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Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Posted at 4:45 PM
    Lina Ramos, Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President of Source Intelligence, has been named a finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business are the world's top awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. Winners will be announced in New York on Nov. 13. Ramos is being considered for leading global, multi-industry education on the changing regulatory landscape in supply chain disclosure for C-Suite and internal champions ... read more
  • Posted at 3:50 PM
    Recent scandal has hit the daily fantasy sports industry and one startup wants to lead the fantasy sports revolution. As players seek alternatives, Josh Wheeler, President of Virtual Fantasy League is leading the pack. "People want to play against other people, not sharks, robots, or who knows what," said Mr. Wheeler. "Transparency is crucial. I don't think it's that complicated - just level the playing field. Everyone wants fairness." His startup focuses on ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    Regulatory affairs groups within medical device organizations face a daunting task. These specialized groups are charged with ensuring that their company is complying with the plethora of global regulations pertaining to the development and marketing of medical device products. While tasked with a vital role, regulatory groups largely rely on their own internal effectiveness and efficiencies to remain productive and support the organization's goals. Optimal resourcing and staffing help regulatory affairs groups in the medical device industry prioritize roles and responsibilities that ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    Regardless of your function within the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device environments, corporate communications is perpetually evolving. Due to the ever-changing nature of external communications, corporations and professionals must continuously adjust their business-to-business (B2B) communication strategies and tactics. Measuring the effectiveness of these adjustments is difficult, but also critical as a way to fully adapt to today's communication options. A research study by Best Practices, LLC further explored the various external communication strategies and tactics and how people utilize various communication formats ... read more
  • Posted at 3:28 PM
    Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it now provides clinical laboratory testing using the PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx immunohistochemistry test, available through Dako, an Agilent Technologies company. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Bristol-Myers Squibb's OPDIVO(®) (nivolumab) for the treatment of patients with previously treated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The approval expands the indication for OPDIVO(®) to include both previously treated squamous and non-squamous ... read more
  • Posted at 2:37 PM
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - October 09, 2015) - Bob had visited a total of 15 doctors after experiencing “wild symptoms” following a serious fall on black ice. Friends commented about mechanical problems and Bob was even diagnosed with occipital neuralgia after receiving treatment with little benefit, but he eventually discovered an unusual diagnosis from a local doctor in Kentucky: chronic Lyme disease. This came as a surprise to Bob because he didn’t have the typical ... read more
  • Star World Opens First Retail Store in Huntington Park, California --- LOS ANGELES and HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015
    Posted at 1:26 PM
    Star World, a new retail store for today's Latino consumer, announces the opening of its first outlet betting on its responsive retail approach that promises shoppers a revolutionary shopping experience driven by technology. In the heart of the number one Hispanic market in the country, Star World executives are betting on its responsive retail approach designed to revolutionize the shopping experience for today's tech savvy Latino consumer and their families. Star World seeks to fill the consumer demand for ... read more
  • Posted at 1:13 PM
    Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced that a new biomechanical study demonstrates that titanium coated polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implants are susceptible to the generation of particulate debris during impaction into the disc space. Conversely, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:07 PM
    On October 7, 2015, Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall for select sizes of Beacon® Tip Angiographic Catheters. This recall includes all lots of these select sizes of the Beacon® Tip Angiographic Catheters. This recall is an extension of the voluntary lot-specific recall issued on July ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) and Locemia Solutions today announced Lilly has acquired worldwide rights to Locemia's intranasal glucagon, a potential treatment for severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes treated with insulin. Intranasal glucagon, which is currently in Phase III clinical trial testing, could be the first needle-free rescue treatment for severe hypoglycemia. Intranasal glucagon uses a proprietary glucagon nasal powder formulation that is delivered in an emergency situation using a single-use, ready-to-use device. The caregiver presses a small plunger ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles today said it will now post all autonomous vehicle accident reports on its website. The move comes after Consumer Watchdog recently suggested to the DMV that it make the required reports easily available online. "Our highways are being used as corporate laboratories for robot car makers," said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project director. "It's essential that the public have readily available as many details as possible about what happened when something goes wrong." While ... read more
  • Posted at 12:21 PM
    Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that can identify PD-L1 expression levels on the surface of non-small cell lung cancer tumor cells and provide information on the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:02 PM
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) injection, for intravenous use, for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based ... read more
  • Posted at 11:47 AM
    No matter how small the business, a public relations strategy that generates earned media is by far the most impactful way to influence purchasing decisions and solidify the reputation of your organization. Gaining positive news coverage offers higher credibility for your company and helps to reinforce the brand image that you are aiming to create with your marketing efforts. To ensure you are prepared for your first media interview: 1. Research is key. Do your homework and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:34 AM
    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/15 -- Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH) (TSX: NHC) at the request of Market Surveillance, on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, wishes to issue a statement that the Company is not aware of any material undisclosed development that has caused today's downward movement in the Company's share price. About Nobilis Health Corp. Nobilis utilizes innovative direct-to-patient marketing focused on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians. Currently, ... read more
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  • Posted at 10:22 AM
    The accelerating pace of disruption in business is necessitating new leadership qualities from CIOs to enable the enterprise respond to change and drive innovation. These are among the central themes that will be explored by CIOs and industry thought leaders at the 2015 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 01, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. The summit will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in Association Partnership with the Southern California Chapter ... read more
  • Posted at 10:08 AM
    As hospitals face increasing pressure to reduce their hospital acquired infection (HAI) rates, evidence continues to mount that ultraviolet (UV) disinfection can destroy the pathogens that cause infections. Hospitals using Xenex pulsed xenon Full-Spectrum™ UV room disinfection technology have shown, ... read more
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