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Eli Lilly Closing Puerto Rico-Based Facility

October 16, 2014 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly said Thursday that it will close one of its three manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico at the end of 2015. The Indianapolis company said it is closing its Guayama facility because the patents on some of the drugs made there have expired. That means new competition reached the...

Liquid Nicotine Exposures Up Sharply Among Kids

October 14, 2014 3:44 am | by Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press | News | Comments

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children...

GT Advanced Tech Files For Bankruptcy Protection

October 6, 2014 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GT Advanced Technologies, which announced last year that it would supply scratch-resistant...

Baxter Breaks Ground On $300M Expansion

October 1, 2014 5:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baxter International Inc., a company that produces medical equipment, has broken ground on a $...

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DHL Set To Use Drones In Delivery Project, Beating Amazon, Google

September 29, 2014 3:24 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Logistics company DHL is using a drone to fly parcels to a German island, beating Amazon and Google to the punch. DHL, owned by Germany's Deutsche Post, will start delivering medicine and other urgent goods to Juist, a German island in the North Sea...

Dayton Leaders Considering Tax Deal For Medical Device Facility

September 18, 2014 11:36 am | by Cornelius Frolik | News | Comments

The owners of a medical-device manufacturing company plan to build a multimillion-dollar facility in north Dayton, creating at least 50 middle-class jobs within about two years. KBK Eight Properties wants to construct a 75,000-square-foot facility in...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

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Seattle Genetics And Genmab Enter Into Collaboration

September 10, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seattle Genetics, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into an additional antibody-drug conjugate collaboration. Under the new agreement, Genmab will pay an upfront fee of $11 million for exclusive rights to utilize Seattle Genetics’ auristatin-based ADC technology with...

Sirtex Medical Inc. Expands Business Into Brazil

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sirtex Medical Inc., a subsidiary of Sirtex Medical Limited, a leading manufacturer of targeted liver cancer therapies, announced today the expansion of its business in Latin America. Sirtex’s SIR-Spheres ® microspheres are now available to treat inoperable liver tumors in Brazil. The first SIR-Spheres microspheres treatments took place...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Sequencing Cancer Research Panels

September 2, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced ClearSeq AML, the first product in the ClearSeq line of next-generation cancer research panels, which targets 48 selected exons in 20 of the most commonly mutated genes found in acute myeloid leukemia. Designed in collaboration with Dr. Robert Ohgami and Dr. Daniel Arber at the Stanford Department of Pathology, Stanford University, ClearSeq AML provides... 

VA Facility Processes Crab Blood For Med Tests

August 31, 2014 11:33 am | by Connie Morrison - Eastern Shore News - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with commercial crab pots. But nowhere are...

U.S. To Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine Next Week

August 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by ... 

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Medtronic Spends $350M On Another Deal

August 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across ...         

Animal Health Company To Open Plant In St. Joseph

August 21, 2014 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that handles animal medicines plans to open a missive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. will open its $28.7 million plant next Wednesday. It's about the size of four football fields, and eventually will have 150 employees. ...

Defense Grills Plant Manager In Salmonella Trial

August 19, 2014 11:31 am | by Kate Brumback - Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense attorney grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak. Attorney Tom Bondurant on Tuesday questioned Samuel Lightsey, the former manager of a Peanut Corporation of America plant in ...

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

August 19, 2014 11:06 am | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. The prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid ...

Scientists Racing To Test Ebola Vaccines In Humans

August 14, 2014 6:28 pm | by Matthew Perrone - Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, a disease so rare that ...

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Eli Lilly To Close Terre Haute Animal Enzyme Plant

August 14, 2014 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. says it will close its Elanco animal enzyme plant in Terre Haute by early 2016 as part of a consolidation push. Lilly spokesman Ed Sagebiel tells the Tribune-Star the Indianapolis-based company is consolidating all of its ...

Liberian Doctors To Get Experimental Ebola Drug

August 11, 2014 10:28 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The U.S. government confirmed that ...

Spanish Ebola Patient Gets Experimental Drug

August 11, 2014 6:28 am | by By Ciaran Giles - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus. The Health Ministry announced Monday that the ZMapp drug, made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, was...

High Interest In Minnesota Medical Pot Production

August 8, 2014 5:28 pm | by Kyle Potter - Associated Press | News | Comments

Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota' new medical marijuana program? It's not so simple. The state is looking to register just two manufacturers to cultivate the drug for severely ill patients. They'll need to ...      

Surgeon General Who Fought Tobacco Dies At 87

August 6, 2014 9:56 am | by Krysta Fauria, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.               

Biotech Drugmaker Amgen Laying Off At Least 2,400

July 29, 2014 11:27 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that ...             

Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...              

Texas Firm Recalls Compounded Drugs

July 24, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.                     

Head Of Troubled Anthrax Lab Has Resigned

July 24, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Dozens of CDC workers were potentially exposed to anthrax. No one got sick, but an internal investigation found serious safety lapses, including use of an unapproved sterilization technique and use of a potent type of anthrax in an experiment that did not require a live form of the germ.     

Scientists Try To Create Biological Pacemaker

July 17, 2014 7:54 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.        

From Amoebas To Microchips: The Highs And Lows Of Contact Lenses

July 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Amy Lawrence, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

While Google and Novartis are trying to develop a "smart" contact lens, a student in Taiwan has her corneas eaten by an amoeba linked to contact lenses.                         

Patients Want FDA Ban On Fibroid Removal Devices

July 14, 2014 8:02 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.          

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