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Still River Systems targets 2012 for first proton beam radiation treatments

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Proton beam radiation therapy is recognized as a safer alternative to conventional X-ray radiation therapy, says Joe Jachinowski, CEO of Still River Systems Inc. But its slow adoption is all about price, he said. Still River Systems hopes to soon prove that it's taken a huge step toward...

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New researcher needs in the lab mean new challenges for architects

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In an effort to create more open laboratory spaces to provide easier access to other people and shared equipment, architects are taking a closer look at support space, areas such as cold rooms, tissue culturing rooms, and other specialized spaces where researchers spend a lot of time.

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Investors eye shift in Boston life sciences funding

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Venture capital may be playing a less important role in the region's biotech industry, while big pharma may be playing as important a role as VC, as a strategic investor to fund drug development, and as an eventual acquirer. Investors also point to more Boston-area activity by big pharma...

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Takeda Completes Settlements With All Defendants in U.S. Patent Litigation Involving ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCI), ACTOplus met® (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl) and duetac...

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") today announced that Takeda and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. ("TPNA"), have completed settlements with all defendants in patent litigation brought...

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MiMedx Announces Agreement to Acquire Surgical Biologics

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 21, 2010 /- MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDXG ), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Surgical Biologics, a leader in the...

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CEO Seeks to Make Connections With Hospitals

December 21, 2010 5:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Growing market share in the year ahead is at the top of the priority list for Jay Deady, who on Dec. 1 was hired as president and chief executive officer at Awarepoint Corp., the San Diego-based provider of tracking systems for equipment and patients.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New Patent Issued for Sodium Oxybate(2)

December 21, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent related to Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) oral solution titled "Microbiologically Sound and Stable Solutions of...

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Mesa Labs Acquires the Biological Indicators Business of Apex Laboratories, Inc.(2)

December 21, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 21, 2010 /- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB ), a Lakewood, Colorado based manufacturer of electronic instruments and disposables today announced the acquisition of the biological indicators business of Apex Laboratories, Inc., a North Carolina based company....

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Earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy should be highest priority for expansion of HIV care

December 21, 2010 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Public Library of Science) Earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy should be the highest priority for global expansion of HIV patient care. This finding, from a paper published in this week's PLoS Medicine, should help resource-limited nations to phase in the implementation...

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Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Provide Update Following Lorcaserin End-of-Review Meeting With FDA

December 21, 2010 2:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today that Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call and webcast tomorrow, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to...

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New Patent Issued for Sodium Oxybate

December 21, 2010 2:36 pm | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent related to Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) oral solution titled "Microbiologically Sound and Stable Solutions of...

Mesa Labs buys Apex biological indicators business(2)

December 21, 2010 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mesa Laboratories Inc. said Tuesday it acquired the biological indicators business of Apex Laboratories Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Lakewood, Colo., company, which makes instruments and disposable products for healthcare and industrial applications, expects the deal to...

Avnet commemorates its 50th Anniversary on the New York Stock Exchange

December 21, 2010 10:46 am | by Avnet | Comments

Avnet commemorated its 50th anniversary as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by ringing the Closing Bell on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

Mesa Labs buys Apex biological indicators business

December 21, 2010 10:45 am | Comments

Mesa Laboratories Inc. said Tuesday it acquired the biological indicators business of Apex Laboratories Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Lakewood, Colo., company, which makes instruments and disposable products for healthcare and industrial applications, expects the deal to...

TTI, Inc. Launches Interactive Holiday Trivia Contest

December 21, 2010 10:34 am | by TTI, Inc. | Comments

It's the holiday season and to celebrate TTI, Inc. is inviting its customers, suppliers and electronics industry employees to play its new, on-line holiday trivia game launched this week that features The Specialist, the new company spokesperson recently selected from The Big Job Campaign.

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