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CO2 Incubator

July 23, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Esco announces the launch of its range of CelCulture CO2 Incubators. These incubators feature precise parameter control, robust contamination control with ULPA filtration system, and 90°C moist heat decontamination.

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Animal Free Culture Media

July 22, 2010 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

InVitria announced the launch of ITSE Animal-Free, a recombinant and defined cell culture media supplement that provides the ingredients essential for high performance cell culture.

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Impedance Testing

July 22, 2010 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bionas GmbH announces the launch of its new Bionas adcon reader for impedance-based, cellular analysis. The Bionas adcon reader technology is based on real-time monitoring of cellular impedance, thus giving real-time data.

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Low-Cost LIMS

July 22, 2010 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new breed of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), which features a breakthrough user interface, is being launched by London-based start-up company, Two Fold Software Limited.

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SAIC-F Selects Precision Antibody for NCI Contract

July 22, 2010 8:15 am | News | Comments

Precision Antibody announced its selection by Science Applications International Corporation–Frederick to provide antibody and antigen characterization, including surface plasmon resonance analysis, for the National Cancer Institute’s CPTC initiative.

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Lampire And Proliant Ink BSA Deal

July 22, 2010 8:02 am | News | Comments

Lampire Biological Laboratories announced that it signed an agreement with Proliant Health and Biologicals to do contract filling & provide BSA to customers requiring less than Proliant’s standard 10 kilogram packaging.

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Cancer-Metabolism Link Runs Deep

July 22, 2010 7:56 am | News | Comments

Eighty years ago, the medical establishment believed cancer was caused by a dysfunction of metabolism, but the idea went out of vogue. Now, scientists are again looking at metabolism and its role in cancer and other common diseases.

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Diabetes Protein May Also Play Role in Heart Disease

July 22, 2010 7:50 am | News | Comments

Studying a protein already known to play an important role in type 2 diabetes and cancer, genomics researchers have discovered that it may have an even broader role in disease, particularly in other metabolic disorders and heart disease.

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Calcitonin Osteoporosis Trial Finishes Enrollment

July 22, 2010 7:35 am | News | Comments

Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. has completed patient enrollment in the multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ORACAL trial of its oral calcitonin product for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

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Results From VERxVE Study Released

July 22, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Data from the VERxVE study show that an investigational, once-daily extended-release formulation of nevirapine was non-inferior to twice-daily immediate release Viramune (nevirapine) tablets in treatment-naïve HIV-1 patients.

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Medco Income Up 14%

July 22, 2010 7:12 am | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said its net income rose 14 percent in the second quarter as it did more business with its newest clients and drug prices increased.

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BMS Profits Slip 6%

July 22, 2010 7:10 am | by Linda A. Johnson | News | Comments

Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said its second-quarter sales were up slightly but profit was down nearly 6 percent, due to the loss of income from its former nutrition business, spun off late last year.

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Genzyme Profits Vanish For Q2

July 22, 2010 6:49 am | News | Comments

Biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. said its profit shrank drastically in the second quarter because of falling sales and charges partly connected to its manufacturing problems.

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Roche Half-Year Profits Leap 37%

July 22, 2010 6:45 am | by Bradley S. Klapper | News | Comments

Pharmaceuticals maker Roche Holding AG posted a 37 percent rise in six-month net profit on strong drug sales and lower costs related to its takeover of U.S.-based Genentech.

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Eli Lilly Income Jumps 16%

July 22, 2010 6:37 am | by Tom Murphy | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Co. said its second-quarter net income soared 16%, boosted in part by revenue growth from key drugs that face patent expirations in the coming years.

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