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Monkey-SIV cure, a new step towards a HIV vaccine?

HIV IMAGEA research published in the journal Nature shows that a vaccine has successfully cleared a monkey version of HIV from the bloodstreams of infected animals. 

The research team looked at the SIVmac239 (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus), a form of HIV found in monkeys, which is 100 times more aggressive and tend to kill them within 2 years after being infected.

The vaccine is based on the cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is part of the herpes family. Researchers then used the infectious power of CMV to sweep throughout the body. But instead of causing disease, they modified it to tell the immune system, and particularly the T-cells, to fight off the SIV molecules.

16 monkeys were vaccinated and then exposed to SIVmac239. In nine of the cases, the monkeys’ immune systems were able to fight off infection and destroy the virus. Those monkeys remained SIV free between 1.5 to three years later.

This success leads the US scientists to believe they can use a similar approach to test a vaccine for HIV in humans. Researchers engineered a CMV virus which generates the same immune response but whose virulence has been modified to the point where they think it is unequivocally safe

“This would first have to pass through the regulatory authorities, but if it does, he said he hoped to start the first clinical trials in humans in the next two years” one of the research team members, Professor Louis Piker says.

So far, HIV infection has only been cured in a very small number of highly-publicized but unusual clinical cases in which HIV-infected individuals were treated with anti-viral medicines very early after the onset of infection or received a stem cell transplant to combat cancer.

This latest research suggests that certain immune responses obtained by a new vaccine may also have the ability to completely remove HIV from the body.” It could also give support to another research made in Denmark, where scientists are investigating a way to fight off HIV reservoirs thanks to panobinostat, a molecule usually used to treat cancer

If you want to get the latest news about the Pharma and Healthcare, stay tuned on our blog and webinars presentations.

Business Review Webinars and ECCO working together at the European Cancer Congress 2013


BR-Logo-Master-300dpiLondon, UK, September 23, 2013 – Business Review Webinars, a thought leadership portal for business professionals in healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, announced today their presence at the European Cancer Congress 2013, to be held on September 27th– October 1st in Amsterdam. Together with ECCO, the European CanCer Organisation they will be working to deliver a series of interviews with internationally renowned speakers from worldwide top oncology research institutes, gathering together the most up-to-date results and discoveries from this year’s event. For those not able to attend this year’s Congress there, will be three exclusive one-hour streams, presented at the end of the day, featuring a panel of leading Oncologists, discussing the latest data.

To access the stream, register your interest at
To request further information or how to access on demand content, please contact Aneta Manningtonova [email protected]

To attend, or find out more about the European Cancer Congress 2013, please visit the event page

Business Review Webinars will also have a stand in the Exhibition area, to introduce their CMEaccredited Healthcare learning sessions specialising in oncology with a focus on Breast and Lung cancer. The purpose of these CME learning sessions is to deliver education that supports oncology healthcare professionals’ lifelong efforts to enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies. Each session will be approx 3 hours long.

Example schedule:
1 high level speaker per session
1hour of presentation and 10min of Questions and Answers
5-min Break
1hour of Presentation and 10min of Questions and Answers
5 min-Break
TEST for the audience (btw 15-20 questions)
At the end you will gain accreditation between 1 and 3 CME points.

Target audience for the 2014-2015 series:
Radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, clinical research
oncology related staff, nurses and medical students interested in our Educational e-Sessions.
For further information on CME accredited Healthcare learning sessions, please contact Aneta
Manningtonova [email protected]

Our sessions will be launched in March 2014

About ECCO
ECCO, the European CanCer Organisation represents the interests of over 60, 000 oncology
professionals. Striving for multidisciplinarity, the organisation connects the European cancer
community by leveraging knowledge, promoting education and building awareness. ECCO
continuously expands its outreach and education through the prestigious biennial series of European Cancer Congresses. ECCO also proactively engages with policymakers to bridge the gap between science and policy, and maximise the potential for achieving real change through consensus. For more information please visit:

About Business Review Webinars
Business Review Webinars (BRW) was established in March 2010 as part of Progressive Digital
Media Group Plc. BRW is a thought leadership portal for business professionals in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food & beverage, energy, packaging, supply chain and defence industries. BRWs goal is to create high level discussion between industry thought leaders and business professionals who are actively facing the day-to-day challenges of their respective industries. Webinars are free to register with and attend, and topics are based around an editorial plan established by our leading editors and analysts.

Are Energy and Lighting OEMs doomed to shrinking profitability?

FlextronicsFor over 5 years, smart grid and energy efficiency pundits hyped up a rosy future for OEMs by projecting almost unlimited demand for energy infrastructure projects. One could have been led to believe that utilities and their customers were queuing up to adopt the latest technologies.

