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In First Phase 3 Trial, Tasocitinib (CP-690,550), an Oral JAK Inhibitor, Administered as Monotherapy, Reduces Signs and Symptoms of Active Rheumatoid Arthritis and Improves Ph...

November 7, 2010 4:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2010 /- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) today announced results of ORAL Solo (1045), a Phase 3 study that showed tasocitinib (CP-690,550), an investigational, novel, oral JAK inhibitor, administered as monotherapy met two primary endpoints, demonstrating a statistically...


Studying the metabolome of smokers, Lombardi researchers find early signs of damage

November 7, 2010 7:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Examining the blood "metabolomics" profile of smokers immediately after they had a cigarette revealed activation of pathways involved in cell death, inflammation, and other forms of systemic damage, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi...


APHA 2010: Health-care reform and people with disabilities

November 6, 2010 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) Federal health-care reform holds the promise of more independent lives for people with disabilities. While a repeal of the law will be difficult, not funding elements could have the same impact as a repeal, says Heather A. McCabe, J.D., with Indiana...


Metamark Genetics names Straley as CEO

November 6, 2010 5:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Molecular diagnostics startup Metamark Genetics Inc. has named Mark Straley as the company's new president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Interim CEO Kenneth Weg, a co-founder of the company, will continue in his role as chairman of the board.


U.S. Genomics renames to Pathogenetix, raises $1.3M

November 6, 2010 5:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

U.S. Genomics, a pathogen-diagnostic technologies firm in Woburn, has changed its name to Pathogenetix Inc. The name change was noted in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the company reported it had raised $1.3 million in an equity offering and...


Legal wrangling puts rights to diffusion tensor imaging in spotlight

November 6, 2010 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

A California neurosurgeon has launched what could turn into an epic legal battle over the rights to use diffusion tensor imaging, an MR technology that lately has begun to catch on as a diagnostic and neurosurgical planning tool.


Amgen, Pfizer, and World-Class Professional Golfer Phil Mickelson Announce Partnership

November 6, 2010 5:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 6, 2010 /- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN ), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) and world-class professional golfer Phil Mickelson, have entered into a partnership to share Phil's experience with his diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and treatment with...


Major clinical trial prompts call for change to treatment guidelines for severe malaria worldwide

November 6, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wellcome Trust) The largest ever clinical trial in patients hospitalized with severe malaria has concluded that the drug artesunate should now be the preferred treatment for the disease in both children and adults everywhere in the world. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust,...


EV GROUP announces 20%+ increase in revenue

November 6, 2010 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

EV Group today announced that the company witnessed a more than 20-percent increase in overall revenue during fiscal 2010, ended September 30. EVG attributes this growth, in large part, to continued demand for equipment used in advanced manufacturing of 3D ICs, CMOS image sensors and MEMS devices.

STMicroelectronics and Omron have announced a collaboration to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.

November 6, 2010 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The sensor has been designed as a key component for the turnkey gas meter solution that ST is developing.

Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applications

November 6, 2010 3:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.

High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.

Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.

IEDM Preview: CMOS imager works from light to night

November 6, 2010 1:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...

CareFusion & #8217;s Antitrust Lawsuit Against Medtronic Is Dismissed

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CareFusion failed to prove that Medtronic sought to illegally dominate the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty markets, a federal district judge has ruled.



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