3 ways Obamacare isn't working for small business
Health insurance was a pain for small businesses before the Affordable Care Act, and it’s still a pain now, but in different ways. That’s the main takeaway from a Senate committee roundtable Tuesday on the small business health insurance marketplace. The focus of the hearing was on Obamacare’s problems, but one witness defended the program, so let’s acknowledge what’s good about the ACA before we rip it to shreds. Health care costs are still rising, but the rate of growth has slowed thanks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

​Nominate for Small Business Person of the Year!
For the 30th year, the Small Business Person of the Year Awards will honor outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will host the awards in 2016. Nominations will be taken through the Chronicle’s website. The awards again will offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to compete at three different experience levels from new to seasoned, while adding four new categories of competition: Rising Star, Top Job Creator, Best… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

​Nominate for Small Business Person of the Year!
For the 30th year, the Small Business Person of the Year Awards will honor outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will host the awards in 2016. Nominations will be taken through the Chronicle’s website. The awards again will offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to compete at three different experience levels from new to seasoned, while adding four new categories of competition: Rising Star, Top Job Creator, Best… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Committees at Odds Over Balance of Funding Between Basic Research and Small Business R&D
Two committees are staking out divergent stances on funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs—with the House and Senate Small Business Committees both advancing bipartisan proposals to increase the fraction of agencies’ extramural R&D budgets allocated to these programs, while the House Science Committee appears united in opposing increases that would take resources away from other R&D programs. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 21, 2016 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Committees at Odds Over Balance of Funding Between Basic Research and Small Business R & D
Two committees are staking out divergent stances on funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs —with the House and Senate Small Business Committees both advancing bipartisan proposals to increase the fraction of agencies’ extramural R & amp;D budgets allocated to these programs, while the House Science Committee appears united in opposing increases that would take resources away from other R & amp;D programs. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 21, 2016 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Reimbursing workers for health costs would be OK again under new bill (and other news from Washington today)
Small businesses would no longer face steep fines for reimbursing employees for their health care costs under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday. These types of employer payment plans are group health plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms, according to the IRS. So employers who offer health reimbursement arrangements are subject to excise taxes of $100 a day per employee. Around 14 percent of small businesses that don’t provide health insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

​8 reasons small businesses may benefit from working with an insurance broker
Small-business owners take on multiple roles in their companies out of necessity, but being a health plan expert doesn’t need to be one of them. In order to maximize employee benefits, minimize costs and administrative work, and get help understanding the complexities of health care regulations, many small-business owners look to the expertise of a qualified health insurance broker. “It’s a balancing act to help employers find options that fit their budget and are affordable for employees,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monica Majors Source Type: news

Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis
Kelly Dumke At 29, Kelly Dumke is already working on the front lines in communities in L.A. County against a well-known and entrenched enemy. She’s aiming to keep nearly 1 million children from becoming obese during early childhood. The 2009 UCLA graduate is the assistant director for Choose Health LA Kids, a program that was designed and implemented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and funded by First 5 LA. Dumke is working with Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate vice provost for UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and a clinical professor in the Geffen School of Medicine and an adjuct professor in the Fi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Choosing The Best Health Insurance For Your Baby -- I Mean Business
In the end, whichever small business health insurance market you choose ? individual or group ? depends on your unique needs. There are benefits to each, but they are absolutely different and will affect your business financially. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Z. Stahl Source Type: news

