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HeartWare preps for $100M notes offering

December 9, 2010 8:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Framingham-based HeartWare International Inc. is planning a public offering of $100 million in convertible senior notes due 2017, with plans to grow its manufacturing capabilities, the company reported in a news release today.

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Exposure to North Dakota road material may increase risk of lung cancer

December 9, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) New data shows that people exposed to the mineral erionite found in the gravel of road materials in North Dakota may be at significantly increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer most often associated with asbestos...

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Personalized molecular therapy shows promising results for people with advanced lung cancer

December 9, 2010 8:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new study shows that a combination of epigenetic therapy and molecular targeted therapy has promising results at combating advanced lung cancer according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

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Adding ipilimumab to standard chemotherapy treatment for late-stage lung cancer may improve survival

December 9, 2010 8:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Ipilimumab used in combination with paclitaxel/carboplatin for stage IIIb/IV non-small cell lung cancer showed superior results in progression free survival when compared to paclitaxel/carboplatin alone, according to research presented at...

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510(k) Final Decisions - November 2010(2)

December 9, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

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510(k) Final Decisions - November 2010

December 9, 2010 8:30 am | Comments

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Centric Health buys surgical centre operator Surgical Spaces for $24 million

December 9, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Centric Health Corp. (TSX:CHH) to buy Surgical Spaces Inc., operator of False Creek Surgical Centre in Vancouver and Maples Surgical Centre in Winnipeg, for $24 million in cash-and-shares deal.

On Semiconductor low profile CSP for mobile products

December 9, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Supplying the smart phone marketplace is requiring components to become thinner and thinner. Umesh Sharma of On Semiconductor indicates that ??In thin smart phone products, the space between the cable and the board is so small that only ultra-thin IC or discrete components could be placed...

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European photonics business roundtable launched

December 9, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

To create business relationships between photonics SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and technology integrators, a group of European defense integrators and photonics clusters have launched a business roundtable for photonics sensors for defense and security.

Breakthrough towards lab-on-chip system for fast detection of single nucleotide variations in DNA

December 9, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Panasonic, core partner within imec?s Human++ program, and imec today presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco various critical components of a biomedical lab-on-chip sensor enabling fast detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA, such as a...

Caliper buying optical imaging play CRi for $20M

December 9, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Caliper Life Sciences Inc. is paying $20 million to acquire Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc. (CRi), a developer of optical imaging systems. Caliper plans to consolidate and move CRi's operations from Woburn to Caliper's headquarters in Hopkinton.

CDRH FY 2010 Strategic Priorities - Accomplishments

December 9, 2010 7:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

In January we released to the public and began implementing our 2010 strategic plan. The plan, CDRH FY 2010 Strategic Priorities, identified four priority areas of activity that presented significant opportunities to improve our effectiveness in...

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Analyzing the Unborn Genome

December 9, 2010 7:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Mapping the genome of a fetus from its mother's blood could mean less risky screening for prenatal diseases.

Sanofi-aventis Oncology Data to be Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 9, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 9, 2010 /- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) announced today that the final survival analysis (10-year follow-up) of the BCIRG001 study that included a Taxotere® (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate chemotherapy treatment regimen in the adjuvant...

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Ambry Genetics Launches Illumina HiSeq 2000 Next Generation Sequencing Services

December 9, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /- Ambry Genetics, a global leader in genomic services to the healthcare and life sciences industries, announced today that it has officially launched their Illumina HiSeq 2000 Next Generation Sequencing Services. Ambry Genetics has been an early adapter...

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