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Panel Votes In Favor of Cymbalta Pain Expansion

August 20, 2010 7:26 am | by Matthew Perrone | News | Comments

A group of federal health experts narrowly voted to expand approval of a best-selling antidepressant, though panelists disagreed over which types of pain the pill effectively treats.

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3D Cell Culture

August 19, 2010 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

KIYATEC Inc. has launched the first in a series of KIYAKUBE 3D Cell Culture Plasticware. This technology platform provides a universal and cost effective method which enables three-dimensional cell culture.

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Laser-Scanning Microplate Cytometer

August 19, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mirrorball from TTP Labtech is the first microplate cytometer to offer simultaneous laser scanning, enabling superior multiplexing and resulting in higher throughput single pass scanning.

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Hydrogel Mountant

August 19, 2010 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The thermo-reversible hydrogel mountant CyGEL from Biostatus Ltd. offers a new, simplified method for the micro-injection of zebrafish embryos.

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Rat Model

August 19, 2010 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. has added 170 genetically modified rats and related biomaterials to its database of laboratory rats with a genetic modification that can mimic a human disease.

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ClinTec Partners With Elephant Capital

August 19, 2010 7:40 am | News | Comments

ClinTec International, a global clinical research organisation (CRO) announces a financial and strategic partnership with Elephant Capital Plc., an AIM market listed private equity firm.

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Immunomedics And GE Collaborate on F-18 Labeling

August 19, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

Immunomedics, Inc. and GE Healthcare announced that they have entered into a license and collaboration agreement for the evaluation of labeling technologies based on Immunomedics' patented F-18 peptide labeling method.

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New Gene Extends Lifespan of Model Organism

August 19, 2010 7:29 am | News | Comments

A team of scientists has found that suppressing a newly discovered gene lengthens the lifespan of roundworms. The results offer promising early evidence that scientists may succeed at finding targets for drugs that someday could allow people to live longer, healthier lives.

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Drug-Eluting Stents Improve Angioplasty Outcome

August 19, 2010 7:23 am | News | Comments

Researchers have determined that the use of drug-eluting stents improves the long-term clinical outcome for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty.

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Clavis Recruiting For Phase 3 Leukemia Trial

August 19, 2010 6:39 am | News | Comments

Clavis Pharma, the Norwegian cancer drug development company, announces that it has recruited the first patient into its pivotal Phase 3 study assessing its lead product elacytarabine in patients with late-stage acute myeloid leukemia.

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ImmunoGen Cancer Treatment Given Orphan Drug Status

August 19, 2010 6:27 am | News | Comments

ImmunoGen, Inc., a developer of antibody-based targeted anticancer products, announced that the FDA has granted orphan drug designation to lorvotuzumab mertansine when used for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).

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Study Promotes Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Marilynn Marchione | News | Comments

Tai chi eased painful joints and other symptoms of fibromyalgia in a small but well-done study of this ancient Chinese form of exercise.

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FDA Accepts BMS BLA

August 19, 2010 6:17 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that the FDA has accepted, for filing and review, the Biologics License Application for ipilimumab for the treatment of adult patients with advanced melanoma who have been previously treated.

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J & J Appoints Quality Czar

August 19, 2010 6:13 am | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is creating a new position to oversee companywide quality, manufacturing and compliance issues and appointing chief quality officers for each of its three major business units.

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Stem Cells Restore Mobility From Spinal Cord Injury

August 19, 2010 6:10 am | News | Comments

StemCells, Inc., announced the publication of new preclinical data demonstrating that the company’s proprietary human neural stem cells restore lost motor function in mice with chronic spinal cord injury.

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