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Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center Foundation is proud to announce two substantial gifts, totaling $10 million, which will significantly impact the way health care is delivered in our community. First, Joan and Robert Rechnitz, founders of the Two River Theater Company, donated $5 million to Riverview Medical Center Foundation to support the launch of an integrative medicine program. [More]
Welltok honors winners of inaugural Health Optimization Awards

Welltok honors winners of inaugural Health Optimization Awards

Welltok Inc., developer of the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, today announced the winners of its inaugural Health Optimization Awards for Strategic Vision, Consumer Engagement and Health Innovation. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Magellan Health, the State of Colorado and Centura Health for their commitment to optimizing consumer health. [More]
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany forms Global Fertility Alliance with Illumina and Genea

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany forms Global Fertility Alliance with Illumina and Genea

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials today announced the formation of the Global Fertility Alliance, a new collaboration to advance excellence in fertility technologies and processes within the assisted reproductive treatment (ART) laboratory. [More]
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany granted FDA Fast Track designation for development of evofosfamide

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany granted FDA Fast Track designation for development of evofosfamide

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation for the development of evofosfamide (previously known as TH-302), administered in combination with gemcitabine, for the treatment of previously untreated patients with metastatic or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer. [More]

Validic raises $12.5 million Series B round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Validic, the healthcare industry's leading digital health platform, announced today that it has secured a $12.5 million Series B round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente. The funding will continue to fuel Validic's rapid growth. [More]
EMD Millipore launches Magna ChIRP RNA Interactome Kits for analyzing chromatin-associated RNAs

EMD Millipore launches Magna ChIRP RNA Interactome Kits for analyzing chromatin-associated RNAs

EMD Millipore, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, today introduced Magna ChIRP™ RNA Interactome Kits, which allow researchers to more easily identify, recover and analyze regions of chromatin that interact with chromatin-associated RNAs such as long non-coding RNA (lncRNA). [More]
Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic, the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for accessing digital health data, announced today the addition of MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem. [More]
Merck Serono, Intrexon partner to develop and commercialize CAR-T cancer therapies

Merck Serono, Intrexon partner to develop and commercialize CAR-T cancer therapies

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck, and Intrexon Corporation, today announced an exclusive strategic collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) cancer therapies. [More]
Inergetics announces launch of branded CBD-based nutritional supplement

Inergetics announces launch of branded CBD-based nutritional supplement

Inergetics,Inc., a world-class developer of NSF Certified nutritional and consumer health products, announced today the launch of Nulief, a branded nutritional supplement offering the holistic benefits associated with Cannabidiol (CBD). [More]
EMD Serono executes amendment agreement with Opexa for development of Tcelna (imilecleucel-T)

EMD Serono executes amendment agreement with Opexa for development of Tcelna (imilecleucel-T)

EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today the execution of an amendment to its agreement with Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. for the development and commercialization of its investigational compound Tcelna (imilecleucel-T). [More]

VirMedica acquires assets of TransEngen

VirMedica, a leading provider of technology solutions designed to optimize the commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products, announced today that VirMedica, Inc. has acquired the assets of TransEngen, Inc. The $15 million dollar financing was led by Nashville-based Petra Capital Partners along with Menlo Park-based HealthQuest Capital. [More]
HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

HealthMine, Inc., the consumer health engagement company that developed the industry's first and only Personal Clinical Engagement (PCE) platform, announced today that it is integrating Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets or desktop computers, into its platform. [More]
Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program through which wearable, wireless health sensors, a wireless vital signs monitoring platform and advanced analytics technology will be tested in a new "precision medicine" approach designed to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, increase the safety of health care workers and reduce risk of spreading the virus to others. [More]
HealthMine survey reveals consumers want more guidance on their health care plan

HealthMine survey reveals consumers want more guidance on their health care plan

While the healthcare industry focuses on consumer confusion about benefits, it's the ability to understand and interpret personal health information that may be the larger issue. [More]
Elsevier announces recipients for Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs

Elsevier announces recipients for Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs

The Elsevier Foundation today announced its 2015 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs. In total $600.000 has been committed for 2015 that will support various multiyear projects in over 20 countries in the developing world. [More]

CHP Canada commends launch of consultations on proposed consumer health products

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) applauds federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose for beginning consultations on a proposed consumer health products framework. [More]
BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received the American College of Medical Informatics' 2014 Morris F. Collen Award in recognition of his commitment to and achievements in medical informatics. [More]

Perrigo agrees to acquire Omega for $4.5 billion

Perrigo Company plc, a leading global provider of "Quality Affordable Healthcare Products," and Omega Pharma NV, one of the largest OTC healthcare companies in Europe, headquartered in Nazareth, Belgium, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Perrigo has agreed to acquire Omega for €3.6 billion, or $4.5 billion, comprised of the purchase of Omega's equity for €2.48 billion and the assumption of €1.1 billion in debt. [More]

Picwell to analyze potential impact of latest decision support systems on consumer health plan selection

Picwell, the most advanced predictive recommendation engine for health plan selection, today announced finalized agreements to conduct studies focused on the potential impact of latest generation decision support systems on consumer health plan selection. [More]
Cognizant announces acquisition of Cadient Group

Cognizant announces acquisition of Cadient Group

Cognizant today announced it has acquired Cadient Group, a full-service digital marketing agency that serves a broad spectrum of life sciences companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health, and medical device industries. [More]
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