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The contents of the following column are based on real circumstances. Certain elements have been changed to respect the privacy of each site.

Imagine there are two websites. Here are their basic profiles:

Site One is an e-commerce company and website launched in 2013 that sells nutritional supplements, based in Atlanta, Georgia. They sell to anyone in the US and are heavily dependent on PPC and organic search traffic for their revenue. Due to their insanely high monthly PPC spend, they have also been link building since the day the sitelaunched.

They hired a local SEO firm to do their link building which then (secretly) out-sourced the link building work to a third-party company. At first, things were working great. Their site started ranking well in Google for a number of money terms, only to drop and then vanish completely from the top 100.The site received notification of amanual penalty from Google.

A review of the backlink profile of this site shows it does not have a single link from any site in the Atlanta area. It does not have links from any reputable health, fitness or training blogs. It has paid product reviews and hundreds of anchor text forum links, is part of a link network, and is listed in several hundred directories that most of us have never heard of.

Site Two is for a Summer Camp for special-needs kids, also located in Georgia. The camp itself was founded in the 1980s and launched a website in the early 2000s. They, too, hired an SEO firm to help them (a different SEO firm than the one Site One hired), and that SEO firm did the work themselves.

This work included conducting outreach to many kids organizations and businesses in the Atlanta metro area as well as in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama, which is where most of their campers come from. Their SEO firm ended up merging with a larger SEO firm, and the camp stopped working with them due to increased cost. The camp then hired the same SEO firm as Site One above. Within six months, Site Two received notification of a manual penalty from Google.

A review of Site Twos backline profile showed paid reviews and hundreds of anchor text forum links. The site was part of a blog link network and was listed in several hundred directories that most of us have never heard of.

However, Site Two had something else. From the work done by the first SEO firm, they had links from sites such as the Down SyndromeAssociationofAtlanta, Atlanta Parent,Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta,Autism Speaks, Chattanooga Parent Magazines special needs camps directory, and at least 50-75 more links similar in theme and credibility to the ones I just mentioned.

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Liberty Videocon General Insurance Co Ltd, one of the new players in the country, has plans to launch two new products a bundled package for the SME sector and one for healthcare.

Roopam Asthana, CEO & Direcor of Liberty Videocon, told Business Line that both the products have got IRDA approval. The product for SMEs will be launched in April, and in June we plan to roll out the insurance product, Asthana said.

The SME product will be a bundled package to meet the requirement of a shopkeeper or trader or an auto ancillary unit. The package will provide insurance cover against fire or property or cash losses to group health insurance for the employees of the SME.

Healthcare plan

For the entry into medical insurance business, we have planned to have arrangements with 2005 hospitals. We are now also busy putting in place an IT-backend system and a third party network for the eventual rollout of the product nationally, he added.

Liberty Videocon, a joint venture of Liberty Citystate PTE Ltd, an arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group of US, and Videocon Industries Ltd, began its operations in January 2013 and currently has an income of 105 crore. The CEO said it was likely to end the fiscal with an income of 120 crore. The vehicle insurance contributed 70 per cent of the revenues.

So far, the customer base of the company stands at 40,000 policies. This fiscal we would have a total of 20 branches, which is expected to go up to 45 by the end of next fiscal, he said.

Apart from expanding distribution network, Asthana said, the insurance company roped in 30 district cooperative banks as affinity partners in the rural belt of Punjab, Rajashthan and Chhattisgarh for vehicle insurance (particularly tractors) and farmers group insurance for personal accident.

(This article was published on February 23, 2014)

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TWEET THIS: Anthony Atala, MD to Deliver @SAWCMeeting Spring/WHS 2014 Keynote-Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare

The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring/Wound Healing Society (SAWC Spring/WHS) is pleased to present Anthony Atala, MD, as the 2014 Keynote Speaker. His accredited presentation, Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare, will take place on the first full day of the conference, Thursday, April 24 at 3:00 pm ET, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Considered a pioneer in the area of regenerative medicine, Dr. Atala focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

WFIRM is recognized as a leader in the translation of scientific discoveries into therapies to benefit patients. Under the leadership of Dr. Atala, approximately 300 scientists and staff collaborate on regenerative medicine initiatives at the institute, and were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. WFIRM is currently involved in the full spectrum of activities required to move technologies from basic research to commercialization and the clinic, including clinical trials using scanner/printer technologies to repair and replace damaged tissue.