U.S. to invest $200 mln to shorten organ transplant wait lists
(Reuters) – The U.S. government announced plans on Monday to invest $200 million to help shorten the waiting list for patients waiting for organ transplants. The investment, to be led by the Department of Defense, was announced at a White House summit to discuss the role of science and technology and innovation in organ transplantation. It is designed to support technologies aimed at repairing and replacing cells and tissues, Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council told the meeting. More than 120,000 people in the United States are on a donor waiting list, Zients said. About 80% of the dema...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario
The alarm rang out on a stormy Sunday night, rattling employees at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and conjuring up two words that strike fear in modern American life: “active shooter.” The “Code Black” alert in early May was a false alarm. No gunman was active. But the fact that such an alarm exists at UAMS attests to how the world has changed since the Columbine attack of 1999 and the long string of shootings that have followed at schools, universities and workplaces. Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some train...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 3, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Your Utility Company Wants to Sell You More than Just Electricity
Utilities have operated more or less the same since the electrification of American cities began more than a century ago. Americans run their lights and appliances, the utility company sends a bill for the electricity consumed and customers send in a check. But major changes in the energy industry—driven by everything from technological advances to environmental regulation—have uprooted the business model of electric utility companies across the globe. Customers can now create and store their own power thanks to solar panels and batteries, while government incentives encourage utility companies to help customer...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Virginia Cancer Specialists Receives 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Small Business Category
Fairfax, Va. (June 2, 2016) — Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), Northern Virginia’s premier cancer care center with 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases, today announced its Arlington office was awarded the prestigious 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - June 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Virginia Cancer Specialists Receives 2016 Governor ’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Small Business Category
Fairfax, Va. (June 2, 2016)  — Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), Northern Virginia’s premier cancer care center with 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases, today announced its Arlington office was awarded the prestigious 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - June 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Experienced care makes the difference in thyroid cancer treatment
Overview Fayetteville artist Stephanie Bostock didn’t know how advanced her thyroid cancer was when she was first diagnosed. But she knew she needed to find experienced doctors to treat her. Hero Image stephanie_blog3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Content Perhaps it was her keen artist's eye that led Bostock to notice the lump that had developed in her neck. “I was looking at myself in the mirror,” she said. “Something seemed different.” When her gynecologist noticed it too, he ordered an ultrasound, which indicated the lump was a lar...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Rose Rios Earns Magic Johnson Healthcare Award for Diversity after...
Small business owner Rose Rios was honored with the Diversity Alliance for Science Magic Johnson Healthcare Award after creating The Abuela Lucy Foundation, it was announced at the organization’s East...(PRWeb May 26, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13442002.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Salas Recognizes Hall Ambulance Service as 2016 Small Business of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2016 Small Business of the Year. Hall Ambulance provides five star Paramedic Ambulance service to nearly 90% of Kern County. While its core focus is providing ground paramedic ambulance care, it also provides air and ground critical care ambulance services and operates an emergency dispatch center. “Hall Ambulance Service is an example of a small business that has gone above and beyond to benefit our growing community,” said Assemblymember Rudy Salas. “Mayor Hal...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Salas Recognizes Hall Ambulance Service as 2016 Small Business of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2016 Small Business of the Year. Hall Ambulance provides five star Paramedic Ambulance service to nearly 90% of Kern County. While its core focus is providing ground paramedic ambulance care, it also provides air and ground critical care ambulance services and operates an emergency dispatch center. “Hall Ambulance Service is an example of a small business that has gone above and beyond to benefit our growing community,” said Assemblymember Rudy Salas. “Mayor Hal...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Salas Recognizes Hall Ambulance Service as 2016 Small Business of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2016 Small Business of the Year. Hall Ambulance provides five star Paramedic Ambulance service to nearly 90% of Kern County. While its core focus is providing ground paramedic ambulance care, it also provides air and ground critical care ambulance services and operates an emergency dispatch center. “Hall Ambulance Service is an example of a small business that has gone above and beyond to benefit our growing community,” said Assemblymember Rudy Salas. “Mayor Hal...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Thousands of small businesses to see double-digit health insurance increases
Federal health insurance reform is leading to higher insurance rates, according to the Division of Insurance, with thousands of small businesses seeing double-digit increases again in the third quarter. While the average year-over-year rate increase is 5.4 percent, approximately 18,000 small businesses will see double-digit increases, including a 31 percent increase at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company, a 16.9 percent increase at Connecticare, an 11.3 percent increase at Neighborhood… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Small Business Opportunity to Develop Cell Line Identification Tools on Feedback Loop
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - May 9, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Suicide bomb detector moves forward with Sandia engineer's help
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) With technical help from Sandia Labs, an Albuquerque company and a group of other small businesses are developing a way to prevent suicide attacks by detecting concealed bombs before they go off. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

FDA Announces Sweeping New Rules For E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated. Before brands are allowed to stay in the market, regulators will check the e-cigarettes’ design and the liquid nicotine they contain. The fast-growing devices have found a foothold with teenagers. RELATED: New E-Cig Sale Regulations In Massachusetts “Millions of kids are being introduced to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health News Trending e-cigarettes FDA Source Type: news

See the Valley's healthiest employers (small business)
A pair of construction companies took the top two spots in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers - Small list, which was published today. The list was ranked by Healthiest Employers LLC from programs entered into the competition by companies online. JE Dunn Construction and McCarthy Building Companies Inc., respectively, topped the Small companies division for firms with between 2 and 250 employees. Third in the category, which honored a total of 30 companies, went to Infinity Trading… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dale Brown Source Type: news

