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PerkinElmer paying $220M for CambridgeSoft and ArtusLabs

March 24, 2011 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham-based life sciences and environmental tech giant PerkinElmer Inc. plans to acquire life sciences software firm CambridgeSoft Corp., and has already completed the purchase of ArtusLabs Inc. of Durham, N.C., paying a combined $220 million for the companies.

BL Healthcare brings Series A up to $5M

March 24, 2011 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

BL Healthcare Inc., a Foxborough-based developer of electronic technology for health care, has bumped up a previous funding round from $5 million to $6 million, and boosted the amount of that round it has received from $3 million to $5 million.

Gilead Sciences offering $1 billion in notes

March 24, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it is publicly offering $1 billion in notes.The company said the notes will mature on April 1, 2021, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 4.5 percent. The offering is expected to close March 30, 2011.Gilead intends to use the...

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Gateway to Hope: Missouri Nonprofit Leads the Fight against Breast Cancer by Providing Donated Medical and Surgical Care at No Cost to Patients

March 24, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, March 24, 2011 /- Frustrated at seeing patients die because of lack of insurance or financial means, Dr. David A. Caplin and Dr. Marlys E. Schuh founded Gateway to Hope in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005. Based on the belief that every person diagnosed with breast cancer should be...

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Henry Schein Ranks #1 in Its Industry for Social Responsibility as a Fortune 2011 World's Most Admired Company

March 24, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 24, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC ), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, has been ranked number one in the "Wholesalers:  Health Care" industry in Fortune...

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Reportlinker Adds Triple Analysis: Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma

March 24, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Triple Analysis: Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma http://www.reportlinker.com/p0284975/Triple-Analysis-Colorectal-Cancer-Lung-Cancer-and-Lymphoma.html This...

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Reportlinker Adds Therapeutics for Immune System Disorders

March 24, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Therapeutics for Immune System Disorders http://www.reportlinker.com/p0461662/Therapeutics-for-Immune-System-Disorders.html In 2010, the global market for drugs for the...

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VTI starts volume production of the CMR3000 3-axis gyro sensor

March 23, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

VTI Technologies has started volume production of the world's smallest and lowest power consuming digital output 3-axis angular rate sensor, the CMR3000.

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A Genomic Blueprint for Cancer

March 23, 2011 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The largest cancer genome sequencing project yet highlights molecular pathways at the heart of an aggressive blood cancer.

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Baxter International names Saccaro as treasurer

March 23, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Baxter International Inc. said Wednesday it chose James Saccaro as treasurer.Saccaro was Baxter's vice president for strategy. He has worked for the company since 2002. The company's former treasurer, Robert Hombach, was promoted to chief financial officer on June...

Physics story tops EurekAlert!'s 2010 list of most-visited releases

March 23, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The most-visited story on EurekAlert! in 2010 was the discovery of a "golden ratio" in the nanoscale symmetry of solid matter. The finding put forth the new suggestion that matter on the quantum level may possess its own unique,...

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Millennium Surgical adds "SurgicalInstruments.com" Name

March 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NARBERTH, Pa., March 23, 2011 /- Millennium Surgical, recently named one of Philadelphia's 100 Fastest Growing Privately-owned Companies, is expanding its brand in the healthcare marketplace with the acquisition of the domain name SurgicalInstruments.com. SurgicalInstruments.com provides...

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Air Products Lands Contract with Genesis for KeepCOLD® Cryogenic Services

March 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 23, 2011 /- Air Products (NYSE: APD ) announced today the signing of a long-term contract with Genesis Medical Imaging, Inc., one of the United States' largest independent MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) service providers based in Huntley, Illinois. Under the...

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1 in every 5 Spaniards suffers from insomnia

March 23, 2011 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Insomnia is common in Spain, and affects one person in every five. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and the Stanford University School of Medicine, which shows that...

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Global Device Task Force Reforms — Without Industry

March 23, 2011 1:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The Global Harmonization Task Force, which was created in 1992 to “achieve greater uniformity between national medical device regulatory systems,” decided recently to disband and reform without industry representatives. The group is comprised of the U.S. FDA and the regulatory bodies of...

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