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Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda (July 27, 2009) Government health officials from 13 African countries today launched the first-ever push for accreditation of the continent's medical laboratories, starting a process that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Government believe will be an historic step t...

IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), today reported that revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $265.7 million compared to $280.6 million for the second quarter of 2008. Organic revenue growth, as defined below, was 5%. Earnings...

IDEXX Laboratories to Release 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), has scheduled the release of its 2009 second quarter financial results for Friday, July 24, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern). The Company will conduct an analyst conference call beginnin...

Fortune Names Mesa Laboratories as one of America's Fastest Growing Small Public Companies

LAKEWOOD, Colo., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB ) announced today that it has been named to the Fortune Small Business Magazine's (FSB) annual list of the 100 fastest-growing, publicly held small companies in the U.S. Every year the e...

Forest Laboratories and H. Lundbeck A/S Enter Into Settlement Agreement With Sun and Caraco Related to LEXAPRO(R) Patent Litigation

NEW YORK, July 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd. (collectively, "Forest"), and H. Lundbeck A/S ("Lundbeck") announced today that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Sun Pha...

ARUP Laboratories Announces New CMO Appointment

SALT LAKE CITY, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced today the appointment of Sherrie L. Perkins, MD, PhD, as chief medical officer (CMO) and director of l...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Top-line Data from Two Pivotal Phase III Trials of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) Requiring Hospitalization

Ceftaroline Met Primary Objective and Achieved High Clinical Cure Rates in Adult Patients Hospitalized for Moderate to Severe CABP NEW YORK, June 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) announced today positive results from two global multi-center Phase III...

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories Offers Expectant Parents The Chance To Win A $500 Savings Bond

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories is offering a $500 savings bond giveaway for expectant parents. M.A.Z.E. is dedicated to helping parents save money and the giveaway is another chance for parents to save for college. Purchase, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 -- Expectant pare...

IDEXX Laboratories to Present at William Blair 29th Annual Growth Stock Conference

WESTBROOK, Maine, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), announced today that it will participate in the William Blair & Company 29th Annual Growth Stock Conference. Jonathan Ayers, Chairman and CEO, is scheduled to make a presentation on the Company on Tu...

Underwriters Laboratories Reminds Parents to Pay Attention to 'Staycation' Safety Hazards

Keep safety top of mind when grilling, swimming and playing in the backyard NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer many families will be trying to beat the heat - and recession - by swapping traditional vacations for trips to the backyard play set or pool and restricting di...

Diatherix Laboratories Releases First Clinically Available Test For Confirmation of The Swine Flu Virus

Test can accurately confirm the H1N1 virus in six hours or less HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories Inc. ( www.diatherix.com ) today released the first clinically available test that can definitively diagnose the current strain of H1N1 virus, also known as the swi...

Public Health Laboratories To Assume Primary Responsibility for Confirmatory Testing of Swine Flu

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately sixty-five state and local public health laboratories around the United States will assume primary responsibility for confirmatory testing of Human Influenza A H1N1 of Swine Origin, or "Swine Flu," within the next week. Previous...

Healthy Life Laboratories Announces Hemoglobin A1c iPhone Application

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Life Laboratories has announced the release of its first iPhone Application for use by diabetes patients and healthcare professionals - the A1c Converter . This application, the first of its kind for use on iPhone and iPod Touch systems...

IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), today reported that revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were $236.5 million compared to $249.1 million for the first quarter of 2008. The decrease in revenues was due primarily to the unfavorable im...

Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratories and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in Denver Post Oped

WASHINGTON and DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Getting closer to controlling cancer" requires funding more laboratories and a commitment beyond the two years of the new federal stimulus, say former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner and a George Washington University Me...

BioReference Laboratories Partners With Sysmex America

New hematology infrastructure sets the stage for laboratories' future growth MUNDELEIN, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announced its five-year sole source agreement with BioRefe...

IDEXX Laboratories to Release 2009 First Quarter Financial Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), has scheduled the release of its 2009 first quarter financial results for Friday, April 24, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern). The Company will conduct an analyst conference call beginning at 9:00...

Mylan Announces Intention to Purchase Remaining Interest in Matrix Laboratories and Delist Matrix from Indian Stock Exchanges

PITTSBURGH, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced its plans to purchase the remaining interest in Matrix Laboratories Limited from minority shareholders pursuant to a voluntary delisting offer. Mylan, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, currently owns approx...

BioMosaics' Glypican-3 Antibody (clone 1G12) Validated at PhenoPath Laboratories for Immunohistochemical Detection of Liver Cancer

BURLINGTON, Vt. and SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMosaics Inc., a cancer biomarker development company, announced today that its monoclonal antibody product (clone 1G12) for detection of Glypican-3 (GPC3) has been validated for use as an immunohistochemical test for diagnosis of Hepatocellu...

Sterifide Laboratories to Launch 'Powered by SDC' OneShot Plus Disinfectant and Deodorizer

National Product Launch to Include 24-oz and Convenient 4-oz Travel Size Spray Bottles SAN DIEGO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PURE Bioscience (Nasdaq: PURE ) today announced an agreement with Sterifide Laboratories for the distribution of PURE's silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC)-based d...

