ANDOVER, England, May 6, 2011 - New findings from Simplyhealth's Annual Dental Survey 2011 show that access to NHS dentistry has improved at the expense of quality. More than half (54%) of the UK population has experienced change in dental services in the past four years. A reduction in quality of treatment and lower levels of NHS cover are cited as the main reasons.
DUBLIN, May 6, 2011 - Opsona Therapeutics, a drug development company focused on novel therapeutic approaches to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases announced that it will receive EUR5.9million, one of the largest grants ever awarded by the European Union FP7 Health, Program, to lead a European consortium of research and clinical groups (MABSOT*) in the advancement of clinical trials for its lead drug candidate OPN-305 in solid organ transplantation. The specific focus of the trial will be on Delayed Graft Function (DGF), a serious complication of the immediate postoperative period in renal transplantation. A phase 1 trial in healthy volunteers is due to start this summer. Following successful completion of the Phase 1 trial this year, the consortium plans to conduct a prospective randomised placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial in the prevention of DGF to be initiated in 2012.
LUXEMBOURG, May 6, 2011 - Fir Tree Partners, a private investment firm that owns approximately 4.94% of the Units of ProLogis European Properties FCP, yesterday sent the following letter to ProLogis and ProLogis European Properties management:
MILAN, May 6, 2011 - BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), today announced the European launch of the BD MAX(TM) Open System for molecular testing, which will enable laboratories to run both laboratory and BD- developed assays and offer enhanced testing services that elevate the standards of care at their institutions.
WAALWIJK, Netherlands, May 6, 2011 - Technology company IAI industrial systems B.V. in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of the stock listed company DOCDATA N.V. in Waalwijk, The Netherlands, will supply a BookMaster One system, a CardMaster One system and an upgrade of two existing BookMaster One systems for the personalisation of Swedish Identity Documents to AB Svenska Pass, a Gemalto company. The systems will be installed in the Stockholm area, Sweden in 2011.