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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Posted at 11:31 AM
    Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors who purchased Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Nymox" or "Company") (NASDAQ: NYMX) during the period from January 31, 2011 through November 2, 2014 ("Class Period"). The investigation concerns whether Nymox and certain of its officers and directors publically disseminated materially false and/or misleading information in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, promulgated thereunder. Nymox researches and develops therapeutic and ... read more

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, serves as the trusted testing partner of many leading mobile app stores, carriers, device manufacturers, developers and brand owners who conduct business across a number of industries including ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    ’Tis the season for festive fun and excitement, and The Comcast Holiday Spectacular will bring joy to the Philadelphia community, families and visitors alike. Beginning Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 AM, the lobby of Comcast Center will transform into a winter wonderland with the help of 12 ... read more
  • Posted at 5:55 AM
    What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care. Hazards caused by medical technology are a prime example--because hazards can lead to accidents and patient harm. To help hospitals reduce technology-related risks, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141125/160829 The just-released 2015 hazards list highlights 10 safety topics that ECRI Institute deems crucial for hospitals to address in the ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for debilitating, genetic diseases, announced today the appointment of Daniel M. Takefman, Ph.D., as head of regulatory affairs. Dr. Takefman previously served as chief of the gene therapy branch of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a position he held since 2006. "We are honored that Dr. Takefman has made the difficult decision to leave FDA after 15 years of service to ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has selected Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) to upgrade the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) systems used by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Under this new contract, worth up to $19 million over three years, if all options are exercised, Unisys will upgrade NCJRS by migrating its web services to a secure cloud environment and providing shared web services managed through a common web content management system. Customers seeking information from OJP will ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today confirmed that it and several subsidiaries have been sued by Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Baxter Healthcare S.A., (collectively, "Baxter") in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Esmolol HCl in Sodium Chloride Injection, 10mg/ml (250 ml) and 20 mg/ml (100 ml). This product is the generic version of BREVIBLOC(®), which is indicated for supraventricular tachycardia or noncompensatory sinus tachycardia, ... read more

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Dr. Wert Adds Instagram to His Social Media Line-Up --- TANNERSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 2:16 PM
    Cosmetic dentistry is a practice where the smile's visual appearance counts. To show off his patient's excellent visual results, Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert had added Instagram to his social media line-up. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141124/160610 Also a Facebook and Twitter member, Dr. Wert finds social media and connecting with his patients an excellent extension of his practice. "I see many patients on a daily basis who leave with photo-ready smiles," explains Dr. Wert, a Stroudsburg cosmetic dentist. "By being on Instagram, our team can ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that its Board of Directors has made significant progress in its previously announced search for a successor to Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman, whose departure was recently announced by the company. "The Board has interviewed a number of strong candidates and is working now to complete the search process," said Paul Weaver, lead independent director of the Unisys Board. "We are confident that we will soon have a new leader in place with ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    allwebcafe, a digital marketing agency, partnered to create a brand transformation including a new website for iPipeline, the leader in the Insurance industry for providing next-generation sales and support software. The development and launch of the site offers a glimpse into allwebcafe's digital and creative process. "allwebcafe is a team of professional, creative thinkers," says Mike Persiano, iPipeline's Chief Marketing Officer. "We enjoyed the creative process, from brand strategy to user experience and design. Their out-of-the-box thinking created an exceptional brand ... read more
  • Grain Audio and HeadCount Team Up to Raise Funds --- PEN ARGYL, Pa., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 11:52 AM
    Grain Audio, maker of solid wood based headphones and speakers, has teamed up with HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy, to raise funds this holiday season via its "Signature Series." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141121/160293 The items are available via online auction at www.charitybuzz.com/HeadCountHoliday. The "Signature Series" features 12 hand-signed versions of Grain Audio's Packable Wireless System. The artists featured in the series are: Willie NelsonBob Weir (Ratdog, The Grateful Dead)Trey Anastasio (Phish)Jack JohnsonMobyGary Clark Jr.Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)Derek Trucks & Susan ... read more
  • Posted at 10:55 AM
    The Department of Health this past week joined Pennsylvania's Get Smart program to observe "Get Smart about Antibiotics Week," which is an annual week-long occurrence on Nov. 17-23. Get Smart about Antibiotics Week raises awareness of antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use for both health care professionals and local communities. As a part of this week of recognition, the Get Smart Program hosted a kids' art competition open to children ages 12 and under in Pennsylvania. The competition ... read more
  • Posted at 8:48 AM
    The top 20 TV series on Xfinity On Demand for the week of November 9 – November 15 were: 1. The Walking Dead, AMC2. How to Get Away With Murder, ABC3. American Horror Story: Freak Show, FX4. Scandal, ABC5. The ... read more
  • Posted at 7:38 AM
    American service members working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa may be away from home during the holidays, but they will still enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal with all the trimmings thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support's Subsistence team. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO More than 2,700 pounds of turkey, along with 375 pounds of cranberry sauce and 700 pies will be served to military members deployed to Liberia and Senegal, the Subsistence customer service branch chief for the Europe and ... read more
  • Posted at 7:32 AM
    Glen Meakem, Founder and CEO of Forever, Inc., appeared on The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television, and explained Forever.com to a national audience of women. Forever is the world’s first permanent online storage and sharing service. It’s a digital home where people privately and securely ... read more
  • Posted at 7:25 AM
    Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready for customers to dash through the aisles in search for the perfect gift, décor or holiday essentials at great prices with many of its 4,600 convenient locations open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.* ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Gateway Analytical announced today that they will be presenting on the characterization of particulate in inhalable drug products, in addition to exhibiting at the upcoming Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL25) in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 10(th) - 12(th). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141122/160381 The focus of DDL25, is to provide a conference dedicated to the continued advancement of formulation development and manufacturing for nasal and inhalation drug products, such as metered-dose and dry powder inhalers. The poster session titled "Chemically-specific Characterization ... read more
  • Posted at 6:24 AM
    Today AgeCheq (www.AgeCheq.com), the company easing mobile app and game publishers' burden of compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) received written response from the Federal Trade Commission regarding its July 27, 2014 application for approval of AgeCheq's Realtime Common Consent Mechanism as a new method for verifiable parental consent (VPC). The FTC denied AgeCheq's application on the basis that both the verifiable consent methods and the common mechanism used in AgeCheq's system are not new, and ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) announced today that Dr. J. Joseph Kim, President and CEO of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, will be joined by members of the company's board and management team to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell tomorrow, Tuesday November 25, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. ET, in celebration of Inovio's September 15(th) listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Commenting on the bell ringing ceremony, Dr. Kim said, "We are honored to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on behalf of ... read more

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy --- PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21, 2014
    Posted at 10:36 AM
    Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because the genes appear to have roles in other allergic diseases and in inflammation, the findings may point toward potential new treatments for EoE. "This research adds to the evidence that genetic factors play key roles in EoE, and broadens our knowledge of biological networks that may offer attractive targets for therapy," said study leader Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Genomics ... read more