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  1. InVivo Therapeutics Release: Company Announces INSPIRE??'s 29th Clinical Site:Read the original story

    Monday Jan 9 | BioSpace

    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. today announced that Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI has been added as a clinical site for The INSPIRE Study: In Vivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro- Spi nal Scaffolda for Safety and Neurologic Re covery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury. Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is the designated Level I trauma center for southeastern New England.


  2. Ex-Oppenheimer Adviser Pleads Guilty to U.S. Insider Trading ChargesRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | BioSpace

    A former investment adviser at an Oppenheimer Holdings Inc unit pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he engaged in an insider trading scheme based on information supplied by a childhood friend working at Pfizer Inc. David Hobson, 48, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy and securities fraud charges over conduct that began while he was at Royal Bank of Canada unit RBC Capital Markets and then continued at Oppenheimer & Co Inc. Hobson, a Providence, Rhode Island, resident, admitted that he executed trades based on inside information supplied by Michael Maciocio, a friend at Pfizer who pleaded guilty in May as part of a deal to cooperate with prosecutors.


  3. Orthofix International NV Announces First Patient Enrollment In Osteoarthritis Of The Knee StudyRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2016 | BioSpace

    Orthofix International N.V., , a diversified, global medical device company, today announced enrollment of the first patient in a study evaluating the use of pulsed electromagnetic field technology for osteoarthritis of the knee. This study will assess the efficacy and safety of the Company's Physio-Stim system in reducing inflammation and restoring homeostasis of the extracellular matrix, potentially providing symptomatic relief of OA pain, reducing cartilage breakdown and stimulating new cartilage formation.


  4. XLerateHealth Accelerator Announces Incoming Fourth CohortRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | BioSpace

    XLerateHealth, , a Louisville-based accelerator for early-stage healthcare companies, announced it has selected six companies to participate as part of its incoming fourth cohort. The accelerator's 13-week intensive program will begin August 1, 2016 and run until "Demo Day" on October 27, 2016.


  5. Newly Found, "Thrifty" Genetic Variant Influences Samoan Obesity, Brown University StudyRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2016 | BioSpace

    Newly Found, 'Thrifty' Genetic Variant Influences Samoan Obesity A new study reports that a genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world's highest levels of obesity. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - The Samoas' world-leading rate of obesity is a recent phenomenon, heavily influenced by the globe's rapid shift to calorie-rich, processed foods and more sedentary lifestyles.


  6. Ximedica Acquires Accel Biotech; Creates An Enhanced Offering For...Read the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | BioSpace

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. & LOS GATOS, Calif.-- --XIMEDICA, a leading full service medical technologies development firm today announced that it has acquired Accel Biotech. Accel Biotech, based in Los Gatos, CA, expands Ximedica's design and development offering into the In vitro Diagnostics, Life Science Laboratory Instruments and Disposables.


  7. Anju Software Announces Acquisition Of Online Business Applications ...Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | BioSpace

    Anju Software, a life sciences software platform, announced today that it has acquired Online Business Applications , a global provider of medical communication systems and drug safety compliance software for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. As part of this transaction, Anju raised funding from Providence Strategic Growth , the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with $45 billion in assets under management.


  8. Childhood Friends Arrested for Swapping Pfizer Merger TipsRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | BioSpace

    A former Oppenheimer & Co. investment adviser was arrested and charged with insider trading after his childhood friend, who gave him the illegal tips, informed on him to authorities.


  9. Asleep Somewhere New, One Brain Hemisphere Keeps Watch, Brown University StudyRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2016 | BioSpace

    Asleep Somewhere New, One Brain Hemisphere Keeps Watch Have trouble sleeping on your first night in a new place? A new study explains what's going on in the brain during that "first-night effect." PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - People who go to bed wary of potential danger sometimes pledge to sleep "with one eye open."


  10. Brain Scan Method May Help Detect Autism, Brown University StudyRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2016 | BioSpace

    Brain Scan Method May Help Detect Autism Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -Many doctors and scientists think they could improve the diagnosis and understanding of autism spectrum disorders if they had reliable means to identify specific abnormalities in the brain.


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