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Swedish nanowire-based LED developer completes SEK 170 million financing round

October 6, 2010 1:32 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Lund (Sweden) based nanowire semiconductor LED developer GLO AB announced the closing of an SEK 170 million investment round (approximately USD 25 million) and establishment of a California-based engineering center to supplement its current efforts in Sweden and Denmark

DaVita prices notes offering

October 5, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DaVita Inc. said Tuesday it priced an offering of two sets of senior notes totaling around $1.6 billion.The company priced $775 million principal amount of 6.375 percent senior notes due 2018 and $775 million principal amount of 6.625 percent senior notes due 2020.The offering is expected to...

Express Scripts completes spinoff of Rx Outreach

October 5, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said Tuesday it completed the spinoff of its Rx Outreach business.Express Scripts said Rx Outreach aims to improve access to prescription drugs for low income, uninsured people and working families.Rx Outreach has applied for federal recognition as...

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Mice with human body's defenses

October 5, 2010 3:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Therapeutic antibodies can be an efficient alternative when common drugs do not work anymore. However, antibodies obtained from blood of animals such as mice could not be used: The human immune system recognizes them as foreign and...

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Powerful free radical causes lung damage from oxygen therapy

October 5, 2010 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) The most toxic free radical appears responsible for much of the lung damage that can result from oxygen therapy in the critically ill or injured, MCG researchers report. Within just a few days, ventilators and oxygen chambers used to significantly increase...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Vertebral Compression Fracture Devices Industry

October 5, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Vertebral Compression Fracture Devices Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0305176/Global-Vertebral-Compression-Fracture-Devices-Industry.html This report analyzes the...

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Expert Dr. David Samadi, MD Discusses Study Which Found That Low-Income Men Had High-Risk Prostate Cancer Tumors

October 5, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /- According to a report from San Francisco General Hospital, low-income men are more likely to have advanced prostate cancer compared to their financially secure peers. "As of right now, the reason behind this statistic is not because of a lack of access to quality...

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Houston Technology Center Announces Winners of the Inaugural Goradia Innovation Prize

October 5, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /- Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, announced the winners of the Goradia Innovation Prize awarded to early stage companies that are commercializing innovative technology within the Gulf Coast region....

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Hologic to Release Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 Operating Results on Monday, November 8, 2010

October 5, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 5 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced plans to release its...

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MEPs and health professionals call for urgent action to tackle chronic diseases

October 5, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86 percent of all deaths in the WHO European Region....

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Senticare tests medication adherence system

October 5, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Senticare Inc.'s Pillstation technology, made to help patients adhere to medication regimens, is currently being tested in trials by the New York City Department of Health, Columbia University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

NormOxys appoints Riedel to lead regulatory affairs

October 5, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Gerard (Rod) Riedel has been named vice president, regulatory affairs and program management, at Wellesley biotech NormOxys Inc., where he will help advance the company's lead drug candidate, OXY111A.

Novation® Awards Siemens as Single Source for Urine Chemistry and Microbiology Systems and Tests

October 5, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 5 /- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announces two new three-year agreements with Novation as the sole source for urine chemistry, combined urine chemistry and microscopy systems, and for microbiology systems and panels.  Novation serves the purchasing needs of...

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Canadian Health Care System Pressuring Manufacturers to Lower Drug-Eluting Stent Prices in US$55 Million Market

October 5, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the Canadian interventional cardiology device market is a highly competitive and dynamic market, with a small number of large competitors fighting for market...

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Pixtronix and Hitachi displays announce successful joint development

October 5, 2010 8:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Displays Built Based Upon Pixtronix PerfectLight MEMS Display Technology to Be Demonstrated at CEATEC

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