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AuntMinnieEurope.com announces winners of EuroMinnies 2021 awards

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:00am

Candidates for EuroMinnies 2021 were drawn from nominations submitted by members of the European medical imaging community, with winners selected by an expert panel of radiology luminaries.

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  • Candidates for EuroMinnies 2021 were drawn from nominations submitted by members of the European medical imaging community, with winners selected by an expert panel of radiology luminaries.
  • Winners will be recognized with trophy presentations.
  • AuntMinnieEurope.com is the premier online destination for radiologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, and related professionals in the European medical imaging industry.
  • AuntMinnieEurope.com and AuntMinnie.com feature the latest news, communities, continuing medical education, and board review education for medical imaging physicians, clinicians, residents, and medical students across the world.

Knight Therapeutics Announces Canadian Commercial Launch of IBSRELA™ - New Innovative Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:04am

MONTREAL, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD), (Knight) a pan-American (ex-USA) specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the Canadian commercial availability of IBSRELA (tenapanor), a first-in-class therapy for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults.

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  • MONTREAL, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD), (Knight) a pan-American (ex-USA) specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the Canadian commercial availability of IBSRELA (tenapanor), a first-in-class therapy for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults.
  • In the clinical development of IBSRELA diarrhea was the most common adverse event reported by patients often occurring during the first week of treatment.
  • Even with the current therapeutic options, many patients suffering from constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome remain dissatisfied with the current treatments available.
  • Dr. Louis Liu has received honoraria from Knight Therapeutics Inc. as a consulting physician relating to medical advisory board participation.

Yicai: WHO Says Rich Countries Should Fulfill Their Promise of Providing Vaccines Fairly

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:34pm

Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused rich countries of competing for various vaccines in large quantities, but few vaccines were delivered to underdeveloped countries.

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  • Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused rich countries of competing for various vaccines in large quantities, but few vaccines were delivered to underdeveloped countries.
  • Tedros said that some rich countries deal directly with manufacturers, and the number of vaccines distributed to third world countries through COVAX agreement is decreasing.
  • Only when rich countries respect COVAX's agreement can COVAX member countries get vaccines."
  • Governments, vaccine manufacturers and the international community need to take urgent actions to fulfill the promise of providing vaccines fairly.

Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ®, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:00pm

ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ, a personalized, digital training curriculum designed to teach Executive Function, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021.

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  • ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ, a personalized, digital training curriculum designed to teach Executive Function, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021.
  • During last week's 2021 Annual Convention, The Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) awarded Sucheta Kamath the Honors of the Association Award for 2021.
  • "I have been a Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1996 and a Member of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) since 2011.
  • About GSHA: The Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) is a professional association of individuals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

CytoSorbents to Report Fiscal 2020 Operating and Financial Results

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:00pm

These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist.

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  • These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist.
  • CytoSorb is also being used during and after cardiac surgery to remove inflammatory mediators that can lead to post-operative complications, including multiple organ failure.
  • CytoSorb has received CE-Mark label expansions for the removal of bilirubin (liver disease), myoglobin (trauma), and both ticagrelor and rivaroxaban during cardiothoracic surgery.
  • For more information, please visit the Company's websites at www.cytosorbents.com and www.cytosorb.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter .

STRATA Skin Sciences, Inc. Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:35pm

STRATA Skin Sciences is a medical technology company in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery dedicated to developing, commercializing and marketing innovative products for the treatment of dermatologic conditions.

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  • STRATA Skin Sciences is a medical technology company in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery dedicated to developing, commercializing and marketing innovative products for the treatment of dermatologic conditions.
  • Its products include the XTRAC excimer laser and VTRAC lamp systems utilized in the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and various other skin conditions.
  • The technology is covered by multiple patents, including exclusive rights for patents for the delivery of treatment to vitiligo patients.
  • The Company is a leader in dermatology in-clinic business generation for its partners.

Conformis, Inc. Announces Clearance in Australia for iTotal® PS, the Only Personalized, Posterior-Stabilized Total Knee Replacement System

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:45pm

iTotal PS implants are specifically designed to restore the natural shape of each patients knee, and to avoid overhang, rotation, and sizing compromises associated with pain after surgery.

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  • iTotal PS implants are specifically designed to restore the natural shape of each patients knee, and to avoid overhang, rotation, and sizing compromises associated with pain after surgery.
  • Primary total knee implants are designed to either retain the patients own posterior cruciate ligament (cruciate-retaining, or CR), or substitute for it (posterior-stabilized, or PS).
  • Receiving clearance for our iTotal PS product in Australia will allow us to offer a best-in-class, patient-specific solution to relieve patients chronic knee joint pain, said Mark Augusti, President and CEO.
  • HCF, Australias largest nonprofit health insurer, reports that more than 50,000 knee replacement procedures are performed in Australia each year.

Physician Growth Partners Advises Kellis Eye & Laser Center on Partnership With Ridgemont-Backed Sunvera Group

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:41pm

CHICAGO, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Physician Growth Partners ("PGP") is pleased to announce a partnership between Kellis Eye & Laser Center ("KELC") and Sunvera Group ("Sunvera"), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners ("Ridgemont").

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  • CHICAGO, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Physician Growth Partners ("PGP") is pleased to announce a partnership between Kellis Eye & Laser Center ("KELC") and Sunvera Group ("Sunvera"), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners ("Ridgemont").
  • Established by Dr. Augustine Kellis in 1994, Kellis Eye & Laser Center is the premier provider of comprehensive eye care services in the greater Northern Ohio market, including cataract surgery, glaucoma and retinal disease management, and general optometry.
  • Physician Growth Partners served as the exclusive transaction advisor to Kellis Eye & Laser Center in its evaluation, negotiation, and execution of this transaction.
  • "Michael Kroin and the PGP Team, including Thomas Mumford and Nick Davis, did a phenomenal job helping Kellis Eye & Laser Center navigate the private equity landscape.

Iovance Biotherapeutics to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:01pm

Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy uses a patients own immune cells to attack cancer.

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  • Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy uses a patients own immune cells to attack cancer.
  • TIL cells are extracted from a patients own tumor tissue, expanded through a proprietary process, and infused back into the patient.
  • Upon infusion, TIL reach tumor tissue, where they attack cancer cells.
  • The company has completed dosing in pivotal programs in patients with metastatic melanoma and cervical cancer.

National Kidney Foundation Applauds Congressional Champions for Legislation to Protect Living Organ Donors

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 8:46pm

The availability of living donors is crucial to the survival of many kidney patients.

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  • The availability of living donors is crucial to the survival of many kidney patients.
  • Yet, with insurance companies charging living organ donors higher premiums or refusing them coverage altogether, it can often feel economically impossible to donate an organ," said Rep. Nadler.
  • I'm proud to help reintroduce the Living Donor Protection Act that will protect living organ donors and remove barriers for those waiting in a long line to receive a transplant.
  • Learn more at advocacy.kidney.org
    About National Kidney Foundation Living Organ Donation Resources:
    THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform, which provides nationwide outreach, is designed to increase kidney transplantation through training and tools that help patients and families find a living donor.