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Stryker's 2Q net income increases 10 percent

July 20, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter net income increased almost 10 percent on higher sales domestically for two of its products.Net income for the three months ending June 30 rose to $319 million, or 80 cents a share, from $291.3 million, or 73 cents a share, in...

Earnings roundup: Apple, VMware

July 20, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the earnings stories for Tuesday, July 20, from AP Financial News:Top stories:CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 78 percent, thanks to sales of its iPhone and the new iPad tablet computer.Other stories:PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — VMware Inc., a...

Artisan Pharma adds $3M to coffers in new round

July 20, 2010 1:39 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham drug maker Artisan Pharma Inc. has closed on $3 million in new equity funding according to federal documents. The latest funding brings the total raised by Artisan since it was founded in 2006 to $574.4 million.

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Where the wild veggies are

July 20, 2010 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Cucumbers and melons are familiar items on our market stands. Botanists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have now shown that both plants originated in Asia. The cucumber traces its ancestry to the slopes of the Himalayas, but,...

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Biotech Firm Establishing India Operations

July 20, 2010 1:37 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Oceanside-based biotech firm International Stem Cell Corp., aka ISCO, said July 20 it will set up an affiliate company in India to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products.

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CONSTELLATION Vision System: Recall

July 20, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Software and hardware problems associated with unexpected system loss of power, unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion performance problems.

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Acorda gets $1M heart failure therapy grant

July 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. received a $1 million federal grant to study a potential treatment for heart failure, the company said Tuesday.The grant is from the National Institute of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Acorda expects to begin clinical testing of glial growth factor...

Disease genes that followed the Silk Road identified

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) Scientists have identified key genes responsible for a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of Europe.

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FDA accepts historical controls for epilepsy monotherapy studies

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New York University researchers revealed that data from previously completed withdrawal to monotherapy studies for antiepileptic drugs provide a valid control for future studies, obviating the need for placebo/pseudo-placebo trials to demonstrate the efficacy of...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Alcon Research LTD doing business as Alcon Laboratories, Inc. - CONSTELLATION Vision System

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Alcon initiated the recall after it identified both software and hardware problems which have been associated with unexpected system loss of power (shutdowns), unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion pe

MarketsandMarkets Partners With Centre of Business Intelligence (CBI) for its Market Research and Product Forecasting Summit

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS , July 20, 2010 /- Event Date- July 26 - 27, 2010 Location- Philadelphia, PA About the event: Join your colleagues and peers to discuss optimizing, executing and improving market research to drive accurate sales forecasting. This is a...

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Susquehanna Financial Group Hires Gary Nachman as Senior Analyst to Cover the Specialty Pharmaceuticals Sector

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , July 20 /- Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP (SFG), the institutional broker-dealer member of the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG), announced today that Gary Nachman has joined the firm as the Senior Analyst covering the Specialty Pharmaceuticals sector. Mr....

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Thinnest, Lightest DR Detector Now Available

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. , July 20 /-   Imaging facilities looking to convert existing analog x-ray rooms to digital can now benefit from the ease-of-use and exceptional image quality of the FDR D-EVO™ flat panel cassette from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.  Now FDA 510(k)...

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Sleep expert offers pros, cons of sleeping with pets

July 20, 2010 11:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When man's best friend wants to hop into bed at night, there are conflicting opinions about whether it should be allowed for those already having sleep troubles. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine , deciding whether to let a pet sleep in bed with you depends on you and...

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This week's IPOs could create hot streak

July 20, 2010 10:45 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The IPOs of debit card provider Green Dot Corp., Chinese software services supplier Camelot Information Systems Inc. and clean technology company Ameresco Inc., expected this week, could extend Friday's strong performance into a hot streak.Shares of RealD Inc. and Qlik Technologies Inc. both...

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