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Russian Proton-M Rocket Suffers Booster Failure, Two Satellites Lost
2012-08-08 10:19:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian space agency Roscosmos has been dealt another major blow to its faltering space program after a Monday launch of its Proton-M rocket failed to lift two satellites into orbit. The Telkom 3 satellite, belonging to PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, and a Russian satellite -- Russian Express MD2 -- failed to reach orbit after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday night, due to a malfunction of the Briz-M booster...

2012-06-11 06:24:26

LITTLETON, Mass., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer, announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System. The MEVION S250 is a first-of-its-kind proton therapy system that provides the same precise, non-invasive treatment advantages and capabilities of complex, large, and costly proton therapy systems but with higher patient throughput, a...

2012-06-08 02:23:46

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The fixed beam room, or eyeline, at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute is up and running and radiation oncologist Robert Malyapa, M.D., Ph.D. completed treating the facility's first eye cancer patient this week. Susan Porter, a Jacksonville, Fla. native and Mandarin resident, was treated for a choroidal melanoma. This is a type of cancer that arises from one of the layers of the eye. It is a rare cancer, but it is the most...

2012-04-24 10:25:23

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that multiple Ion Proton(TM) Sequencers have been installed and are now operating at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, (BCM-HGSC) in Houston, Texas. These Ion Proton(TM) Systems were installed at the BCM-HGSC in early April, and will be capable of sequencing a human genome for $1,000 in a single day. Dr. Richard Gibbs, the Director of the BCM-HGSC said:...

2012-04-24 02:30:40

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The massive concrete and steel foundations are complete, and construction is on schedule for a 2014 opening of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy. It will be the first proton therapy center in the region and serve cancer patients primarily from Tennessee and neighboring Southeastern states, including Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Elected officials and community leaders gathered...

2012-03-14 10:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems, a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer, has announced today that it has received CE Marking certification for the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System. This important commercial milestone indicates that Mevion has completed its development in compliance with the European Union's Medical Device Directive. The CE Marking allows the MEVION S250 to be marketed, sold, and installed in the...

2012-01-24 15:47:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has closed a $45 Million investment from ProQuest Investments and its existing investors, including Caxton Heath Life Sciences, Venrock and CHL Medical Partners. Mevion is the manufacturer of the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System. The capital will be used to accelerate the manufacturing and worldwide deployment of the MEVION S250. Proton beam radiation therapy permits more precise dose...

2012-01-10 06:32:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Life Technologies Unveils the Benchtop Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer is designed to decode a human genome in one day for $1,000 When: Tuesday, January 10th thru Friday, January 13th 2012 during exhibitor floor hours Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth #3438 *Representatives from Life Technologies will be on hand for interviews. For a...

2011-12-12 22:30:51

Targeted proton transfer within a molecule For a long time miniaturization has been the magic word in electronics. Dr. Willi Auwaerter and Professor Johannes Barth, together with their team of physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), have now presented a novel molecular switch in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Decisive for the functionality of the switch is the position of a single proton in a porphyrin ring with an inside diameter of less than half a nanometer. The...

2011-10-20 07:45:00

Proton Rocket Carrying New 4G Broadband Satellite Successfully Launched MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Xplornet Communications Inc. is delighted to announce the successful launch of ViaSat-1, North America's first 4G broadband satellite.  The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and will be stationed in geosynchronous orbit at an altitude of 35,786 km. A game-changer in terms of ubiquitous broadband access in Canada, ViaSat-1 will...