mark approved less invasive non-fusion surgical system for treating progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to enter broad distribution MISGAV, Israel , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trendlines Group Ltd. ("Trendlines" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the ...

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First Healthcare Compliance Offers Complimentary COVID-19 Webinar Series

In an effort to provide answers and serve as a resource to healthcare compliance officers around the country, First Healthcare Compliance is partnering with experts and attorneys for a complimentary webinar series. WILMINGTON, Del. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In an effort to provid...

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COVID-19 Patient Surveillance Assistant Saves Time to Save Lives

AcesoCloud launches COVID-19 Patient Surveillance Assistant, its AI-based healthcare provider software solution that compiles patient data within one system so hospital staff can effortlessly track a patient's status, location and vital signs as well as easily see treatments administered, resources...

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AAGL to Host LIVE Webinar on Safe Gynecologic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gynecologic Surgeons To Discuss COVID-19 Safety Measures for Surgeons and Patients CYPRESS, Calif. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AAGL Gynecologic Surgeons host a global webinar on Thursday, April 2, 2020 , 3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET - to discuss surgical safety practices in response t...

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FDAnews Announces -- Medical Device Change Management Webinar, April 16, 2020

Master medical device change management to ensure the quality management systems (QMS) are efficient and effective. FALLS CHURCH, Va. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Medical Device Change Management An FDAnews Webinar Thursday, April 16, 2020 , 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT https://www....

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Longest Standing Exclusive Personal Training Gym in New Jersey goes Digital in 2020

Optimum Health and Exercise Therapy in Somerville NJ launches YouTube channel to engage with community and share knowledge on how to achieve better health and enjoy a more active lifestyle SOMERVILLE, N.J. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Located on Main Street, Optimum Health and Exerc...

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Blue KC Establishes Additional Coverage to Support Providers and Members through COVID-19 Outbreak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) announced additional measures for members to ease the treatment of COVID-19. Effective April 1 , Blue KC is waiving all member cost sharing and copayments for inpatient hospital admiss...

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BioMax Producing Face Shields to Combat Healthcare PPE Shortages

20,000+ Piece Production Run to Begin Immediately MINNEAPOLIS , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In response to calls for help from healthcare workers, BioMax has begun producing reusable face shields. As large manufacturers nation-wide scramble to retool their machinery to build N95 mask...

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Pan American Silver Provides Operations Update in Response to COVID-19

VANCOUVER , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Pan American Silver Corp.  (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) ("Pan American") announced today that Mexico's Ministry of Health has issued an Executive Order for the immediate suspension of non-essential activities until April 30, 2020 in response to the CO...

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Gov. JB Pritzker, Public Health Chief Dr. Ngozi Ezike Address Concerns of Older Adults in AARP COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

CHICAGO , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Gov. JB Pritzker and Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike will speak ...

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Applied Biology in Collaboration with Brown Researchers Announce the Discovery of a Possible Association Between the Genetic Cause of Hair Loss and Severity of COVID-19 Infection

JOINT RESEARCH EFFORT POINTS TO POSSIBLE GENETIC VARIATION THAT PRE-DISPOSES COVID-19 PATIENTS TO DEVELOP SEVERE SYMPTOMS IRVINE, Calif. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint research effort studying the genetics of the androgen receptor in androgenetic alopecia, scientists discover a p...

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MedicareNewsWatch.com Assisting Medicare Advantage Enrollees in Finding 2020 Over-the-Counter Benefits for Personal Protection Items

COLUMBUS, Ohio , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  MedicareNewsWatch.com is leveraging the first-hand experience of HealthMetrix Research Inc. president Alan Mittermaier to assist other Medicare Advantage plan enrollees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.  Nearly 80% of the 22 million ...

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ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. Limited Closes Acquisition of the Rights to a Portfolio of Alprostadil Products from UCB S.A. for $83 Million

LONDON , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. Limited ("ADVANZ PHARMA" or "the Company"), a global pharmaceutical company focused on serving the needs of patients and healthcare providers around the world with enhanced access to high quality, niche-established medicines, today annou...

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Digital Health: Diabetes Apps and Virtual Coaching

NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Overview This special technology-based report provides an overview of diabetes, wearable glucose monitoring devices, smartphone-based digital health technologies, and attempts to answer the question: can digital health help improve diabetes? Read the f...

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Advanced Fever-detection Technology to Protect Against COVID-19 Launched by National Life Safety / Security Provider

The Fight Against COVID-19 Has a New Line of Defense With Thermal Imaging and Temperature Detection Technology Offered by BCI Integrated Solutions and Midwest Alarm. TAMPA, Fla. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It could become a new workplace standard in the first line...

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Keller Grover LLP Investigating Tandem Diabetes Care

Keller Grover LLP is investigating recent reports that Tandem Diabetes Care suffered a large data breach involving certain patients' personal information, including sensitive information such as patient names and contact information, Social Security numbers, information related to patient use of Ta...

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Icon Group Partners with Varian to Advance Cancer Care in the Southern Hemisphere

SYDNEY , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Icon Cancer Centre Wahroonga in Australia has treated its first cancer patient with Varian Ethos™. This artificial intelligence (AI)-driven holistic adaptive therapy solution is designed to deliver an entire adapted treatment in a typical 15-minute t...

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QuestCap Inc. makes timely $1-million investment in Sunnybrook to establish research group dedicated to fighting COVID-19

TORONTO , April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - On behalf of QuestCap Inc., Stan Bharti , Co-Chair of QuestCap, has announced an immediate investment of $1 million in Sunnybrook's COVID-19 research. With these funds, Sunnybrook will establish the Sunnybrook Translational Research Group for Emerging and ...

