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AMERIGROUP Reaches Agreement in Principle to Settle Illinois Qui Tam Litigation

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP ) announced today that it has reached a comprehensive settlement agreement in principle that will conclude its civil qui tam litigation relating to certain marketing practices of the Company's former Illi...

CuraGen Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...orward to presenting updated data for the breast cancer study in the second half of 2009." In July 2009, CuraGen also reached an agreement in principle and signed a memorandum of understanding to settle two shareholder class action lawsuits that had been filed in connection with the proposed merger be...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

...ces. Organic photovoltaics, which rely on organic molecules to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, are a hot research area because in principle they have significant advantages over traditional rigid silicon cells. Organic photovoltaics start out as a kind of ink that can be applied to flexibl...

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Signs Biopharmaceutical Company, Lilly, as Anchor New York City Tenant at the Alexandria Center for Science and Technology

...utical, medical device, product, service, and translational entities, as well as government agencies. Alexandria's operating platform is based on the principle of "clustering", with assets and operations located in key life science markets. At March 31, 2009, the Company's asset base approximated 12.8 millio...

Understanding Managed Markets: Effective Market Research Structures & Activities to Maximize Payer Access & Insights

...arget="_new"> ctew@best-in-class.com . ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategi...

Unexpectedly long-range effects in advanced magnetic devices

...sandwiches of a similar type might be used in future data storage devices that would outdo even today's astonishingly capacious microdrives because in principle the structures could be made even smaller than the minimum practical size for the magnetic islands that record data on hard disk drives, according to ...

Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

...d chair of the chemistry department. The tool can calculate the ratio of isotopes in a sample by simply "counting the colors and comparing them." This principle also makes the instrument more versatile than current mass spectrometers because Zare's device can analyze isotopes of different elements at the same...

Yaupon Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment for Pivotal Phase 2 Study of Clearazide for Treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

...lidate its technology. The model emphasizes strong academic collaborations that lead to the licensing and development of unique products with proof of principle and millions of academic research dollars behind them. To date Yaupon has received over $15 million in government support and over $20 million in vent...

Clavis Pharma Raises NOK 129 Million (USD 20 Million) in a Private Placement to Fund Further Development of its Pipeline of Novel Anticancer Drug Candidates

..., additional modes of action. Clavis Pharma's objective is to develop its drug candidates until significant value has been created and proof of principle in man has been shown. For further clinical development and commercialisation of the products, Clavis Pharma will enter into strategic partnerships wi...

Phase II Trial Demonstrates Elacytarabine May Increase Survival Threefold in Patients With Late-Stage Leukaemia

..., additional modes of action. Clavis Pharma's objective is to develop its drug candidates until significant value has been created and proof of principle in man has been shown. For further clinical development and commercialisation of the products, Clavis Pharma will enter into strategic partnerships wi...

Data Presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009 Annual Meeting Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

...l planned patient in the dosimetry study is currently being enrolled. "These positive data analyzed by a leading dosimetry expert validate a key principle underlying the Cotara program, confirming its ability to specifically concentrate in and deliver a high radiation dose to brain tumors," said Joseph S...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announced Today That It Has Reached an Agreement in Principal to Acquire BioPharma Management Technologies, Inc.

...e/ -- Wound Care Innovations, LLC, a subsidiary of Wound Management Technologies, Inc., (WNDM.OB), announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire BioPharma Management Technologies, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company with a platform of proprietary and patented technologies fo...

'Designer molecules' being developed to fight disease

...suming. At the University of Leicester, we have developed a novel method to revolutionise the way in which we produce these designer protein drugs. In principle this method mimics natural evolution to make new proteins but over a shorter timescale. Instead of taking millions of years, we can create new protein...

