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CapitalBio Corporation and VigeneTech Inc. Have Announced the Launch of a Fully Integrated Microarray Solution Platform

CARLISLE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CapitalBio Corporation and VigeneTech Inc. have announced the launch of a fully integrated microarray solution platform. CapitalBio Corp., a developer and marketer of diagnostic biochips and advanced microarray instrument systems, in collaboration with ...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

Researchers the world over are striving to develop organic solar cells that can be produced easily and inexpensively as thin films that could be widely used to generate electricity. But a major obstacle is coaxing these carbon-based materials to reliably form the proper structure at the nanos...

Looking Older Than You Are May Have Little to Do With Wrinkles

What's the biggest aging factor and how is it addressed? International Sculptra trainer Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, known among her medical colleagues as the "Sculptra guru" here in the U.S., presented her findings on Facial Volume Restoration to an internationally represented group of phys...

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

The unique properties of thin layers of graphite known as graphene make the material attractive for a wide range of potential electronic devices. Researchers have now experimentally demonstrated the potential for another graphene application: replacing copper for interconnects in future generat...

Universite de Montreal and Validapro Biosciences Inc. have Signed an Agreement-in-Principle

Universite de Montreal and Validapro Biosciences Inc. have signed an agreement-in-principle to ensure the valorization and the operation under cGMP standards of the biotherapeutic manufacturing unit located at the Faculty of veterinary medicine in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, for human and veter...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Vermont Legislation Could Have Profound Negative Impact

- Shumlin Promoting Senate Bill S. 48 Today; Will Thwart Burgeoning Biotechnology Industry, Costing Jobs and Research Funds in Vermont - MONTPELIER, Vt., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The region's largest biotechnology association today warned that a bill under consideration by the Vermont Legi...

Surveyed Experts Indicate That Byetta LAR and Victoza Have Advantages Over Actos in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Byetta LAR Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for Type 2 Diabetes in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and heal...

Proteomics Study Reveals That Genes Involved in Invertebrate Longevity Have Surprising Parallels in Humans.

SALT LAKE CITY, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Prolexys Pharmaceuticals announced today the publication of the discovery of genes that are likely to have a role in the aging process of humans. The findings result from research on the human equivalents of proteins from simple animals which confer long l...

You Want To Have a Baby...But Not Eight

Multiple births can be avoided ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ --For the many women experiencing infertility issues but now are hesitant to seek help after this week's birth of octuplets in California, the message to them is that multiple births can be prevented with today's advanced technologi...

Surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles in array can have narrower spectral widths

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated experimentally and theoretically that the surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles in a periodic array can have considerably narrower spectral widths than those of isolated met...

Massachusetts Company May Have Silver Bullet In Vitamin D Fight Against Disease

WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Corp., a company internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of Pulsed Light systems, might have found the silver bullet that researchers have been seeking to increase vitamin D in their fight against disease. It's called ...

US College Students Needing TB Testing Now Have the Benefit of QFT(TM)

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Students attending US colleges that require tuberculosis (TB) testing will now benefit from interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) such as QuantiFERON(R)-TB Gold (QFT(TM)), with the release of update TB testing guidelines from the American College ...

Video: New Survey Shows Three in Four School Nurses Have Students at Risk for Severe Allergic Reactions Who Do Not Bring Auto-Injectable Epinephrine to School

Parents of students with known allergies are urged to put auto-injectable epinephrine at the top of the school supplies list SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) found that 72% of school nurses have stud...

Court Determines that University of Pittsburgh and Artecel Have Sole Rights to Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Patent

Cytori and UC lose rights to Adipose-Derived Stem Cells; business agreements and activity under other patents likely affected. SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Artecel, Inc., announced today that the patent inventorship litigation concerning the foundational, composition-of-m...

Chromatide and Novasep Have Extended Their Partnership to Develop Large Scale Solid Phase Peptide and Oligonucleotide Synthesis Technology.

POMPEY, France, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromatide and Novasep have extended their partnership to develop large scale solid phase peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis technology. The resulting systems and equipment will meet the growing needs of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for ...

Startech Environmental to Have Three Plasma Converters in Former Pharmaceutical Industry Facility in Puerto Rico

WILTON, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Startech Environmental Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting, Award-winning Environment and Energy Company, announced today that the EnviroSafe Industrial Services Corporation of San Juan, Puerto Rico has expanded its original pla...

New NIST mini-sensor may have biomedical and security applications

BOULDER, Colo.- A tiny sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 70 femtoteslas-equivalent to the brain waves of a person daydreaming-has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The sensor could be battery-operated and could reduce the costs ...

AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Hispanic Heritage Month Reminds Us Increasing Numbers of Hispanic-Americans Do Not Have Health Insurance

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For Hispanic-Americans without health insurance, it can be difficult to get preventive care, such as doctor visits and prescription medicines. However, help is available for people who need assistance paying for medicines prescribed by their doctors. Listen to...

AAAAI: Call for Entries: Have You Written a Story on Allergic Disease? Win $1000

2007 Annual Samter Journalism Awards Entry Deadline: October 31, 2007 MILWAUKEE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), the largest professional medical specialty organization in the United States representing...

Targanta Therapeutics to Have Significant Presence at 47th Annual ICAAC Meeting

Over 20 Targanta-Related Posters and Presentations Accepted to Meeting CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Targanta Therapeutics Corporation today announced that 23 presentations will showcase its lead antibiotic candidate, oritavancin, and its antibiotic drug discovery platform at the...

Where have all the Midwest VCs gone?