FCC: Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Invitation to general public and Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collection procedures, including suggestions for minimizing burden on respondents and small businesses. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 6, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Small business owners weigh in on 2016 election and presidential candidates
A majority of small business owners say the issues most important to them are not being addressed in the presidential campaign, and business owner optimism remains in a holding pattern, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Well Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is Colorado's biggest bank. This year, in the heat of a presidential campaign, Wells Fargo surveyed small business owners to measure the optimism of small business owners and released the April results this week during National… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Monica Mendoza Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship and crisis management: the experiences of small businesses during the London 2011 riots - Doern R.
This article examines the impact of a crisis on small firms. Taking a phenomenological research approach, qualitative interviews were conducted to capture the experiences of small businesses directly affected by looting, vandalism and/or arson in the Londo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

​Business Journal names 2016 Women Who Mean Business
The Business Journal is honoring 17 high-powered women for the invaluable contributions they’ve made to their companies, professions and communities. This year’s honorees range from small-business owners to the CEOs of large corporations. They are influential in a variety of industries, including construction, financial services, health care, technology, communications and public policy. The 2016 honorees join an elite group of 112 women who have been honored by the Business Journal over the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Beth Davis Source Type: news

​Business Journal names 2016 Women Who Mean Business
The Business Journal is honoring 17 high-powered women for the invaluable contributions they’ve made to their companies, professions and communities. This year’s honorees range from small-business owners to the CEOs of large corporations. They are influential in a variety of industries, including construction, financial services, health care, technology, communications and public policy. The 2016 honorees join an elite group of 112 women who have been honored by the Business Journal over the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Beth Davis Source Type: news

Potrero wins FDA 510(k) for Accuryn system
Potrero Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Accuryn monitoring system designed to turn urinary catheters into diagnostic tools. San Francisco-based Potrero’s Accuryn critical care monitoring system uses a urinary catheter to deliver real-time, actionable data on urine output, core temperature and intraabdominal pressure, the company said. “Sepsis and acute kidney injury accounted for over $25 billion in U.S. healthcare costs in 2011 and these costs are growing unsustainably. The Accuryn device will provide actionable data to clinicians which will enable them to improve patient outco...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Urology Potrero Medical Source Type: news

Moving Promising Tools and Technologies Toward the Marketplace
In July 2014, I blogged about NCCIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  Today, I’d like to tell you about two examples of mind and body projects that NCCIH has funded under these mechanisms. As a quick refresher, Federal funding agencies have money set aside to support U.S. small businesses. Here at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our goals for SBIR and STTR projects include: (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 22, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: John Williamson Source Type: news

Here's how Maryland can be tops in life sciences
A more robust entrepreneurship culture could be the key to Maryland establishing itself as a top market for biotechnology. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and BioHealth Innovation Inc. gave Baltimore and Central Maryland high marks for talent, research and development spending, and small business grant-backed companies in its BioHealth Innovation Index for Central Maryland. The report flagged venture capital investing, academic research commercialization and public company growth as areas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sarah Gantz Source Type: news

Air Ambulance Industry Turns to Tech for Improved Safety
Over the last 20+ years, the air ambulance industry has experienced some turbulence. In 1990, there was only one air ambulance accident in the U.S. with a fatality. Throughout the 90s, the number of air ambulance crashes, mostly involving helicopters, began to climb. The number of accidents peaked in 2004, when there were 19 accidents and 29 fatalities. Accidents have leveled off since then, but it’s still very much an issue the industry struggles with. Fast-forward to the present, the air ambulance industry has seen rapid growth. In 2003, according to the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), there were 545 he...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danielle Wilson Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

USGS Study: Ecosystem Restoration Boosts Local, Regional, and National Economies
This report highlights the importance of restoration activities not only for the benefit of natural resources impacted by oil spills or hazardous chemicals, but also for the economic well-being of human communities,” explained Steve Glomb, director of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment. The study was conducted by USGS economists and includes economic evaluations of 21 DOI restoration projects associated with Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration cases and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. It was found that there was a two- to three-fold return on invest...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 19, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

