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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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T1 Payments Donates to SafeNest to Help Families with In-House Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

T1 Payments is donating to SafeNest to assist in providing support to shelter residents, and anyone who may be experiencing safety issues at home during this time of uncertainty. LAS VEGAS , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  T1 Payments , a leader in high-risk merchant processing, is dona...

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Auden Albany to Donate 1,000 Face Masks to UAlbany PPE Project

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and shortage of face masks and personal protective equipment, student housing community Auden Albany has announced that it will be donating 1,000 facemasks to SUNY Albany to support its program that gets new personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of first respon...

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EHR Investments Increase as Governments and Healthcare Authorities Focus on Interoperability

Europe will see more partnerships for integrated care from the evolution of electronic health records, finds Frost & Sullivan LONDON , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The electronic medical record (EMR) market is likely to register impressive growth across Europe as it evolves into a...

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CBD College Announces New Online Bachelors of Health Science Degree Program

CBD College has announced that it has launched its Online Bachelor of Health Science degree program. The next start date for the new online degree program is July 6th, 2020. LOS ANGELES , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Marking a new milestone in its commitment to continuing education, C...

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Emergency Reporting Fire and EMS Records Management Software Offers Resources to Support First Responders During COVID-19 Outbreak

Emergency Reporting® (ER), the global leader in secure, cloud-based reporting and records management software (RMS) for fire and EMS agencies, recently released new features and resources in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. BELLINGHAM, Wash. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ...

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NJ Top Doc, Dr. Humaira Syed is Committed to Getting You Back on Your Feet Faster

NJ Top Docs has reviewed and approved Podiatrist, Dr. Humaira Syed of Reds Ankle And Foot Associates for 2020. SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Humaira Syed, DPM of Reds Ankle and Foot Associates is committed to getting every patient back on their feet faster. Servin...

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Knee Replacement Surgeries And Improving Patient Outcomes On "In Depth" With Laurence Fishburne

The educational program looks to highlight improved patient outcomes. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Multi-award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne is the host of the educational TV program "In Depth." The show interviews industry professionals about a large vari...

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Bridge Biotherapeutics Discloses Interim Results from the First Cohort of Phase 2a Study of BBT-401, an Experimental Drug for Ulcerative Colitis

The Interim data showed that 3 out of 9 evaluable patients on BBT-401 responded with more than 30% reduction in Total Mayo Score or 25% reduction in Partial Mayo Score Safety and tolerability profiles remain consistent with results from Phase I trial in healthy volunteers SEONGNAM, Sout...

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Ryvu Therapeutics Reports Annual 2019 Financial Results

KRAKOW , Poland , April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryvu Therapeutics (WSE:RVU), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule therapies that address emerging targets in oncology, today reported its annual 2019 financial results and provided a corporate update. Ma...

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Ferrum Health Announces $9 Million Series Seed to Combat Preventable Medical Errors

Financing led by Blumberg Capital to support Ferrum's expansion and enhance its AI patient safety platform SAN FRANCISCO , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrum Health, developer of an enterprise IT and AI patient safety platform for health systems, today announced that it has closed a $9 mi...

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Qiming Venture Partners Raises $1.1 Billion Fund VII

Fund targets early stage healthcare and technology investments SHANGHAI , BEIJING , HONG KONG and SHENZHEN, China , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Qiming Venture Partners today announced the closing of Qiming Venture Partners Fund VII, a new $1.1B fund focused on early stage Healthcar...

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Sirnaomics Announces Positive Topline Results from Interim Analysis of Ongoing Phase II Clinical Trial Evaluating STP705 in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ (isSCC)

GAITHERSBURG, Md. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirnaomics Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of RNAi therapeutics against cancer and fibrotic diseases, today announced topline results from the interim analysis of its ongoing clinical Phase II s...

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The ability to interact with patients and monitor their vital signs remotely helps us continue managing their existing health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing it brought is changing the way the doctors at Excellence Medical Center interact with their Cape Coral, Florida, patients. Christine Mackie, MD, and other healthcare professionals at the medical center were well-positioned to for the impact with their...

