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Dr. Jeffrey Freitag Appointed Chief Medical Officer of PharmaNet

February 17, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17, 2011 /- PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a leading provider of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, announced today that Jeffrey Freitag, M.D., Senior Vice President, PharmaNet Consulting,...

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BD Expands Industrial Microbiology Rapid Methods Portfolio

February 17, 2011 4:33 am | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | Comments

(February 16, 2011) -- Industrial microbiologists now have a new tool that was designed specifically to help quality control laboratories rapidly screen raw materials, as well as in-process and finished goods, for the presence of microorganisms that can threaten pr

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IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to Apply IBM's "Watson" Analytics Technology to Healthcare

February 17, 2011 4:33 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM and Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced a research agreement to explore, develop and commercialize the Watson computing system's advanced analytics capabilities in the healthcare industry. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

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Advanced Radiology Opens 3 Tesla MRI in Owings Mills, MD

February 17, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /- The new 3 Tesla (3T) MRI unit at Advanced Radiology's Owings Mills Cente r has a magnetic force 60,000 times stronger than the earth's magnetic field. That power lets radiologists view tiny problems in small joints, the brain, spine and abdomen - in...

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Md. governor touts $100M tax credit program

February 17, 2011 3:45 am | by BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers on Wednesday to support his proposal for a $100 million tax credit program to help high-tech industries get start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs.O'Malley usually appears before lawmakers to advocate for only one or two bills each session. He used this...

Nightingale Informatix reports smaller third quarter loss of $267,000

February 17, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nightingale Informatix Corp. (TSXV:NGH) reports third quarter loss of $267,000, compared to $350,000 in the same quarter the year before. The loss amounts to nil per share, unchanged from the third quarter of 2009. The company's revenue was $4.4 million, compared to $4.3 million the year before.

Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

February 17, 2011 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 17, 2011 /- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Financial...

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Broader psychological impact of 2010 BP oil spill

February 16, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) The explosion and fire on a BP-licensed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 had huge environmental and economic effects, with millions of gallons of oil leaking into the water for more than five months. It also had significant...

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2 knee replacements may be better than 1

February 16, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Replacing both knees in one surgery, or simultaneous total knee replacement was associated with significantly fewer prosthetic joint infections as well as other revision knee operations within one year after surgery, compared with total knee...

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Suniva collaborating with varian semiconductor on advanced n-type solar cell Using boron implantation

February 16, 2011 6:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Suniva Targets 20 Percent Efficiency for Screen-Printed Solar Cells on N-Type Wafer

Inhaling 'Red Mud Disaster' dust may not be as harmful to health as feared

February 16, 2011 3:47 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists in Hungary are reporting that the potential health effects of last October's Red Mud Disaster, one of the worst environmental accidents in Europe, may be less dangerous than previously feared. Their study, reported in ACS's journal...

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O'Malley touts $100M tax credit program

February 16, 2011 2:45 pm | by BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers on Wednesday to support his proposal for a $100 million tax credit program to help high-tech industries get start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs.O'Malley usually appears before lawmakers to advocate for only one or two bills each session. He used this...

Express Scripts 4Q profit jumps 48 percent

February 16, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit jumped 48 percent on a boost in copayments as the company continued integrating NextRx.For the period ended Dec. 31, the company reported net income of $329.6 million, or 62 cents per share, compared with...

Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits: Class 1 Recall

February 16, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Recall due to pocket fills may result in patient harm, serious injury, and/or death due to drug overdose or underdose.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits

February 16, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The SynchroMed II Programmable Pump and the SynchroMed EL Infusion System are used in patients undergoing therapy that requires the constant delivery of drugs or fluids into a patient?s body. The Medtronic refill kit is used in refilling Medtronic...

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