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10:41:01 PM Poll: Voters worried U.S. falling behind in science
Lobbying World

"We strongly believe a frozen budget for the National Institutes of Health will flat line medical breakthroughs in the coming years and stifle the business and job creation that begins with research and development," Wooley said in a statement. [more]

10:33:02 PM Some PDA for the FDA: Talking leadership with Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

Margaret A. Hamburg, an experienced medical doctor, scientist and public health executive, has been the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration since 2009, helping the agency carry out its mission to protect and promote the public health. [more]

10:33:02 PM SANUWAVE Reports 2011 Financial Results and Provides Update on dermaPACE
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Update on dermaPACE FDA Status and 2012 Strategic Options Christopher M. Cashman, President and CEO of SANUWAVE, said, "Throughout 2011, we believe we made significant progress toward our goal of making SANUWAVE a leading  [more]

10:33:02 PM US FDA Approves First and Only Oral Contraceptive Demonstrated to Treat
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common disorder reported by around three million women of reproductive age each year in the United States[1]," said Pamela A. Cyrus, MD, Vice President and Head of US Medical Affairs, Bayer H [more]

10:33:02 PM Parker Waichman LLP Calls on the FDA to Act Now to Address the Serious
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) [mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON143784, britishhipsociety.com/MoM%20Update.htm] According to the British Medical Journal, most of the metal-on-metal hip implant devices currently on the market were approved through the [more]

10:16:50 PM Scientists Make Big Leap in Eye Research by Growing Retina Structures
AssociatedPress -

Could synthetic stem cells mean the end of certain forms of blindness? Scientists at the University of Wisconsin have created basic retina structures, giving hope to many with eye damage that their vision could be repaired someday. [more]

10:09:17 PM Recombinant Data Convenes Translational Science Panel at AMIA 2012 Joint
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) NEWTON, MA, Mar 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Recombinant Data, a healthcare data warehousing and clinical intelligence solutions provider, today announced that the company will lead a panel on translational bioinfor [more]

10:05:54 PM FDA may probe TX firm that held Perry's stem cells
Montery Herald, California USA

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration has received a complaint against a company that stored adult stem cells from Texas Governor Rick Perry for use in an experimental procedure to treat his back pain. [more]

9:52:51 PM Stem Cells with potential to become eggs found in ovaries
Ke Alakai

Researchers found stem cells in the ovaries of young women that have the potential to become healthy eggs. Applications of this discovery may help women have children that were once too old to or left infertile because of disease. [more]

9:03:56 PM Tech-tourism: Grand Strand technology efforts flourishing

It's a miniature Boca Raton, an ideal setting for retirees (and the dollars they bring to the medical community). It's also a bit like Atlantic City, bustling with entertainment options for the transient and monetarily incontinent young. [more]

8:49:09 PM Nephros Hires Director of U.S. Sales
MarketWatch - USA

RIVER EDGE, NJ, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OBB:NEPH) , a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today announced that t [more]

8:33:57 PM StemCells (STEM) Q4/11 & FY11 Achievements and Highlights
Proactive Investors USA & Canada - USA

In 2/11, the 4 th and final patient in P1 clinical trial in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, was enrolled and transplanted with HuCNS-SC(R) cells (purified human neural stem cells). This trial, which is being conducted at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospita [more]

8:33:57 PM BioTime Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2011 Financial
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "At the forefront of our corporate strategy is a plan to develop and acquire novel technologies in the stem cell field and to establish one of the broadest sets of capabilities in the industry. We made significant strides  [more]

7:55:19 PM New Training Helps Pharmaceutical Companies Navigate "Sea Change" in FDA ...
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

Pharmaceutical quality improvement practitioners in the Raleigh area can learn how to use data analysis to validate processes within each FDA-recommended stage by attending the Statistics for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices training series. [more]

7:55:19 PM FDA asked to probe Texas stem cell company
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USA

A University of Minnesota professor called on the FDA to investigate Houston-based Cell Tex Therapeutics, a company which banks adult stem cells for future use in medical procedures. "This plan conflicts with FDA regulations governing human stem cell [more]

7:44:20 PM Not Importing Animals Is Harming UK Medical Research, Experts Say
Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA

MARIA CHENG 03/14/12 09:16 AM ET AP LONDON — Medical research in the UK is being jeopardized by activists who have persuaded transport companies to stop importing animals for scientific experiments, a former British science minister says. [more]

