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TKL Research opens new primary research clinic

Monday, March 24, 2014 02:41 PM

TKL Research, a full-service CRO, has officially opened its new primary research clinic in Fair Lawn, N.J. This 25,000-square-foot facility offers a 70% increase in space over TKL’s former clinic, making it possible to create a sophisticated 30-bed phase I pharmacology unit and multiple examination rooms for outpatient studies.

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Lupus Foundation of America launches new monitoring tool

Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:42 PM

The Lupus Foundation of America is funding and leading the development of a first-of-its-kind tool to monitor lupus disease activity called the Rapid Evaluation of Activity in Lupus (LFA-REAL) System. LFA-REAL will address major challenges in lupus treatment and disease management, and has the potential to greatly improve medical care and quality of life for people living with the autoimmune disease.

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Cord Blood Registry partners with two universities for cerebral palsy innovation

Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:38 PM

Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a newborn stem cell company, is partnering with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia Regents University to establish FDA-regulated clinical trials investigating whether an intravenous infusion of a child's own cord blood cells, banked at the time of their birth, will lessen the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

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FDA approves Impavido to treat tropical disease leishmaniasis

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:40 AM

The FDA has approved Impavido (miltefosine) to treat a tropical disease called leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by Leishmania, a parasite which is transmitted to humans through sand fly bites. The disease occurs primarily in people who live in the tropics and subtropics. Most U.S. patients acquire leishmaniasis overseas.

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StemTech to open Florida facility, hire 90

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:55 PM

Stemtech International, a stem cell technology company, will move its headquarters from San Clemente, Calif., to Pembroke Pines, Fla., creating 90 jobs.

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MD Anderson, MedImmune collaborate on cancer immunotherapy

Monday, March 17, 2014 01:42 PM

The University of TexasMD Anderson Cancer Center and MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will collaborate through MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to develop therapies that unleash patients' immune systems to attack their cancers.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, MRIGlobal collaborate

Monday, March 17, 2014 01:39 PM

MRIGlobal and the University of Maryland School of Medicine will collaborate in the development of clinical specimen repositories, laboratory services for clinical trials and research opportunities. The work will be performed under the collaboration agreement by MRIGlobal Dx, a division of MRIGlobal.

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PPD selected as member of new Medical Countermeasure Clinical Studies Network

Friday, March 14, 2014 11:18 AM

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has chosen global CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) as one of a select group to design and conduct clinical studies needed to develop medical countermeasures—drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests—that help protect health against bioterrorism, pandemic influenza and other public health emergencies.

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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health pursue merger

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:26 AM

Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) have agreed to discuss forming an integrated academic healthcare delivery system. Cadence Health is the corporate parent of Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital, and NMHC owns Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

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CFS Clinical sponsors STEM event

Thursday, March 13, 2014 01:33 PM

Statistics continue to show girls are not embracing careers in technology, despite an increasing need for skilled professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the nation. Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) promotes academic achievement in all girls in sixth to twelfth grade in the Delaware Valley and introduces them to the idea of potentially having a future in technology.

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