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2014-09-05 08:22:57

BEIJING, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced a new presentation time for the Aegis Healthcare & Technology Conference, to be held at the Wynn Las Vegas on September 12, 2014. Management will present at 8:00 am PT. Please contact your Aegis representative to schedule a meeting with the Company. About Sinovac Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that...

2014-09-05 08:22:23

LONDON, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Microbiology and Infection and New Microbes & New Infections to be published by Elsevier effective January 2015 Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, announced today that an agreement has been reached with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)...

2014-09-04 23:10:55

Significant Surgical Site Infection Reduction Demonstrated Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Results of the first large-scale deployment of Ondine Biomedical’s MRSAid™ Nasal Photodisinfection System demonstrating reduction of surgical site infection rates have been published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(14)00224-2/abstract ).    The system was deployed at The Vancouver General...

2014-09-04 16:22:17

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteplast Group is making a donation of two pallets of medical grade exam gloves to help protect healthcare workers in the efforts to stem the Ebola epidemic in Africa. These gloves are part of the portfolio of products offered through the IBS Division of Inteplast Group. This donation is given through MedShare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and...

2014-09-04 08:30:56

Devices killing Ebola pathogens around the clock at two Liberia hospitals MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-day mission in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, with inventor Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, two TRU-D SmartUVC devices continue to aid in the battle against the Ebola virus outbreak at JFK and ELWA hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142759 Deal, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, traveled to the Republic of...

2014-09-04 08:29:50

Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of NVR-1221 Support Advancement to Phase 1b Clinical Studies in Patients with Chronic HBV Infection DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, today announced successful completion of a Phase 1a clinical study of NVR-1221. The results for the Phase 1a clinical study...

2014-09-04 00:21:18

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it will fast-track the development of a promising new combination vaccine regimen against Ebola and broadly collaborate with its partners in global health to deliver immediate relief aid to address the current Ebola outbreak. The accelerated vaccine program features a prime-boost regimen, in which one vector is used to prime and the other to boost the immune response. It consists of two...

2014-09-03 23:14:02

Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere and has posted over 140 travel alerts for travellers since January, 2014. When travellers register their itinerary with Sitata, they automatically receive these alerts which help them avoid problem areas and remind them to take precautionary measures. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere, but has been...

2014-09-03 23:09:36

GenitalHerpesDating.com, dedicated to help people with genital herpes, is one of the most popular herpes dating sites. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 There is no doubt that herpes dating sites became more and more popular among people living with herpes. They don’t need to worry about rejection and discrimination. Now, this site, GenitalHerpesDating.com, makes this section more specific and friendly, which is especially designed for those with genital herpes....

2014-09-03 16:30:04

EDISON, N.J., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:CTRV), an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today it will present at two upcoming investor conferences. ContraVir is scheduled to present at the Rodman & Renshaw 16(th) Annual Global Investment Conference, to be held September 8-10, 2014, in New York City, and the Aegis Capital 2014 Healthcare and Technology...


Latest Microbiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Pompeii Worm, Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand extreme amounts of heat. The Pompeii worm can reach an average length of up to five inches and is...

Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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