7:40:39 PM Professor asks FDA to investigate Texas company behind Rick Perry's stem
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

Washington Post WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has received a complaint against the company that stored adult stem cells used by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an experimental procedure last year. A University of Minnesota professor called o [more]

7:38:24 PM Wanted: Plant Stem Cell
Moscow Times - Moscow,Russia

It was for a natural fruit product with a "collagen base and stem cells of tomatoes." A one-off drink for 690 rubles ($23), or free if you are the editor of a glossy magazine. The presents are linked to a promotion campaign by a Korean company — whos [more]

7:05:31 PM More Than Half of Americans Doubt US Global Leadership in 2020, Reports ...
MarketWatch - USA

"These concerns will likely increase unless policy makers take action to avoid serious consequences, such as a major loss of US jobs, business, medical breakthroughs and output in innovation." Only 23% of Americans consider the US first in medical an [more]

7:01:29 PM High Schoolers Delve into Biomedical Field
NBC Connecticut

By Brad Drazen Students at the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London are part of the only biomedical program of its kind in New England. Janet Farquhar, a medical assistant who became a teacher, said the mission is to prepare studen [more]

6:25:20 PM Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Malaysia and Singapore
MarketWatch - USA

FARMINGDALE, NY, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Misonix, Inc. (nasdaqgm:MSON), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spine surgery, ... [more]

5:48:02 PM FDA decision nears for Chelsea Therapeutics
MarketWatch - USA

Chelsea says the drug is safe and effective, and fills a significant unmet medical need. Chelsea said neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been documented to occur in patients with Parkinson's disease who abruptly stop certain medications. The FDA ... [more]

5:37:57 PM Epigenetic signatures direct the repair potential of reprogrammed cells
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

These signatures can predict the expression of a wound-healing protein in reprogrammed skin cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), cells that take on embryonic stem cell properties. Understanding how the expression of the protein is ... [more]

5:19:22 PM Welcome To Slaughterhouse 5"Or Bay Medical Center of Panama City if you
OpEdNews - USA

OpEdNews The medical community of Bay County is no longer satisfied with just a "Medical Apartheid", that separates the have's from the have-not's. With the help of the Bay county Health Department (a tax payer funded outfit) all indigent, uninsured, [more]

5:19:22 PM Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City: Real Estate Development That Should Get
JD Supra (press release)

JD Supra (press release) University of Florida Academic & Research Center - Breaking ground in October 2010, the University of Florida expansion into the Lake Nona medical community provides an 100000 square-foot facility that beginning this year, wi [more]

5:01:53 PM Anesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research
Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress Agreement was also particularly high among consultants holding academic posts and the authors suggest this may reflect their greater familiarity with assessing medical research. The anaesthetists also agreed with the scores allocated t [more]

4:48:42 PM Stratos Product Development Helps Proteus Biomedical Bring Its Advanced ...
MarketWatch - USA

SEATTLE, WA, Mar 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Stratos Product Development LLC today announced it is working with Proteus Biomedical to develop advanced mobile health technology to provide personalized therapy to users. [more]

4:36:03 PM Mevion Medical Systems Receives CE Marking Certification for the MEVION
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) This important commercial milestone indicates that Mevion has completed its development in compliance with the European Union's Medical Device Directive. The CE Marking allows the MEVION S250 to be marketed, sold, and inst [more]

4:36:03 PM TEXT-S&P rates Metronic snr unsecured debt 'A+'
Reuters - NY,USA

March 14 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its 'A+' rating to Minneapolis-based medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc.'s senior unsecured debt securities, drawn from a Rule 415 shelf registration. [more]

3:03:59 PM Breakthroughs In Chikugunya Research Led by A*STAR Scientists Spell New
Insciences Organisation - Basel,Switzerland

Insciences Organisation Recent breakthroughs in Chikungunya research spearheaded by scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have made great strides in the battle against the infectious disease. Working in close collaborations with  [more]

3:00:59 PM New Training Helps Pharmaceutical Companies Navigate “Sea Change” in FDA ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

The course is tailored for pharmaceutical and medical device companies, emphasizing the application of statistical tools to the different stages of the FDA 2011 Process Validation Guidance. As the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry wrestles with a [more]

3:00:59 PM Apricus Biosciences, San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative ...
MarketWatch - USA

