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Anaxomics Launches Drug-Reprofiling Initiative

November 9, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

Anaxomics launched a Global Collaborative Drug-Reprofiling Initiative to boost drug discovery by maximizing the therapeutic potential of safe compounds that exist in the pipeline of biopharmaceutical companies.


Phase 2 Trial of DR Cysteamine Commences

November 8, 2010 6:02 am | News | Comments

Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 2 clinical trial of DR Cysteamine for the potential treatment of Huntington's Disease.


KOMBIGLYZE XR Tablets Approved for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

November 8, 2010 5:54 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved KOMBIGLYZE XR for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.


Volume Detection System

November 8, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

BioMicroLab introduced a new volume detection solution called LevelCheck.


Membrane Protein Purification Kit

November 8, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Healthcare’s Membrane Protein Purification Kit is designed for rapid and easy detergent screening of histidine-tagged membrane proteins, enabling simultaneous evaluation of solubilization and purification efficiency.


Avantor Acquires RFCL Limited

November 8, 2010 5:25 am | News | Comments

Avantor Performance Materials Holdings S.A. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RFCL Limited from ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited.


Eli Lilly Plans to Buy Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

November 8, 2010 5:19 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. will spend up to $800 million to buy Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, a development-stage company that created an agent that may help diagnose Alzheimer's disease.


Microscope Software

November 8, 2010 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest version of Olympus cellSens software controls all the automated functions and components for the company's recently introduced BX3 series motorized microscopes.


Adaptive Focus Control

November 8, 2010 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Leica DMI6000 B inverted microscope features Adaptive Focus Control (AFC) for consistent multidimensional imaging in changing temperatures.


EMCCD Cameras

November 8, 2010 4:46 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Andor Technology plc, launched the iXon X3 range of high-performance EMCCD cameras featuring OptAcquire, which allows users to 'single click' optimize an array of camera acquisition parameters.


Call for Change to Treatment for Severe Malaria

November 8, 2010 4:14 am | News | Comments

The largest ever clinical trial among patients hospitalized with severe malaria has concluded that the drug artesunate should now be the preferred treatment for the disease in both children and adults worldwide.


Statins Don’t Prove Useful for General Pediatric Lupus Population

November 8, 2010 3:52 am | by Duke Medicine News and Communications | News | Comments

Lupus puts children at higher risk for coronary artery disease when they become adults, but routinely using statins doesn’t provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, according to a new study.


Scientists Turn Skin into Blood

November 8, 2010 3:41 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin, a discovery that could mean that people will be able to have blood created from a patch of their own skin to provide transfusions.


Sample Stretching Stage Accessory

November 5, 2010 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Asylum Research has announced the NanoRack Sample Stretching Stage Accessory for its MFP-3D atomic force microscopes. This high-strain, high-travel manual stretching stage provides two-axis stress control of tensile loaded samples under different loads.


Gas Chromatography-Mass Spec

November 5, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the GCMS-QP2010 Ultra, which provides best-in-class performance for GC-MS analysis. The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra is capable of fast data measurement with sensitivity five times higher than previous models.



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