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LifeSciences BC Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Digital Health featuring McKesson and Equicare Health



October 6, 2016

LifeSciences BC is pleased to feature McKesson and Equicare Health at our Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Digital Health. Where they will explore advances and opportunities, designed to improve patient outcomes.

Speakers: 
Ashish Sant,
General Manager, Radiology Solutions,
McKesson 
  
Betsabeh Madani,
VP of Strategy and Business Development,

Equicare Health
 

Malcolm Wright
VP of Product Management,  
Equicare Health


Event Details
Date: Thursday, October 6
Time:
7:30 - 8:00 AM- Registration and hot breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Presentations
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Networking opportunity
Location: Terminal City Club - 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
 
Access to Innovation
November 2 & 3, 2016
Vancouver, BC
 

Hosted for its second year, LifeSciences BC's Access to Innovation Conference will bring together health and life sciences stakeholders to present, discuss and deliver meaningful ways to culitivate collaboration, develop and deliver innovation, while improving outcomes and saving healthcare cost.
 
Keynote Speakers: Hon. Dr. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education & Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens' Services

Confirmed Presenters: Dr. Jane Aubin, Dr. Robert McMaster, Dr. Brendan Byrne, Dr. David Castle, Dr. Heather Davidson, Dr. Bettina Hamelin, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dr. Sue Collier and Dr. Leslie Alexander, CEO & President, Life Sciences Washington 

 

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Aequus Obtains Ontario Provincial Listing for PrVistitan™
 
Vancouver, BC., September 29, 2016 - Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V: AQS, OTCQB: AQSZF) ("Aequus" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, advancing and promoting differentiated products, announced today that it has successfully obtained provincial formulary coverage from the Ontario Drug Benefit Program for PrVistitanTM (bimatoprost 0.03% w/v, ophthalmic solution).
 
Arbutus to Present HBV Data at the 2016 AASLD Liver Meeting

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Oct. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS), an industry-leading hepatitis B virus (HBV) therapeutic solutions company, today announced presentation of data at the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting being held on November 11 - 15, 2016, at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston.

Arbutus Recognizes Liver Cancer Awareness Month with Grant to Support the Hepatitis B Foundation's Patient Storytelling Campaign

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS), an industry-leading Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) therapeutic solutions company, today announced a partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation to support the Patient Storytelling Campaign.

Aquinox Announces Appointment of Dr. Barbara Troupin as Chief Medical Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aquinox") (NASDAQ:AQXP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Troupin, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Development.

  INDUSTRY NEWS
A pair of biotech IPOs line up: Myovant and Ra Pharma

 Gov't streams £220m into commercialising innovations
October 3, 2016 | by Selina McKee | The government has announced that life sciences and university sectors will receive a "package of support" including a cash stream of £220 million to help translate technology breakthroughs into commercial successes.

Intuitive, Fosun Pharma launch $100M JV for robotic-assisted lung cancer Dx
AbbVie opens first phase of $320M site in Singapore
 
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2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine presented to Yoshinori Ohsumi
for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy

Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2015 and Genome BC and LifeSciences BC Breakfast Speaker, has won this year's Noble Prize for Medicine.
Summary
This year's Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.
Disruption of intracellular transport shown to trigger Alzheimer's disease Genetic risk factors shed light on causes of dementia

October 3, 2016 | University of Tokyo| A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have found that genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease regulate the intracellular transport of enzymes responsible for the production of amyloid-β (Aβ), and that disruption of this transport mechanism triggers the onset of the disease.

Culprit identified as a major cause of vision loss Finding may lead to treatments for retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa
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