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Thermo Fisher will buy Dionex in $2.1B deal

December 13, 2010 2:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will buy laboratory equipment maker Dionex Corp. for $2.1 billion.The Waltham, Massachusetts-based scientific instrument maker says the deal will expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region and help it do more business in industries such as environmental...

Medco buys consulting firm Total Healthcare(2)

December 13, 2010 2:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medco Health Solutions Inc. says it bought Total Healthcare Group of London, a consulting firm that serves clients in the biotechnology industry. Terms were not disclosed.Medco said Monday Total provides payer research, strategic planning, and information on the value of products. Total will...

Medco buys consulting firm Total Healthcare

December 13, 2010 2:46 am | News | Comments

Medco Health Solutions Inc. says it bought Total Healthcare Group of London, a consulting firm that serves clients in the biotechnology industry. Terms were not disclosed.Medco said Monday Total provides payer research, strategic planning, and information on the value of products. Total will...

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iLeverage Announces the Successful Sale of the BICO Patent Portfolio for Near-Infrared Non-Invasive Blood Analytes Measurement

December 13, 2010 1:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2010 /- iLeverage ( www.ilvrge.com ), a leading patent broker, today announced the successful closing of the Biocontrol patent portfolio sale. The patents were offered to companies that participate in the relevant markets as well as to a number of IP licensing...

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Bovine Virus Test Kit Aims to Help Cattle Industry

December 12, 2010 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

If current sales efforts go as planned, Life Technologies Corp.'s new detection kit for a bovine virus could potentially be a cash cow for the Carlsbad-based company, which manufactures biotech tools for customers across a wide spectrum of industries.

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Hospital Performs Area's First Robotic Surgeries on Oral Cancers(2)

December 12, 2010 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

The first transoral robotic surgeries in San Diego have been performed at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and all three patients who underwent those procedures are recovering well, said the surgeon who is leading up the effort to help patients beat early-stage oral cancer.

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Hospital Performs Area's First Robotic Surgeries on Oral Cancers

December 12, 2010 11:32 pm | News | Comments

The first transoral robotic surgeries in San Diego have been performed at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and all three patients who underwent those procedures are recovering well, said the surgeon who is leading up the effort to help patients beat early-stage oral cancer.

Apartment-dwelling children in nonsmoking units still exposed

December 12, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even when no one smokes inside their own unit. This study, released online today by the journal Pediatrics, strongly suggests that housing type contributes to children's exposure to...

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Statistician wins $150K scholarship to interpret biomedical data

December 12, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Statistician Mr Davis McCarthy has won a $150,000 scholarship from the General Sir John Monash Foundation to undertake a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Safer Joint Replacements

December 12, 2010 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Coatings for medical implants could prevent devastating and costly infections.

Injecting New Bone

December 12, 2010 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An artificial bone-like material could speed up recovery from injury.

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NKTR-102 Demonstrates Significant Efficacy as Single-Agent in Second- or Third-Line Treatment in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

December 12, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO, and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2010 /- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) today announced positive results from a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating single-agent NKTR-102 in patients with metastatic breast cancer during the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer...

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Young Children In Developing World Receive Accelerated Access to Pfizer's Prevenar 13 Vaccine

December 12, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2010 /- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) announced that Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) was introduced into the first childhood immunization program for pneumococcal disease (PD) in the developing world under the auspices of...

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SABCS 2010: Interview with C. Kent Osborne, M.D.(2)

December 11, 2010 5:35 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Dr. Osborne talks about the most compelling research presented at the symposium this year, his long association with the SABCS and his vision for its future.

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SABCS 2010: Interview with C. Kent Osborne, M.D.

December 11, 2010 5:35 pm | News | Comments

Dr. Osborne talks about the most compelling research presented at the symposium this year, his long association with the SABCS and his vision for its future.

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