SAN DIEGO, Mar 14, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Apricus Biosciences, Inc. ("Apricus Bio" or the "Company") (UTD:APRI) ( http://www.apricusbio.com ), San Diego Hospice (the "Hospice") and The Institute for Palliative Medicine today announced the [more]

3:00:57 PM Medical Device Manufacturing Sector Poised for Unprecedented Growth Driven
Virtual Strategy Magazine (press release) - Bedford,NH,USA

Virtual-Strategy Magazine Medical device manufacturing companies are poised to experience an era of unprecedented growth and opportunity with the aging population living longer, which is accelerating innovation, according to the Society of Manufactur [more]

3:00:57 PM SAVI Studies Verify Favorable Cosmetic Outcomes With Precise Delivery of ...
MarketWatch - USA

Cianna Medical, Inc. is a medical device company focused on women's health and dedicated to the innovative treatment of early-stage breast cancer. The company manufactures and markets the SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator, for the delivery of ... [more]

3:00:57 PM Media Alert: Omnify Software Hosts Webinar on Design Control for Medical
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) FDA statistics show that forty five to fifty percent of all medical device recalls stemmed from poor product design. Design controls are not only a regulatory requirement, they lay the foundation for the proper design and  [more]

2:28:22 PM Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through
Science Codex

Science Codex As an alternative to induced pluripotent stem cells, the technique promises to enable faster and more efficient production of functional cells for use in cancer therapy and a variety of other areas. Starting with the first-ever producti [more]

1:29:29 PM Refusal to import animals for scientific testing “choking off” medical ...
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

LONDON — Medical research in the UK is being jeopardized by activists who have convinced transport companies to stop importing animals for scientific experiments, a former British science minister says. Following campaigns by animal rights groups, .. [more]

1:29:29 PM Research!America Honors Leading Health Research Advocates
MarketWatch - USA

America Advocacy Awards WASHINGTON, Mar 14, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Research!America will honor some of our nation's foremost medical and health research advocates at the 16th Annual Advocacy Awards tonight at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditori [more]

1:29:29 PM Joco Research Triangle at last is a dream come true
Kansas City Star - MO,USA

Barger is receiving an experimental cancer drug through the University of Kansas Medical Center's new Clinical Research Center. The center on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway was built with Research Triangle tax money. “I love the place being here” [more]

1:29:29 PM The serious flaw in medical research: Mankind are not mice
Daily Mail - UK - UK

It would not be difficult to do a simple search of medical records to see if it has worked already in reducing cravings. More complex research looks to me to be unnecessary and, perhaps, more related to marketing than to clinical care. [more]

1:29:29 PM American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Awards $50000 Impact
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) AACN Impact Research Grants support clinical inquiry that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice. Priority projects address gaps in clinical research at the organization or system level and transla [more]

1:05:05 PM IBM's Biomedical Analytics Platform Helps Doctors Personalize Treatment
MarketWatch - USA

HAIFA, Israel and MILAN, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced it has developed a unique biomedical analytics platform for personalized medicine that could enable doctors to better advise on the best course of medic [more]

1:05:05 PM Cleveland biomedical companies growing, hiring talent
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

Cleveland's biomedical industry has grown from 300 companies in 2002 to over 700 companies in 2011. Medical Device companies make up half of the total and include firms such as Philips, Hitachi, Steris, Invacare, Integra, Greatbatch and GE. [more]

12:45:02 PM Verastem, Inc. Reports Year-End 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch - USA

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Mar 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verastem, Inc., (NASDAQ:VSTM) a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat breast and other cancers by targeting cancer stem cells, today reported financial results [more]

12:12:18 PM MolecularHealth Names Drug Safety and Personalized Medicine Expert Lawrence
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) While at the FDA, Dr. Lesko served as Chair of the Clinical Pharmacology Section of the Medical Policy Coordinating Committee and Co-chair of the Biopharmaceutics Coordinating Committee in the CDER, both of which developed [more]

11:41:52 AM Aids At 30 - a History
AllAfrica.com - Africa

It is important to remember, Harden emphasizes, the doubt and fear that surrounded the unknown illness as it attacked marginalized populations before eventually harnessing the attention of the medical community. And to note the developments that ... [more]

