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Two-Photon Microscopy

August 31, 2011 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Special Optics offers objective lens solutions optimized for use in two-photon microscopy systems. These apochromatic objectives are customized with high numerical apertures and long working distances for use with various sample sizes and applications.

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3M Licenses BART Technology

August 31, 2011 8:04 am | News | Comments

Lumora Ltd and 3M have signed a joint development and licensing agreement. Conclusion The agreement allows 3M to develop and sell nucleic acid test kits utilising Lumora’s BART technology.

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New Device to Attack Heart of Tumors

August 31, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Researchers have created and tested miniature devices that are implanted in tumors to generate oxygen, boosting the killing power of radiation and chemotherapy.

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COTI-2 Inhibits Cancer Cells

August 31, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. announced recent experiments demonstrating clear evidence of COTI-2's ability to significantly inhibit the growth of cancer cells that over express Akt/Akt2, confirming it as a promising targeted therapy candidate.

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Daiichi Sankyo Submits sNDA

August 31, 2011 7:34 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company submitted a supplemental New Drug Application for an additional indication of Diagnogreen 25 mg intravenous injection for near-infrared fluorescence angiography during cerebrovascular surgery.

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Valeant Buying Afexa for $77M

August 31, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said it will buy cold remedy maker Afexa Life Sciences Inc. for about $77.6 million.

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Analyst Upgrades Alkermes' Shares

August 31, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

A Caris & Co. analyst upgraded the stock of drug developer Alkermes Inc., pointing to the company's pending acquisition of a drug technology business.

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Rough Start for Benlysta

August 31, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

A new lupus treatment developed by Human Genome Sciences Inc. is receiving a lukewarm reception from doctors so far, with demand for the drug shaping up to be much softer than expected, according to a Citi analyst.

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NIH Database to Speed Research Up for Brain Injuries

August 30, 2011 12:32 pm | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the Department of Defense, is building a central database on traumatic brain injuries.

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Kuros Completes Patient Recruitment for KUR-023

August 30, 2011 12:28 pm | News | Comments

Kuros Biosurgery completed patient recruitment in a clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of KUR-023, its novel dural sealant product candidate.

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Inspiration, Ipsen Partner on Hemophilia Launch

August 30, 2011 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Ipsen and Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Inc. entered into a strategic partnership agreement, to create a European hemophilia commercial organization, to launch Inspiration’s hemophilia product portfolio in Europe.

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Trying to Starve Breast Cancer Cells

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | News | Comments

The most common breast cancer uses the most efficient, powerful food delivery system known in human cells and blocking that system kills it, researchers report.

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Scripps Research and Stanford Scientists Find Drug Candidates

August 30, 2011 12:15 pm | News | Comments

Collaborating researchers at Stanford University and The Scripps Research Institute have identified chemical compounds that show promise as potential therapeutics for a set of medical conditions caused by the abnormal clumping together of a protein known as transthyretin (TTR).

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Identified Gene Mutation May Underlie Other Cancer Types

August 30, 2011 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer -- mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye.

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Childhood Cancers Take a Beating from Virus

August 30, 2011 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Yale University researchers are looking to fight a form of cancer primarily found in children and young adults with a virus from the same family as the rabies virus.

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