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PharMerica buying Chem Rx for $70.6 million

September 27, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PharMerica Corp. will buy Chem Rx for $70.6 million, the pharmacy management services company said Monday.The company said the acquisition is subject to the approval of a bankruptcy court. PharMerica plans to fund the buyout with a mix of cash and borrowings.Chem Rx Corp., a long-term care...

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill form joint venture to produce LED products

September 27, 2010 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Co. Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei, have agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

EV group strengthens presence in Middle East with order win from King Abdullah university of science and technology

September 27, 2010 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Top university selects EVG systems on strength of flexible technology, local service and support

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Diamond-based SBD eliminates need for cooling

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Japanese researchers made a Schottky barrier diode (SBD) by using diamond semiconductor.

DecImmune dealt $3.2M in new funding

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

After nearly a decade of quiet research, DecImmune Therapeutics Inc. of Cambridge has announced a new $1 million equity financing round, from new investor Astellas Venture Management and previous investors Amgen Ventures and HealthCare Ventures.

IBM to Acquire BLADE Network Technologies

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE), a privately held company based in Santa Clara, CA. BLADE specializes in software and devices that route data and transactions to and from servers. The acquisition is...

Three U.S. Hospitals Reduce Costly Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

September 27, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Clinicians from three U.S. hospitals today reported significant progress in the fight against deadly IV catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). Data analyzed and presented by clinicians from St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.; Bethesda North...

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2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) The 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors in the world, will convene Sept. 26-29, 2010, in Boston, Mass.

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GE Healthcare Set to Take Share from Siemens and Philips in the $1.2 Billion US Ultrasound Market

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 27 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, GE was the overall leader in the US ultrasound system market last year. Not only did the company increase its lead over Philips and Siemens in the market, but...

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First Franchise Urgent Care Clinic to Open

September 27, 2010 12:31 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

A longtime local health care executive is hoping to attract some of the county’s urgent care business when he opens the first franchise clinic of a national chain tailored to these types of patients.

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Hospital Bond Watchdog Panel Reorganizes

September 26, 2010 11:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Keeping an eye on one government agency’s coffers is part of the business at hand for a citizens’ oversight committee created four years ago to monitor officials and their allocation of bond funds at Grossmont Healthcare District.

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UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research finds rate of celiac disease is growing

September 26, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) The number of celiac disease cases in the US has doubled every 15 years since 1974, increasing particularly among older people, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research. As people in...

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Genetic "Light Switches" Control Muscle Movement

September 26, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The technique will improve research on neuromuscular disorders and could one day help paralyzed patients.

Hospira Receives TGA Approval for Nivestim™, Australia's First Biosimilar Filgrastim

September 26, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 26 /- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced that it has received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval for its biosimilar filgrastim product, Nivestim™. Nivestim has been...

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Genetic ancestry: A new look at racial disparities in head and neck cancer

September 26, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) Head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioral factors than biological differences, especially for African-Americans, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that while those...

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