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How foreign insects, diseases get into the United States

October 10, 2011 12:42 pm | by Tracie Cone, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation's food supply.

NIH acquires LLNL's bioAMS instrument

October 6, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently received $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to acquire a new biomedical accelerator mass spectrometry (bioAMS) instrument. The instrument will provide faster analysis for medical and other biological research.

Non-compete agreements create ‘career detours’

October 5, 2011 1:55 pm | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Technology firms frequently require workers to sign non-compete agreements, which typically bar their employees from joining rival companies for one to two years. A new study of more than 1,000 engineers, conducted by an MIT professor, shows that these agreements come with a high cost for employees.

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Dow, Argonne National Laboratory collaborate on new battery materials

October 5, 2011 6:36 am | News | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company and Argonne National Laboratory announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.

Planview, Kalypso partner to drive innovation

September 27, 2011 9:50 am | News | Comments

Planview, a portfolio management company, and Kalypso, an innovation consulting firm, are bringing cutting-edge practices in innovation management to product-driven organizations. Planview has integrated Kalypso's Nova, a practical, results-oriented model for driving improved product development performance, into its acclaimed portfolio management (PPM) solution.

Spin overtaking facts in Marcellus Shale debate

September 27, 2011 8:44 am | by Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

For some, Marcellus Shale natural gas represents a economic boon for America. For others, it’s an ongoing ecological disaster. Scientists worry that as advocates on both sides spin every shred of research to fit their own views, they will ignore the bigger picture.

PerkinElmer launches compliance service for regulated laboratories

September 23, 2011 11:54 am | News | Comments

PerkinElmer Inc. announced the addition of its new Universal Operational Qualification (UOQ) offering, as part of its growing suite of compliance services for pharmaceutical, biotech, and other regulated laboratory environments.

Partnership looks to industrialize spider silk production

September 15, 2011 8:42 am | News | Comments

AMSilk and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research have joined forces in the current development of a novel spin process for making high-performance fibers from AMSilk's spider silk proteins.

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Bruker announces agreement to acquire CETR

September 13, 2011 6:29 am | News | Comments

Bruker Corporation announced the signing of a purchase agreement to acquire Center for Tribology Inc. (CETR) for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the third quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.

Ziptronix, Sony sign licensing agreement

September 6, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

Ziptronix Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Sony Corporation for the use of Ziptronix's patents regarding oxide bonding technology for backside illumination imaging sensors.

Louisiana Tech, NASA partner to conduct zero-gravity experiments

September 2, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico this month to conduct zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts.

SwRI, Motoman Robotics sign collaboration agreement

September 2, 2011 3:42 am | News | Comments

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on integrating Motoman Robotics' line of industrial robots with the open-source ROS (Robot Operating System) software.

Dow Kokam, ORNL sign agreement to boost battery performance

August 25, 2011 7:47 am | News | Comments

Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company's capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium ion batteries.

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Cresset, Redx Pharma announce drug discovery collaboration

August 24, 2011 7:50 am | News | Comments

Cresset and Redx Pharma announced that they have signed a major drug discovery collaboration, which gives Redx Pharma access to Cresset's computational chemistry technologies for use on their portfolio of drug discovery programs.

Agilent, Lockheed Martin team on metrology services

August 24, 2011 7:40 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has teamed with Lockheed Martin to provide customers calibration service of their test and measurement equipment in the United States.

GE Healthcare, AB SCIEX expand multi-vendor service support

August 11, 2011 9:41 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare and AB SCIEX announced a collaboration agreement to provide GE Healthcare's Smart Asset Management Services (SAMS) customers throughout North America with the option for full on-site service and maintenance support of AB SCIEX mass spectrometry systems.

EPA, USDA create partnership to improve drinking water systems

August 8, 2011 8:12 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a national partnership to protect Americans' health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. The agreement will send federal resources to support communities that need assistance and promote job training, while addressing the growing workforce shortage in the water industry.

ORNL's LandScan population dataset licensed to EVC

July 29, 2011 5:27 am | News | Comments

UT-Battelle has entered into an exclusive distributorship license with East View Cartographic (EVC) for a population distribution database. The LandScan High Resolution Global Population DataSet, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has already seen success in a number of research, educational, humanitarian, and corporate applications.

Siemens, JEOL partner to develop clinical chemistry platforms

July 28, 2011 8:13 am | News | Comments

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and JEOL have signed a strategic partnership for the design, manufacture, and distribution of advanced clinical chemistry platforms for the global clinical laboratory market, which experienced an estimated 5% growth in 2010 and is expected to climb in the future.

Thermo acquires TREK Diagnostic Systems

July 22, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has acquired TREK Diagnostic Systems, a global provider of microbiology solutions. The addition to VersaTREK platforms to its microbiology portfolio allows Thermo to offer automated systems for blood culture and the detection of mycobacteria for the first time.

Quanterix and Sony to develop smart consumables for life science applications

July 20, 2011 8:26 am | News | Comments

Quanterix Corporation and Sony DADC Austria AG announced that they have entered into a collaboration for the development and manufacture of "smart consumables" for use in the life science and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) markets.

LLNL signs agreement with China to develop clean energy technology

July 19, 2011 9:35 am | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies.

Siemens Healthcare assay cleared by the FDA

July 18, 2011 8:11 am | News | Comments

The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics D-dimer assay for the company's Stratus CS Acute Care Diagnostic System has been cleared by the FDA to exclude pulmonary embolism in conjunction with a non-high clinical pretest probability assessment model in point-of-care.

SensorDynamics acquired by Maxim Integrated Products

July 18, 2011 7:57 am | News | Comments

SensorDynamics, a manufacturer of MEMS and wireless semiconductor products, announced that it was acquired by Maxim Integrated Products, a manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Maxim is paying approximately $130 million plus the assumption of about $34 million in debt to acquire SensorDynamics.

ITT to acquire YSI

July 11, 2011 9:04 am | News | Comments

ITT Corporation and privately held YSI Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ITT to acquire, via merger, YSI, a developer and manufacturer of sensors, instruments, software, and data collection platforms for environmental water monitoring.

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