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Regeneron Schedules December 20, 2010 Teleconference and Webcast to Discuss Results of VEGF Trap-Eye Phase 3 Study in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) and Phase 2 Study i...

December 19, 2010 11:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN ) today announced that it will hold a teleconference and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 20, to discuss results of the Phase 3 COPERNICUS study with VEGF Trap-Eye in central retinal vein...

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Expansion-Minded Biotech Looks to Locate Headquarters Locally

December 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

After being headquartered in two other cities in the space of three years, HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals Inc. is touching down in San Diego, a situation which brings the company - which is focusing on therapeutics to treat hemoglobin diseases - into the path of greater investment opportunity,...

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La Jolla Institute's Work Might Prove Crucial to Drug Developers

December 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Computer modeling could be giving some researchers a head start on how to better proceed in drug development.

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An Immune Aid for Aging

December 19, 2010 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

An old drug gets new use as an immune boost for the elderly.

Hamamatsu enhances IR sensitivity by MEMS structures

December 17, 2010 6:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Recently Hamamatsu has announced a number of silicon-based sensors with enhanced NIR sensitivity.

Lumileds leads LEDs into mass production on 150 mm

December 17, 2010 6:31 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Each 150 mm wafer produces four times the number of LEDs as the current 3-inch wafers. The transition to a larger wafer size is critical to provide the increasing volume of LEDs required by the lighting industry and ensuring a supportable and secure supply chain.

Grants fund projects that will tackle ‘Grand Challenges'

December 17, 2010 2:33 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

ASU engineering faculty will lead projects to address some of the world's most critical problems with support from the Grand Challenges Research Seed Funding programread more

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Hospitals Challenge MDMA Study That Criticizes Funding of GPOs

December 17, 2010 12:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The nation’s largest hospitals are challenging a device industry report that claims group purchasing organizations (GPO) increase the cost of healthcare.

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FDA Told to Review New Data Relating to Dental Amalgam

December 17, 2010 12:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA should review new data to determine if dental amalgam should be reclassified, its Dental Advisory Panel recommends.

UnitedHealth Group trims 3Q lobbying to $550,000

December 17, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. slashed its third-quarter lobbying spending by 46 percent compared with the same quarter last year, when the health care reform overhaul debate heated up in Congress.The Minnetonka, Minn., insurer spent $550,000 in the three months that ended Sept....

Express Scripts expansion could mean 150 jobs

December 17, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The pharmacy benefit manager firm Express Scripts Inc. is adding a fourth building at its headquarters site in north St. Louis County, a move expected to create up to 150 new jobs.Gov. Jay Nixon was on hand Friday to join in the announcement. The 227,000-square-foot building will open in about...

Express Scripts expansion may mean 150 jobs in Mo.

December 17, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The pharmacy benefit manager firm Express Scripts Inc. is adding a fourth building at its headquarters site in north St. Louis County, a move expected to create up to 150 new jobs.Gov. Jay Nixon was on hand Friday to join in the announcement. The 227,000-square-foot building will open in about...

<i>Blog: </i>No fear means new scientific possibilities

December 17, 2010 11:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lynette Cornell blogs: A middle-aged woman with no concept of fear has helped scientists learn more about how the brain not only perceives the fear of others but responds to fear-inducing stimuli itself. The discovery holds great promise for many potential applications in managing fear,...

WellPoint spent $1.1 M on 3Q federal lobbying

December 17, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. spent $1.1 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, as it focused on several issues tied to the health care overhaul Congress passed in March.The Indianapolis insurer lobbied on Medicare Advantage and implementation of the overhaul, which aims...

GE Healthcare finishes first part of Clarient bid

December 17, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare said Friday that it completed the first part of its offering for diagnostic services company Clarient Inc.The General Electric Co. unit agreed in October to buy Clarient for $570 million in cash, or about $5 per share. GE Healthcare said about 84 percent of Clarient's common and...

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