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Quest Diagnostics to pay $241M for overcharges

May 19, 2011 4:45 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

California's biggest provider of medical lab testing has agreed to repay the state $241 million for more than 15 years of overcharges to Medi-Cal, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.The settlement from Quest Diagnostics Inc. is the result of a 2005 lawsuit brought by a...

A Nanotubes Patch to Help Heal the Heart

May 19, 2011 2:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers create carbon nanotubes that mimic natural tissue and can regenerate heart cells in a dish.

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Consumer Information on: VITROS & #xae; Immunodiagnostic Products HBeAg Reagent Pack, Calibrator and Controls - P090028

May 19, 2011 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products HBeAg Immunoassay is a laboratory test used to detect hepatitis B e antigen associated with the hepatitis B virus (HBV)2 infection.

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Summary Information for: VITROS & #xae; Immunodiagnostic Products HBeAg Reagent Pack, Calibrator and Controls

May 19, 2011 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products HBeAg Reagent Pack, Calibrator and Controls (P090028).

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Five Ways to Improve Your Practice

May 19, 2011 11:37 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Boost your patient satisfaction and streamline your workflow with these top five tips.

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Improved Endoscopy Method Increases Detection of Esophageal Pre-Cancer by Over 40 Percent

May 19, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /- Two studies published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences have demonstrated that an improved method for performing the standard upper endoscopy examination done on over eight million Americans with heartburn each year increases the detection of pre-cancerous cells...

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BD Launches BD MAXâ„¢ System in U.S. to Empower Laboratories and Clinicians to Respond to Emerging Diseases

May 19, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BALTIMORE, May 19, 2011 /- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), today announced the U.S. launch of the BD MAX™ for use as an open system. BD MAX is the first and only fully automated, bench-top molecular system designed to perform a broad...

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LABSCO to Distribute Cepheid GeneXpert® Systems and Tests

May 19, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOUISVILLE, K.Y., May 19, 2011 /- Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the largest privately held supplier of diagnostic instrumentation and clinical laboratory products to hospitals, physician office laboratories, reference labs and other non-acute care settings in the United States,...

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Oclaro targets fiber laser expansion to become the primary merchant supplier

May 19, 2011 10:54 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

As new entrants line up to challenge IPG, Oclaro is aiming to become the primary merchant supplier of power diodes for fiber laser systems.

Elbit lands $20M electro-optics contract

May 19, 2011 10:54 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Unspecified Asian country places major order for optical surveillance kit, but electro-optic sales decline at the Israeli defense firm.

Supply Chain Agenda 2011 Research: Supply Chain Executives Say Market and Demand Volatility are Driving Supply Chain Visibility

May 19, 2011 10:53 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Although the general economic outlook at the start of 2011 seems positive, a significant number of the respondents to this year's survey indicate they are uncertain about market demand in 2011 and that they are therefore determined to improve visibility

Global Trade Flow Index Reveals Impact of Japan Earthquake Led to 3% Reduction in Global Trade Levels in Q1 2011

May 19, 2011 10:52 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

A recent analysis from Capgemini Consulting reveals a decline in global trade flow levels, as a direct impact of the earthquake disaster in Japan and the resulting effect on trade with major economies. The analysis also highlights continued growth in

Unilife to Present at the 2011 UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference in London

May 19, 2011 10:51 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

YORK, Pa., May 19, 2011 /- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) today announced that it will be presenting at the 2011 UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference in London. Dr. Ramin Mojdeh, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of...

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Johnson & Johnson to Host Pharmaceuticals Business Review

May 19, 2011 10:51 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 19, 2011 /- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) will host a review of its Pharmaceuticals business for the investment community beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at The Heldrich Hotel, in New Brunswick, N.J. ending at approximately...

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Atomic-scale Structures of Ribosome Could Help Improve Antibiotics

May 19, 2011 10:50 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

In a development that could lead to better antibiotics, scientists from several institutions including Berkeley Lab derived atomic-scale resolution structures of the cell's protein-making machine, the ribosome, at key stages of its job. The structures reveal that the ribosome's ability to...

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