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2011-05-02 12:23:00

Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regardingForward-looking Information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ BALTIMORE AND WINNIPEG, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - Cangene Corporation's Baltimore-based injectable pharmaceutical contract-manufacturing subsidiary, Cangene bioPharma, Inc., has completed a US$11-million renovation of its sterile filling and support facility. The renovation adds a second production freeze-dryer and significantly increases overall...

2011-04-14 07:11:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, maker of XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A free from accessory proteins, today announced the launch of the "Make Your Mark" campaign. With the help of patient advocates, "Make Your Mark" celebrates the inspirational stories of people living with blepharospasm or cervical dystonia (CD), also known as spasmodic torticollis, and aims to raise awareness of these often...

2011-03-07 15:32:16

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have sequenced the genome of a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man. The strain produces an unusual botulinum neurotoxin, known as type A5 neurotoxin, which was isolated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), following a case of wound botulism. Professor Mike Peck and his research group at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) study Clostridium botulinum. Their expertise is crucial for preventing food...

2011-02-25 22:56:52

Botulism is a rare disease and recurrent botulism even more rare.  However, in California, recurrent wound botulism among injection drug users has been on the rise and makes up three-quarters of reported cases in the United States.  A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and currently available online examines this problem. From 1993 through 2006, 17 injection drug users were identified within the surveillance system of the California Department of Public Health for...

2011-01-13 13:58:00

Company's failure to correct violations prompts court action SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice today filed a complaint for permanent injunction against a Jamaica, N.Y.-based beverage company to prevent it from processing and distributing juice and other products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Hank J. Hagen and Milton S. Reid and their company,...

2010-10-07 14:28:00

Company's failure to correct violations prompts FDA to seek court action SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice today filed a complaint for permanent injunction against a Brooklyn juice company to prevent it from processing and distributing juice products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Delores...

2010-08-12 11:00:00

Nearly 1100 foodborne outbreaks reported nationally in 2007 ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CDC analysis. State investigators reported 21,244 illnesses and 18 deaths as a result of these outbreaks. The report also provides the most recent data on how many illnesses were linked to specific types of foods. "Knowing more about what types of foods...

2010-05-10 12:12:46

New research in the Journal of Cell Biology helps explain how the toxic protein responsible for botulism can enter circulation from the digestive system. The study appears online May 10. Botulism, a rare but serious paralytic illness, is caused by botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), an extremely toxic protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In food-borne botulism, the nontoxic components of BoNT"”including hemagglutinin (HA)"”protect the toxin from the low pH and...

2010-04-20 17:39:00

Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regarding Forward-looking information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ TORONTO and WINNIPEG, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cangene Corporation today reports that it has signed a new agreement with Baxter Healthcare Corporation under which Cangene assumes the commercialization rights to WinRho(R) SDF (Rho(D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)) for the U.S. market. Cangene and Baxter have mutually agreed to terminate an...

2010-02-25 09:13:42

Strategy proven for botulism; may lead to improved therapies for many toxins and some chronic diseases A study involving the world's deadliest substance has yielded a new strategy to clear toxins from the body"”which may lead to more efficient strategies against toxins that may be used in a bioterrorist event, as well as snake bites, scorpion stings, and even some important chronic diseases. A Tufts-led team developed the new strategy to deliver small binding agents that seek out...


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2011-04-15 13:32:47

Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...

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