“We have many challenges to meet, but are optimistic about the ability of the field to have a significant impact on human health, said Dr. Atala. We believe regenerative medicine promises to be one of the most pervasive influences on public health in the modern era.

As the leading wound healing conference in the country, SAWC Spring/WHS provides a unique venue for the interdisciplinary wound care community to gather, network and learn. The four-day conference is intended for all wound care professionals, including but not limited to physicians, podiatrists, wound care surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

SAWC Spring/WHS is produced by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and HMP Communications, LLC, the same organizations that produce the Wound Certification Prep Course regional meetings, the most advanced and comprehensive review of wound management, the Wound Clinic Business regional meetings as well as the journals Podiatry Today, WOUNDS, Today’s Wound Clinic, and Ostomy Wound Management.

About HMP Communications, LLC HMP Communications, LLC produces a well-respected collection of one of the nations most recognizable brands of multimedia healthcare communications. With representation among a variety of key medical arenas, HMPs online, live-event, and print presence is culminated by its delivery of expert coverage across more than 10 healthcare specialties, providing physicians, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals with the valuable scientific, medical, research, and product information needed to remain appropriately informed within the field. Visit for more information.

About North American Center for Continuing Medical Education NACCME, LLC, an HMP Communications Holdings Company, provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas. In conjunction with top medical faculty, NACCME develops evidence-based initiatives that target specific educational needs, assisting healthcare professionals in improving patient outcomes by bridging the gap between current and best healthcare practices. Visit for more information.

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DaVita, a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. (DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in honor of its commitment to supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. DaVita received the award at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony on Sept. 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Our commitment is to our community first and a critical part of that is making sure that we support our National Guard and Reserve teammates, said Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita. I am honored that we were selected for this award but even prouder that these individuals choose to work for us.

The award ceremony was hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) formally recognized 15 employers that have been named recipients of this years Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Previous award recipients and Department of Defense leadership were in attendance, in addition to trade associations and civilian government leaders.

This week, we honor members of the National Guard and Reserve who carry that legacy forward, said President Barack Obama. We thank the employers who support them; and we reaffirm our promise to provide our troops, our veterans and our military families with the opportunities they have earned.

The Freedom Award is the Department of Defenses highest honor for employer support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The 2013 award recipients represent large and small businesses, as well as public sector agencies. They have distinguished themselves from a field of nearly 2,900 nominations submitted by Reserve Component Service members. These employers have gone above and beyond their legal obligations to military employees, offering formal and informal initiatives that ensure service members and their families are taken care of throughout all types of military service. The recipients measures of support included creating special hiring programs; providing personal support to families, such as home maintenance; and continuing full benefits, salary and additional paid leave options during deployment.

About DaVita:

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 159,000 patients. The company also operated 48 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The companys leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office established in 1972, develops and maintains employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, ESGR runs the annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award program. Created in 1996, the Freedom Award has been presented to 175 employers since its inception.

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Announcing the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference 2013
Health Minister Osbourne Bodden announces Cayman's 4th Annual Healthcare Conference which is scheduled to take place from 17 to 19 October 2013 at The Ritz C…

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LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Dougan, has joined LIBERTY Dental Plan as its National Dental Director.

It is an honor to have Dr. Dougan join our executive management team, and we look forward to this great partnership, said Dr. Amir Neshat, LIBERTYS CEO and founder. As the head of our national Quality Management and Utilization Management units, Dr. Dougan will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will contribute to advancing our commitment to providing members with exceptional oral healthcare. We cant wait to see how far this collaboration takes us.

As a seasoned specialist who has audited hundreds of offices and reviewed thousands of claims, Dr. Gary Dougan brings over 20 years of Dental Director and Quality Management experience to LIBERTY. He is a Certified Dental Auditor from the California Association of Dental Plans, and a Certified Dental Consultant from the American Association of Dental Consultants. He has been involved in dental insurance plan design, policy setting, regulatory compliance, and resolves member grievances and provider disputes. Dr. Dougan also owned and operated a multi-practitioner private practice in Oakland, practicing for over 20 years.