Since the dot-com boom days are over and soaring tech funds are long gone, where are investment firms putting their money? Whats their criteria for investing? What is their strategy? If you are a start-up firm looking for investment capital, you may be surprised at how things have changed. In s...

Doyle and the Legislature Have Much To Agree Upon When It Comes To The Economy

MADISON Remember this summers property tax freeze budget proposal? Legislative Republicans voted for it because they thought it was great politics; many of them were less convinced the freeze was good policy and secretly hoped Doyle would veto it. Thats how it may be with Democrats and Gov. Jim...

Women in Midwest IT Have to Fight, Work Harder

CHICAGO - Here is a joke my dad told me (actually, he told it to my 10-year-old daughter and she passed it on): Three guys were walking on a beach and they found a bottle with a cork in it. They opened it up and a genie popped out. "Thanks guys! I was in that bottle for 150 years," the genie says. ...

Wisconsin Economic Summits have given a hand to states progress

MADISON In his often-quoted book, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith laid down an economic theory that was the 18th century equivalent of todays (sanitized) bumper sticker: Stuff happens. Every individual necessarily labors to render the annual revenue of...

Bar Codes Have a New Best Friend RFID

The push is on to make RFID an integral part of business and Wisconsin companies stand to benefit tremendously from the new technology. RFID (radio frequency identification) tags and labels are small programmable carriers of data that hold up to 128K of information and uniquely identify an ite...

Does your web site have visibility?

There are three locations on an Internet search page: top, middle and down. A search engine report sometime fits onto a single page and other times its 100 feet long. Today, e-commerce is like a deep ocean: If your Web sites identity is successful, only then will it will float on the surface and be...

Where have all the angels gone?

Over the past month, I've seen a half dozen great products that may never see the light of the technology market. The products vary widely from unique hardware devices to much-needed vertical software applications to exciting new mobile services and beyond. Each concept is carefully conceived and w...

Innovate, Automate, or Improve? You Don't Have to Choose.

Theres an old saw around business computing that you should improve processes before you automate them. It is seductive to think that if the business side could just get its act together and tell us clearly what it wants, everything would be fine. And if your only objective is to automate what your...

When technology is not enough, have more picnics

Turns out John Naisbitt, author of High Tech High Touch , had it right. The higher our cultures computer skills to share information, join groups and even date online the more we need to be in touch: to see the whites of each others eyes and relate as beings, not bytes. Moveon.org and Howar...

Technology industry doesnt have a monopoly on speed

I recently checked out the Google Groups site. Google is always trying something new. The interesting thing is that the old Usenet groups are all there (Google acquired the Usenet archive). If you work in technology, searching the group archives is like revisiting your life a dozen years ago...

How games have evolved to provide real-world education

Mad City blends handheld computer gameplay into a real environment, the city of Madison. Image courtesy of the ADL Co-Lab. Madison, Wis. Firefighters need to be fully prepared, practicing hundreds of times before their first high-rise fire. City officials need to respond to a chemical spill i...

Post-January, tech entrepreneurs have reasons to be depressed

Depressed? Considering we just escaped January a notoriously depressing month because of the post-holiday letdown and the cold, dark and dank weather thats no surprise. In fact, an English psychologist calculated that January 24 (just one week ago) was the most depressing day of the year. W...

Houston – er, Cumberland – we have contact.

Wisconsin and Minnesota students will get a one-of-a-kind experience today when they make a very big conference call to the International Space Station Expedition 10 crew. The event will be held from 10:40 to 11 a.m. EST today at Crossroads Elementary School, St. Paul, Minn. The event includes a...

Can tech people be business leaders? Upcoming seminar may have the answer

When Cay Villars worked in marketing for the biotechnology sector, she began to notice a certain pattern: Scientists with a good idea for a new product could find the business world to be a much different place than academia, with a different set of skills required to succeed. "Along the way, I ...

Does your company have an identity crisis?

Can you summarize your corporations story in a few sentences? Does it possess a well-known identity with customers, key stakeholders, and the general public? In a 2005 study conducted by ABC Namebank International, 5,000 major corporations around the world were surveyed and results were comp...

Kalla: Have patience with electronic health records

Madison, Wis. - Ravi Kalla is more than the CEO of a custom software developer. As an executive with offices in Madison and India, he is pretty well plugged in to the happenings of international software, and as a member of Gov. Jim Doyle's eHealth Care Quality and Patient Safety Board , he's lo...

Locations must have connectivity to be viable

There are many consultants and consulting firms that use slogans and catchy buzz-phrases to capture the media spotlight as well as the inquisitive ear of executive management. Economic development equals broadband connectivity (EDEBC) is one of those slogans. When a slogan or phrase rings tru...

Wisconsin will have plenty of competition in building the energy future

Madison, Wis. - Guess which governor said the following: A. It's time to win the race to become the energy capital of the world. B. To lead, we must innovate and provide new sources of energy to power our lives and propel our state's economy forward. C. Let's show the nation how to mov...

Proposed telecom bill would have Katrina impact

Some states, including Illinois, are looking at passing statewide bills that will give AT&T the ability to have one statewide franchise in order to put in Project Lightspeed or U-verse without having to negotiate with each municipality. I think that is great. Pass HB 1500 in Illinois. Have a...

Patent licensing: For enforcing companies, the rules have changed

Many patent owners enforce their patent rights against potential infringers by licensing the patent rather than going to court to stop the infringing activity. Thanks to a recent Federal Circuit Court ruling, that could become an expensive practice. Typically, the patent owner would do this by...
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