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Micrus replacing CKE on S & P SmallCap 600

July 2, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Friday that medical device maker Micrus Endovascular Corp. will replace CKE Restaurants Inc. in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on July 7.CKE Restaurants is being acquired by affiliates of Apollo Management in a deal expected to close on or about...

EEOC sues company over harassment in Wis. store

July 2, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency is accusing a Kentucky company of permitting a sexually hostile work environment in one of its Wisconsin pharmacies.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it has filed a federal lawsuit. The suit names Covington, Ky.-based Omnicare Inc., which does...

Wellcome-Wolfson partnership makes £30 million investment in UK scientific infrastructure

July 2, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wellcome Trust) Over £30 ($45) million is being invested into large-scale university infrastructure projects courtesy of the Wellcome-Wolfson Capital Awards initiative. The scheme is intended to facilitate internationally competitive, leading-edge biomedical research in a way that...

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Announcing launch of FRAX version 3.1

July 2, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The newly released FRAX version 3.1 now includes country models for Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea. The tool is available in six additional languages.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Physio-Control Inc., LIFEPAK 20 and LIFEPAK 20e External Defibrillator and Monitors

July 2, 2010 7:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A failure on the power supply assembly can result in either "No DC power" or "No DC or AC power". A failure of DC (battery) power can result in the inability to deliver defibrillation therapy if the device will not turn on using DC (battery) power and...

Biotech startup Alnara to be acquired by Eli Lilly

July 2, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biotech Alnara Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Eli Lilly and Company, bringing the Indianapolis pharmaceutical giant an inroad into enzyme replacement therapy, used to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

Spina bifida topic of monthly genetics series

July 2, 2010 7:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Spina bifida, a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord, will be the topic of discussion in a public forum Wednesday, July 14, at The Health Museum of Houston . The forum will feature Dr. Daryl Scott, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at...

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Printers Available in 203 or 300 DPI

July 2, 2010 7:09 am | Tharo Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Tharo Systems H-400/H-600 Series thermal transfer product identification and bar code label printers, available in 203 or 300 DPI, feature a durable all metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength.

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Capacitive Touch Switches Provide Higher Transparency

July 2, 2010 6:56 am | Optrex America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America Inc. has developed an advanced capacitive touch switch technology that detects variations in position and command, eliminates air gaps, and reduces the number of layers required.

Lista Dental Workbenches Offer Integrated Suction Machine

July 2, 2010 6:46 am | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corp. announces that its dental workbench system comes equipped with an integrated downdraft suction system, available in all bench sizes, and incorporated right into the bench.

Solenoids Are Ideal for Battery Powered Applications

July 2, 2010 6:42 am | Johnson Electric (Usa) | Product Releases | Comments

Johnson Electric introduces Ledex B12 Series Box Frame Solenoids. At just 2.0 in (50.8 mm) x 1.25 in (31.75 mm), the B12 are the company’s most compact linear open frame solenoids available to date.

IBM to Build Cloud Development and Test Environment for Nippon Life Insurance

July 2, 2010 6:36 am | by IBM | News | Comments

Nissay Information Technology and IBM Japan today announced they will jointly build a cloud-based development and test environment to create mission critical Web systems for Nippon Life Insurance (NISSAY). The project launched in May 2010, with the test and development environment...

Breast Cancer Patient First in Latin America to Receive Treatment Using Elekta VMAT Planned with Monaco Software

July 2, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MONTERREY, Mexico and ATLANTA , July 2 /- A 64-year-old female patient with mediastinal metastasis recently became the first in Latin America to receive Elekta VMAT radiotherapy treatment enhanced with Monaco® planning software . Using the arc-based Elekta VMAT delivery method,...

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Watson's Generic Prograf® 5 mg Receives FDA Approval

July 2, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , July 2 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Tacrolimus 5 mg capsules,...

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Yale spin-off Mira Dx gets $1M from Conn. state fund

July 2, 2010 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mira Dx Inc., a New Haven, Conn., startup that is making gene-based lab tests for disease susceptibility and response to various therapies, has taken in $1 million from Connecticut Innovations, as part of a $4 million Series A round.

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