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Following sale, RedBrick merging with Richard Branson ’s Virgin Pulse
RedBrick Health Corp. will combine with corporate wellness company Virgin Pulse after private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners acquired both businesses. Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne will lead the combined firm, which will be headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. RedBrick will retain its brand and a “major office” in Minneapolis, according to a press release. The companies didn’t disclose terms of the deal. The Federal Trade Commissio n cleared RedBrick’s sale to Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

CCS Oncology bankruptcy ombudsman: Confusion remains
Calls continue to come in daily from patients uncertain how to proceed with their care, despite ongoing attempts at notification. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Tampa law firm expands health care practice with a managed care legal expert from WellCare
Her experience on the regulatory side of health care started with turn as a fraud and abuse attorney in Washington, D.C., for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

San Antonio to host global human performance summit
Sports scientists, military personnel and representatives of multiple sports organizations are expected to converge on the Alamo City next month for the 2018 International Human Performance Summit. Southwest Research Institute is hosting the summit from June 30 to July 1 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk. The event will feature speakers and presenters including Yann Le Meur, scientific adviser for AS Monaco Football Club, which competes in France’s Ligue 1 and in the UEFA Champions League. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

NE Wichita family medicine practice expanding
The departure of a neighboring tenant gives the clinic another 1,500 square feet of space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

King of Prussia biopharm firm posts positive study data for experimental pneumonia therapy
Nabriva Therapeutics announced positive results Monday from its second large-scale, late-stage clinical trial of its experimental therapy for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). The biopharmaceutical company, which has operations in Dublin, Ireland and King of Prussia, plans to file a new drug application for the therapy – called Lefamulin – with the Food and Drug Administration during the fourth quarter of this year. Nabriva’s stock surged by more than 20 percent in pre-market… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA approves Dova's drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Durham-based Dova Pharmaceuticals' first drug. The approval is for avatrombopag, which treats low platelet count in patients with chronic liver disease. According to Dova, with about 70,000 patients with CLD suffering from severe low platelet count in the U.S., the company’s lead drug is slated to be an alternative to more invasive platelet transfusions that present the possibility of infection, among other risks. Platelet count needs to be increased… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Independent physicians at Ascension St. Francis Hospital to host meeting with physicians' union president
Although the president of a West Coast physicians ’ labor union will speak to Ascension St. Francis Hospital independent physicians, the neurologist who planned the event said it doesn’t mean they are looking to join the union. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Main entrance redo is next for Roswell Park
The downtown cancer hospital hopes to have the project completed by early fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Cerner doubles $500M stock repurchase program
Cerner Corp. will double a previously announced stock buyback plan, the company announced Monday. Cerner previously approved a $500 million stock repurchase in May 2017; at the company's board meeting on Thursday, Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) approved an additional $500 million, for a total of $1 billion. "The Board of Directors and our leadership team believe Cerner's shares are an attractive investment, and share repurchases are an important part of our capital allocation strategy," Cerner CFO Marc Naughton… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Denver agencies help break the stigma of mental health
There is a moment in everyone ’s life when the world around us pauses, and we are alone with our emotions. For some, this could be a moment of excitement and joy. For others, this may arise from sudden grief or anger. The power of our mind is both amazing and fragile. It is a blessing that makes us human. Its power helps us interpret our world and our connection to others.  However, just like our physical health, there are uncontrollable factors that can impact our ability to deal with stress,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Steve Ebner Source Type: news

Inappropriate mental health language at work hurts employees who have them
When it comes to making sure that your workplace is inclusive toward people with mental health conditions, encouraging of help-seeking in struggling employees, and free of stigma, one major issue needs to be addressed – language. The language that we use in discussing mental health conditions in the workplace influences how employees with these conditions feel they are perceived. Employees who believe they will be discriminated against, feared, shunned, or reprimanded due to their symptoms are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kate Fitch Source Type: news