Dr. Dougan has formerly served as President of the Alameda County Dental Society and its charitable foundation, a recent Trustee of the California Dental Association, and past Chair of the CDA Leadership Development Committee, as well as an ADA Delegate. Dr. Dougan is a known national speaker on clinical topics as well as dental benefits industry issues, and serves on the board of a charitable foundation.

Dr. Dougan graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC, and has a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA. He completed a General Practice Residency at LA County-USC Medical Center and was one of the first dentists chosen to participate in the UCSF Healthcare Leadership Fellowship with physicians, nurse administrators and other healthcare business leaders.

About LIBERTY Dental Plan

LIBERTY Dental Plan specializes in commercial and government sponsored dental programs, providing services to managed care organizations, state governments, labor unions, large group employers, municipalities, and individuals. With a vast majority of its membership enrolled in government sponsored programs, LIBERTY is recognized as a specialist in administering dental care for Medicaid, SCHIP and Medicare beneficiaries. LIBERTY has a proven record of successfully increasing the utilization of quality dental care for multiple programs, ensuring that a larger portion of premiums are appropriated directly to care.

LIBERTY Dental Plan is also recognized as an industry leader in the area of Dental Disease Management. A member of The Care Continuum Alliance (, LIBERTY shares their commitment to promote high quality standards for and definitions of key components of wellness, disease, case management where appropriate, and care coordination programs as well as support services and materials.

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Following a year of outstanding innovation, achievement and growth Liberty is proud to announce its rebranding.

Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

Libertys launch into the healthcare industry and developments over the past year, lead Liberty to a new mission statement that reflects the companys passion for creating opportunities for everyone connected to Liberty.

Libertys new mission is to create opportunities for its customers, employees, partners and the communities they live in. Liberty achieves this by focusing on the needs of our customers above all else. Through innovation and applying new technology, we strive to simplify and empower the lives of those who are connected to Liberty.

Libertys new look allows the freedom to build on existing health care and commercial accounts, while reflecting the increasing trend towards home automation and energy management for residential customers. Liberty has removed the word security for the familiar Liberty Security in favor of progression towards home automation, integrated systems for commercial and movement into the health care industry.

The new Liberty green represents growth, a fresh perspective and the youthful nature of our company. Libertys slogan remains Simple | Safe | Smart as Liberty is and always will be dedicated to simplified solutions for customers. Nathan Baldry founder and managing partner at Liberty says, the changes weve made to our companys brand may seem subtle on the surface, they represent our overall direction for the future.

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SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, SPAIN–(Marketwired – Apr 9, 2013) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) –The council of the island of La Palma and the Canary Island Health Service announced the launch of the first telemedicine service available in Spain. This is a pioneering project based on the Cisco HealthPresence software platform, enabling patients in the General Hospital of La Palma and the University Hospital of the Canary Islands in Tenerife to obtain medical assistance remotely, without any need to travel from one island to another. This offers a time-saving benefit, convenience and the potential for economic efficiency.

Cisco and the council of the island of La Palma have been collaborating with the aim at furthering a strategy of economic development while improving the quality of life of the island’s inhabitants (Project Antares) by developing information and communication technologies.

Cisco, the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, and the General Hospital of La Palma today demonstrated the service by conducting a virtual consultation between a doctor situated in the University Hospital in Tenerife and a user in La Palma. The virtual consultation has shown all the advantages of this Cisco technology with a potential of revolutionizing health care, helping improve patient satisfaction and increasing medical efficiency.

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Internet of Everything (IoE)In a world of health and care, the Internet of Everything can have amazing impact when we enable and enhance the patient and caregiver experience. Care-at-a-Distance is one important example of how securely bringing together the healthcare ecosystem including people, information and devices can change the way we change the way we deliver healthcare and wellness.

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About CiscoCisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco’s trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

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HACKENSACK, N.J., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freedom Home Healthcare, New Jersey’s leading provider of private in-home care for older adults, has embarked on a year-long celebration in honor of the company’s 10th anniversary.

