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Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Posted at 5:44 PM
    Ebola remains a growing concern in the United States, and as a result, hospitals are in need of humanitarian nurses who want to join the fight at home. Fastaff, the leader in Rapid Response nurse staffing, has been chosen by a designated Ebola hospital to assemble a team of travel nurses who will be trained in Ebola preparedness, and remain on standby should more patients be admitted. "Fastaff pioneered the practice of Rapid Response nurse staffing, so it was natural ... read more
  • Posted at 3:44 PM
    A member of Binary Group's Board of Advisors, Lieutenant General Arthur J. Gregg, (retired), received the General Creighton W. Abrams Medal, awarded for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the US Army. The award was presented to LTG Gregg at the opening session of the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 13, 2014. The General Creighton W. Abrams Medal is awarded to an individual or organization contributing most significantly to the advancement of the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    In today's marketplace, launching multiple products for a common therapeutic area is costly and challenging - as is managing a portfolio of products in the same therapeutic area. While many leaders would consider having a rich pipeline to be a "good problem," many realize that it can be costly to launch new products, especially when it comes to hiring and training a new sales force to promote the products. According to recent research, companies can most effectively cover promotional demand for ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    The last decade has seen an explosion in the availability of data that can deliver valuable insights for the pharmaceutical sector -- from Electronic Medical Records and clinical trial data to medical claims and patient behavior information. Pharma recognizes the huge potential that Big Data holds for providing critical insights into clinical programs as well as commercial activities, and many organizations are taking steps to develop Big Data capabilities. To inform these efforts and to probe current trends and best practices in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:56 PM
    Binary Group was recently awarded several Army contracts to help resource managers and financial management leaders optimize resources, improve financial performance, and increase staff proficiency and productivity. Contracts included supporting the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, Fort Belvoir Garrison, Fort Myer Garrison, Fort Knox Network Enterprise Center, Army National Guard GA, and Fort Bliss Financial Management Sustainment Unit. Incorporating our Outcome Driven Enterprise Approach(TM) within every engagement, a 'quick strike' capability, Binary generates results ... read more
  • Posted at 2:29 PM
    Ignyta, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), an precision oncology biotechnology company, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Friday, November 7, 2014. Ignyta management will host a conference call that same afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) ... read more
  • Posted at 2:24 PM
    XChange Events announced today the highlights of its upcoming Healthcare IT Summit, a unique annual forum where IT executives from both healthcare payer and provider organizations gather to discuss the industry's most pressing business and technology issues. These IT decision makers will compare the latest performance-boosting IT tools and technologies that will be showcased by leading vendors. Throughout the conference, the event's strategic analyst partner and noted research firm IDC Health Insights will help CIOs analyze key market trends ... read more
  • Posted at 1:31 PM
    STUART, FL--(Marketwired - October 31, 2014) - Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LBMH) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed two new members, Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr., and Philip M. Sprinkle. The appointments increase the number of Liberator's directors from three to five."Phil and Ruben bring tremendous healthcare experience and leadership to our Board of Directors," said Mark Libratore, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. "I am ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, today announced the addition of Barry Merriman, Ph.D., as Vice President of Global Technology Assessment and Paul Mola, M.S. as Head of Global Solutions. The two will work together in HLI's new Global Solutions Initiative to seek strategic business opportunities worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140304/LA76169LOGO HLI's Global Solutions Initiative is aimed at business partnerships with a variety of customers including foreign governments, large national healthcare systems, and global disease ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    ALLEN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/14 -- Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today announced that for the third quarter of 2014 revenues totaled $36.6 million compared with $34.0 million for the same period in 2013. Operating income for the just ended quarter was $11.2 million compared to $10.7 million in the same period of 2013. On a diluted per share basis, earnings for the period increased to $3.91 as compared to $3.81 for the same quarter of last year. Net ... read more
  • Posted at 1:29 PM
    Everett Laboratories, Inc., and Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today that they will be doing business as Exeltis in the U.S. market. This renaming consolidates their global strength in the Women's Health and Dermatology therapeutic areas. As a result, Everett Laboratories, Inc., has been renamed Exeltis USA, Inc., and Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, LLC, has been renamed Exeltis USA Dermatology, LLC, effective immediately. Both companies have rebranded to the Exeltis name as part of a global brand transition completed this year, after being acquired ... read more
  • Posted at 1:25 PM
    Inc. Magazine ranks Allurez as the #241 fastest growing private company in the nation in Allurez's debut on the Inc. Magazine's 2014 Inc. 5000. Based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2013, the 2014 Inc. 5000 is the latest edition of Inc. Magazine's annual guide to the nation's most innovative and successful private companies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141031/155853 Speaking on his company's remarkable entry into this elite club, Raphi Mahgerefteh, Allurez Founder and CEO said, "I believe what sets Allurez apart is ... read more
  • Posted at 1:24 PM
    Dr. Bergstrom was arrested based on a report of sexual assault after a night of drinking. During the trial, the prosecution produced an audiotape which Dr. Bergstrom had accidentally created when he left his office dictation machine on. Dr. Bergstrom was heard buying cocaine, using cocaine, and trading cocaine for sex on the 5.5 hours-long audiotape. Dr. Bergstrom admitted at trial that he traded prescription drugs for cocaine. The audiotape also recorded Dr. Bergstrom issuing medical orders, dictating patient chart notes, and ... read more
  • Posted at 1:18 PM
    Players Clothing Co. has officially launched their eCommerce website, www.playersclothing.com. Individuals can now shop their brick-and-mortar store online, and can order items via an online portal to be directly shipped to their desired location within the continental U.S. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141031/155847 CEO Scott Peterson stated: "I'm thrilled to say we have finally launched our eCommerce website, and are now able to provide fine men's clothing to individuals from all over the United States, rather than just to those who live in the Denver area." ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) and Durata Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRTX) today announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") with respect to Actavis' pending acquisition of Durata. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/NY47381LOGO The early termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending acquisition, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions. Both companies expect the transaction ... read more
  • Posted at 1:13 PM
    AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced the closing of its follow-on public offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock, with each share of common stock being sold together with 1.25 warrants to purchase one share of common stock. The securities were sold at a price to the public of $0.75 per share of common stock and $0.00001 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (STO: SOBI) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) of ELOCTA™ (rFVIIIFc), a recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion protein product candidate ... read more
  • Posted at 1:02 PM
    AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a leading innovator in surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation and Left Atrial Appendage Management, today announced that it will present at the Stifel Healthcare Conference 2014 at the Palace Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Management is scheduled ... read more
  • Posted at 12:57 PM
    Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley’s newest staff member doesn’t initially have a commanding presence. However, after five minutes, its impact has the potential to save countless lives around the world. U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley is utilizing ... read more
  • Posted at 12:42 PM
    Storage containers to hold Defense Logistics Agency Energy-procured fuel for the government's effort to combat Ebola in West Africa arrived in Buchanan, Liberia, Oct. 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO The MV Vega delivered 30 International Standards Organization containers from Rotterdam, Netherlands, that will allow fuel to be stored for Operation United Assistance to the port there. The containers will extend on-hand supplies of fuel at treatment facilities. "The tanks are intended to be used at the Ebola treatment units in order to extend the amount of ... read more