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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity (NME) prodrugs, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 8,816,083 to KemPharm for its patent application entitled, "Benzoic Acid, Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl Carboxylic Acid Conjugates of Hydromorphone, Prodrugs, Methods of Making and Use Thereof." The patent, which extends through 2032, provides composition of matter protection for KP511, KemPharm's prodrug of hydromorphone, and adds ... read more

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity (NME) prodrugs, announced today that it received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Health Canada to begin clinical trials in Canada for its lead product candidate KP201 (benzhydrocodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen). KP201 is KemPharm's hydrocodone prodrug in development for acute moderate to moderately severe pain. The Health Canada NOL certification follows KemPharm's recent initiation of human abuse liability and human gastrointestinal ... read more

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Posted at 11:59 AM
    Mahaska Bottling Company, the family-owned regional beverage brand, manufacturing, and distribution company, announced its corporate branding today along with the unveiling of a new website www.Mahaska.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146792 The branding, which coincides with the company's 125th anniversary, shifts Mahaska's identity from one focused solely on its primary franchise partners, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, to one that emphasizes its historic origins, proprietary brand portfolio and increasing number of new franchise partners. "We are excited to share our new branding concept," Branden Muhl, CEO ... read more

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. These are short-duration, revealing assessments that produce snapshots of achievement at intervals throughout the year. As such, they are ideal for acknowledging that learner progress is at ... read more

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Posted at 1:35 PM
    Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today introduced Timeline Marketing, a powerful tool that allows auto dealer personnel to update new and existing videos with dealership marketing messages in the form of banners and overlays. With a few simple clicks, inventory and dealership videos on both the dealer's website and on the Internet can be updated with targeted promotions of choice, such as price reductions, incentives, cash back offers and more. With Timeline Marketing, dealers gain maximum ... read more

Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today the initiation of clinical trials of KP201 designed to investigate the drug candidate's ability to deter abuse and reduce opioid-induced constipation. KP201 (benzhydrocodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen) is KemPharm's hydrocodone prodrug in development for acute moderate to moderately severe pain. The human abuse liability program will consist of three separate studies comparing KP201 with Norco(®), focusing on ... read more

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The 2014 Grinnell Prize -- a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice -- will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211 nominees who represent 34 countries and serve a total of 43 nations through their work. They are: -- Adam Kircher, 29, and Kiah Williams, 28, co-founders and directors of SIRUM ... read more

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Posted at 2:05 PM
    The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), today filed a lawsuit in Iowa federal court challenging a sweeping new Iowa law that restricts tools used by PBMs to lower prescription drug costs for the state's employers and consumers. The law--HF 2297--forces PBMs to overpay for generic drugs by severely restricting the use of Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) lists that keep generic drug costs reasonable. PBM customers, like employers and public programs, rely ... read more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Posted at 3:31 AM
    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced a significant advancement in its RainWave® precipitation monitoring solution that maps precise rainfall amounts within an entire field or farm. Using the new RainWave Contour Map functionality in Trimble's Connected Farm(TM) Web-based management solution enables the farmer or trusted advisor to make better management decisions for irrigation planning, resource deployment, and timing of applications for nutrient and pest management. The announcement was made at the Farm Progress Show. Unlike physical gauges that measure rain at a ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 AM
    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched two applications that work together within its Connected Farm(TM) Web-based management solution that provide farmers and their trusted advisors with more detailed field information, which can enable better farm-management decisions. The announcement was made at the Farm Progress Show. The solution consists of two Web applications: Connected Farm Field, a field data management tool for the farmer; and Connected Farm Advisor, a field data management tool for the farmer's trusted advisor. Both ... read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Posted at 5:13 AM
    Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today introduced the first video marketing platform for auto dealers that automates the video production process, increases organic SEO rankings, increases conversion rates and generates more leads to the dealership. With the addition of several recent and planned product roll-outs, Flick Fusion is also the industry's only provider that fulfills every video marketing need for dealers; including inventory videos, video e-mails, and general dealership videos that include customer testimonials, service department ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, announces the launch of Virtual Advisor, an online tool to help college graduates chart the best path to convert their experience and degree into career opportunities in teaching or other aspects of the education field. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7299451-kaplan-university-launches-virtual-advisor-college-graduates-teaching-education/ Virtual Advisor serves as a guide for people who have already earned a bachelor's degree but need additional training to enter the teaching profession. By answering ... read more

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Posted at 8:33 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that President and CEO, Travis Mickle, Ph.D., will present at the Canaccord Genuity 34(th) Annual Growth Conference at the InterContinental Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. Among the topics to be discussed, Dr. Mickle will provide an overview of KemPharm's clinical, regulatory and commercial strategy for KP201, the company's lead clinical candidate for the treatment of acute moderate to moderately ... read more

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Posted at 9:09 AM
    For its innovative modular Biomedical Research building in Bay Area, California, Art's-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 Award of Distinction. With competition in over 30 categories, MBI's contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program for MBI members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. "This project is an excellent example the capability of our team," said Dan Palmer, President of Art's Way Scientific. "We are pleased that it has been chosen for ... read more

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Posted at 2:52 PM
    McCord Research, Inc. was recently granted a second US patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,796,315). This patent describes a method for accelerating wound closure to improve wound healing. According to the inventor, Dr. McCord, this method includes administering or transplanting to individuals who require wound healing, a composition of an effective amount of hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein and cells derived from umbilical cord blood, such that the administration of the combination reduces the time required for wound healing by at least ... read more
  • Posted at 8:22 AM
    Cynthia Fleck, RN, BSN, MBA has joined Viniferamine(®), Inc. to expand its marketing and clinical efforts into the skin and wound care markets. Ms. Fleck is the former Vice President of Clinical Marketing for Medline Industries. Her responsibilities in that position included the launch of Dr. McCord's Olivamine(®) skin care products. She brought the Olivamine(®) brand from zero to 40% market share in less than six years and grew the brand at a rate greater than 25% per ... read more

Friday, July 18, 2014