Summer program builds confidence and provides life skills to children struggling with emotional wellness
With the summer fast approaching, many youth look forward to the freedom of summer vacation. However, many will be left without the structure and supervision that school provides for most of the year. Focused on the wellness of Colorado’s youth, the team at The Medical Center of Aurora created a program to support children who may be struggling with emotional health. The program helps to foster the social, emotional, physical, and creative growth that our youth gain while in school through pa rticipation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Medical Center of Aurora Source Type: news

Create a happier workplace by talking with employees about mental health
As the common adage goes, happy workers are productive workers. But managers are beginning to understand job satisfaction is about more than a paycheck and a group email on their employees ’ birthdays. As employers’ healthcare coverage shifts focus from treatment to prevention, and the definition of mental health evolves to describe a positive state of enjoying life, not just the absence of mental illness, managers are striving to help workers maintain balance in their lives outs ide of the workplace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tom Skelley Source Type: news

New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient ’s mind and body
Chronic conditions – such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – take an enormous physical toll on Americans every year. They also take a significant economic toll on individudals and employers alike, through missed work days, lost productivity, and higher health care costs and premiums. In fact, according to the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact of chronic disease in the U.S. is $1.3 trillion, with lost productivity accounting for the vast majority of that cost ($1.1 trillion).… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

5 tips to help build resilience and emotional flexibility
You take care of your physical health because you know it ’s important. Taking care of your mental health is as important.  Mental health matters. Just like running builds your aerobic abilities or stretching increases your flexibility, there are ways to build your mental fitness. Resiliency is an important piece of mental fitness that allows us to be flexible when life knocks us down; it allows us to come back stronger. How resilient are you? Are you able to roll with the punches life tends… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jefferson Center Source Type: news

Mental health is important, but not for the reason you think
Too often of late we talk about mental health only in the context of the most recent mass shooting. “It just shows we need to focus more on mental health,” is a common refrain. We do need to focus more on mental health, but not because of these tragic shootings. We need to focus on mental health because for far too long we’ve ignored it. Consider this: if you learned you had cancer, you’ d likely be quick to tell family and friends what you’re dealing with. However, if the diagnosis is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. Source Type: news

'Severe shortage' of intravenous opioids hits Mass. General
The state ’s largest hospital is experiencing a severe shortage of intravenous opioids, a problem that hospital executives say might not be fully resolved until 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Emory ’s Linda Grabbe helps homeless develop mental resiliency
In Linda Grabbe ’s opinion, people need to do a better job of taking care of each other. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Tampa strip club king Redner's battle for homegrown marijuana heats up in state's highest court
Both sides in Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner ’s fight to grow his own marijuana to treat his late stage cancer have now filed their legal arguments with the Florida Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Redner’s legal team filed a 36-page brief arguing that he should be allowed to grow his own medicinal cannabis despite an appeals court order blocking a trial court ruling in his favor. “Contrary to the Department’s claims, the right to possess a growing plant is indeed enshrined in the constitution,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Emory ’s Sharron Close started clinic for patients with X & Y chromosome variations
For many years, families affected by X and Y chromosome variations had few treatment and research options. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Kauai's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for sales
The Hawaii Department of Health gave the green light to Kauai ’s first medical marijuana dispensary to begin sales immidiately. The DOH said Green Aloha Ltd., dba Have a Heart, completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility.  The dispensary, located at 4-1565​ ​Kuhio​ ​Highway in Kapaa, is t he sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and caregivers. “Having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing
Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing in one of the biggest individual financial commitments on the issue from a private enterprise. While it’s currently unclear what exact programs will be funded using the money, Kaiser’s Chief Community Health Officer Bechara Choucair said the goal is to partner with local communities and community groups to help support existing solutions that are working to preserve and expand affordabl e housing.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Kilroy nears deal for Chinese developer's huge South S.F. biotech project
Kilroy would be the third developer to take on the potential $2 billion Landing at Oyster Point. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing
Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing in one of the biggest individual financial commitments on the issue from a private enterprise. While it’s currently unclear what exact programs will be funded using the money, Kaiser’s Chief Community Health Officer Bechara Choucair said the goal is to partner with local communities and community groups to help support existing solutions that are working to preserve and expand affordabl e housing.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Report analyzes impact on health insurance rates in Oregon from 'marketplace sabotage'
Oregon will feel less of an impact, since the state limits short-term plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Gaithersburg biotech faces threat of stock delisting
Key highlights: Altimmune received a warning from Nasdaq about a potential delisting because its stock price is too low. The company has until mid-November to gain compliance with the exchange. The news comes not long after Altimmune had merged with PharmAthene and expanded its Gaithersburg headquarters space. Altimmune Inc. has been put on notice that its stock could be delisted from the Nasdaq exchange if it cannot raise its share price consistently above $1 in the next six months. The Gaithersburg… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing (video)
Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing in one of the biggest individual financial commitments on the issue from a private enterprise. While it’s currently unclear what exact programs will be funded using the money, Kaiser’s Chief Community Health Officer Bechara Choucair said the goal is to partner with local communities and community groups to help support existing solutions that are working to preserve and expand affordabl e housing.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Licensing, partnerships drive Moffitt financial gains
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute Inc. reported financial gains for the three months ended March 31. Moffitt’s income from operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $22.2 million compared to $4.1 million for the first three months of 2017, according to the cancer center's quarterly report. For the nine months ended March 31, Moffitt reported more than $54.4 million in income from operations compared to nearly $29 million for the same period a year earlier.  Based in Tampa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

