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Cigna completes offer, buys $169 million in notes(2)

December 16, 2010 1:46 pm | Comments

Health care benefit provider Cigna Corp. said Thursday it completed a tender offer for up to $300 million of 6.35 percent senior notes due in 2018.Cigna said it will purchase $169.3 million in notes that were tendered by the Dec. 15 expirationCigna shares fell 49 cents to close Thursday at...

Elsevier Foundation announces 2010 grants for libraries in developing countries

December 16, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2010 recipients of grants under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, committing over $300,000 to support the work of libraries in developing countries. The 2010 grant recipients were selected from 260...

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Road to a safer future

December 16, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) A successful collaborative effort between researchers and industry partners has led to the development of an automated and robust traffic surveillance system, which could make road travel across Europe safer for all.

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Ensign Group raises dividend to 5.5 cents

December 16, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Ensign Group Inc., which runs nursing homes and assisted living centers, said on Thursday that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 5.5 cents per share on Jan. 31 to shareholders of record Dec. 31.The dividend is an increase from the 5 cents per share it had paid previously. The company said...

<i>Blog: </i>Serendipity of HIV cure awaits followup

December 16, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Michelle Lang blogs: The latest case of scientific serendipity comes from widely reported news in Berlin that an HIV positive patient being treated for leukemia with a stem cell transplant has been “cured” of HIV. This initial find opens doors to research and, heck, even to industry.

ActiveO Pursues Copyright, Trademark Infringement Action Against Medtronic

December 16, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

After unsuccessful attempts to settle a copyright/trademark infringement dispute out of court, ActiveO, Inc., an Incline Village, Nevada corporation, announced today it filed litigation against Medtronic, Inc., on October 13, 2010. The case was filed in Federal Court in Salt Lake City for...

Athenahealth enlarges e-health records board

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Athenahealth Inc. has enlarged its board to nine seats from eight. The Watertown-based maker of electronic health records and other health information technology products, has added David E. Robinson to its board.

Capital Improvements Positioning East Coast's Intermodal Rail Network For Increased Container Traffic

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

After having grown used to losing market share in the nation’s container traffic to their West Coast rivals, the East Coast ports and their railroad allies anticipate that the competitive balance will soon shift in their favor.The major catalyst

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Sensirion wins ?Entrepreneur of the Year®? Award

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sensirion is ?Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010?: Moritz Lechner und Felix Mayer, founders and managing directors of Sensirion, won the title in the category ?High-Tech/Lifescience?. This renowned prize is awarded by Ernst & Young.

Differential pressure sensor with extended range for medical ventilation

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sensirion is launching the SDP2108-R as a high-quality sensor solution for measuring air flows in medical ventilation applications.

MEMS bring micro DNA analyser closer

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Building blocks for a DNA analysing micromachine have been presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco.

Biomodels strikes deal with French CRO

December 16, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Pre-clinical drug research organization Biomodels LLC, based in Watertown, has signed a development agreement with CIT, another preclinical CRO based in France.

Microban International Announces Breakthrough in Antimicrobial Technologies for Medical Devices

December 16, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) are a serious health threat associated with over 100,000 deaths each year.  These secondary infections following surgery are a major contributor to increased healthcare costs; experts estimate they add in...

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Improvements in Recurrence-Free Survival in Early Stages of Colorectal Cancer Will Limit Growth of Drug Treatment Opportunities for Advanced Disease

December 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that projected improvements in recurrence-free survival in early stages of colorectal cancer is the most important factor limiting...

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FDA Begins Process To Remove Breast Cancer Indication From Avastin Label

December 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the agency is recommending removing the breast cancer indication from the label for Avastin (bevacizumab) because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective...

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