The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a framework for providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the pandemic, based on the level of community transmission and potential for patient harm from deferring in-person care. Among other considerations, CDC said health care systems should be prepared to rapidly detect and respond to an increase of COVID-19 cases…

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American Hospital Association Association of periOperative Registered NursesAdvanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and surgical facilities nationwide paused elective surgical procedures and other nonemergent and nonessential services, limiting physical access to facilities for nonessential health care personnel, patient visitors, and medical device representatives. On April 17, the American College…

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The BBC StoryWorks webseries will explore the biotechnology industry’s efforts to feed, heal and fuel the world. London, May 2020 – The International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA) is pleased to announce a series of mini-documentary style films to be produced by BBC StoryWorks, the creative arm of BBC Global News. The series will examine the role…

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New discoveries in biotechnology are transforming life as we know it. The emerging field innovatively intersects biology and technology and continues to lead new product development and commercialization designed to enrich lives. From drug development to the production of biologics, from plant and animal science to medical devices – biotechnology is everywhere and addresses many…

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has released the much-anticipated application and instructions for how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers can see their loans forgiven. The program was developed through the more than $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and began with a $349 billion pot. After borrowers depleted those funds in about two weeks,…

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Permit fees of $180,950 have been waived by Smyrna officials for the expansion of UCB Headquarters – a $47.5 million investment and 100 more employees with average annual salaries of more than $100,000. This decision was made by a 7-0 vote on May 4 by the Smyrna City Council. UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company…

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Immunologist Michelle McMurry-Heath is Selected for Her Global Leadership and Commitment to Innovation and Patients Former FDA Official Will Succeed Industry Leader Jim Greenwood on June 1 as Leader of World’s Largest Biotechnology Advocacy Association The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) – the world’s largest science and public advocacy organization, representing 1,000 members — announced today that Michelle McMurry-Heath,…

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Funding to further strengthen the company’s intellectual property and regulatory development of an allergen immunotherapy. ATLANTA (May 11, 2020) — Moonlight Therapeutics, Inc., announced today an investment of over $300,000 from a small group of private investors. Moonlight Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing treatments for food allergies and its lead program focuses on a…

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