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Abstracts for the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in Berlin go up online on Friday, Oct. 29

October 27, 2010 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) The majority of the abstracts to be presented at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on "molecular targets and cancer therapeutics? will go up online two weeks before the meeting at midnight CET on Friday, Oct. 29, and can be reported from that...

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ESHRE publishes English textbook for paramedics

October 27, 2010 3:30 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) A Dutch textbook, in layout and depth of knowledge suitable for paramedics and for use in higher professional education, was the basis for this European textbook. It is the first to be written for nurses working in reproductive health.

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Affymetrix posts penny profit in 3Q; cuts expenses

October 27, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix Inc., which makes genetic testing technology, said Wednesday it posted a profit in the third quarter despite lower revenue, as cost-cutting helped it turn around from a loss a year earlier.Net income was $968,000, or 1 cent per share. In the same period last year, Affymetrix's net...

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Spectranetics loss widens in 3Q as expenses rise

October 27, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Spectranetics Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed and revenue grew just 3 percent.For the July-September quarter, Spectranetics, which makes single-use medical devices used in cardiovascular procedures, reported a loss of $12.7...

1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

October 27, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) Today in the journal Nature, the 1000 Genomes Project, an international public-private consortium, published the most comprehensive map of human genetic differences, called variations, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic...

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AMAG gets FDA warning for misbranding drugs

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The FDA has sent a letter to the CEO of AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc., warning the company that websites promoting two FDA-approved products omit information about risks associated with the drug products.

Prostate Oncology Specialists Among First in the Nation to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients With PROVENGE

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Oct. 27 /- Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. of Marina del Rey is among the first sites in the nation to treat advanced prostate cancer patients with PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), the first in a new therapeutic class known as autologous cellular immunotherapies....

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Abbott Statement: Abbott Provides Support for Cholera Relief Efforts in Haiti

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Haiti relief efforts build on Abbott's existing philanthropic partnerships to expand access to health care in the country.  Since 2007, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have provided more than $34 million in grants and product donations to help address health needs in Haiti, including...

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Tengion Reviews Pipeline Progress at First Analyst and Investor Meeting; Strategic & Clinical Updates Provided for Regenerative Medicine Programs

October 27, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 27 /- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ), a leader in regenerative medicine, reviewed pipeline progress at its first Analyst and Investor Meeting which was held today in New York City.  The event featured updates and discussions of milestones and key data for the...

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Founder of Northstar Healthcare takes control, returns as chief executive

October 27, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder and first chief executive of Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC) is returning, having recently acquired a majority ownership stake in the company. Donald Kramer will be Northstar's CEO, replacing Steve Linehan who is leaving the company. Northstar owns or manages surgical centres in...

GTC Biotherapeutics makes a profit by regaining ATryn drug rights

October 27, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. reported a profit of $3.5 million for the third quarter of 2010, compared with a loss of $5.1 million, or 48 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2009.

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Supply Chain Efficiency Was Key Factor in Driving Profits for Manufacturers and Service Providers During Down Economy

October 27, 2010 10:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Amid economic turmoil, businesses rely on the efficiency of supply chain operations to respond to consumer demand for lower prices and the ability to maintain profits, as indicated by the eighth annual "Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress."

GlaxoSmithKline Applauds North Carolina's Child Advocates

October 27, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /- North Carolina's public health professionals today were honored with GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards for improving children's health through a variety of programs, including school health nurses, nutrition education, immunizations and better...

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Paragon Bioservices Launches Second Expansion to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary

October 27, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BALTIMORE, Oct. 27 /- Paragon Bioservices, a Baltimore-based CMO focused on the contract research, process development and manufacturing of biologics, announced today that the company will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November by undergoing a second expansion of facilities at the...

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As Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Goes Global, Threat of Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property Theft and Contamination Rises, Finds New Report; New Supply Chain Management Strate...

October 27, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /- Global pharmaceutical outsourcing has become increasingly prevalent, but is creating a complex and risky supply chain environment that has pharmaceutical and life sciences executives on high alert, according to a major study co-sponsored by PwC US and published today...

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