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Association on Aging in New York State Partners with Ageless Innovation to Combat Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic Through Distribution of Robotic Pets

Interactive Cats and Pups Provide Comfort and Companionship for Isolated Older Adults ALBANY, N.Y. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- To help combat social isolation and depression among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY)...

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IL Congresswoman Bustos, Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Gregg Stoner Address Concerns of Older Adults in Telephone Town Hall

CHICAGO , April 8, 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), Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17) and Peoria City/County Health Department...

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The Crown Automotive Group To Donate Meals For Hospital Workers

Local dealer group, Crown Automotive, will be delivering over 500 meals for medical staff and workers at two Pinellas hospitals Bayfront and Morton Plant Hospital on April 9th. The meals will be donated as a thank you to the front line nurses, doctors and those supporting the front line hospital wo...

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DCA implements new teledentistry capabilities to support local healthcare and emergency dental needs

DCA implements new teledentistry capabilities to support local healthcare and emergency dental needs SARASOTA, Fla. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Since the launch of Dental Care Alliance's teledentistry solution on March 21 , DCA-supported doctors have helped more than 1,400 emergen...

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Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Available at PhysicianOne Urgent Care Locations

HARTFORD, Conn. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PhysicianOne Urgent Care (P1UC) is announcing new protocols to make drive-up COVID-19 testing easy for consumers. This new service is available at all of its Connecticut , Massachusetts and New York locations. Patients with symptoms such as f...

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In the era of COVID-19, mental health matters more than ever

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada OTTAWA , April 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Last week, the Government of Ontario released projections around the spread and transmission of COVID-19 that painted a stark picture for the residents of the province.  A few days earlier, the White Ho...

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Talentum Engineering Services Debuts COVID-19 Mitigation Solution Workplace Screening System (WS2)

TES joins the fight against COVID-19 with a customizable screening system that identifies those who are sick and those will be become sick SAN ANTONIO , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Talentum Engineering Services (TES) announced this week their solution to the increasing need for rapid and s...

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Correvio Obtains Interim Order For Plan Of Arrangement

NASDAQ: CORV   TSX: CORV VANCOUVER , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Correvio Pharma Corp. (" Correvio " or the " Company ") (NASDAQ: CORV) (TSX: CORV), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing hospital drugs, today announced  that it has obtained an interim order from the ...

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. And The University of Illinois at Chicago Announce Partnership To Identify Novel Antivirals Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Vanda") (Nasdaq: VNDA) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) today announced a research partnership focused on the investigation of small molecules with the potential to treat COVID-19. The collaboration will in...

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The Current State of Hand Sanitizers: Special Permitting allows Organic Alcohol Company to Donate to First Responders and Highly Vulnerable Citizens

Many hand sanitizers on the market are not what they seem, and with increased sanitary health concerns prompted by the current state of emergency necessitated by the COVID-19 virus, this shortage has not gone unnoticed. Organic Alcohol Company took note and developed a spray hand sanitizer to suppo...

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Women's Excellence OB/Gyn in Michigan Helps Women with Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Women suffering from endometriosis and pelvic pain can still receive comprehensive healthcare services during the coronavirus outbreak. DETROIT , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Endometriosis is a painful and debilitating condition that causes pelvic pain, painful menstruation, and even ...

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HBRA of Central CT Members Donate Materials to Thermaxx for Disposable Gowns

HBRA and Thermaxx join forces to help first responders WEST HAVEN, Conn. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A generous donation by the HBRA of Central Connecticut has helped Thermaxx, LLC to continue freely providing disposable gowns for firefighters, first responders, and medical profe...

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The Women's Foundation of Colorado Launches Women and Families of CO Relief Fund for COVID-19 Rapid Response

The Women's Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) announced today a new COVID-19 relief and recovery fund for organizations serving Colorado women and their families. According to many economists, the fallout of COVID-19 will deepen existing gender, racial, and class inequities and widen the gap in essenti...

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Sharecare, Blue Zones renew and extend partnership to drive community well-being transformation

Long-term extension of Blue Zones Project collaborative confirms continued demand for community well-being improvement solutions ATLANTA and MINNEAPOLIS , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With a decade of collaborative experience in positively impacting the well-being of communities through t...

