Legislature 2019: Ways and Means sends Medicaid package go Oregon House floor
The Medicaid funding package advanced out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Mean and now heads to the House floor. Two Republicans on the committee expressed concerns about the impact of the proposed premium tax on small businesses. On the other hand, they said they recognized the need to support smaller hospitals in rural counties, where close to a third of the population is on Medicaid. Rep. Mike McLane, a Republican from Powell Butte, said more consideration should have been given to amendments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Legislature 2019: Ways and Means sends Medicaid package to Oregon House floor
The Medicaid funding package advanced out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Mean and now heads to the House floor. Two Republicans on the committee expressed concerns about the impact of the proposed premium tax on small businesses. On the other hand, they said they recognized the need to support smaller hospitals in rural counties, where close to a third of the population is on Medicaid. Rep. Mike McLane, a Republican from Powell Butte, said more consideration should have been given to amendments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Legislature 2019: Ways and Means sends Medicaid package to Oregon House floor
The Medicaid funding package advanced out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Mean and now heads to the House floor. Two Republicans on the committee expressed concerns about the impact of the proposed premium tax on small businesses. On the other hand, they said they recognized the need to support smaller hospitals in rural counties, where close to a third of the population is on Medicaid. Rep. Mike McLane, a Republican from Powell Butte, said more consideration should have been given to amendments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New Partnership between Geo-Med, LLC and Stratis Medical Offers Veteran Administration Medical Centers and Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities Exceptional Video Capsule Endoscopy
BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Geo-Med LLC, a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business supplier of medical products, is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Stratis Medical, I... Devices, Gastroenterology, Distribution Stratis Medical, Capsule Endoscopy, MiroCam (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Triad university among recipients of NCBiotech's latest grants
The N.C. Biotechnology Center ended the second quarter of its 2018-19 fiscal year by awarding just under $1.4 million to universities and bioscience companies.   That amount consists of 17 grants and loans, including three $250,000 small business research loans, five university grants totaling $623,683 and three technology enhancement grants totaling $224,883. The center also awarded $16,882 to universities hosting national or international meetings, an d $8,370 for companies supporting life science… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

A look at NCBiotech's latest funding awards
The N.C. Biotechnology Center ended the second quarter of its 2018-19 fiscal year by awarding just under $1.4 million to universities and bioscience companies.   That amount consists of 17 grants and loans, including three $250,000 small business research loans, five university grants totaling $623,683 and three technology enhancement grants totaling $224,883. The center also awarded $16,882 to universities hosting national or international meetings, an d $8,370 for companies supporting life science… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

A look at NCBiotech's latest funding awards
The N.C. Biotechnology Center ended the second quarter of its 2018-19 fiscal year by awarding just under $1.4 million to universities and bioscience companies.   That amount consists of 17 grants and loans, including three $250,000 small business research loans, five university grants totaling $623,683 and three technology enhancement grants totaling $224,883. The center also awarded $16,882 to universities hosting national or international meetings, an d $8,370 for companies supporting life science… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Fichorova Wins NIH Small Business Innovation Research Award
Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of Sage Gel, a biome-friendly vaginal moisturizer to (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Why We Should Care about Vulnerable Coastal Communities
Meity Masipuang is a member of an enterprise group in Papusungan village, Lembeh island, Indonesia. Their women’s group purchases fish to smoke and resell. They are participants of the IFAD-funded Coastal Community Development project in Indonesia. Credit: IFAD/Roger ArnoldBy Nigel BrettROME, Jan 16 2019 (IPS)According to UN statistics, approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world’s coastal population is increasing faster than the total global population. At the same time, global warming is causing sea levels to rise and increasing ext...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nigel Brett Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Wa Source Type: news

AARP Survey of Small Business Owners in Hawaii
More Reports from AARP Research ... Data from this survey show solid support among Hawai'i small business owners for a state retirement savings program in Hawai'i. ... In fact, seven in ten say the... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Farm Bill Shows a Shift to a More Innovative Rural America
Details portions of the recently passed Farm Bill designed to encourage the work of innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in rural areas. This includes funding for technology infrastructure, digital job training centers, and other physical locations like makerspaces and co-working offices. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Expect 2019 to be Quiet in Congress — for Small Business
Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 2, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

"It suits my needs": Self-employed individuals with psychiatric disabilities and small businesses - Ostrow L, Smith C, Penney D, Shumway M.
OBJECTIVE: Small business is a favorably regarded institution in America. Given employment disparities among individuals with psychiatric disabilities compared to other workers, self-employment has potential to promote career development and community inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Braden Benefits To Provide New Chamber SMART Plan for Georgia Small...
Braden Benefits Strategies, Inc., an employee benefits solutions agency, is now a participating broker for the new Georgia Chamber SMART Plan for small businesses. This new solution is considered an...(PRWeb December 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/braden_benefits_to_provide_new_chamber_smart_plan_for_georgia_small_businesses/prweb15995380.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bruin Biometrics lands second SBIR award for ortho device
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) said it has won a $1.4 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II program award from The National Institute of Arthritis and the musculoskeletal and skin division of the National Institutes of Health. BBI (Los Angeles) uses biometric sensor technology to aid clinicians in the early detection and monitoring of chronic, preventable conditions. The award will help advance the detection capabilities, design and clinical evaluation of the company’s OrthoSonos, a novel acoustic emission device for orthopedics. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcin...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Biotech Blog Business/Financial News Orthopedics Research & Development Bruin Biometrics Source Type: news

