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Record time limit

December 22, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Running and swimming records are broken again and again at almost every international athletics event, But, can human performance continue to improve indefinitely? Will runners continue to accelerate off the starting blocks and reach the finish line in...

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Teledyne Technologies to acquire DALSA Corporation

December 22, 2010 6:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) ("Teledyne") and DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA) ("DALSA") jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement that provides for the acquisition of DALSA Corporation by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne.

Haemonetics to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 22, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 22, 2010 /- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE ) announced today that Brian Concannon, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm Pacific time.  The public...

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Humana raises 2011 profit outlook on acquistion

December 22, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. has raised its 2011 earnings-per-share expectations by a dime after completing its $790-million acquisition of privately held health care company Concentra Inc.The Louisville, Ky., insurer said Tuesday after markets closed it now expects earnings per share to range...

Centric Health buys assets of Dedicated National from court-appointed receiver

December 22, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Centric Health Corp. (TSX:CHH) says it has reached an agreement to buy certain assets of a series of bankrupt pharma companies for an undisclosed amount.The Toronto-based diversified medical care firm said it would purchase unspecified assets from related companies Dedicated National Pharmacies...

Stocks look to open little changed; investors look to U.S. GDP data

December 22, 2010 3:45 am | by Malcolm Morrison-Associated Press | Comments

The Toronto stock market headed for a slightly higher open Wednesday as oil prices advanced amid data showing U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected for a second week and investors look to the latest reading on U.S. economic strength.The Canadian dollar headed higher against the...

Edge EHR Corp. Announces edgeDMS for iPad, Native Touch-Based Clinical Charting Software for the Paperless Dental Office.

December 22, 2010 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE,  Dec. 22, 2010 /- Edge EHR Corp., EDGE, a provider of Dental  Practice Management solutions for the Mac OS®, is pleased to announce the release of edgeDMS™ for iPad® for Dentists and Dental offices looking to leverage the awesome power of...

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Assistive robotics get boost from software developments

December 21, 2010 7:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Experts in robotics-based assisting technologies say the real trick to the industry has been the software that runs such devices, and that software is now reaching a level of sophistication where even greater innovations will happen, and that means even better outcomes for the patients...

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Still River Systems targets 2012 for first proton beam radiation treatments

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Proton beam radiation therapy is recognized as a safer alternative to conventional X-ray radiation therapy, says Joe Jachinowski, CEO of Still River Systems Inc. But its slow adoption is all about price, he said. Still River Systems hopes to soon prove that it's taken a huge step toward...

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New researcher needs in the lab mean new challenges for architects

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In an effort to create more open laboratory spaces to provide easier access to other people and shared equipment, architects are taking a closer look at support space, areas such as cold rooms, tissue culturing rooms, and other specialized spaces where researchers spend a lot of time.

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Investors eye shift in Boston life sciences funding

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Venture capital may be playing a less important role in the region's biotech industry, while big pharma may be playing as important a role as VC, as a strategic investor to fund drug development, and as an eventual acquirer. Investors also point to more Boston-area activity by big pharma...

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Takeda Completes Settlements With All Defendants in U.S. Patent Litigation Involving ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCI), ACTOplus met® (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl) and duetac...

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") today announced that Takeda and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. ("TPNA"), have completed settlements with all defendants in patent litigation brought...

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MiMedx Announces Agreement to Acquire Surgical Biologics

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 21, 2010 /- MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDXG ), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Surgical Biologics, a leader in the...

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CEO Seeks to Make Connections With Hospitals

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Growing market share in the year ahead is at the top of the priority list for Jay Deady, who on Dec. 1 was hired as president and chief executive officer at Awarepoint Corp., the San Diego-based provider of tracking systems for equipment and patients.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New Patent Issued for Sodium Oxybate(2)

December 21, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent related to Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) oral solution titled "Microbiologically Sound and Stable Solutions of...

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