DNA Genotek Partners with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Accelerate Breast Cancer Research

...omen Spit for the Cure events." About the Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) was established in 1898 on the principle of integrating clinical cancer care, cancer research and cancer education. RPCI was established as one of the first of the Comprehensive Cancer Center...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...absorbed by the gated graphene layers. The absorption peak in each spectrum provided a direct measurement of the bandgap at each gate voltage. "In principle we could have used a tunable laser to measure the optical transmission, but the 1.4 beamline is very bright and can be focused down to the diffraction...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces FDA 510(k) clearance of the Option(TM) Inferior Vena Cava Filter

...-implantation in the U.S. clinical trial. The results of a recently concluded clinical trial for the Option IVC Filter were presented by the study's principle Investigator, Dr. Matthew Johnson, at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in March of 2009. The single-arm, ...

AFFiRiS AG: Atherosclerosis Vaccine Development Receives EU Support

...n its work on a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease, the AFFITOME(R) technology makes it possible to circumvent these mechanisms. We are now applying this principle to atherosclerosis." CEO Dr. Walter Schmidt continues: "So far, we have announced the development of vaccines for three diseases - Alzheimer's,...

Microbix Sales Grow Over 30% In The Second Quarter; Up 43% In The First Half '09

... required for this project. The Hunan Liuyang Biomedical Park under the supervision of Microbix financed the Study. A potential investor has agreed in principle to lead the fundraising efforts subject to finalization of the deal structure. Semen Sexing Technology (SST) In the SST program, Microbix fo...

ASCP Joins ACLU Lawsuit Opposing Gene Patents

...ause a fundamental tenet of ASCP is that patients come first," said ASCP President Barbara J. McKenna, MD, FASCP. "Gene patents violate this principle by creating unjustifiable monopolies on human genetic information that is critical in the diagnosis of many diseases." ASCP further asserts...

Novavax Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...esults from this study by the fourth quarter of this year. Improved the balance sheet by retiring $17.0 million out of the total $22.0 million principle amount of outstanding convertible notes. These notes carried a coupon rate of 4.75% payable semi-annually and had a maturity date of July 15, 2009. ...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

...ive to light. A larger size is also more practical for applications. Now, they are setting their sites on detecting infrared light. "We think this principle can be applied to infrared light and there is a lot of interest in infrared detection," says Vance. "So we're in the process of looking for dyes that ...

Caringo Delivers Storage Cluster in a Box with CAStor 3.0

...conomics of clustered storage enabling intelligent content distribution with standard interfaces to simplify access to data. Founded on the operating principle that things should be made as simple as possible and a customer-first focus, Caringo makes content and file storage affordable and easy to use. For mo...

Alliance for Biosecurity Testifies Before Congress on Funding for Medical Countermeasure Development

...Alliance recommended that Congress provide $1.7 billion in FY 2010 to support the advanced research and development of biodefense countermeasures. The principle agency responsible for these activities is the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within HHS. Wright observed that when C...

RainDance Technologies Reviews Opportunities for Growth at Cowen Health Care Conference

...w form of fluorescence-activated cell sorter used to collect biochemical information about individual cells. "We also have demonstrated proof of principle of our droplet-based technology in enzymatic detection of cell surface markers, sorting based on secreted proteins from cells, immunoassays, qPCR, and...

Assembling cells into artificial 3-D microtissues, including a tiny gland

...nterleukin-3 and thereby kept a second cell type alive. "What we did is build a little miniaturized, stripped-down system that operates on the same principle and looks like a miniaturized lymph node, an arrangement where two cells communicate with each another and one requires a signal from the other," she ...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. Highlighted in LifeSciencesWorld.com Special Report; Stem Cell Market Projected to Exceed $8 Billion Worldwide by 2016

... The Special Report, "Discoveries of Stem Cell Derived from Menstrual Blood Significant Step Forward to Transplantation as Industry Focuses on Other principle Sources in Therapeutics" by New York City-based author and writer Sally Robbins, provides an overview of the sector, including how a new type of stem ...