Coria Laboratories Announces Acanya(TM) Gel Data Presentations at 67th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coria Laboratories, the newly expanded dermatology division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ), today announced six data presentations on Acanya Gel at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)...

United States Files Complaint Against Forest Laboratories for Allegedly Violating the False Claims Act

Pharmaceutical Company Allegedly Marketed Drugs for Unapproved Pediatric Use and Paid Kickbacks WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Complaint was unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against a New York pharmaceutical company for alleged False Claims Act vio...

Press Statement Issued by Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited

GURGAON, India, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranbaxy has just received a letter and information indicating that all pending and approved ANDAs from Ranbaxy's Paonta Sahib facility have been added to a list maintained under a policy entitled "Application Integrity Policy" or "AIP". Ranbaxy will analyze...

Laid Off Public Health Workers Excluded From Senate Stimulus, Governmental Health Laboratories Slammed by Recession

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Senate compromise version of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provides no relief to the thousands of state and local government public health workers laid off because of the economic downturn - including those w...

Kronos Science Laboratories (KSL) Has Lost a Great Leader and a Good Friend, Dr. Chris Heward

PHOENIX, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kronos Science Laboratories (KSL) has lost a great leader and a good friend. Christopher B. Heward, Ph.D. died on January 10, 2009 after a stormy three month battle with an aggressive cancer of the esophagus. Dr. Heward was a dedicated gerontologist and...

IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), today reported that revenues for the fourth quarter of 2008 were $243.3 million compared to $245.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. Organic revenue growth, which is reported growth adjusted to el...

IDEXX Laboratories to Release 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

WESTBROOK, Maine, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), has scheduled the release of its 2008 fourth quarter and full-year financial results for Friday, January 30, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern). The Company will conduct an analyst conference call beg...

Avalon Laboratories receives FDA and European clearances to market 3 catheter devices

Los Angeles, Calif. - January 15, 2009 - Avalon Laboratories, LLC (Avalon) today announced it has received 510(k) clearances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark acceptance from the European Union for three new catheter devices used in medical life support systems. The clea...

Avalon Laboratories receives FDA and European clearances to market three catheter devices

Los Angeles, Calif. January 15, 2009 Avalon Laboratories, LLC (Avalon) today announced it has received 510(k) clearances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark acceptance from the European Union for three new catheter devices used in medical life support systems. The cleara...

ARUP Laboratories and Weber State University Team Up to Provide Laboratory Education Solutions

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a critical shortage of qualified laboratory professionals nationwide, ARUP Laboratories, a national medical reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, and Weber State University (WSU), a pioneer in th...

Forest Laboratories Announces Executive Exercised Stock Options With Intent to Hold Shares

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ), announced today that Howard Solomon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer exercised stock options for 600,000 shares which are expiring in December 2008 having reached the end of their 10-year term. Mr. Solomon ...

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Launches Prenexa.com to Support Prenatal Nutrition and Health

Upsher-Smith announces the launch of www.prenexa.com , a web site devoted to PreNexa™, the first and only single capsule prenatal vitamin with more plant-based DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) than any other prenatal vitamin. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 9, 2008 --...

IDEXX Laboratories Names William Brown Corporate Vice President

WESTBROOK, Maine, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), today announced the appointment of William E. Brown, PhD as Corporate Vice President, Instrument Research and Development (R&D) and Manufacturing. In this capacity, Dr. Brown will oversee instrument ...

Stiefel Laboratories Announces the Expansion of Its REVALESKIN(R) Skin Care Line With Three New Products

Clinically Proven, Anti-Aging REVALESKIN(R) Skin Care Brand Launches New REVALESKIN(R) Replenishing Eye Therapy, REVALESKIN(R)Intense Recovery Treatment and REVALESKIN(R) Chest/Decolletage Rejuvenating Treatment, All Exclusively Formulated With the Naturally Potent, Super-Antioxidant CoffeeBerry(R...

Forest Laboratories Responds To Unsolicited Mini-Tender Offer

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) today announced that it has been notified of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) of Toronto, Canada, a private investment company. Forest Laboratories has received a copy of the...

Carma Laboratories Launches New Carmex(R) Web Site; Unveils Top 10 Reasons for a Virtual Visit

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Carma Laboratories, Inc., the makers of Carmex(R) lip balms, today unveiled its new Web site: http://www.mycarmex.com . In association with the new site's launch, the company also announced the top 10 reasons to visit mycarmex.com. "We know that Carmex u...

SpectraCell Laboratories Expands Operations in New Facility

HOUSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc., announced that it has doubled the size of its facilities. Recently, SpectraCell occupied a 20,000 sq. ft. building that was custom designed for them in 2005. The planned expansion added a second freestanding 20,000 sq. ft. buildi...

Underwriters Laboratories to Host Global Leadership Conference on Fire and Life Safety

International fire chiefs collaborate to save lives at the industry's first Global Fire Service Leadership Conference NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique six-day conference, fire service leaders from around the world will gather in Chicago and Washington D.C. to ...

Stiefel Laboratories Completes Acquisition of Barrier Therapeutics

Strategic deal demonstrates commitment to dermatology and innovation CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., the world's largest independent pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatology, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acqui...

ARUP Laboratories and Weber State University Announce Educational Collaboration

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national medical reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, and Weber State University (WSU), a pioneer in the distance-learning arena, have entered into a personnel education collaboration t...
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