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2011-10-04 09:40:52

Regional and temporal variations in organ donation across the UK (secondary analyses of databases) doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000055] There are significant variations in the number and type of organ donations made across all four UK countries, reveals research published online in BMJ Open. The research team analysed data from NHS Blood & Transplant for all four UK countries for the period 1990 to 2009, and compared data on registration and donation from other European countries....

2011-09-26 08:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout will premiere the Pajanimals, a new, full-length series co-produced by Sprout, the Jim Henson Company, and Northern Ireland's Sixteen South Television, on Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Airing exclusively on Sprout in the U.S., Pajanimals was designed to help parents and caregivers with a bedtime routine for their preschoolers. Through their imaginary journeys, the Pajanimals model the skills...

2011-09-23 10:33:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Phase III study of Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets* in patients with non-cancerous kidney tumors, or angiomyolipomas, associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) met its primary endpoint of best overall angiomyolipoma response rate, which includes reduction in kidney tumor size and absence of new tumors. Findings from the trial, known as EXIST-2, were presented today at the International TSC Research Conference...

2011-07-27 10:08:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line, the largest ferry company on the Irish Sea, has signed a sponsorship deal with another giant, the Belfast Giants, in a two year title sponsorship deal. The Stena Line Belfast Giants will take to the ice in August for a special pre-season Hockey Fest Weekend at the Odyssey on 27th and 28th against the Nottingham Panthers and will play their first competitive home game at the Odyssey against the Sheffield Steelers...

2011-06-29 12:59:50

Alcohol and drugs are fuelling homicide and suicide rates in Northern Ireland, a new independent report by University of Manchester researchers has found, with alcohol appearing to be a key factor for the country's higher suicide rates, including among mental health patients, compared to England and Wales. The 'Suicide and Homicide in Northern Ireland' report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI), which is based in the University's...

2011-05-11 02:00:00

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almac is hosting its inaugural European Product Launch workshop in Boston, MA on 17th May 2011. Targeted specifically at the biopharmaceutical sector, the workshop provides consultative advice and services to US companies to successfully launch drug products onto the European market. The workshop will provide US companies with important market and regulatory framework knowledge, whilst guiding them through the European product...

2011-05-05 13:29:00

BELFAST and LONDON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide today announces it has renewed and extended its contract to manage the Operational Telecoms Network used by System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) following an open competitive tendering process. In addition to existing work, Cable&Wireless Worldwide will connect planned wind farms to the grid. As Transmission System Operator (TSO) in Northern Ireland, SONI ensures the safe, secure,...

2011-05-04 04:46:00

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Almac's Biocatalysis Business Continues its Strong Growth and Boosts its Visibility With the Launch of the selectAZymeTM Brand As anticipated, Almac's biocatalysis business has expanded from its 2009 launch with the sale of six enzyme screening kits, to the current supply of 100s of kgs of chiral intermediates for drug substance manufacture, regular enzyme supply to specialty chemical companies and continued growth of...

2011-04-23 00:00:31

The CIM and Sage bring together Northern Ireland's business elite to discuss the impact of Customer Relationship Managment and the importance of CRM Strategy. (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 The CIM and Sage bring together Northern Ireland's business elite to discuss the impact of Customer Relationship Managment and the importance of CRM Strategy. Northern Ireland's business leaders gathered at The Merchant Hotel Belfast, for an insight into how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Strategies can...

2011-04-11 10:48:00

CRAIGAVON, NI, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Award Recognises Almac's Continued Growth Success and Presence as a World Class Player in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Services The Almac Group, headquartered in Craigavon Northern Ireland, is celebrating another highly impressive year after being named 'Business of the Year' (for the second time in 3 years), together with other significant accolades at the Northern Ireland business awards - run by the nation's main daily newspaper,...