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July 2, 2012News for the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy community

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Celebrating 30 Years of Advancing Transfusion Medicine
For 30 years Immucor has been a dedicated partner to your Blood Bank Laboratory with scalable instrument and immunohematology reagent solutions for assuring the best donor and recipient match. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our customers and to continually strive to provide the highest standards of quality and service. To learn more call us at 855-IMMUCOR or visit our website.

  Science & Health 
  • Researchers find way to correct mutation in Huntington's
    Researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., are using modified induced pluripotent stem cells from a patient with Huntington's disease to correct a genetic mutation in mice disease models. The researchers used a method known as homologous recombination to exchange DNA in the cells, according to the study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. Researchers said the findings could lead the way to personalized cellular treatments. American City Business Journals/San Francisco/BiotechSF blog (6/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Scientists watch infection unfold before their eyes
    Scientists at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection at Imperial College London documented the progress and fate of a bacterial infection in a mouse in real time, using a scanner to detect light emitted by genetically modified bacteria. The findings may help address critical issues facing human health, including antibiotic resistance. BBC (7/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry News & Practice 
  • Rapid diagnostic test would aid in determining best antibiotic
    DxUpClose is working on a handheld tool that uses electronic sensors to spot or track bacterial activity in fluid samples and allow clinicians to identify the best antibiotic treatment, all within an hour. The startup is hoping to raise $825,000 in a round of Series A financing to complete the product's development. (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • UMass stem cell lab will return samples to research centers
    The stem cell bank at the University of Massachusetts Medical School plans to return its stored stem cells to the research centers where they came from, and its equipment will go to other university labs. The loosening of federal restrictions on funding and new technologies reduced the need for the bank, state officials said. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (6/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Soligenix and IDRI collaborate on biodefense vaccines
    Soligenix and the Infectious Disease Research Institute have agreed to work together on biodefense vaccines using IDRI's synthetic adjuvants and Soligenix's ThermoVax proprietary subunit proteins and thermostabilization platform. The project's first focus will be the evaluation of a combination of a compound that increases immune response to the anthrax toxin and an anthrax vaccine candidate. (Australia) (6/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Reminder: Annual Meeting registration open for AABB members
    Registration for the 2012 AABB Annual Meeting and CTTXPO is now open for AABB members and general attendees. The meeting will be held Oct. 6-9 in Boston. Individuals wishing to become members can join today and save $200 on their Annual Meeting registration. Register now and secure your hotel accommodations while rooms are still available. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position TitleCompany NameLocation
REGIONAL HOSPITAL SERVICES DIRECTOR (Salary D.O.E.)United Blood ServicesUS - NV - Las Vegas
Quality SpecialistBlood Systems, Inc.US - AZ - Scottsdale
Director, Regional Center 1 Albuquerque, NMUnited Blood ServicesUS - NM - Albuquerque
Director of Operations, BioCAREBioCARE - Division of Blood Systems, Inc.US - AZ - Phoenix
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), South CarolinaAmerican Red CrossUS - SC - Columbia
Clinical Laboratory Scientist-AdvancedHoxworth Blood CenterUS - OH - Cincinnati
Cellular Therapy ConsultantAABBUS - MD - Bethesda
Chief Operating OfficerBlood Centers of the PacificUS - CA - San Francisco
Assistant Director, Donor CollectionsBlood Centers of the PacificUS - CA
Clinical Track Faculty PositionIndiana University School of MedicineUS - IN - Indianapolis
Tenure Track Faculty PositionIndiana University School of MedicineUS - IN - Indianapolis
Communications ManagerAABBUS - MD - Bethesda
Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs - Cellular TherapyAABBUS - MD - Bethesda
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