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Understanding cancer using the fruit fly

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) Changes to proteins in a cell underlay many cancers. Rui Martinho at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), in Portugal, in collaboration with researchers in Ghent (Belgium) and Bergen (Norway) will use the fruit fly to understand exactly how...

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Educational pioneer BioEYES goes Down Under

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Carnegie Institution) The innovative, educational, outreach program BioEYES has now been adopted by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute. The down-under partnership program debuts this August. BioEYES is designed to foster an interest in...

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PMA Final Decisions for July 2010

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for July 2010.

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Haas Machining Technology Scholarships to Fuel Pipeline with Highly-Skilled Workers

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 9, 2010 — The Gene Haas Foundation has provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework take advantage of the Haas Machining Technology Scholarship. More

Bulkley takes helm at Fluidnet

August 23, 2010 1:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Fluidnet Corp., a New Hampshire developer of intravenous fluid pumps, has appointed Benjamin Bulkley as president and CEO of the company. Bulkley has begun working in the position and follows previous CEO Jeffrey Carlisle, who will serve as chief innovation officer at Fluidnet.

Harvard Bioscience buys Coulbourn Instruments

August 23, 2010 1:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Harvard Bioscience Inc. has added to its 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries with its latest acquisition of behavioral measurement products developer Coulbourn Instruments.

World Health Organization Grants Prequalification to Prevenar 13*, Pfizer's 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Infants and Young Children

August 23, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /- The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted prequalification to Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed])for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks through five years of age against invasive disease,...

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Alexion's R.I. site approved as second drug manufacturing site

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Smithfield, R.I.-based manufacturing facility as a second source of commercial supply its drug Soliris, a treatment for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

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PRA International to Exhibit at ESC's Annual Conference

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, will exhibit our cardiology expertise and experience at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden from 28 August to 1 September 2010. At PRA booth...

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Quest Diagnostics' Care360â„¢ EHR Module Receives Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 Certification

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MADISON, N.J., Aug. 23 /- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Care360™ Electronic Health Record (EHR), Version 2010.1, has been inspected by the Certification Commission for Health...

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Q & A with Nobel laureate Lee Hartwell

August 23, 2010 1:34 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Lee Hartwell, chief scientist at the ASU Biodesign Institute's Center for Sustainable Health, discusses his recent retirement and new role as director emeritus. read more

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Medical device group spent $380,000 on 2Q lobbying

August 23, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent nearly $380,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent disclosure form.AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, lobbied on efforts in Congress to make it easier for patients to...

Harvard Bioscience buys lab tool maker Coulbourn

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience Inc. said Monday it has acquired Coulbourn Instruments, a private company that makes lab equipment for assessing learning and memory.Harvard Bioscience did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.It estimates the total market for the...

Alnylam data supports 'silencing' of gene linked to Parkinson's

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. is releasing early data that shows its RNAi therapeutic technology may be able to "silence" a gene associated with Parkinson's disease. It has already happened in a pre-clinical trial, testing the technology on a group of non-human primates.

Extera Partners hires life sciences vet Bernitz

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Steve Bernitz has taken the role of general partner at Cambridge-based Extera Partners, a life sciences-focused firm specializing in partnerships, acquisitions and new product commercialization.

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