Did you know there was a recent recall of Belzer’s UW in Europe??

We recently received substantiated information that there has been contamination of E-Coli in Belzer UW in Europe… Urgent Field Safety Notice Belzer UW® Cold Storage Solution, batches CBD040214 and CBD041514 Type of action: Product Quarantine Belzer UW® Cold Storage Solution, batches CBD040214 and CBD041514 Description of the problem: Following a recent organ retrieval at a United Kingdom hospital, E. coli was found in the bags in which the organs were placed (organ bags). Belzer UW Cold Storage Solution from the referenced batches was transferred from the sterile solution product containers to the organ bags. These batches of Belzer UW Cold
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Essential Pharma is "movin' on up"

Essential Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company that makes products that preserve organs for transplantation, is about to undergo a transplant of its own. The 11-person staff of the company is moving on May 22 from Newtown, Pennsylvania, to the Princeton South Corporate Center just off I-95 at Exit 4. Allan Weber, CEO of Essential, says the company was lured to New Jersey by the superior office space available here compared to Pennsylvania, and by the fact that some of the company’s employees lived in New Jersey. “In Newtown there are really no offices that offer benefits to employees like the office space here does,” he says. “My philosophy is that as we grow, I want everybody to benefit. If you make a nice work environment, people feel happy and better treated.” Princeton South boasts a cafe, a gym, and an on-site hotel, among other amenities.
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We are a proud sponsor of the Blue & Green Walk/Run Event

Essential Pharmaceuticals is a Silver Sponsor of the LifeChoice Donor Services 1st Annual Blue & Green 5K and 2 Mile Walk/Fun Run to raise funds to educate the public about the need for more people to join the Donor Registry. Organ, tissue and eye donation are precious gifts. People in our community are relying on their neighbors to donate. Through this event, we strive to give hope by inspiring others to give life. We encourage you to create a walk/run team (or register as an individual). If you have a personal connection to donation or transplantation, we hope you will consider walking in honor of or in memory of the person who inspires you. You are welcome to make t-shirts or signs in memory of your loved one who donated organs and/or tissues or in honor of a transplant recipient, person waiting for a transplant or living donor for the day of the event. You are also invited to bring a copy of a photo of the donor or recipient who inspires you for the Wall of Hope. Prizes will be awarded for fundraising (prize levels begin at $250) and for the Best Dressed Individual and Team in Blue & Green. Your registration includes an event t-shirt, light breakfast, Donate Life goodie bag, entertainment and music. The event promises to be fun-filled for everyone in the community (adults and kids, too!)—and will be a great occasion to celebrate life!
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Essential Pharmaceuticals proudly supports the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation

                          Dear Essential Pharmaceuticals,                                              July 8, 2013                                                                                                                  On behalf of the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation we thank you for your generous donation.  The Joshua Harr Shane Foundation was formed in 2000 to enhance the quality of life of families with ill individuals.  We help with the costs of medical bills, mortgages, and provide funds for programs where insurance falls short. We have been recognized by the Embrace Children’s Foundation for our work with their Palliative Care Program. This program provides terminally ill children with the same visiting nurse whom they see on hospital stays. In addition to helping families
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HHS releases new Public Health Service guideline to reduce disease transmission through organ transplantation

oday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new guideline to improve patient safety by reducing unexpected disease transmission through organ transplantation. This guideline updates the 1994 U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) guideline for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through organ transplantation and adds guidance for reducing unexpected transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) through organ transplants. The 2013 PHS Guideline for Reducing Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Transmission through Organ Transplantation, published in Public Health Reports , recommends the use of more sensitive
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