10:25:53 AM Medical device wins red dot award
Business Weekly - UK

Team Consulting, the Cambridge medical device design consultancy, has won a 2012 red dot design award for the Revitive IX, a 'circulation booster' designed for Actegy Health. The product was up against over 4500 rival devices that also entered the .. [more]

10:01:11 AM Medical research "at risk due to animal rights activists"
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK

Medical research could be put at risk after British transport companies refused to carry live mice, rats and rabbits under pressure from animal rights activists, it has been claimed. By Hannah Furness Although a small number of foreign airlines still [more]

10:01:11 AM New research report puts paid to medical tourism myths
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

“Medical Tourism Research: Facts And Figures 2012”, the latest report from medical tourism expert, Ian Youngman, puts the medical tourism sector in perspective and offers valuable insight into the size and nature of the current medical tourism market [more]

10:01:11 AM Study prompts call for wider ban on metal hips
Standard-Speaker - Hazleton,PA,USA

LONDON — New research confirmed that all-metal artificial hips fail more often than other types, fuelling concerns about the devices and prompting a call from researchers on Tuesday for a ban. Don't miss these Health stories Chicken jerky illness in  [more]

9:24:05 AM Biomedical research advances through new Australian Institute
News-Medical.net - World

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) will be officially opened this evening at the University of Sydney, and will significantly advance this highly multidisciplinary research for life sciences and medicine. [more]

9:24:05 AM Taiwan, Japan pursue biomedical partnership
Taiwan Today

ROC President Ma Ying-jeou looks on as Chinan Biomedical CEO James Chin-an Chen explains the company's proton cancer treatment R&D program in May 2011 at Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park. (Photo courtesy of Chinan Biomedical) By Meg Chang Taiwan and . [more]

9:04:57 AM Stem cell experts set a mammoth task
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa

Hwang was a national hero until some of his research into creating human stem cells was found in 2006 to have been faked. But his work in creating Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, in 2005, has been verified by experts. Stem cell scientists are n [more]

9:04:25 AM Bel Marra Health Supports a Recent Study That Says Circumcision Might
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) This news is big throughout the medical community and is especially important for people who know someone with prostate cancer. We know other risks have already been established, such as older age and family history. Bel Marra  [more]

9:04:25 AM KRMC Opens New Neuroscience and Spine Institute
Flathead Beacon - Kalispell,MT,USA

“It's impressive to have the kind of medical community we have,” Lindsay said. “That really helps the local community. That's one of the things I always wanted to do, was come back and help the community I grew up in.” The group of neurologists worki [more]

7:14:41 AM Breakthrough advanced skin cancer pill available in Britain
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK

Vemurafenib is one of the first breakthroughs in the fight against skin cancer, on the rise thanks to our fondness for foreign holidays, since the 1970s. Photo: ALAMY By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent Oncologists say vemurafenib, ... [more]

7:14:41 AM Breakthroughs in Chikungunya Research Led by A*STAR Scientists Spell New
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

DigitalJournal.com (press release) Singapore, Mar 14, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Recent breakthroughs in Chikungunya research spearheaded by scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have made great strides in the battle against the inf [more]

6:30:45 AM Biomedical conference stresses on device safety
IBNLive.com - New Delhi,India

CHENNAI: More than 200 biomedical industry players congregated at the Global Health City for a one-day Biomedical 2012 conference on March 12. The conference was a platform to learn from successful case studies in India and forge strategic partnershi [more]

6:30:45 AM South Meck to launch new medical training
CharlotteObserver.com - Charlotte,NC,USA

By Caroline McMillan A new high school biomedical science program offered through "Project Lead the Way" will introduce students to human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. South Mecklenburg High School's new biomedical . [more]

6:30:45 AM Lessons in sizing up surface science: Biomedical engineering and
Nanotechnology News (press release) - USA

Nanotechnology News (press release) I will be using the two new instruments with my junior level class in biomedical engineering and materials science. These students will be using the Zetasizer Nano systems to try to figure out which type of colloid [more]

5:59:07 AM Wheaton-Franciscan using new device to treat heart disease in patients
Journal Times Online - Racine,WI,USA

Journal Times MILWAUKEE — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare recently became one of the first healthcare providers in southeastern Wisconsin to use a newly approved medical device to open narrowed coronary arteries, even in heart disease patients with dia [more]

5:54:23 AM FDA: Drugs may go over-the-counter
Times Record News - Wichita Falls,TX,USA

