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Express Scripts spent $410K on lobbying in 2Q(2)

September 20, 2010 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $410,000 as it lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies.The St. Louis company said its lobbying interests included the military's TriCare health plan, antitrust issues, sales prices and Medicare payment rates, elements of the...

Express Scripts spent $410K on lobbying in 2Q

September 20, 2010 3:45 pm | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $410,000 as it lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies.The St. Louis company said its lobbying interests included the military's TriCare health plan, antitrust issues, sales prices and Medicare payment rates, elements of the...

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Publishes Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its Entire U.S. Product Line to the GHX Health ConneXion(SM) Data Pool

September 20, 2010 3:32 pm | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 20 /- In an effort to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the healthcare supply chain, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (Siemens) has published product data including GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its entire U.S. product line into the GHX Health...

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Nonin Medical to Introduce New Innovations at ERS 2010 Annual Congress

September 20, 2010 2:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today introduced new pulse oximetry products, a new clinical guidebook and a new European sales, distribution and customer service center at the European Respiratory...

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Genzyme knee treatment approved in Japan

September 20, 2010 12:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Japanese regulators have approved an arthritis treatment developed by Genzyme Corp. The injection, called Synvisc, will be marketed by the Japanese company Teijin Pharma Ltd. and will be used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.

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Biochemist studies DNA repair with $787,000 in grants

September 20, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Clemson University) A Clemson biochemist has received grants totaling $787,000 to study how cells repair damaged DNA, which can cause cancer and genetic illnesses. The US Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health awarded Weiguo Cao three-year funding to...

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NSF grant aids Boston-area high schools in biology curriculum

September 20, 2010 10:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.2 million grant to MIT associate professor Eric Klopfer and UPenn assistant professor Susan Yoon for the creation of a high school biology curriculum that includes the teaching of complex systems.

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Secrets of birds' sexual signals revealed

September 20, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Melbourne) Patterned feathers, previously thought to be used only for camouflage in birds, can play an important role in attracting a mate and fending off rivals, a University of Melbourne study reveals.

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Protein behind development of immune system sentinels identified

September 20, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A protein called PU.1 is essential for the development of dendritic cells, the sentinels of the immune system, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have shown.

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MHIA Forecasts 12.0-14.0% Growth in Material Handling Equipment New Orders in 2010

September 20, 2010 9:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Material handling equipment orders contracted 34.3% in 2009 are forecasted to grow 12.0-14.0% in 2010 if current momentum maintains, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by Material Handling Industry

New Biosensing Technology Could Facilitate Personalized Medicine

September 20, 2010 9:33 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

The microplate, a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists.

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CSA Medical, Inc. Announces 75th Customer

September 20, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BALTIMORE, Sept. 20 /- CSA Medical, Inc. announced today that New York University Langone Medical Center (NYU) has begun providing Spray Cryotherapy treatment for patients. Dr. Costas (Gus) Bizekis, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is performing...

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Abaxis, Inc. to Present at Sidoti & Company's Ninth Annual West Coast Institutional Investor Forum

September 20, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 20 /- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that Clint Severson, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Sidoti & Company's Ninth Annual West Coast...

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Accuray Incorporated to Speak at JMP Securities Healthcare Conference

September 20, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30...

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Boston Scientific to buy privately held Asthmatx

September 20, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boston Scientific will buy privately held Asthmatx Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than $440 million, the medical device maker said Monday. Boston Scientific, which is based in Natick, Mass., said it will pay $193.5 million upfront in cash. It will then make additional payments of up to...

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