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University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic sign research pact with Karolinska

June 1, 2010 9:43 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, under the mantle of the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, have formed a strategic research relationship with the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, the top-rated medical research...


Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy

June 1, 2010 9:43 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the School of Medicine have discovered that inhibiting a key molecule in a DNA repair pathway could provide the means to make cancer cells more...


Hynix introduces new VGA resolution CMOS image sensor packaged in a WLCSP

June 1, 2010 9:43 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Hynix introduces a new VGA ShellUT type CSP Image Sensor. That is another packaging design win for Tessera (US) as the ShellUT is an opto WLCSP technology available under license.


ASE breaks ground 3-D packaging plant and prepare for TSV interconnects mass production

June 1, 2010 9:43 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Amid booming demand, Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) has broken ground on a new IC-packaging plant in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung. And it seems to be the first concrete sign that the top one semiconductor packaging company in the world is moving to the...

TriQuint wins US Air Force contract to design and fabricate GaN modules for new drone aircraft

June 1, 2010 9:43 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) to develop new Gallium Nitride (GaN) modules for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). AFRL says that the new GaN devices will extend the range and capabilities of UAVs that are used for...

Texas A & M Teams with IBM to Speed Drug Discovery for Tuberculosis

June 1, 2010 9:42 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced that Texas A&M University used IBM supercomputing technology to carry out potentially life-saving tuberculosis research at a rate more than four times faster than was previously possible.

CerviLenz plus progesterone could halve preterm birth risk

June 1, 2010 9:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Combined with progesterone, the Cervilenz device could help answer the $26 billion-a-year problem of preterm birth in the U.S. By Mary Vanac CerviLenz is a simple, low-tech medical device that prompts a “why didn’t I think of that?” response from many...


VISINE® Brings Fast, Lasting Comfort to Tired, Overworked Eyes

June 1, 2010 9:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. , June 1 /- When there's no escaping the common causes of tired eyes and there's no time for distractions, there's VISINE® Tired Eye Relief to quickly cool, soothe and revive overworked, tired eyes.   VISINE® Tired Eye Relief features the exclusive...


The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010 4:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...


AmSurg closes on $375M revolving credit facility

June 1, 2010 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AmSurg Corp. said Tuesday it obtained a new revolving credit facility that lets it borrow up to $375 million and placed $75 million in senior notes.The company said the refinancing will reduce 2010 earnings by about 11 cents per share.AmSurg, which operates surgery centers, said the new credit...

Health Management names chief information officer

June 1, 2010 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health Management Associates Inc. said Tuesday that it has named Ken Chatfield its new chief information officer.The company said Chatfield has served as a senior technology executive for 22 years and most recently worked at Versata Software Inc. in Austin, Texas.

MedCath director Powers dies following illness

June 1, 2010 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator MedCath Corp. on Tuesday said longtime board member Galen Powers died May 27, following an extended illness.Powers, 73, was on the board for 12 years. The company expressed its condolences to his family, in a statement."Galen was a special man," said John Casey, chairman of...

MassDevice Q & A: OmniGuide chairman Yoel Fink

June 1, 2010 2:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

MassDevice talks to OmniGuide's Yoel Fink and Yair Schindel about their company's business development strategy. QA_features1.jpg When Yoel Fink began his groundbreaking work with mirrors at MIT in the late 1990’s, he didn't know he would be creating a material...


Express Scripts says Nasdaq sets ex-dividend date

June 1, 2010 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said Tuesday that Nasdaq established June 8 as the ex-dividend date for a 2-for-1 stock split.The stock split will be effected in the form of a dividend that is payable June 7 to shareholders on record as of May 21.The company has about 274 million...

Moody's upgrades Kinetic Concepts ratings

June 1, 2010 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service upgraded the senior credit ratings for medical technology company Kinetic Concepts Inc. on Tuesday, citing debt repayment.Meanwhile, Moody's affirmed the long-term ratings and said the outlook remains stable.Moody's upgraded the senior secured credit facility to...


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