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Johnson & Johnson Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results

April 15, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.5% as compared to the first quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.3% and the negative impact of currency was 1.8%.  Domestic sales increased 2.2%.  International sales increased 4.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.9% and a negative currency impact of 3.4%.

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Fluid Imaging Technologies Announces Call for Submissions for First Annual Life Sciences & Materials Research Grant

April 15, 2014 4:25 pm | by Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its Life Sciences & Materials Research Grant.                                      

Ductless Fume Hoods

April 15, 2014 4:21 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Air Science Usa | Product Releases | Comments

The NEW PURAIR 5 Ductless Fume Hoods feature a high level of operator protection where routine histology, powder weighing and sampling prep work is being carried out.

Prosonix to Market Generic Versions of Mylan’s Inhaled Respiratory Products

April 15, 2014 8:45 am | News | Comments

PSX1001 and PSX1050, which are the first products to emerge from Prosonix's innovative and proprietary particle engineering platform, are being developed as generic versions to GlaxoSmithKline's pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDI) Flixotide® and Flovent®, respectively.

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MERS Virus Outbreak Raises Alarm in Middle East

April 15, 2014 8:36 am | Videos | Comments

There's heightened concern after the confirmation of more cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in Saudi Arabia and Jordan over the weekend.                

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The Dangers of Testing Ebola

April 15, 2014 8:22 am | Videos | Comments

Report details the dangers of testing Ebola, which has already claimed the lives of 14 healthcare workers.                        

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Report Projects Health Care Costs to Dip Slightly

April 15, 2014 8:13 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan will total a little more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, instead of almost $1.2 trillion initially estimated.    

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FDA Approves Merck’s Allergy Treatment

April 15, 2014 8:04 am | News | Comments

Merck has announced that FDA has approved GRASTEK ® (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use [2800 Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU)]. GRASTEK is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis.

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DesignMedix Awarded $3M to Develop Low-Cost, Safe Malaria Drug

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

DesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, received a grant for almost $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue development and manufacture of a new anti-malarial drug.     

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Medical Pot Measure Could Boost Florida Democrats

April 14, 2014 4:13 pm | by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.       

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Tubular Cable Conveyor

April 14, 2014 12:09 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Flexicon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations.

Vertical Blenders

April 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for low-impact blending, these vertical blenders feature a conical vessel and a slow-turning screw that can agitate a wide variety of materials including powders, granules, pellets, fibers, slurries and pastes. 

Servo-Drive Auger

April 14, 2014 11:39 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Spee-Dee Packaging Machiney | Product Releases | Comments

Fast delivery is just one of the many attributes the new servo-drive Revolution Series Auger is bringing to customers in the coffee, beverage, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Inverting Filter Centrifuge

April 14, 2014 11:31 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Heinkel Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the HF & F model centrifuges, which incorporate inverting filter technology, thin cake filtering and PAC® direct contact drying of the material all in one machine for separation/filtration providing processing and cost savings advantages.

Report: Glaxo Bribed Doctors in Poland

April 14, 2014 9:25 am | News | Comments

The BBC reports that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe medicines in Poland. A "Panorama" show to air Monday evening quotes a former sales representative for the company saying doctors there were paid to prescribe its drugs.

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Women at Higher Risk for Eye Disease

April 14, 2014 8:40 am | Videos | Comments

Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.                          

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