But then reality set in. Commercial & industrial customers require shorter payback periods to justify infrastructure upgrades to energy efficient technology.  Long sales cycles, competition from new entrants, and the time required to bring new solutions to market have tempered both financial forecasts and profit margins. Adding to this, growing regional markets like Brazil have trade and tariff policies that drive local content requirements.

But all is not doom and gloom. There are strategies you can adopt to free up cash flow, accelerate time to market and mitigate risk when entering regional markets. As the global leader in supply chain solutions, Flextronics has been partnering with leading OEMs to help them more efficiently deliver solutions from concept to their customers – whether the customer is across the world or across the street.  Our experience in energy ranges from generation to distribution, smart meters to energy storage, and even LED lighting to energy management.

Even commercial & industrial businesses and their property managers can now reduce procurement costs while benefitting from utility cost savings of energy efficient lighting solutions.

Are you interested in learning how you can improve your company’s bottom line?  Join us for a complimentary webinar on 1st October at 3pm BST where we discuss case studies and strategies to grow your profitability.

Sanket Amberkar
Company website:

Business Review is Back!

BRWIt’s been a sun-filled summer here at Business Review and after our 2 month break of webinars we’re ready to get back to business, starting with our 3 pharma webinars coming up this week!


3M, Covance and Acurian are ready to discuss their business insight, new techniques and research with you as well as take any of your questions– don’t miss this opportunity.

Register now to secure your place:
10th September: 3M; A New Way to Purify Therapeutic Proteins
11th September: Covance; Understanding the Impact of DMPK Properties on the Future Success of a Drug Candidate
12th September: Acurian; Revealing the True Value of Patient Recruitment

QA/QC Insight: Integrating the lab with SAP®, Part 1

PEpicSteve Bolton, Marketing Program Manager for the Ensemble for QA/QC informatics platform at PerkinElmer Informatics, has recently written a piece as part of the QA/QC Insight blog series. Within this he discusses opportunities that integration between the lab and SAP can provide for you.

But are you worried about the complexity, time and cost involved? While many people are reluctant to try, in this two part series, Steve looks at two approaches to SAP QM integration that address these concerns.

He’ll start by considering a simple integration that connects instruments and data systems directly with SAP QM. Click here to read the full story.

Join PerkinElmer’s free webinar entitled ‘Create a Working Integration Between QA/QC Laboratories & SAP®’ on the 18th September at 3pm London/ 10am New York. Read more

Have your chance to listen to Jeroen de Haas, Director QA/QC Applications and Bill Wiersma, Sr. Field Marketing Professional, both from PerkinElmer, as they discuss how laboratories can retain flexibility and control over processes and enhance efficiency as they integrate with SAP. Join the discussion by sending in your questions and have them answered live! Read more

Do you maximise shutdown efficiency to minimise risk and downtime?


Meticulous planning and execution of shutdown maintenance work will minimise the risk to personnel while maximising efficiency and curtailing downtime of the asset.

Take a look at our brochure to see what products and services we can offer or view some of our case studies.

In your opinion what has been the biggest technological advance(s) when it comes to maintenance shutdowns and what else can be done to improve efficiency while protecting the safety of operational staff?

Scott Garner, Business Development Manager
Sandy Peter, Process Plant Solutions Manager

Scott and Sandy are presenting their webinar on the 9th October at 3pm London/10am New York. Have your chance to listen to them, send in your questions and have them answered live. Why not join the webinar and learn more?

Is sulphur recovery really the least liked job on any site?

Paqell 1Well, it certainly can be messy and rich in operational issues that need instant attention. What’s the biggest issue you face? At Paqell, we cannot remove the need for sulphur removal but we can change the way it’s done. Remember the 80’s? Back then, Paques technologists were searching for a better alternative method to remove sulphur from gas. The result was a logical combination of a well proven scrubber and a novel way to regenerate the scrubbing liquid so it could be used again. You could take a peak right now at to see what they came up with. Let me know what you think of the process.

The result is a technology that does not require a high temperature or pressure to operate and has no free H2S after absorber entry. The sulphur output is a slightly moist sulphur at ambient temperature; no need for melters or degassers. Our customers like it just the way it is but we’re committed to make it even better! What improvements would you like to see?


Why not join our webinar and learn about an interesting alternative you can put on the table next time Sulphur becomes an issue?

René Bakker
Paqell Business Manager

René is hosting the Paqell webinar on the 24th September 2013 at 3pm London/10am New York. Have the chance to listen to René, send in your questions and have them answered live. Read more.