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Labopharm cuts nearly 30 per cent of its workforce to reduce operating costs

March 22, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Montreal-area drug developer Labopharm Inc. (TSX:DDS) is eliminating 38 positions, or nearly 30 per cent of its current workforce. The workforce reduction is expected to result in $3.8 million per year in savings.

Cellular Dynamics International and Roche Transition Early Access Collaboration into a Standard Supply Agreement Ahead of Schedule

March 22, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., March 22, 2011 /- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) announced today that their two-year collaboration with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to substantiate CDI's iCell® Cardiomyocytes as a predictive tool for assessing the potential cardiotoxic effects of...

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GeNO LLC Initiates Study of Inhaled NITROSYLâ„¢ Nitric Oxide in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (PH-IPF) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Patients

March 22, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

COCOA, Fla., March 22, 2011 /- GeNO LLC ( www.genollc.com ), a privately held, advanced development-stage technology company, today announced commencement of  the PHiano Study: A Phase 2, Dose-Escalation Trial for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in patients with Pulmonary...

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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Enter Agreement to Develop, Commercialize and Supply XIAFLEX® In Japan

March 22, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MALVERN, Pa., March 22, 2011 /- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL ) and Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance for the development, commercialization and supply of XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Vitamins Industry

March 22, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Vitamins Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092490/Global-Vitamins-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Vitamins in US$ Million by the...

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Mylan Announces Exclusive Distribution Partnership with Humeca to Expand Burn and Wound Care Portfolio

March 22, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2011 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary UDL Laboratories, part of the Mylan Institutional business, has entered a license agreement with Humeca, a leading plastic surgery and burn treatment products company, for the exclusive U.S....

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Finesse Launches MathLogic, SmartDose, and BlackBox Modules for Advanced Control With TruBio DV 4.0 Bioprocess Software

March 22, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2011 /- Finesse Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life science process applications, has announced the official launch of three new core modules for advanced control in its fourth generation TruBio DV software....

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Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Reaches Agreement on Terms of Consent Decree With FDA Regarding Quality System Improvements

March 22, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 22, 2011 /- Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS), a U.S.-based subsidiary of Terumo Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, today announced it has agreed to the terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding quality system...

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JEDEC announces first 3D-IC standards development

March 22, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Invites global industry participation; Widely adopted standards seen as critical to 3D-IC success.

Family struggles after Ore. medication mistake

March 22, 2011 12:45 am | by DIANE DIETZAssociated Press | Comments

At age 80, it appeared likely that Tom Paul Frentress would live out his days pleasantly. He'd been a hard-working Dairy Queen operator and primary caregiver for his disabled wife for three decades; his parents had both lived into their 90s; he'd never needed cholesterol-lowering drugs.His...

Illinois entomology professor May Berenbaum to receive 2011 Tyler Prize

March 21, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, an international award that recognizes "those individuals who have contributed in an...

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Efficient Power Conversion Corp. introduces two lead-free and RoHS compliant eGaN FETs

March 21, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. announced the introduction of the EPC2001 and EPC2015, two lead-free, RoHS-compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN?) FETs.

New high-speed molding technology for glass optical components without the need for polishing or grinding

March 21, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

A high-speed molding technology that can form optical components from glass taken directly from a furnace ? without any polishing or grinding ? has been developed by Docter Optics.

Quest Diagnostics to launch $1.25B notes offering(3)

March 21, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Diagnostics Inc. said Monday that it plans to sell $1.25 billion worth of senior debt to raise funds for its acquisition of Athena Diagnostics Inc. and other expenses.Quest intends to use the net proceeds from the debt offering to cover the purchase price and related transaction costs of...

Covidien Announces Interim Data Showing Parietex ProGrip(TM) Self-Fixating Mesh Significantly Reduces Early Pain Following Inguinal Hernia Repair

March 21, 2011 4:37 pm | by Covidien | Comments

Interim results of a nine-site prospective clinical study presented at Hernia Repair 2011 NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Mar 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced interim results of its multicenter, international, prospective...

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