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Silence Therapeutics' Phase I Atu027 Data Accepted for Presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2011 Annual Meeting

March 29, 2011 10:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, March 30, 2011 /- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company") a leading global RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics company, announces that interim data from its ongoing Phase I clinical study of Atu027, the Company's lead internal therapeutic candidate, have...


Study: Emissions trading doesn't cause pollution 'hot spots'

March 29, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University) Critics worry that trading emissions allowances will create heavily polluted "hot spots" in low-income and minority communities. But a new study from Indiana University finds the problem hasn't materialized.


Lumileds launches its first high-voltage LED, using rectified AC

March 29, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA has expanded its LUXEON LED portfolio for the illumination market with its first high-voltage emitter.


II-VI expanding SiC operations in Mississippi

March 29, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The Wide Bandgap (WBG) materials division of II-VI Inc?s compound semiconductor business ? which is based in Pine Brook, NJ, USA ? says that it is expanding its operations, in two phases, at Mississippi State University?s (MSU?s) Research Park in Starkville, MS, in order to meet the...

<i>Patent Watch: </i>Gene patents flow into New England

March 29, 2011 8:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Suffolk Law School professor Kirk Teska: Gene patents are back in the news, so let's take a look at several gene related patents and published patent applications naming New England inventors of the last year.


Healthspring offering raises $301 million

March 29, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Healthspring Inc. said on Tuesday that it raised about $301 million under a share offering.The proceeds included money from a total of 8.625 million shares, including 1.125 million sold under an option for underwriters, which were re-sold at $35.95 per share.The company, which...

Align Technology buying Cadent for $190 million

March 29, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Align Technology Inc., which makes the Invisalign tooth-straightening system that is an alternative to traditional braces, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy dentistry services provider Cadent Holdings Inc. for $190 million in cash.Cadent, based in Carlstadt, N.J., provides...

Covidien Announces New Data on Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools to be Presented at SAGES 2011

March 29, 2011 4:38 pm | by Covidien | Comments

Highlights include interim results of studies of SILS(TM) and bariatric surgery NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Mar 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced that new data on its laparoscopic surgical products will be presented at...


MicroCHIPS Announces 35th U.S. Patent for Microreservoir-Based Drug Delivery Systems

March 29, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., March 29, 2011 /- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of innovative drug delivery devices and biosensors, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 7,892,221, Method of Controlled Drug Delivery from Implant Device. This patent...


Announcement of 2011 awards from the Human Frontier Science Program

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Human Frontier Science Program) The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of HFSP international postdoctoral fellowships, Career Development Awards and research grants. HFSP awards are made in each...


SME Announces 2011 International Honor Award Recipients

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 24, 2011 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced today the recipients of the 2011 SME International Honor Awards recipients. These awards recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of manufacturing...

SME To Honor 12 Outstanding Young Engineers

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29, 2011 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is pleased to recognize 12 individuals with Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer (OYME) awards. This award recognizes young manufacturing practitioners who have made exemplary contributions and...

GI Dynamics diabetic device shows positive study results

March 29, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

GI Dynamics Inc., a Lexington medical device firm, has announced results of three studies of its EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner in treating type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Smoking in combination with immunosuppression poses greater risk for transplant-related carcinoma

March 29, 2011 9:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Spanish researchers have found that liver transplant recipients who quit smoking have a lower incidence of smoking-related malignancies (SRM) than patients who keep smoking. In fact, SRMs were identified in 13.5 percent of deceased patients and smoking was...


GSK and Valeant Receive European Authorisation for Trobalt (retigabine)

March 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 29, 2011 /- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Trobalt™ (retigabine) as an adjunctive (add-on)...



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