Health News Archive - June 17, 2010

LEIDEN, The Netherlands and SEATTLE, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ProFibrix B.V., a leader in the development of innovative products for hemostasis and regenerative medicine, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with CSL Behring for the clinical and commercial supply of plasma-based fibrinogen and thrombin, for the manufacturing of Fibrocaps(TM). CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Jaap Koopman, CEO of ProFibrix said: "We are extremely pleased with the supply agreement with CSL Behring.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, today announced a global strategic alliance to discover, develop and commercialize novel anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics targeting the Wnt signaling pathway.

WAYNE, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Schering Pharma AG and OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced a global strategic alliance to discover, develop and commercialize novel anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics targeting the Wnt signaling pathway.

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dennis Rivera, president of SEIU Healthcare, one of the nation's most powerful unions, and a key player in President Obama's drive to develop health reform for the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Anniversary Healthcare Diversity Awards Gala of the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (www.AHHE.org) and the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health (www.NHCCH.com) on Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year's event, with the theme of Mentoring the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders, brings together the presidents of major national Hispanic health associations as well as business, political and hospital leaders to focus on the need for more Latino leaders in the healthcare system.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The sounds of summer are in the air and for most, this means relaxation and music to our ears.

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/-- GlassesShop takes the lead in Father's Day promotions in the glasses industry.

DUBLIN, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study has revealed that Irish Company, dabl's computerised system for diagnosing 24 hour blood pressure is more accurate and consistent than a leading group of international hypertension experts. Conducted by the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, the study analysed the interpretation of numerous blood pressure readings taken over a 24-hour period (known as 'Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement' or ABPM). It concluded that human observers bring an unacceptable degree of variance to interpretation of ABPM data.

SAN DIEGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) announced today that they have established a worldwide collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim to research and develop small molecule GPR119 agonists for the treatment of Type II diabetes and other indications.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- My Metabolic Makeover®'s highly anticipated free health-and-weight-loss workshop is back. Now that the word is out in Brooklyn, seats are expected to fill up quickly for the upcoming event near the border of Mill Basin and Bergen Beach. My Metabolic Makeover® is an individualized nutrition program that promotes weight-loss, weight-maintenance and overall health the way nature likely intended: By eliminating harmful toxins, correcting body-chemistry and making proper food-choices a habit. "For many people, these workshops have marked the beginning of a new, healthier life," said Dr.

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