Freedom was founded in 2003 as Freedom Eldercare and first opened its doors in Union City, NJ. Today, Freedom serves the entire state of New Jersey from its headquarters in Hackensack, as well as two offices in Mt. Laurel and North Brunswick.

“When the founders of Freedom conceived of the innovative and unique model of home care we offer today, they could have only hoped that our clients, their families and geriatric professionals would fully embrace and appreciate the concierge level of service we bring to the industry,” said Barbra London, Freedom’s president. “As evidenced by our rapid and continuing growth, the level of appreciation for our services has only increased over the past 10 years and has exceeded every expectation.”

Throughout 2013, Freedom will offer a variety of professional events throughout the state. Plus, the company will launch a new series called “Ask the Experts” that will help educate clients and their family members regarding various elder care issues.

“Ten years later, the entire Freedom team prides itself on being a thought leader in the industry, as well as a frequent presenter at national and local professional conferences,” said London. “We are honored that more than 3,000 clients and their families have trusted us to deliver compassionate care over the past 10 years.”

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About Freedom Home Healthcare

Founded in 2003, Freedom Home Healthcare ( is a premier provider of in-home care for older adults, their families and professional referral sources. The company’s full spectrum of concierge-level services includes hourly, respite and live-in care, as well as long-distance caregiving and geriatric care management. With three offices located throughout New Jersey, Freedom provides both short- and long-term care.

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NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Regenerative medicine and Stem cells Partnering Terms and Agreements

The Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells Partnering Terms and Agreements report provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to the Regenerative medicine and Stem cells partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies.

Trends in regenerative medicine and stem cells deals Deal terms analysis Partnering agreement structure Partnering contract documents Top deals by value Most active dealmakers Average deal terms for regenerative medicine and stem cells

The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter regenerative medicine and stem cells partnering deals. The majority of deals are development stage whereby the licensee obtains a right or an option right to license the licensors regenerative medicine and stem cells technology. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and commercialization of outcomes.

This report provides details of the latest regenerative medicine and stem cells agreements including cell therapy agreements announced in the healthcare sector.

Understanding the flexibility of a prospective partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into the negotiation process in terms of what you can expect to achieve during the negotiation of terms. Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered contract documents provide this insight where press releases and databases do not.

This report contains a comprehensive listing of all regenerative medicine and stem cells partnering deals announced since 2008 including financial terms where available including over 550 links to online deal records as disclosed by the deal parties. In addition, where available, records include contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners.

Contract documents provide the answers to numerous questions about a prospective partner’s flexibility on a wide range of important issues, many of which will have a significant impact on each party’s ability to derive value from the deal.

For example, analyzing actual company deals and agreements allows assessment of the following:

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HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freedom Home Healthcare, a leading provider of geriatric care management and in-home care for older adults, announced today that it has opened a new branch in North Brunswick, NJ. The company has two additional offices in Hackensack and Mt. Laurel.

“Since 2003, Freedom has been providing in-home health care services that enable older adults to age with grace and dignity,” said Barbra London, Freedom’s president. “With our newest location in central New Jersey, we are now positioned to provide care to older adults living throughout the entire state.”

In addition to providing in-home care for older adults, Freedom also serves as an informational resource to other health care professionals. Throughout the years, the Freedom team of experts has provided continuing education seminars for social workers, nurses, long-term care administrators and assisted living administrators.

“We’re excited to call central New Jersey home and to provide older adults living in surrounding communities with the exceptional care for which we are known,” said London. “We also look forward to building relationships with local health care providers who share our commitment to excellence.”

For more information about Freedom’s services and locations, visit

About Freedom Home Healthcare

Founded in 2003, Freedom Home Healthcare ( is a premier provider of in-home care for older adults, their families and professional referral sources. The company’s full spectrum of concierge-level services includes hourly, respite and live-in care, as well as long-distance caregiving and geriatric care management. With three offices located throughout New Jersey, Freedom provides both short- and long-term care.

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US porn companies are battling legislation in Los Angeles that requires actors to use condoms, arguing that it is against free speech.

BBC News reports that Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions have launched legal action in a bid to overturn the law, known as Measure B.

