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Health News Archive - May 12, 2009

PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NovImmune, an immunology-focused biotech company dedicated to the development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, announced today that it has raised CHF 62.5 million (USD 54.8 million) to take back control of its lead compounds (NI-0401 and NI-0501, a fully human monoclonal antibody to CD3 and interferon-gamma, respectively) and for further development of its pipeline. The transaction was led by BZ Bank Aktiengesellschaft. Jack Barbut, CEO of NovImmune, said: "The Company has made great progress and remains strictly focused on achieving its goals to progress NovImmune's rich pipeline.

New Study Results Released TAMPA, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple mental stimulation is not enough to keep the brain fit. That is the message coming out of the Boomer Lifestyle Conference in Tampa, Florida today.

JENA, Germany, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech, the leading European developer of septum occluders, today announced that it has obtained CE mark approval for its new generation ASD and PFO occluders, the Figulla Flex. The Figulla Flex ASD and PFO occluders encompass a new innovative delivery system, making the use of a threaded hub unnecessary.

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - For the First Time, Hospitals Using MEDITECH and Other HIT Solutions can use CPMRC's Interdisciplinary Clinical Content Through TSG's Integrated Portal Solutions CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) and The Shams Group (TSG) have partnered to provide small- and medium-sized hospitals with next-generation nursing and interdisciplinary documentation that integrates with their current health information systems. CPMRC provides evidence-based clinical content products and practice transformation services that assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration based on the CPM Professional Practice Framework(TM).

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR) (ASX: HIN) today announced that it is scheduled to make an investor presentation at the Eighth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m.

Siemens meets with members of Congress in support of the 31.5 million Americans with hearing loss PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. will be on Capitol Hill this week promoting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act (H.R.

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The rating agency Standard & Poor's has today confirmed the current rating of BB+ for the Gerresheimer Group and continues to categorize the outlook as stable.

Expands Heart Valve Repair Product Portfolio MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc.

Fourth Consecutive Positive EBITDA Quarter in Q3 2009 PURCHASE, N.Y., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc.

OMNICOMM CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION INTO EUROPE AND STRENGTHENS ITS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniComm Systems, Inc.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.