FDA Clears the Focus Diagnostics Simplexa™ Flu A/B & RSV Direct Test to Include 53 New Virus Strains for the 2015-2016 Flu Season Oct 6, 2015 12:26PM

CYPRESS, Calif. and MADISON, N.J., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the 2015-2016 flu season, Focus Diagnostics, the products business of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), today announced that its Simplexa™ Flu A/B & RSV Direct Kit has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 46 additional influenza A and influenza B virus strains and 7 additional respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) strains. 

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Wyoming Retirement System Selects Northern Trust for Global Custody Services Oct 6, 2015 12:26PM

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Wyoming Retirement System (WRS) has completed a transition to Northern Trust for services including global custody for the system’s $7.4 billion in assets. Northern Trust will also provide securities lending, foreign exchange and performance reporting services.

“Northern Trust’s expertise, service-oriented culture, and streamlined technology platforms were important factors in our... (continue reading...)

Three Health Systems Form Regional Alliance to Enhance Care, Benefit Communities Oct 6, 2015 12:25PM

Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) October 06, 2015

Collaborating to better serve patients, Baptist Health, Flagler Hospital and Southeast Georgia Health System have formed a regional alliance called Coastal Community Health. The three systems have a history of mutual support and cooperation and believe that by sharing best practices and achieving efficiencies of scale, they can deliver superior quality, health and value for their respective communities.

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Lands' End Funds Project Aimed At Saving Alcatraz Lighthouse Oct 6, 2015 12:23PM

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lands' End announced the funding of a Historic Structures Report administered by the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the first step in saving the storied Alcatraz Island Lighthouse. In partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, the report will assess the condition and required level of repair of the West Coast's oldest lighthouse, so it can be enjoyed by future generations for years to come. ... (continue reading...)

Justice Department Awards More Than $29 Million To Forensic Science Research And Development Oct 6, 2015 12:23PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that it has awarded more than $29 million in research and development funding to over 60 recipients who proposed work designed to strengthen forensic science and advance criminal justice policy and practice.

"These awards support NIJ's mission to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge that gives policymakers and... (continue reading...)

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