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Benjamyn Tan Promoted to Senior Account Executive at College Hill Life Sciences

London: College Hill, the International business communications consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamyn Tan of its Life Sciences team to Senior Account Executive.

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College Hill Life Sciences Adds Clients in the U.S.

San Francisco: During the past few months, several leading life science organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors have selected the Life Sciences team of College Hill to develop and execute strategic public relations campaigns in the U.S. Among these organizations were Amarantus Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly CNS Protein Therapeutics), a Sunnyvale-based biotechnology company developing first-in-class disease-modifying treatments that address the underlying cause of cell death, and SeQual Technologies, Inc., a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of medical oxygen systems known worldwide for their reliability, quality, and revolutionary design and economy.

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College Hill Life Sciences Survey Finds External Communications Support Considered "Necessity, Not a Luxury"

London: Despite the global economic recession, nearly two-thirds of Life Science companies either plan to increase or maintain their spend on strategic external communications in the coming year, with a growing reliance on new communications channels. A recent survey by College Hill Life Sciences found that 30 percent of life science companies planned to increase their communications budgets during the next 12 months, while 28 percent will keep them unchanged. 38 percent of decision makers indicated communications budgets will be reduced, while the remaining 4 percent said that they were undecided. A parallel College Hill Life Sciences survey, conducted through online business media site LinkedIn, found that 54% of Life Science executives responsible for marketing, sales and communications said they are more likely to include social media alongside traditional media campaigns in their 2010 marketing plans than other tactics.

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GE Launches $250 Million Healthymagination Fund

London: Having had long standing relationships with GE Healthcare's corporate PR and life sciences marketing communications teams, when GE prepared to announce the launch of a $250 Million Healthymagination Fund and wanted to ensure coverage in healthcare, life sciences and financial media they came to College Hill for support in media outreach across Europe. This exciting development for GE was announced by CEO Jeff Immelt in New York and the announcement was distributed worldwide by GE. Simultaneously, the release was issued to a tailored distribution list targeting the top trade media in North America, Europe and Asia and personally followed up with the key publications. In addition, College Hill carried out language specific outreach in both German and French.

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College Hill Welcomes New Addition to Life Sciences Team

London, Manchester, San Francisco, Munich: College Hill, the International business communications consultancy, welcomes Rachel Smylie to its Life Sciences team. Rachel joins College Hill as Executive Assistant, supporting the Managing Partner, Sue Charles, and the global life sciences team in all offices.

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Dr Lynne Trowbridge Promoted to Senior Account Director at College Hill Life Sciences

London: The Life Sciences team of International business communications consultancy, College Hill has announced the promotion of Dr Lynne Trowbridge to Senior Account Director.

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College Hill Wins Imperial Innovations

London: Following a four-way process, College Hill has been appointed by Imperial Innovations Group plc to manage its financial and corporate communications in order to raise awareness of the Group's rapidly growing reputation as a technology commercialisation and investment leader.

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Jane Goodall Institute Recruits PR Talent to its UK Board of Trustees

London: Sue Charles, Managing Partner at College Hill Life Sciences, has joined the Board of the Jane Goodall Institute, UK as Trustee.

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College Hill Ranked 10th Largest Healthcare Consultancy in PR Week Healthcare League Table

London: College Hill, the international business communications consultancy, is pleased to have been ranked 10th in PR Week’s analysis of the top 25 UK Healthcare agencies, based on 2008 gross revenues from its healthcare PR work by the College Hill Life Sciences sector team.

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College Hill Appointed By the British Council to Support Darwin Now

London: The life sciences team of College Hill, the international business communications consultancy has been appointed by the British Council to develop a PR programme for its Darwin Now campaign, following an invitation to tender and a competitive pitch.

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College Hill Life Sciences Expands Public Relations Client Base and U.S. Team

San Francisco: The Life Sciences team of College Hill, the international business communications consultancy, announced today that it has expanded its client base and bolstered its team in the U.S. During the first quarter of 2009, several organizations in the biotechnology sector selected College Hill to develop and execute strategic public relations campaigns in the U.S. Among these organizations were Cyntellect, Inc., a leading provider of microplate-based cytometry systems for in situ cellular analysis and purification, and Altair Therapeutics, Inc., an emerging biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat human respiratory diseases.

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College Hill Appointed By London South Bank University

London: College Hill has been appointed by London South Bank University (LSBU) to develop an integrated public relations, public affairs and crisis communications programme, following a competitive pitch. 

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College Hill Life Sciences Extends Healthcare Offering with Senior Hire

London: The Life Sciences team of International business communications consultancy, College Hill has extended its healthcare offering to the pharma industry with the appointment of Dr Lynne Trowbridge.

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College Hill Expands in the U.S.

San Francisco and London: College Hill, an international business communications consultancy headquartered in London, announces the opening of an office in San Francisco. The new office will have a strong focus on the life sciences sector, providing a U.S. service both for College Hill’s international life sciences clients as well as expanding its U.S. client base.

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