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SemBioSys Genetics, specializing in the manufacture of high-value proteins and oils in plant seeds, today announced that it has reached an agreement with AVAC Ltd. for a $1.5 million loan for the development of its Apo AIMilano candidate. AVAC is a private, not-for-profit company that invests in research initiatives and early stage commercial businesses that expand Alberta's value-added industry. The funds will be advanced with an upfront payment followed by two smaller installments based on the execution of short term Apo AIMilano development milestones expected to be completed by January 2010. The funds are repayable at the end of 18 months with interest. "This funding comes at a very important time as it will contribute towards the achievement of near-term objectives for our Apo AIMilano candidate and allow us to leverage additional funding opportunities," said J... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 16, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly The GSM Association recently funded a survey of 2,000 healthcare providers, patients and consumers in four different countries to better understand the perceptions they had about mobile health. The survey’s top line metric is that 89 percent of providers, 75 percent of patients, and 73 percent of consumers believe that mobile health offerings can convey significant health benefits.  Read Ori... (more)

US Government: Playing Jeopardy! with the Cloud

One of the most popular features of our Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course is the Jeopardy! game at the end. With clues taken from the material, the responses as per the television show must be in the form of a question. But while answer-first, question-last pattern may be amusing for a game show, it’s a serious pitfall in the world of IT. In fact, understanding what the proper question should be is an important lesson in the LZA course, as it’s a critical skill for any architect. All too often, however, organizations start with an answer while being unclear on what the question is. Case in point: the US government’s Cloud First initiative. Originally part of former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management, Cloud First called for government agencies to move three existing applications to the Cloud and consider Cloud for an... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 29, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly With the rise of the iPhone, Android and other mobile devices has come a flood of applications designed to help people stay healthy. Now, the FDA will focus on monitoring a handful of apps that turn smartphones into devices, like a heart monitor, or medical attachments that plug into smartphones, like arm cuffs that measure blood pressure.  Read Original Content For people who forget to take their meds—which is about half of us—Janssen Healthcare Innovation has introduced a free mobile app... (more)

Net Medical Xpress Releases WebRTC App

Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc., (OTCQB: NMXS), an emerging leader in the rapidly growing telemedicine industry, said the company's new "RTC Conference Switch" for telemedicine and other websites is now available for general use. The company's WebRTC (Real Time Communications) Telemedicine video conferencing tool allows organizations to embed a browser based video conferencing system within a website. It's a highly efficient, extremely high quality communications device. CEO Dick Govatski said, "This is another valuable breakthrough for telemedicine and other companies and organizations to enhance their communications capabilities with multiple applications for video conferencing. Earlier, we released a free receiver for iPhones and iPads. This was followed by a RTC Conference Switch dialer that subscribers can use to call other iPads from an iPad. An enterprise ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 20, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link - http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of... (more)

ESYNC and Dawn Food Products, the Right Mix for Successful Implementations!

TOLEDO, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/17/05 -- ESYNC, a leading supply chain consulting firm, and Dawn Food Products, Inc. (Dawn Foods), one of the world's largest full-service, family-owned baking industry suppliers, have partnered for a supply chain execution system deployment project. ESYNC will be spearheading the implementation and rollout of Dawn Foods' existing WMS application to seventeen (17) sites across the United States, Mexico and Canada by December of 2005. The rollout is in response to the final rule by the FDA on the establishment and maintenance of records for U.S. human and animal food under the Bioterrorism Act. For ESYNC and Dawn Foods, this project includes: -- Project Roadmap containing resource allocation, task detail, timeline, etc. -- Program / Project Management (multiple teams) -- Implementation and integration of a custom WMS that provides c... (more)

Fertin Pharma Plant Goes Live With Life Sciences for Microsoft Dynamics AX Technology to Adhere to FDA Regulations

LONDON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- - Global medical gum manufacturer implements FDA-validated technology. Microsoft Corp today announced that Fertin Pharma A/S, the world leader in the development and manufacture of medical chewing gum, has gone live with Life Sciences for Microsoft Dynamics(TM) AX at its medical gum manufacturing plant in Denmark. The software has been implemented to help Fertin meet the stringent regulatory requirements set out by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO ) The Life Sciences for Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will enable Fertin to automate its internal back-office processes, helping the firm to increase staff efficiency, reduce plant and production costs, and optimise quality control. With Life Sciences for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Fertin's s... (more)

Conformia Announces Availability of Innovative Pharmaceutical Development Case Study

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/13/08 -- Conformia, the market leader of enterprise solutions for product and process lifecycle management (PPLM) for life sciences, today announced the availability of an innovative case study based on a mock drug molecule Acetriptan ("Ace"), designed to help pharmaceutical organizations following the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Quality Vision. Scientific, regulatory, quality and information management executives from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline co-authored the case study to exemplify how the core principles contained in ICH's Quality Vision guidelines (ICH Q8/Q9/Q10) might be applied to pharmaceutical development programs. "This case study was designed to enable the pharmaceutical industry's cross-functional senior leadership, including representatives from development, quality, regul... (more)

Roche Women Honored as 2009 TWIN Awardees

NUTLEY, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Roche employees were recognized for their significant contributions to industry in New Jersey at the 2009 TWIN Awards Dinner held April 30, 2009. Honored were Nancy Shore DiLella, J.D., senior counsel and managing attorney; Theresa Martinez, marketing director for the leading hepatitis C treatment, Pegasys(R) (peginterferon alfa-2a); and Linda Lee-Mathieson, Director, Clinical Management, Pharma Development Operations. "These individuals are exceedingly deserving of this recognition. They have made outstanding contributions to Roche, to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole and to the health and quality of life of countless people," said George Abercrombie, president and CEO of Hoffmann-la Roche Inc. "We are very proud to have them join the 82 Roche pharmaceutical employees recognized since TWIN began 35 years ago." TWI... (more)

Physicians Conduct Research Studies in Minutes, Not Months, at Montefiore Medical Center

Breakthrough Software Taps Into Electronic Medical Records; Patient Privacy is Protected NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical research studies at Montefiore Medical Center used to take months, required a committee of physicians and data experts and involved an elaborate research review process. Now, many of these studies are performed by a single clinician in a matter of minutes using a breakthrough software called Clinical Looking Glass (CLG). "This remarkable software taps into the large pool of electronic medical record (EMR) data collected here over the past decade," said Steven Safyer, MD, president and CEO of Montefiore. "While EMRs have the ability to improve quality and reduce costs for single patients, CLG interprets this data for entire patient populations so that we can rapidly check the collective effectiveness of patient safety measur... (more)