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Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

Thin-film zeolite membranes with tiny, molecule-sized pores are one step closer to replacing the energy-intensive processes now used in industrial separations, a group of academic researchers is reporting. Writing this week in Science magazine, the group says the membranes' ability to separat...

PharmSource Releases White Paper on Role of U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the Bio/Pharma Industry

PharmSource Information Services, Inc. announces the publication of a new white paper - "The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): How to Minimize Your Risk." This incisive resource provides guidelines on how to establish a strong FCPA compliance program that minimizes corruption r...

BioStorage Technologies Takes Lead Sponsorship Role of 2nd Annual IIR Biorepositories Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, Inc., a worldwide provider of long- and short-term storage of biomaterials, sample management and cold chain logistics, announced it will participate in the Institute for International Research (IIR) 2nd Annual Biorepositories Conferen...

Cost-Cutting Plus Value-Add Defines Quality's Role in a Recession

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical and biotech partners tasked with cutting costs and improving processes cross-functionally recently asked us: What are the implications of the current economic situation on quality groups? How can I harness the kn...

Spectral announces presentations at the 29TH International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine focusing on the role of endotoxin

TORONTO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a company developing products for the treatment of sepsis, today announced that the 29th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels, Belgium from March 24-27, 2009 will feature a key s...

Antiangiogenic Role of 2ME2 Demonstrated in Rheumatoid Arthritis Models

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the publication of preclinical results for 2ME2 (Panzem(R) or 2- methoxyestra...

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges ISTO Technologies' Role in Developing Advanced Biologic Products for Bone Healing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the bone healing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ISTO Technologies, Inc. with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation for its novel InQu(R) Bone Graft Extender and Substitute scaffo...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing role of molecular diagnostics

New Rochelle, NY, October 3, 2008Novel platform technologies and key advances in genomics are rapidly driving the development of molecular diagnostics, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). The payoff for successful molecular diagnostic products can be significant as Kalorama...

VIA Pharmaceuticals to Host Investor Science Briefing on the Role of Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease on Tuesday, September 16

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP ), a biotechnology company focused on the development of compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, announced today that it will host a science briefing on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 12:00...

Sticky gecko feet: The role of temperature and humidity

Akron, Ohio, May 14, 2008 - A team of five University of Akron researchers has published the paper, Sticky gecko feet: the role of temperature and humidity in PLoS ONE, an open-access, online journal for peer-reviewed scientific and medical research. The UA authors are Dr. Peter Niewiarowski, p...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Studies Published in 'Science' Highlight Key Role of Phosphatidylserine (PS) in Viral Infections

- Two New Studies Provide Further Evidence that PS Plays a Critical Role in Some Viral Infections - - Peregrine's Anti-PS Antibody Bavituximab is Currently Being Assessed in a Clinical Trial in HCV Patients Co-Infected with HIV - TUSTIN, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-...

Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

Berkeley -- Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made glow-in-the-dark fish whose internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells. This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coa...

Campbell Alliance Managed Markets Practice to Take a Leadership Role at the CBI Forum on Effective Product Pricing and Modeling Strategies

RALEIGH, N.C., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, today announced that its Managed Markets Practice will take a leadership role at the Premier Bio/Pharmaceutical Forum on Effective P...

Gladstone scientists identify role of tiny RNAs in controlling stem cell fate

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 6, 2008--Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) and the University of California, San Francisco have identified for the first time how tiny genetic factors called microRNAs may influence the differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem (ES)...

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million to Shed Light on Role of LRRK2 and Alpha-Synuclein Genes in Parkinson's Disease

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced approximately $2 million in total funding for seven research studies aiming to advance the ability of the Parkinson's research field, and drug makers, to therapeutically target ...

Robert Conley, M.D. to Join Lilly; Will assume a neuroscience leadership role as a Distinguished Lilly Scholar

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced that Robert Conley, M.D., will join Lilly in January, 2008, as a Distinguished Lilly Scholar focusing on schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. "We are absolutely delighted to have Dr. C...

Video: New Survey Finds Technology Plays a Critical Role in Lives of People with Multiple Sclerosis, Yet Many Are Not Using it to Overcome Disease-Related Challenges

- Affordable, Easy-to-Use Accessible Technology is Within Reach for People with MS - DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey released this week in conjunction with the National MS Society's National Conference, many people living with multiple scl...

Volcano Announces Activities at TCT 2007: Expanded Role of IVUS in PCI to be Demonstrated

Live Cases, Studies and Testimony by Stent Manufacturers Expected to Highlight and Explain Increasing Use of IVUS - Witness Live Case Examples of Advanced Practices by Leading Interventionalists, Broadcast from Around the World. - Hear About Current and New Studies Designed...

New Data Reveal Ethnicity May Play Role in Weight Loss Decisions

NEW ORLEANS and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss. The data, presented today at the 2007 Annual Scientific M...

454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Suggests That Structural Variation Plays an Important Role in Genetic Variation

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, in collaboration with Yale University researchers today announced that they have developed a method, using the company's Genome Sequencer(TM) FLX system, to identify significant human genetic variability with an unpr...

Campbell Alliance Managed Markets Practice to Take Leadership Role at CBI's Formulary and Reimbursement Conference

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced that its Managed Markets practice will be taking a leadership role at the 4th Annual Forum on Formulary and Reimbur...

