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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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Ansell Urges Global Priority For Supply Of Personal Protective Equipment

BRUSSELS , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansell Limited, a global leader in protective solutions, is working with governments and health organizations worldwide to ensure unrestricted personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacture and supply is given top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Pristyn Care Launches Tele-Medicine Services; Partners With Over 50 Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

NEW DELHI , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak in India , the routine process of going to one's nearest doctor for a consultation has become impossible. Hence, while sitting at home, if one feels unwell, there is both a sense of helpless...

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Lydia Partners Invests in Allied BioScience to Scale Operations, Meet Demand

Rab Shanableh joins Board of Directors as Demand Surges for Disruptive Infection Prevention for Public Spaces PLANO, Texas , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied BioScience, a Dallas -based biotechnology company specializing in novel antimicrobial coatings designed to reduce infection and i...

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Harvard Medical School and RAND Researchers Conduct Largest National Poll of U.S. Doctors' Views on COVID-19 Pandemic

Study Finds that half of U.S. physicians polled say they have treated a patient with COVID-19 symptoms and were not able to easily test; significant safety and medical supply challenges persist SAN FRANCISCO , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --   Doximity  announced today that it has teamed w...

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RealTime Software Solutions keeping clinical research moving amid COVID-19 crisis

RealTime Software Solutions is utilizing its technology to keep clinical trials moving. SAN ANTONIO , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As COVID-19 clinical trials start to ramp up around the country, the research industry has struggled to continue operating. As more and more cities implem...

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PlaceMe Addresses Critical Need for Community Hospitals & Emergency Workers

Dedicated spaces will be available at flat rates for healthcare staff amid COVID-19 Crisis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PlaceMe, a Hispanic-owned, female-led co-living company with expertise in offering shared, furnished apartments to young professionals in multi-fa...

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Penetron Crystalline Technology Cures Concrete Challenge at Italian Hospital

Completed in December 2019, renovation work at the IRCCS Policlinico San Martino Hospital in Genoa, Italy, needed a seamless waterproofing solution to address various challenges. The Penetron System -based on a proprietary crystalline technology - allowed the contractor to complete the project on s...

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StatLab Medical Products acquires BBC Biochemical

StatLab expands manufacturing capabilities and adds to their growing team with a new partnership. MCKINNEY, Texas , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- StatLab Medical Products , a leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic pathology laboratory industry, anno...

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Actimed Therapeutics Appoints Annalisa Jenkins as Advisor

LONDON , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Actimed Therapeutics, the clinical stage company focused on bringing innovation to the treatment of muscle wasting disorders, with a focus on cachexia, today announces the appointment of Dr Annalisa Jenkins , M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. as Advisor to the company. ...

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Jolly Good and National Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research Enter Clinical Trial Collaboration for VR Therapeutics

-Partnership Aims to Develop World's First Cognitive Behavioral Therapy VR for Patients with Depression- TOKYO , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jolly Good Inc. (hereinafter "Jolly Good") and the National Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research (hereinafter "NCCBTR") announced that ...

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PsychTests.com Launches The "Pandemic Resilience Test" To Assess Grit And Ability To Cope With The COVID-19 Pandemic

Online testing experts at PsychTests.com release a free test that evaluates an individual's psychological health during the COVID-19 crisis, identifies vulnerabilities, and offers practical tips to boost mental toughness. MONTREAL , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  PsychTests launches a...

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How to Implement Social Distancing Practices in Your Workplace

Creative Safety Supply publishes new quick guide that provides tips and tools for preventing the spread of disease BEAVERTON, Ore. , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Creative Safety Supply, an Oregon -based retailer of industrial safety and Lean manufacturing products, has created a new...

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Autonomous Thermometer System Launched to Assist in COVID-19 Pandemic

ForaCare Suisse AG releases a system that needs no operator, can measure forehead temperature remotely with non-contact technology ST. GALLEN, Switzerland , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ForaCare Suisse AG announced the launch of its FORA Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station. The station...

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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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