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Pacific Biosciences reports larger 3Q loss

November 30, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. said Tuesday it took a larger loss in the third quarter as it prepares to start selling its genetic analysis tests.The company said it lost $40.7 million during the quarter, compared with $24.5 million a year earlier. Pacific Biosciences completed its...

B. Braun addEASE Binary Connector: Class I Recall -Stopper Fragments May Enter Bag

November 30, 2010 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The particles in the solution can potentially enter a patient’s body and lead to serious adverse health consequences.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: B. Braun addEASE Binary Connector

November 30, 2010 11:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: When the addEASE binary connector is inserted into a partial additive bag (PAB) stopper, fragments of the stopper may enter the bag, resulting in a small amount of visible particles in the solution. The particles can potentially enter a

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Alternative therapies may leave asthmatics gasping

November 30, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma, according to a new study from the Universite de Montreal. The findings, published recently in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, suggest that this trend is...

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Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program

November 30, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) Pitt's study is one of seven NIH-funded clinical trials -- receiving a total of $36 million over five years -- which will use the Web, cell phones, wearable technology, and social networking to promote good health in young adults.

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Imris: offering underwriters buy additional shares

November 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Imris Inc., which makes medical imaging equipment, said Tuesday underwriters have exercised part of their option to purchase additional shares as part of a recent public offering, giving the company an additional $3 million in gross proceeds.The Winnipeg, Manitoba, company said underwriters...

Public health in the genomic era: A global issue

November 30, 2010 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) In a new report "Public health in an era of genomic and personalized medicine," experts in medicine, law, bioethics, public health, and genetics have identified key issues for the future of global public health in light of rapid developments...

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Cellix limited launches two new branching microchannel biochips; the Vena4Y and the Vena4Y2 for thrombosis and atherosclerosis studies

November 30, 2010 10:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Cellix?s microfluidic based biochips have revolutionised drug discovery through their unique biochip designs which mimic human capillaries.

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RTI International validates Alchimer?s electrografting technology for 3D TSV applications

November 30, 2010 10:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Electrografting film strengths include ?excellent? interface trap densities.

Philips captures volumes with new iU22 technology

November 30, 2010 10:37 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Philips’ new xMatrix brings real-time volumetric scanning to radiology as part of the company’s latest version of the iU22 ultrasound scanner. First built into Philips’ echocardiography systems five years ago, a souped-up version built into the company’s flagship iU22 on the RSNA exhibit...

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Philips empowers fluoro staff with dose badges

November 30, 2010 10:37 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

A radiation monitoring system that quantifies the radiation being absorbed in the fluoro suite promises to give individual staff the information they need to minimize their exposure to x-rays. Philips Healthcare came up with the product, called DoseAware, which the company unveiled...

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ImmunoGen testing lung cancer treatment

November 30, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

ImmunoGen Inc. has begun a clinical trial of its small-cell lung cancer treatment, IMGN901, noting its goal endpoint for the trial – progression-free survival.

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AACR and University of Catania Establish the Margaret Foti Award for Best Thesis in Translational Oncology

November 30, 2010 7:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research, in cooperation with the University of Catania Ph.D. Oncology Program and the Italian League Against Cancer of Catania, announces the establishment of the “Margaret Foti Award” for the best thesis in translational oncology. The...

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DiagnosisONE leaves NH for Mass. HQ

November 30, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

DiagnosisONE has announced it will move its headquarters to Lowell from Nashua, N.H. The health care IT company will expand to a larger space in the CrossPoint Towers on Chelmsford Street.

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Clinical Data sells off pharmacogenomics assets

November 30, 2010 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Clinical Data Inc. is selling its pharmacogenomics and biomarker development business for $15.4 million to Omaha, Neb.-based Transgenomic Inc. The sale is the last step for Clinical Data in transforming to a pharmaceutical firm.

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