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Protease inhibitors offering promise as the search for an AIDS vaccine continues

Protease inhibitors offering promise as the search for an AIDS vaccine continues – Special Report Eric Resultan In the war against AIDS, researchers and the medical community scored a victory with the announcement that AIDS deaths declined in the U.S. in the first half of 1996. But while a new class of drugs has raised […]

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Mediscience Technology

Mediscience Technology – receives Japanese patent Mediscience Technology (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) has obtained a Japanese patent for a technique to distinguish normal and benign tissue from cancerous tissue (previously patented in the U.S.). The minimally invasive technique has potential for applications in endoscopic, laparoscopic and stereotactic investigation procedures, according to the company. COPYRIGHT 1997 […]

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Halkey-Roberts Corp

Halkey-Roberts Corp – acquired by Atrion Corp Atrion Corp. (Florence, Alabama) has acquired Halkey-Roberts Corp. (St. Petersburg, Florida) in a $12 million deal. Atrion purchased the manufacturer of medical components from Fenway Partners Inc. (New York). COPYRIGHT 1996 A Thomson Healthcare Company COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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Agreements

Agreements * Aurora Biosciences (San Diego, California) has entered into an agreement with the Parke-Davis Research Division (Ann Arbor, Michigan) of Warner-Lambert to develop an automated master compound storage system for chemical and biological compounds. Warner-Lambert will pay Aurora more than $9 million over the next 15 months. The automated master compound storage system is […]

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Healthdyne Information Enterprises

Healthdyne Information Enterprises – acquires Healthcare Communications Inc Healthdyne Information Enterprises (Marietta, Georgia) has acquired 100% ownership of its Healthcare Communications Inc. unit, paying $6.2 million for the 43% of the company Healthdyne did not previously own. COPYRIGHT 1996 A Thomson Healthcare Company COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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LaserSight

LaserSight – acquisition LaserSight (St. Louis, Missouri) has purchased the International Business Machines (IBM; Armonk, New York) patents relating to use of ultraviolet light for laser vision correction and non-ophthalmic applications. The patents represent claims for the technology in 13 countries, including the U.S. and include the IBM patent license agreements of Summit Technologies and […]

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Vivax

Vivax – acquisition Vivax (Bristol, Connecticut) has agreed to purchase all outstanding stock of Concept Medical and affiliates (Sunrise, Florida) for $2 million, including $500,000 in cash over the next four years, and 333,333 shares of restricted Vivax common stock at $2 per share. Closing was set for Sept. 30, 1997. Concept distributes complex medical […]

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InterVascular

InterVascular – marketing approval InterVascular, a subsidiary of Datascope (Montvale, New Jersey), has received Japanese approval to market its InterGard vascular grafts and patches in that country. InterGard grafts are collagen-coated prostheses used to replace diseased arteries. The products will be distributed by Medico’s Hirate and Getz Brothers organizations. The approval by Japan means that […]

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Monitoring firms strengthen, consolidate positions at AACN

Monitoring firms strengthen, consolidate positions at AACN – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Arthur Gasch ORLANDO, Florida – Those looking for fruitful omens of the future of critical care medicine found them in plentiful supply in the exhibit hall during the annual National Teaching Institute of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN; Aliso Viejo, […]

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Emory gets FDA panel nod for LASIK surgery

Product briefs: Emory gets FDA panel nod for LASIK surgery An FDA advisory committee has recommended approval for the LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) procedure developed by researchers at the Emory Vision Correction Center of Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia). The recommendation by the Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel marks the first time approval has been given […]