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Sanofi paying $20B - and then some - for Genzyme

February 16, 2011 3:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Proving that holding out can be a good strategy, Genzyme Corp. officially announced the long-awaited approval of its sale to French pharmaceutical giant sanofi-aventis for approximately $20 billion in cash, well above sanofi's initial offer of approximately $18.5 billion.

Interview with Je & #769;ro & #770;me Baron of Yole Developpement on CMOS innovation

February 16, 2011 2:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

CMOS image sensor technology has been the big growth story in this market in recent years. Streamlined innovation is key as it is a market that required rapid response to shifting demand. ISE2011 Director, Robert Stead, interviews Jérôme Baron, Leader - MEMS and Sensor Manufacturing at...

Covidien Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of New LigaSure(TM) Instrument

February 16, 2011 2:34 am | by Covidien | Comments

New "small jaw device" puts multi-functionality in the surgeon's hands BOULDER, Colo., Feb 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

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Which Pharmacy Chain Offers GermBullet® Inhaler to Fight Exposure to Cold and Flu Viruses and Bacteria?

February 16, 2011 12:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2011 /- One of America's two largest drug store chains has a special GermBullet® dispenser on its pharmacy counters in nearly 3,000 stores.   To help introduce this amazing new 100% organic product, GermBullet is giving away through March 4 thousands...

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Health care spending: Study shows high imaging costs for defensive purposes

February 15, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Nearly 35 percent of all the imaging costs ordered for 2,068 orthopedic patient encounters in Pennsylvania were ordered for defensive purposes, according to a new study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...

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BTER Foundation announces winners of the William S. Baer Award

February 15, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Monarch Labs) The BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation publicly announced the recipients of the 2010 William S. Baer Award for Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Biotherapy. The six award winners were honored at the 8th International Conference on...

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Texas Instruments DLP announces optimized chipsets to enable brighter images using less power for mobile and embedded pico projector users

February 15, 2011 7:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Driving forward the image quality of mobile pico projectors, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) DLP is revealing optimized DLP Pico chipsets at Mobile World Congress 2011

Discera names Hernan DeGuzman as Vice President of sales

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Semiconductor Veteran to Drive Adoption of Highest Performance MEMS Timing Products in Production

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Pressure sensing integration in portable devices

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Incorporating low-voltage die-based MEMS pressure sensors into device and equipment designs for measurement linearity and repeatability, with minimized power consumption and extended service life.

Shadow of autism claims still haunts MMR vaccine

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Many New England researchers and health officials say a retraction of an article in British medical journal The Lancet, purporting a connection between the measels-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, comes a decade late, and serious damage has been done to a whole generation of young people.

Tech maturity, older population drive innovation in opthalmology

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The last decade - the last two months of it in particular - have been an exciting time for eye-related treatments. But why the (fairly) sudden interest in ophthalmic treatments?

<i>Tech Watch: </i>Continuum called on to make med devices more home-friendly

February 15, 2011 7:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Designers and manufacturers of medical devices are facing the challenge of adapting sophisticated medical equipment for the home environment. James D. Wilson, senior industrial designer for design firm Continuum LLC of Newton, shares his thoughts on the trends in designing...

Tax incentives bring jobs, refunds to Mass. life sciences firms

February 15, 2011 7:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The notion of providing incentives directly to companies has come under fire from some corners in Massachusetts. But officials at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center point to examples as proof that a system of directly supporting companies has real value for economic development in the state.

Wireless Heart Implant Reduces Hospitalizations

February 15, 2011 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A pressure-sensing implant helps heart-failure patients stay healthy.

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Calorie labeling has no effect on teenagers' or parents' food purchases

February 15, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) A new study led by an NYU School of Medicine investigator and published in the Feb. 15, 2011, advance online publication of the International Journal of Obesity, challenges the idea that calorie labeling has an...

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