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More than 550 Physicians Join Together in Call for Reopening America, Reports The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:39pm

The letter was authored and the signature campaign was led by several concerned Texas physicians.

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  • The letter was authored and the signature campaign was led by several concerned Texas physicians.
  • As we began circulating the letter, physicians across the country, especially from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania asked us to send a copy to their governors too.
  • Some patients now face inevitable death because the diagnosis and treatments were delayed too long."
  • The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943.

Biocom Supports California Life Science Companies with Best Practices Guide for Safely Returning to the Workplace

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:55pm

Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced that it has published a guide tailored to life science companies with recommendations on how to safely return to the workplace as stay-at-home restrictions enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.

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  • Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced that it has published a guide tailored to life science companies with recommendations on how to safely return to the workplace as stay-at-home restrictions enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.
  • The Path Forward, Biocoms Return to Work Guide for Californias Life Science Industry is designed to assist small- and medium-sized life science companies by providing industry best practices for preparing their facilities to meet new workplace safety guidelines.
  • These are aimed toward preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus and safely bringing employees back into the office, laboratory and manufacturing facilities.
  • Biocom assembled a task force of California life science industry professionals with expertise in environmental health and safety, human resources, operations and communications to lead this effort of aiding smaller companies through the re-opening process.

FDA Approves Genentech’s Tecentriq in Combination With Avastin for People With the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:42pm

Serious adverse reactions (Grade 3-4) occurred in 38% of people in the Tecentriq and Avastin arm.

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  • Serious adverse reactions (Grade 3-4) occurred in 38% of people in the Tecentriq and Avastin arm.
  • For those who qualify, Genentech offers patient assistance programs for people taking Tecentriq through Genentech Access Solutions.
  • People were randomized 2:1 to receive the combination of Tecentriq and Avastin or sorafenib.
  • According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that more than 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with liver cancer in 2020.

Rockland Develops Antibody Proven to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in Patient Samples

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:20pm

Rockland Immunochemicals Inc. has developed a critical antibody reagent essential to antibody tests used to determine SARS-CoV-2 exposure for patients suspected to have contracted COVID-19 .

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  • Rockland Immunochemicals Inc. has developed a critical antibody reagent essential to antibody tests used to determine SARS-CoV-2 exposure for patients suspected to have contracted COVID-19 .
  • This antibody has proven effective in lateral flow assays (immunochromatography), ELISA, Western blotting, Immunofluorescence microscopy, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Dr. Carl Ascoli, Chief Science Officer for Rockland Immunochemicals Inc. stated that, This antibody is invaluable for the highly accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 and subsequently COVID-19 disease in various types of patient samples, including nasal and throat swab extracts and saliva.
  • Rockland is currently in large scale production of this antibody for deployment in rapid tests that can be manufactured and distributed widely.

Moringa Products Market 2020-2024 | Rising Awareness Of Health Benefits Of Moringa Products to Boost Growth | Technavio

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:15pm

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Key Points: 
  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200529005353/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Moringa Products Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19.
  • Market estimates include pre- and post-COVID-19 impact on the Moringa Products Market.
  • Rising awareness of health benefits of moringa products has been instrumental in driving the growth of the market.

Home-based Physical Therapy Provider PT Genie Opens Orlando Headquarters

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PT Genie , a digital health company that is advancing the field of physical therapy with a system that keeps patients and providers connected online, will open its new headquarters in Orlando, Florida, June 1, 2020.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PT Genie , a digital health company that is advancing the field of physical therapy with a system that keeps patients and providers connected online, will open its new headquarters in Orlando, Florida, June 1, 2020.
  • PT Genie is a patented interactive physical therapy device that is used by doctors, therapists, and their patients both in the clinic setting and remotely.
  • Studies of post-operative patients showed they recovered 60% faster when using PT Genie than with traditional physical therapy alone.
  • PT Genie is a digital health company providing in-clinic and remote physical therapy that keeps patients connected with their providers to drive improved outcomes.

Arcadia Emphasises the Role of Custom Software Development in Global Medical Safety

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:27pm

- The speed of clinical trials depends largely on efficient custom software development for database and application design as supported by Arcadia.

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  • - The speed of clinical trials depends largely on efficient custom software development for database and application design as supported by Arcadia.
  • Data science and artificial intelligence enables scientists such as the ones at Oxford Vaccine Group and Astra Zeneca to deliver life-changing medicines.
  • As an industry leader in global medical safety custom software, Business Development Director responsible for Healthcare practice at Arcadia, Maxim Draschinsky explains: "Often times the customer has multiple teams with hundreds of people in total, which are involved in pharmacovigilance (PV) process across the globe.
  • Arcadia, a multi-million pound British Standards Institute (BSI) certified company that works extensively with Fortune 500 companies provides the full range of custom software development services across sectors from education to pharmaceuticals and from retail to airlines.

Targeted Drugs and Immunotherapies May Lower Risk of Therapy-Related Hematologic Cancers

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

While breakthrough treatments have emerged for several cancers over the last two decades, driving striking improvements in survival and other clinical outcomes, too little is known about the risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers following targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches.

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  • While breakthrough treatments have emerged for several cancers over the last two decades, driving striking improvements in survival and other clinical outcomes, too little is known about the risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers following targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches.
  • "We hypothesized that increased immune surveillance after treatment with these drugs could halt clonal evolution and reduce risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers specifically, myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia," says Dr. Thota, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine.
  • Co-authors on this work include Megan Herr, PhD , Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine.
  • Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York.

How Some Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons Are Staying Fully Booked, Post COVID-19

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

In addition to keeping up to state and federal guidelines, surgeons had to temporarily shut their doors to their patients.

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  • In addition to keeping up to state and federal guidelines, surgeons had to temporarily shut their doors to their patients.
  • Just like many other businesses, plastic surgeons had to adjust, offering virtual consultations and finding creative ways to keep providing their services.
  • Working from home, relying on delivery services, and holding virtual meetings and conferences might permanently become more standard than in the past.
  • Carlos J. Gracida is the co-owner of Fully Booked Doctors, a small business company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas that focuses on bringing complete done-for-you systems to plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

IMMUSE™ Joins BStrong and Global Empowerment Mission To Provide Coronavirus Relief Kits

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:02pm

So far, 20,000 coronavirus relief kits have been sent out across the country, consisting of essential items, such as sanitation wipes, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, BStrong cash cards, hydration kits, and a supply of IMMUSE.

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  • So far, 20,000 coronavirus relief kits have been sent out across the country, consisting of essential items, such as sanitation wipes, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, BStrong cash cards, hydration kits, and a supply of IMMUSE.
  • Bethany Frankel created the BStrong disaster relief initiative in 2017 in order to provide real time emergency assistance to individuals and their families in crisis.
  • Global Empowerment Mission, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Michael Capponi in 2011, has been involved in supporting some of the most significant global tragedies over the last decade.
  • GEM is the official disaster relief charity for BStrong and together, they have raised and distributed millions of dollars to victims of natural disasters around the world.