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2014-09-30 08:32:22

Trelstar® one-, three-, and six-month dosing options now available TORONTO and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trelstar(R) (triptorelin pamoate), indicated in Canada for the palliative treatment of hormone dependent advanced prostate cancer,[1] is now available in a six-month dosing option (22.5 mg). The new dosing option eases the burden on patients, with a decreased number of injections and a low incidence of injection site pain, while providing...

2014-09-30 08:32:20

MISGAV, Israel, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LapSpace Medical [http://www.lapspacemedical.com/default.asp ], a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group [http://trendlines.com ], announced it completed a series of successful procedures, utilizing its inflatable laparoscopic retractor, on patients in the United States and India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/666259-a ) The surgeries were performed by Dr. Bruce Ramshaw and Dr. Surendra...

2014-09-30 08:32:19

Intraoperative neurosurgical imaging solutions from IMRIS among featured medical technologies at upcoming November conference in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that its horseshoe headrest has been selected one of 10 New Technology Showcase Winners by Twin Cities-based Life Sciences Alley (LSA), the nation's largest regional medical industry association. The first MR-safe and...

2014-09-30 08:32:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twist Bioscience today announced that it secured a loan facility of up to $10 million with Silicon Valley Bank. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140526/91128 "We continue to advance the development of our game-changing platform and user experience that will accelerate scientific discovery as we look to rapidly deliver high-quality, low cost, high-throughput synthetic DNA to our customers," said Emily Leproust, Ph.D., chief...

2014-09-30 08:32:16

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, agents and brokers throughout Minnesota now have access to the state's two top health plans on Bloom Health's Private Exchange Platform® solution. Agents and brokers now can offer employers with more than 50 employees benefits that fit an employee's personal and family needs in an online or licensed telephonic, jargon-free environment. Medica's My Plan by Medica and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's...

2014-09-30 08:32:14

DUBLIN, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that it intends to release third quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, prior to the open of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to discuss its financial results. The dial-in number to access the call is U.S./Canada (877) 251-7980, International (706) 643-1573, and the...

2014-09-30 08:32:11

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces Craig Dionne, PhD, GenSpera's CEO, will be presenting at the upcoming 2nd Global Life Sciences Conference on October 2, 2014, in Warsaw, Poland, on the trading floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The conference is sponsored by WedBush Europe and WDM Capital. Some of the Central and Eastern European leading life science...

2014-09-30 08:32:09

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Headquartered in Anaheim, California, WholeHealth Products. (OTC: GWPC) is a diversified company comprised of several specialized partners focused on leveraging the power and convenience of advanced technology and the proven expertise of its team of professionals to improve the fundamental business of health and wellness. WholeHealth Products' line of more than 10 professional diagnostic tests for hospitals, doctors, clinics and...

2014-09-30 08:32:07

Combined company will offer hospitals a fully integrated solution for controlling costs while delivering quality patient care LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Insights, LLC, a financial management software firm serving the healthcare industry, and NOMISe Systems, Inc., a provider of hospital cost accounting and patient analytics solutions, today announced the merger of their business operations. The new company will operate under the Healthcare Insights...

2014-09-30 08:32:03

-Exclusive Agreement Signed for Germany- ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ULURU Inc. (OTCQB: ULUR), today announced the expansion of the Altrazeal(®) international marketing network. An agreement has been signed granting the exclusive marketing and distribution rights for Altrazeal(®) in Germany. Commenting on the extension of Altrazeal(® )international marketing network, Helmut Kerschbaumer, Managing Director of Altrazeal GmbH, stated, "We are very pleased to...


Latest Health Medical Pharma Reference Libraries

Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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