4 risks digital health companies need to face head-on
Digital health care companies are leading the revolution in consumer-centric healthcare, but the promise of breakthrough innovation and better patient outcomes won ’t be fully realized without a systematic approach to risk identification and management. Made possible by low-cost technology, abundant venture capital and the Internet of Things (IoT), digital healthcare companies are creating new business models and service delivery options. But in reshaping t he industry, digital health care companies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brett Buchanan Source Type: news

Top of the List: Leading physicians groups in Kansas City
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks Kansas City's physicians groups. And this year, there's been some movement among the top ranks. The accompanying gallery shows the top five on The List, ranked by number of physicians. For the full List, subscribers can take a look at the weekly print edition of the Kansas City Business Journal. The List also includes address, phone number, number of physicians, a list of each group's medica l specialties and chief administrator. (Subscribers also… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vicky Diaz-Camacho Source Type: news

For $26M, The Cardinal at North Hills wants to add more beds
For The Cardinal at North Hills, growth has been the name of the game recently. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Franklin health firm unveils new name ahead of national launch
A Franklin-based health care startup has changed its name as well as some of its senior leadership. Precera Bioscience Inc., formerly Sano Informed Prescribing, was co-founded in 2015 by Tim Ryan, a veteran of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to focus on how blood tests could determine how medications impact patients. Ryan co-founded the company with his brother, Doug Ryan, a vice president with Colliers International, and experienced health care executive Murray Blackshear. CEO Pamela Weir, who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Evergreen Health, UBMD partner on new HIV trial
Two HIV-positive Buffalo patients will be among the first in the nation to try a new treatment that reduces their medication regimen from daily pills to just once a month. Access to the injectable medication comes through a clinical trial taking place at Evergreen Health's downtown facility and the University at Buffalo Department of Medicine’s HIV and infectious disease division in conjunction with UBMD Internal Medicine. It’s part of a broader collaboration b etween Evergreen Health and UBMD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Former Baptist Healthcare CEO dies
Tommy Smith, a former CEO of Baptist Healthcare System Inc., died Thursday. Smith retired from Baptist Health in 2013 after 37 years with the organization. He was CEO for 18 years. During his tenure, he led three of the organization's hospitals, now known as Baptist Health Lexington, Baptist Health Louisville and Baptist Health La Grange. While he was CEO, Baptist Healt hcare's revenue increased from $400 million company to more than $1.6 billion. Smith's age and the cause of his death were not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Keystone First looks to Lyft to get poor, pregnant patients to appointments
For many low-income patients, getting to the doctor for regular checkups can be a challenge. It can be hard to take off from work, and it can be even harder to find a ride to the hospital — especially in an emergency. Enter: ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, which have entered the healthcare space as public health experts and practitioners look for ways to reduce transportation barriers. Medicaid provider AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia has already tested a program u sing Lyft for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dana Bate Source Type: news

