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CROs gain traction from pharma cost cuts

August 13, 2010 1:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Parexel International Corp., a Boston-based contract research organization, reported this week that its profit more than doubled in the second quarter year over year. The company is a poster child for the findings in the Global Life Sciences Hiring Index, which found that services and...

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Cell membranes capture electrical energy to amplify sound

August 13, 2010 1:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Lightning, with its bright flash and deadly force, has nothing on the electrical energy generated by human cells. Now researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that cell membranes, the thin outer layer of cells, act alone to convert that electrical energy into mechanical force,...

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Aug. 13, 2010

August 13, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 13, 2010.Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:INE): $0.14818. Payable Jul 15. Record Jun 30.Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Units (TSX:CHL.UN): $0.091875. Payable Sep 15....

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6 French Engage Introducer Devices by St. Jude Medical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Shaft From Hub

August 13, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur during surgical procedures.

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Thermo Fisher to shutter Rhode Island facility

August 13, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Instrumentation company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is closing down its East Providence, R.I., facility, leaving 66 people unemployed, according to a spokesperson for the company. The facility develops reagents, calibrators and controls used to make disease-focused tests.

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Sun Healthcare prices offering of 26.7 M shares

August 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday it priced an underwritten public offering of 26.7 million shares at $7.75 per share.The offering is expected to close Aug. 18. The company gave underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to 4 million additional shares of its stock...

3 Ky. companies awarded energy efficiency grants

August 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear says three Kentucky companies have been awarded stimulus funding to make energy-efficient upgrades.Beshear announced Thursday that General Electric Co. in Louisville will receive $2.5 million, Arch Chemicals Inc. in Brandenburg will receive $450,000 and International Paper...

Prolatis': Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 13, 2010 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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Daxor Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings and Team HF Study

August 13, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Leisureworld Announces August Dividend

August 13, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW) today announced that the Company's dividend for August, 2010 will be $0.0708 per share, representing $0.85 per share on an annualized basis. Payment will be made on September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record August 31, 2010.About...

Acetaminophen use in adolescents linked to doubled risk of asthma

August 13, 2010 3:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with...

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Biogen sued over drug safety

August 12, 2010 1:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Nebraska man, 23-year-old Jesse Peetz, has filed suit in federal court against Biogen Idec Inc. and Genentech Inc., alleging that the companies did not properly advise patients of the risks associated with its drug, Rituxan, after Peetz said he suffered an infection that left him paralyzed.

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Laying the Foundation for a Sound Package Testing Program

August 12, 2010 12:44 pm | by Britte Jones | WuXi AppTec | Articles | Comments

Ensuring the medical device packaging is sufficient to meet the needs of all challenges during a device’s journey is as important as the integrity of the device itself. This article outlines four key considerations OEMs need to address in order to ensure they are establishing a solid foundation upon which to build their package testing program.

Boston Heart Lab raises $10M

August 12, 2010 11:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Boston Heart Lab Corp., a provider of cardiac diagnostic tests and disease management information, has pulled in a funding round worth $10 million.

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Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change - Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

August 12, 2010 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Warnings and Precautions section of Prescribing Information and patient Medication Guide revised to include information about the risk of aseptic meningitis.

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