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PFIZER AIMS TO BECOME INDUSTRY LEADER IN GENE THERAPY WITH AQUISITION OF BAMBOO THERAPEUTICS, INC.

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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has acquired Bamboo Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Chapel Hill, N.C., focused on developing gene therapies for the potential treatment of patients with certain rare diseases related to neuromuscular conditions and those affecting the central nervous system. This acquisition significantly expands Pfizer’s expertise in gene therapy by providing Pfizer with a clinical and several pre-clinical assets that complement the company’s rare disease portfolio, an advanced ... Read More »

Health care cost hikes are “eating into employer revenue” faster than inflation

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There are several reasons why medical cost trends are still higher than inflation, including: Greater use of diagnostic tests and treatments Limited reimbursement to providers from Medicare and Medicaid, with unreimbursed costs passed on to employers Mandated coverage of certain benefits, such as expanded mental health benefits and prosthetic legislation Increased administrative costs associated with new regulations Up-front costs associated with new medical technology and treatments Cost of Prescription Drugs The pace of pres... Read More »

Professional Carpet Cleaning Services In Katy, TX

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BMF Carpet Cleaning provides complete carpet cleaning services to residential and commercial properties in Katy, TX. Established in 2001, the company has a large pool of satisfied clients across the city. Owing to their extensive experience in the industry and knowledge of advanced cleaning methods, you can trust them with the precious carpets at your home or office. The technicians at BMF Carpet Cleaning understand that every carpet needs to be handled in a different manner. That is why, they work with a customized approach to deliver the b... Read More »

Philips and Spanish hospital Campus de la Salud start implementation of multi-year strategic partnership agreement

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Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the successful start of a long-term strategic partnership with Servicio Andaluz de Salud (Andalusian Health Service, Spain). The partnership, which includes an eight year, EUR 77 million managed equipment services agreement, will make the newly built Clinical Hospital at the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS) the most technologically advanced health center serving patients in the Andalusia region of Spain. Under the terms of the agreement, which is the largest of its kind in A... Read More »

Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer Announce Receipt of FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SPK-9001 for the Treatment of Hemophilia B

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In addition to SPK-9001, Spark Therapeutics previously received breakthrough therapy designation for voretigene neparvovec, which is being developed for the potential treatment of inherited retinal disease (IRD) caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene. “We are extremely pleased to have been granted breakthrough therapy designation for SPK-9001, which has shown early promise in achieving our goal of eliminating the need for regular infusions to control and prevent bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia B through a potentially one-time, i... Read More »

Kellogg’s Krave® Cereal To Unveil “Chocofitti” Wall At Nerd HQ’s Krave Kafeteria

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Krave is partnering with comic book artistFrancis Manapul – best known for his work on "Witchblade" and "The Necromancer," as well as on DC's hit comic "The Flash" – to create the edible works of art, inspired by the top moments coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Pop culture lovers in attendance should tag their social posts with #iKrave to let Manapul know what they're craving most this weekend, and stop by the Krave Kafeteria to see how their inspirations are morphed into Chocofitti. "Kellogg's Krave wanted to bring in tasty treats and I t... Read More »

Apple & Donate Life America Bring National Organ Donor Registration to iPhone

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“On average, one person dies every hour in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because the demand for lifesaving transplants far exceeds the available supply of organs — and one donor can save as many as eight lives,” said David Fleming, President & CEO of Donate Life America. “By working with Apple to bring the National Donate Life Registry to the Health app on iPhone, we’re making it easier for people to find out about organ, eye and tissue donation and quickly register. This is a huge step forward that will ultimately help ... Read More »

Unilever announced its results for the first half of 2016, which show that the company is growing consistently and profitably despite a challenging environment

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Commenting on the results, CEO Paul Polman, says: “Our first-half results further demonstrate the progress we have made in the transformation of Unilever to deliver consistent, competitive, profitable and responsible growth. Despite a challenging environment with slower global economic growth and intensifying geopolitical instability, we have again grown profitably and ahead of our markets driven by strong innovations. “This consistency of performance, achieved during a period of high volatility and accelerating change, shows that our long-t... Read More »

Pfizer Receives World Health Organization Prequalification for Multi-Dose Vial Presentation of Prevenar 13®

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“It is unconscionable that children in developing countries are still falling ill, or dying, by the hundreds of thousands every year from preventable diseases like invasive pneumococcal disease and meningitis,” said Orin Levine, director of the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “We need a range of tools to save children's lives and welcome advances like this one that help improve our ability to prevent life-threatening invasive pneumococcal disease.” “We are pleased that the WHO has prequalified the MDV presen... Read More »

Starbucks Expands Health Benefits for All Eligible U.S. Full- and Part-Time Partners

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Building on its long history of providing industry-leading benefits, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it will expand its comprehensive health care offering for all eligible U.S. partners (employees). The enhanced benefits give Starbucks partners more choice, cost savings opportunities and personalized support to help them easily and successfully select the best health care plan for their needs. A new online benefits platform designed and delivered by Aon (NYSE: AON) will help Starbucks partners choose from as many as s... Read More »

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