The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is kicking off 2023 with new opportunities for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) to demonstrate their knowledge and earn advanced and specialty certificates. PTCB is relaunching OnVUE, an online proctored testing platform, allowing PTCB CPhTs to earn advanced credentials more conveniently.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports Results in a Phase II Clinical Study of VQW-765 in the Treatment of Acute Performance Anxiety
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (Nasdaq: VNDA) today reported results in a Phase II clinical study of VQW-765, a novel small molecule alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) partial agonist, in the treatment of acute performance anxiety in social situations, such as public speaking.
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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign to Reach Black Women and Communities of Color with a $400,000 Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation
he Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announced that it has received a $400,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to improve vaccination rates among Black women and communities of color. The grant is part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s $20 million Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, which supports hyper-local, community-led programs to improve vaccine access and support educational outreach in five cities. Learnings from the initiative will help inform strategies across the country to increase access to Covid-19 vaccinations in communities of color, contributing to a collective, national north star goal of ensuring at least 70 million people of color will be fully vaccinated by July 2021.
Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus Welcomes New Resident Company, AlgometRx to JLABS @ Washington, DC Site
AlgometRx Inc., a Children’s National spinout company developing a handheld device to objectively measure pain by pupillary response, will relocate to Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS @ Washington, DC on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus. The AlgometRx move comes following the company being awarded the JLABS @ Washington, DC Children’s QuickFire Challenge, which includes a one-year residency at the newly opened JLABS @ Washington, DC – a 32,000-square-foot incubator located at the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in northwest Washington, D.C. As an awardee, AlgometRx also receives access to research and development space, capital equipment, mentorship, resources and programming.
The new hub, dubbed JLABS @ Washington, D.C., will host up to 50 startups spanning pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer and health tech companies, including those working on pediatric care. The first group of companies moving in include spinouts from the Children’s National Health System, J&J’s partner in running the site, startups local to the D.C. area and those from other parts of the country.
Critical Need For Electrophysiology Devices To Treat Pediatric Heart Patients WASHINGTON – (March 23, 2021) – Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. [….]
Children’s National leaders provide expertise and support to advance SHIP-MD pediatric innovation initiative | Children’s National
The advancement of children’s medical devices in the U.S. continues to significantly lag behind adult devices for many reasons.