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Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- The Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has selected Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, to be a part of their continued innovation around patient-centered care. Through the use of Emmi Solutions' personalized and interactive multi-modal programs, patients are engaged to be informed participants and decision-makers in their own health, in and outside the hospital. "The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a renowned leader in healthcare," said Devin Gross, Chief ... read more
  • Posted at 4:45 AM
    Southern Methodist University (SMU) will offer a Master of Science in Data Science program designed to meet the growing demand for data scientists across many industries. DataScience@SMU is delivered in partnership with 2U, Inc., a leading provider of online education solutions for top-tier nonprofit colleges and universities. DataScience@SMU features an interdisciplinary curriculum that draws from three SMU schools: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, and Meadows School of the Arts. With classes and content designed and delivered ... read more
  • Posted at 4:45 AM
    Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) announces the following webcast to discuss its first quarter 2014 financial and operating results: What: Ultra Petroleum Corp. Second Quarter 2014 Results Webcast When: July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time Where: http://www.ultrapetroleum.com How: Live over the internet via the website address above Contact: Kelly Whitley, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:45 AM
    VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 31, 2014) - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX VENTURE: SBM) (OTCQX: SRBCF) (FRANKFURT: ZSB), (the "Company") announces the achievement of the first batch of compound in the joint venture with Bloom Burton & Co. ("Bloom Burton") Compounds developed within the framework of the JV will be entering development in the areas of rare inflammatory and infectious diseases.At present, there are unmet market needs in the areas of rare or neglected ... read more
  • Posted at 4:37 AM
    Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) today announced that the Company will host a conference call at 10:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to review the second quarter 2014 results. The quarterly results will be released on the Company’s website (www.cgen.com), ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 31, 2014) - As part of its commitment to help physicians navigate evolving issues in medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a new resource to help physicians negotiate business and legal issues common to group practice employment contracts. The Annotated Model Physician-Group Practice Employment Agreement is intended to meet increased physician interest in employed positions. The handbook offers prospective employees and practice owners a valuable primer when preparing to negotiate an ... read more
  • Posted at 4:01 AM
    CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- For many people, having a gap or space in-between their teeth -- a condition known as a diastema -- can be embarrassing, discourage smiling, and lower one's self-esteem. To help patients eliminate these gaps and spaces, Chicago cosmetic dentist Sheldon Seidman, DDS offers a number of effective solutions, three of which include porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, and ClearCorrect™. In a recent blog post titled, "Effective Ways To Eliminate Gaps Or Spaces In Your Smile," ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    EXTON, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 and updated its revenue and gross margin guidance for the year. Highlights Second quarter sales grew 7.1% (5.3% excluding currency effects) Diluted EPS was $0.52 vs. $0.43 in the prior-year quarter Results driven by sales growth of higher-margin products Affirms prior 2014 diluted EPS guidance of $1.77 to $1.89 Summary comparative results for the second quarter were as ... read more
  • Posted at 3:57 AM
    Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., the lead investigator of the Phase II clinical trial evaluating Trimesta((TM)), the Company's oral product candidate for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), is scheduled to present additional clinical outcome data, including more detailed results on cognitive and disability measures. The data will be presented at the 2014 ... read more
  • Posted at 3:54 AM
    The joint venture of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC) and Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), moved significantly closer to its funding goals this week thanks to a prestigious research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH’s Small Business Innovation ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 AM
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that Jeff Huber has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Huber is Senior Vice President at Google Inc. where he works at Google[x]. Mr. Huber joined Google in 2003 and led development for Google Maps ... read more
  • Posted at 3:05 AM
    Today's Consumer Reports story on prescription and non-prescription pain relievers serves as an important reminder for consumers of the importance of taking medicines safely and reinforces the importance of initiatives such as the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's (AAC) Know Your Dose consumer education campaign. Formed in 2010, the Coalition is a group of leading health, healthcare provider and consumer organizations dedicated to educating consumers on safe acetaminophen use to prevent overdose. One of the most commonly used pain relievers in the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOR) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. “AMPYRA sales in the second quarter were strong and we are reiterating our net sales guidance for the year,” said Ron Cohen, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT solutions, announced it has been named a Microsoft 2014 U.S. Education Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year awards highlight and recognize excellence and achievement among Microsoft partners who are leading in the cloud-first, mobile-first world, and producing exceptional results for U. S government, healthcare and education customers. The U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year awards are presented during the 2014 Microsoft Public Sector Industry Solution ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Telestream(®), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of Switch, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will receive a $10 million regulatory milestone payment from its partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation (Asahi Kasei). The payment is due because of the successful submission of a regulatory application to the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) for XIAFLEX(®) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture (DC). The review by PMDA is expected to be completed by mid-2015. XIAFLEX is a biologic ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor TV Ad Contest, its first-ever user-generated ad contest. Everyone from video amateurs to filmmakers is encouraged to submit a short video in the spirit of TripAdvisor's "Don't Just Visit" commercials between Friday, August 1 and Sunday, August 31. The contest winner will earn a grand prize of $25,000 and a chance to see their ad air on television. TripAdvisor will also award five runner-up prizes of ... read more
  • Marken Expands Miami Regional Logistics Center --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 31, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    Marken announced today the expansion of their Miami facilities to meet the clinical trial logistics growth in Central and Latin America. The newly expanded facility will continue to serve as a regional center for inbound biological samples, consolidation of shipments to and from the region, and will provide additional storage capacity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110930/NY78064LOGO In its newest location, Marken will combine its office and warehouse into a single facility, creating more offices for regional project management, customer service and global operations ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues, today announced today that the Company's second quarter 2014 financial results will be released on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET that afternoon. Management will provide an overview of the Company's financial results and a general ... read more
  • Quintiles Reports 2nd Quarter 2014 Results --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (“Quintiles” or the “Company”) (NYSE: Q) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company’s service revenues increased 9.7%, or $91.2 ... read more