Small Business Owners Upbeat About Companies, Look to Expand
Small business owners are upbeat, looking to expand and worrying less about financial concerns like health costs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Businesses Must Learn New Tax Law or Pay the Price in 2019
Small business owners who don't take time to understand the new tax law may be in for a painful filing season next spring. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

USDA Awards Oxford Biomedical Research Phase II Grant to Complete...
Oxford Biomedical Research, Inc. has been awarded a $598,674 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant for their work focusing on the completion of a rapid test for total polar compounds in...(PRWeb November 12, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/usda_awards_oxford_biomedical_research_phase_ii_grant_to_complete_development_of_its_rapid_frying_oil_test/prweb15887276.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Budget 2018: Treasury slashes small business apprenticeships fee
GP practices taking on apprentices will only have to pay 5% towards the costs of training and assessing them instead of 10%, the Government has revealed as part of the budget announcement.  Speaking in Parliament yesterday, chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government has released a‘£695m package to support apprenticeships’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

What Will Be Your Next Move in the In Vitro Diagnostic Space?
When it comes to in vitro diagnostic (IVD) technologies, medical device and diagnostic companies have been chomping at the bit to produce the next big innovation. The last few years have seen a surge in IVD technologies in the market, as device makers expand their knowledge and resources surrounding IVD technologies. With new products in the marketplace for direct-to-consumer tests (DTC), point-of-care diagnostics, and next-generation sequencing, we may be on the threshold of a new wave of diagnostic technologies that could have an impact on other diagnostic areas as well, such as gene sequencing and editing. These new IVD...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose IVD Source Type: news

Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $1.5 million to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy
(Medical University of South Carolina) Neuroene Therapeutics LLC, a start-up company founded by Medical University of South Carolina researchers, will optimize vitamin K analogues that have shown promise for improving seizure control in preclinical models of drug-resistant epilepsy with funding from a $1.5 million NIH Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant. The vitamin K analogues improve seizure control by supporting mitochondrial health in brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

North Carolina's largest health insurer to offer lower-cost plans for small businesses in 2019
Insurance provider Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will roll out a new plan for individuals and small groups next year that it says offers cost savings of up to 30%. Premium savings will equal an average of 33% – $230 per member per month –– for individuals. Small group plans will see a premium savings of 30%, or $140 per member per month. The Affordable Care Act-compliant myChoice plan will be administered by the ACS Benefit Service and underwritten b y BCBSNC, the insurer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

BCBSNC to offer small businesses lower cost health plans in 2019
Insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will roll out a new plan for individuals and small groups next year that it says offers cost savings of up to 30 percent. Premium savings will equal an average of 33 percent – $230 per member per month –– for individuals. Small group plans will see a premium savings of 30 percent, or $140 per member per month. The ACA-compliant myChoice plan will be administered by the ACS Benefit Service and underwritten by BCBSNC, the insurer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Worksite Wellness: How small businesses can jumpstart wellness programs
Sarah Ray is a wellness coordinator at Walsh Duffield Cos. Inc. in Buffalo. She helps small employers in Western New York establish wellness programs.   “Recruitment is huge,” Ray said. “This could be a real differentiator to find those really engaged employees.” But how do businesses — especially those with just a few handfuls of workers – improve worksite wellness?  It all starts with asking people what they want. A survey is a good way to collect ideas. A wellness committee comprised… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allissa Kline Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- A plan to allow small businesses to use tax-free accounts to provide health coverage for employees was announced today by the Trump administration. The plan would expand health reimbursement arrangements so workers could... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House to Unveil New Health Insurance Option for Small Businesses A plan to allow small businesses to use tax-free accounts to provide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Miami biotech receives $3.8M grant
A Miami-based biopharmaceutical company researching antidotes for aging-related diseases has received a $3.8 million grant. Longeveron LLC, founded in 2014, will use the new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant toward developing stem cell therapies for aging frailty, a physiological decline from aging that the company says heightens vulnerability to advers e and serious health conditions in older people. The syndrome affects 10 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Miami biotech receives $3.8M grant
A Miami-based biopharmaceutical company researching antidotes for aging-related diseases has received a $3.8 million grant. Longeveron LLC, founded in 2014, will use the new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant toward developing stem cell therapies for aging frailty, a physiological decline from aging that the company says heightens vulnerability to advers e and serious health conditions in older people. The syndrome affects 10 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Medtech issues again take center stage in Minn. Congressional races
The medical device industry is yet again positioned to play a major role in Minnesota congressional races. Incumbent Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), who has been a longtime supporter of the medtech industry and led numerous attempts to repeal the medical device tax, is facing a tough re-election campaign. Paulsen is facing off against 48-year-old liquor heir Dean Philips (D), and is considered unlikely to keep his seat, which would be the first time since 1961 that Minnesota’s 3rd District was represented by a Democrat. In his last race, against former state Sen. Terri Bonoff (D), Paulsen won with a nearly 14-point lead...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Source Type: news

