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05/09/2018
The Emmes Corporation today announced that scientists and health professionals from the company, LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lovelace Biomedical Environmental Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the U.S. Army Medical and Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, have completed a multi-year clinical trial testing hyperbaric oxygen as an intervention for U.S. military service members who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries with persistent symptoms.
04/23/2018
The Emmes Corporation today announced the creation of an internship program in which the company will offer one fellow from Egypt’s Children Cancer Hospital an internship to gain training and experience in clinical research. Under the new program, one fellow will be selected each year to travel to Emmes’ headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, to work with its clinical research experts. The duration of each internship will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
03/28/2018
The Emmes Corporation today announced the completion of a pivotal clinical trial for a new product developed by IDx that could help in detecting diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. IDx-DR is a fully autonomous AI-based diagnostic system that analyzes images of the retina for signs of diabetic retinopathy, providing instructions for follow-up care based on the level of disease detected. IDx-DR has been granted expedited review by the Food and Drug Administration.
12/20/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced its participation in a three-year study testing the results of two different opioid treatment medications. The research, published in one of the world’s oldest and best known medical journals, concluded that for those able to begin treatment, both drugs are nearly equal in their safety and effectiveness. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded the research. In addition to providing data management and statistical support, Emmes served as the clinical coordinating center. This involved protocol development, pharmacovigilance, quality assurance, safety monitoring and regulatory support. The clinical trial occurred between 2014 to 2017 at eight community treatment programs across the U.S. A total of 570 patients participated, with each group followed for a 24-week period.
12/07/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced its statistical and data management support of a clinical trial that offers new hope for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Stephen Wease and Dr. Beth Blackwell joined a team of prominent researchers from Duke University Medical Center to test whether umbilical cord blood would improve motor skills function in children suffering from the disorder. According to Wease, Emmes project leader, “The phase II trial showed promising results, and we’re eager for the next phases of research to further our understanding of this encouraging new mechanism for treating children with CP.”
11/30/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was named one of the top women-owned businesses in the Washington metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal. The company was ranked as the seventh largest women-owned business in the Washington region, up from number eight last year. Emmes was also included as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Top 100 private companies in September. Last year’s revenues were $90 million, and the company now has more than 600 employees.
09/20/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it is the new corporate sponsor of Leadership Montgomery’s Corporate Volunteer Council. The grant from Emmes will help Leadership Montgomery add new business partners, help existing partners increase the number of employee volunteers, and match volunteer interests with the needs of area non-profit and charitable organizations.
08/02/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health to support pediatric clinical trials sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Valued at nearly $70 million, the 10-1/2 year contract will support the NIH’s effort to improve the labeling of drugs for pediatric use. The company’s role as the data coordinating center involves study design, data management, regulatory support, pharmacovigilance, site monitoring, and statistical analyses.
07/13/2017
The Emmes Corporation today announced that Johannes Goll (co-lead author), Travis Jensen and Heather Hill made significant contributions to a recent paper summarizing new research on a vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu. The research was featured on the front page of the Proteomics journal. Emmes, together with Vanderbilt University, used a “systems biology” approach that examined changes in both gene and protein expression in several human immune cell types simultaneously over time. The research was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
07/12/2017
The Emmes Corporation launched its new presence in Frederick County, Maryland, holding a ribbon-cutting event for local officials, employees and business partners on June 28. Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and CEO, said, “One benefit of opening an office in Frederick was to allow our headquarters staff to work closer to home and reduce their commuting time. Employees were given the choice of remaining at the Rockville headquarters, moving to the new Frederick office, or splitting their time between the two locations.” More than 50 Emmes employees opted to work full- or part-time in the Frederick office. The company, which has been ranked as the area’s fifth largest bioscience employer, is now recruiting to fill 28 positions in anticipation of additional growth at this location.