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Intuitive Surgical expands repurchase(2)

July 23, 2010 3:46 pm | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. said Friday that its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $150 million of its stock.The authorization brings the company's amount of stock available for repurchase to $300 million.Shares of the surgical robot maker rose $17.39, or 5.5 percent, to close at...

Intuitive Surgical expands repurchase

July 23, 2010 3:45 pm | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. said Friday that its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $150 million of its stock.The authorization brings the company's amount of stock available for repurchase to $300 million.Shares of the surgical robot maker rose $17.39, or 5.5 percent, to close at...

Elizabeth Warren Among Top Candidates for Consumer Protection Post;

July 23, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M, Caterpillar, AT&T, UPS Set to Report; Starbucks Profits Rise, Outlook Matches Estimate; eBay Profit and Revenue Top Analyst Estimates; House Takes Up Jobless Benefits Extension Today; Jobless Claims and Existing Home Sales Data Due; David Servan-Schreiber, Fred Imus - Part 4

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

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

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.

Sunrise Senior Living settles with SEC

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

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. said Friday that it has agreed to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a previously disclosed investigation.The SEC is not fining the residential living facilities operator but is entering a judgment that prohibits Sunrise from violating certain...

Cook brand Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays

July 23, 2010 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Recall due to balloon inflation assembly that may not hold air

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Beckman Coulter shares dive after earnings report

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

Shares of Beckman Coulter Inc. sank Friday, a day after the medical-testing instruments maker cut its earnings forecast for the year and reported a 27 percent drop in second-quarter profit.The Brea, Calif., company said after the market closed Thursday its net income fell to $44.6 million, or...

Biotech Firm Takes Steps to Form European Subsidiary

July 23, 2010 9:37 am | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Oceanside-headquartered International Stem Cell Corp. announced July 22 that it has made preliminary financial arrangements to create a new European subsidiary, to be called ISCO Europe.

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Momenta surges on first drug approval

July 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. surged 76 percent in midday trading Friday on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of its generic version of a blockbuster Sanofi-Aventis drug to treat blood clots.

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Cepheid 2Q loss narrows on product sales

July 23, 2010 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Molecular diagnostics testing company Cepheid said its second-quarter loss narrowed on a boost in revenue from testing products.The company reported a net loss of $1.8 million, or 3 cents per share, for the April-June period compared with a loss of $6.8 million, or 12 cents per share, a year...

NxStage Medical 2Q loss narrows on revenue boost

July 23, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dialysis device maker NxStage Medical Inc. said Friday that its second-quarter loss narrowed on a revenue boost from the sale of home care products and from its critical care unit.NxStage lost $8.3 million, or 17 cents per share, compared with a loss of $12.5 million, or 27 cents per share, a...

Hijacked supplies for pathogens

July 23, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Legionnaire's disease bacteria tap into the material transport in immune cells.

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IDEXX claws out modest growth in Q2

July 23, 2010 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Maine's IDEXX Laboratories Inc. posted moderate gains in revenue and profit for the second quarter of the year, almost entirely driven by sales from its pet-care division, the Companion Animal Group. IDEXX saw revenue grow to $281.5 million from $265.7 million for Q2 of 2009.

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New Edition of Guidelines for Involving Communities in HIV Prevention Research Released at International AIDS Conference

July 23, 2010 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GPP Plays Critical Role in Moving HIV Prevention Research Agenda Forward VIENNA , July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The draft second edition of The Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines for Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials were released yesterday at the International AIDS...

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AmSurg says 2Q profit falls 3.2 percent(2)

July 22, 2010 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AmSurg Corp. which operates outpatient surgery centers, said on Thursday that its second-quarter profit fell 3.2 percent, as revenue fell at centers open a year or more.The company said it earned $13.1 million, or 43 cents per share, during the quarter that ended June 30. That was down from...

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