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India Pushes Open Source Drug Discovery

August 23, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

An unlikely effort is underway to lift the veil of nearly-total secrecy that has surrounded the process of developing new prescription drugs for the last century, scientists said at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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Text Messages to Stymie Counterfeit Drugs

August 23, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message.

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Mini Gas Chromatograph

August 20, 2010 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seacoast Science, Inc. and Forston Labs have launched the Forston Mini Gas Chromatograph. The new product is based on Seacoast’s SeaPORT Mini GC and is integrated with the Forston Labs LabNavigator resulting in a powerful, small shoebox-sized, lightweight, portable GC.

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Digital Microscope

August 20, 2010 8:41 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ACCU-SCOPE Inc has announced the second generation 319CU digital microscopy camera which builds on and improves upon the architecture of its predecessor by offering faster frame rates than ever possible before on USB 2.0 microscopy cameras.

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Euthymics Hires New CMO And Director of Clinical Operations

August 20, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

Euthymics Bioscience, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing next-generation antidepressants, announced that Pierre Trân, M.D., and Joan Manthis have been appointed as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Operations, respectively.

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Cetero Expands Derm Testing Services

August 20, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

Cetero Research, an early-stage contract research organization, announced the expansion of multiple clinical dermatology and transdermal delivery system services to four Cetero clinical facilities.

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Flies May Yield Secrets for Human Organ Transplants

August 20, 2010 8:02 am | News | Comments

The fruit fly boasts a powerful genetic system making it an ideal organism to test how an enzyme regulates body energy levels. Shutting off this molecular thermostat could result in a newfound cold tolerance allowing an extension of the 24-hour window donated organs now have for optimum use.

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New Research May Impact Treatment of MS

August 20, 2010 7:56 am | News | Comments

The results of a new study conducted could have an impact on the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases, which affect tens of thousands of people.

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Gilead Receives Paragraph IV Letter Over Hepsera

August 20, 2010 7:47 am | News | Comments

Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced receipt of a Paragraph IV Certification Notice Letter advising that Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC submitted an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to the FDA requesting permission to manufacture and market a generic version of Hepsera.

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Protalex Begins Phase 1b RA Trial

August 20, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

Protalex, Inc.  announced the dosing of the first patient in a multicenter Phase 1b clinical study of PRTX-100 in adult patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.

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Drug Stores Offering Early Flu Shots

August 20, 2010 7:29 am | News | Comments

Many drug stores are offering flu shots earlier than in past years in line with a federal recommendation that everyone older than six months be vaccinated this season.

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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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