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Former Banc of America Securities Analyst David Maris Comments on Decision by Biovail to Drop Its Claims Against Him; Denies That He is Cooperating With Biovail

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement issued September 12 by former Banc of America Securities research analyst David Maris regarding a decision by Biovail Corp. (NYSE: BVF ) to drop its lawsuit against him that had been proceeding in a New Jersey state court. "I am...

Victhom Human Bionics Receives CE Mark for the Neurostep(TM) System, the World's First Fully Implantable Closed-Loop Neuromodulation Therapy for Treatment of Foot Drop

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Victhom Human Bionics Inc., "Victhom" (TSX:VHB), announced today that its Neurobionix division has obtained CE Mark approval for its Neurostep(TM) System, the first ever approval for a closed-loop system (CLS) used on peripheral nerves. CE Mark represen...

State faces revenue drop as federal Internet tax ban passes House

Starting November 1, 2006, Wisconsin will no longer be allowed to tax Internet usage, in a move that would open up savings for users but could put a hole in the state budget. The federal measure to eliminate the tax was authored by Representative James Sensenbrenner , R-Wis., who said home user...

Criticare narrows loss, but sales drop after partner is bought

Milwaukee Criticare Systems Inc., which makes clinical patient monitors and sensors, reported a net loss of $245,000 for the quarter that ended March 31, on sales of $6 million. Sales were down from nearly $6.6 million in the same quarter of 2004, but operating expenses were also down, and th...

Midwest biotech stocks drop like a rock during the third quarter

As Im writing this column, I was reminded by an article in the Chicago Tribune that Oct. 9 was John Lennons birthday. As he was born on Oct. 9, 1940, he would have been 65 years old if he was still alive. He was shot outside his apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980. He was 40 years old. The ar...

Third Wave agrees to drop Chiron, Bayer patent lawsuits

Madison, Wis. Third Wave Technologies Inc. said it has reached an agreement with Chiron Corp., Bayer Corp., and Bayer HealthCare, LLC, to dismiss Third Wave's patent lawsuit. Third Wave said that no licenses or payments were made and did not disclose other terms of the agreement. This le...

Modine Manufacturing earnings drop

Milwaukee, Wis. Modine Manufacturing reported a drop in net income to $13 million in the quarter ended December 26, down from $21 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net quarterly sales increased around 10 percent to $411 million, mostly from acquisitions. Modine makes thermal management ...

TDS restates years of revenues, shows slight profit drop

Phone and data company TDS, also the corporate parent of U.S. Cellular, said its revenues for the last quarter were $1 billion, an increase over results from last year that it had to restate due to accounting problems. Net income for the quarter was $41.5 million, down from $43.3 million in the ...

IT worker shortage linked to tech enrollment drop

Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin's information technology and computer science sectors are crucial business resources, but recruiting the talent to leverage IT has become an increasingly daunting task. Pending baby-boomer retirements and a decline in IT enrollment could leave employers struggling to ...

Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...half net sales were 20.3% higher at euro 93 million. Despite another good performance in Japan (12.2% growth), Allegra ((R)) posted a slight drop (of 0.6%) in second-quarter net sales to euro 191 million. First-half net sales held steady at euro 438 million. First-quarter net sales of Co...

The MedZilla Report: June 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

... two percent or more. As for jobs being posted, those same Massachusetts-based companies also showed a reduction of just over one percent, the largest drop in any state in June. Most other states remained relatively flat -- that is, a change of less than one percent in either direction. The posted jobs ar...

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

... who are incompletely immunized. Vaccinating infants fully and on time helps protect them when they are most vulnerable. If vaccination levels were to drop too low, Hib disease could make a comeback. Sanofi Pasteur manufactures two Hib-containing vaccines -- ActHIB and Pentacel -- which can be used b...

The MedZilla Report: May 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...ed by Medtronic, who, according to the Associated Press, faced a 69 percent drop in profits after fourth quarter 2008. Minnesota-based health systems contin...r of jobs posted -- 2.5 and 3.5 percent, respectively -- and no state saw a drop of more than one percent. The real change in postings came as a result of w...

