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How Manufacturers Can Better Compete Highlight Keynote Presentations at FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta

August 4, 2010 6:38 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 3, 2010 - In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta - one on diversification and another on sustainable...

Cabinet Oven for Processing Ceramic Components

August 4, 2010 6:37 am | The Grieve Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

No. 799 is an electrically-heated 1,382°F (~750°C) inert atmosphere cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for processing ceramic components, prior to assembly.

Adapters Allow BGA Devices of any Pitch to Be Used With 0.4-mm Pitch Boards

August 4, 2010 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed, and custom interconnection products, has expanded its line of Fine Pitch Bump Adapters to include adapters that accommodate boards with pitches down to 0.4 mm.

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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports One-time Non-recurring Penalty Payment

August 4, 2010 2:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China , Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ("Nepstar" or "the Company"), the largest retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that the State Administration of Foreign...

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Supply and demand

August 3, 2010 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) In a study published today in Cell Metabolism, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, have discovered that a group of proteins called IRPs ensure that iron balance is kept and as such are essential for...

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School programs focus on biotech problem-solving

August 3, 2010 8:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

MassBioEd, the education arm of life sciences industry organization MassBio, is forging ahead this year with a program designed to excite teenagers about biotechnology even as state funding for the program dries up.

Detecting Concussion on the Football Field

August 3, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

New device shows that brain injury may linger even after obvious symptoms disappear.

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Smoking, nipple piercing are risk factors for developing breast abscesses

August 3, 2010 4:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Weber Shandwick Worldwide) Women who smoke or pierce their nipples are more likely to develop a breast abscess, according to a new study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers at the University of Iowa found the odds of developing primary...

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Company decision to pull diabetes drug could add £9 million to NHS drugs bill

August 3, 2010 4:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BMJ-British Medical Journal) Drug company Novo Nordisk's decision to pull its Mixtard 30 insulin drug from the UK could add £9 million to the NHS drugs bill in England alone, says an editorial in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

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Invivo Wins Medical Design Excellence Award for Prostate Solutions

August 3, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PEWAUKEE, Wis. , Aug. 3 /- On June 9, 2010 , Invivo was recognized with a 2010 Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for its DynaCAD for Prostate and DynaTRIM (Trans-Rectal Interventional MRI) clinical solutions. The MDEA awards ceremony took place in early June at New York City 's...

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Atrion Corporation Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 17%

August 3, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today announced an increase in its quarterly cash dividend from 36 cents per share to 42 cents per share. Specifically, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share on its outstanding shares of Common Stock. This dividend...

Steris reports fiscal 1Q loss on rebate charge

August 3, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical products maker Steris Corp. said Tuesday it lost $45.2 million in its fiscal first quarter due to an accounting charge for a rebate program, but its adjusted results beat Wall Street expectations.The Mentor, Ohio, said it lost 76 cents per share in the three months that ended June 30....

AGA Medical reports 2Q profit as sales edge higher

August 3, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart device maker AGA Medical Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it turned a profit in the second quarter compared to a year ago, when it took a loss after paying out millions in dividends.AGA reported net income of $3.6 million, or 7 cents per share. A year ago AGA took a loss of $2.1 million, or 10...

ArQule lung cancer treatment one step closer to market

August 3, 2010 10:40 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Woburn-based biotech ArQule Inc. and New Jersey pharmaceutical firm Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. are heading toward a Phase 3 clinical trial of their treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, and Daiichi Sankyo is filing a Special Protocol Assessment with the FDA to guide the design of the trial.

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Chili peppers come with blood pressure benefits

August 3, 2010 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cell Press) For those with high blood pressure, chili peppers might be just what the doctor ordered, according to a study reported in the August issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. While the active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat -- a compound known as...

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