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2011-10-20 07:00:00

The Butantan Institute will use OpenClinica Enterprise Edition software for all its clinical trials. The Institute is affiliated to the Secretary of Health of the State of São Paulo and accounts for roughly 93% of serums and vaccines produced in Brazil. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 OpenClinica, the worldâs fastest growing clinical trial software for web-based electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM), is pleased to announce its contract...

2011-01-21 00:00:48

Chembio Diagnostics and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil ("FIOCRUZ"), joined forces to help deploy the company's syphilis tests Medford, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Over the past decade, rates of syphilis infection have been rising in many countries. Late last year, Chembio Diagnostics, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests"”including tests for syphilis"”took a step forward in the battle against this disease: It...

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2010-05-17 06:07:51

The world's largest scientific collection of dead snakes has been destroyed by fire that broke out at a science institute in Brazil, according to scientists Sunday. Members of the Instituto Butantan said the nearly 100-year-old collection contained some 80,000 snakes and several thousand spiders and scorpions. The specimens were used to study evolution and provided invaluable information on how to prevent extinctions, said Otavio Mercadante, institute director. "The entire collection was...

2008-10-03 12:00:27

Chembio Diagnostics, a developer of diagnostic tests, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil have completed a technology transfer supply and licensing agreement for Chembio's DPP HIV 1-2 rapid test for use with oral fluid or whole blood samples. This DPP HIV 1-2 rapid test has been developed by Chembio with its patented Dual Path Platform technology. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil (Fiocruz), which is affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health, is its supplier for therapeutics,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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