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WHO Director-General Thanks Saudi Leadership for Providing Vital Health Sector Funding to Fight COVID-19

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , recently made the following statement on Twitter: "This is what 'Health for All' means! Thank you so much, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud , for...

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Cineplex Announces Extension of Temporary Closure of Theatres and Entertainment Venues

TORONTO , April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - (TSX: CGX) – Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") today provided an update on its response to the continuing effects of COVID-19 across Canada . On March 16, 2020 , Cineplex announced that it would be temporarily closing its network of theatres and location-based entertain...

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Young Women In Bio (YWIB) Announces Launch of YWIB Ambassador Program; Postpones Annual Spring Into STEM™ Festival

Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is pleased to announce the launch of its YWIB Ambassador Program. SEA ISLAND, Ga. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is pleased to announce the launch of its YWIB Ambassador Program. YWIB developed this new initiative for high school gir...

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Velocidy Bio starts distributing NEXTGENPCR, an instrument capable of analyzing 22,860 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus tests in 24 hours

A new method that decreases the testing time for SARS-CoV-2 to eight minutes FREDERICK, Md. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Velocidy Bio 's Dutch biotech partner, Molecular Biology Systems (MBS), has developed a new method using its revolutionary NEXTGENPCR that decreases the testin...

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New York City 3D printing company Shapeways is crowdsourcing coronavirus face shields

Shapeways CEO says face shields are "100% needed. It's 100% being used by medical crew. It's 100% missing from their inventory. And they need it ASAP." NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American hospital workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to sta...

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InvGate Offers Help to All Organizations in the Battle Against COVID-19

Any organization globally can benefit from free access to InvGate ITSM solutions SAN FRANCISCO , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- InvGate a provider of IT service management (ITSM) and IT asset management (ITAM) solutions, today announced a global COVID-19 response program , through whic...

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PTS Diagnostics and MedPro Healthcare Sales Solutions Enter Into Partnership

Effective immediately, augments existing accomplished sales force WHITESTOWN, Ind. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PTS Diagnostics, a U.S.-based manufacturer of point-of-care medical testing devices announced today that they are partnering with MedPro Healthcare Sales Solutions, a lead...

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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Launches Telehealth Services Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patients can access care without visiting a center; PP Direct app experienced a 60% increase in March NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is taking bold and swift actions to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, and broade...

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EmpiRx Health Earns Validation Institute Health Value Award for Pharmacy Benefits Management

Independent data scientist review found EmpiRx Health's model reduced PMPM spend by 21% MONTVALE, N.J. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EmpiRx Health, a healthcare company that offers self-insured employers a full suite of pharmacy benefit management services and specializes in cost containme...

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DeVito/Verdi Creates Coronavirus PSAs With NY Gov. Cuomo

Spots for The Partnership For New York City Stress Need To "Fight The Spread" NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for New York City , a non-profit organization representing the city's civic, government, business and labor leaders, has produced two public service announc...

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6

GATINEAU , QC, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is continuing to take strong, immediate and effective action to support Canadians impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Incl...

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Mennonite Church USA responds to COVID-19 pandemic

ELKHART, Ind. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mennonite Church USA -- During widespread closures and physical distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA  (MC USA ), the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States , has responded by educating and equipping it...

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Domestic Gag Rule Reduces Contraceptive Access For Nearly 200,000 Women Living In Minnesota

According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 193,110 Minnesota women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." WASHINGTON , April 1, 2020 /PRN...

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American Family Care Launches AFC/TeleCare to Combat COVID-19

Nation's Largest Urgent Care Provider Limits Exposure with Virtual Visits. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, American Family Care (AFC), the nation's leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, launches its telemedi...

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Novel Coronavirus Prompts Changes Across Care Station Medical Campuses

Infectious disease clinic is up and running at our Springfield location. Springfield and Linden locations offering drive-thru Covid testing. Linden telemedicine program communicates with more than 100 COVID patients daily. Administrators opted for a 10% salary cut. LINDEN, N.J. , April 1, 202...

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Industrial Magnetics Develops Germ-Free Door Opener, Donates 100% of Profits to Local Food Pantries

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) has developed a new, hands-free door opener that allows people to open latch-less doors without using their fingers, arms, or clothing. BOYNE CITY, Mich. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Industrial Magnetic...

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ERT Enables Clinical Trial Continuity through At-Home Respiratory Solutions

High-quality clinician-administered data collected during patient home visits advances respiratory trials throughout COVID-19 pandemic PHILADELPHIA , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ERT, a global data and technology company that captures critical endpoint data while minimizing uncertaint...

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Molecular Biologist Dr. Sui Huang: We Should All Be Wearing Masks

ISB Professor and molecular biologist Sui Huang, MD, PhD, is a powerful voice in a growing chorus contending that masks are an effective tool to stop the spread of COVID-19. SEATTLE , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A growing number of experts say it is time to rethink official recommend...

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Orthobiologics for Bone Repair and Regeneration

NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Overview Sales of orthobiologics for the repair and regeneration of bone totaled nearly $2.4bn in 2018, with sales expected to climb at a CAGR of 3.2% through 2024. Growth in this market will be driven by the aging of the population and the global bu...

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Global Orphan Drug Clinical Trials, Patent & Guidelines Insight 2026

NEW YORK , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  "Global Orphan Drug Clinical Trials, Patent & Guidelines Insight 2026" Report Highlights: Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05874153/?utm_source=PRN • Global Orphan Drug Market Opportunity: US$ 300 Billion • US Dominates Global O...

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