AHN announces plan for $15 minimum wage by 2021
Allegheny Health Network plans to raise its minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour by 2021. The health system's decision "reflects the network’s ongoing assessment of the market and commitment to providing a highly competitive compensation and benefits packages for employees at every level," according to a news release. AHN operates eight hospitals, four health and wellness pavilions and hundreds of other care sites in western Pennsylvania, employing about 19,000 people. “Allegheny Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Core values drive Phoenix Home Care ’s work
Phoenix Home Care& Hospice was a finalist at the 2018 Best In Business Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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SLU Hospital president leaving for New Mexico hospital
Kate Becker, a St. Louis native, has been president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital since July 2015. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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UT Health SA gets millions from state to bring talent back home
UT Health San Antonio has been awarded $6 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which enabled the local institution to recruit a leading researcher and professor. UT Health San Antonio is using the money — which was among $30 million across nine new grants awarded by CPRIT — to recruit Dr. Patrick Sung, professor of biophysics, biochemistry, therapeutic radiology and epidemiology at Yale University. He will occupy the Robert A. Welch Distinguished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Nationwide nursing shortage opens up career opportunities
Grand Canyon University is ready to help fill those vacant positions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Gingerich joins Michael Best & Friedrich
Lisa Gingerich, who previously was a shareholder in the health law section at von Briesen& Roper SC in Milwaukee, joined Michael Best& Friedrich LLP ’s transactional practice group in Milwaukee with a focus on health care law. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

UCF clinic receives $10 million to expand PTSD treatment and research program to military installations
University of Central Florida's cutting-edge clinic that helps people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was awarded a $10 million grant to establish programs at three military installations in the Southeastern U.S. The U.S Army funded UCF’s Restores clinic to expand its program that combines virtual-reality and exposure therapy with group treatments to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia, Naval Medical Hospital Portsmouth in Virginia and Marine Corps Base Camp… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

​FDA names and shames drugmakers to encourage generic competition
The FDA says it will crack down on drug companies that are “gaming the system” in order to thwart generic manufacturers from bringing products to market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sheila Kaplan Source Type: news

Giant VA contract comes through for Cerner
After months of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs signed its $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that the contract had been signed Wednesday afternoon, making Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) the holder of "one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government." Wilkie said the contract would have a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. Congress allocated $782 million for the effort in fiscal year 2018. "And with a contract of that size, you can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Critical Condition: Declining NIH money threatens San Antonio's economic future
The Alamo City has seen its annual share of funding from the National Institutes for Health for medical research decline by more than $28 million since 2012. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

This scientist-led startup is working on a cure for a common surgery complication
A complication from surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars and require more surgery to correct — but a young Maryland startup is cooking up a more affordable and less invasive solution. Bethesda's Nostopharma LLC is developing a treatment for pathologic bone growth, the formation of new bone following surgeries, burns, injuries and other traumas. The complication affects 100,000 patients e very year, a patient cohort the company’s co-founders hope to benefit with their product. The partners,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Aon selects Bellevue-based Mpirica to provide clients with more health care transparency
This is part of an effort by Aon to provide the best information to its employer customers as the look for new ways to manage the effectiveness and cost of health care expenditures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

StemBioSys raises $4.3M; sees itself as a “different company” ready to leverage new funding
The San Antonio biotech has locked in more than $4 million in additional investor funding to help expand its brand and product line. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news