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IN GOOD HANDS: Jennifer Beaugh, right, pharmacy supervisor at The Miriam Hospital, hands a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Karen Tashima at a clinic at The Miriam. Tashima is overseeing a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t yet received U.S. government approval.  / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

R.I. plays role in making new COVID-19 vaccines

What seemed like an epic race for an effective COVID-19 vaccine has produced several options that have people rolling up their sleeves across Rhode...

R.I. pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, citing federal recommendation

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this morning, following on a recommendation to states from...
CLOSE EYE: From left, associate manufacturer Adeline Lamothe, manufacturing process technician contract worker Austin White and associate manufacturer David Folco check the single-use bioreactors, which are used to control the conditions for generating protein cells at Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich. / COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Team approach allows Amgen to complete new biomanufacturing plant in 2020

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Overall Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer: Amgen Rhode Island Amgen Inc. develops medications for oncology/hematology, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, bone health, nephrology and...
PHARMACIST ASSIST: Jeanine Sinanan-Singh, co-founder and CEO of Vitae Industries Inc. in Providence, says the company’s AutoCompounder, which allows pharmacists to mix ingredients to create the proper dose of medication for an individual patient, was the first product of its kind to market. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Vitae’s AutoCompounder increasing efficiencies in personalized meds for pharmacies

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Emerging Manufacturer: Vitae Industries Inc. Vitae Industries Inc. works to promote efficiency in pharmacies with the assistance of its AutoCompounder product. Drug compounding...

R.I. approves vaccine, first doses distributed to hospitals

PROVIDENCE – A portion of Rhode Island's frontline health care workers were set to receive the first federally approved COVID-19 vaccine Monday. The Rhode Island...

Residents, staff at nearly 200 R.I. long-term care facilities to get...

PROVIDENCE – Residents and staff members at nursing homes will be among the first people in Rhode Island to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The state...
RHODE ISLAND officials say the first delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 19,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine could arrive in Rhode Island soon. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

R.I. outlines COVID-19 vaccination strategy, but some unknowns remain

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to get pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic – with cases overwhelming hospital systems and shuttering businesses – state...

Subsalve USA LLC

THE STORY: For close to 40 years, Subsalve USA LLC has worked to keep people and vessels above water. The North Kingstown-based manufacturer specializes...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...
ready foR u.s. SafeCirc CEO Mark King holds an AccuCirc device that will provide a safer and better-timed circumcision option for newborns. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

SafeCirc’s AccuCirc device a game-changer for newborns

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS SafeCirc THE ACCUCIRC DEVICE, used for more than 10 years in Africa, has successfully undergone four clinical trials, along...

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