BioStorage Technologies, Inc. Promotes Lori Ball to Senior Vice President and Expands Role

INDIANAPOLIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, Inc. (BST), a worldwide provider of long- and short-term storage of biomaterials, sample management and cold chain logistics, announces the recent promotion of Lori Ball to the newly created role of Senior Vice President. Ball joi...

Exporting The Wisconsin Idea - British Educators Study UW for Role Model of the Future

Editor's Note: During July 2003, two British education officals visited Madison to determine whether the "Wisconsin Idea" can be exported. At a time when many Wisconsin leaders are studying how to import ideas from other cities and regions, it is ironic that across the Atlantic, the British are ...

Conferences Underscore Wisconsins Role in the Health Technology Revolution

Editors Note: "FORWARD VISIONS" Today we begin three weeks of special articles, interviews and columns that will appear on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). This series called, "FORWARD VISIONS" is designed to stimulate awareness, discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some of ...

The Role of Engineering in Health Science and Technology

Wisconsin has been a leader both in cutting-edge health care and engineering technology. With one of the nations leading research universities in UW-Madison, and leading-edge medical equipment companies like GE Medical Systems, the state is poised to lead again as the two fields merge more than ev...

Wisconsin company with SARS diagnostic role lands $13 million investment

Madison, Wis. NimbleGen , a Madison biotech firm that played a leading role in determining the origins of the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in Singapore has won $12.8 million in venture capital. The company has raised a total of $41 million since its inception in 2000. ...

Midwest plays key role in developing new medical device companies

CHICAGO -Last week, we talked about the size and growth of the medical device industry and some of the key market segments. This week's column will focus on the leading players in this $100 billion industry. Before we comment on some trends from this table, here are a couple interestin...

The role of IT in Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404

If you have been following the news recently, you have probably heard about the collapse of Refco, the commodities trading firm that filed for bankruptcy after being accused of allegedly hiding a $430 million bad debt from its shareholders. Refco's CEO has been arrested, and while his innocen...

Midwest plays small role in VC investment, angel groups to the rescue

A few weeks ago, we talked about Venture Capital investments during 2005 in the biotech and medical device sectors, and how these investments compared against the general VC landscape. I also promised to provide you with information on U.S. Venture Capital investments by region and stage of devel...

Tom Koulopoulos shares passion for IT's role in business

Koulopoulos engaged the audience at Fusion2006. Madison, Wis. Information technology leaders need to identify and drive their businesses' core competencies, said Delphi Group founder and CEO Tom Koulopoulos in his Fusion2006 keynote presentation, "No-Fear Management: Innovating in a Culture...

Midwest retains dominant role in 2005 world medical device market

In a recent article, we looked at the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world and size of the pharmaceutical market, which for the first time surpassed $600 billion in annual revenues. But this is only part of equation, as another significant market is the medical device market. Alt...

Don't forget UW's role in economic development

Madison, Wis. - Enterprising candidates can score easy points with state voters this fall by reminding them that the University of Wisconsin hires conspiracy theorists as lecturers, pays accused administrators to do nothing, and squanders millions of dollars on computer systems that don't wor...

Technology played key role in E. coli alerts

Madison, Wis. - To the casual observer, responders contained the recent E. coli outbreak quickly, but in the eyes of many public health professionals, the automated system used to identify the disease and coordinate alerts has plenty of room for improvement. Still, information technology playe...

Wisconsin's role in health a focus of biotech event

Waukesha, Wis. - Wisconsin's role in tackling the world's most worrisome health issues is one of the major thrusts of the 2006 annual conference of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association . The conference, which will be held Oct. 12 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Wauke...

UW tests adult stem cell role in regenerative heart care

Madison, Wis . - Can a heart patient's own stem cells be used to repair heart damage? The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health intends to find out as part of a clinical trial now underway at UW Hospital and Clinics . The school is among the first medical centers in...

Visions: Matheys says CIO role is good training for executive suite

Steve Matheys Green Bay, Wis. - For six years, Steve Matheys served as the chief technologist for Schneider National , and his experience during that period - 1998 to 2004 - convinced him that serving as a CIO can be a great training ground for bigger and better things in the executive suite....

Father of life patents downplays historic role

Madison, Wis. - Ananda Chakrabarty is modest about the role he played in sparking the American biotechnology industry, but others are willing to do the boasting for him. Chakrabarty Chakrabarty, the first person to successfully patent life forms, visited Wisconsin this week to lecture stu...

CIO Leadership Series: Logothetis likes CIO's evolving role

Peter Logothetis Madison, Wis. - Peter Logothetis pondered the multi-dimensional role of today's chief information officer, and he concluded that it's part of a natural - and necessary - evolution. From enabling the business to meet corporate objectives, to building strong working relatio...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Appoints New Independent Director

... that his expertise in corporate governance at public companies in China and his experience in investments and management consulting will play a vital role in our development as a leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in China. We look forward to working with him as we continue to strengthen our corpora...

PDI Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

... adding to management and reducing expenses, adverse changes in outsourcing trends in the pharmaceutical industry or a reduction or elimination of the role of pharmaceutical sales representatives. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the risk factors detailed from time to time in P...
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