BRAHMS, Cezanne and Lumiphore Announce Partnership for Diagnostic Tests

... University of California, Berkeley . Lanthanides are exceptional due to their long fluorescent lifetime delays that enable time gating and a dramatic drop in background noise when sensitized by the appropriate organic cage. This unique patent family is focused on a novel cage structure surrounding the te...

Three Rivers Announces Positive Results from Phase 3 DIRECT Trial of Once-Daily INFERGEN(R) with Ribavirin in Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Failures

...All patients attaining SVR demonstrated > 2-log drop at Week 12 of INFERGEN/RBV therapy. Of significant...n-responders, of which 80% did not achieve a 2-log drop on prior pegylated-interferon plus ribavirin thera...y, especially in patients demonstrating > 1-log drop with initial therapy Patients with fib...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

...substrate lattice. Use of graphene interconnects could help facilitate continuing increases in integrated circuit performance once features sizes drop to approximately 20 nanometers, which could happen in the next five years, Murali said. At that scale, the increased resistance of copper interconnec...

The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...31. There was also a 7.5 percent jump in New Jersey, and 1.5 to three percent increases in several other states. Only in Texas was there a significant drop in companies seeking new employees, though it was a large one -- more than ten percent. Sales, managers, and research associates were less sought-afte...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

...obs it produces. An overly restrictive disclosure law recently passed in Massachusetts --- less strict than the Vermont proposal -- has resulted in a drop in clinical trials and the cancellation of a major medical convention and the associated tourism and tax revenue. NEBA is a non-profit, member-d...

Cord Blood America Announces 2008 Financial Results

...d blood samples, said Matthew Schissler, Cord Blood America Founder and CEO. Revenue for the Company decreased to $4.2 million for the fiscal year, a drop entirely attributable to a decrease in emphasis on Rain, the Company's advertising operations, with Cord Blood America centrally focused on growing it...

NOVAVAX Announces Publication of a Preclinical Study Demonstrating that a Virus-like Particle Vaccine Provided Protection Against Highly Pathogenic H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza Strains

...flu pandemic. Mice and ferrets were vaccinated with VLPs by one of two routes: either by standard intramuscular injection or by administering a small drop of the VLP vaccine in the nose (intranasal immunization). All of the 1918 VLP-immunized animals were protected when exposed to a lethal dose of the 1...

Groundbreaking Research Begins for Pancreatic and Lung Cancers

...roup hopes to identify patterns of molecular expression unique to cancer patients. This can lead to a sensitive screening test that only requires one drop of blood to run. "Georgia Tech has the most advanced technology and the scientists who can help move these 'bench' research projects closer to 'b...

Kun Run Biotechnology, Inc. Year-End Revenues Increase 56% to $11.6 million

...d of 2007. Selling expenses were $687,949 or 6% of the total sales, for the year ended December 31, 2008, decreasing 51% from $1,416,469 for 2007. The drop was mainly due to the Company's increased marketing budget in 2007 in order to enlarge sales and market share. These expenditures fell back to a more ...

The MedZilla Report: Febraury 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...f more than two dozen -- job cuts were kept under 100 people. This was reflected in where companies were searching for new employees; California saw a drop of almost six percent, Massachusetts almost four percent, and Missouri 3.3 percent. However, there was good news out of Florida, where companies incre...

Empirical Search Strategies Seeks Downside Protection Option at Avigen, Inc.

...statement from Avigen (or anything even resembling this statement) would maximize the utility of all Avigen shareholders, and cause BVF to IMMEDIATELY drop their proxy fight, which will save shareholders the fees associated with the proxy battle: "Dear Avigen Shareholders: Regardless of the d...

Sirion Therapeutics Supplemental New Drug Application for Durezol(TM) to Treat Uveitis is Accepted for Review by the FDA

...ommended dosage and administration of Durezol in the treatment of postoperative inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery is to instill one drop into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 times daily beginning 24 hours after surgery and continuing throughout the first 2 weeks of the pos...

SD Canada Announces CE Mark for ThyroChek(R) Adult and NeoNatal Tests

...oxygen regulation in every human cell. With ThyroChek, there is no wait for a lab report as a meaningful qualitative result is available from a single drop of blood within 10 minutes. With a CLIA-waived license, the U.S. physician can keep revenue that would otherwise go to a lab, without sacrificing accu...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Positive Phase 2 Trial Results for Menerba(TM)

...linical trials, such as the HERS and the WHI, elucidated serious safety concerns associated with hormone therapy. These results have led to a dramatic drop in the use of estrogens," said Isaac Cohen, chairman and CEO of Bionovo, Inc. "For this reason, it is important to develop safer alternatives for trea...

