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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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