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CIT/ABC Acquires Assets of LAB Research Inc.

May 2, 2011 7:17 am | News | Comments

Applied Biology Company (ABC), the holding company of CIT Safety & Health Research Laboratories (CIT), has purchased substantially all of the assets of LAB Research Inc. (LAB Research), consisting of three facilities located in Canada, Denmark, and Hungary.

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ABC Laboratories Implements eStudy to Support Ecotoxicology

May 2, 2011 7:13 am | News | Comments

iAdvantage Software, Inc. announced that Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories (ABC), Columbia, Mo., is deploying the eStudy hosted solution to support its Ecotoxicology and other service offerings.

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Motorized Upright Microscope

April 29, 2011 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has introduced the BX63 motorized upright advanced research microscope with fully automated control. The system enabling users to design their own personalized workspace and workflow.

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DNA Database

April 29, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ENCODE database from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute makes its genomic data and related information both available and accessible, offering web-based tools that make it easier for researchers to use the data.

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Nautic Acquires Omnicare CR

April 29, 2011 10:05 am | News | Comments

Omnicare Clinical Research, a leading global, full-service contract research organization, announced that it has been acquired by Nautic Partners, LLC, a private equity firm.

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GE Healthcare Buying Applied Precision

April 29, 2011 10:03 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Applied Precision, Inc., a supplier of innovative cellular imaging technologies for the fast-growing cell biology and biomedical research sectors.

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Regulus Therapeutics Presents New miRNA Data

April 29, 2011 9:52 am | News | Comments

Regulus Therapeutics Inc announced the presentation of new preclinical data from its cardiovascular and metabolic disease program, performed in collaboration with scientists at New York University and Wake Forest University.

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Zytiga Wins FDA Approval

April 29, 2011 9:48 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson's new pill Zytiga as a treatment for men with prostate cancer who have already undergone chemotherapy.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Evolve Unique Chemical Mechanism

April 29, 2011 9:44 am | News | Comments

Scientists have shown how a particular strain of bacteria has evolved to become resistant to antibiotics. The research is a key step toward designing compounds to prevent infections by recently evolved, drug-resistant "superbugs".

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Magnetic Beads

April 29, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Healthcare has launched Streptavidin Mag Sepharose magnetic beads, which have a high binding capacity for efficient purification of biotinylated biomolecules and enrichment of target proteins.

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Chromatography Software

April 29, 2011 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

LECO Corporation has introduced ChromaTOF-GC 4.40 for its separation science instruments. This LECO-exclusive software system integrates acquisition, data processing, and reporting tools into one total solution.

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EMD Serono Granting MGH $1.5M for MS Research

April 29, 2011 7:38 am | News | Comments

EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, announced the company is providing Massachusetts General Hospital with a $1.5M grant for the development of the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, an advanced scientific web community.

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ImmunoGen Report Loss of $15M

April 29, 2011 7:32 am | News | Comments

ImmunoGen, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops targeted antibody-based anticancer products using its antibody expertise and Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology, reported financial results for the third quarter of the Company’s 2011 fiscal year.

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Stress Linked to Shorter Cancer Survival Times

April 29, 2011 7:29 am | News | Comments

Studies have shown that stress can affect the immune system and weaken the body's defense against infection and disease. In cancer patients this stress can also affect a tumor's ability to grow and spread.

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Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Immune Disease

April 29, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

Researchers have developed an effective technique that uses gene therapy on stem cells to correct chronic granulomatous disease in cell culture, which could eventually serve as a treatment for this rare, inherited immune disorder.

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