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Rally for Medical Research to urge Congress to prioritize NIH funding


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : August 29, 2014 6:21 am : Centerwatch

While the ice bucket challenge has raised awareness—and millions of dollars—for ALS research, participants from nearly 300 research institutions and medical advocacy organizations are taking a much drier, and broader, approach to fund raising.



WHO recommends use of testing to help diagnose pre-cancerous cervical disease


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : August 29, 2014 5:33 am : Centerwatch

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance recommending the use of p16 immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing to improve the detection of pre-cancerous cervical disease. In doing so, WHO is the first global organization to issue written recommendations on the use of p16 after the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) provided similar guidance in 2012.



Orgentec Diagnostika to acquire Corgenix


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : August 29, 2014 5:32 am : Centerwatch

Corgenix Medical, a Colorado-based, worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has agreed to be acquired by Orgentec Diagnostika, a specialty diagnostics company headquartered in Mainz, Germany. The strategic acquisition will extend both companies’ global distribution networks and broaden their portfoliod of specialty diagnostic assays.



Report: Total VC investment in second quarter highest since 2000


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : August 29, 2014 5:30 am : Centerwatch

Venture capitalists invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.



Ibraheem Mahmood named PharmaVOICE 100 most inspirational people


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : August 28, 2014 10:09 am : Centerwatch

Ibraheem (Ibs) Mahmood, DrugDev president and CEO, has been named one of the PharmaVOICE 100 most inspiring people in the life sciences industry. DrugDev is a provider of technology-driven solutions that help investigators, sponsors and CROs do more trials together.


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