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Mersana launches anti-cancer drug trial

June 23, 2010 4:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mersana Therapeutics Inc. has begun a Phase 1 trial of its anti-cancer drug candidate, designed to assess its safety and absorption in the body for patients with advanced solid tumors.

Cloud computing finds its niche in biotech and pharma

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

There are big savings in time and money for biotechs and pharmaceutical companies that turn to cloud computing, but it may only be for a while, not necessarily for the long term.

Boston Scientific sets up new $3B credit line

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device titan Boston Scientific Corp. has pulled together two deals worth $3 billion combined in loans and credit to replace its existing $1.75 billion revolving credit facility and pay some upcoming notes.


Manufacturer Charged Up About Device to Ease Arthritic Pain

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Besides losing weight, receiving cortisone shots, taking pain pills, or getting a total knee replacement, few options exist for patients living with moderate to severe osteoarthritis.


Risk factors for venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism differ between races

June 23, 2010 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study of 1,960 white Americans and 368 black Americans with objectively diagnosed venous thromboembolism showed that, compared to whites, blacks had a significantly higher proportion with pulmonary embolism, including idiopathic PE among black women, and a...


Robert Langer's reach touches New England biotech scene

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

It's hard to talk to someone who knows MIT inventor, scientist, professor, humanitarian and entrepreneur Bob Langer without bumping into superlatives. Langer's resume parallels that of the biotechnology industry itself.


Veteran and first-time biotech CEOs find commonalities

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biotech CEOs can learn from each other, but when Aura Biosciences founder and CEO Elisabet de los Pinos sought advice from On-Q-ity CEO Mara Aspinall, it turned out that they had plenty in common with their philosophies and goals.


Lexington biotech febit to cut 60 percent of workforce

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

DNA analysis technology firm febit Inc. has announced plans to cut its workforce by about 60 percent. The company, which has locations in Lexington and Germany, has a staff of 90 to 100, according to a febit press contact, which would mean up to 60 positions would be sliced from the workforce.


NxStage Medical signs supply contract

June 23, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dialysis products maker NxStage Medical Inc. said Wednesday its Medisystems division has been awarded an exclusive five-year blood tubing supply contract with Atlantic Dialysis Management Services.Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Under the deal, Atlantic Dialysis will now use...

How likely is misdiagnosis?

June 23, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) How likely is misdiagnosis? A researcher at hte University of Leicester is evaluating the accuracy of patient diagnoses.


World Precision Instruments Gains Added Precision with SYSPRO Software

June 23, 2010 10:45 am | by World Precision Instruments | Articles | Comments

World Precision Instruments (WPI) is a global leader in TEER measurement, nitric oxide sensing, and other sophisticated instrumentation vital to physiological and medical research. The privately held company began operations in New Haven, Conn., in 1967 as a small manufacturer

Report: A few insurers control Medicare Advantage

June 23, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small number of insurers controls a big chunk of the market for Medicare Advantage health plans, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report.The nonprofit foundation said three or fewer companies dominate the market in every state except New York for the plans, which are privately run...

City passes phone radiation law

June 23, 2010 10:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

San Francisco is set to be the first US city to require mobile phone retailers to post radiation levels next to handsets they sell.


Vermont Company Brushes Up on Decorating Challenges

June 23, 2010 10:31 am | by Vermont Company | Articles | Comments

Printing on toothbrushes used to be a challenge in the product decorating field, until the engineers at Pad Print Machinery of Vermont sunk their teeth into the problem. “Toothbrush manufactures were coming to us with a dozen different styles of

Rapid Prototyping Resin Unlocks a New Opportunity for Direct Manufacturing

June 23, 2010 9:59 am | by John Baldo, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Varian, Inc., a leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology, produced the first commercial NMR spectrometer more than 50 years ago. Since then, NMR has become a standard technique for chemical, biological, medical, and physical research. NMR imaging systems are recognized as significant tools for medical dia


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