Premiums for Mass. small businesses among nation's highest, says report
Employers with fewer than 50 employees paid close to $8,000 for the average premium, the second-highest in the nation, according to data presented at the state ’s annual Cost Trends Hearing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Premiums for Mass. small businesses among nation's highest, says report
Employers with fewer than 50 employees paid close to $8,000 for the average premium, the second-highest in the nation, according to data presented at the state ’s annual Cost Trends Hearing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Frayer's benefits company found opportunity in federal health care law
Liz Frayer is a finalist for Best Minority Entrepreneur in the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Frayer's benefits company found opportunity in federal health care law
Liz Frayer is a finalist for Best Minority Entrepreneur in the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

How a $2M Grant Could Change the Way Autism Is Diagnosed
Early treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can significantly improve the lives of affected children and their families, but diagnosing the disorder is often a challenge. A company in Syracuse, NY has developed an epigenetic test that could facilitate the early diagnosis of ASD, however, and in turn accelerate access to treatment. The technology, developed by Quadrant Biosciences, managed to impress a panel of grant reviewers, landing the company a $2 million small business technology transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funds are expected to help the company refine the techno...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Why Monell's latest NIH grant is leaving no bitter tastes
The Philadelphia-based Monell Center and Discovery BioMed Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., have received a $271,000 National Institutes of Health grant. The two are in an academic-commercial partnership using taste technology to improve human health. The funding, awarded through the Small Business Technology Transfer program at the NIH, will be used to support development of next-generation screening technologies to enable identification of bitter taste blockers. The project’s ultimate goal is to advance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Association health plans (AHPs) will provide small businesses with more choices, access, and coverage options, although critics warn that they may undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, according to an article... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Small businesses to pay more for health coverage for young employees
Higher premiums are expected to take effect for many young employees of small businesses in the fourth quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Small businesses to pay more for health coverage for young employees
Higher premiums are expected to take effect for many young employees of small businesses in the fourth quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

UNC Cure Center & Cell Microsystems receive NIH funds for single cell HIV diagnostic assay
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The NIH has awarded the UNC HIV Cure Center and Cell Microsystems a Small Business Innovation and Research contract to develop an automated platform to quantify the latent HIV reservoir, a key step in finding a cure for the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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https://www.massdevice.com/henry-schein-to-settle-anti-trust-class-action-for-39m/Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19 ¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Health tech startup emocha lands $1M NIH grant for Hopkins-led study
Baltimore health tech startup emocha Mobile Health Inc. was awarded a $1 million federal grant to support a new validation study for its technology. The two-year Small Business Innovation Research award comes from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the NIH. The funding will support a study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to evaluate how effective emocha's technology is at ensuring patients with tuberculosis stick to their… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Henry Schein to settle anti-trust class action for $39m
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slated to go on the books for the company’s third quarter, though the settlement i...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News benco Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Connect America Fund Auction to Expand Broadband To Over 700,000 Rural Homes And Businesses
Press release from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which revealed that the Connect America Fund Auction results indicate that over 700,000 rural homes and small businesses will gain access to high-speed internet. $1.488 billion will be distributed to 103 providers in 45 states over the next ten years to expand rural broadband service in underserved areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Feds give CytoSorbents ’ blood filter a shot at $3 million
CytoSorbents (NASDAQ: CTSO)  said it has won another round of funding from the U.S. government to commercialize its HemoDefend red blood cell (RBC) transfusion filter. The critical-care immunotherapy company, based in Monmouth Junction, N.J., specializes in blood purification. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, granted the three-year, Phase IIB Bridge Small Business Innovation Research award of up to $3 million. The HemoDefend-RBC filter is designed to improve the safety and quality of the blood supply by reducing non-infectious c...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Blood Management and Blood Institute NHLBI CytoSorbents Corp. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Health insurance broker growing private marketplace for small businesses
Benetech, the second-largest insurance broker in the Albany region, last year started a private marketplace for small and mid-sized employers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is intended for small business grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Starting your own farm? 7 Questions to ask yourself first
(Natural News) When starting a small farm, there are considerations you have to make. A small farm is a small business, and as harmless as it may sound, there are painful downsides when it is not managed properly. Nevertheless, a small farm is a good way to fulfill your nutritional and financial needs. Small farms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA user fees set to rise 4% in fiscal 2019
The FDA last week set the user fee rates for fiscal 2019, which is slated to begin in October, raising the fees across the board by nearly 4%. Medical device makers pay user fees to have the FDA review their products. The rates jumped by more than 33%, with the fee for one popular protocol jumping more than 125%, for fiscal 2018. The fees for small businesses making less that $100 million annually, and for their larger brethren, are paid to the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health. The agency cut the fees by -2.9% for fiscal 2015, having raised them by 4.2% for FY2014. Here’s how this ye...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance User fees Source Type: news