The Food and Drug Administration is considering moving some prescription drugs from behind the counter to over-the-counter, and that has some in the medical community concerned. In a March 7 Associated Press article, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg [more]

5:54:23 AM US FDA approves Organogenesis' Gintuit for oral soft tissue regeneration

Organogenesis Inc., a business leader in the regenerative medicine field, has received the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Gintuit (Allogeneic Cultured Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts in Bovine Collagen), a cell-based  [more]

5:53:16 AM SMC alumni awarded grant for medical research at Yale
The Corsair

But now Peinado's days revolve around the latest advances in cancer research. Peinado, 26, received a grant to conduct medical research in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program at Yale University. This was made possible by the Howard Hughes  [more]

5:20:57 AM Stem cell trials aim to reverse ischemic strokes
KABC - Los Angeles,CA,USA

Local doctors are studying how to reverse strokes with stem cells. Valisa Blanton, a single mom, has been a hairdresser for 20 years, but that all changed last spring. "I couldn't talk, was like 'Ra-ra-ra -- I was like, 'Oh my God, what's happening t [more]

3:43:21 AM Homeopaths hit back at critical government report
NEWS.com.au - Australia

AUSTRALIAN homeopaths have rejected claims their treatments are "unethical" and do not work, as stated in a leaked draft report from the nation's peak medical research funding body. The report from the National Health and Medical Research Council ... [more]

3:43:21 AM British medical research under threat as ferries bow to activists
Daily Mail - UK - UK

Daily Mail By Mario Ledwith Britain's medical research industry is being damaged because ferry companies and airlines are refusing to import animals for testing in the face of protests by activists, it was claimed last night. Travel companies in the  [more]

2:44:55 AM FDA receives complaint about Houston company that stored Gov. Perry's stem
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA

Houston Chronicle Rick Perry's unregulated adult stem-cell operation is a potential danger to patients and not in compliance with federal law. In an eight-page letter sent last month, University of Minnesota bioethicist Leigh Turner called on the FDA [more]

1:28:04 AM StemCells Q4 Loss Narrows
NASDAQ - New York,New York,USA

(RTTNews.com) - StemCells, Inc. (STEM) reported fourth-quarter net loss of $7.2 million or $0.47 per share, narrower than the prior year's net loss of $9.0 million or $0.70 per share. On average, 3 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the ... [more]

1:25:41 AM Medical device deployment's dark side
FierceMobileHealthcare (press release)

With all of the new iPad fervor this week, it seemed a perfect time to dig into the dark side of these devices, or at least some of the headaches they can cause for hospitals that deploy them. So I sat down with Apple expert Kevin Hart of Tekserve, . [more]

1:25:41 AM D. Medical gets warning from Nasdaq on share price
CBS News - USA

NEW YORK — Medical device maker D. Medical Industries Ltd. said Tuesday it received a warning from the Nasdaq Stock Market because its shares are trading under $1. D. Medical Industries, which is based in Israel, develops and manufactures insulin ... [more]

12:59:25 AM BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 ...
MarketWatch - USA

Since receiving a positive recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee in May, the Company has been working with the FDA to obtain clarity regardi [more]

12:46:16 AM Lee University Holds Seminar On Community Development With Dr. Phillip
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA

The Chattanoogan Dirksen is the founder of Compassion Congo, an organization that seeks to restore hope by partnering with the local healthcare and medical community in eastern Congo to provide charitable surgical care and education. The seminar cons [more]

12:35:00 AM Joining stem cell database could save a life
Pictou Country Nova Scotia News - New Glasgow,Nova Scotia,Canada

She is undergoing chemotherapy and waiting for a match for a stem cell transplant, which doctors say is her only chance of being cured. In fact, only 30 per cent of people requiring stem cell transplants find donations from their own families – the . [more]

12:30:29 AM NCAA Funds Concussion Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin

"We know the immediate effects of concussion, but are challenged in identifying the factors that lead to long-term damage," said Dr. Michael McCrea, the director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and one of the principal . [more]

12:30:29 AM Nova Scotia's Immunovaccine partners with US college in addiction research
ChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada

A Nova Scotia biotechnology company has inked a deal with a prestigious American medical research college. Immunovaccine Inc. has partnered with Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City to bolster a promising vaccine for treating cocaine ... [more]

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