NCSRP Research Director: "Earlier Planting can Increase Soybean Yields"

...through the roof, and seed treatments are being rolled into the price of seed," Wright says. "We're seeing more growers use treated seed and drop the seeding rate." Lower seeding rates According to Wright, planting fewer seeds is a good decision. "Checkoff-funded researchers ...

Hoya Announces Third Quarter and the First Nine Months Financial Results for FY2008

...illion yen for the quarter, representing a decrease of 23.3% from 147.0 billion yen in the third quarter of 2007, mainly due to order decrease and the drop in the product price resulting from global economic downturn in the main business fields such as the Electro-Optics and Vision Care, as well as PENTAX...

Recent Reports Regarding Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup Flawed and Misleading

...amb contained 290 to 2,300 ppt of total mercury. (Dabeka et al, 2003) For the sake of reference, one part per trillion is equal to one drop of water spread out into 26 Olympic-size swimming pools. (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 2009) -- That same study by Heal...

Global Confidence in Innovation Holds Despite Economy

... San Francisco, CA (Vocus) January 29, 2009 -- The public's inclination toward innovative products was largely unaffected by the drop in consumer confidence last year, according to the 2008 IIIP Innovation Confidence Index that was expanded to cover every region of the world and re...

Victhom Announces Launch of Enhanced Company Website

...e impact of cerebral stroke and a particular aspect of gait disorder known as foot drop. This section presents contemporary treatment options for foot drop sufferers as well as the emerging use of neurostimulation devices that provide instantaneous assistance to patients. A new "Medical Professional sec...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

...ding plans and tax relief proposed during the campaign. Such aid will only be tolerated if accompanied by significant financial reforms. The average drop in economic output is over two percent and recovery takes about two years. "We should not go backward in the decade-long efforts to strengthen the in...

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results From a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs(TM) in Treating Post-Operative Pain

...5mcg of sufentanil. Doses were delivered sublingually as needed to treat pain with a 20-minute minimum re-dosing interval and patients were allowed to drop out of the study at any time. Positive results were also obtained for the primary endpoint following treatment with the 15mcg dose compared to placeb...

Fast molecular rearrangements hold key to plastic's toughness

..., Ediger says. Aircraft windows are also often made of polycarbonate. "One of the reasons polymer glasses are used is that they don't break when you drop them or fly into a bird at 600 miles per hour." However, their properties can change dramatically under different physical conditions such as pressur...

Fast molecular rearrangements hold key to plastic’s toughness

..., Ediger says. Aircraft windows are also often made of polycarbonate. "One of the reasons polymer glasses are used is that they don't break when you drop them or fly into a bird at 600 miles per hour." However, their properties can change dramatically under different physical conditions such as pressur...

Benda Pharmaceutical Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...llion in the first nine months of 2007. Gross margin was 36.5%, compared with 48.7% in the same period in 2007. Gross margin performance reflected a drop in sales of Gendicine, which has historically generated a comparatively higher gross margin. Operating loss in the first nine months of 2008 w...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Files New Drug Application with U.S. FDA for Bepreve(TM)

...ophthalmic solution). The Company is seeking approval for Bepreve as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. IST...006, ISTA licensed the exclusive North American rights from Senju to an eye drop formulation of bepotastine for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. ...

China Clean Energy Resumes Biodiesel Production After Temporary Halt

...r 10, 2008 it has resumed biodiesel production. China Clean Energy decided to resume biodiesel production at its existing plant in light of a recent drop in raw material prices, thus allowing the Company to enjoy sufficient margins to make this business segment profitable again. Currently the selling pr...

Hoya Announces Second Quarter and First Half Financial Results for FY2008

...ating income was 20.6 billion yen, a 23.2% decrease compared with 26.8 billion yen in the second quarter of 2007, due mainly to order decrease and the drop in the product price in global economic downturn. Net income for the second quarter was 19.1 billion yen, a 9.0% decrease compared with 21.0 billion y...
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