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Laser Absorption Spectrocopy

September 11, 2014 2:56 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | FTS Systems - SP Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The LyoFlux 200 is an innovative two line-of-sight tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) based device for continuous monitoring of laboratory, pilot and production scale lyophilization cycles.

A Tale of Two Cities - SAFC's Irvine, Scotland and Lenexa, KS Dry Powder Media Facilities

September 11, 2014 1:38 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor In Chief | Articles | Comments

SAFC, a global company that supplies a multitude of services to the biopharm/pharmaceutical industry has recently opened a new Dry Powder Media (DPM ) manufacturing facility in Irvine, Scotland to complement their Lenexa, KS DPM facility. By doing so SAFC has shown their commitment to their customers and this growing segment of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Roche Ranked Most Sustainable Healthcare Company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

September 11, 2014 11:25 am | News | Comments

For the sixth consecutive year, Roche has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as the Group Leader in sustainability within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences industry. This places Roche amongst the top 10 percent of companies across all surveyed industries.

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Silicon Valley Struggles to Speak FDA's Language

September 11, 2014 10:26 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

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Cannabis Oil: Unexpected Lifesaver?

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | Videos | Comments

Oregon Parents credit cannabis oil with not only keeping their 4-year-old daughter alive as she battles deadly cancer, but with increasing her mobility, so she can attend school.            

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Rare Respiratory Virus Spreading Rapidly

September 11, 2014 9:08 am | Videos | Comments

The CDC is tracking the disease that is currently affecting twelve states.                               

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Cellerant Awarded $47.5M Under Existing Contract to Support Development of CLT-008

September 11, 2014 8:59 am | News | Comments

The award will support the continued advanced development of CLT-008, a first-in-class, allogeneic, cell-based therapy for the treatment of hematopoietic sub-syndrome of Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS).        

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Baxter Announces Baxalta as the Name of New Global Biopharmaceutical Company

September 11, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

Baxter International has announced that Baxalta Incorporated will be the name of the new, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that is expected to launch in mid-2015.             

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FDA Approves New Indication for the Use of XTANDI Capsules

September 11, 2014 8:29 am | News | Comments

Astellas Pharma and Medivation announced today that the FDA approved a new indication for the use of XTANDI (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).          

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Multimillionaire Pharma Entrepreneur Mom on Trial in Autistic Son's Death in NYC Hotel

September 11, 2014 8:21 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

A multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat with a syringe in a luxury Manhattan hotel room, a prosecutor said as her murder trial opened Wednesday.   

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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

September 11, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

The drug is approved for use by people who have a body mass index of 30 or higher, which is the level at which people are considered to be obese. It is also approved for use by people with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes.

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Haiti Gets Help for Mosquito-Borne Virus Outbreak

September 10, 2014 3:35 pm | News | Comments

Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country.      

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Gates Foundation to Spend $50M on Ebola Response

September 10, 2014 2:49 pm | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Seattle-based foundation said the money will go to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and international organizations involved in fighting transmission of the virus.  

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Study: Many Hospitals Use Too Many Antibiotics

September 10, 2014 2:44 pm | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job. Health officials say overuse of antibiotics is helping to breed dangerous bacteria that are increasingly resistant to treatment.

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Case Packaging Center

September 10, 2014 12:39 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Uhlmann Packaging Systems L.P. | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the new Case Packaging Center 10 (CPC 10), the end-of-line unit combines the top-loading Case Packer E-4010t with the Palletizer P5010.

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