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Protea Licenses New Mass Spec Tech From GWU

September 8, 2010 8:33 am | News | Comments

Protea Biosciences announced that the company has concluded an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with George Washington University for commercial rights to a new technology that provides rapid identification of a broad range of chemicals and biomolecules.


New Solution to Cell Death Plaguing Stem Cell Research

September 8, 2010 8:25 am | News | Comments

One such obstacle frustrating stem cell researchers is "cell death" that the major types of hPS cells, including human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells, mysteriously undergo when cultured as single cells, rendering them less suitable for research.


Insulin Prompts Fat Cells To Take In Glucose

September 8, 2010 8:19 am | News | Comments

Using high-resolution microscopy, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have shown how insulin prompts fat cells to take in glucose in a rat model.


IV Ibuprofen Lessens Morphine Use

September 8, 2010 8:15 am | News | Comments

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the publication of new data supporting the safety and efficacy of Caldolor (ibuprofen) Injection in pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgery patients.


KRN5500 Significantly Reduces Neuropathic Pain

September 8, 2010 8:08 am | News | Comments

DARA BioSciences announced that it presented study results from its Phase 2 multicenter, placebo controlled, double-blind, randomized dose escalation study for KRN5500 at the 13th World Congress on Pain held recently in Montreal.


NIH Expands PharmGKB

September 8, 2010 8:02 am | News | Comments

To help advance research on how genes affect responses to medicines, the National Institutes of Health is spending $15 million over five years to expand a key resource, the Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB).


Saphris Approved for Two New Uses

September 8, 2010 7:57 am | by Linda A. Johnson | News | Comments

Merck & Co. said its schizophrenia drug Saphris has been approved for two additional uses by the Food and Drug Administration.


Healthcare Repeal Attempt Likely If Republicans Win

September 8, 2010 7:54 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | News | Comments

If you thought passing the health care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall. It could come down to who blinks first, with some Republicans raising the prospect of a government shutdown.


Onyx In Japanese Development Deal

September 8, 2010 7:49 am | News | Comments

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it could receive more than $300 million through an agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to develop and sell two potential cancer treatments in Japan.


Merck to Begin Arbitration With J & J

September 8, 2010 7:40 am | by Linda A. Johnson | News | Comments

Drugmaker Merck & Co. said that arbitration will begin in late September in its dispute with Johnson & Johnson over revenue from two blockbuster drugs for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders.


BMS Set to Buy ZymoGenetics for $885M

September 8, 2010 7:37 am | by Marley Seaman | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said it will acquire biotechnology partner ZymoGenetics Inc. for $885 million in another move by a major drugmaker to boost its pipeline by snapping up a smaller developer.


Abbott Acquires Second-Largest Pharma in India

September 8, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

Abbott has completed its acquisition of Piramal's Healthcare Solutions business, propelling it to market leadership in the Indian pharmaceutical market and further accelerating the company's growth in emerging markets.


UV Monitoring Accessory

September 7, 2010 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEM Corporation, a leading global provider of microwave laboratory instrumentation, has announced the introduction of its UV Monitoring System, which is designed to work with CEM’s Liberty and Liberty1 Microwave Peptide Synthesizers.


Gel Documentation System

September 7, 2010 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the launch of the Gel Doc EZ, a compact gel documentation system that provides publication-quality images and analysis in seconds — with just the push of a button.


Grifols Using West Technology For Coagulation Therapies

September 7, 2010 8:35 am | News | Comments

West, a premier manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, and Grifols USA, LLC announced the availability of West’s Mix2Vial filtered transfer system for the reconstitution of Grifols’ coagulation therapies.



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