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USC researchers develop MEMS thermal sensor to identify pre-atherosclerotic lesions

April 8, 2011 2:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a new method to detect pre-atherosclerotic lesions.

Regeneron and Bayer Announce Start of Phase 3 Clinical Program in Diabetic Macular Edema

April 7, 2011 11:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, April 8, 2011 /- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN ) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that they have initiated the first of two Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of VEGF Trap-Eye (aflibercept ophthalmic solution), an...

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Digestive experts grade treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease

April 7, 2011 8:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American College of Gastroenterology) The American College of Gastroenterology published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology for April 2011, a special issue...

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Amgen CEO got $21 million in 2010 compensation

April 7, 2011 5:45 pm | by ALEX VEIGA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Amgen Inc. Chairman and CEO Kevin Sharer received compensation valued at about $21 million in 2010, an increase of 38 percent from 2009.That's according to an Associated Press analysis of data filed with regulators Thursday by the Thousand Oaks, Calif. biotechnology company.The majority of the...

AmSurg buying National Surgical Care(2)

April 7, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ambulatory surgery center operator AmSurg Corp. said Thursday it will pay $173.5 million in cash for National Surgical Care to expand its footprint.National Surgical Care, based in Dallas, owns and operates 18 ambulatory surgery centers and had $124.5 million in revenue in 2010. As of Dec. 31,...

AmSurg buying National Surgical Care

April 7, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Ambulatory surgery center operator AmSurg Corp. said Thursday it will pay $173.5 million in cash for National Surgical Care to expand its footprint.National Surgical Care, based in Dallas, owns and operates 18 ambulatory surgery centers and had $124.5 million in revenue in 2010. As of Dec. 31,...

FMX Ventures Closes Private Placement

April 7, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

FMX Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FXX.H) (the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of common shares. The Company issued and sold today 1,000,000 common shares at a price of $0.20 per share raising gross proceeds of $200,000....

At EB2011: The role of metabolism in disease

April 7, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Experts on metabolism will convene for a thematic program, at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's annual meeting at the Experimental Biology 2011 conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss...

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Texas researcher Arthur E. Johnson to give prestigious ASBMB-Lipmann Lectureship

April 7, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Arthur E. Johnson, a distinguished professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine, has been chosen to give the Fritz Lipmann Lectureship at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology...

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On-Q-ity presents data on improved cell capture capabilities of its C5 chip at AACR

April 7, 2011 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

On-Q-ity presented its dual-capture platform for circulating tumor cells at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Medtronic combining vascular, cardiac sales unit

April 7, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it will combine its sales forces for the vascular and cardiac businesses in the U.S.The company said it is making the move to better respond to the "challenges hospitals face in the changing health care environment." David Roberts, formerly...

Hot topics in chemical biology and drug development at EB2011

April 7, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) In the coming days, as part of the Experimental Biology 2011 conference in Washington, D.C., two dozen researchers will go public about their ongoing work aimed at improving our understanding of biological systems and...

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Findings may help keep pancreatic disease off the menu

April 7, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) On Wednesday, April 13, an international research team determined to figure out and eventually manipulate the activation of enzymes created by the pancreas will present an important new finding at the Experimental Biology...

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T2 Biosystems plans to seek FDA OK for diagnostic device

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

T2 Biosystems Inc. today released data showing that its NanoDx diagnostic device speeds the detection of the fungal infection Candida, often identified as a hospital-acquired bloodstream infection, from five days to only hours.

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

According to Digitimes, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment for through silicon via (TSV) and other 3D IC technologies for image sensor components and memory chips, according to a company filing with the...

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