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Keeping Blood Transfusions Safe: FDA's Multi-layered Protections for Donated Blood

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Keeping the United States blood supply the world’s safest is the ultimate responsibility of the nation’s more than 3,000 blood establishments, which collect and process 14 million units of whole blood donated by volunteers each year. The Food and Drug Administration, however, has the vital role of ensuring that the 3.5 […]

Ablynx Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial for Alx-0081

  01 Sep 2009 Ablynx announced the initiation of a Phase II study for its anti-thrombotic Nanobody ALX-0081, a first-in-class Nanobody targeting von Willebrand Factor (vWF)GHENT, BELGIUM | September 1, 2009 | Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced the initiation of a Phase II study for its anti-thrombotic Nanobody ALX-0081, a first-in-class Nanobody targeting von […]

September IS Pain Awareness Month

Greetings: September is Pain Awareness Month and the American Pain Foundation invites you to join us in sounding the alarm in communities across the country about the barriers to accessing appropriate and effective pain management and the desperate need for better pain care. This year’s campaign, Conquering Pain Together, includes a first National Day of […]

Ablynx Will Announce Half-Year Results For 2009 With Webcast

Ablynx Will Announce Half-Year Results For 2009 With Webcast PharmaLive.com (press release) – Newtown,PA,USA ALX-0681, a subcutaneous formulation of the novel anti-thrombotic Nanobodies® that also selectively targets von Willebrand factor (vWF) has concluded Phase …

Francis S. Collins sworn in as NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., was officially sworn in on Monday, August 17, 2009 as the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 8, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7. Dr. […]

2009 Meeting Materials of the Blood Products Advisory Committee

2009 Meeting Materials of the Blood Products Advisory Committee  Transcripts of the 7/20-21/2009 Meeting, Posted: 8/18/2009

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2009

Contact: CDC Division of Media Relations (404) 639-3286 CDC Advisors Make Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel H1N1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to make recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1).  The committee met to develop recommendations on who should […]

FDA Update: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Guidance for Industry: Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) to Reduce the Possible Risk of Parvovirus B19 Transmission by Plasma-Derived Products: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/default.htm

Von Willebrand Test

Google Web Alert for: von Willibrand Von Willebrand Test Tests may need to be done more than once because these levels may rise and fall over time in an individual The most common treatment for von Willebrand …

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