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Health News Archive - May 21, 2010

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced a definitive agreement with Piramal Healthcare Limited to acquire full ownership of Piramal's Healthcare Solutions business (Domestic Formulations), a leader in the Indian branded generics market, for an up-front payment of $2.12 billion, plus $400 million annually for the next four years, giving Abbott the No.

LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the surgical drapes, gowns and gloves market, Frost & Sullivan presents Ansell Healthcare Europe (Ansell Healthcare) with the "2010 European Surgical Gloves Product Quality Leadership Award" for its Encore® range of surgical gloves.

LAS VEGAS, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.

New alliance to provide easier access to health care coverage and related products and services to nearly 1 million restaurant owners and 13 million restaurant employees WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare are launching the Restaurant Health Care Alliance, offering a suite of products that will help nearly 13 million restaurant employees gain easier access to health care coverage and related products and services.

SAN DIEGO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRNE) today announced that it has received an Advanced Technology Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

MONROVIA, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today reported that it will retire 1.7 million preferred shares through a cash payment to the Canon companies of $6.8 million.

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at Citi Investment Research's 2010 Global Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

BRISBANE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that Steve Porter, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs of InterMune, will present at the 2010 Citi Health Care Conference in New York on May 26 at 3 p.m.

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A new study finds that pregnant women who down six coffee cups' worth of caffeine every day may have smaller babies than those that consume less caffeine.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.