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3M Developing Transdermal Delivery Option

May 24, 2011 11:13 am | News | Comments

Radius Health, Inc. and 3M Drug Delivery Systems announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of a transdermal delivery option for BA058, Radius’ PTHrP analog, for the treatment of osteoporosis.

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Nanoantenna Camera

May 24, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nanoscale antennas hold out the promise of higher resolution optical imaging of nano objects, including proteins and DNA molecules, and converting solar energy into electricity at very high efficiencies.

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Telephoto Lens

May 24, 2011 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The introduction of a telephoto lens for Insitec laser diffraction process systems from Malvern Instruments enables the on-line measurement of larger particles.

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Daiichi Sankyo Launches New Vaccine

May 24, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited launched its measles and rubella vaccine, Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo (freeze-dried live attenuated measles and rubella combined vaccine), in Japan.

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FDA Clears Immunoassay System

May 24, 2011 10:42 am | News | Comments

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announces that it has received FDA clearance to market its IMMULITE 2000 XPi Immunoassay System in the United States.

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Information Overload in Drug Side Effect Labeling

May 24, 2011 10:39 am | News | Comments

The lists of potential side effects that accompany prescription drugs have ballooned in size, averaging 70 reactions per drug, a number that can overwhelm physicians trying to select suitable treatments for their patients.

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Accelrys Buys Contur Software

May 24, 2011 10:33 am | News | Comments

Accelrys, Inc., a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, announced that its subsidiary, Accelrys Software Inc., has acquired privately-held Contur Software AB.

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Valeant to Acquire AB Sanitas for $441M

May 24, 2011 10:28 am | News | Comments

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said it will acquire Lithuanian specialty pharmaceutical company AB Sanitas in a two-stage deal worth $441.3 million in cash.

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Rare Natural Product Has Potent Pain-Killing Properties

May 24, 2011 8:22 am | News | Comments

Scientists have synthesized of a rare natural product isolated from the bark of a plant used in traditional medicine, an advance that may lead to alternatives to narcotic pain treatments.

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Tribenzor Proves Effective Across Subgroups

May 24, 2011 8:15 am | News | Comments

Data evaluating the long-term efficacy and safety of Tribenzor (olmesartan medoxomil, amlodipine besylate, plus hydrochlorothiazide) in patients with hypertension aged 65 years and older showed that the triple therapy was well-tolerated and effective in maintaining the blood pressure reductions, regardless of age, race, or diabetes status.

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Ontario Institute Invests in Research Firms

May 24, 2011 8:12 am | News | Comments

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) reported investments in three new Ontario companies aimed at bringing promising anticancer technologies to market.

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Roche Honors Next Generation of Chemists

May 24, 2011 8:09 am | News | Comments

Roche honored 12 doctoral students and two professors with the company’s Excellence in Chemistry Award for research accomplishments in the field of organic chemistry.

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BioCritica Inc. Formed

May 24, 2011 8:04 am | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Company has signed agreements with Care Capital and NovaQuest Capital to establish BioCritica Inc., a   privately-held biotechnology company.

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GenKyoTex Raises Funds to Develop NOX Enzyme Inhibitors

May 24, 2011 8:04 am | News | Comments

GenKyoTex has raised CHF18 million ($20.4 million), which will be used for the clinical development of the lead compound GKT137831 for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.

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New Bone Production

May 24, 2011 7:41 am | News | Comments

A study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and collaborators has provided new insight into how bone cells produce new bone in response to mechanical stresses, such as exercise.

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