Measure B requires porn studios in Los Angeles County to commit to using condoms in order to receive a filming permit. It has been supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation as a way to reduce actors’ exposure to HIV.

In the lawsuit, the studios argue that the law “violates the guarantee of free speech in the US constitution’s First Amendment”.

Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch said that he felt the current industry HIV and STI testing system “works well”.

“Overturning this law is something I feel very passionate about,” he added.

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Dec 3, 2012) – VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. ( OTCBB : VSTA ), a biotechnology company applying stem cell technology for drug rescue, predictive toxicology and drug metabolism screening, has formalized its membership in the Toronto-based Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine’s (CCRM) Industry Consortium.

“VistaGen’s membership reflects our strong association with CCRM and its core programs and objectives, both directly and through our strategic relationships with Dr. Gordon Keller and the University Health Network (UHN).Our long-term sponsored research agreement with Dr. Keller, UHN and UHN’s McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine offers both a solid foundation and unique opportunities for expanding the commercial applications of our Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube platform by building multi-party collaborations with CCRM and members of its Industry Consortium,” says Shawn Singh, VistaGen CEO. “These collaborations have the potential to transform medicine and accelerate significant advances in human health and wellness that stem cell technologies and regenerative medicine promise.”

“Even before VistaGen joined CCRM’s Industry Consortium it was active in the Toronto regenerative medicine community and advising us as we prepared to launch in 2011,” explains Dr. Michael May, CEO of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. “I’m confident that our relationship will grow stronger with VistaGen as a formal partner and I look forward to us working closely together on projects that will accelerate drug discovery and benefit patients.”

CCRM is a not-for-profit, public-private consortium funded by the Government of Canada, six Ontario-based institutional partners and more than 20 companies representing the key sectors of the regenerative medicine industry. CCRM supports the development of foundational technologies that accelerate the commercialization of stem cell- and biomaterials-based products and therapies. Other members of CCRM’s Industry Consortium include such leading global companies as Pfizer, GE Healthcare and Lonza.

The industry leaders that comprise the CCRM consortium benefit from proprietary access to certain licensing opportunities, academic rates on fee-for-service contracts at CCRM and opportunities to participate in large collaborative projects, among other advantages.VistaGen is especially well positioned through its existing relationships with key members.

Gordon Keller, Ph.D. is Director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at UHN. A CCRM partner, the McEwen Centre is a world-renowned centre for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine and a world-class stem cell research facility. He is also a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Biophysics and Senior Scientist of the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto.Dr. Keller’s lab is one of the world leaders in successfully applying principles from the study of developmental biology of many animal systems to the differentiation of pluripotent stem cell systems, resulting in reproducible, high-yield production of human heart, liver, blood and vascular cells.The results and procedures developed in Dr. Keller’s lab are often quoted and used by academic scientists worldwide.

UHN, a major landmark in Canada’s healthcare system, is one of the world’s largest research hospitals, with major research in transplantation, cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases and genomic medicine. Providing care to the community for more than two centuries, UHN brings together the talent and resources needed to achieve global impact and provide exemplary patient care, research and education.

About VistaGen Therapeutics

VistaGen is a biotechnology company applying human pluripotent stem cell technology for drug rescue, predictive toxicology and drug metabolism screening. VistaGen’s drug rescue activities combine its human pluripotent stem cell technology platform, Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube, with modern medicinal chemistry to generate new chemical variants (Drug Rescue Variants) of once-promising small-molecule drug candidates. These are drug candidates discontinued by pharmaceutical companies, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) or university laboratories after substantial investment and development due to heart or liver toxicity or metabolism issues. VistaGen uses its pluripotent stem cell technology to generate early indications, or predictions, of how humans will ultimately respond to new drug candidates before they are ever tested in humans, bringing human biology to the front end of the drug development process.

Additionally, VistaGen’s small molecule drug candidate, AV-101, is completing Phase 1 development for treatment of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain, a serious and chronic condition causing pain after an injury or disease of the peripheral or central nervous system, affects millions of people worldwide.To date, VistaGen has been awarded over $8.5 million from the NIH for development of AV-101.

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