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With A Little Bit of Knowledge and Some Prediction

August 12, 2010 7:23 am | by Michael McBrien, Chromatography Product Manager, Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Accurately predicted retention times are useful for everything from the selection of generic methods and development of screening methods to the identification of metabolites and impurities in drug discovery studies.

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GSK Epilepsy Drug Gets Nod From FDA Panel

August 12, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

An agency spokeswoman said the Food and Drug Administration's panel of neurologists voted unanimously that GlaxoSmithKline's epilepsy drug Potiga effectively controls seizures.

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J & J Admits More Subpoenas Over Recalls

August 12, 2010 6:41 am | by Linda A. Johnson | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson disclosed that the health products giant has now received multiple subpoenas from federal prosecutors related to repeated recalls of Tylenol and other consumer health products.

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UK Breast Cancer Deaths Plummet

August 12, 2010 6:29 am | News | Comments

The rate at which women died from breast cancer dropped faster in Britain than in any other major European country during the last two decades, according to new research.

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Lawsuit Says Rituxan Left Man A Quadriplegic

August 12, 2010 6:27 am | by Timberly Ross | News | Comments

An Omaha man who contracted an infection that rendered him a quadriplegic after taking the immunosuppressant Rituxan says the drug's makers knew of the risk but didn't warn users right away, according to a federal lawsuit.

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New Gel Speeds Wound Healing

August 12, 2010 6:22 am | by Maria Cheng | News | Comments

For three years, Connie McPherson had debilitating leg ulcers that were so painful she sometimes couldn't sleep. Despite repeated surgery, antibiotics, steroids and other treatments, nothing helped.

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Biotin Kit

August 11, 2010 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Each HOOK Biotin kit is supplied with a biotin reagent, a specific Optimizer Buffer for enhanced conjugation, Spin-OUT columns for purification of labeled protein, and reagents to determine the amount of biotinylation.

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Dilution Calculator

August 11, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The oligo dilution calculator App from Eurofins MWG Operon is an innovative mobile solution to facilitate daily laboratory work. From now on, the determination of how much volume is needed to dilute an oligo stock solution can be done quickly at the bench.

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Fluxion's IonFlux Wins R & D 100 Award

August 11, 2010 8:22 am | News | Comments

Fluxion Biosciences, a leading provider of functional cell analysis systems for drug discovery and diagnostics, announced that it has won a 2010 R&D 100 Award for its IonFlux HT System.

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BMS Increases Commitment to ACTF

August 11, 2010 8:15 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the ADAP Crisis Task Force (ACTF) announced an enhanced agreement to support the efforts of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) to provide antiretroviral medicines to people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Researchers Closer to Understanding Cell Division

August 11, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

During cell division, microtubules emanating from each of the spindle poles meet and overlap in the spindle’s mid zone. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have uncovered the molecular mechanism that determines the extent of this overlap.

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Cocaine Addiction Linked to Protein That Causes Retardation

August 11, 2010 8:03 am | News | Comments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a protein that may act as the trigger controlling the addictive impact of cocaine in the brain.

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Merck Buys Back One of Its Former Factories

August 11, 2010 7:58 am | by Linda A. Johnson | News | Comments

Drugmaker Merck & Co. has agreed to buy back a central Pennsylvania factory from the contract manufacturer that bought it 2 1/2 years ago.

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New Superbug Gene Could Spread Widely

August 11, 2010 7:47 am | News | Comments

People getting cosmetic surgery in India have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug, and scientists are warning this type of drug resistance could soon appear worldwide.

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FDA Accepts Priority Review of XIFAXAN550

August 11, 2010 7:33 am | News | Comments

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for priority review the company’s efficacy supplement to the new drug application for XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets for non-constipation irritable bowel syndrome and IBS-related bloating.

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