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2009-09-23 08:49:00

LACHEN, SWITZERLAND and HOBOKEN, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma AG recently submitted its Biological License Application for octagam(R) 10% (human normal intravenous immunoglobulin, liquid) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the goal of expanding the biopharmaceutical company's U.S. immune globulin therapy portfolio by early 2010. The application was submitted for the treatment of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a blood-clotting disorder that can...

2009-08-11 10:34:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grifols SA (Grifols), a global healthcare company based in Barcelona, Spain, begins a month long celebration of Texas plasma donors in recognition of the state resolution designating August 2009 as "Plasma Protein Therapies Month." Grifols owns and operates 17 plasma donor facilities throughout the state of Texas and more than 80 across the United States. Grifols' national testing laboratory, headquartered in Austin, Texas, performs more than...

2009-07-24 07:23:37

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) treatments, the introduction of good antibodies into the blood stream, may hold promise for lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other similar brain disorders, according to a new study. "In our study, we looked at the association of the use of  IVIg with the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. IVIg has been used safely for more than 20 years to treat other diseases but is thought to have an indirect effect on Alzheimer's disease by targeting...

2009-06-25 20:51:00

California Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Calls on California Congressional Delegation to Remember Needs of Neuropathy Patients at 3rd Annual "Neuropathy Action Awareness Day" SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As President Obama continues his push for national health care reform, more than 300 neuropathy patients, physicians and medical professionals gathered in Sacramento today to call on Congress to restore access to life-sustaining and lifesaving treatments for neuropathy patients....

2009-06-10 10:56:57

 New research from Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN) may redefine how Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is diagnosed. Eduardo De Sousa, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and director of the Electrodiagnostic Neuromuscular Lab at JHN, led the study which looked at the number of demyelinating features that are needed to differentiate between CIDP, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou...

2009-05-11 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS and TOWSON, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder and president of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), Marcia Boyle, traveled to Las Vegas this weekend to recognize the Cerda family, Wright Custom Home and many other community volunteers, for their efforts in raising awareness of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD). The family, home builders and volunteers were featured on the May 10 episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The full episode can be viewed...

2009-05-05 11:19:00

The Cerdas are Active Volunteers for the Immune Deficiency Foundation LAS VEGAS and TOWSON, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Devastated by medical bills and a mold-ridden home that threatened their lives, Terri Cerda and her two young daughters, all three of whom are diagnosed with Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (CIDD), will be featured on the May 10 episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." CIDD is one of the most severe types of the more than 150 different primary...

2009-04-24 11:01:00

Patients with rare, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) depend on plasma donation ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a debilitating, progressive neurological disorder that results in muscle weakness and fatigue and can severely impair motor skills. According to the GBS/CIDP Foundation International, CIDP affects two to seven individuals per 100,000 worldwide. The rare disease is treated with intravenous...

2009-04-22 13:15:00

18 patient advocacy and health care professional groups join with Congressional sponsors Reps. Israel, Brady and Schwartz to announce new legislation; call for patient access to IVIG WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Congress and patient advocacy groups announced today the introduction of new legislation - H.R. 2002, Medicare Patient IVIG Access Act of 2009 - meant to remedy inadequate Medicare reimbursements that currently restrict patient access to Intravenous...

2009-02-04 10:31:00

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce two new "Navigator" initiatives (disease management programs). As of January 2009, DSP launched both a Hemophilia and IVIG Navigator Program. In addition, Scott Reed has joined Diplomat as National Sales Manager for both programs. Reed is a graduate of Indiana University and has over 18 years of pharmaceutical sales experience. Most recently Reed was a Hematology Account Executive with Bayer...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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