NaTrue-Label: The First 100 Products are Certified

...Scientific Committee of the International Natural Cosmetics Grouping, NaTrue, and first published in May 2008. The NaTrue-Label is based on the principle of split responsibility: The NaTrue Scientific Committee is guardian of the criteria while independent Label Management Partners manage the certificat...

Shire Delivers Excellent Growth for the Year, With the new Product Portfolio Achieving Sales of $1 Billion

...ate on a quarterly compounding basis to the $419.9 million of consideration to calculate its provision for interest. Upon reaching agreement in principle with all the dissenting shareholders, the Company determined that settlement had become the probable manner through which the appraisal rights litigat...

Pharmaxis Builds Senior Management Team

...nt. He was most recently with Novartis as a Global Brand Medical Director and previously held the positions of Senior Clinical Research Physician and principle Medical Expert for Novartis. Dr Alan Robertson, Pharmaxis Chief Executive Officer said: "The appointment of Howard Fox provides the internation...

Cephalon's New Product Launches Pace Record 2008 Sales

... General of Connecticut and Massachusetts and relator attorney fees. In 2007, to exclude the reserve related to the terms of the agreement in principle reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office. (5) To exclude the pre-tax gain related to the sale of certain investments. (6) To exclude ...

Virginia Tech engineers investigate energy independent monitoring system for bridges

...dents created a process allowing the use of smart materials to suppress and harvest vibrations, as well as the inventor of the self-sensing actuation principle for piezoceramic-based devices, explained this work will result in the use of a remote/online, self-powered global monitoring package, allowing for an...

New Study Provides Benchmarks for Winning Brand Team Management

... to http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr979.htm . ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategi...

New Study Shares Insights for Competitive Intelligence Policies, Ethics and Data Collection

...o to http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr976.htm . ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategi...

Plasmonic whispering gallery microcavity paves the way to future nanolasers

... The principle behind whispering galleries where words spoken softly beneath a domed ceiling or in a vault can be clearly heard on the opposite side of the chamber ...

Maximize Data Analysis with METTLER TOLEDO FBRM

... to FBRM® Data Interpretation - Wednesday, February 25 How do changes in particle system physics affect FBRM® data? The FBRM® measurement principle has inherent sensitivity which can affect results in ways expected by chemists and engineers. Understanding these particle system properties can sign...

Stallergenes: 2008: Sales Up 16% - Excellent Performance - Guidance Exceeded

...y to carry out a detailed review of the rules governing their implementation within the Group. Consequently, the Board of Directors confirms in principle that in application of the Law of 3 July 2008, the AFEP/MEDEF code, as amended, will be the benchmark the Group will refer to in the preparation of th...

GeneNews granted U.S. patent for Chagas disease based on Sentinel Principle(TM) platform

...ualized basis," stated Dr. Choong-Chin Liew, the discoverer of the Sentinel principle and Co-founder, Chief Scientist and Director of GeneNews. "GeneNews has a b...m CEO of GeneNews. "This is our first patent issuance based on our Sentinel principle platform technology and represents an important initial milestone to realiz...

Telik Announces New TRAP Drug Discovery Agreement

...nd novel biological targets," said Robert Lum, Ph.D., Telik's Vice President of Technology and Preclinical Development. TRAP technology exploits the principle that drugs act by adhering to and interacting with cellular proteins. Telik has developed a novel computational approach to determine a molecular fing...

New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires

...ale materials are not required for this to work," he said. "Larger fibers work better and are easier to work with to fabricate devices. But the same principle would apply at the nanometer scale." The wires are grown using a physical vapor deposition method at approximately 600 degrees Celsius. Using an o...

Medgenics Announces Encouraging Preliminary Data For Phase I/II Clinical Trial of EPODURE In Renal Anemia

...erythropoietin (EPO) to treat anaemia -- INFRADURE -- producing interferon-alpha (IFN-a) to treat hepatitis C The Company has demonstrated proof of principle of the Biopump treatment procedure in a clinical trial using a short-acting version of EPODURE in anemic subjects. The Company commenced a Phase I/II ...
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