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Robert Langer's reach touches New England biotech scene

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

It's hard to talk to someone who knows MIT inventor, scientist, professor, humanitarian and entrepreneur Bob Langer without bumping into superlatives. Langer's resume parallels that of the biotechnology industry itself.

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Veteran and first-time biotech CEOs find commonalities

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biotech CEOs can learn from each other, but when Aura Biosciences founder and CEO Elisabet de los Pinos sought advice from On-Q-ity CEO Mara Aspinall, it turned out that they had plenty in common with their philosophies and goals.

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Lexington biotech febit to cut 60 percent of workforce

June 23, 2010 4:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

DNA analysis technology firm febit Inc. has announced plans to cut its workforce by about 60 percent. The company, which has locations in Lexington and Germany, has a staff of 90 to 100, according to a febit press contact, which would mean up to 60 positions would be sliced from the workforce.

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NxStage Medical signs supply contract

June 23, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dialysis products maker NxStage Medical Inc. said Wednesday its Medisystems division has been awarded an exclusive five-year blood tubing supply contract with Atlantic Dialysis Management Services.Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Under the deal, Atlantic Dialysis will now use...

How likely is misdiagnosis?

June 23, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) How likely is misdiagnosis? A researcher at hte University of Leicester is evaluating the accuracy of patient diagnoses.

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World Precision Instruments Gains Added Precision with SYSPRO Software

June 23, 2010 10:45 am | by World Precision Instruments | Articles | Comments

World Precision Instruments (WPI) is a global leader in TEER measurement, nitric oxide sensing, and other sophisticated instrumentation vital to physiological and medical research. The privately held company began operations in New Haven, Conn., in 1967 as a small manufacturer

Report: A few insurers control Medicare Advantage

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

A small number of insurers controls a big chunk of the market for Medicare Advantage health plans, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report.The nonprofit foundation said three or fewer companies dominate the market in every state except New York for the plans, which are privately run...

City passes phone radiation law

June 23, 2010 10:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

San Francisco is set to be the first US city to require mobile phone retailers to post radiation levels next to handsets they sell.

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Vermont Company Brushes Up on Decorating Challenges

June 23, 2010 10:31 am | by Vermont Company | Articles | Comments

Printing on toothbrushes used to be a challenge in the product decorating field, until the engineers at Pad Print Machinery of Vermont sunk their teeth into the problem. “Toothbrush manufactures were coming to us with a dozen different styles of

Rapid Prototyping Resin Unlocks a New Opportunity for Direct Manufacturing

June 23, 2010 9:59 am | by John Baldo, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Varian, Inc., a leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology, produced the first commercial NMR spectrometer more than 50 years ago. Since then, NMR has become a standard technique for chemical, biological, medical, and physical research. NMR imaging systems are recognized as significant tools for medical dia

Stryker names Roch Doliveux to board

June 23, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Wednesday it named Dr. Roch Doliveux to its board of directors.Doliveux has been CEO of biotechnology company UCB S.A. since 2005. His appointment expands Stryker's board to nine directors.Shares of Stryker fell 6 cents to $50.88 in midday trading.

Everlight, Epistar and TPV to form LED packaging joint venture

June 23, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Everlight Electronics, Epistar, and TPV Technology will establish a joint venture for LED chip packaging and LED light strip production in Fuzhou City in China's Fujian Province, according to the companies. TPV is a dominant LCD TV maker.

Study demonstrates pine bark naturally reduces hay fever symptoms

June 23, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(MWW Group) An estimated 60 million people in the US are affected by allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. A study published in the June 14, 2010, issue of Phytotherapy Research demonstrates Pycnogenol,...

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WSU researchers find mothers of children with autism pay price in workplace

June 23, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington State University) Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver.

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Labeling & Vision System Reduces Cost of Applying and Inspecting Lenses

June 23, 2010 9:31 am | by John Lewis | Articles | Comments

In response to the demand for a labeling system that is both time and cost efficient, SynergEyes Inc., has developed an innovative means of applying and inspecting product labels. This article will introduce this technology, exploring both how it works, and the benefits it offers. Labeling is a critical con

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