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ContentWriters: This is What Companies Need to Know About Search Marketing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted many industries and practices. Search marketing is no exception. Fortunately, ContentWriters is offering valuable insight and actionable advice here about search marketing based on their expertise and honed t...

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How To Get A Business Loan From United Medical Credit

The Medical Financing Company Now Offers Small Business Loans Through their Network of Lenders to Help Support the Business Community IRVINE, Calif. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United Medical Credit is thrilled to announce a new business loan platform for small business owners. Small b...

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Nordic Nanovector Announces New Date for Annual General Meeting

OSLO, Norway , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) today announces a new date for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a result of the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The AGM will now be held on 10 June at 10.00 CET 2020 (previous 30 April 2020 ). All other...

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Red Nucleus Acquires R&D Software Solution

Acquisition Creates Industry Game Changer YARDLEY, Pa. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Red Nucleus Enterprises, LLC, ("Red Nucleus" or "RN"), a premier provider of learning, performance, and process solutions for the life sciences industry, has invested in Pyxa Systems (Pyxa), a resear...

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Clean Rooms International Retrofits HEPA Units for COVID-19 Care Sites

Innovative Product Enables Rapid Conversion of Patient Care Rooms to Negative Pressure Rooms for Patient Isolation GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Clean Rooms International (CRI) – a leading manufacturer of cleanrooms, workstations and air filtration equipment – is ...

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Free access to the KONZA nationwide health information exchange platform to combat COVID-19

Healthcare providers nationwide can receive patient data during pandemic TOPEKA, Kan. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- KONZA and The SSI Group announced today that during this unprecedented national emergency, the KONZA health information exchange platform is available at no cost for ne...

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IL Congresswoman Bustos, Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Gregg Stoner Discuss Concerns of Older Adults in COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

CHICAGO , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO:  IL Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17), Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Heartland Health Services Dr. Gregg Stoner , AARP State Director Bob Gallo , AARP Volunteer State President Rosanna M...

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PrismHR Partners with Doctegrity to Provide Telemedicine Benefits for HR Service Providers and their Small Business Customers

PrismHR service provider partners can offer Doctegrity's industry-leading telemedicine services in addition to existing healthcare plans, which often don't cover telemedicine or charge co-pays, to their employees, including those working part time. HOPKINTON, Mass. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswir...

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Prime Healthcare Participating in Program for Promising COVID-19 Treatment

NEWARK, N.J. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most promising treatments for COVID-19 is being made available through an expanded access program at Prime Healthcare's Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark . Remdesivir, considered by the World Health Organization to be the most pro...

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Creates Online Calendar For Statewide Online Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Programs

MILLBURN, N.J. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has created an online calendar to promote virtual local community substance use di...

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Florida Poly works to protect healthcare workers amid COVID-19 crisis

A team from Florida Polytechnic University is working to build critical personal protection equipment for clinicians treating patients amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, helping address the shortage of protective supplies facing healthcare organizations nationwide. LAKELAND, Fla. , April 8, ...

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Healthcare2U Announces the Nationwide Availability of New Direct Primary Care Program Geared for Individuals Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

MyDPCplus is a nationwide healthcare membership created to address the furloughed, part-time and laid off employees of America, by providing access to unlimited primary care services including urgent care, 24/7 Virtual DPC and chronic disease management AUSTIN, Texas , April 8, 2020 /PRNewsw...

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AGB Releases Indispensable Risk Management Resource for Boards as Colleges and Universities Grapple with the Effects of COVID-19

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the premier organization representing higher education governance, today published Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards, Second Edition in an effort to provide timely, relevant guidance to ...

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Nuwber.com Adds COVID-19 Tracking to its Search Engine To Help Inform People About the Pandemic Spread Near Them

The new COVID-19 tracker shows how the virus spreads locally, around every person in each community across the US. ALEXANDRIA, Va. , April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Nuwber, a people-finder company has joined the national anti-coronavirus effort with a view to contribute to the pandemic a...

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