HuMurine Technologies Awarded $299,956 Grant from the National Cancer...
Grant awarded under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program to establish PDX/Humanized mouse platform to screen anti-cancer immunotherapies in patient-derived tumors using a novel human...(PRWeb April 12, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13265364.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Profusa Awarded $1.75M NIH Grant To Further Develop Tissue-Integrated Biosensors For Continuous Oxygen Monitoring In PAD Patients
Profusa, Inc., a leading developer of tissue-integrated biosensors, today announced that the National Institutes of Health has awarded it a $1.75 million grant under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Adminis­tered by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the funding will support Fast-tracked Phase I and Phase II studies of the company's Lumee™ tissue-integrated biosensors for continuous monitoring of oxygen toward improving the clinical outcomes of patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Profusa wins $1.75m NIH grant for tissue-integrated biosensors
San Francisco-based tissue-integrated sensor maker Profusa said today it won a $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research program. Funding is slated to help support the company’s fast-tracked Phase I and Phase II studies of its Lumee tissue-integrated biosensors designed for continuous oxygen monitoring to improve outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease. “This NIH award is further validation of the potential of our biosensor technology for having a significant impact in transforming clinical outcomes for patients with PAD. These studies will...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Profusa Source Type: news

7 things to know today, plus a small business snapshot of Florida
Good morning, Orlando! A new report from the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, shows that Florida is home to 2.3 million small businesses. The report's data-rich profiles include information on the U.S. and state-level economic growth, industry and jobs. Here's some of what the report includes about small businesses: Florida small businesses represent 98.9 percent of all businesses with employees and employ about 43.2 percent of the nation's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cindy Barth Source Type: news

13 takeaways for businesses from Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State address
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown gave her 2016 State of the State address Friday afternoon at the City Club of Portland. Here are 13 business-specific items that Brown analyzed during her speech. Brown's new Small Business Advisory Cabinet isn't for show. Brown told the lunchtime audience that the state must find more ways to add economic value. The new cabinet "will work with government agencies to provide troubleshooting and customer service to our small businesses," she said. The state needs to be more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

13 takeaways for businesses from Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State address
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown gave her 2016 State of the State address Friday afternoon at the City Club of Portland. Here are 13 business-specific items that Brown analyzed during her speech. Brown's new Small Business Advisory Cabinet isn't for show. Brown told the lunchtime audience that the state must find more ways to add economic value. The new cabinet "will work with government agencies to provide troubleshooting and customer service to our small businesses," she said. The state needs to be more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding
The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19. The tour is coming to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to promote the federal SBIR program. SBIR and its sister program, the Small Business Technology Transfer, provide $2.5 billion annually to small companies for state-of-the-art research and product development. In 2015, $7 million of that went to companies in Arkansas. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will hos...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Power of Personalized Medicine - EpigeneticsRx™ Receives National...
EpigeneticsRx’s ability to unleash the power of personalized medicine receives national recognition as one of SCORE’s American Small Business Champions.(PRWeb April 06, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13309869.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With £40bn for the taking, SMEs are venturing into space
The UK plans to capture 10% of the global space market and tech startups are being targeted for investmentThe UK has big ambitions for its space sector. The Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, has set a goal of capturing 10% of the global space market by 2030 (up from about 6.5% in 2010, when the plan was published). That amount would represent about £40bn of space-related revenues. The plan relies on the growth of small businesses in the sector. Matt Perkins, who was the chairman of the UKspace (the space trade association) between 2013 and 2014 and now represents its SME forum, says: “We have a relatively s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gerrard Cowan Tags: Winning new business Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Technology Space Science Technology sector Technology startups Source Type: news

The benefits of paid leave for children are real, majority of research says
From the paid parental leave one-upmanship by Silicon Valley companies to Democratic presidential candidates calling for guaranteed paid leave to Republicans arguing mandated paid leave could drive small businesses out of business, the issue is getting more attention in the United States. Currently, the United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not guarantee paid parental leave. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.F. legislation to make employers pay for parental leave gets vote tonight
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, voting today, is expected to approve a proposal by Supervisor Scott Wiener mandating that employers in the city offer six weeks of fully paid parental leave to their workers. The proposal, which would shoulder businesses of more than 20 employees with the cost of offering 45 percent of a worker’s salary while he or she is on leave, has received considerable pushback from small-business groups. Read more: Small businesses push back against S.F. parental… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marlize van Romburgh Source Type: news

Breakthrough in cybersecurity is no phish story
Corporations, small businesses and public sector entities have tried unsuccessfully for years to educate consumers and employees on how to recognize phishing emails, those authentic-looking messages that encourage users to open a cloaked, though malicious, hyperlink or attachment that appears harmless. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news