Tag: "companies" at medical news
Rochester researchers join federal initiative to improve drug safety
...diac death. Beginning last year, the FDA required companies
to submit ECG data from clinical trials in electro...pecific set of control data. The FDA requires drug companies
to include ECGs from subjects who have been administered the drug moxifloxacin, an antibiotic that i...
Dobbs to give plenary keynote at Drug Information Association conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26
...nnames in the industry merged into just eight mega companies
and a newgeneration of small, innovative companies
have emerged from the rubble ofthese mergers. Amid all of this, partnerships, licensing agreements a...
Top NIH prize goes to three pioneering Stanford scientists
...he hopes she can provide evidence to persuade drug companies
to rethink their approach to designing antiviral drugs. Relman, associate professor of microbiology and immunology and of medicine, is also using his creativity toward a potentially practical outcome. "My pitch was that if we understand the ecologic...
Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring
... Inc. The Rochester-based consortium assists young companies
with funding from New York state, Cornell University and the University of Rochester, and provided Rosero's start-up with the opportunity to develop a first-generation device. As research progressed, Excell offered additional support that this month ...
Doctors cut repeat LASIK visits dramatically
... in subtle ways.Since Williams' discovery, several companies
have introduced technology that makes possible a technique known as customized ablation, a form of LASIK that corrects these imperfections, bringing about a super-crisp quality of eyesight. Beyond making vision on the order of 20/15 or 20/16 possible...
Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site
...iptions for Lipitor alone. Although pharmaceutical companies
report that side effects of statin drugs are rare, there are some patients who experience serious consequences of taking these drugs. "We received many calls from patients in the community experiencing side effects, and wanting answers about what t...
Partnership between NIAID and Sequella yields promising new TB drug for clinical testing
... of productive partnerships between pharmaceutical companies
and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health. The success of one such public-private partnership has been demonstrated by Sequella, Inc., which recently received clearance from th...
OSA 'Frontiers in Optics' annual meeting celebrates 90th anniversary of innovation in optics
...ic exchange. Exhibits featuring 80+ leading optics companies
will complement the in-depth educational programming and offer attendees a glimpse of the latest optical technologies and products. WHAT: The Optical Society of America's Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics 2006 WHERE: Rochester Convention Center,...
Early trial shows H5N1 influenza vaccine safe and effective in humans at low doses
... developed and clinically assessed by several drug companies
throughout the world. In a previous trial* published by The Lancet, scientists found that 30 micrograms of a vaccine containing part of the H5N1 virus given in two doses with an adjuvant (an additive that can increase effectiveness) produced a good i...
Rising health expenses are a good value, researchers say
...he value of a year of life as defined by insurance companies
and medical decision-makers -- a figure that ranges from $50,000 to $200,000, according to different statistical estimates -- Cutler and colleagues judged the increase in medical costs to be a good value. The researchers write, "The increased spendin...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, green chemistry breakthroughs
...e part of multidisciplinary teams representing six companies
-- ATMI, DuPont, Eli Lilly and Co., Merck & Co., I...Co., and Wyeth. Individuals are nominated by their companies
and the winners are chosen by an ACS panel in recognition of industrial work that has lead to the su...
Scientists stop autoimmune disease without shutting off immune system
...fecting the immune system. "There are a number of companies
developing inhibitors of the p38 enzyme for treating rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis," Rubenstein said. "Our study suggests that those same drugs might be valuable in treating pemphigus vulgaris." Of the 48 mice used in the study, 24 received a hi...
Ventracor 2006 results
...d generation centrifugal pumps from all competitor companies
combined), we are building momentum towards gaining significant market share in the global LVAD industry," Mr Crosby said....
Two-fifths of US adults report experiencing unsafe, wasteful or poorly coordinated health care
...of respondents think it is important for insurance companies
to reward doctors and hospitals for providing efficient high-quality care. Half (52%) ranked ensuring that all Americans have adequate, reliable health insurance as the top or second most important health care priority for the President and Congr...
The Lancet calls on research community to address neglected disease that causes heart failure
...eatment, and no test to demonstrate cure. And drug companies
are not interested in developing treatments for the disease. "Would this unacceptable situation be any different if Chagas' disease was endemic to a richer continent?" asks The Lancet. The Editorial concludes: "So what is needed for this most negle...
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative calls for new measures to search for an AIDS vaccine
...e an AIDS vaccine. "Wider involvement of vaccine companies
and biotechs is vital history has shown the central role that industry must play in order to make a successful vaccine," said Dr. Berkley. "Companies must step up their efforts, while governments must put in place incentives that will help them to ...
NJIT offers new certificate to fight digital and physical terrorism
...ersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer to companies
and government agencies a practical, hands-on and sophisticated six-course (18-credit) certificate program designed to combat digital and physical terrorism. Classes may be available at the workplace or through distance learning. "Companies or ag...
As heart procedures increase, quality and cost controls are critical
... that patients, healthcare providers and insurance companies
stand to benefit from measures to keep costs down ...ethod could be financial incentives from insurance companies
for providers that consistently show high quality of care for patients. Another measure that has sho...
Patent laws and US trade agreements are hindering access to HIV treatment
...n resource-poor settings and allows pharmaceutical companies
to monopolize the markets of developing nations. "...tual property law for multinational pharmaceutical companies
holding patents for antiretrovirals among other essential medicines." The agreements, say Wester...
The Lancet goes red to support fight against AIDS
...his year's World Economic Forum, hopes to convince companies
to develop a (RED) item and donate a percentage of the profits from its sale to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The organisation has already made $10 million in its first 4 months from the sale of (RED) products. The Lancet w...
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