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DARPA Awards $4.3M to Develop Biological, Chemical Threat Detector

December 2, 2010 5:35 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

DARPA has awarded Georgia Tech $4.3 million to develop a new class of sensors able to detect multiple biological and chemical threats simultaneously with unprecedented performance.

Nordion agrees to sell Belgian subsidiary to Best Medical for undisclosed amount

December 2, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical isotope supplier Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) agrees to sell Belgian subsidiary to Best Medical International Inc. for undisclosed amount.

Nordion has tentative deal to divest European division to Best Medical

December 2, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian nuclear medicine specialist Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) say it has a preliminary agreement to sell a European division to Best Medical International Inc. Nordion, formerly part of MDS Inc. before it was split up, said it will sell three of the division's lines of business and keep a fourth...

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Clinical trials at The Christie: Fact sheet

December 2, 2010 3:34 am | by RealWire | Comments

Clinical trial treatments aim to discover if a drug is safe, has side effects, and works better than established treatments. They offer important opportunities for patients to access the most innovative treatments for cancer, giving them the best possible chance of survival or extended...

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Expert panel addresses safety in medical imaging

December 1, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) An expert panel will convene at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America to discuss medical imaging appropriateness, ionizing radiation from imaging procedures and efforts under way to curb overutilization, decrease radiation...

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Color-Changing Badge Detects Blast Exposure

December 1, 2010 7:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The nanostructure material could predict which soldiers might suffer from traumatic brain injury.

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Sequenom to launch public stock offering

December 1, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotech company Sequenom Inc. said Wednesday it intends to mount an underwritten public offering of its common stock.The company didn't specify the size of the offering.Jefferies & Company Inc. is the sole book-running manager for the offering.Shares fell 55 cents, or 8.1 percent, to $6.26 in...

Cigna sells part of Intracorp unit to Genex

December 1, 2010 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Genex Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it bought the workers' compensation and disability case management business of Intracorp, a unit of health insurer Cigna Corp., in a stock dealCigna is keeping the rest of Philadelphia-based Intracorp, which also provides health management and wellness...

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Stereotaxis completes offering of 4.6M shares(2)

December 1, 2010 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Stereotaxis Inc. said Wednesday it sold 4.6 million shares of stock at $3.65 per share.The company sold 4 million shares to the public, and the underwriters of the offering exercised an option to buy another 600,000 shares. Stereotaxis received $16.8 million in proceeds,...

Stereotaxis completes offering of 4.6M shares

December 1, 2010 1:45 pm | Comments

Medical device maker Stereotaxis Inc. said Wednesday it sold 4.6 million shares of stock at $3.65 per share.The company sold 4 million shares to the public, and the underwriters of the offering exercised an option to buy another 600,000 shares. Stereotaxis received $16.8 million in proceeds,...

Riverain Medical CAD product finds cancer, deletes bone

December 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Bone can obscure lung lesions that may indicate cancer. The latest version of CAD software from Riverain Medical, shown publicly for the first time at RSNA 2010, takes care of the problem.

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Reaching 100 years of age may be more about attitude and adaptation than health history, study finds

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Georgia) University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors.

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Tegal expands ProNova(TM) ICP silicon DRIE reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2(TM)

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.

IQD ? New MEMS oscillator reduces lead-time across 1MHz to 800MHz frequency range

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Immediate availability of a newly developed high-frequency MEMS oscillator has been announced by IQD. The IQMS-900 series MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) oscillator is available in an exceptionally wide frequency range from 1MHz up to 800MHz.

SiTime enters $2 billion resonator market with world?s first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time keeping applications

December 1, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

All silicon device sets a new paradigm for performance and integration that cannot be matched by quartz.

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