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2014-01-10 00:20:38

Wireless technology and real-time Big Data analytics boost hand hygiene 20% YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OhioHealth and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to aid in the prevention of infections using a first-of-a-kind network of wireless sensors and real-time Big Data analytics that measure hand-washing practices. OhioHealth will use the technology to provide hospital administrators with real-time data that can be used to reduce...

2014-01-09 16:24:58

New Technology is First of its Kind in Baltimore; Enhances Patient Safety BALTIMORE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill risky multi-drug resistant organisms, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has taken a leap into the future with a germ-zapping robot that eliminates hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places. The Xenex robot uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV-C) light that is 25,000...

2014-01-07 12:27:20

Healthcare company announces the world's first IBM style, backlit, washable keyboard, in response to contaminated computer keyboards in hospitals. LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seal Shield, LLC, Jacksonville, FL, today announced the Silver Seal Glow(TM) backlit, waterproof keyboard. Developed for the healthcare market, the Silver Seal Glow(TM) is the world's first waterproof, backlit, natural style keyboard constructed with antimicrobial product protection. Unlike...

2013-12-23 04:20:43

TAIPEI, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(®)) Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track designations for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CAP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). These two designations should enable TaiGen and/or its partners to benefit from certain incentives for the...

2013-12-20 00:20:36

-- Begins Phase 2 Clinical Study in China, Phase 1 Bridging Study in Australia -- HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today announced the initiation of a global clinical development program for its lead compound MRX-I, a novel oxazolidinone antibiotic for treatment of Gram-positive infections including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

2013-12-10 20:21:42

Cutting Edge Technology 20-times More Effective Than Cleaning With Chemicals Alone WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest show of futuristic technology, White Plains Hospital today unveiled robots that it is using to pulverize potentially lethal germs in its rooms. In introducing the space-aged R2-D2 look-a-likes, White Plains Hospital becomes one of the first hospitals in Westchester County to tap into a technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet light to...

2013-12-10 08:30:14

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead antibiotic product, AeroVanc, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients. The company also received Fast Track designation for AeroVanc pursuant to section 506(a)(1) of the Food and Drug...

2013-12-09 08:20:02

IBN and IBM discover new medical application for converted PET bottlesSingapore, Dec 9, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. They have successfully converted PET into a non-toxic biocompatible material with superior...

2013-12-05 23:00:31

With the flu season among us, Jan-Pro, a Columbus cleaning company announces an exclusive disinfectant called EnviroShield. EnviroShield provides users with a sprayer nozzle that adds an electrostatic negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it is applied, so that it actually surrounds and clings to the surface it touches. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Fighting infection is an issue everywhere right now. According to MRSA Survivors Network, more Americans die annually from invasive...

2013-12-05 08:29:37

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals announced today that the company has appointed Dr. Joseph S. McCracken, DVM and Yuri Pikover to its Board of Directors. Dr. McCracken has more than 25 years of experience in technical, business development and market development roles with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Most recently he was Global Head of Business Development & Licensing at Roche Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for Roche's...